Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter hotels

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What travelers to Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter are saying

We love San Diego! Friendly people, great restaurants and shopping. We only visit the Gaslamp District - park your car at the hotel and don't move it until you are ready to head home. Everything you could want to do is within walking distance.
Stephanie M. Sep 17, 2015
Give it more than a day... Enjoy the museums (Balboa Park), the ambiance (Gas Lamp District, LA Jolla, Coronado, Sea Port Village), the history and heritage (Old Town), theatre (Lamb's, Globe, Horton, LA Jolla Repertory)... Meet people...
Svetlana L. Nov 23, 2015
Tried sushi and Thai food. Sushi Lounge was great with great service and great food. Thai food was ok. A lot of activity and people around the gaslight streets. Street beggars were a little bit of a problem.
Gary W. Nov 21, 2015


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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
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
15 hours ago 3 stars $98
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
15 hours ago 3 stars $162
Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
17 hours ago 4 stars $190
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
18 hours ago 3 stars $133
Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
22 hours ago 3 stars $124
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 day ago 3 stars $169
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 day ago 3 stars $140
San Diego Downtown Lodge
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 day ago 2 stars $64
Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 day ago 3 stars $105
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2 days ago 4 stars $143

Recently Rated Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Urban Boutique Hotel (formerly known as Hotel Contessa)
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.7 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $101
Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
67 reviews
2 stars $98
The Declan Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.7 / 5
79 reviews
3 stars $126
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.1 / 5
390 reviews
3 stars $133
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
293 reviews
3 stars $169
Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.3 / 5
72 reviews
1 star $63
Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.3 / 5
307 reviews
3 stars $105
The Westin San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
153 reviews
4 stars $161
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
67 reviews
3 stars $156
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
268 reviews
3 stars $162

Featured Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

From $133

1 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 390 reviews

150 West Broadway

Save 35% on 5 nights or more!

The Sofia Hotel is a historic establishment in the heart of San Diego famous for its Gothic architecture and chic accommodations. The lobby includes a lounge with food and refreshments, and the...

great hotel but amenities too expensive
TV signal went in and out all the time and yet i had to pay $20 for it and water i never drank. Basically $20 for WiFi. The fee was a surprise
Dec 22, 2015
From $135

2 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 211 reviews

311 Island Ave.

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Guests of the Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego, California, will experience timeless elegance. This boutique hotel has been a Southern California institution since 1886 and was constructed by...

Fun Work and Rest
This was our first stay at this hotel. We arrived in a guarded state of mind - the online pictures were beautiful, but the reality had not always matched such pictures in other instances. We...
Nov 24, 2015
From $105

3 Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 307 reviews

1835 Columbia Street

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Located in the heart of San Diego's vibrant Little Italy district, the Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego offers travelers an exclusive vantage point of the best highlights in the region. Designed with...

Birthday Getaway
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel, which is in a great location! I loved the fact that there were so many pizzerias in one area, which is seriously all at walking distance from this hotel....
Dec 22, 2015
From $162

4 Wyndham San Diego Bayside

3 stars
3.6 / 5 268 reviews

1355 North Harbor Drive

When you stay at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, you'll have access to modern amenities and world-class luxury. Each room is outfitted with plush towels, high thread count linens and...

business trip
great hotel, wonderful staff & awesome location - I would definitely stay at this hotel again
Dec 12, 2015
From $190

5 Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 144 reviews

435 6th Avenue

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Offering the luxury, services and quirky atmosphere for which Kimpton hotels are known, the Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel in San Diego, will not disappoint. Guests will love the beautiful rooftop pool...

Family Trip
Great location in Gas Lamp quarter. Friendly staff.
Sep 12, 2015
From $156

6 Gaslamp Plaza Suites

3 stars
3.9 / 5 67 reviews

520 E St.

The building which hosts the Gaslamp Plaza Suites was built in 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Gaslamp Plaza Suites is located in the midst of the Gaslamp...

A very nice older Hotel
This is a very nice, but older, hotel located near the far end of the nice Gaslamp district. It has some charm, and I enjoyed the room layout, as well as the nice views from the rooftop area where...
Dec 14, 2015
From $101

7 Urban Boutique Hotel (formerly known as Hotel Contessa)

3 stars
3.7 / 5 14 reviews

1654 Columbia Street

Our hotel is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Little Italy. Our hotel has been completely renovated with all new furniture and bathrooms. Wireless internet and free shuttle from the airport...

This place looks much better in photos than in person.....
This hotel looks pretty good in the photos but it is a 3 star or less experience for sure. Dark. Smells of air freshener in a plug in the wall kind of way. glad I was only here one night. Staff was...
Aug 5, 2015
From $204

8 The Westgate Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 169 reviews

1055 Second Avenue

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown San Diego, the Westgate Hotel San Diego offers luxurious accommodations that are exquisitely decorated in the Baroque style. The hotel's expansive lobby...

all good
It was a lovely spot, a little loud due to train and street traffic.
Nov 3, 2015
From $98

9 Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
3.3 / 5 216 reviews

830 6th Ave.

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Slip into San Diego's storied past when you enter the Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, this downtown property recalls California history through...

Showed up and the staff behind the counter was watching a basketball game on his phone but was nice and polite. Had me sign the paperwork and handed me 2 keys. Elevator was one out of a horror...
Nov 23, 2015
From $140

10 The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 164 reviews

1055 First Ave.

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Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique luxury. The property, owned and operated by Greystone Hotels, features...

Just what I needed.
I chose this hotel for the location and a reasonable price. The accommodations were very nice, the staff was helpful. I would stay here again.
Nov 3, 2015
From $220

11 Omni San Diego Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 87 reviews

675 L Street

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The Omni Hotel's style and elegance matches the beautiful atmosphere of San Diego. This non-smoking luxury hotel has a total of 511 guest rooms and suites to accommodate its guests. You ll be able...

Great weekend away!
Helpful staff and recommendation of activities in town
Feb 24, 2015
From $126

12 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 79 reviews

701 A Street

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Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall is built atop the Symphony Hall itself, where elevators shuttle guests from the ground-level foyer to the sleek 12th-floor lobby. Amenities include an...

Good for Business Travel
The staff was courteous and made efforts to ensure I had a nice stay. The room clean and sufficient.
Jan 21, 2016
From $169

13 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

3 stars
3.9 / 5 293 reviews

207 5th Avenue

The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego gives you celebrity-style lodging with trendy urban furnishings, rockin' room service and all-access passes to the hottest nightlife spots. Two types of...

Weekend Trip
Perfect location. Wonderful staff!! Convenient to all bars, restaurants. etc
Dec 30, 2015
From $220

14 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.2 / 5 258 reviews

1 Market Pl

2 tickets for Old Town Trolley Day Tour

Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego features more than 1,600 spacious guest rooms in addition to a salon, two rooftop pools, floral services, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, a basketball...

Excellent Hotel
The Manchester Grand Hyatt has become our go-to hotel while in San Diego. It is well located (walking distance do great restaurants and shops both downtown and waterfront) and has excellent room...
Dec 4, 2015
From $168


3 stars
3.6 / 5 37 reviews

555 West Ash Street

Stay 4 Nights & Save 25%

At Best Western Plus Bayside Inn we offer convenience with comfort and amazing service! Located in the heart of downtown San Diego just 3 blocks from the harbor and a block from Little Italy, our...

Nice hotel
The Hotel was OK nice staff, good food at the restaurant, good room service.
Oct 30, 2015
From $117

16 Inn at the Park

3 stars
4.0 / 5 73 reviews

525 Spruce

Sitting on the edge of Balboa Park, the seven-story Inn At The Park is an independently owned, all-suite boutique hotel. The building itself dates back to 1926 and interior arches and moldings...

Nice boutique hotel.
The hotel was undergoing construction at the time (2013) so many of the rooms were unavailable. Other than that, I loved the style and theme of this historic hotel, and proximity to Balboa Park,...
Jul 14, 2015
From $206

17 Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 73 reviews

1047 5th Avenue

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Move 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 sophisticated. The on-site spa invites you to...

Not the greates
The room was a nice size but the windows were over the venting for the kitchen so my room smelled like cooking food throughout the night and early morning. Towels were rough and not the greatest...
Dec 11, 2015
From $168


4 stars
4.3 / 5 169 reviews

509 9th Avenue

Travelers looking for a Southern California boutique hotel experience can stay at the Hotel Indigo, near the trendy San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. The Hotel Indigo promotes sustainability and is the...

Very Good hotel in the Gas Lamp district
Had work in the area, my wife and I flew out early and spent the weekend in San Diego. The hotel is on the southern end of the Gas Lamp district, in the shadow of the Padres' stadium. The staff...
Nov 18, 2015
From $202

19 Andaz San Diego

5 stars
4.0 / 5 38 reviews

600 F St

Rate includes breakfast for 2

Located 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 include complimentary Wi-Fi Internet...

Great Gaslamp location
Arrived late and staff got me into my room quickly. Very helpful. I like how the water/juice are included in the price of stay and the basket of snacks
Oct 8, 2015
From $190

20 The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.0 / 5 162 reviews

910 Broadway Circle

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Don't let the size of The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter fool you. Though the hulking property boasts 450 rooms, the lodging experience is intimate and cozy. Most of the refurbished rooms have...

Holiday getaway
Hotel is perfectly located in the Gaslamp Quarter. Rooms were refurbished and clean. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. You can walk to any of the attractions in the area, including Seaport...
Feb 15, 2015