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The Westgate Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #41 of 270 hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008

This is a lovely hotel! It starts at the front desk- superb staff, willing to assist you in any way. The rooms are delightful- large, clean, just beautiful. The location is right in the middle of everything. You can walk to the water, to many restaurants, bars, shopping. I'd recommend this hotel to family and friends in a heartbeat. If... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

I frequently seek out hotels part of the "Leading Hotels of the World" group, especially when traveling for business. What you get is a unique old world experience of wonderful service and interesting decor. It's a nice break from the standardized cookie cutter experience of big chains like the Marriotts and Hyatts. The Westgate was no exception in regard to... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

The decor is a little dated. The hotel was built in the 70's could use a re-fresh. Staff is helpful and the restaurant was good. I would stay here again as long as I got a good rate.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

I really enjoyed my stay at the Westgate. I was in San Diego for a conference and stayed at this hotel from Oct. 26 - 29th. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful with directions, parking, delivery of packages, booking of airport transportation. They have a gourmet shop on site that makes sandwiches to go for your flight -... More

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Dana Point, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Westgate for our first wedding anniversary. We were greeted by a fantastically helpful staff, and had a very easy check-in. I noticed a slightly musty smell when we walked into the grand lobby, but it wasn't a big deal. The staff gave us a complimentary upgrade to a room on the 17th floor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

We husband and I just returnted from san diego. Our stay at the Westgate was just perfect. Wonderful staff, room were very clean, great location across from the mall, lost of resturants close by, 7-11 on the corner, Longs Pharmacy across the street. We also had our 14 month old son with us the rooms were a good size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

We recently stayed at the Westgate Hotel and it was amazing. Close to the Marina to walk and see all the boats, walking distance to so many great restaurants, close to large outdoor mall, etc. The rooms were large and quiet. The staff was amazing. Great to be able to pull down to the parking garage and have a valet... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

Arriving from the airport by hotel shuttle was quick and nice to have. The hotel charges $5 each way for shuttle service, but well worth $10 total for ground transportation (much cheaper than taxi). We arrived a little too early for check in, but the front desk secured our bags and had our cell number to notify us when the... More

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Sacramento California
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

This hotel has recently been renovated. It is very ornate and is centrally located in the Gaslight area of downtown San Diego. Rooms are large and quiet. Customer service is second to none.

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

I was very happy with the Westgate for my stay. The rooms are sizeable, with extremely comfortable beds. Good service, and the hotel is in a fantastic location in downtown San Diego. I walked to Petco Park for a Padres game, and there are a great many restaurants and bars in easy walking distance. If you know downtown San Diego,... More

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Address: 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
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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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