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W San Diego

4 stars
421 West B. Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
180 reviews
Great!

wasnt what i expected since I live in LA and the W here is so much more fancy. But besides that i... See full review

  • CynnJc
  • Jul 25, 2013
Wow

The W is for Wow. I couldn't have had a better experience. From being allowed to check in at 10am... See full review

  • MD1234
  • Apr 22, 2013
Chic hotel with spa and open-air lounge near Gaslamp Quarter
The swanky W San Diego sits on the doorstep of the Gaslamp Quarter, one of the most happening neighborhoods in all of San Diego.  The property features many of the same amenities found at other W hotels. The spa, AWAY, offers treatments designed to detoxify and release tension. The pool, WET, is surrounded by comfortable chaise lounges. The hotel also features Rice, a restaurant featuring contemporary cuisine and Beach, a tropical-themed, open-air lounge. The W San Diego rooftop bar is now open to the public and Kelvin restaurant is opening on May 14th.
Highlights
  • Conveniently located near Gaslamp Quarter
  • Enjoy detoxifying treatments at AWAY, the on-site spa
  • Party outdoors at Beach, an open-air lounge
  • Rooftop bar
  • Kelvin restaurant opens on May 14th
Rooms

The W San Diego offers 258 rooms, including 13 suites that vary in size and configuration. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, Bliss bath amenities, oversized desk and ironing board. Larger rooms and suites incorporate deep soaking tubs. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available in all rooms (fees apply). Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Features

The W San Diego prides itself on a number of eco-friendly practices, such as recycling, occupancy-sensor driven HVAC systems and high-efficiency lighting.

On property, all guests receive complimentary access to SWEAT, the on-site fitness center and WET, the heated outdoor pool with a view of San Diego Bay. Guests also can receive treatments at AWAY, the on-site day spa (fees apply). Guests may opt to be chauffeured around town in one of the hotel's Acura MDX vehicles (fees apply).

Rice, the on-site restaurant, serves contemporary California cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. After hours, guests enjoy kicking back at Beach, a tropical-themed, open-air lounge with cabanas.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (3 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • San Diego International Airport (7 mi/13 km)
Attractions
  • Gaslamp Quarter (4 blocks)
  • San Diego Convention Center (6 blocks)
  • Petco Park (8 blocks)
  • San Diego Zoo (3 mi/5 km)
  • Old Town (4 mi/7 km)
  • Sea World (6 mi/10 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (7 mi/13 km)
Business
  • 5,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 24-hour business center
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

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

W San Diego Rooms

Wonderful
Description not provided

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Heated pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
DVD player
Cordless phone
Safe
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

32.7178 -117.167
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field), (SAN), 2.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.9 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.9 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.6 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.9 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.8 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.1 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.1 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.6 mi
  • Sea World: 4.8 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.7 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.1 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.9 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28 mi
  • Legoland: 29.7 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (180)

Ratings and reviews for W San Diego

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
180 out of 180
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hughsie22
Phoenix.AZ
Jun 5, 2012

Amazing Customer Service

The staff went above and beyond to ensure that my group enjoyed their stay. The manager even made sure I got a refund for the rate I was charged in error. The hotel just did some renovations so we were able to see the new living room on the last day of our stay when it opened. The only downfall is that there isn't a hot tub but the pool is heated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tekman
Boston
May 23, 2012

Contruction in Lobby during our time there.

There was no notification of construction going on during our stay. Staff was top notch. Early morning work noise

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frank's Wife
West Bloomfield, MI
May 23, 2012

W is for Wonderful!

This was my first stay at a W hotel. It was recommended by my daughter. I had read the online reviews prior to booking and noticed a comment about the sheets--sheets, really? Well, there IS something wonderful about the sheets. My husband and I slept like babies! The location (Gaslamp District) was great for us, had a great restaurant/brewery just around he corner. Other restaurants/shopping also within walking distance. Great stay in a great city!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tttt
Business
New York
May 21, 2012

Rooms & decor a bit funky, but then, its the W

It was OK given that the lobby was undergoing renovation.

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

Business

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
m3lloyello
Oakland, CA
May 21, 2012

ok but a few problems

The rooms were nice and modern, but the lobby and 2nd floor were under renovation. We had to ask the front desk for things twice on two separate occasions, which I have never had to do before at any other hotel. The 2nd time we even got a "I'll call you back" response from the front desk, and they never called back! There was also a problem with the bathroom...water sprays from the showerhead since there is no door to the shower. The entire bathroom floor was wet after a shower, even after trying to move the showerhead away from the shower opening. The door to the bathroom is also not sufficient in keeping out sound, since it is a sliding door. Anybody in the room could hear what's going on inside the bathroom, and they could even see through the side of the door if they wanted to. Pretty bad functional design. The staff are really nice and friendly though, but I think next time I would stay somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LolaBear
San Diego
May 20, 2012

Fun get away!

Pool was small. roof top lounge was really cute. Room very modern.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stockbrokerfraud
Business
Philadelphia
Apr 3, 2012

The W is the best

really does not get any better, and am continually amazed at the innovative amenities at the W! I think it was also really inexpensive...

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

Killer restaurants and nightlife on 5th street and little italy... close to courthouse

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Mar 29, 2012

Better than anticipated

Despite some negative reviews in a popular travel review site, the W was quite enjoyable and a pleasant surprise. Staff exceptionally friendly. One complaint: a lot of extras were charged for such as internet even in the business office. There was uncertainty about which amenities provided were free vs billable, an awkward feeling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast two blocks away at the Emerald Cafe (on Broadway by the Westin) was very inexpensive and high quality. Also near by, the Karl Strauss Grill and Brewery was reasonable with great microbrews and food.

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MTher
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 29, 2012

Great comfort and atmosphere

I had a great time while in San Diego. It's a little out of the way, but just a few block walk will have you in the heart of San Diego. Great room, very modern and chic. Would stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Red Light District - great food and witty atmosphere.

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EarthGopher
Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 7, 2012

Great value

Super modern but not pretentious. Staff genuinely friendly nd professional. Beds are very comfortable and ammenities are modern and plentiful. What's with the carpet in the rooms though? It was super soiled. Do some wood flooring for aesthetics and cleanliness! Wi-fi isn't free - big negative!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Extraordinary Desserts

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