stayed here for two nights while attending a conference at the coronado. went on priceline and got a decent deal. check in was quick and front desk staff was friendly (offered water or glass of wine upon arrival). Also had refreshments and pastries at the front desk. Rooms were small but had all the amenities and very modern in design. bed was comfortable. some of the snack bar items were complimentary (water, soda, juice, chips). free internet.
the bad: their night club IVY (at the top floor) opens on Thursdays and through the weekends I believe--we were in room 402 and the noise was really distracting, and likely inappropriate if you had children with you as you can actually hear people screaming profanity at times. The party lasts till about 2am so you might be kept up until then--not a problem if you were out partying yourself I guess. Although close to the gaslamp district, the hotel is next to the salvation army, so the number of homeless folks that you see can ruin the atmosphere that the hotel tries to create. parking is $30 a night, but you can find parking at the meters. We parked at a nearby parking lot (on 7th and E) for $5 overnight (until 6am, but the attendant was nice enough to extend it to 7:30am for us. We were told we can park until 12noon for $10). If you park at the meters, make sure to look at the sign on the meter as to when street cleaning will take place (some will say tues/thurs/sat, others mon/wed/friday from 3-6am). If you park at the meters during street cleaning, you can get a ticket.
Overall, not a bad short stay--it is comfortable enough but not very suitable for families or people who need to rest early--especially during nights when the night club is open. Shop around if you are going with kids or if you're taking a business trip.
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- Ivy Hotel San Diego
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