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The Westgate Hotel

#24 of 272 Hotels in San Diego
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1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

We (My husband and my little one year old) came to San Diego for a conference and a mini vacation and decided to stay at this hotel recommended by Tripadvisor's contributors for family. They couldn't be more right! The hotel lobby reminds of me of the old world charm with it's antiques, plush carpets and sofas along with pastoral paintings... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

With all the times i have been to the Gaslamp area, i had never stayed at the Westgate hotel until this weekend. Finding it was easy and it was conveniently located 1 block from Horton's Plaza and 2 blocks from the Gaslamp. The review options here seem more like that for a restaurant but i am reviewing this as the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

when we first walked in the room, our expectations were shattered, definitely not a 4 star hotel. we immediately noticed that there is no soap, shampoo etc. , we were told to look for it under the sink by the person on the phone, we looked and it wasn't there so they sent somebody who brought the shampoos, then had... More 

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lkarimiSanDiego, General Manager at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you encountered on arrival. I was very disappointed to learn of your less than exceptional experience while staying with us on your last visit to San Diego. The issues mentioned in your review are very rare in occurrence however mechanical systems do unfortunately sometimes fail at inopportune moments. The Westgate... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

This is long review-- I have so much to say about this place! I travel to San Diego 6-8 times a year, and I always stay downtown. I have about 4 or 5 usual haunts that I typically choose from, but this last trip, EVERYTHING was booked. I finally called this place and they had a room. I took it,... More 

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East Sussex, UK
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40 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

If you like European style hotels, Louis X!V style, then the Westgate is for you. A little piece of Versailles in a 60s building, close to the Gaslamp, the Westgate does what it does in great style. If you're looking for an upscal US -style chain hotel , this is not for you and also, if, by the reviews, you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

There are nothing bad I can say about it, even for my usual excuse --- location. The in-room wifi is a little bit slow for using skype for international call but not a big deal.

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

This hotel is absolutely goregous! I found The Westgate by chance through Priceline and was not disappointed at all. The decorations are beautiful--old clocks, a desk from the Palace of Versailles, and original Steinway piano--a mini museum! The room was huge-I loved the bathroom vanity area which had a huge mirror and countertop. Upon arriving, there are complimentary bottles of... More 

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Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

This hotel transports you to another time and place. The letterhead in the, elegant bar, comfortable lobby, well appointed business center, and delicous food (and room service) remind you of what hotels used to be.

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Ojai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

The Westgate Hotel is elegantly timeless. Maridella and I had our wedding and reception at the Versailles room 25 years ago and everything was flawless. Thanks to Rachel Osgood, Manager of Catering, we were able to celebrate our silver anniversary dinner back in the Versailles room recently, just the two of us in the middle of the entire ballroom with... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

My friend and I stayed at the Westgate for 4 days earlier this month. We got a super deal on Hotwire ($82!) The hotel is literally right next to the City Center railway stop, which makes is really easy to get around San Diego. Our room was on the 6th floor, and it was quiet and comfortable. While the decor... More 

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