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Stroll Victorian streets in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego, California, may just be the closest thing to paradise in the continental U.S. Balmy, inviting temperatures year-round and a lively beach scene mean that visitors will want those long summer days to go on and on. Surfers glide seamlessly through the waters, hoping to ride in on the next break, outdoor cafes are filled with the sound of families grabbing lunchtime snacks, and historic districts like downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter house Victorian buildings, archways and old industrial structures. San Diego is a destination for business or pleasure - the Convention Center hosts regular events while the kids will love the zoo, and sports fans can live it up at a Padres home game.

Things to see and do

The city's Gaslamp Quarter is in the heart of the Californian city on the edge of San Diego Bay, a location that gives visitors easy access to San Diego International Airport (SAN) via cabs or the light rail Green line. This central location also means that the majesty of San Diego is right outside the door of nearly every Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter hotel.

Balboa Park

Visitors will be hard-pressed to take in all the splendor of Balboa Park in only a day or two. Many of Balboa Park's renowned museums were built in the style of old Baroque- and Spanish architectural buildings. In addition, the historic green space spans 1,200 acres and contains botanical gardens and natural vegetation-lined trails for an afternoon stroll. The jewel of Balboa Park, however, is the legendary San Diego Zoo.

USS Midway Museum

San Diego's rich history also has roots in national defense, and the city remains an integral part of the U.S. military complex. Many Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter hotels are less than a mile away from Navy Pier and the USS Midway aircraft carrier, which is now an interactive museum. The carrier's deck is loaded with 29 restored planes, and visitors can tour the ship's brig (jail), engine room and flight deck. Celebrate the Fourth of July at the phenomenal party hosted by the USS Midway Museum every year, and enjoy a birds-eye view across the city's extravagant Big Bay Fireworks show.

Old Town trolley tours

One of the easiest ways to experience San Diego is by hopping on board a trolley. The city's Old Town trolleys make several stops in the Gaslamp Quarter, transporting visitors across greater San Diego. Riders of the historic vehicles, which tend to be conveniently hop-on/hop-off, have no-hassle access to Balboa Park, Old Town and Coronado Island.

Where to stay – Gaslamp Quarter hotels

Walk the halls of some of San Diego’s oldest hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter. The cornerstone of the district's historic accommodations is the US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, built in 1910 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For second-to-none views of the bay, especially at sunset, book a stay at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Hotel before sipping a sophisticated cocktail in the lobby. Travelers have their pick of many other 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels in the area too, including the Horton Grand and the Westin San Diego. Per night rates in the Quarter typically begin at around $175.

Special events

San Diego Film Festival

In September, the Gaslamp Quarter plays host to one of the film villages of the San Diego Film Festival. For five days there are independent films, celebrities galore, interviews, early sneak peeks of award-season films and more. Each year, more than 20,000 film buffs attend the annual event.

Comic-Con International

The biggest name in comic conventions, this dynamite event has exploded in popularity in recent years, attracting everyone from comic book artists to A-list celebs. Held in July at the San Diego Convention Center, the four-day event has become so renowned since its inception in 1970 that sessions spill over into adjacent satellite locales.

Best time to visit

Visitors who reside in regions with four distinct seasons should visit San Diego between November and February for indulgently warm weather. During the winter months, the average highs hover around 65 degrees Fahrenheit, with tons of sunshine and average humidity levels. Summer weather in the city is equally spectacular as the temperatures typically range from 60 to 75 degrees daily, and there are few rain showers, giving visitors ample opportunity to surf, sunbathe and otherwise live it up.

Recently booked Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
57 minutes ago 4 stars $109
Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 hour ago 4 stars $127
THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2 hours ago 5 stars $140
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4 hours ago 3 stars $104
Days Inn San Diego Airport Convention Center/Harbor View
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
11 hours ago 2 stars $89
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
16 hours ago 3 stars $80
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
18 hours ago 3 stars $99
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
19 hours ago 3 stars $125
San Diego Downtown Lodge
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
20 hours ago 2 stars $50
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
20 hours ago 4 stars $119

Recently Rated Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.1 / 5
163 reviews
3 stars $99
Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.8 / 5
44 reviews
3 stars $118
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
290 reviews
4 stars $135
The Westin San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.8 / 5
149 reviews
4 stars $111
Omni San Diego Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.3 / 5
86 reviews
4 stars $135
500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2.7 / 5
207 reviews
2 stars $45
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
330 reviews
3 stars $111
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.3 / 5
51 reviews
3 stars $101
The Westgate Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.2 / 5
166 reviews
4 stars $149
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
178 reviews
4 stars $120

Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter hotels

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Featured Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

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1 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 196 reviews

311 Island Ave. Map

Winter Sale

Historic San Diego hotel gives guest a glimpse of the past Located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, the Horton Grand Hotel is the modern incarnation of two Victorian hotels that opened in... More

Historic Hotel with great location
Quaint hotel in the Gaslamp district. Close proximity to bars, restaurants, and attractions. We walked to a Seaport, the Midway and to dinner! Very handy. Hotel is older with small rooms but that...
Dec 6, 2014
From $111

2 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 330 reviews

150 West Broadway Map

Save 25% on your stay

Sophisticated elegance in Gaslamp with business center and yogaThe Sofia Hotel was designed for business travelers. Guests enjoy the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center... More

A bargain
Very nice, although small, room. Hotel overall is lovely and very well located in the business center and convenient to transportation options. One of the better fitness centers I've experienced in...
Dec 17, 2014
From $139

3 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 96 reviews

601 Pacific Highway Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

All-suite hotel in heart of San Diego with free breakfastLocation is everything for the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown.  The property is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, a... More

Renovating
I think it is great that you are renovating but it would have been great if I knew that before I booked my trip. I think the hotel is in a great location & if it wasn't for all the noise & dust...
Nov 19, 2014
From $119

4 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.2 / 5 257 reviews

1 Market Pl Map

2 tickets for Old Town Trolley Day Tour

Elegance along the San Diego waterfrontFormerly known as the Grand Hyatt San Diego, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is under new ownership. It boasts a spectacular waterfront location right in... More

Conveniently Located
We were really impressed with our experience at this hotel. Everything was perfect! The view from our room was outstanding and the room was quiet. Easy access to all the places we wanted to visit....
Dec 5, 2014
From $127

5 Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 141 reviews

435 6th Avenue Map

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Hip boutique in Gaslamp District features wine hourIn-room spa treatments and a complimentary evening wine hour highlight the experience at the Hotel Solamar, a boutique hotel located in the heart... More

2 nights in san diego
my friend and i visited san diego last sunday. We love san diego, and im glad we stayed here.
Aug 27, 2014
From $95

6 Hotel Indigo SAN DIEGO-GASLAMP QUARTER

4 stars
4.2 / 5 159 reviews

509 9th Avenue Map

Boutique hotel with free Wi-Fi near the heart of Gaslamp DistrictSophisticated and swanky, the Hotel Indigo San Diego sits on the edge of the city's most exciting neighborhood: The Gaslamp... More

Great Location
Great Hotel and a Great Staff. Close to ball park & Gaslamp district, but not in the middle of it all.
Nov 25, 2014
From $135

7 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 290 reviews

207 5th Avenue Map

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Hip hotel with nightlife and music historySituated at the official entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is hip, cool and anything but ordinary. The rooftop bar has been... More

pricey comfort
Very plush and comfortable place. Very private and safe hotel. Everything was very expensive. The rooms did have everything you needed but everything was at cost. Ever all I had fun. It was in a...
Dec 20, 2014
From $111

8 The Westin San Diego

4 stars
3.8 / 5 149 reviews

400 West Broadway Map

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Iconic stay brings luxury to downtownThe spectacular crystalline design of The Westin San Diego is a signature landmark in the city's skyline. A 100-foot atrium lobby welcomes guests to the iconic... More

business
phone in room did not work. Bathtub very slow to drain. Printer on computer in Business center would not print boarding pass.
Dec 20, 2014
From $105

9 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 78 reviews

701 A Street Map

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All-suite high-rise accommodation with vistas above San Diego Symphony Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall is built atop the Symphony Hall itself, where elevators shuttle guests from the... More

Very Nice
stay for the money. Great view. Very nice place to eat in the hotel. Rooms (we had two) were clean. Beds clean.
Dec 1, 2014
From $120

10 The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.0 / 5 178 reviews

910 Broadway Circle Map

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Big, yet intimate at stylish Gaslamp District hotel with shoppingDon't let the size of The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter fool you. Though the hulking property boasts 450 rooms, the lodging... More

Solid Westin, great Location
Modern, updated and very spacious room. I loved the location, so close to the Gaslamp district. I needed a late check out and this was no problem at all. Highly recommend for a night or two on the...
Dec 16, 2014
From $80

11 Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
3.4 / 5 210 reviews

830 6th Ave. Map

Boutique style in historic San Diego building with free Wi-FiOpened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, the ten-story Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center has been renovated to incorporate... More

Awesome trip
My boyfriend and I wanted to runaway for a weekend and decided to stay at the ramada . we both loved it. My boyfriend loved how it was right in the middle of all the fun we didn't have to drive any...
Dec 16, 2014
From $109

12 Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.0 / 5 88 reviews

401 K Street Map

Breakfast & Parking

Convenient hotel near convention center and Gaslamp DistrictThe Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter sits across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, making it the most ideal lodging choice... More

Nice staff
Everybody was friendly and helpful. We have a toddler and were able to easily obtain a crib from the staff as soon as we checked in.
Sep 3, 2014
From $112

13 W San Diego

4 stars
3.8 / 5 128 reviews

421 West B Street Map

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Chic hotel with spa and open-air lounge near Gaslamp QuarterThe swanky W San Diego sits on the doorstep of the Gaslamp Quarter, one of the most happening neighborhoods in all of San Diego. ... More

Great
Great hotel in a great location. Everyone was extremely friendly.
Dec 7, 2014
From $149

14 Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4 stars
4.3 / 5 232 reviews

333 West Harbor Drive Map

Rate includes breakfast

Stunning panoramic views of the bay, harbor and city skylineThe San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is the centerpiece of the beautiful San Diego harbor and bay. Boasting 1,360 guest rooms,... More

Family getaway
The location is near seaport village and just a ferry ride to Coronado island. Great location. Loved hanging out at the pool. Very nice stay for family with kids.
Dec 6, 2014
From $139

15 Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

1747 Pacific Highway Map

Get FREE high-speed Internet access at this Residence Inn. The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown is an upscale San Diego, California extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel. Our... More