My family and I stayed in a 1-bedroom suite (the sliding door separates the room from the living room area) for 5 nights. Some of the reviews said the room was small, but we found it to be spacious enough for 5 of us (3 adults, two small children), even with the pack n play in the room for the baby. The pull-out bed was as comfortable as you would expect a pull-out to be, but it served its purpose.
Check in was quick and easy. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. Because of a large conference in town, we had two different bookings and were supposed to move to a smaller room after the second night, but when we went down to get our different room assignment, they told us they upgraded us and we could stay in the room our entire stay without moving. Thank you, Residence Inn!
The full breakfast was included in the stay and the kids enjoyed the wide variety of foods. The pool was about the size of a postcard, but it was heated so it was still nice (we were there over some unseasonably cold weather in April!).
Our room was on the 6th floor, street side, and yes, as most of the reviews mentioned, you could still hear a lot of the street noise, especially on the weekends. Try to ask for a pool-side room.
The only downside is the parking prices. Because of the location, you're going to have to pay big bucks no matter where you stay for parking, but it still hurt. $40 for overnight parking in the hotel lot. About $20-$30 in public lots across the street. We tried to park on the street a couple nights, but it's not always easy finding parking, especially at night, in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay and loved all the shops and restaurants in the area. The valet staff was awesome at recommending places to visit and then giving great directions on how to get there. If in San Diego again, we'd make it a point to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embodies the urban and eclectic styles of the modern-day Gaslamp Quarter. Guests enjoy the residential feel and strong sense of space in a comfortable and progressive setting. Start your day with complimentary hot breakfast, stay connected with complimentary high-speed-internet-access and step out into the vibrancy of downtown. Conveniently located just 2 blocks from the Convention Center and PETCO Park. Relax by the lobby fireplace and rooftop pool, rejuvenate in the fitness center and full-service lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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