Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel
421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
The W Hotel in downtown San Diego was transferred to Marriott ownership late 2015, rebranding as Renaissance San Diego. The luxurious, contemporary property has 257 guest rooms (and one suite) on 19 floors, and is known for its colorful, stylish decor and top class customer service. Two dining outlets are the Rooftop Bar, open for lunch & dinner, and the upscale Kelvin Restaurant, featuring world cuisine with Californian influences. 16,000 sq ft of meeting space caters for events of up to 200 guests. The hotel has a central location along B Street, between Columbia and State streets, two blocks from the Santa Fe station on the light rail network. Guests are half a mile from Westfield Horton Plaza and Broadway Pier.
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
950 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Located two blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter on the corner of 9th Avenue and Island Avenue, the trendy Hotel Indigo makes an ideal base from which to explore this most vibrant area of downtown San Diego. The recently built hotel (open summer 2009) features stylish decor, high quality furnishings, attentive customer service and very comfortable rooms - 210 of them, on 12 floors, so many have far reaching views across the city and San Diego Bay. Special amenities include a reflective pool and fire pits on the 9th floor terrace, an open air streetside bar/bistro, and a floor to ceiling water wall in the lobby. Pets are welcome, for no extra fee. Also available are a fitness center, business center and meeting/event space.
Marriott San Diego Hotel & Marina
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
With a privileged location right on the edge of San Diego Bay overlooking the marina, and a spectacular design featuring twin semi-circular 25 story towers, the Marriott Marina San Diego is one of the most distinctive hotels in the city. It is also the largest, containing 1,362 luxurious rooms & suites - amongst the top ten biggest Marriott hotels in the USA. The property sits between Harbor Drive and the waterfront; adjacent to both the Convention Center and Seaport Village, a few blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter and 3 miles from San Diego International Airport (no shuttle service, however). Highlights of the Marriott include two concierge levels, four dining outlets, 60 meeting rooms (maximum seating capacity 4,000), a huge pool/garden complex, several shops, and the marina - a center for water sports and boat rentals.
Marriott San Diego Gaslamp District
660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
The smaller of two luxury Marriott hotels in downtown San Diego is situated just a few blocks east of its larger sister property, along K St between 5th and 6th Avenues - adjacent to PETCO Park and right at the edge of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel rises 22 stories above the busy city streets, so most of the 306 rooms and suites have wonderful views across San Diego and the Bay. There are several restaurants on site, most spectacular being ALTITUDE Sky Lounge on the 22nd floor, open for dinner and cocktails. Meetings and events are catered for by ten rooms totaling 8,375 sq ft of space. The hotel also has a concierge level, business center, gift shop and fitness center, though no pool. Like most city center hotels, the Marriott has valet-only parking.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Hilton San Diego Bayfront is one of several large hotels right on San Diego Bay, bordered by an industrial area to the east and San Diego Convention Center to the west, with Embarcadero Marina just beyond and PETCO Park a little way north. The building rises 30 stories above the surroundings and all the guest rooms have fantastic views over the city and the ocean. Amenities include four dining outlets: Bay Breeze Cafe, Fox Sports Grill, Odysea (a waterfront bar), and Vela, the signature restaurant. Meeting/event facilities are some of the best in the city, with a total of 165,000 sq ft of space including the largest open plan ballroom in San Diego.
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
The full service Hilton hotel sits at the south end of the Gaslamp Quarter, between 4th and 5th avenues, and so close to numerous bars, restaurants and entertainment centers, though most guest rooms have views west, across open ground of the promenade and the railway lines, towards the Convention Center and Embarcadero Marina. Exterior facilities are a rooftop pool and a 10,000 sq ft terrace, while inside are a fitness center, meeting space and the New Leaf Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day room service. The adjacent bar serves drinks and snacks, either in a fireplace lounge or outside on the terrace. Accommodations include a selection of residential-style loft suites.
Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center
453 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
The Courtyard is a rare example of a newly constructed hotel in downtown San Diego, open late 2015, occupying a formerly vacant lot on the east side of 6th Avenue, adjacent to the southern end of the Gaslamp Quarter and four blocks from the Convention Center. PETCO Park is also just a short walk away, as are many shops, bars and restaurants. The building has 90 guest rooms over 12 floors, plus a restaurant (open for breakfast & dinner), a rooftop bar (The Nolen), a fire pit and a fitness center. Some of the upper floor rooms have fine views west towards San Diego Bay.
DoubleTree Hotel San Diego Downtown
1646 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
DoubleTree Hotel San Diego takes up one block on the north edge of downtown, beside the 1st Avenue exit of Interstate 5; half a mile from the waterfront and 2 miles from Balboa Park. A free shuttle is provided to the international airport, 2 miles west. The onsite restaurant is the California-style Ariana, open all day and providing room service until 11 pm. Most accommodations have a private balcony, giving fine views south over the city or north across the interstate towards more residential neighborhoods. There are also a number of suites, some on two levels. Leisure facilities at the hotel are a fitness center and a small outdoor rooftop pool/hot tub, on the sunny south side.
Courtyard San Diego Downtown
530 Broadway Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Occupying an elegant, 1920s building (formerly the San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, and retaining many of the original fixtures), the full service Courtyard San Diego Downtown is one of the more distinctive hotels in the city, and has a very central location on the corner of Broadway and 6th Avenue, right at the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter and two blocks from Horton Plaza. It is also a large hotel, containing 245 rooms and suites on 15 floors, a restaurant/bar (Lincoln's - open for breakfast & dinner), 24 hour food market, modern fitness center, and 4,500 sq ft of meeting space. One of the event rooms is in the original bank vault, surely one of the most unusual locations to hold a business meeting.
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Harbor Drive
900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101
The third Residence Inn hotel serving downtown San Diego opens early 2016, and it has a spectacular location on the west side of the Pacific Highway, just 300 feet from the edge of San Diego Bay and the pier at the end of Broadway. There are 147 suites available (two bedroom, one bedroom, studio; all have a fully equipped kitchen), the majority providing fine views out towards the bay. Wi-fi and daily hot breakfast are complimentary. A convenience store is open 24 hours a day for drinks, snacks and sundries, and there are several other retail outlets on the premises, shared with the adjoining SpringHill Suites. The hotel also has a pool, bbq facilities and meeting space.
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Towards the northwest edge of downtown San Diego along Pacific Highway (one mile from the Gaslamp Quarter), the Residence Inn is one of the best places in the city for long stay accommodation, containing 121 spacious, modern suites in a handsome 4 floor building just one block from the waterfront; some of the rooms have views over San Diego Bay. A complimentary shuttle is provided to the nearest bus station and to the international airport, which is just 1.8 miles away. The suites have a full kitchen, a separate living area, extra sofa bed, and either one or two bedrooms, while the other main amenities at the hotel are free hot breakfast, free evening reception (Mon-Thu), guest laundry, fitness center, hot tub and outdoor heated pool.
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
356 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Near the south side of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the Residence Inn by Marriott is an upscale, all-suite/long stay hotel that combines modern amenities with traditional, Victorian-influenced design. Free hot breakfast is served each morning, while other food is available at the on-site Bar Vie, open for dinner & evening drinks; for more choice there are upwards of 100 restaurants within walking distance. Other sites within a few blocks include PETCO park, San Diego Conference Center, Children's Park and the Promenade. For leisure the Residence Inn offers a rooftop pool and a well-equipped fitness center. Meetings facilities comprise three rooms, 1,334 sq ft of space, maximum capacity 140.
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay-Downtown
601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
The Embassy Suites is one of San Diego's bayfront hotels, situated at the corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway, a short distance from the Seaport Village station on the green line of the light rail system. Guests are also an easy walk from such locations as Tuna Harbor Park, Embarcadero Marina, San Diego Convention Center, plus the shops and restaurants of Seaport Village. Like most hotels of this brand, the 12 story building is centered on a tropical, floor-to-ceiling atrium lobby, with plants, koi pools and quiet seating areas. Hot breakfast and evening receptions are provided free of charge. All accommodations are two room suites, complete with a sofa bed, refrigerator, microwave and wet bar. The Monterery Ballroom can cater for events of up to 200 people.
Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown
1531 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
The County Center/Little Italy station of the light rail system (green line) is right beside Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown, enabling easy travel north and south. The hotel faces the Pacific Highway, one block from the waterfront, behind San Diego County Administration Center. The 177 rooms and suites are in two blocks, separated by a courtyard garden at the rear and a rooftop outdoor pool at the front. Good quality free hot breakfast is provided each morning and for other meals the greatest number of restaurants nearby are three blocks east along India Street. Other features are a fitness center, business center and 1,100 sq ft of event space.
Springhill Suites San Diego Downtown/Harbor Drive
900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101
The Springhill Suites occupies half of a striking, modern building at the western end of Broadway, between Harbor Drive and the Pacific Highway, shared with another Marriott all-suite/extended stay property, the Residence Inn; both open early 2016. Sites within a few blocks include Waterfront Park, Museum of Contemporary Art, Convention Center, USS Midway, USS Dolphin and many other harborside attractions. The accommodations - all studio suites, feature separate living/sleeping areas, luxurious bedding, a microwave and refrigerator, and some have bay views. Breakfast is complimentary and there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, towards the city center.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
On the corner of Ash Street and 7th Avenue towards the northeast edge of San Diego's downtown area, the Holiday Inn Express is a very well regarded hotel on account of its convenient location, good facilities, clean rooms, and reasonable rates. Sites within a mile include the bayfront promenade, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter and Balboa Park; for those not walking there is a trolley stop two blocks west. The hotel has 136 rooms, on just 3 floors though as it is built on a hill many of the rooms have views across town towards the bay. Features include a rooftop swimming pool, beauty salon, complimentary airport/train station shuttle, and free continental breakfast.
Best Western Plus Bayside Inn
555 W Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3414
Near the very center of downtown San Diego, Best Western Bayside Inn is a compact 14 floor building of 122 rooms, many with a private balcony affording views over the bay (just 4 blocks west), the city, and east towards Balboa Park, home of San Diego Zoo. This is not the most luxurious hotel in town but service and amenities are perfectly adequate, with free continental breakfast, a restaurant on site, a smallish outdoor pool and a free shuttle to/from the airport. The hotel is located on the corner of Ash and Columbia streets, a 0.6 mile walk from the many restaurants, shops and bars of the Gaslamp Quarter.
Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn
840 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-4613
In contrast to the large, concrete facades of most other hotels in downtown San Diego, the Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn accommodates guests a charming, two floor, Spanish style lodge lined by palm trees and decorated with many flowers. The inn is small, with just 31 rooms, and is dwarfed by many of the surrounding skyscraper buildings, but it offers clean, comfortable, homely accommodation with attentive service and rather lower rates than the bigger places with more facilities. Complimentary full breakfast is served and there are plenty of restaurants within a few blocks. The hotel is located along A Street, on the corner of 8th Avenue - a mile or less from most of the major sites in San Diego downtown.
Comfort Inn San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center
660 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101
The Comfort Inn hotel in downtown San Diego occupies a square, 4 story building of 114 small to medium sized rooms all with microwave & refrigerator, and it provides some of the closest lodging to the Gaslamp Quarter, which begins just one block west. Horton Plaza, Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center are all less than half a mile away. Free continental breakfast is served and there are dozens of restaurants close by. A complimentary airport shuttle is also available.
Ramada San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center
830 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Ramada San Diego rises ten storeys above 6th Avenue, right in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter - a historic brick building with the traditional fire escape ladders down one corner, also home to a lounge/bar, restaurant, fitness center, business center and meetings facilities. Westfield Horton Plaza is 2 blocks west, and the convention center half a mile south. Complimentary amenities are wi-fi, tea/coffee and a shuttle to the international airport (3.5 miles away), though not breakfast. Rooms are available with a microwave and refrigerator.
Travelodge San Diego Downtown Convention Center
1801 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
The Travelodge has a southeasterly location in San Diego, beside I-5 a short distance from the intersection with Hwy 75 to Coronado Island. The access road (Logan Avenue) is relatively quiet, mostly lined with private residences, plus a few restaurants and shops. The motel is small, with 42 rooms on three exterior corridor floors, offering views over the smallish parking area, in which are planted several mature palm trees, taller then the building. Breakfast (continental) and wi-fi are complimentary.
Days Inn San Diego Airport Convention Center-Harbor View
1919 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Days Inn San Diego Airport has the traditional exterior corridor design, albeit with three stories rather than the usual two. Rooms look out across the parking lot and outdoor pool towards San Diego Bay, one block west - the motel is situated along Pacific Highway about half way (2 miles) between the international airport and the Gaslamp Quarter/Convention Center. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance, including those of Little Italy to the east. Accommodations feature a microwave and refrigerator, while the motel offers a business center, free airport transportation, free wi-fi and free continental breakfast.
Days Inn San Diego/Downtown-Convention Center
833 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101
The Days Inn provides some of the closest accommodation to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo - on the east side of downtown, right by the south end of the Cabrillo Freeway (Hwy 163). The motel's rooms are on four floors, rather fewer than most of the surrounding buildings, along two sides of the small parking lot. All have a microwave and refrigerator; some feature a balcony. A daily charge is levied for parking, like most city center hotels. The usual complimentary amenities of internet access and continental breakfast are available.
Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
1546 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Motel 6 San Diego is contained within a sturdy, stone-clad building of 205 guest rooms, four storys and interior corridors, situated on the north side of the downtown area between 1st and 2nd avenues, Beech and Cedar streets. Interstate 5 runs past one block north. Accommodations are modern in appearance, brightly decorated in orange and white. The limited amenities comprise wi-fi, coin-operated laundry and wi-fi. There are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity; the best selection is four or more blocks south.