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Gaslamp Plaza Suites in San Diego, CA

Gaslamp Plaza Suites in San Diego, CA

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The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913. The original architectural aspects are still evident such as original marble on walls and stairways and brass elevator doors. All are preserved meticulously in keeping with our status of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Our recently remodeled rooms are all equipped with microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, in-room safe, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. We serve a complimentary continental breakfast on our rooftop terrace overlooking beautiful San Diego.
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History

Established in 1988.

History of Gaslamp Plaza Suites
As you enter the subtle elegance of the Gaslamp Plaza Suites lobby, you step back in time. In 1913 this nationally registered historic site was erected by Nathan Watts to be the city's first "skyscraper" - 11 stories of marble, brass, mosaic tile, and Australian gumwood. This excellence was extended into the banking offices of the financial institution that was to become San Diego Trust & Savings. This organization occupied the tile, marble and gumwood splendor until 1927, when the offices were moved to their present location at the corner of Broadway and Sixth Street.

In 1926 the building had its first change of owners. Mrs. Pauline Watts Settle became the owner at the death of her brother and kept the building for eighteen years. With the upsurge of the economy in 1937, Mrs. Settle authorized the first major remodeling of the Watts Building with new elevator and hall lighting systems.

The business use of the building took a decided change in 1944 whe

 

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Rating: 3.76

Address: 520 E St, San Diego, CA, 92101
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Comments (101):

1. April C.
Upon arriving to the hotel- even tho the rooms are guaranteed ready by 4pm- our room was not yet ready. Although we were put on a priority list- and other guests were checking in just fine, our room was not ready until well after 5pm. The front desk clerk was very friendly- but we were majorly inconvenienced. The room was small yet very clean and pretty cozy, but- THERE WAS NO WINDOW! I awoke in the middle of the night hot and sweaty- no controls for the ac in our room nor any window to open. Strange happenings occurred during the night as well- the alarm radio coming on and turning itself off at 4am- the phone ringing for two rings at 6am. The next morning the front desk staff was again very friendly and gave us a discount on our room as well as a $25 gift card for area restaurants (yay free breakfast!) for the inconvenience with checking in. Overall, not a terrible experience- but save yourself some money, some hassle, and some spooky experiences and check into the comfort inn or one of the many other hotels in the gaslamp.

05/05/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Cryetti C.
I had a lil birthday gathering here because the parents had some extra timeshare points. This is a timeshare.  First, the hotel is older.. and not in a bad way actually.  The hotel is classic.  The rooms have the same feel, with traditional furniture, wall coverings, carpet, etc.  It is actually quite nice, you like that kind of thing.  The room we stayed in was a "hotel" room and had 1 queen, a sitting area and a small bar (with sink) & mini refrigerator.  On the highest floor, there is a rooftoop with wonderful views of downtown.  We headed here at night and it was just our group on the rooftop.  It was amazing.  The location here is also right on. It is smack dab in the middle of the Gaslamp.  We were able to get our drink on at the hotel and our clubbing on a few steps away.   A few crappy things include a $26 parking fee (!) and a slow-ass/small-ass elevator.  Other than that, we had a great time here and will return!

18/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. V B.
Great location.  The staff was super helpful and friendly.  We didn't rent a car and they showed how to get around EVERYWHERE using cheap public transportation.  The rooms are small, but we didn't even stay in the room much - just to sleep and take hot showers!  The rooftop terrace is nice and relaxing in the morning...

15/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Michael H.
These guys advertised a discount rate on their website and subsequently backed out of it when it came down to booking.  I've filed a complaint with BBB, these guys are shady don't deal with them if you have to.  I'm sure there are other places to stay and you don't have to risk them pulling the rug from under your feet. Oh yeah not to mention the rate they show should include another $28 for parking.

24/05/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
5. Nikki V.
What a great place to stay in San Diego! We just stayed here 4/28-4/30/10. We were in town for a show at the House of Blues (Which was like a 3 minute walk away!) which was one of the main reasons we chose the Gaslamp Plaza Suites.. Yes it is an older building but not in a bad way at all, I think it really adds to the charm. It was very clean and comfortable..I had no problem with the bed like I do with most hotel beds. I really liked the couch and extra seating in the room, to just sit and relax while you watch TV, you're not just confined to the bed, also like most hotels. The room has an individual A/C not one of those loud things attached to the wall haha. We were on the 5th floor facing south, and did not notice much noise at all, even though it was really busy outside both nights we were there..For the price (We used booking.com with the $28 valet per night, 2 nights = $300) and location you really can't go wrong. Yes the valet was a little steep, but we would have had to pay for parking to go to the HOB, and we were able to drink without having to worry about driving/taking a taxi back. That in and of itself is worth every penny in my book =)  I will definitely stay at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites again!

03/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. julie ann p.
I stayed at this hotel because of the good reviews that it has received. I was in a wedding at another downtown hotel but the Gaslamp Plaza Suites was half the price. It is in a very convenient location to the trolley, airport bus and all the bars/restaurants in the Quarter. I was a bit surprised by how much the area reminded me of Bourbon Street especially on Saturday night. So be advised that there are lots of young, drunk people milling about at night there. The hotel itself was perfect for what I needed. My room was kind of an odd lay out without much natural light but I wasn't there much during the day so it didn't matter too much. I probably would have given the place 5 stars if I'd had a brighter, more open room but I can't really complain given the price. Everything was new and super clean which makes me very happy. They have nice touches like a full set of dishes, refrigerator, microwave, dvd player. All that makes it very comfortable. A free breakfast on their nice roof top is also a big plus. Simple, continental style - cereals, toast, muffins, coffee, juice, fruit-but still nice to have. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

07/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Joe B.
If you want to go out in the gaslamp and get wasted and not drive or are going to the Red Bull air race like I was, this place is the spot.  In a fantastic location for a great rate, it's classy in a not really classy way. I was on the tenth floor with great views of the bay. The room was real comfortable with a bathtub big enough for two plus a bottle of champagne. Not that I took a bath with scented bubbles or drink champagne while bathing. Good hotel.

06/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Annie G.
I have never had such amazing service at a hotel. I have stayed in very upscale hotels where everything is handed to you, and this place is very beautiful too, but the service is what makes this hotel stand out. I am a person with a disability, and I was treated with such kindness and the best accommodations I've ever received here. I'd recommend this place to everyone, and I will absolutely be staying here next time we are in the area.

12/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Melissa N.
Just got back from my stay here with the boyfriend and have nothing but great things to say! We arrived early Thursday morning and our room wasn't ready but they were more than wiling to start the check in process and offered to hold our bags for us while we spent the day out in SD.

I had booked the Queen/King Studio and was kind of wary to see the actual size of the room but was pleasantly surprised once we got to our room. The room was comparable in size to most every other hotel room I have stayed in, comfortable fitting a king bed, pull out couch, dresser and various sitting chairs. There was even a microwave, sink, mini fridge as well as various kitchen ware which I'm sure comes in handy for longer stays.

You can not beat the location of this hotel. It is right in the heart of the Gaslamp walking distance to every major restaurant/bar. Yes there were some ambient street noises from the people still out and about but nothing to disrupt our sleep.

Valet parking is expensive ($28) but this is a "city" and is nothing compared to the $50+ I have paid before in San Francisco and other bigger cities.

I would definitely stay here again and would suggest this hotel to other people looking for an affordable place to stay downtown.

09/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Miguel O.
This was the second time I have stayed here. Price is great and you can't beat the location. Mary, at the front desk is a fount of knowledge regarding where to party (jimmy loves, whiskey girl), and where to eat-Rosemary cornbread at house of blues.

11/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. melodee t.
This was our second stay here and we enjoyed both times.  The building is older but that gives the rooms character and  charm.  If you're a family travelling with smaller children that you want to have their own space, but not necessarily a separate room (at an arm and a leg), a suite is perfect for you.  Gaslamp is located in the heart of downtown and Horton Mall (Macy and Nordstrom's are anchors) is a block away. There are also all kinds of earteries and bars within walking distance.  There are even a few boutiques.  The hotel bar (Vin De Syrah) is a must see.  It's decorated in an Alice and Wonderland theme complete with a secret entrance. The drinks and music are good too and if there is a line to get in, your door key gets you in with no wait.   Parking at the hotel is a bit pricey, but conveniently located.  You can find street parking, but that can be a bit frustrating depending on what time of the week or day you need it.  The hotel has a continental breakfast.on the rooftop which has a lovely view.  Hotel staff is friendly and very helpful.  Overall Gaslamp Plaza Suites is an extremely affordable and conveniently located hotel right in the heart of downtown.

I recommend this as a place to stay, and you'll get an added bonus if you have an appreciation for architecture quaintly reminiscent of the past.

28/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. James Z.
My fiance and I stayed at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites the first week of May. The old style decor is very interesting, like the Tower of Terror or something from the Shining, but that's not a bad thing. We had a mini suite on the 9th floor, the views of the Gaslamp quarter were great and this place is literally in Gaslamp! Access to a hundred or so shops, restaurants, and bars just steps away. The Horton Plaza Mall is also a block away.  The blankets could have been softer and the water pressure in the shower was pretty inconsistent. It was never a strong stream, fluctuated from a medium pressure shower and sometimes would dip down to a trickling steam, but it wasn't a deal breaker.  Even on the 9th floor though, you could hear street noise pretty well. With bars right below and across the street, and a San Diego Night life that doesn't go home until maybe 3am, it got a tad loud. Friday and Saturday nights can get loud, but we did tons during the day so by the time we turned in, falling a sleep wasn't an issue. I also hear some weird noises in the ceiling/wall a few nights, like rattling pipes, but it wasn't too bad.
The Valet parking is expensive, $28/night, but it is convenient. The valets were all nice and its unlimited in and out 24 hours a day. The valets are there from like 7am to 11pm, then the night security guard takes over the duties. Gets pretty pricey, especially with tipping them a couple bucks each time they bring you the car, but I thought the convenience was worth the extra money. Location is key at this place, you can walk south to the convention center or Petco Park in 15 minutes, west to the Seaport Village in 20 minutes, and we drove to Balboa Park in 8 minutes, and to La Jolla and Coronado in 20. You can get everywhere. Continental breakfast at the rooftop terrace was good each morning, muffins, pastries, cereal, coffee, and toast every morning. Bagels make an appearance every Wednesday and Friday I think. Not amazing, but enough to fuel you until lunch and beats spending money on breakfast.
Overall, I enjoyed Gaslamp Plaza Suites.

09/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Sean F.
This is a great little boutique Hotel in a prime location. We stayed there for a romantic getaway and loved the atmosphere, the room and the relative quiet, which was surprising considering the location. We will stay there again!

29/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Natalie J.
We had an amazing corner suite at this hotel overlooking the city! The room was absolutely fabulous and the staff was very friendly.  They have a great rooftop with a basic breakfast in the morning.  The only thing is it gets very loud at night with clubs right under the hotel but I think it would be very loud in any hotel in the Gaslamp district.  The plus is there are tons of restaurants and bars to choose from right outside the hotel - you can walk to everything!

13/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Mary T.
Cal and I stayed here during one of our stops down the PCH. The location was great. The parking lot attendant (not sure if it's affiliated with the hotel) was really helpful. The hotel tries to maintain a 1913 European feel (it's an official historic building), but that totally creeps me out. My brother booked the room for us through through his timeshare company, so we didn't have very many options. It was a fun stay because we got a chance to explore the Gaslamp District.

01/11/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Manny O.
Good hotel. Great location. The staff was excellent. It's an older hotel but it was clean. The price was lower than other hotels nearby. Free breakfast on the roof. Great view of downtown. Close to many attractions SD offers. Good experience all around.

30/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Jade A.
there's some serious magic behind this historic hotel. it has a vintage boutique feel. a rooftop with an extraordinary view of the san diego skyline. the fact that it's right in the middle of everything- mall, clubs, restaurants, the bay, etc...is quite perfect. you couldn't even beat the price. i was so impressed with it all, i would consider staying here again even though i am a resident of san diego.

29/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Natalie R.
My hubby and I stayed here with my parents while we were in town helping my family move. It was a beautiful hotel!  The history is felt everywhere you go!  Just gorgeous!  It's right in the middle of the Gas Lamp district so you just walk outside and you're in the middle of the mix.  If you don't like noise though don't get a room with a window facing the street.  Didn't bother me, and the view was just beautiful.

Service was great and the rooms were clean.  Ours was a double bed with a living room that had a pull out couch bed.  Comfy. Cont breakfast on the roof in the morning.  Just beautiful!  If you're use to upscale, and new it might not be the place for you, but if you enjoy history and still elegant then give this hotel a try.  I'd love to stay here again!

30/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. JJ S.
T and I checked in after an epic ride down from SJC.  Great Gaslamp location with a nice view of the street scene.

Good
- Walking distance from everything, short ride to Amtrak
- Plenty of space for bikes in the room
- Thick, dark curtains
- Excellent water pressure
- Bar area with sink, microwave, 'fridge, coffee maker, dishes, mirror
-Comfy bed

Bad
- Thinnish door and window let in the late night party noise (but, couldn't hear a peep from the other rooms)
- Mediocre continental breakfast (wheat and white toast, grocery store type mini-muffins, oranges and apples, 2 kinds of cereal, coffee, tea, vending machine juice)

Definitely worthy of a second stay.

22/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Clare S.
I stayed at the hotel a few weeks ago for a mini-vacation. I loved the location, and the room was wonderful! The room was perfect size-had a fridge and microwave, which was very useful- and the only complaint was the noise since my room faced the main street. And yes, I had read other complaints from other reviewers on Yelp about this issue, but I figured I'd avoid it since I was there Sunday thru Friday... but as I found out pretty quickly, partying doesn't really know what day it is.. it's always happening in this area!  The room also had a really nice flat screen which I enjoyed a few times.  The breakfast on the rooftop was great- basic but filling. It was also energizing to start the day with fresh air! The location was perfect, as my friend I was visiting lived in the Hillcrest area not too far away. The guest services woman "Merrie" took us on a walking tour around the Gaslamp area to the different businesses, and it was a lot of fun! She knows everybody! She really made me feel welcome there. Another shout-out to Sean at the front desk who was also very helpful and nice, and Devin at the Melting Pot Restaurant next door was very nice and a cool bartender. I really enjoyed the fact that the hotel was smack dab in the middle of this historic region of the city, being a history buff, and near some interesting stores and restaurants! I also enjoyed going to the rooftop at the end of the day and look at the beautiful view. The room was definitely a deal, which included the breakfast, and very clean and safe. All in all, a great place to stay if you want to be in the thick of things. However, if you think about it, ask for a room NOT facing the street below, and it should be quiet enough. I used earplugs, but really shouldn't have had to, but since everything else was great,  I do recommend the Gaslamp Plaza Suites.

05/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Brock H.
I really have nothing bad to say about this hotel. We stayed the night in their one bedroom suite and it was actually much larger than I original thought it was going to be. The rooms were very clean, HD LCD tv, big bathrooms and friendly hotel staff. They let us check out at noon for no additional charge. Some reviewers mentioned hearing the partying out side but we honestly didn't hear any of it. We stayed on the 5th floor so maybe that is why.

For the price and location you just can't beat this hotel. It is right smack dap in the middle of the gaslamp district and only a half mile from the train. We took Amtrak down to San Diego and walked to the hotel, never had to get into any vehicle until we hit the train on the way back home. We loved it!

26/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Araceli B.
i stayed here for my birthday weekend getaway, and I must say it was awesome. The location for this place is idle. Walking distance to all the local clubs and bars that Gaslamp has to offer. The staff is extremely friendly and informative. The price for the location of this place is very inexpensive for it's great location. Id stay here again.

04/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Laura R.
A  group of 8 girls and I stayed here for my bachelorette party back in '06. The only reason I am giving this place 4 stars is because of the super great location. About a block from Horton Plaza, awesome bars and great restaurants.
Part of the charm of this place is the vintage building. I loved it! So cute. However, this proved to be a major drawback. The heater broke while we were out. Because of the thin walls that an old building has, we were freezing! Hotel staff did bring us extra blankets, which was thoughtful. I am a cold person to begin with so this sucked, but whatever, I dealt with it. The parking is directly next to the building which was great! I would stay here again for a girls weekend but if I went with the hubs, I would want somewhere a little nicer. I loved it though.

29/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Yvonne D.
What a great location and deal. It was quite a cheap hotel stay (getting a bonus 30% off for 3+ nights on Hotels.com ). Although be warned, there is a $28/night charge to valet your car each night you're there. You could park in public lots for cheaper around the hotel, or street park for free between 6mp-8am (which works out for people coming to San Diego on business trips.) The hotel IS old and your room feels like you stepped back in time (or into your grandmother's favorite antique store. The bed (to me) was NOT comfortable and neither were the pillows. The shower/bathroom and pull out couches were mediocre and the TV outdated. You do however, get complimentary 'continental breakfast' in the morning. This is 2 different juices from a vending machine, milk, coffee, I vaguely remembered cereal and an assortment of danishes/croissants. The upside to this is, breakfast is on the roof. And if you're lucky enough to visit on a nice day...haha, get the joke? SD has great weather year round.

Note: even from the 6th floor you'll hear quite a bit of street noise past midnight (on a weeknight), but that just goes to show you how prime the location is :P

28/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
25. Dana V.
I'm only staying in San Diego for a couple nights, and have never been here before, so we kind of took a shot in the dark on where to stay. We were so relieved to find we had picked a great place! The location is great, right in the middle of the downtown area. Short walk to tons of restaurants and Petco Park. We got a great deal on the room too by going to hotels.com .

The room was big and clean, although only has a full sized bed, not a queen. And there isn't quite enough light in the shower. The staff are all very friendly! The building is nice, kind of vintage. The Melting Pot is the hotel restaurant, and your room key gets you $10 off, which is pretty cool. I definitely recommend this as a place to stay!

01/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Becca M.
Great location! Our room was definitely not a suite and was quite small. The valet parking really sucks at $28 but it Downtown so what are you going to do.. The rooms and decor are really cute and vintagey. The rooftop views are so pretty. The breakfast is great, esp for being free.

15/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Edgar G.
Great place to stay in the Gaslamp Qtr. Great customer service & clean rooms. Beds were comfy & clean. Free rooftop continental breakfast.

*No gym or pool!

I'll be back!

25/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Christian L.
This hotel is very unique since it has a lot of history and the furnishings are very "antiquey".  I've stayed at this hotel several times and the front desk staff has always been very helpful and friendly. The location is primo and it's in the heart of the Gaslamp district just across the street from Horton Plaza.

They have valet service which is discounted if you're staying at the hotel. I've stayed in the "mini-suite" which has a queen bed and a small living room. The room wasn't the largest and neither was the bathroom but it was adequate for 2-3 people since the couch has a pullout bed.  I'd ask for a room that wasn't facing the street but you will hear sirens and trucks rumbling through the street.

The rooms are always clean and the continental breakfast helps out too. They have croissants/bagels/toast on the rooftop and it's a nice view to take in from up there. The best part of staying here is that everything is within walking distance. You can walk to Petco Park, clubs, restaurants, Balboa Park and even Little Italy. I'd definitely recommend this hotel for people without kids that want to hang out downtown during their stay.

24/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Dano G.
This place is conveniently located on Fifth Avenue. Walking distance to all the bars and clubs. You will not have any problem walking to any place you wanna eat or get drunk. And it is PERFECT for conventioning. Especially Comic-Con.

I had to minus stars because the rooms look OLD. The building from the outside looks old, but that's cool, it's nostalgic. But a lot of other hotels keep that old look on the outisde but update the inside with modern furnishings. The rooms here look like something out of Winchester Mystery House.

Even the walk to your room out of the elevator might give you nightmares.

I picture nightmares that look like crappily played-back black-and-white film complete with film scratches and cigarette burns. Playing at a crappy frame rate.

The rooftop chill/kickback area is nice. Offering a great view of the downtown cityscape. So that's cool.

Try falling asleep before 2 am on any night with a room here, though. Good luck. Having a room adjacent to all the bars is cool if you plan on drinking every night real late. But if you just wanna sleep early, it ain't gonna happen. The fact that this hotel is on the busy street makes it difficult for anyone to get any sleep before 2-3 am any night.

02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Kym T.
This building is old! So much history! Loved it. Sitting/living room bigger than the bedroom but all nicely firnished. Bed was comfy, bathroom clean. Came with a mini fridge, microwave, & (empy) wet bar. Walking distance to food, bars, hookah.. Almost everything. we got a great deal on a one night stay here.

20/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Annbriel B.
So, I'm pretty sure this is the cutest hotel I've ever stayed in. I seriously felt like I was in the Hollywood hotel from Tower Of Terror. Yes, as other reviewers said, the walls are thin, but my bf and I decided to make a joke of it and be as loud as possible while "celebrating" our 3 year anniversary, which is why we stayed there. The whole Gaslamp is RIGHT THERE so we had a great time being publicly intoxicated and having an easy walk back to the hotel. I wish there was a way to review the whole Gaslamp/DT area cause I would complain that there's WAY too many restaurants and not enough little shops. But there's not so never mind. Anyway, I'd def stay here again and at some point I probably will. OH! The lady that checked us in, I think her name was Jen, was nice to us but SUPER BITCHY to her coworker Jose. She spoke to him as if he were her underling. I'd never want to work for a biz-natch like that. Nice to the clients is nothing when ur a mean boss.

13/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Andrew G.
Stayed here last week and gotta say, this place is pretty nice! The rooms are spacious with TV, mini-fridge, microwave and the bathroom has marble throughout.

Highlights:
Rooftop patio is AWESOME!!
Breakfast served in the morning-muffins, bagels, cereal, juices and coffee
The elevator! Old-fashioned but dripping with awesomeness!
Valet parking and friendly staff! Big Plus!!
Smack dab in the middle of Gaslamp with everything in walking distance including restaurants, groceries, coffee, banks, bars, etc.

If you get a chance, stay here a couple of nights. Well worth it!!

25/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Somphane H.
I called to check in on Friday and I thought they had a decent price for a Friday night.  I showed up to check in for a conference but Merry could not find my reservation.  Someone had made the wrong reservation for the previous Thursday!!  That's why I got a weekday rate.  So she went ahead and got me a room for the same rate and upgraded it for the trouble.  She said to speak to the manager to deal with the charges being made to mt card for the Thursday no show.  I was impressed with the room.  I was on the 6th floor and had some great views and live entertainment from the windows below as the party goers maintained the district's reputation for a party area.  When I checked out the manager was unavailable.  I was told to call Monday.  I called Monday and she was unavailable but left a message.  I called Tuesday and left 2 messages and finally got her call back.  The assistant general manager went ahead and credited the charges for the Thursday night no show, thank goodness.  So with all the confusion with the reservation, I got my room upgraded, free valet $30 and a weekday rate for my Friday reservation.  The regular rate would have been $289 for the night.  Of course I'll give them 4 stars.

16/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Patty C.
Three of my friends and I where just here last Saturday.  I was completely satisfied with the room.  Our room had a  small living room, bed room w/two beds, 2 bathrooms, two tv's. with a view of the district and we were even able to see the beach.  For the four of us it was great. The hotel is walking distance to the mall, bars, and restaurants. We felt very safe staying here.  The only reason is that the hotel does have a funky smell  to it as (like OLD furniture) you are walking to your room but opening the windows it goes away. Other than that the front desk is very friendly and helpful!

Parking is 28.00.

Continental Breakfast on top of the roof. NICE!

27/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Sylvia L.
Worst night ever!!!! The room very small and when we first got there and checked it out we could hear the TV from the neighbor and my "fresh" towel in the bathroom had a nasty brown stain you could see right away cause of the way they had hung it up. You have no cell phone reception or slim to none and they charge a nice fee in order to get it thru the hotel.  And it continued. Thru the night you would hear the music and the walls vibrate from the club downstairs. A bunch of drunks running around back to their rooms with nobody even telling them to keep it down. And the walls and doors and everything is so thin like they are not even there. Granted it is a party district but at least in other hotels you got personal checking and making sure that "normal" and not drunk guest are actually getting rest. For about an hour we had a guy on our floor in the hallway crying, wining, talking loud just sitting in the hallway and trying to get in to the next room. I guess there was a party in the room and every few min someone else was arriving and knocking and banging on the door and then the voices and party noises thru the night. Furthermore we had a room next the stairs and at about 5.30 am people started using the stairs, not sure if it was people working there or guest but you heard every step and it sounded like fire emergency stairs and the faster people walked the worse it got. So no sleep. And of course to top it off, a few rooms down a couple was getting at it and you would hear his enjoyment for about an hour until finally at 7.30 am we had enough and left the room. And all this with doors and windows closed. Never ever will we stay there again or recommend it!!!!!!

28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
36. Bambi G.
PARTAY OVER HERE [Woo Woo] PARTAY OF THERE [Woo Woo]
I love love this place! Yes this building is older but in a classy-ish way. I think the pictures on its website dont do it justice. Our suite was so cute! It was on the corner of the 4th floor with huge windows so we were able to see and hear all the hustle &bustle ..it was awesome until we wanted to come in early one night and it was kinda hard to sleep with all the noise but its all good, its vacation! You're not supposed to sleep!

Can we talk about LOCATION?! We only got in the car once to drive to Coronado Island. Otherwise just about everything is walking distance. Literally just step out the door and the nightlife slaps you in the face (the hotel's room key lets you cut in line at its lounge-Vin De Syrah. We were like 'see ya later suckas!!' to all the people waiting) Overall this is a great place to stay for a fantastico weekend of crazy wonderous adventure
---however if you come for some R&R a room facing the street is no bueno, you wont be able to sleep from all the noise.
But really, who needs sleep?! Thats why Starbucks, 5 hour energy and redbull+vodka were created!

11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Juliet S.
Stayed at the Gaslamp Plaza over summer and I absolutely LOVED IT!! My boyfriend and I stayed there for a little get away which was tons of fun. Right when you walk out of the hotel there is the street full of bars, lounges, and different restraunts which was perfect. Perfect walking distance. The room we stayed at was the Queen suite and it was just right. It had a little refrigerator where we put our Krispy Kreme donuts in..mmmm.... and then a little living room with a t.v as well as our bed with another t.v. You can hear the nightlife downstairs which didnt bother me much. Its not that far from the San diego zoo and sea world which was where we went also during our stay.

It was our little home away from home  :)

22/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. K I.
I love love love this place! We are regulars here and cant get enough. Sean, pablo, michael and 2 of the ladies there are AMAZING! Ive convinced everyone that comes down there to stay there and they have not been disappointed. The only thing that would make this place a little better than amazing is if they had a gym. But, you cant have it all, so I will take it as it is. The staff is the reason I come here and will continue to come because they go above and beyond.

01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Shelby L.
Perfect On these conditions...

1.) Are planning on enjoying the night life at Gaslamp
2.) Like vintage decor
3.) Will be going to be at 2AM

Went there for my birthday weekend. Stayed in a suite. The staff service was AMAZING, so were the valet attendants. I definitely recommend valeting your car. The lot across the street charges $25 for 12 hours, as opposed to $30 a day at the hotel. We knew we were walking everywhere so there was no need for the car. Free continental breakfast was okay. Was nice to have it, as opposed to having to get up and find a place to eat, and after spending money on drinks the night before saving money on breakfast sure does help. Rooftop terrace is lovely. Such a great way to start the day. Our room was REALLLLLLYYYY clean. If you find dated decor unappealing this probably isn't the place for you, it will come off as "outdated" or "dirty". I love 1920's decor so this place really hit home for me. Also the location is A plus. Literally right on Gaslamp. Was on the 4th floor, however if you plan on going to sleep at 10pm it will be loud outside. I went for the night life so I didn't go to sleep till 3am and fell fast asleep. Didn't hear any noise from our neighbors either and we went on a fully booked weekend.

24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Boba F.
Do not come here if you want to sleep.  Between people having sex, toddlers crying and sirens,  you will get no sleep.  Walls are paper thin and rooms are the size of prison cells.  The sound of squeaky bed springs gets old.  Spend the extra 20$ and stay someplace nice.  RUN AWAY!!!

01/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
41. patchy g.
Dear lord Jesus, if you find a hotel with smaller rooms anywhere in the United States it would be a miracle. This is the only hotel in San Diego where you can literally take a piss from the bed. The hotel is clearly an old office building and the rooms - guess what - the offices. How clever???? And how crammed. If the room was any tighter you would have to sleep on your suitcase.The hotel room is a literal closet. I am not sure you should even legally be allowed to call this a hotel. They also have a continental breakfast - what continent is wonder bread and some dry cereal considered a breakfast. The top floor where they serve breakfast is actually quite nice and outdoors. I actually saw a group of gulls fly to another hotel to go through the dumpster as opposed to wait for "the continental breakfast". The hotel is also going through repairs and should probably be offering lesser rates and an explanation. Think Janitors closet with a bed.

23/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
42. Lynn P.
We started our tour of the PCH at this hotel. From check-in to check-out, everything was great. The room we had was very clean and all of the staff were welcoming and friendly. I don't write petty reviews about the decor or what type of toilet paper they use, because everyone has different likes and dislikes. Oh, one thing I will mention, because it may be an issue for you is the noise level. Our stay was on a weekend and during Saturday night it was VERY loud outside. I don't hold this against the hotel, because the building was there long before the party came to town. I am not sure if they did any soundproofing, but I don't think it would do much....make sure to bring some earplugs for a weeeknd stay.

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
43. Desiree H.
I have spent about the past week here and have been a huge fan.
Being in the gas lamp it has been beyond convenient to locate restaurants, bars and the convention center (was there for a conference).
I think it may have been the original decor of the hotel (in the elevators, most definitely). We had a fairly large room, being able to have a queen bed, pullout of the couch and a blow up mattress. Like I said I was there for a conference and with us all being in college we were trying to save money. However I did hear from other people that some of the rooms were very small. The bathrooms got the job done, however wasn't the biggest fan of the shower. It was fairly small and a little outdated.
Parking was $30 a night with in and out privileges however if you park directly next to the hotel then its $26 but with no in and out privileges. However as I stated earlier you have the conveniency to walk just about anywhere. You also have to pay for wifi.  
One of my favorite features was the complimentary breakfast rooftop. It was somewhat limited to mainly bread topics but sitting in the San Diego sun while enjoying breakfast, there is truly no better way to start your day.

26/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. L F.
Great location (close to all the action at Gaslamp), room is small but clean, the breakfast was only cereal, oatmeal, pastries and toast (we expected a bit more like the Holiday Inn Express which has an awesome breakfast). Valet parking is pricey at $30. We found a parking spot on 7th between E and Broadway for $15. For $108/ night, it was good.

13/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. K M.
THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR TRAVELERS WHO NEED TO SLEEP.  
- I stayed on the 10th floor, but the walls and windows are paper thin, you can hear every single word of what people are saying outside. You can also hear police activities... exciting... yes...
- Sofa bed is beyond belief uncomfortable
- Breakfast was not impressive.
- Valet parking is $28
- Old, historical interior is not necessarily always charming

Totally overpriced for what it really is.

03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. Henry O.
The reason I am writing this VERY NEGATIVE REVIEW is because if you make a reservation at a hotel and you DON'T get what you were promised you should get a PROMPT REFUND for your major  inconvenience. NIGHTMARE SITUATION!  Did not get refund, yet.  Ripped off for 170. dollars and didn't and couldn't even stay the night.  
      Wanted to go stay in gas lamp area with my great friend who I haven't seen in 2 years for a girls night out away from our kids. We went to HOTELS TONIGHT.COM  to book room and ended up at this dump. Paid 30. $ to check in our car at 5 p.m. and get our room. (the size of closet). THIS WAS TO BE A AIR CONDITIONED, NON-SMOKING ROOM. The room  was very smoked in and was gross. CHANGED ROOMS to ( the size of a closet also) AND NO WORKING A/C AND SMOKY ALSO.
       Went to complain and Madaline (not very cool or apologetic ass. mgr.) sent us away and she said "would get air working". By the way, this visit was during THE 90+ DEGREE HEAT OF JULY.   Came back 2 hours later and a/c was still not working and room was sprayed to NOT cover up smoke smell. They said it would take awhile for room to cool down. DIDN'T COOL DOWN!  A small window that didn't open to get any air was all there was, and it facing  a wall TO NOWHERE.
       Fed up, we went to leave or check out the same night at 10 p.m. because room was just miserably hot, and stinky stale.. Madeline refused to refund. Also contacted  Hotels tonight .com to complain and would do nothing either.  Great group of people to make sure you are happy campers. NOT
     How desperate to make somebody try and stay in a smoky un air-conditioned room and not give refund. She didn't even offer to discount room. We left and drove 2 hours to get back home because there wasn't any other rooms available in that area. Night completely ruined with no apologies from management.
       Its really amazing that management wouldn't budge and refused a refund just for the major inconvenience of having to drive 2 hours and then turn around and drive back without enjoying our 1 night out on the town. Anybody else would have been apologetic and offered a refund.
REALLY BAD MANAGEMENT AND A DUMP TO STAY IN. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS.

27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
47. Valerie S.
Great location!  Our room had been updated but still felt old.  Bed wasn't the best...pillows were flat.  =/  In general room is clean.  

They do have a microwave and have a separate area with a couch and tv.  Hotel has a rooftop if you're into that type of thing.  

Valet parking is $28/night.

29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
48. Faith B.
We had a blast when we stayed here! If your looking for a great spot to go where you can have a nice place to stay and be in the heart of the action, this is the spot!
We got an amazing suite that over looked the front of the hotel, IE. where all the action is. Through the night you hear the hustle and bustle of the bar/club scene going on outside! It is right there in the mix of things, so you are able to just forget about your car keys, get dressed to go out and bam! all the action is right out the front door. Everything is within walking distance so nobody has to sacrifice their evening to be a DD ;)
Then in the morning they have a continental breakfast on their rooftop.... such a breath taking view!
I had a great time here and if you are looking for a lively but yet relaxing trip, I recommend you stay here as well!

05/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Rob P.
I stayed in a modestly sized suite, on the fourth floor, that had a pleasantly weathered, palpable feel to its interior. Ah, the Gaslamp Suites. A mecca of San Diego history. The archaic architecture, the warm, innocuous colors of the rooms. The paper thin walls that had other guests complaining on me because my television was barely making the speakers pulsate. This is the kind of unabridged anarchy that vociferous rock stars such as The Ramones were known for causing in hotels. Unbeknown to me,  I rocked the foundations of the whole building by watching Adam Richman eat chicken wings on Man vs. Food. Yes, I am a troublemaker of the highest order.

The hotel is conveniently located next to a kitschy wine parlor, near the lobby entrance, that has a hidden door, called the Vin De Syrah. Beyond the ivy laced wall there is a huge room with - - oh wait, that's a different review.

The Gaslamp Suites is a pretty unique hotel, complete with an elevator that looks straight out of Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror. You can also watch a live version of Cops outside of your window when drunkards get pulled over. The valet situation is beyond ridiculous, however, and will cost you 28 dollars to park. When I asked the gentleman working there if there was additional parking down the street, he said there wasn't any for miles, and that everything is exponentially more expensive. Luckily we weren't buying this snake oil salesman's wooden nickels and we traveled literally a block away, to a parking structure, where they let you park all night for 5 dollars.

What the hell, Gaslamp Suites? Even with these trespasses, I give this place a passing grade because this place thinks I'm a damn rock star for watching tv. Now to convince people at my house of this.

29/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
50. Ed A.
This is an art deco era building. All the rooms have have an author name. I staid at the Shelley room. The elevator details all around the hotel are awesome. Too bad that buildings are no longer built with this craftsmanship. All the rooms have street view of Gaslamp Quarter. It's one block away from Horton Plaza. You will have no less then 100 restaurant/bars in a 5 block radius. There is a rooftop deck that closes at 11pm. Parking is not free. It's $28/per day. However, you do get access to your car 24hrs a day. There are some paid lots around, but they do not give you in/out access. You will have to pay every time you exit the lots.

07/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Heather G.
Whenever I make my way to Gaslamp I stay here. Everything is walking distance from this hotel. EVERYTHING, there is no need for a cab all weekend.

The staff is super friendly. The rooms are always nice and clean. The rooms are huge!!

Parking is $28 a night.. but the car is avaible 24 hours a day, you can take the car in and out whenever, AND the car gets parked under ground where its nice a safe. So yes, $28 is alot but there are some perks!

Its a great stay!!

14/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Jay M.
Let me start by saying I'm sure this place has better rooms available but the one I got was the size of my walk in closet. I booked online with hotels.com which I would recommend not using because getting a great price means bottom line quality, especially with this hotel. The hotel is in the gas lamp district. It's a very old building that has been renovated, still currently in renovations actually. Hats off to the staff! They were awesome! Very friendly, curtious & helpful. Honestly, they are the only thing that kept me from just taking up real-estate with the local bums on the side walk. Be prepared to pay for parking for those who are unfamiliar to the gas lamp district. Space is so limited there so expect $30-60 a day to park..... This place has a rooftop area where they have their disappointing "continental breakfast" but the view is nice. As an extremely optimistic person who is always trying to look for the good in everything it's really hard to like this place. Employees & view from the roof-awesome! The age of the hotel, the rediculous prices they charge for motel quality, paying for parking & the worst sleep ever-not my idea of a good time or deal.

07/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
53. Paul H.
What a great place to stay if you want to be in the center of it all!  We had a suite (Rm 808) and it was very nice with two bathrooms and a separated bedroom from living room.  The four of us were very comfortable.  The room was very nicely decorated and I loved the old-world charm of the hotel itself.  Also, the front desk clerk was super nice as was the valet.  The only thing that could be better (but at no fault of the hotel) is the noise level since you are in the center of a very lively and late-night area.  It was also very convenient to walk to a terrific shopping mall and restaurants.

13/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Dawn H.
A beautiful, clean and roomy hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only drawback was the noise at night. They need new windows as you can clearly hear people talking on the sidewalk from a room on the 10th floor.  Bring earplugs.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. Diana T.
Stayed here for our Bday Weekend. Party of 4.

Pros:
Location, Location, Location
Gaslamp District walk to all bars, restaurants and nightlife
1 Bdrm Suite & Living Room - included 2 Qn bds + 1 FO Couch & 2 Full Baths
Rooms seperated by long hallway
Tv's in each room

Cons
Old Decor - upholstry, wood paneling, ugly bed comforters
Sirens heard every night/day
Loud Street Noise
No pool or amenities
Comp Breakfast WEAK: cold cereal, toast, oranges, bananas, juice, yucky coffee...

If you're cheap like me but want to be in the middle of everything and don't mind the old building/decor than I would def recommend this place. The location cannot be beat for the reasonable price ($149/night). Our 1 bdrm suite could have been considered a 2 bdrm because of the 2 baths.

Sleeping could be difficult if you plan on crashing early because of the street noise but that's the price to pay for being in the middle of Gaslamp.

Overall, I would stay again.

12/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. Ergo L.
I was originally going to ding this place because they wouldn't let me  cancel my discounted reservations (I was injured).  Went anyway and really thought the place was great.  Old style historic building, I got a bedroom suite for half of what others paid (who checked into other hotels).  It was absolutely charming.  Be sure to go up to the rooftop in the evening, the view is wonderful - you can bring your own bottle.

05/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Megan M.
My fiance and I stayed here on a recent trip, and we had a wonderful experience! The woman at the front desk gave us a friendly, entertaining welcome that made the perfect start to our trip. She upgraded our room when she realized we were celebrating a special occasion and went out of her way to be accommodating to us. The rooftop is a nice place to relax and get a cool view of the city. We plan on returning here on our next trip to San Diego!

02/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Jackie L.
The room hallway reminds me of the hallway from The Shining...eek.

You can't beat the location of the hotel as it's RIGHT IN the Gaslamp district, so if that's your #1 priority when visiting SD, then stay here. Otherwise, I really didn't like the old fashioned decor of the rooms. The old looking bedding made me concerned about dust or bed bugs. I'm more of a contemporary decor girl found at Westin or similar hotels of that sort. I didn't like the shower/bathtub either. Everything was just screaming for a remodel but I guess this hotel's going for the historic and antique look and feel...

There's a parking garage to the left on 8th past the hotel where the rates get higher and higher as it gets closer to the weekend but still cheaper than the hotel valet.

23/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
59. Kiana C.
Pros:
PERFECT location (within stumbling distance from all the night life)
CHEAP rooms (totally affordable for a mini vacay or to use as a crash pad after a night of raging in the gaslamp)
FREE breakfast on the roof (great way to kick off the day and cure that nasty hangover; beautiful view and free muffins & coffee)
GREAT customer service (everyone  we encountered was super friendly)

Cons:
Teeny Tiny Room which had absolutely no view

OVERALL:
I'd totally come back and recommend this place to friends!!!

11/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Kiko M.
awesome room, unbelievable roof top view, excellent location.  I proposed to my girlfriend on the roof top and the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating.  Madeleine made sure everything came out as I had planned.

21/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. mrharb w.
We had a great time staying in this hotel!  The rooms are huge and have a mini kitchen and sitting area.  The location is perfect in the middle of gaslamp and near balboa park.  Also the staff were friendly and I appreciated the nice roof top.  Note that they have free WIFI on the roof, but for the rooms you have to pay $12 a day.

30/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
62. Brad G.
this is a review from a 25 year old who likes to get down on the dance floor, to explain my priorities.

this place is pretty ballin. Not too expensive (around $110 a night). At the corner of 5th and E and right on Gaslamp. Room was small but we spent no time in there besides sleeping (there was a mini fridge)

Rooftop is awesome, has a view of the main strip in gaslamp, sky scrapers, the harbor, etc. Can't beat the view.

They have a bar underneath the bar, alice in wonderland themed. I figured it would be weird and have old dudes sitting around the bar (not sure why I thought that) but when we rolled out of our room to pregame we heard loud bumpin music from the lobby so we wanted to check it out. The door-man got us in front of the line to get in and then we entered and it was awesome. Bar that is clubby so good dance music. Drinks are expensive but same rate as everywhere on gaslamp. Good place to start and we rolled from there after a few drinks. I wouldn't have minded staying the whole night but I wanted to see more bars

Continental breakfast isn't that impressive but its food so whatever. If I came back to san diego, i'd definitely stay here

28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Cheryl H.
The good:  
Location, location, location!  It is in the heart of the Gaslamp district and walking distance to all of the restaurants and entertainment!  The rooftop view is a wonderful extra.  The appointments in the room were clean and pleasant.
The bad:  
The room was a claustraphobics nightmare!  The room was extremely small with only about six inches between the bed and wall on one side and about a foot and one half on the other side. The window opened to a cement wall several inches away and looked down to extreme filth.  There was a very, very annoying sound that might have been a washing machine, not sure but if it had gone on all night we might have gone crazy!   There is only one person for valet who also doubles as the bellman.  If you're waiting for your car and he is assisting someone with luggage you might have a bit of a wait... we did.
I understand that many of the rooms have windows that actually allow you to see the light of day and that some of the rooms actually have enough room to turn around in, but we were not given that option.  The hotel was not sold out (a Wednesday night) and there were many, many open rooms but maybe because it's a timeshare they didn't want to share?  Don't know their reasoning but it certainly isn't good business.

Stayed just one night and was very happy that it wasn't more.

29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
64. Alexa B.
Right in downtown so it's walking distance to all the bars and clubs. Really nice hotel staff and cute Art Deco building. The only real issue we had was that because it was so close to all the bars you could hear EVERYTHING outside!! Everyone talking, all the fire trucks and police cars! I couldn't really sleep because of that.

29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
65. Chris M.
Save for two caveats, I really like the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. First, due to the location (E & 5th St in Gaslamp) and the age of the building, you're going to need ear plugs, horse tranquilizers or the ability to sleep through anything, as street noise and occasionally your neighbors' voices will be omnipresent (especially if you're on the 5th St side of the building). Secondly, no free interwebs is annoying, though WiFi is available for a fee.

Other than that, the building itself oozes character. Yes, it is old, but well maintained. From the wall-to-wall glass and mirrors in the hallways, the very unique elevators to the inviting rooftop deck, this place is certainly not without its charms. Our room, as well as the rest of the building, was well maintained, clean and the service was always friendly from all of the staff.

They offer a free continental breakfast on the rooftop level, but unless you're a fan of raisin bran and bread I'd recommend hitting one of the many restaurants nearby and saving the rooftop for star gazing and a bottle of wine.

I would certainly stay here the next time I'm in the Gaslamp area, though I'll definitely have my earplugs with me.

11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. Tiffany G.
The hotel it's self is pretty cute. Not too expensive considering the location. Rooms were on the SMALL side but can comfortably fit 2 people. The only thing we were unable to find on the floor was an ice machine. Beds were comfortable and the AC works great. I would definitely consider staying here again.

16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Miss J.
First things first -- it's $28 to park valet at this hotel and street parking is almost non-existent. So I'd say despite the hefty price tag of Valet, go for it.

THE SERVICE: Neutral. Not super friendly, not mean. Just right in the middle; that's alright with me.

THE LOCATION: Spectacular. We were able to walk through Gas lamp with out any problems....I'd say park your car in Valet and just walk it the rest of your trip.....this hotel is so close to EVERYTHING in downtown literally. Down side would be the club that's bumping downstairs at night. If you're here on a weekend, that might be an issue... They're playing loud jams until 4-5 am. But if you're into dancing and clubbing, it might be a good idea to walk downstairs and see what the hype is all about, it'll feel like you're on a cruise (walking downstairs for entertainment). and I believe there's no COVER if you're stayin in the same hotel.

THE ROOMS: Small as heck. You can barely breathe, no windows. Odd feelings in the rooms. (if you believe in the supernatural, that is...)

So three solid stars there for their pros and cons.

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Cheri M.
This beautiful building was very Romantic and Beautiful.  I have to say however.... Miss "Merry" at the front desk will keep us coming back for more.  She went over and beyond to take care of all our needs.  We had a Fabulous Anniversary.. and found memories we will keep for ever in our hearts!  Thank you Miss Merry for making that happen for us!   The Marsh's

22/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Albert S.
I had a great experience staying at this hotel. As soon as we arrived, our room was upgraded free of charge! The room was spacy and clean with a bed and a couch for someone else to sleep on. The hotel is in close proximity to a lot of shops, bars, and Petco park. We came from LA in order to watch the Dodger. The staff was very friendly. The continental breakfast on the rooftop was okay nothing special. The outside noise did not bother me one bit when I slept. Maybe it's because I was exhausted who knows...lol. The only bad part is the parking. They charge $32 a day! However, we were able to find parking on Broadway and 8th for $15 a night! I would defintely come back again.

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Adriana G.
Went to padres vs. Dodgers game on Sunday decided to hotel tonight it, came across this hotel which was the closest to petco park, I'm very impressed the customer service was phenomenal starting from the valet to the lady at the check-in counter... Everyone was very friendly not to mention they have free continental breakfast on their rooftop.. Over all the room was clean it was a bit outdated... but had a microwave, sink, couch.. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the gaslamp area.

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Lisa A.
This was an awesome little gem of a hotel in the gaslamp. I really can't say enough good things.

To start, I booked one of the super small mobile rooms through a website for under $100. The room was tiny! Calling the bed full was sayin a lot. And there was no view- we had a window that faced a ventalation area in the center of the building.  (Which was good for sleeping -less noise.).
That aside, the room had a coffee maker with coffee, microwave and fridge, as well as a nicely laid out decent size bathroom.

The location of this hotel is purrrrfect! You have all of the gaslamp at your doorstep, with 5th street right at the corner. A straight 10 or 15 walk down Broadway gets you to all of the waterfront including the ferry docks to coronado island. If your really adventurous, you can jog/run to the start of balboa park in about 10-15 min.
Also - the rooftop is amazing!  Free continental breakfast every morning.  Don't expect bacon and eggs but they had a decent selection of pastries, cereal, toast, fruit and bevys. It's also open until 11 pm if you want to bring your own bevys and food up there.
There's a melting pot fondue restaurant attached (we didn't go) and a cute wine 'club' that had food and entertainment (burlesque) show on Friday nights.
All the staff was very friendly. It was an old bank so its very old school-think marble and glass walls and halls. The hotel rooms must have been bankers offices because many have brass letter slots. (Ours didn't because I'm guessing it was a storage closet - ha!:)
All in all, I'd totally come back here.
Two caveats-
1) it was LOUD in our hotel room (read bass booming) until probably midnight. The wine club turns into a jumping club around 10. This didn't bother us because we were out all day and tired anyhow, but we heard an older couple complaining in the mornin about it. So if this bothers you request a very high floor or stay elsewhere.
2) The valet parking is $30 a night. If you fly in, a cab from the airport is only going to run you around $15.
I would definately stay here again!

27/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Jerico P.
Celebrating in comfort and style

I drove down for a friend's birthday and just left the reservations down to the folks who I figured knew what they were doing- I mean c'mon, they live down there so they should right? I was overjoyed by the results. Really impressed what my friends put together on our budget.

In the heart of Gaslamp we stayed in a 9th floor suite of this 10 story historic building. The room was nothing I expected. I figured it'd be dated and cramped. Instead I was met with a living room with a flat screen and a pull out couch, a kitchenette with sink, mini fridge, microwave and a set of cups and utensils, a bedroom with a sitting area and two queens, oh and did i mention two full bathrooms? AMAZING!

The views from the suite could have been better but they were demolishing the mall across the street. What puts it over the top though is the rooftop where you can lounge, catch some rays and see the VIEW. The ridiculously awesome view of EVERYTHING!

We had a blast! I highly recommend it to anyone else thinking of visiting around here. Until next time.

Cheers

Note- The $30 valet parking seemed high but that's for your duration and you can call for your car anytime so I guess that wasn't too bad.

01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
73. Kimberly V.
Location, Location, Location. Right in the center of the Gas Lamp District. If your looking for a quiet getaway, this is not for you. You do hear a lot of street traffic, pedestrians, bands and sirens. We had the mini suite which we loved the space on the 7th floor, but having a 6'4 husband the queen size bed really wasn't the best fit for us. I'm all about a good nights sleep but if your partner is bigger than the average  person and you prefer a bigger bed and a quiet room, well.......probably not going to work. We loved Merry at the front desk. She was energetic and filled with so much information. The roof top was a nice area to sit and relax in the day and also in the evening. We brought up champagne and took in the magnificent sunset, bring a light sweater for the evening, it does get cool up there.

14/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. K D.
This place is amazing. Everyone who works at this place are so friendly and genuine. Thanks Sean! They really made my stay memorable! I stayed in the one bedroom suite. It was so nice! It overlooked Gaslamp Quarter which was a great view. They have free wifi in the lobby and on the rooftop. But the wifi in the room, you must pay for. Continental breakfast is served from 7-10 on the rooftop. The view is awesome! This place is in the middle of Gaslamp, so there was so much around us that was walking distance. They have valet or a public parking area right around the corner. I will def. stay again!

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. Jocelyn V.
We booked probably one the smallest rooms ever. Honestly, I didn't really care. We were pretty much only in the room to just sleep so it didn't matter. We checked in super late and the front desk was super nice friendly. Valet was also fantastic. I loved the prime location of the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. Everything was in extreme close proximity, so walkable.

The room had a full bed, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, good cable channels, and air conditioning. At times it was stuffy but the air definitely helped. There is a window but no outside vision. The only thing that bothered me was the toilet. It seemed to run the whole time we were there. I figured it was normal. In the morning you get a rude awakening, you hear the sounds of pipes grumbling and mumbling. It was scary!

There is complimentary breakfast but no hot foods. Toast, coffee/tea/juices, cereal, dry pastries. Not great, but just go to catch a view of the rooftop. I'd assume it be awesome on a clear sunny day.

I'd recommend this place to anyone but remember it is TINY for the cheapest room. If you don't care then this place is for you. Reception was decent but no 3G.

Wifi is not free.

-Give it a try!

p.s: Great place to have stay if you just want to hop around Gaslamp area. Plenty of cabs.

p.s.s.: Front desk is helpful. If you have any questions, touristy questions. They can help you and have wonderful recommendations.

17/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Robert M.
This is by far the worst property I've ever stayed.  The room we were given is smaller than 100 square feet.  I've stayed in Manhatten hotels 2 x this size.... with views.  When we asked the night manager what other accommodations we could obtain on the property we were told 'he'd heard it all before' and there was nothing he was authorized to do.  Apparently there are suites.... this certainly isn't one.  The mattress is terrible and seems very old.  I can only imagine that this 'hotel' was designed for transient use and is now uses for people that party all night and don't care where they crash.  The hot water is only warm.  DO NOT STAY HERE.  RUN!

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
77. Danielle G.
The staff went above and beyond to make our experience so wonderful! My husband and I stayed on there on the last night of our honeymoon. Mary at the front desk is so energetic and cheerful and made us feel at home right away. The room was beautiful and the view from the roof was even more so! Not to mention we got a great rate too.

The next morning we had left in a hurry and forgot some medicine behind in the fridge. When they called to let us know, we realized my husband had also left his wedding ring.  We came to pick up our items but they couldn't find the ring. A few days after we got home, they gave us a call to let us know they had found it in their vacuum cleaner! They moved furniture around and went through dust and dirt to find it, we couldn't believe it! We are so appreciative for their level of service and for saving my husbands butt!!

09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Debora H.
This will now be my go to hotel when spending a weekend in San Diego! the room was small but it had a  fridge and microwave both essential to a bit of money saving ! the roof top was nice and relaxing! The continental breakfast is not gourmet but it will do and hold you until brunch or lunch!Also, the location is perfect, very close to the gaslamp district! I would definitely stay here again!

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Denise L.
It was just the 2 of us so this place was ideal for our adult getaway as we were in the heart of the Gaslamp Qtr so no driving required, we just walked.  But beware - $30@night to park valet.  There was a continental breakfast but it was just the breads, pastries, cereal, instant oatmeal, coffee & tea.  

What was nice was in our suite which was roomy enough for us was there was a kitchenette when you entered.  The mini frig was large enough for us to put our food that we brought.  There's small sink with supplies like can opener, small cutting board, one knife, wine opener, dishes (plates, bowls, cups, wine glasses, mugs).  A small microwave & coffee maker.  Enough to do the deed.

There's a closet with a very old school safe (wouldn't fit an ipad), iron & ironing board, extra blankets & pillows.  A tv and DVD player.  In the stairwell where the ice was, a dvd vending machine was there but it was out of order (we brought our own).  It was nice to have the small table & 2 chairs to sit and look out at the night life.  The sofa was small - I wouldn't have enjoyed 4 people in this room as it would have been too cramped especially with the bathroom as it was small, but good enough for 2 adults.

I say 2 adults as if I had little kids - giving them a bath in the bathtub would be hard as you go in at half the tub so you'd bang yourself up or your kid may slip & you won't be able to catch them - just not enough usable room for you if you had your kids with you.  The sink area was small but good enough for the 2 of us.  

The bed was a queen and we usually sleep in a king but we managed fine.  Wifi was available but by a charge :(

The rooftop where they serve breakfast is open till 10 so you can go up there and enjoy the spot during the day.  

it was a really convenient place to be.  You could easily walk all around the Qtr, Horton Plaza, convention center.   And it was easy getting back onto I-5 from there.

But if you are a light sleeper, you may have trouble as you can hear the nightlife down below which goes on at least till 2 AM.  I'm not a light sleeper so it was fine.  We really enjoyed how easy it was to just end the day there with all the places to choose from.

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Marc P.
Nice hotel but rooms aren't sound proofed and the hotel staff doesn't know how to handle drunk patrons.

18/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
81. The D.
Booked a room for Comic-Con and I have to say that this is the WORST "hotel" I've ever stayed at. I use the term hotel loosely because their is no housekeeping at night (I had to wait an hour for fresh towels) Valet is over at 11pm (I had to bring in my own bags) and only one person working the entire place by themselves at night.

The staff is either unknowledgeable or rude. Especially the white haired manager Melinda, I think her name was. Any complaints you have are met with a "take it or leave it attitude." it took us 30 minutes to check in because the guy at the counter didn't know how to count cash.

We were on the seventh floor and could hear everything going on outside. The windows and walls are that thin! The room had a mildew type smell which seems about right since another couple we had spoken to were staying on the second floor near a public restroom and their room smelled like sewage. The hotel is connected right next door to a restaurant so you can smell the food in the lobby. Since it is a fondue restaurant the lobby smells like feet.

Stay away from this place if you would actually like to get some rest or have some sense of standards!!

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
82. Erin H.
This spot is all about location!!
My room was spacious and the bed was relatively comfortable.
I'm not sure I would stay here again though because they nickel and dime you to death! Literally charge you for everything, a local call will cost you $.50! An hour of internet will cost you almost $7, AND if you want to park be prepared for an extra $30 a night.
The front desk gals aren't very friendly, valet guys aren't very knowledgable.
Again, if all you're looking for is a great location you will be very happy at the Gaslamp Plaza.

28/02/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
83. Christine L.
I am reviewing this hotel with a very open mind. It's definitely a two star hotel in dire need of renovation, however, the location cannot be beat. It's really convenient since you're more than likely staying in Gaslamp to enjoy the night life and the bars are just around the corner.

There's an awesome rooftop area where they serve complimentary breakfast. And by breakfast they mean cereal, coffee/tea, instant oatmeal, pastries and juice. Nothing spectacular, but hey... it's included with your stay + that view!! Did I mention how awesome it is? Don't miss it! If you don't care for breakfast, at least go up to the rooftop to check it out.

Now onto the less than awesome... we booked one of the smaller rooms since we were just staying for the night and didn't care too much about how the place looked. This room, though, seriously makes you feel like you're in a cruise ship cabin. One of the interior cabins with no porthole window! There's a slightly larger than twin size bed crammed against one wall, and just enough space to walk before you hit the other side of the wall. Super tiny and NOT for the claustrophobics! There was a window that opens to a concrete wall too. Creepy.

Pluses are that the room somehow manages to fit a desk, a lil kitchenette area with microwave, fridge and coffee maker, a tv (w/movie channels), a normal sized restroom and a closet. All the typical amenities of a hotel room, if not more.

So if you can score a good deal and don't care for the fancy decor, I don't see anything wrong with this hotel.  Just be aware that 1. cheapest rooms are TINY as heck and 2. decor is extremely outdated.

There's also a fee to use their WiFi, and reception for T-Mobile was shitty in our room.

12/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Sarah W.
The good: The roof top view and the early check in free of charge.
The bad:
Decor: very dark, dingy and beds are rock hard
Cost: overpriced $150 for one night + $30 parking, and don't listen to the advice of the door man to use metered street parking. He failed to tell me that there was street sweeping that night and of course I got ticketed $52
Amenities: Continental breakfast should be called Carb loading breakfast! It consist of bagels, bread, Cheerios, plain oatmeal and a few muffins and stale croissants. No free wifi! Water pressure changed drastically while showering.
Staff: Not memorable and Not very helpful.

09/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
85. Steve H.
Great place to stay. We fell in love with it. We will be coming back yearly. Merry was extremely helpful and inviting. She even sang happy birthday to me. Great start at this hotel after leaving another hotel that we had a horrible experience. I definitely recommend.

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
86. Chris C.
I recently booked a last minute stay here and was really pleased with it overall. I had a pretty decent discount from the normal rate and that's pretty much the only reason I booked it. The location is great -- it's really close to all the main Gaslamp restaurants and bars. All the places we wanted to go were within about a 5-10 minute walking distance. The staff was extremely nice, especially Merry at the front desk! They have a great rooftop viewing area that's open until 11 and they encourage you to bring drinks up there and take in the view. They also serve breakfast up there.

The room itself was really comfortable with a good amount of space. We had a separate living room area with a fold out couch. Some stuff seemed a bit outdated, like the decorations and the bedspread. The bathroom was nice, but the shower felt old and cheap. I think the $32 overnight parking is a bit ridiculous but I guess that kind of thing is standard.

I definitely wouldn't pay full price for this place, but if you can get a good enough discount, it's worth it for the location alone.

16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Michelle R.
Under construction so lobby was a desk and chairs. Front check in lady was not friendly. And she wrote my credit card number on a strip of paper and clips it to a clip board! I voiced my concern and dislike of that but all she said was don't worry she would shred it when she was done processing it later. I didn't feel comfortable with that at all! Rooms and rooftop are nice. Yes, very noisy! Can hear everyone inside out out in the room.

18/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
88. Ofir A.
This was not my first time here , I must say that my previous stays were very good and comfortable .
It is very conveniently located next to the center of the gaslamp restaurants and bars area ( the melting pot is connected and one of my favorite ).
This time I was checked in to a very very small room with a window that opened into a hole in the wall , very claustrophobic.
The lobby is outdated and small and looks as part of a very small and kind of cheap hotel.
I love their rooftop with the great gaslamp district view.
I booked through hotels tonight and got a great deal.

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Karl B.
I've stayed here twice now. Both times were one night stays while I partied in the Gaslamp area. I live in Oceanside and would rather get a room and crash overnight than get a taxi back and forth.

The first time was on a Thursday night, I had booked a 1 bedroom suite. It was a slow night so they upgraded me to a nice 1 bedroom with double beds. This room was really nice. The couch had a pull out bed so there was plenty of space for my friends and I to crash. 2 bathrooms was convenient. The rooms were clean and the staff was down to earth and enjoyable to deal with.

My second stay I booked a 1 bedroom once again. No upgrade this time but the room was still nice. This time it was a corner room with a nice view of downtown. Spacious living/lounge area. The only quirky thing about the room is that access to the bathroom is only available through the bedroom. As I was sharing this room with a few friends it made it difficult to sleep in the room as they were going in and out all night. Other than that, everything was clean and once again the staff was enjoyable. This is going to be my go to spot from now on as the rooms are nice and the prices are affordable, especially for the location.

Around the corner from the hotel I found a parking garage where you can park all night for $6 or all night and through to noon the next day for $12, as opposed to all the other parking areas that charge close to $30 for parking.

20/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Kathryn P.
eeeek. I guess you get what you pay for.... Checked in nice and easy, headed up to our room - first thing we see is all of the doors are glass. GLASS. So that happened, it's a glass door with a curtain behind it for privacy.... uh? The room size was cool with windows overlooking the street but the bed was terrible.... hard hard bed. Water flow in bathroom was trickling level... Unfortunately we were put in a room next to what sounded like 6 or 7 middle schooled girls that just kept screaming and shrieking all night long!! The walls are paper thin and you have that glass door that allows all kinds of noise in. I had packed ear plugs knowing it would probably have some street noise for being in Gaslamp but these shrieking girls were not allowing for any sleep to happen for me or my husband. Finally in the middle of the night I just couldn't take it anymore and had to call downstairs to get some kind of help. The sound died down for a few hours but the shrieking started right back up before 8am!! ugh.... Definitely won't be staying here again, my back is still all twisted from trying to sleep on that cement bed.

21/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
91. Gracie M.
So everything about this hotel was okay. It served its purpose, but I felt like they had false advertising when they said that they provided breakfast to their tenants which  consisted of dried out stale pastries (which were the best part), juice from a old machine, and other sad options. Terrible.

06/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
92. Derrick L.
As any new homeowner, obsessed for the past year with House Hunters, the magnificence of this building totally blew me away. Just the awesome, original wood, marble, tile... just awesome.

As any exhausted, vacationing father of three boys under 6 years of age, I would have gladly traded the incredible beauty of this property for a new, firm mattress. Seriously. The bed mattress probably needed to be replaced at least 5 years ago. The pull-out mattress of the sofa was fine for my boys, but would have destroyed my back.

One high value, low money investment they could also use is to update the bathroom fixtures--faucet handles and such... not retro, just old.

The continental breakfast offered was sufficient for my kids -- simple pasteries, generic cheerios, milk, orange juice, coffee, plain toast.

Service was great. For example, I think fastest delivery of a pack-n-play that I've ever had in the last five years.

Valet parking was $32/day. The adjacent surface lot is cheaper on weekdays, but more expensive on weekends (Fri night through Mon morning).

Wi-Fi is re-dunk expensive -- $12/day.

Overall, insanely beautiful building with nice service, but the mattresses really blew it for me.

22/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
93. Quinlan F.
The look:  The building use to be a bank office so they jept the design to make for these awesome old school interior hallways and doors.  The inside of the room is up to date but its not going to knock your socks off.

The stay: Nice suite.  Its not a big spacious room but it gets the job done. Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen area all met my needs.  The highlight was when I needed to open a bottle, and did not pack a cork.  Guess what was in the Kitchen cabinet with everything you need??? You guessed it a cork.  Moreover, theres an awesome view of the surrounding area if your room is facing said area ; )

The Location: Perfect for Gaslamp, The Beach, The zoo, The Convention Center, The Wack Padres game...whatever you may be in SD for this location is prime.

The Customer Service: Nice friendly staff

The Parking: Cost 30 additional dollars. Valet out front.  I was mad about the parking being so difficult but its difficult to find parking in the area anywhere anyway so I got over it.

The price: Everything was a bit pricey in the area so I thought we got a good value of course If this hotel was in another location I would say they charge too much

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Tiana M.
Booked this room through hotel tonight. This is my second time in San Diego and I was bummed at first that were weren't able to book a room at the Sophia hotel where I stayed before. To my surprise this place was great! Perfect location in San Diego, had a nice view and the bed was comfortable. I always love when a hotel has great shampoos and conditioners. I gave it three stars because there is no pool, you have to pay for wifi and the valet is $32.00. Also, the continental breakfast is not that great.

24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
95. Janey E.
Like the star-rating says, this place is A-OK (and if I could have it my way, I would give this place three and a half stars). It has a lot of pluses, but a few minuses too.

Let's talk about the good.

-This place is charming! It's gorgeous and has stunning details make it unique.
-Our room was clean.
-The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Polite, chatty, told me all sorts of marvelous places to visit, and even gave me a map.
-While our room was tiny, it had A LOT to offer: two flat-screen televisions, DVD players, a desk, sofa, arm chair, small unit that housed a mini-fridge (remember to turn it on when you arrive), microwave and coffee pot, as well as cups, glasses, dishes and flatware.
-The hotel is also located in a very hot spot, close to lots of bars and restaurants, though not much with regards to unique shopping, and relatively close to the convention center.
-Super fluffy pillows, and firm, but not terrible, bed.
-Great view from the rooftop during breakfast.

Now, let's talk about the downsides.

-Valet only parking. $30 per day. Plus tips.
-Meh breakfast of cereal, fruit, toast, muffins.
-I would be giving this hotel four solid stars except there's the Wifi. You must pay for the the wifi. $6.95 hourly, $11.95 daily, or $29.96 weekly. Also the wifi is for ONE user. That means if you have a laptop and a tablet and wish to use the internet on both, you must log out of one before using the other. Or if a couple wished to share the internet, only one could be on it at a time unless they wished to pay for two users. This is the factor that upset me the most. First, paying for wifi in this day in age, it kind of silly. Secondly the fact that one room that has two people staying in it not being able to use the same internet is absurd.

Overall The Gaslamp Plaza Suites suited our needs, and is recommended (but consider your internet usage before deciding to stay).

19/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
96. Lorri D.
This place has captured my heart.  I really love it.

Sure, it's smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Gaslamp so you're gonna hear some ruckus on the street below or some loud neighbors late at night occassionally... but I don't think I've been bothered by any of that during my stays here.  I knew where I was and took it at that!  Bed was comfy, so who cares!

We stay in the mini suites, those are the best (and super reasonable for the price).  Yes, they are small but there's still plenty of room for a romantic, or not, getaway for two (all you need is a bed and bathroom, right?).  You'll have a fridge in the room and a nice couch (makes into a bed if needed) and comfy chairs too, so if you meet up with friends (or make some new ones) bring them up to the room, if you wish, to chat and check out the view!  The rooms have the old victorian feel to them and are quite cute!  Large TV and mini kitchen too.  The WiFi is not free, that's the only bummer if you are a tech geek or need it for work.  We've only been there for fun... so it was never an issue.

There's a rooftop sitting area where you can bring your own drinks and/or food and just relax, enjoy the sunshine or the moonlight.... really cool and such a great view overlooking 5th street!  Breakfast is served up here daily too.

The staff acts as if they are totally excited to be at work, every one of them that we have ever come across has been in a great mood, completely helpful and welcomed us as if we were family.  Any questions on nightlife or events in the area and they'll get you covered and make sure you know where to go and provide maps, coupons and their own personal suggestions too!  

As for parking and those types of things, I can't help you there... we take the train down from Orange County and then the ORANGE line to the hotel, the rest of our stay is by foot or trolley so we've never had to deal with valets or parking issues. WONDERFUL!!!

Great deals can be found on this hotel if you check out sites such as hotels.com and tripadvisor.com .  

Nice spot to stay!  I recommend, definitely!

CHEERS!!!

16/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Sarah A.
This is a beautiful and unique hotel that is located right by many great restaurants and downtown hotspots.  It was clean and felt very safe.  The front desk staff was so helpful and friendly.  Merry at the front desk was so friendly and helpful.  She had many suggestions of great sites around San Diego.  The breakfast was just ok.  Muffins and cereal but the view from the roof was amazing.

05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Scott H.
In the heart of Gas Lamp District
Really nice interior quick check-in
Wifi only allowed single access not good if with children

17/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
99. Jessie M.
A hotel with no room service, no bar, no pool, hard sheets, and very thin walls? No thanks.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
100. Andrew H.
Loved it! Way outside of our usual price range, but we couldn't find an available room on a Saturday night in San Diego so we decided to splurge. We were stuck in town due to mechanical issues with the car and had already called 12 other motels and hotels before we tried Gaslamp Plaza Hotel.

And how lucky we were! There was one room available: a one-bedroom corner suite on the 8th floor. The Steinbeck Suite. We felt like royalty!

What a fun view! Lots of big windows. And the mattress was one of the best I've ever slept on. Very firm but comfortable.

The staff was really friendly, too. We felt right at home.

08/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Nora B.
This is a great place to stay in the Gaslamp!  The location is just right for walking to all of the area restaurants,  bars and clubs. The rooftop patio was awesome and we enjoyed taking in the view at night.  The continental breakfast is also served on the rooftop which is enjoyable.  

The room was great! Super comfortable bed, modern accessories with the fridge and microwave and very well appointed.  We liked that it was historic but updated. Clean. Well priced. We will definitely seek to stay again.

10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0