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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 #48 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008
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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
105 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

We enjoyed how quiet the hotel was. The service was first class; they even brought strawberries and lemonade, free of charge. The lobby was very elegant. The only objection is that parking costs $27/night, which seemed excessive. Having said that we definately would stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

Having just recently returned from a business trip in San Diego, I felt compelled to send in my review of The Westgate Hotel and my fabulous experience. The rooms were beyond my expections in comfort and decor, meals and service excellent and, to top all of this, the Bell Captain, Sergio, went above and beyond in providing service. Specifically, after... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

I joined my wife who was there for 2-days worth of work meetings and we had a great time! Pleasant experience from the moment we entered their lobby and checked in until the moment we left. The word elegant has been noted in several of the reviews and that is just what you'll experience. If you are looking for a... More

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

Overall I really loved this hotel. Concierge and staff were terrific - very helpful. Wonderful food at the restaurant and a lovely bar. My only complaint is that despite the high floor, my room was very noisy. I heard a lot of street traffic noise - trucks, drunks, and car alarms.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2007

I stayed at this hotel when i managed a conference for one of my clients. I found it to be truly on par with many luxury european hotels i have visited. The decor throughout the hotel is decadent, and the rooms are reasonably sized and well planned. I had the pleasure of working with the entire staff, who were for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2007

To celebrate my fiancé’s birthday we decided on a weekend getaway to San Diego. I booked a hotel through Hotwire, based on star rating and location in the Gaslamp quarter, and was pleased to find out we were staying at The Westgate. Despite a bland outside appearance, the interior architecture and decor of The Westgate has a European, and distinctly... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2007

Just returned from a great stay at this charming hotel, Great staff, lovely large but cozy rooms. Very convient to downtown activities. Close to the Civic Center, and many fine restaurants and activities. We were there 5 days and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The Concierge was very helpful in directing us to activities that fit our style and... More

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ojai, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

Over the years we have visited this hotel at least 10 times. The guest rooms, the public rooms, the restaurants are superbly furnished and decorated. Beautiful pieces of furniture everywhere. Quality Persian Rugs on shining wood floors. The personel are friendly, helpful, and forthcoming. They are moslty young western European men and women who seem interested in your comfort. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

This is my first review I've ever written. But I wanted to get this down. Westgate was not what I expected. You expect lush British Royalty, but it was just old fashioned, cheap, like a grandmother's house. The staff was friendly, but not outstanding. It definitely is not a 5 star hotel. Concierge was a young girl who answered with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

A copy of a letter we just sent to the hotel: My husband and I recently stayed at your hotel. We were there on Monday and Tuesday nights, September 3rd and 4th. I am writing to tell you that our stay with you was the most pleasant we have ever had at a hotel. When we were first greeted we... More

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Address: 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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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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#10 Spa Hotel in San Diego #15 Luxury Hotel in San Diego #28 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #58 Business Hotel in San Diego
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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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