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Renaissance San Diego Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

While all the employees were helpful and extremely nice, the rooms are in desperate need of an upgrade. I was only there for one night, but has no hot water for a shower and the cushion under the window was dirty. Again, the employees of the hotel were helpful.

First off, the presentation of the hotel was pretty good on the website. This is what really attracted me to this place. We reserved a city view room on the 17th floor. Initially it seemed pretty cool, the view was nice and the room had that modern feel. But after staying here for two nights, I am pretty disappointed. Let's start with some of the annoying things. Thin walls!!! Omg the walls are thin here. Our first night, an alarm clock went off at like 3 or 4 am in a vacant room next to us. I had to call the front desk to come have someone turn it off. Last night, the people In the room next to us were fiddling with the adjoining door lock on their side at like midnight. Furthermore, they were sick, and we could hear everything! Barfing, toilet flushing, you get the idea. Plumbing. The pipes in the wall rattled alot under pressure.. just added to the lack of sleep. Electrical. The bathroom GFI outlet was shorting out, so you can imagine trying to use a hair dryer while not moving the plug around too much so it didn't trip that GFI. Parking. $47 not much to say here other than that is really really high. I parked there for 12 hours and was charged 2 days. I parked in the street overnight for my second night. Valet was a bit if a challenge. I texted the number which responded that my car would be ready in 10 minutes. When I got to the curb, my car was there, but it was just sitting there on the street corner unlocked and unattended. We had to wait another 10 minutes for the valet to show up and give me my key. Food was great but... I was brought the wrong plate for my breakfast yesterday, and also for dinner last night. They gave me a free dessert for dinner so that was nice. Pros about the place Food was pretty good and the drink selection at the lobby and rooftop bar were pretty good. Design of the place is pretty cool. Very modern with an almost boutique feel. Nice views all around especially from high floor rooms. Staff for the most part was very pleasant and accommodating. Check in was fast, bartenders were social and pleasant. I hope this review is helpful. I'm not one to complain too much about things. But for a 4 star hotel, I expected better. I understand that they are renovating here soon. I really hope they fix some of the aforementioned issues.

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)

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1728 reviews