$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Cabrillo Garden Inn

3 stars
840 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-4613
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
22 reviews
Gaslamp district vacation

For the price this hotel was nice, clean, staff was very friendly and close" walking distance 15... See full review

  • ANGELRED75
  • Apr 19, 2014
Great location

I went down to SD for a show at the globe and just wanted a cheap room for the night so I didn't... See full review

  • ozzydesigns
  • Aug 9, 2014
Centrally located in downtown San Diego, adjacent to Symphony Hall, just minutes away from Gaslamp Quarter, the downtown San Diego business district and famous Horton Plaza shopping mall, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Cabrillo Garden Inn is perfect for families, couples and business travelers alike. Stay at this charming San Diego hotel and you'll be in the heart of a thriving, exciting and fun city. Explore downtown San Diego by indulging in decadent restaurants at the nearby Gaslamp District, shopping at Horton Plaza shopping mall and Seaport Village, catching a game at PETCO Park, seeing a concert at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall or attending a conference at the San Diego Convention center - home of the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con and Fancy Food Show®. And with convenient access to Southern California's 163 Freeway and other nearby freeways, BEST WESTERN PLUS Cabrillo Garden Inn guests can enjoy attractions, like SeaWorld®, the San Diego Zoo®, Balboa Park, famous Old Town San Diego and local beaches. After exploring everything that surrounds this boutique downtown San Diego hotel, unwind in spacious, well-appointed accommodations - each of which comes complete with cable television and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Other amenities at this 100% non-smoking San Diego downtown hotel include a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and self-parking - based on availability - for just a $15 overnight fee (oversized vehicle and trailer parking is not available). Guests staying at this hotel in downtown San Diego for business reasons will also appreciate on-site limited business services and a close proximity to the San Diego Convention Center, USS Midway Carrier, Cruise Terminal, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, downtown San Diego business district and more. Book a stay today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Cabrillo Garden Inn - a world-class downtown San Diego hotel that offers all the comforts of home and an unbeatable location!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Cabrillo Garden Inn Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,DELUXE FURNISHINGS,REFRIGERATOR,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,DELUXE FURNISHINGS,REFRIGERATOR,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,ROLL SHWR,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,BATHTUB,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Live entertainment
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.8 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.9 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.9 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.1 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.1 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.8 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.9 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.9 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.1 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.1 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.1 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.4 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.4 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.1 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 5.1 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.9 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.4 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.3 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.8 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 27.8 mi
  • Legoland: 29.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118 mi

Dining

Croce's Restaurant & Bar
0.6 mile(s) from Croce's Restaurant & Bar, 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Twiggs Restaurant
0.3 mile(s) from Twiggs Restaurant, 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Bandar
0.6 mile(s) from Bandar, Persian cuisine, 12:00 Noon to 11:00 p.m.
Bella Luna
0.6 mile(s) from Bella Luna, Italian, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
La Gran Tapa
0.3 mile(s) from La Gran Tapa, Spanish cuisine, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Panda Restaurant
0.5 mile(s) from Panda Restaurant, Chinese, 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Chive
0.7 mile(s) from Chive, Continental, 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Cabrillo Garden Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Markjb27
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 19, 2013

Basic hotel/motel, great locaiton

No frills upscaled motel located in DT SD. Decent value ($144), but book early, prices go up quick. Rooms are a little small, and sink was dirty upon check-in. Also, $10 per night parking not advertised in price. Overall, fair value. I would recommend to a friend looking for a cheaper price, but there might be better overall values even if you pay a little more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sandy jh
Business
arizona
Mar 26, 2012

Super cute and clean for the gardening fan

Booked my room based on several factors. I was looking for a hotel in Dontown San Diego that had parking, breakfast and in room amenities like fridge, etc. Thought the pictues posted online looked cozy and added a homey feel to the property. All my needs were met. Hotel parking was only $10/day--way better than the $20-40 other, larger hotels were charging. Free Continental breakfast was mostly ready at 6am--great becasue I was in SD for a race and wanted to get some food in me before I went to the start line. Most hotels have breakfast at 7am, so pleased to find out I could take advantage of the food. Staff were friendly at check-in and saw them sweeping the courtyard/parking lot to keep it immaculate. Room was what you would expect for a Best Western of that age and size, but my friend and I had plenty of room. The room looked recently refurbished with clean carpet and newish bedding and the (small) bathroom had new tile, fixtures, glass shower and rainfall showerhead and good water pressure. Location is just north of the GasLamp district, so you get a great short walk to restaurants/nightlife without having to be disturbed by traffic and revelers in the wee hours of the morning. Best surprise feature was all the plants in pots and planters around the courtyard. My friend, a gardener, was speechless at the size, variety and colorfulness of all the plants. If you have ever stayed in a hotel with dead palms or bushes in the planters and felt depressed because of it,you will certainly appreciate all the flowers and succulents around the offices and rooms. Also a small viewing deck on top of the roof with more plants for meditation and quiet time. Would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are traveling with tween or teenage girls or just like fun jewelry, visit the So Good jewelry store on 6th Ave in the GasLamp. Store is bursting with fun, shiny, inexpensive jewelry (much on sale at 30-50% off) and the walls are covered in pink polka dot taffeta. Would be a great place to buy bridal party gifts or fun souvenirs other than mugs, t-shirts and othe SD branded items.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling MD
Business
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dec 15, 2011

Could be better and/or cheaper

Staff were friendly and very helpful and always available. Location is good - easy walk to downtown and Convention Centre. Quiet. Breakfast good self serve - adequate though room a bit crowded at times. the room is spacious except for the bathroom which is small with NO counter space. Clean and well cared for. Overall my only complaint is that this hotel is overpriced for what it offers. At 30% less - I would heartily recommend it for the cost conscious traveler who still wants basic comfort and good service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

6th street bistro on 6th avenue and B street - very good basic food, very good service at good prices - the place for the cost conscious traveller who still wants a good meal.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cali Girl 51
Business
Claremont, Ca
Aug 8, 2011

Small, but friendly

The rooms are quite "cozy" (a wee bit tight & small, especially the bathrooms), however the staff is quite friendly and accomodating. We were surprised to find no fan in the tiny bathroom, as the opening of the equally tiny window was not terribly efficient in clearing out the dampness of the shower. The room was clean, if compact. The walls were the traditionally non-soundproof type. The complimentary breakfast was unexpected hearty & replete with enough choices to please most any tastes.The grounds and roof garden are pleasant respites of green in the midst of a cityscape- a succulent lovers haven!The small fridge was nice to have, and the small market across the street made for a handy(if overpriced) snack/wine/essentials run.Parking was $10/day, which compared to other locations is low, but really--there should be no charge to guests for parking in the Inn lot--perhaps it would seem friendlier to add a couple dollars to the room price, and not charge separate for prkng.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Many attractions & good dining are close by car,just keep all the one-way streets in mind when planning routes. Parking is as difficult as anywhere, so keep change for the meters in the public lots as they have not seemed to progress to the central pay station where you can use a credit or prepaid card.You could get caught unaware and miss some fun. There are lots of lots which will validate witha purchase as well, and meters don't always need to be fed in the evening, but there are no signs to let the uninitiated traveler know that.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
May 10, 2011

A nice, clean hotel

The hotel was very clean, has an interesting vibe (tons of trees and palnts, almost felt tropical) and was well located. Breakfast for the money was quite nice. Basically a motel in the heart of San Diego. Parking was charged at $10, yet not revealed in the upfront ([...] hotel description).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are some really decent restaurants in the gaslight district - just be leary that walking home you may encounter people strung out or really loud and drunk. Good to walk from the hotel for dinner and take a cab back

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
aliso viejo ca
May 1, 2011

Very Pleased

Very cute hotel, clean and had excellent service. Even had a little issue during stay and they took care of and couldn't have made us happier. When we arrived Tye gentleman working was awesome, made us feel very welcomed and mapped out the places we wanted to check out. Perfect walking distance from gaslamp was quick and ride home in cab was $6! I would love to stay again and would recommend to anyone!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Free breakfast here and only $10 overnight parking not too shabby....

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dmonkey
Business
Long beach, Ca.
Mar 3, 2011

Good location, good price...

Nice clean room and great location. Walking distance to many great bars and eaterys. Be prepared to pay extra for parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bakersfield, Ca
Dec 21, 2010

Nice & cozy, great location.

It was a nice and small place with beautiful grounds. My daughter came back from her ships deployment and wanted to stay in the city for a little getaway not far from her base. There was lots to do as far as sightseeing and it felt good to know that we weren't to far away. Although I am not use to paying for parking but it was good to walk through the town since we don't have that kind of experience in our hometown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

If you love to walk this would be a great location. Since you would have to pay for parking. The trolley station is just a few blocks or you can take a short taxi drive to the pier for some sea food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Binba
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 30, 2010

A trustworthy option

Me and my girlfriend were in for just one night - there are fancier hotels than the Cabrillo, but it's simply a solid choice. Truly courteous staff, clean & tidy, and a walk from all the bars. Only thing was, the TV reception went on and off. Turns out the antenna cable just wasn't tight. Keep in mind the Gaslamp has a bit of a college town vibe. If you're looking for something more.. sophisticated/upscale, look at other areas in San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Don't bother going outside the bar area (between Broadway and F, 4th and 6th) - there isn't really anything else there. Except... The Mission on F and 13th for the best brunch!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orange County, CA
Oct 25, 2010

Simple

We were doing touristy things while in town. The location of the hotel we convenient, but the parking was very narrow and minimal. The room was fine. The breakfast was minimal and not that great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Many options within walking distance in comfortable shoes.

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