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Renaissance San Diego Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Let me start with the service the staff provided was excellent. From checking in to the guy that delivered room service, everyone was very helpful and friendly. The wifi was ok. The rooms were ok. There are better locations in San Diego. Not much immediately around the hotel as far as restaurants, bars or stores.

This is a nice hotel with pretty decent amenities. I think the staff really stands out at this hotel by being very friendly and helpful. The gym is a decent size with nice equipment. There is a small pool on the second floor and a nice bar on the main ground level. The rooms have Keurig coffee makers and k-cups. It is a decent cup of coffee in the morning. My only real complaint about this hotel is that the walls are thing and the doors slam easily, so it can be a bit noisy.

This hotel is a former W property. Quiet location, seemed like it needs an upgrade. Restaurant is not open or they do dinner and food in the lobby...rooftop bar is nice but not busy. not much in the immediate area to do. Best part was check in and valet.

Traveling with a family of 4 (kids ages 6 & 9) this is not a kid friendly environment - I kinda felt bad that my little people were kind of excited about the day's itinerary in the lobby or in the elevator etc. Mostly business professionals and older adults. The hotel is next to the jail and courthouse - a few blocks from the Amtrak location. Something was different about the shower -- not a full door only a partial glass-- kinda weird. Will stay there again - just without kids.

I am a frequent business traveler to San Diego and my regular hotel is Manchester Hyatt. On this visit, I was traveling with colleagues who had already booked at Renaissance. I decided to be a team player and follow suit, so we would all be in the same hotel and I could show them around. Well, no good deed goes unpunished. I was staying for 4 nights and hoped for a good room that I could get comfortable in. My last stay at a Renaissance was less than pleasant and I was quickly reminded why I stopped staying at Marriott a couple years ago and became loyal to the Hyatt brand. At check-in, I overheard the front desk agent inform the 2 guests in front of me they were being placed in high floor rooms away from the hotel's construction. When it was my turn (and yes, I have an active Marriott rewards account & stay at their hotels when I have to), I was put into a dusty, stuffy room with a mildew smell lingering in the air, stains on the headboard, dirty carpet, sex stains on the window seat and no hot water coming out of the bathroom sink. I had booked a king room, and was told that all that was left was an accessible room with a handheld shower head. This was a far cry from the type of service and type of room I'm used to receiving at Hyatt. The immediate area surrounding this hotel is a questionable area of downtown. There is a 7-11 a couple blocks away, but you have to cross a few desolate streets to get there. I don't recommend walking over there late at night. The immediate area also has no bars, no restaurants, vacant lots and a large homeless population. There was a furious man (a pimp?) screaming and shouting at a woman at the bus stop kitty corner from the hotel's main entrance. I could hear them screaming all the way up in my room, quite scary. Little Italy is a close walk, but Gaslamp is much further. Don't walk around late by yourself near this Renaissance! The lobby has a bar, and there's a nice terrace that also has a bar, although no view as it's on a low floor. Thank you to the front desk manager who saved my stay by moving me into a better room the morning after my first unfortunate night.

Not the best Renaissance I've stayed in, and actually one of (if not the) worst. Not to say the hotel was terrible, but it is definitely aging and in need of a renovation. It's location is ok, but not really close to anything. And on top of it, no lounge yet (made up for it with breakfast at least), and inaccurate bill upon checkout that then took 10 minutes to fix. For the rate (not to mention parking - find any lot within a block and save yourself $$), it needs to be better than this.

Located in the business district, just 5 min waling from Little Italy´s must restaurants and bars, and 10 min walking from Gaslamp District. So, you can walk to the main San Diego´s attractions and nigh venues. Modern Interior Design. You can chill at the lobby or in the two contemporary design bars, one located in the roof garden over the second floor. I has a small pool, perfect to relax in warm days. Parking in-house is expensive, almost 50usd for one day valet parking service. I stayed here on a weekend and there are cheaper parking options in the corporative buildings near by. Rooms are not tha small to be a business modern hotel. Amenities on the room includes AVEDA shampoo and soap, good coffee and the service. The Staff was very kindly and useful. For sure it would be my hotel on my next trip to San Diego.

This hotel is very nice. The lobby/bar area is cozy and the décor is stylish. The rooms are comfortable and, while my room's view wasn't great, it was quiet and offered everything I needed. The room décor was very beach-y. I felt safe there which is important to me.

After having a bad experience at our previous hotel, we went on a different direction and selected the Renaissance located in downtown San Diego. Building and attention is really nice. I still cannot bare the fact the hotel has no parking lot (other than valet parking). They told us we could use the public parking around the corner or the park-meters, smh. Room was ok, not big, not small. The pool ain't that big but not a lot of people use it so it's often free. Fitness room is quite small, plus the TV in there doesn't work. Not what I expected.

Had a short one night stay here but it was a great place. The service throughout the hotel (from valet, bellman, front desk and lobby bar) were all awesome. I had two meals in the hotel, one appetizer at the bar and one through breakfast room service and food was great. Hotel was very clean and modern. Only a few blocks walking distance from all the downtown night spots.

421 W B St San Diego CA

Located in Central San Diego, Renaissance San Diego Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. This 258-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Located centrally in San Diego, it's also close to San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Kelvin, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.

All of Renaissance San Diego Hotel's 258 air-conditioned rooms provide phones, ironing boards, and desks. 37-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. In-room massages are available.


At Renaissance San Diego Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is available for USD 47.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center.

Property features

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, City View (High Floor)

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1732 reviews