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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

432 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I knew that check in time was officially 4pm. I got to the hotel at about 12:30pm and was told that I should go for a walk and I would receive a phone call when a room was available. No phone call came. I got back to the hotel at 4pm and it took another 30 minutes until I... More 

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Keating Hotel. We greatly appreciate all feedback from our guests, and we utilize that feedback to identify areas where we can improve both our services and levels of hospitality. I am very sorry to hear that we were not able to accommodate your special request for your room... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the vibrant heart of Gaslamp, The Keating is the best choice for hip travelers. Rooms are huge (even the cheapest one), with lots of ammenities and gadgets, and a clean, simple, cutting-edge design. You can even play the the light works, while relaxing on your complimentary flip flops. The staff is young, qualified and effervescent. Continental breakfast is... More 

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Roy - Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for the amazing five star review! We love your use of the word "vibrant" to describe the Gaslamp - perfect description of energy that is the heart of downtown. It is such a pleasure to hear that you found our staff to be so enthusiastic - we... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a night at The Keating, Pininfarina, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I did my research and saw they had pretty decent reviews and an awesome Jacuzzi tub, but I was utterly disappointed with our stay and service! The sole reason we booked the hotel room was for the tub. My husband has been deployed and it was... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and it is just a cool hotel. Staff was great as well. I would ask for the spa room. Amazing private outdoor area that can not be beat for the area. Just an overall great place to stay at the Gaslamp.

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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was lovely, but my wife booked this as a retreat for me after the death of my Father. If you want to enjoy the night life and not get to sleep before 3 am and get woke up by 11am then this is the place for you

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Tina - First and foremost, I sincerely apologize that your special retreat was not everything that it deserved to be. In speaking with your wife at check-out, I was disappointed to hear that such a special and important getaway was so negatively affected by outside noise. Your wife was kind enough to spend time with me that morning, discussing both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was great! High ceilings, comfortable bed, I don't think they use poly blankets so I was sweating when I woke up. Plenty of smaller and flat pillows so you can arrange them to your liking. My room came with a bathrobe, 2 pairs of complimentary sandals 2 bottles Voss water, ear plugs, a handwritten note, and chocolates by the... More 

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Drew: Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and for the five star rating! I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the design of the room and felt our staff was extremely friendly. We are grateful to have so many team members like Shelton who take pride in their level of service and really... More 

San Diego
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for accommodations in San Diego do make sure that the establishment you select will afford you the respect and the privacy you expect and deserve. The staff at The Keating was entirely unprofessional and lacked any of the sense of courtesy and decorum that I found in abundance at all of the other hotels I frequented during... More 

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

We have zero tolerance for illegal activity at the Keating Hotel. Your decision to place both our guests and staff in danger with your actions required immediate assistance from San Diego Police Department to have you removed from our hotel. We stand behind our decision to remove you, and will continue to always act with the safety and security of... More 

Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such a fun time in this hotel. It's got really funky decorations: the building has been there since 1890, so they've kept some of the old features but completely modernized everything else. So there's this beautiful winding staircase that circles the elevator in the main part of the hotel, but the decor all around is red and black,... More 

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Keating Hotel and for the great five star review! As a privately owned hotel constantly evolving and changing based on the desires of our guests, it is such a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed those small design details that make The Keating the hotel that it is. As you... More 

San Diego, CA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, good value, sophisticated décor, quiet enough for an otherwise noisy neighborhood. Pleasant and helpful staff. Especially appreciate the in-room espresso machine! Close to everything in a convenient downtown location. Probably better for singles/ couples rather than families.

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Emmett: Thank you for choosing to review your experience at The Keating Hotel. We are so glad to hear that you found our location, customer service, and decor all enjoyable during your visit. And we have to agree with you in regards to the in-room espresso machine - regular coffee just won't do for our team members any more! Great... More 

Sonoma County California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the small but stylish lobby with the dark red and black decor, you know it's going to be a unique experience. And I have to say, overall, that it was an excellent one as well. The staff greets you right away, making you feel welcomed and comfortable, whisking away your luggage while you check in.... More 

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Patcee: Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a thorough review on your experience and for the fantastic five star review! it is such a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the hotel's design of mixing modern decor with our historic building. The suite you stayed in is a personal favorite of the team's -... More 

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