$198 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 7, 2014 Check-out: Aug 8, 2014

The Keating

4 stars
432 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
52 reviews
Nice hotel

I got scared when I saw people's review about its noise problem. I got a PH room and it turnt out... See full review

  • YYYY345
  • May 2, 2014
The Keating

The Keating is a very trendy boutique hotel in the center of the Gaslamp District so the location... See full review

  • Eeeerock
  • Oct 14, 2013
Hip, open-plan hotel in historic Gaslamp Quarter
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.


3 Reasons To Stay:
  • 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

The Keating 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.


Things to do:

  • 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 and fees
  • 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.

Hotel Map

32.7138 -117.1605
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
(SAN)Sand Diego's Lindbergh Field (PAL)Palomar Airport
Area description
The Keating Hotel is located near the Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, the USS Midway, the Cabrillo National Monument, Balboa Park, SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park and Legoland.

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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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.5 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
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.5 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
  • Sea World: 5.3 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
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (52)

Ratings and reviews for The Keating

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 52
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

66% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RMtrav
Business
NJ
Mar 26, 2013

Special exceptions

I stayed for 1 week. I used the hotel for sleeping and a couple hrs work/night in the hotel. It's a very satisfactory experience with some exceptions. The hotel charges about $10/24h for Wifi despite the payment. My room had bare floors, which were cold. The bed was very comfortable. The room is spacious with a "warehouse" and well-decorated contemporary style. Staff was very friendly and cleaning service good. A holiday Sun. night was very noisy outside for several hrs and a Thursday night was somewhat noisy for a couple hrs; it did not bother a heavy sleeper. An additional $3/night "historic tax" was charged to my bill on checkout. The location is excellent for accessing local eateries and the convention center. This hotel is generally as satisfactory as most others except for the exceptions described above.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

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Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rico Carty
Business
San Diego
Feb 14, 2013

Strong Service

Would stay again at this hotel. The service at Keating was strong

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

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mr. elliot
Business
europe
Feb 9, 2013

business hotel,for travellers and couples

nice hotel, which is getting older. some renovation is needed. Internet acess is expencive and did not work. no charge for not working but if you need it and it does not work .........

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

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kkathleen
Business
Omaha, Ne
Jan 21, 2013

odd hotel

The Keating was in a good location especially if you like to go out at night. The rooms were strange. The open shower in particular was odd. No door on the shower. The floors were cement both in the shower and in the room. There was an enormous expresso machine on the sink, with no directions. And because of the machine, very little space for toiletries. I was disappointed that the hotel had no food service whatsoever. This was especially an issue in the morning. The color scheme was bold and interesting. Bed was comfortable. The staff was helpful.

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

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Middleage business
Business
Providence, RI
Oct 22, 2012

Close to San Diego Convention center

Good location, walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center, but depending on your room can be noisy. Modern rooms: showers are open with bathroom incorporated to the room, OK but odd specially if sharing a room. Breakfast was included but did no start unil 8am and was not able to get breakfast since I had to be at meetings at that time. Staff is helpful.

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

Business

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frugal Business Man
Business
Cleveland, OH
Oct 14, 2009

Just what you need.

The Keating is located in the heart of downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, walking distance from the Convention Center, the major hotels, plenty of dining and pubs and nightlife. The design of The Keating is very modern - in fact it was designed by the guys who work for Ferrari. The rooms have exactly what you need: flat screen TV with HD satellite, free wifi, a roomie shower, a warm bed and cookies when you get into bed! It's small and quaint but has a great city vibe to it. Well price as well.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Fleetwood, an otherwise quiet neighborhood pub/sports bar pops off on the weekends

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frugal Business Man
Business
Cleveland, OH
Oct 14, 2009

Just what you need.

The Keating is located in the heart of downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, walking distance from the Convention Center, the major hotels, plenty of dining and pubs and nightlife. The design of The Keating is very modern - in fact it was designed by the guys who work for Ferrari. The rooms have exactly what you need: flat screen TV with HD satellite, free wifi, a roomie shower, a warm bed and cookies when you get into bed! It's small and quaint but has a great city vibe to it. Well price as well.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Fleetwood, an otherwise quiet neighborhood pub/sports bar pops off on the weekends

Review of The Keating

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TheSOLIDAMgroup
Business
Los Angeles
Sep 9, 2009

Exceptional stay

I was fifteen minutes early for my stay and with a guarentee of a room by 4pm, they upgraded me to a Penthouse suite so that i would not have to wait past 4pm. Incredible customer service.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cheese Shop for Bfast or Lunch

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