$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 6, 2015 Check-out: Jul 8, 2015

Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
View map of 830 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
238 reviews
Half Marathon Trip.

Excellent for weekend get over. Rooms are neat. Wifi is awesome. I will recommend for future... See full review

  • Dharma P.
  • Apr 6, 2015
Business

Conference hotel booked tight so I took a room here which was very adequate as I was travelling... See full review

  • Clarence M.
  • Jan 27, 2015
Opened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, the ten-story Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center has been renovated to incorporate modern conveniences into one of the most historic structures in San Diego. Rooms are spacious and modern. The top-floor, 1,300-square-foot presidential suite offers breathtaking views of the entire city. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Brian's 24, the on-site restaurant, serves classic American fare in a lounge-like atmosphere with a killer bar. As the name suggests, it's open 24 hours a day.
Rooms

Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp features 95 rooms, including 4 suites. All rooms come standard with flat-screen TV, coffee-maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryers and in-room safe. Most rooms feature spacious work desk and many rooms also have ocean views and whirlpool tubs. Suites boast a wet bar, mini bar and efficiency kitchenette. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

Property features

History is alive and well at the Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp. The circa-1913 building opened as San Diego's first luxury high-rise hotel. The property became a Ramada in 1996 and underwent its most recent series of renovations in 2008.

All guests have complimentary access to a nearby fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

Brian's 24, the on-site restaurant, serves American classics 24 hours a day. The eatery's mahogany bar has a history all its own, serving the likes of actress Joan Crawford and friends.

Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Walk to many of San Diego's most exciting neighborhoods
  • Historic building dates back to 1913
  • 24-hour on-site restaurant

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Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center Rooms

Standard Queen
1 Queen Bed Non Smoking
Standard Queen
2 Queen Beds Non Smoking

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.5 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.6 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 5.1 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.4 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 6.1 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.2 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8.1 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.3 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.2 mi
  • Legoland: 30.1 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.3 mi

Dining

Brian's 24 / Casual Comfort Food
This lobby level restaurant with street views, copper-clad open kitchen, and antique mahogany bar is open 24 hours every day. Contemporary Restaurant with Full Bar. Home style comfort food prepared with the freshest ingredients and innovative recipes makes it a favorite for meeting friends and associates or enjoying a quiet dinner together. As you enjoy our hotcakes, sandwiches, pastas, desserts or your favorite cocktail on the "Joan Crawford Bar" in our restaurant, be sure to look for the high heel holes where the movie star danced the night away on this historic bar in her home in Italy. Hours of operation: 24 hours, 365 days a year. 24 hour room service available. Free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
238 out of 238
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Esmeralda Driver
Business
Waterford
May 28, 2015

Stay someplace else!

Do not stay at this hotel! It’s not the worst hotel I’ve ever been to, but it is extremely outdated and incompetent. I should mention that this was not a cheap hotel. It was over $185 a night for an extremely old hotel and room. Don’t let the name fool you, the Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center. The last convention held there would have been the Royal Order of Water Buffalos with Fred Flintstone and the Grand Pooba. Considering the prime location, I suspect the vast majority of old hotels still standing have been transformed themselves into boutique accommodations. In other words, to compensate for the small rooms they make great updates and provide exceptional service. The Ramada is quite the opposite. The elevator is from 1913, literally over 100 years old. It has two doors. One you have to manually pull open, and the second a second cage that you roll open. Both doors are super hard to open and close immediately. Thus it’s really hard to get your luggage in while the doors are slamming shut on you. One night I was stuck in this elevator for an hour and 15 minutes. I called the front desk, and she said she would send someone to get me. 45 minutes later I called again, and she said someone was working on it. 30 minutes later, I called a third time and she tried telling me the elevators were working. I asked how that could that be possible when I had been sitting on the floor for 75 minutes? I threatened to call 911. Finally some maintenance guy went to “reset” the elevator and low and behold, it finally worked and brought me to the lobby. I went to express my distress to the front desk. The woman told me that the guests told her the elevator was working. In other words, she relied on the report of guests instead of automatically sending the maintenance guy to check on me. With the alarm ringing off and on for over an hour and three phone calls from me, she was oblivious to the fact that I was indeed stuck in the elevator. When I checked in, I asked how long it takes to get a car out from the valet and was told 10 minutes. So as I prepared to go to a concert, I called for my car 15 minutes ahead of when I needed to leave. Well it took them another half hour to get my car, causing me to entirely miss the warm-up band. While I waited in the lobby they apologized telling me they were sorry, but they were just really busy. The hotel was really full, since the Rolling Stones were playing the following night. They knew well in advance that the hotel was going to have full capacity for the weekend. Any competent management would have had adequate staff to manage the hotel’s functions. On my last night there, I went to bed at 11pm so I could get up for my morning flight. The people next door were talking loud, and the walls are paper-thin. They woke me up three times, when I finally called the desk to complain at 3:45am. When you check in they make you initial a list of undesirable characteristics, acknowledging those things. One of them is that the hotel is in the entertainment district and quite noisy day and night. The outside street noise was not as annoying as listening to the people in the room next door. I could literally make out their conversations. In an updated hotel, this would not be an issue. Everyone at the desk was really friendly. However, they couldn’t do much when they are short staffed. Additionally, a few of them are not competent enough to complete their job tasks. I suggest you stay away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roberto G.
Business
N/A
Apr 29, 2015

So so

Small rooms, one window, very slow internet, no restaurant, horrible elevators.

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

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Kendra H.
Business
N/A
Apr 17, 2015

Cheap and nasty

if you think this might be a good deal- think again, it isn't. Awful decor, stuffy rooms, grumpy staff. Wifi will not work in the rooms. Outside noise is amplified down the hall ways, elevator doors slam all night long. If you just want a room to hang your bags go for it, if you plan on sleeping ever go elsewhere

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dharma P.
Business
cumming
Apr 6, 2015

Half Marathon Trip.

Excellent for weekend get over. Rooms are neat. Wifi is awesome. I will recommend for future staying for any body.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bruce B.
Business
Fontana
Mar 26, 2015

Small room but a good value

It was a small room and an old place but it was very clean and everything worked well. If all you need is a shower and a bed it was a great value. Much cheaper than most all the other hotels in the immediate area.

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

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BeBe86
Business
san marcos
Mar 3, 2015

Uncomfortable staff experience

The location is right in the heart of Gaslamp so everywhere we wanted to go was a short walk away, which we loved. The room is small, but that's something we've experienced at a few other hotels in the area that cost more. The only thing I would say wasn't good at all was the staff did not seem to get along with each other. Two people at the front desk were arguing a lot and right in front of guests. When it was obvious they were disturbing people in the lobby they went to the office, but they some out still arguing after a couple minutes of leaving the front desk completely unmanned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Richard S.
Business
Arlington Heights
Feb 11, 2015

San Diego Trip

Hotel elevator broke down and we had to take stairs. Terrible experience for the week. It was nice being next to Brian's 24, which is a great breakfast place. However, the hotel rooms were so small that the mice were hunchbacks...

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

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dr. Speech
Business
Edmonds
Feb 9, 2015

Attending a conference at the Convention Center

This is a "vintage" ( old) hotel with a vintage elevator that would be nice for a museum, but getting luggage through the elevator doors was not easy. The room was very small with just enough space for the bed, a desk, and a chair. The chair's upholstery was stained. What looked to be a window was just an opening in front of a brick wall. The other window was no real window either, it held the AC within a thin plastic sheet. Behind that montage was an inner courtyard with machine noise from below around the clock. Ear plugs are a must if you need a quiet place to sleep. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was convenient for attending a conference at the Convention Center. You can get your car parked via valet service this part of town is very busy and crowded and parking spaces are hard to find.

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

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Clarence M.
Business
N/A
Jan 27, 2015

Business

Conference hotel booked tight so I took a room here which was very adequate as I was travelling alone. Unique older hotel but very well managed and maintained. Gives you a real flavor of the Gaslamp Quarters. 24 hour restaurant next door. lots of activty nearby. Good access to both trolly and bus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Use the bus and trolly with unlimited pass for super savings. 992 Bus goes to airport so no need for a cab.

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kari H.
Business
N/A
Jan 20, 2015

Business Trip

Great staff...very small room. Seemed clean enough. It was a little loud, especially on Friday and Saturday night, but it's in the middle of a party zone...they provide ear plugs however! I just turned the AC on. Appreciated the free shuttle to the airport!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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