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The Westgate Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Chic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You're greeted by a wonderfully elegant and spacious reception area, the rooms equally so. All the staff were incredibly affable and helpful and the hotel itself is immaculate.

Turn left out of the hotel and you're in the Gaslamp district, a lively and fun area for party-goers and shopper alike, turn right and you'll find a tram stop to take you around the city.

I'm sure only the the most pedantic of guests could find fault with this place, and I'd recommend anyone to try.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheWestgateHotel, General Manager at The Westgate Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Blue133,

Thank you very much for writing a review of our hotel. I am very glad you enjoyed your recent stay! The hotel was designed to rival the Grand Palace hotels of Europe. Inspired by the palace Versailles the lobby contains original works of art and many antiques. The hotels central location provides easy access to all San Diego has to offer including the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Richard Cox
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The rooms are comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean.
I found all the staff to be courteous, helpful and approachable.

The best thing that stands out about this hotel is the food! I ordered three lots of room service and it was all exceptionally brilliant.
It was hot in temperature, great quality, appealing to the eye, just enjoyable. Food for all of us when away from home and travelling is a big thing, we all have varying tastes and standards. This hotel is pleasant and again I emphasise all the staff are great.

It's in a great location with a shopping Mall directly across the road and within walking distance of the gas lamp area.

Stayed July 2014
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a wonderful, wonderful, stay at The Westgate Hotel.
It was so lovely that we stayed on an extra three days.
The room was wonderful, the pool felt spa-like and staff wecoming.
I highly recommend the Westgate Hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spent 4 night on the 06/17/14 on wesgate hotel with my friend it was nice,we liked the hotel and the location was great. The staff was nice sepacily shraddha carlin.
She was really helpful. I will go back again

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The valet parking attendants were very friendly and well mannered. The lobby is small but beautiful with a few chandeliers and nice staircase. The front desk personal was friendly.

All the employees are not in a uniform but rather in very nice attire. Every employee we encountered made some sort of small talk with myself and my 12 year old daughter. I felt welcomed after a good day in SD.

The rooms are not directly visible from the hallways. You have to go through a small hallway to get to each room which adds more privacy and eliminated the noise. It felt very private. My room was on the 11th floor and it had a great view of the city.

The room had a powder room, large mirror, robes, and the actual bathroom was separate from the dual sink area.

The room itself had a full size desk, outlets all around and comfy beds. The balcony opened wide so you could walk out and overlook the pool. The AC can be controlled in your room and isn't noisy or too cold/hot.

The workout room is available and nice!

Chocolates were left on the pillow and the staff came by to fill the ice bucket.

Room service was a little late with our breakfast but it was good. The gentleman who brought our food was kind and verified our order. I forgot to order coffee and he brought it right away.

The only negative was the small TV. I think it was 20 inches?? Not sure but definitely was not proportionate to the room.

I would go back and recommend it for a couple or anyone that enjoys nice stays.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in June. From the moment we drove up to hotel, the staff was always there to help make our stay very enjoyable!! Our room was even better than expected. It surpassed all expectations!! This hotel made sure all the little extras were provided to make the stay over the top! We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Central, NJ
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spent 4 nights last week and loved the hotel.
Great old world charm.. Crown molding, pocket doors, vintage furniture.. reminded me of the Palmer House in Chicago or an old European hotel but with all the modern conveniences.
GREAT rate and excellent staff. would stay there every time i go to SD.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#29 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#58 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westgate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 223
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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