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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
The Westin San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
1 hour ago 4 stars $111
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2 hours ago 3 stars $89
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
2 hours ago 3 stars $136
Inn at the Park
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3 hours ago 3 stars $119
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
5 hours ago 3 stars $84
Omni San Diego Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
6 hours ago 4 stars $119
Pacific Inn & Suites - Convention Center/Gaslamp/SeaWorld
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
8 hours ago 2 stars $52
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
8 hours ago 3 stars $92
Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
9 hours ago 3 stars $79
Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
10 hours ago 4 stars $120

Recently Rated Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Horton Grand Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
193 reviews
3 stars $99
Hotel Aqua Mar
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
1 reviews
$64
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.2 / 5
256 reviews
4 stars $126
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
177 reviews
4 stars $109
Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.2 / 5
270 reviews
3 stars $79
The Declan Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
76 reviews
3 stars $95
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.3 / 5
231 reviews
4 stars $149
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
31 reviews
3 stars $112
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
325 reviews
3 stars $89
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
159 reviews
3 stars $92

Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter hotels

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Featured Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter Hotels

From $99

1 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 193 reviews

311 Island Ave. Map

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

Great Hotel
It is well worth the price, It is all antique and well decorated. The location is everything. I loved this hotel. The only problem was the bathroom was small other than that everything else was good.
Nov 24, 2014
From $95

2 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 76 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

Gem at a Bargain
I was in town for a conference. The hotel had massive rooms...each one built like an upgraded two room suite. I was able to work from my hotel room feeling like I was in a proper office setting as...
Nov 20, 2014
From $89

3 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 325 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

Great value
This is the 2nd time I've stayed here. The location is close to everything in the gas lamp district of San Diego, the staff is super, and the rooms are well appointed. The gym and yoga studio are...
Nov 19, 2014
From $111

4 The Westin San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 147 reviews

400 West Broadway Map

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The Westin San Diego's spectacular crystalline design is a signature landmark in the city skyline. The sophisticated urban setting begins with the 100-foot high lobby atrium, creating a magnificent... More

ideal for exploring the navy ship
Great hotel, clean, comfy beds, walking distance to the marine. However the $40/day valet parking is overpriced.
Aug 6, 2014
From $120

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 $125

6 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 $92

7 The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 159 reviews

1055 First Ave. Map

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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

October 2014
I would recommend for the following reasons: safe location, clean, free wi-fi, has workout area, is walking distance to convention center and much of downtown.
Nov 19, 2014
From $126

8 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.2 / 5 256 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

Lovely location by the marina
Nice room and great location. Quick walk to the gas lamp as well as the seaport village. Enjoyed this hotel
Nov 22, 2014
From $80

9 Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
3.3 / 5 206 reviews

830 6th Ave. Map

Rate includes 10% off

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

wkend getaway
Overall would not stay again. Staff was not friendly.
Oct 20, 2014
From $119

10 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 286 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

Bachelorette weekend
It was an awesome weekend! I can't wait to go back!
Oct 20, 2014
From $89

11 Hotel Indigo SAN DIEGO-GASLAMP QUARTER

4 stars
4.2 / 5 157 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 hotel!
Loved the facility. I would definately come back to this hotel.
Nov 11, 2014
From $107

12 The Keating

4 stars
3.6 / 5 37 reviews

432 F Street Map

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Hip, open-plan hotel in historic Gaslamp QuarterThe Keating is a small, 35-room hotel in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. Designed by Pininfarina (read: Ferrari and... More

AMAZING!
My wife and I really enjoyed this hotel. We wanted a getaway from our normal orange county, CA lifestyle. Well, everything was perfect at The Keating! The bathroom was spotless, and is really...
Nov 18, 2014
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13 The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.0 / 5 177 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

Great Hotel
The hotel was awesome! The location was great along with the staff. I would stay there again.
Nov 22, 2014
From $109

14 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 $99

15 Wyndhamvr Harbour Lights

3 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

911 5th Ave Map

Our newest urban-style property was formerly the site of a popular boutique hotel. You ll find charming well appointed studios that comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The one site... More

Lovely Room
Fabulous location in the Gas Lamp Quarters of San Diego. -Full kitchen -They dont clean your room every day (no big deal for us) -There are always cookies and popcorn and ice tea downstairs - Up to...
Apr 6, 2014