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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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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
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24 minutes ago 3 stars $149
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
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1 hour ago 4 stars $149
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
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1 hour ago 4 stars $135
Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
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1 hour ago 2 stars $81
Horton Grand Hotel
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2 hours ago 3 stars $111
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
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2 hours ago 4 stars $135
The Sofia Hotel
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2 hours ago 3 stars $134
Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4 hours ago 1 star $75
Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center
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4 hours ago 2 stars $109
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4 hours ago 4 stars $112

Recently Rated Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
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3.6 / 5
279 reviews
3 stars $152
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
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3 stars $134
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
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4.2 / 5
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BEST WESTERN Cabrillo Garden Inn
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3.9 / 5
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3 stars $139
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.1 / 5
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4 stars $139
Days Inn San Diego Airport Convention Center/Harbor View
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.4 / 5
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2 stars $99
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
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4.3 / 5
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4.2 / 5
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Harborview Inn & Suites
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2.8 / 5
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Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.3 / 5
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Featured Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

From $151

1 Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 144 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

Awesome trip for my Dog and Bird
Everyone at the hotel was so accommodating to my parakeet and my little dog. Everything we could have asked for they provided. The Staff was so courteous and could not do enough for us. The service...
Mar 26, 2015
From $111

2 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 208 reviews

311 Island Ave. Map

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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

Passing through..
OLD OLD OLD and it shows it...If you like old, you'll love this place. Has a little odd balcony..and all i smelled was marijuana through the whole night.
Mar 10, 2015
From $134

3 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 355 reviews

150 West Broadway Map

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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

Reasonable option
The rate was very affordable, so I rate it between 3 and 4. It was small, which is expected. The mattress was not very comfortable, and the sheets were kinda scratchy. No frills hotel. The gym was...
Mar 23, 2015
From $149

4 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 298 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

Amazing hotel
Hotel was in an amazing location, clean with friendly staff. Would stay here again.
Mar 9, 2015
From $139

5 Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.1 / 5 91 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

awesome hotel staff
The hotel staff in the front desk was very helpful because he recommended some beaches and restaurants. His suggestion was awesome!
Mar 14, 2015
From $139

6 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 102 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

Holiday get together
I have stayed here before and know Embassy suites to be a great place, but this time I was not told that there was construction going on. Despite that we decided to make a go of it. Well the...
Feb 19, 2015
From $149

7 Gaslamp Plaza Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 67 reviews

520 E St. Map

San Diego's first skyscraper plays host to stunning comfortThe building which hosts the Gaslamp Plaza Suites was built in 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Gaslamp... More

Great Get Away
I was incredibly surprised by the inside of the hotel. My boyfriend and I just wanted to get out for a couple of days and this hotel was perfect. Great price, and I couldn't believe how close...
Feb 14, 2015
From $159

8 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

From $88

9 Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 286 reviews

1835 Columbia Street Map

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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

1 night stay
We decided last minute to stay here. We have stayed here before , but this time we decided to do some exploration. We found some great breweries in the area , within walking distance and even got...
Mar 26, 2015
From $107

10 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 81 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

San Diego Stay
Older hotel. Terrible parking. Food in hotel restraunt ok.
Jan 17, 2015
From $119

11 The Westin San Diego

4 stars
3.8 / 5 151 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

Great hotel, great location!
No complaints! Excellent hotel! Close to Gaslamp quarter! Great happy hour!
Jan 15, 2015
From $89

12 Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.8 / 5 135 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 $92

13 Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
3.4 / 5 218 reviews

830 6th Ave. Map

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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

Small room but a good value
It was a small room and an old place but it was very clean and everything worked well. If all you need is a shower and a bed it was a great value. Much cheaper than most all the other hotels in the...
Mar 26, 2015
From $109


3 stars
3.6 / 5 33 reviews

555 West Ash Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 15%

We are excited to announce our Lobby makeover project which will take place from November 2014 to early May 2015. The Bayside Inn is adopting an open air concept to brighten and expand our lobby... More

The hotel was undergoing a renovation but the workers were very polite and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Hotel was a little far but not so far from the convention center but it was a...
Feb 9, 2015
From $112


4 stars
4.2 / 5 163 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 rest after the marathon!
My friend and I booked this room for a place to stay before and after the San Diego Half Marathon. We chose it because of its proximity to the start and finish line but ended up falling in love!...
Mar 12, 2015