If you are going to spend any time in San Diego, I recommend the Omni Hotel. It is attached to their their baseball stadium, Petco Park (one of the nicest stadiums around), and at the bottom of 5th Avenue, which is the start of Gaslamp district. Walk up and down 5th and over a couple of blocks, and enjoy the restos, the bars, the shops, the people, the scene - very San Diego! If you are going to be at a convention, Omni is steps away from the San Diego Convention Center. A short walk and you are along the harbour boardwalk which is very scenic, and full of buskers, pedicabs …. and I highly recommend The USS Midway, a great aircraft carrier permanently moored along the waterfront.
As for the hotel itself, I found it very clean, very modern, the staff were attentive, service was great, the lobby small but comfortable … just the way I like it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Omni San Diego is located in downtown San Diego, just steps from the historic Gaslamp quarter and connected via skybridge to the San Diego Padres ballpark, PETCO Park. This luxury hotel was designed with a cosmopolitan feel to compliment the sunny San Diego setting. The interior is contemporary and comfortable, decorated in warm earth tones and natural materials. Guestrooms are relaxing and well appointed with the finest bedding, upscale bathroom amenities, free wireless internet and unbeatable views. In addition, the hotel houses an extensive collection of rare baseball memorabilia, including a variety of autographed baseballs, jerseys, and a Babe Ruth contract. Whether traveling for business or leisure, a stay at the Omni San Diego Hotel is one you won't soon forget. Culinary offerings include McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, open daily, 6am to midnight. Offering the freshest selection of seafood in San Diego, menus are printed daily based upon local fish market supply and focus on seasonal, locally sourced, farm-to-table creations highlighting organic ingredients. Supplementing the menu is a thoughtful beverage list including progressive wines-by-the-glass and mixologist inspired cocktails with a “house made” approach. The Terrace Bar & Grill, open everyday through September, 11am to 8pm – Poolside, Level 6. In-Room/Remote Dining: 24 hours a day online. Morsel’s Café: Open everyday, 6am to 10pm – Lobby Level. Enjoy a variety of Starbuck’s coffee beverages, grab a snack to go, pick up travel-friendly sundries or a San Diego themed gift on the run. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni San Diego