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The Westgate Hotel

4.0 of 5 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
#42 of 270 hotels in San Diego
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were only supposed to stay here for one night but my husband became ill and needed open heart surgery! One night turned into 17. The reception staff were all wonderful to us and really supported us throughout. They were all so caring and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself is a fantastic place to stay, for one... More

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Davis, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel for just one night on our way home from a weekend in Mexico. Wanted a reasonably priced hotel that was in walking distance to restaurants. The Westgate Hotel was that and then some! We were greeted with the very friendly Nicole who noted my online request for the tallest floor available within our price range. She upgraded... More

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hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property boasts large rooms, nice furnishings, great linens, nice mattresses, free bottled water, immaculately clean rooms , a lovely jazz bar off the lobby. It brought me back to the days of old, perhaps the early 1960s, with its decor and overall feel. And that can be a good thing. My only complaint and note to the management: please... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviews mention, The Westgate has a kind of glamour that makes you feel you're in Europe. The lobby is simply spectacular and in fact is a recreation of one of Versailles galleries with original antiquities. The rooms have the same "luxury" feeling, and even though a bit outdated, they are very refined and well kept. Finally the swimming... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it looks very fancy, I never felt uncomfortable being a "regular person". The staff is very friendly and they all seem genuine. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and clean. It's the first hotel I've stayed at in decades that didn't have a card-key. This was an electronically-encoded metal key. I don't know how to comment on the value... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 3 of us (husband, daughter aged 7 & I) spent 5 nights at The Westgate and it was lovely. Upon an early arrival at 1:30 pm, (check in is at 3pm) they had some rooms available and we checked immediately on the 16th floor. The room we asked for had 2 double beds, with a spacious bathroom area and... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Westgate is beautiful, great location, and wonderful service. The concierge (Shraddha) is a real jewel and went the extra mile to help make my first visit to SanDiego special. Shopping mall across the street (Nordstrom/Macy's) walking distance to great restaurants and entertainment. Loved the turn-down service every night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with friendly staff. Our room was spacious and clean. Large bathroom with double vanity and great water pressure for shower. Pool and hot tub on the 3rd floor were amazing, especially the hot tub. Every night they have turn down service and leave you chocolate, plus everyday they give you free bottled water ( depends on how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this hotel. Roof top pool was great and kids loved it. Location was perfect. Close to shopping and restaurants as well as popular attractions. Only thing I didnt like was the mattress..wasnt comfortable for me. Also I didnt like the smell of the sheets. Overall a good value.

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Millersville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Westgate hotel was very nice and decorated beautifully. The beds were extremely comfortable ad room was spacious. Personnel at front desk very pleasant. Bellmen very consciousious. The concierge (Shraddha) was very helpful with any questions that we had about restaurants or sightseeing. The rooms were spacious, though I would add that there needs to be furnuture specifically to put... More

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Address: 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westgate Hotel 4*
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The Westgate offers the ease and pleasures of the world’s finest metropolitan hotels, and the best of Southern California! Minutes from the airport or the San Diego Convention Center, steps from the trolley/train station and readily accessible by freeway. Within walking distance is the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Opera and the Symphony, Horton Plaza shops and Gaslamp Quarter energy. Return to the quiet of your private room and relax in luxury, then consider a visit to Le Spa or the Fitness Center, a glass of wine in the intimate Plaza Bar, or an elegant dining experience graciously served in The Westgate Room. ... more   less 
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