The hotel was quite nice at probably the most central and most convenient location in San Diego. It is a heavily decorated, old "Victorian" style which can get a bit tiring to the uninitiated like me. I would like to see some more modernism inside this hotel. The staff was excellent, their restaurant was amazing (had one of the best Angus black iron steaks twice and was never disappointed). It provides fast and reliable wifi. I was quite bummed out though that they are charging $15 a day (without taxes) for "facility" use (internet, a little dodgy coffee machine in the room and an old in room safe) without giving you the choice of opting out if you wished. The safe that I paid for was quite disappointing. It was very old and took ages to lock it whilst I did feel that if anyone truly wanted to steal something from it he would have made it! During the last day of my stay the whole thing just gave up and did not work at all. The people from the hotel could not fix it. I would like to see some better quality coffee, tea and hot chocolate using the in room facility (given that the little dodgy coffee machine stays put). I think the presence of a DVD player in the room was obsolete (who want to watch a DVD in a hotel especially if there is a linked central hotel audio visual service). The audio visual system in general was also disappointing to use - analog signal LCD TV, only a couple of channels were clear and available whilst the internal entertainment TV system was quite dodgy. No satellite or cable channels despite this being one of the premium hotels. Cleanliness was perfect however comfort wise I was a bit disappointed. The hotel is situated nearby a very busy street which is good in a sense. I was in one of the higher floors and soundproofing was not great through the windows. Unfortunately sound proofing was also bad as well in-between the rooms. Most of the days of the week the room(s) around mine were vacant, however, during the weekend (including Friday) these rooms were occupied. The room which has a connecting door to my room had barely any soundproofing. The occupants were not loud but you could here pretty much everything as the connecting door is adjacent your bed, from talks, to the shower, toilet flush, tv etc. All in all, a good hotel, however, taking account of the comfort status it is trying to sell I would suggest they attend to these small things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westgate offers the ease and pleasures of the world’s finest metropolitan hotels, and the best of Southern California! Minutes from the airport or the San Diego Convention Center, steps from the trolley/train station and readily accessible by freeway. Within walking distance is the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Opera and the Symphony, Horton Plaza shops and Gaslamp Quarter energy. Return to the quiet of your private room and relax in luxury, then consider a visit to Le Spa or the Fitness Center, a glass of wine in the intimate Plaza Bar, or an elegant dining experience graciously served in The Westgate Room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westgate San Diego
- Westgate Hotel San Diego