$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 28, 2015 Check-out: Jul 1, 2015

W San Diego

4 stars
View map of 421 West B Street, 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
142 reviews
Great stay

Awesome hotel, friendly staff. Very modern and clean. You must checkout the rooftop bar. See full review

  • Amy M.
  • May 26, 2015
Downtown San Diego Conference

Great stay and nice location in downtown San Diego. I attended a conference and it was convenient... See full review

  • NateDawg
  • Feb 19, 2015
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.

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W San Diego Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible rooms
Room
DVD player
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.8 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
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.8 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
  • 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

Dining

Kelvin
Savor global cuisine. Let Kelvin elate you and your taste buds.
Rooftop
Frolic in the sun. Bask in the moonlight. Whenever you’re here, heighten your lounge experience with skyline views amid tropical motifs.
The W Living Room
Not your ordinary living room. DJs, games, wireless High Speed Internet Access, a colorful W Signature drink list, and full bottle service will keep you entertained for hours.

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.

Ratings and reviews for W San Diego

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
142 out of 142
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chargers Fan from Van
Business
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nov 12, 2011

Close enough to the action but away from the noise...

This is my fourth stay at W San Diego. I can't say enough good about it. The staff are friendly...actually remember why you're in San Diego (to watch the Chargers); express sympathy when they lose. Seriously nice people work here. Great rooms. Once my husband and I made the mistake of staying right on Fifth and didn't get a wink of sleep. The W is close enough that you can walk to it but quiet so you can sleep at night. Also-great location to get to the seawall for morning runs and Little Italy for great meals. My preferred hotel in San Diego.

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

Business

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nana B
Business
Anaheim CA
Jan 9, 2012

great hotel

The staff at the "W" could not have been nicer. The free ride to the restaurant was an added bonus.

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

Business

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RogeC
Business
Natick, MA, USA
Mar 2, 2012

Fun hotel, great service

This was an excellent hotel, a lot of fun to stay at, beautiful interior design in rooms, lobby, and everywhere, and excellent service. Definitely not your run of the mill, sterile hotel. This one had some character, and all the staff were super-friendly, helpful and generous. Would stay here again. Highly recommended.

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

Business

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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

5
5.01.0
MTher
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Red Light District - great food and witty atmosphere.

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frank's Wife
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RJHartnett
Business
Orange County, CA
Nov 19, 2012

Great Night

We had a great time at the W. Be careful when you book the hotel the night before. They did not have our reservation at the W and it took some time to get it sorted out. The W staff was excellent as usual.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Call and confirm your reservation.

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chicago travelers XYZHGER
Business
Chicago
Dec 8, 2012

Couple getaway for 5 days

The staff here is fantastic. They are proactive, always asking if there is anything needed and attentive. The lobby is amazing. Just redone with collaborative areas to work off laptop, read the paper or join a group during the day and a great bar and DJ area for the evenings. The rooms are great with exteremley comforatable beds and pillows. The location is a 8 block from Gaslamp which could be a good thing since Gaslamp is very croweded/loud in evening. We had a room with the view of the bay on the 16th floor that did not disappoint. Centrally located - everything was within 8 block s - We were in walking distance from the bay to catch the ferry to Coranado Island, N & S bay tours, walking distance to Gaslamp, walking distance to Petco Park and under 10 minutes from the airport. We based ourselves out of San Diego and did day trips everywhere - La Jolla, Del Mar, Laguna, Newport even LA/Beverly HIlls/Santa Monica. I'd recommend this hotel!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

We visited Corando Island. Since it was December it did not warm up until 11am. We walked the 8 blocks to the ferry - ($8 per person round trip) 15 minute boat ride over. There is a landing area with a few restaurants and shops. We walked due west - a long walk approximately 45 minutes all the way to the other side of island. The majority is resential until you get to the western part of island. Then there are more shops, coffee shops and restaurants. We ate lunch on the sun deck at Del Coranado Hotel (built in 1888) with a fanatstic view of the Pacific. Lunch was reasonable there $12 for a salad $5 for house wine. Spent about 3+ hours people watching and enjoying the view. Walked the 45 mins back/caught ferry and went to the Hyatt Grand 40th floor for a cocktail to watch the sunset - amazing 360 degree views of the Pacific/Bay/all downtown. The sunset was great but also the entire city lit up at night was a great site as well. We then walked from the Hyatt Grand to Gaslamp for dinner - short 5 block walks to 5th street where there are many many options for dinner.

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hendo
Business
San Dieago
Dec 18, 2012

seeing family

We visited family which were in walking distance. Loved the Accura promotion. Were able to get a few rides for free. Tim Bruss at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Nice to run into someone from close to home. David also very helpful. Finding us a place to watch the Packer game. Looking forward to coming back.

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

Business

Review of W San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
msnhess
Business
dallas, tx
Dec 21, 2012

fantastic trip in san diego!

I loved it. No complaints. The rooms were cozy and immaculate. The hotel itself was contemporary and beautiful. Next time, I'll have to utilize the pool!

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

Business

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