This was an awesome little gem of a hotel in the gaslamp. I really can't say enough good things.
To start, I booked one of the super small mobile rooms through a website for under $100. The room was tiny! Calling the bed full was sayin a lot. And there was no view- we had a window that faced a ventalation area in the center of the building. (Which was good for sleeping -less noise.).
That aside, the room had a coffee maker with coffee, microwave and fridge, as well as a nicely laid out decent size bathroom.
The location of this hotel is purrrrfect! You have all of the gaslamp at your doorstep, with 5th street right at the corner. A straight 10 or 15 walk down Broadway gets you to all of the waterfront including the ferry docks to coronado island. If your really adventurous, you can jog/run to the start of balboa park in about 10-15 min.
Also - the rooftop is amazing! Free continental breakfast every morning. Don't expect bacon and eggs but they had a decent selection of pastries, cereal, toast, fruit and bevys. It's also open until 11 pm if you want to bring your own bevys and food up there.
There's a melting pot fondue restaurant attached (we didn't go) and a cute wine 'club' that had food and entertainment (burlesque) show on Friday nights.
All the staff was very friendly. It was an old bank so its very old school-think marble and glass walls and halls. The hotel rooms must have been bankers offices because many have brass letter slots. (Ours didn't because I'm guessing it was a storage closet - ha!:)
All in all, I'd totally come back here.
1) it was LOUD in our hotel room (read bass booming) until probably midnight. The wine club turns into a jumping club around 10. This didn't bother us because we were out all day and tired anyhow, but we heard an older couple complaining in the mornin about it. So if this bothers you request a very high floor or stay elsewhere.
2) The valet parking is $30 a night. If you fly in, a cab from the airport is only going to run you around $15.
I would definately stay here again!
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