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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

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The Declan Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4 minutes ago 3 stars $119
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
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11 minutes ago 4 stars $169
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
39 minutes ago 4 stars $169
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 hour ago 3 stars $98
500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
7 hours ago 2 stars $39
Horton Grand Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
9 hours ago 3 stars $146
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
12 hours ago 3 stars $159
Days Inn San Diego Airport Convention Center/Harbor View
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13 hours ago 2 stars $102
Red Roof Inn San Diego - Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
13 hours ago 2 stars $69
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
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Recently Rated Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Horton Grand Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
227 reviews
3 stars $146
Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.3 / 5
304 reviews
3 stars $101
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.1 / 5
366 reviews
3 stars $149
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
304 reviews
4 stars $169
500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2.7 / 5
218 reviews
2 stars $39
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.4 / 5
226 reviews
3 stars $98
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.3 / 5
7 reviews
3 stars $149
Harborview Inn & Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2.8 / 5
67 reviews
2 stars $69
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
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3 stars $159
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.2 / 5
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4 stars $179

Featured Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

From $149

1 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 366 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

nice location and utility
This hotel has them all: refrigerator, microwave, bike, etc.
May 1, 2015
From $119

2 Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.1 / 5 94 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

Great Hotel
Everything from checking in to the friendly staff was perfect. The hotel is in a perfect location, close to plenty of restaurants and attractions. Nice clean rooms. Would definitely stay here again.
Apr 23, 2015
From $127

3 Andaz San Diego

5 stars
4.0 / 5 38 reviews

600 F St Map

Rate includes breakfast for 2

Urban chic stay in the Gaslamp DistrictLocated downtown in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Andaz San Diego - a concept by Hyatt is in the heart of the shopping, dining and entertainment hub. Rooms... More

Nice location
A nice, clean hotel in a very good location. The rooftop bar/club is really nice, with a killer view. I would definitely stay here again.
Apr 6, 2015
From $160

4 Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 149 reviews

435 6th Avenue Map

Save 10% on your stay

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

Average at best
There is nothing special about this hotel to justify the premium pricing. Stayed there for three nights.
Apr 22, 2015
From $179

5 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.2 / 5 268 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

Beautiful Hotel
First time visitors. Everything about our experience was great. Room was very nice, views were great, staff were very attentive and professional. Only other thing to mention would be that if you...
Apr 6, 2015
From $169

6 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 304 reviews

207 5th Avenue Map

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

Weekend Getaway
The location is great. It's in the middle of everything. The view from our room was really pretty at night.
May 1, 2015
From $99

7 Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.8 / 5 136 reviews

1430 Seventh Avenue Map

Efficiency hotel near Gaslamp District with free breakfastThe Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown is located on the edge of the Gaslamp District, arguably the city's most happening neighborhood.... More

Decent Hotel
For about $100/night in downtown San Diego, it is a good deal. As for the quality of the hotel, it is okay for the price.
Mar 26, 2015
From $169

8 Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4 stars
4.3 / 5 248 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

Couples night away
Check in was slow and painful, and parking was expensive. Internet charged are ambiguous and needed to fixed on checkout. Room was spacious and clean, view was great!
Apr 17, 2015
From $119

9 The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 173 reviews

1055 First Ave. Map

Business Advantage - Arrival Day Cancel

Modern boutique hotel with California cuisine near Gaslamp DistrictSituated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique... More

Great San Diego Trip
The Bristol Hotel is located in a fantastic location, within walking distance of the Gas Lamp district in San Diego. While the rooms are a little small, it was perfect for our needs considering the...
Feb 9, 2015
From $137


4 stars
4.2 / 5 174 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 weekend trip
The hotel was very clean, the staff was friendly and they have a bar on a deck on the 9th floor that looks into petcopark and they have great drink specials on game days. It's within walking...
Apr 13, 2015
From $161

11 Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 72 reviews

1047 5th Avenue Map

Save 10% on your stay

Asian-influenced luxury at downtown hotelMove into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel at the gateway to the Gaslamp District. Rooms are modern and... More

Stayed for one night. Location was awesome, close to restaurants and bars downtown. We were pleasantly surprised to find that their restaurant, Saltbox, served amazing food and drinks. Overall we...
Apr 14, 2015
From $179

12 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 103 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

Not going back
From day one the hotel didn't live up to other Embassy Suites. We love to stay at Embassy Suites normally. We arrived at 11:30 PM. I called at 5PM to notify the front desk we would be arriving late...
Apr 6, 2015
From $122

13 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown

3 stars
3.8 / 5 92 reviews

1646 Front Street Map

Dazzling views, outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in downtown San DiegoDoubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown's services and amenities add value to any trip with a fully-equipped fitness center, 24-hour... More

Couples Getaway
Great value and customer service. Was checked in upon arrival. Complimentary refreshments. Location accessible to local attractions. Little Italy, Gaslamp District, Bankers Hill, Balboa Park, etc.
Feb 9, 2015
From $101

14 Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 304 reviews

1835 Columbia Street Map

Stay 3 Nights, Save 15%

Taste of Europe in San Diego’s Little Italy with rooftop yogaLocated in the heart of San Diego's modest Little Italy neighborhood, the Porto Vista Hotel offers a taste of Europe. The Mediterranean... More

great location...
location is a corner away from Little Italy,,, overlooks to bay and great view of the sunset. For the right price again,, i would stay again even though I like staying in different locations when...
May 2, 2015
From $149

15 Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

530 Broadway Map

Rate includes breakfast

Sophisticated comfort and timeless charm near the Gaslamp QuarterLocated steps from the vibrant Gaslamp District, Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown was once home to the renowned San Diego... More

Great location, Beautiful Hotel
The staff was very accommodating and wanted to make our stay very enjoyable. We were able to switch rooms last minute to a more comfortable room for our family.
Jan 14, 2015