$184 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 16, 2015 Check-out: Sep 17, 2015

The Keating

4 stars
View map of 432 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
36 reviews
AMAZING!

My wife and I really enjoyed this hotel. We wanted a getaway from our normal orange county, CA... See full review

  • Best Husband Ever.
  • Nov 18, 2014
great spot

perfict location and great hotel, in the heart of gas lamp will recomend See full review

  • eb at gas lamp
  • Aug 18, 2014
The Keating is a small, 35-room hotel in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. Designed by Pininfarina (read: Ferrari and Maserati) and opened in 2007, the hotel prides itself on its unconventionality and caters to people with active lifestyles. Brick + Mortar restaurant within the property offers varieties of mouth-watering cuisine, served in a casual ambiance with nightly live DJ's. The Keating also offers meeting facilities and in-room couple's massage and aromatherapy. The property also offers complimentary entry to PCD Dollhouse.


Rooms
The 35 luxurious 'stanzas' (guest rooms) and suites feature customized furnishings, such as spacious closets, ergonomic chairs, and custom-design beds by Pininfarina. Many aspects of the 1890s building, like mahogany fittings and stainless steel, remain. The loft-style rooms feature no interior walls: the traditional bathroom/bedroom division is replaced by an open floor plan. Resin and concrete floor treatments eliminate the need for carpeting. Expansive ceilings and the building's original exposed brick walls complement the decoration.


Highlights
  • Cutting-edge, Pininfarina-designed boutique hotel in a listed, historic 1890s building

  • Located in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter near San Diego's major attractions and entertainment venues

  • Fine dining, Italian wine collection and exclusive wine tastings from local wineries

Nearby attractions

  • Westfield Horton Plaza (0.1 mi/0.2 km)

  • San Diego Repertory Theater (0.2 mi/0.3 km)

  • San Diego Opera (0.3 mi/0.5 km)

  • Copley Symphony Hall (0.3 mi/0.5 km)

  • Petco Park (0.4 mi/0.7 km)

  • San Diego Convention Center (0.4 mi/0.7 km)

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

  • San Diego City College (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

  • Seaport Village (0.6 mi/0.9 km)

  • Navy Pier (0.7 mi/1.2 km)

Policies
  • Wi-Fi access is available for $9.99/night.
  • Valet parking is available for $35/night; due to the downtown location this is the only parking option offered by the hotel
  • Historical preservation fee of $3/night will be charged directly to all reservation as an incidental charge
  • Pets are welcome; a cleaning fee of $25/night applies
  • PCD Dollhouse entry is included for all guests, with the exception of special events
  • Twin beds are available for deluxe stanza rooms, based on availability. If twin rooms are occupied, queen size air beds are available for $50/night
  • For guests concerned with street noise the property offers interior rooms, which are significantly quieter.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Keating Rooms

Deluxe Stanza
This room offers 1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds upon availability, (all rooms in the hotel can be converted into king beds) and offer a Sinful bedding experience. Other in-room amenities include LavAzza espresso machine, designer bathrobes, vaulted ceilings, 37" HD wall mounted plasma TV, radio/cd player, dvd player, dual line voice over ip phone, and a personalized sip & crave bar. Due to feed back we have received continually from our guests, we have added intimate piracy shears to a number of our stanzas. These curtains separate the warm and wet zones (bed & bath rooms) adding a partition for guests; these are available upon request and based on availability. Please see attached photos of a twin bed deluxe stanza with privacy shear.
Chic
Corner Junior Suite with 1 California King bed and lounging area with large corner window seats offering urban views of the San Diego skyline and world famous Gaslamp Quarter. Other in-room amenities include LavAzza espresso machine, designer bathrobes, vaulted ceilings, 37" HD wall mounted plasma TV, radio/cd player, dvd player, dual line voice over ip phone, and personalized sip & crave bar.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Night club
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible 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: 1.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.5 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: 1.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.3 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.2 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: 4.5 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: 7.4 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
  • Viejas Arena: 2,118.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 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 The Keating

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Marco F.
Couples
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Christmas holiday trip

We've been at Keating for new year's eve. It's a good hotel, but the staff could have been more proactive: we didn't receive any suggestions for events or restaurant for the new year's eve.

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

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Ocean beach, Newport Avenue: South beach bar and grill. Best tacos in town.

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Best Husband Ever.
Couples
Orange County, California
Nov 18, 2014

AMAZING!

My wife and I really enjoyed this hotel. We wanted a getaway from our normal orange county, CA lifestyle. Well, everything was perfect at The Keating! The bathroom was spotless, and is really modern which was nice. The shower was really cool, but make sure you go with someone who you feel extremely comfortable with because it lacks a door and is a rainfall shower so the fixture comes from the ceiling. The bed was absolutely amazing. We stayed in the penthouse and the bed was to die for. My wife continued to call it the cloud because it was SOO comfortable. The first night we were there the window treatment fell off but because the hotel staff was soon nice they refunded us a nice for free!!!!!! It's in the middle of downtown and EVERYTHING is in walking distance. If you come to SD, you MUST stay here. We will be lifetime customers, no doubt.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

everything is near the hotel, and you MUST try re do gado brazilian steakhouse, IT'S AMAZING.

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eb at gas lamp
Couples
anaheim,
Aug 18, 2014

great spot

perfict location and great hotel, in the heart of gas lamp will recomend

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

perfect for couples

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rollercoaster Mike
Single
Orange County
Aug 8, 2014

Quick getaway

I am a repeat customer to this fine hotel. It is situated in a perfect location and has that nostalga feeling

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

Single

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Next door is the best Irish Pub with gret bands.

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
YYYY345
Business
Atlanta, Georgia
May 2, 2014

Nice hotel

I got scared when I saw people's review about its noise problem. I got a PH room and it turnt out to be nice and quiet. Super nice staff! Location of hotel is perfect. Only a little problem was the door card becoming insensitive along time. I will book this hotel next time when I visit SD. Make sure you get a PH room.

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

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eeeerock
Single
Philadelphia, PA
Oct 14, 2013

The Keating

The Keating is a very trendy boutique hotel in the center of the Gaslamp District so the location is great. The staff is extremely courteous. The hotel is within walking distance to the convention center and tons of restaurants, bars, and lounges. There is a one time charge of $14.50 that includes breakfast in the morning and wifi which is not included in the actual price but well worth it.

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

Single

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Stingaree and Bang Bang are fun clubs in the area. Float and 207 in the Hard Rock are probably better during the summer months.

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jena B
Business
Orange County CA
Sep 13, 2013

Underwhelmed.

From the pictures the hotel looks hip and modern with a lot of character. Upon ariving at the hotel I was disappointed. Besides the location and being in the middle of the Gas Lamp District, the hotel doesn't have much to offer except old rooms that have tried to be designed with a bit of flare but missed the mark. Parking was difficult and expensive so although the room was a decent price, once you add the hotel fees and parking charges, it's not worth the value. I was disapointed and will not be staying here again.

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

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Pistoff
Couples
Huntington Beach
Jun 28, 2013

Horrible hotel experience

If anyone really wants to leave San Diego well rested, and knowing you've stayed at a Great Place, then The Keating is NOT It! Not even a sleeping pill helped us get any rest at this hotel. What a horrible experience....NEVER going there again! It was like being in the Twilight Zone! Weird!!!!

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

Couples

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SimoneJay
Couples
Newport Beach
Jun 6, 2013

Great Location

Awesome location even though the parking sucks. Its 30 dollars to park. Very modern hotel.

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

Couples

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J Chicago
Single
Chicago
Mar 26, 2013

Live like a rock star at the Keating

The rooms here are absolutely fabulous and perfect for a sexy weekend getaway! In room amenities are amazing from the Jacuzzi, rain shower, awesome stereo system, the espresso machine, and the super-comfortable bed! Only drawback I could see some complain about is there is noise from the bars on street level below that can be heard at night, so if you want absolute silence at night this is not your place; but I didnt notice it with the sound system and TV in the room

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Just walk within a few blocks and Gaslamp is full of awesome well known and under the radar restaurants. Also there is a Kona coffee shop on Market and Front street <- waaaay better than starbucks!

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