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Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   830 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Hotel St. James) (Downtown)
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Ranked #167 of 268 hotels in San Diego
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
TrentNeilB Everett, Washington
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Everett, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the last minute situation it was a great fit, right downtown in the middle of the great nightlife. The staff was very friendly but one had a tie that was falling apart which describes the hotel quite well as it was also rundown. The room was tiny and the bathroom didn't even have a door that closed all the... More

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Phoenix AZ
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cool old hotel,our stay included july fourth holiday . the vantage point from the rooftop patio is spectacular for the big bay boom .The hotel is very old , however it has been updated but not to the point of taking away the charm. the elevators are slow and awkward to negotiate, just gives you an opportunity to hold... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd first like to state that the staff at the Ramada Gaslamp is outstanding, totally helpful, and very friendly. Second, the rooms we stayed in were immaculately clean. The beds are very comfortable. This hotel is 101 years old, and well situated, in the Gaslamp district, surrounded by excellent restaurants, and an easy walk to the convention center and waterfront.... More

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Akron, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at this hotel and we had a nice experience. The staff, especially Matthew at the front desk, was very friendly and even offered advice on places to visit while in San Diego. Additionally, the views from the hotel's rooftop were amazing, and having a 24/7 restaurant attached to the hotel -- with room service -- only added... More

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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here 4 days ago for the first time. The elavators are very very old and have a metal cage which slammed shut on my wrist which also caused my to spill the hot coffee i had in my hand all over myself.I instantly started crying from the pain and one of the hotel employees saw the whole thing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently I stayed at the hotel for a conference. It is in a very convenient location close to restaurant and convention center. For the price I paid, it was a good deal because I could not find other hotels in waling distance to the convention center at lower than $250/night. The stay was OK. The room was small, but staff... More

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean, housekeeping and the front desk staff were all above excellent! The room was in disrepair however, and the shower head needed replacing, tile in the bathroom were chipped, it was unsightly. I expected a small room and that's what I got. I didn't think the elevators were as slow as everyone complains. The night before I... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reviews are spot on. Know what you are getting. Yes, you are getting a small room, with slow, old elevators. But, you are also getting a great staff, clean rooms, the cheapest overnight parking in the Gaslamp, an absolute amazing location with walking distance to everything, including the marina, nightlife, Petco Park, a Starbucks around the corner, and an... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Queen size room was small, hard for 2 people but I was alone so was fine. Good amenities, comfortable.

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Address: 830 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Hotel St. James)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center 3*
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Also Known As:
Ramada Inn And Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center
Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/ Hotel San Diego
Ramada Inn San Diego
Ramada San Diego

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This boutique style hotel is centrally located in San Diego's exciting Gaslamp Quarter. We invite you to step back in time to the elegant comforts, friendly hospitality and impeccable service of a bygone era. Opened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, San Diego's original high-rise luxury hotel, our beautifully restored property is an oasis of historic style for leisure and business travelers. We are 6 1/2 blocks from San Diego's waterfront convention center. It's a pleasant 7 minute walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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