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W San Diego

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #115 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to the rooftop bar with a few friends at 2:30 on July 9 this year (we didn't stay at the hotel). We were greeted by who we thought was the bartender, Shelly Britain. We ordered our drinks, not knowing the bar didn't open till 3:00. Shelly was so accommodating and friendly and never told us the bar was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I recently visited San Diego for the first time in June... We love Starwood so figured staying at the W was the right move. We were not disappointed! The rooms were a little small and the pool left little to be desired but the staff was super friendly and very helpful. We decided to grab some drinks... More

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a wonderful stay at The W Hotel during my 4th of July weekend! The harbor was within walking distance and we had a great view of the fireworks display! The staff was wonderful, especially Jennifer! The valet were polite and on time with our requests. We enjoyed the Rooftop Bar and we were able to take a short... More

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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled to San Diego for business many times and tried all of the Starwoods, including one with a higher SPG ranking, but this is my favorite. And while the location may not be as good, I like this hotel far better than any SPG option. The property is nice looking. The restaurant is good. The gym is very... More

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Garden Grove, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Starwood Gold Member and have stayed at my W Hotels. I used 11,000 points to stay at this W Hotel, which honestly was a compete waste! I would have to honestly say this is by far the most poorly maintained property. The Lobby was clean and welcoming. However, once you step foot in the elevator, it's all downhill... More

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Michael O, General Manager at W San Diego, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are in the process of restyling our guest rooms. We have nearly completed replacing all the carpets and mattresses. There's more to come so keep an eye out for updates! I'm glad to hear you found The Living Room and Rooftop Bar so nice. If you have any issues during... More

San Marcos, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I turned in 10000 SPG points to stay here for free. If I had paid $300 I would've been even more underwhelmed. This property is in downtown San Diego, but for being a "hip" hotel, it's not in the hippest part of downtown. You have to walk quite a bit to get to the Gaslamp which is where majority of... More

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Michael O, General Manager at W San Diego, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, I appreciate you reaching out to me to describe your experience via email. I would love to welcome you back for a different experience once our room refresh is complete, Please do email me when you find yourself back in San Diego. Like the email says, we are working toward making various improvements in all of our departments... More

Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here a few months ago. Hits and misses, which is disappointing given the cost of the rooms, the bar is set higher and more is expected. First negative experience came when we checked in, I told the lady at one point that we wanted a quiet location, and she got this look on her face... More

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Michael O, General Manager at W San Diego, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are often complimented for our excellent service and attention to detail in every department. We clearly missed the mark at nearly every opportunity during your stay. I would love to discuss your stay in more detail. Please email me at GMMichael.ODonohue@whotels.com. I hope to hear from you soon. Best, Michael More

Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here, while friends stayed at the Westin on Broadway. Service was excellent, attentive Valet parking and bell men. The room large and well laid out, but starting to look tired. The rugs need a good cleaning or replacing. There are stains in multiple areas and distressed areas are readily seen. Some of the furnishing, such as the desk area... More

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Michael O, General Manager at W San Diego, responded to this review

Hi Gail, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us! Our guestrooms are very spacious and offer a unique style. We are in the process of replacing all of our carpeting and refreshing our guest rooms. You'll have to come out once we are finished! It sounds like you were able to take full advantage of... More

San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I purchased a Groupon with my girlfriend and some friends and we went there for supper the service was extremely slow the food was decent but definitely not worth the money had we paid full price I would not have been happy at all the decor was nice and food was good but I wouldn't go back. The bar on... More

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Michael O, General Manager at W San Diego, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your recent experience in Kelvin. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the decor even though the service was not up to our expectations. I will be sure to work with our servers on delivering prompt service. Rooftop Bar is a great spot downtown. The... More

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opted to stay here because of its location. Gaslamp Quarter, light rail station, and even up to SeaPort village were all within walking distance. It's perfect since we mainly roamed around the downtown area and did not want to rent a car. Hotel staff was very helpful at arranging a cab whenever we need. I enjoyed their complimentry beverage... More

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Michael O, General Manager at W San Diego, responded to this review

Hi there! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much! We are in a great location for exploring everything downtown San Diego has to offer. If you need some recommendations, our Insider Megan would be glad to help you. She always has a few hidden gems to share. On your next visit, take a trip to our Rooftop... More

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Address: 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — W San Diego 4*
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Explore the newly restyled W San Diego Hotel. Our downtown San Diego hotel is walking distance from the city’s lively Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy and just minutes from the San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village, Coronado Island, San Diego Beaches and many more things to do in San Diego.If you’re looking for the hottest spot in the San Diego bar scene, simply look up. The W San Diego Hotel Rooftop Bar is a visionary fusion of extraordinary cocktails and glittering views. Bringing the bright, bold bonfire theme to life, the space features a playful sculpture of stacked beach chairs, designed by Mr. Important Design. Guests can mingle in one of the five private cabanas or toast to the nightly Sunset Ritual by the signature bonfire. Full service and bottle service is available. Then if you really want to make a splash, wander down to WET, our heated outdoor pool, located just a few steps from the rooftop revelry. Or kick back with cocktails in the Living Room Lounge where urban sophistication meets laid back style.Contemporary world cuisine with a hint of Latin flair—that is the inspiration Executive Chef and culinary master Kevin Harry is serving up at KELVIN, W San Diego’s new restaurant. ... more   less 
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