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The Westgate Hotel

#30 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
9 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Westgate Room restaurant in the Westgate Hotel lobby is a terrific place to stop for lunch. It is a favorite of local business folks. White table cloths and excellent service. You can get in and out quickly -- or -- stay for a long leisurely meal. The staff make you feel special and never make you feel rushed. The... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thank you for your kind five star review on our restaurant “The Westgate Room”. We are so pleased to hear that you a enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I recently stayed at the Westgate hotel for 7 nights for business. The hotel is amazing. I was first booked at the Holiday Inn Express nearby, and disliked the hotel, so I checked out the following morning to move here. The rooms are VERY clean and extremely comfortable. The interior design may be a little old school, but everything is... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NYC Sound Guy, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We love to hear from business travelers such as yourself and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at The Westgate Hotel. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Driving up this is a 60s Bauhaus looking building but when you walk in the lobby has a warm old feel to it. The staff is attentive and courteous. The room was well appointed and very clean. I did not choose this place as it was for a meeting but I think it was a good choice. The most under... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joe LATravels, Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding your business travel to The Westgate Hotel. We hope that we can welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed at this majestic hotel for five nights at the end of February The location is terrific for exploring downtown San Diego on foot. The room was very spacious and was very luxurious. We could walk to Petco Park, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp was right there. Highly recommended.

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jmiller559, Thank you for your kind review, from a fellow Minnesotan! We appreciate your feedback and hope that we can welcome you back to sunny San Diego very soon. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very good hotel - staff excellent from receptionists to maids to maintenance man. Receptionists very friendly + informative. Maids very discreet, Maintenance man (didn't get his name - a Filipino) extremely helpful + friendly - fixed sink plug plus replaced coffee maker which went bust - deserves a bonus!!. Location great - get a taxi from the airport to the... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Singh Family, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I have passed along your kind words to the staff that was mentioned. It sounds like you were able to get out and really enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. We hope to welcome you back to The Westgate Hotel! Sincerely, Sarah Gunter... More 

Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night The Plaza Bar at the Westgate. Came specifically to see Jonathan Karrant. What a treat. The drinks were excellent and the company was even better. We had a late dinner there at the bar and it was amazing. To top it all off I had the best TiramisuI have ever had in my life. It... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Isi327, Thank you for your five star review! We are so lucky to have Jonathan Karrant perform in our Plaza Bar every Saturday. Join us in the summer for our Poolside Jazz series June – August. We hope to see you. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed at the Westgate prior to leaving for a cruise to Hawaii. The lobby is spectacular, (and a perfect setting for high tea ), the rooms large and comfortable, and attentive staff made us feel like honored guests. Built in the 1970s, it has been meticulously cared for. An opulent antidote to today's uber- modern hotels. Felt like a... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christine H, Thank you for your kind review. I hope you enjoyed your cruise to Hawaii! We hope to welcome you back to San Diego and The Westgate Hotel soon. Kind regards, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved this hotel. This hotel was most of what it indicates on it's website. Beautiful lobby, large comfortable rooms. It is in a great location, just two blocks from the Gaslamp district and the Westfield mall. Love that the trolley is located just next to the hotel and with the Trolley you can get to anywhere in San Diego. The... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adam M, We can’t wait to welcome you back! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

All of the usual compliments are in place: the rooms are large, and the location right in the heart of the Gaslamp area, staff is incredibly nice. They also have a daily turn down service, coming in the room while you are at dinner to spruce up the room, pull the shades, place chocolates on the pillow, etc. Highlight: in... More 

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan M. Thank you for your five star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the new edition to the Hotel; the weather has been perfect to enjoy our rooftop pool. We hope to welcome you back to the Westgate Hotel soon. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

Fort Worth, TX
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413 reviews 413 reviews
49 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great hotel, amenities, location, but the carpet, bathroom area, everything in general is a bit worn; excellent location, the bar is mellow, but there's everything close by! Great place to spend a day with two nights and see the area!!!

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RichardCox, Director of Operations at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Crystal Clear 2, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your remarks are helpful in allowing us to ensure each guest room are held to the highest of standards that guests have come to expect when staying at The Westgate Hotel. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Sarah Gunter Director of Operations More 

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