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Renaissance San Diego Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We ate last night in hotel lobby. Food from chef Timmy was great. Perhaps best salmon I have had. Server Tyson was great too! Wonderful evening in downtown San Diego. Second time we have eaten here and all the food has been good. Good size portions as well. My wife and I split a meal and had plenty

Very nice room, very quiet and comfortable, loved the window seat. Bed was comfortable. I liked NOT having a bathtub and just a walk in shower. I didn't try any of the amenities such as the restaurant or the pool/bar area. Very close to the trolley which I used to get around the city and access the convention center. Would definitely stay here again. Although the parking fees are outrageous but that seems to be the same everywhere.

Helpful desk staff and door staff Wi fi in room would improve but is available in foyer Dark foyer could be improved with brighter light and additional seating and table room Close to transport train bus and tram

We showed up for a 2 night stay in what was supposed to be a high floor suite. When we arrived the staff was very accommodating and the bar tenders were phenomenal! You have to try a Jalapeno infused margarita... When we went to the room our keys did not work, so we went down stairs and they reissued them, after 4 trips back and forth a manager finally came up with us thinking we were just too stupid to use the lock... after 20+ tries he was finally able to make it work. He assured us it would work from now on... He was incorrect. someone had to repeatedly let us into the room and it took up to 15 minutes on several occasions. They could have just changed our room, or the lock. Once in the room on the 8th floor it was very disappointing, the room was tiny, no refrigerator, no hot tub, no view, no hot water, TV didn't work... it honestly was a decorated storage closet. I work in the industry and didn't want to call in favors but this was ridiculous. I called the front desk and told them we would be back to the hotel at 11 PM which gave them 8 hrs to fix the hot water issue or find us a room with hot water. When we returned there was still no hot water the lock still didn't work and we were feeling pretty frustrated. I called the front desk again and voiced my complaint. the night manager immediately moved us to a very nice and roomy 16th floor corner suite with a view and apologized for our inconveniences. The rest of our stay was fun and pleasant despite the sparse amenities.

I just checked in to the hotel less than 30 minutes ago. I was originally checked in to the room 1908 (the top floor), the room stinks like a bathroom and the floor somehow was really noisy, maybe it's the fan since it's the top floor? So I went back to the front desk and requested to switch to a different room. Now I'm at room 1712 and it smells nice, no weird noise, but the room is definitely dated. From the pictures on the website the room looks really great, but rust me, if you pay attention to details you can tell it is an older room and the walk kinda have some stains on it. I'm guessing the hotel will be undergoing a much needed renovation soon so if next time I get an opportunity to stay here I will surely update my review. Now go on to the best part - The valet person was very nice to let me know of the parking situation around the hotel (there's only valet parking available for $47 per night; they must've changed it somehow since I remember I saw $40 valet). The person who checked me in, Bruce, was one of the nicest receptionist I've encountered. I would expect more from a Renaissance, maybe cuz I just stayed at the Pulse San Diego last week which just underwent a renovation thus the rooms are SO MUCH NICER.

This hotel is average at best. The outside bar was never open this week, even after the front desk told us it was open. The construction across the street makes a ton of noise and no sleeping late.....consider yourself warned. The front desk was slow to check us in but helpful.

I usually stay in the Gas Lamp area but i thought I'd try something different. This location is great but my room is bunk. the furniture is old and funky. There is no light on or over the work area/desk and the only chair in the room is as comfortable as a warn out bean bag chair. Many, what looked to be good restaurants and after walking just a few blocks I was in the middle of Little Italy - going there for dinner tonight.

Front desk service was superb. Michelle was a great hostess. She was very friendly and helpful. I guess after looking at other reviews they are putting thier effort in improving. The stayed was very pleasant and had a great time. I went on leisure, 3 nights with my wife. In a nutshell my final conclusions: Pros: -Staff very friendly -Location - 10 minute walking to little italy, gaslamp, 20 minute to us midway -Beds were comfy -Lobby was cool -The pool it's not huge, however was not as small as a "jacuzzi" (you are in downtown come on) -Did not had a car, so no complain in valet parking :) with uber and walking was more than enough Cons -Noises. Unfortunately its true what other reviews mentioned - you can hear everyhitng that´s going on the hallway and in other rooms. Fri and Sat were very noisy. -Old Furnitiure - blind curtains were old and did not work properly. Some maintenance is require. Without a hesitation i would return to Renaissance San Diego.

Honestly, this hotel falls well short of the cheapest Marriott collection. It is a former W Hotel and it has seen better days. During my visit, the hotel lost its water supply for a complete day. The door on the bathroom is a barn door and doesn't shut all the way. No place to sit in the rooms. Just not a good hotel. Stay at the Grant or something else for less money

I stayed here a couple nights for a conference that I attended at the San Diego Conference Center. The conference provided a shuttle, but I chose to walk to the conference center most of the time even though it was a very brisk 15-20 minute walk. The distance from the conference center could go either way, but I actually enjoyed being a bit farther from the crowds. I also really enjoyed being right next door to the Karl Strauss Brewery and Restaurant, which I highly recommend. The hotel was definitely older but has been remodeled nicely and modernly. It was a nice and quiet place to stay. I would highly recommend staying here, if you don't mind the distance to the beach or conference center.

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. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


All of Renaissance San Diego Hotel's 258 air-conditioned rooms provide safes, phones, and ironing boards. 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, and rooms also include desks.

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

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 1702 reviews