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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   520 E St., San Diego, CA 92101   |  
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Ranked #92 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Milwaukee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Loved this Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2007

We stayed here in December. It was fabulous. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. Good directions for local sights. It was easy to walk to anything in town, the rapid transit was easily assessible. We did have a car, and it cost extra to park at night, but for the money it was definately worth it. We had a one bedroom suite on the ninth floor, and we had no problem with noise at all. Some other people we met at breakfast, said they had noise late at night in their room. The breakfast buffet on the rooftop was fabulous. Sitting and relaxing and overlooking the ocean----what more can I say. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Liked — It is an old converted building with history---very nicely remodeled. Mail slots in the doors. Fabulous.
  • Disliked — I liked everything.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2007

Used this site for recommendation and it was right on. The hotel while not having great amenties was very charming. We compared it to hotels we stayed at in Italy. Like previous reviewers, we found Mary at the hotel desk to be caring and helpful, giving us more than we expected. Sean also, went above and beyond in helping us book our stay at ANOTHER hotel after our stay. Super service, quaint rooms, great location, nice roof top views, very basic breakfast. Good value.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — pool
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shreveport, LA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2006

We really like the location of the gas lamp plaza. Close to a lot of bars, although it can get noisy on the weekend if youre close to the street. every employee was nice and friendly, especially mary who took us on a tour on monday morning. Only bad thing is parking- $21 a night!! And we found out you can get everywhere with the buses and trolleys, so DON'T DRIVE! But a really nice place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Attleboro, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2006

Just returned from a weeks stay at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. Our suite was a mini on the 8th floor and was tasteful, comfortable and clean. It suited our needs just fine because our trip was to experience San Diego and all that goes with it, not to stay in a hotel room. Housekeeping services was very good. and the staff was pleasant and helpful. We visited many areas of the City by walking or using public transportation. The weather was great and if your stay is to enjoy the City there is no necessity to rent a vehicle nor is there any need to worry about where to eat. There are plenty of restaurants of great variety. Places to visit are Coronado, Old Towne, Seaport Village, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Our next visit will include LaJolla.

We enjoyed the view from the rooftop and took advantage of the continental breakfast served there every morning.

We recommend that you do stay at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. Our travel experience has been that no matter where you go, your vacation is all that you make it to be.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — liked it all
  • Tips/Secrets — have good walking shoes
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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san diego
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2006

I was up on top..while the few employees came down from the elevator shaft after smoking marijuana, I would not recomend this hotel to anyone with Family! They need to give there emplyees a DRUG TEST.

Stayed November 2006
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2006

My wife and i revisited this establishment for the second time after a five year gap, and it was just as good as the first visit. From the beautiful glass panelled elevators to the tastefully furnished rooms, the whole place exudes an air of class. Very friendly desk staff. excellent maid service and generally spotless appearance all add to the ambiance. Complimentary breakfast on the roof terrace, with lovely views across the city in the early morning is a nice way to start the day. Location for nightbirds is wonderful, with most bars, clubs, restaurants within easy walking distance. A note of caution for the light sleeper though, it does get very noisy at night (fri-sat untill at least 3.00am) In summary, we would highly recommend the gaslamp plaza suites.

  • Liked — Beautifully decorated hotel Great location
  • Disliked — Early hours noise from the bars clubs etc
  • Tips/Secrets — Use the wonderful public transportation system and visit oceanside on the coaster train, a lovely journey through the countryside.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ny,ny
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2006

Stayed here one night. Heart of downtown, with plenty of action, and walking distance to the ballpark. A good choice for the $$.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gaslamp Plaza Suites

Address: 520 E St., San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#82 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gaslamp Plaza Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Gaslamp Plaza Hotel San Diego
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