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Renaissance San Diego Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Let's get the stuff that was annoying out the way first: 1. Paper-thin walls when joined with rooms that have adjoining doors. - Had to request a new room upon arrival as the neighbors planned to party till 7am. - Thin walls and doors (our room was on the 18th floor with a city view) meant we could hear the neighbors and knew they'd be able to hear us. 2. New room had some city view but was on the construction side of the surrounding area. - No adjoining room door so no neighbors to worry about hearing through the door. - Room phone handset didn't hold a charge. Called maintenance. They tested, clean the contacts and said if not charged by morning (assumed it was off the base and didn't charge properly) to call them. Yes the base unit had speaker phone so that would do as a workaround. Of course phone handset never charged. Maintenance - either replace the unit so as to not inconvenice the patron. 3. And the doors - yes, they close and lock appropriately, but with serious authority and weight! Everytime someone (either drunk or sober) left their room the doors slammed shut with a very loud bang that could be heard down the hall and inside most of the rooms. 4. And parking - good luck - Valet pricing is on the extreme end albeit convenient - text when you want you car. But hope they bring the right car - last day there he mis-read the tag and brought out the wrong car. Oh well. 5. Roof bar? 2nd floor? What about the top of the 19th floor where the view would have been more impressive. Total Meh for us. 6. And sales pitch from some lady who tried to get us to come back for cheap weekend stays, but after mentioning the cheap price told us it was at a different hotel. No thanks. I don't want to be sold a timeshare while at a hotel. The good: - Room was ready ahead of time. Although we did change due to noisy neighbors - King bed was comfy - Pillows fluffy and plentiful - Towels - not bad and easy to get extras with a phone call, I mean speaker phone call. - Light blocking curtains so you could sleep in total darkness.

This was quick day trip(in Sunday and out Monday morning). Was able to get early check in and my request for the top floor. Staff is very nice and easygoing. The room itself is clean and modern. The hotel is about 10 min uber ride from airport and under $10. I only downside is it's a walk to the Gas lamp area which is a 20 min walk but that never hurt anybody. Would stay again.

I enjoyed my stay at this beautiful hotel! My room was perfect. Beautiful views! And very bright! I'm assuming it was one of the renovated ones, which I asked and requested when I made the reservation. There was a misunderstanding with my first night but the hotel administration handled it very well to the point that I'm still writing an excellent review. The staff in the lobby is very friendly, courteous and helpful. The place is very close to gaslamp and seaport village. I will highly recommend this place and will visit again.

Small hotel downtown, nice staff and clean room. Parking $47. A night! But there is other parking 2 blocks away for $25. A day. The valet informed me which was nice of him. Nothing around this hotel, so we had to Uber for food & bars. We did walk under a mile to the broadway pier and took a ferry to Coronado Island, which was fun. Beautiful Sunday trip $4.75 each way. Hotel is expensive but I got a special and we did enjoy the hotel. Quiet & slept well.

Pros: Good location, close to the convention center, gas lamp, airport. Restaurant is decent in the hotel, woodway treadmills in the gym, dumbells upto 50 lbs in gym, pool, rooftop bar. Rooms are decent, relatively up to date Cons: no real view from our room, gym outside of treadmills and bike is pretty weak, rooms could be better, showers are annoying because the water only flows down at a 90 degree angle to the floor

We stayed here for a convention. It is an older hotel that was remodeled, and in a downtown area. Not many restaurants around, Karl Strauss was it for dinner, because the hotel restaurant was closed at 3:30 in the afternoon, including food at the bar. While nothing here was too terrible, it was nothing to write home about either, the room was clean enough but a little worn. The only REAL complaint I had is that the small bathroom had all tile floors and shower. Everything was slippery when wet and there were no grab bars in the shower, believe it or not. I did slip on the floor right out side the shower and whacked my ankle badly, not broken, just a big knot, swollen and blue. Also, there is a big construction project right outside the hotel which limits access, they should probably let out of towers coming by car know this. I would stay here again, but only if it was the cheapest option around.

Great hotel and great staff. Would recommend this hotel for people to stay in. Good location not far away from the beach. Good breakfast and a great service. Staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again when I visit San Diego again. Just want to thank the staff for me. Hope I will see them all again.

This hotel is located within walking distance of both the Little Italy district and the Gas Lamp district. Walking at night seemed ok, never felt threatened. The rooms were nice enough, draw the blinds for darkness, and the amenities were very nice (Aveda products) but no fridge in the room. We did not go to either of the bars nor the restaurant in the hotel but they seemed busy enough. One thing to note though, they highly recommended valet parking due to the difficulty in finding over night parking. It seemed like a pretty expensive option so we went to find parking on our own. There was a decent parking lot for half the price just kitty corner to the hotel! It

Beautiful hotel and staff is real nice. No complaints here... I had to give a review on my experience because I've read a lot of bad ones. I could definitely tell you there not true... me and my wife are enjoying both bars tonight and take a dip in the heated pool. Valet gentlemen are very helpful and nice. This will be our place to get away when we come back to San Diego. Walking distance to Little Italy and the gas lamp!

We really enjoyed hanging out at the little lobby bar. The 'rooftop' bar is open air and roomy with lots of seating but it's only on like the 5th floor. I would call that a patio. So if you go for the rooftop bar just know that. Else drinks were very good and out bartender was very good with some craft style margaritas. I cannot comment on the rooms.

421 W B St San Diego CA

Located in Downtown 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.

Property features

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.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, City View (High Floor)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1716 reviews