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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

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500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I woke up to a beautiful view of the Hotel del Coronado's red turrets across the bay at this historic hotel that once served as the Armed Services YMCA. The lobby looks beautiful. Although the room was tiny, the bed was comfy, and it was a restful night on the sixth floor. The rooms are available at a bargain rate... More 

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LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here 25 years ago when it was the Armed Forces YMCA established by Congress for service members' recreation after the World Wars. It's amazing how the 100 year old building has held up and the upgrade to a reasonably comfortable budget hotel. The gang showers are replaced by private toilets/showers operated by the room keycards. They check the... More 

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london, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was unsure if this place was going to be a bit rough but it turned out to be fine. Location is great, right next to trolley (metro) stop. Parking available right next door ($24 for overnight). Lots of homeless people in the area but relatively few compared to most of San Diego. The hotel is clean but the rooms... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This hostel claims to be a hotel but is far from it! It's a hostel with tiny bedrooms and a communal bathrooms. Me and my friend requested a room for two and when we arrived we were given a room with one single bed in it. He told us we had to pay more for a double bed, which was... More 

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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you want a basic room. You've found it here. For the price it's good. Clean and tidy rooms. The bathrooms could use a facelift or a bit more attention. Good location right around the corner from the Trolley / Amtrak station. Short walk to Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Convention Centre etc. Overall, happy with my stay.

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is better than the reviews so far have deserved (I stayed here with some trepidation), but also isn't the place to stay if you are looking for the backpacking/hostelling vibe of a bunch of young people hanging out in shared spaces. It is definitely a hostel, and not a hotel, so the name can be misleading if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed here for a girls weekend and it was the perfect spot. The location is right in the heart of the gas lamp so you can walk to eveything. My room was really nice and the service was awesome. The restaurant downstairs was actually really good and had great drinks. My server Michelle was super fun and gave us... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great stay from check-in to check-out. When I first checked-in, I was greeted with a big smile from Becca. Becca went above and beyond to make the check-in process a breeze. The hotel is in a great location and very close to the Gaslamp district. The rooms are very comfortable, quite and clean.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I stayed here for the final night of a trip if made for work, and since my employer wasn't footing the bill after the conference ended, I looked for something much cheaper than where I had been staying earlier in the week. My fault for waiting until the last minute to book somewhere, but this (dumpy) place was the only... More 

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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a dormitory-like hotel, or like a youth hostel with all single rooms. Judged as what it is, it is excellent. The best of it's type that I have stayed in. It is cleaner than many name hotels I have stayed it. The bathrooms are actually single bathrooms (with toilet, sink, and shower) that lock. They are shared, and... More 

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