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Renaissance San Diego Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

my small bag was left in taxi. Chris at front desk made call and bag was returned. Chris even delivered bag to my hotel room. I am thankful for his service! What more can I say. Again thanks to Chris for all his help.

I stayed at the Renaissance for two nights. The hotel was very accommodating, allowing me to check in early and check out late - although late checkout is a perk of my Marriott rewards status. The front desk clerk gave me a map of the area and provided great recommendations for restaurants. The executive king room was very nice. It has a soaking tub, a separate shower with a rain shower head, and a window seat. There was no adjoining door, so I didn't hear neighbors and only occasionally heard doors or hallway noise. The hotel was in a good location to be a tourist. The hotel is located in a business district, but walking distance to the harbor/marina and Gaslamp, and I rode the trolley. I also had a quiet breakfast in the restaurant and dinner and a drink in the bar. The vegetable risotto was amazing, and the bartender was very attentive and suggested and made a great drink that wasn't on the menu.

Stayed for a quck 2 nights in San Diego. We had 3 people in our party and booked the basic guest room with 2 double beds. I noticed on the website that each room had a seating area near the window. This area turned out to be large enough to sleep on, so a cot was not needed. Hotel was overall clean, rooftop deck was pretty nice, and the food at the lobby bar was good.

421 W B St San Diego CA

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 1730 reviews