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520 E St Corner of 5th Avenue & E Street, San Diego, CA 92101-6206
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#77 of 284 hotels in San Diego
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
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4.3
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913. The original architectural aspects are still evident such as original marble on walls and stairways and brass elevator doors. All are preserved meticulously in keeping with our status of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is surrounded by shopping, theater, art galleries and more than 100 fantastic restaurants and night clubs. The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a half-mile walk from the San Diego Convention Center, as well as Petco Park (home to the San Diego Padres). We are 1 mile from Seaport Village and USS Midway and 2 miles from the Cruise Terminal and the world famous San Diego Zoo. We are also close to other tourist attractions like Sea World, Balboa Park, Coronado, San Diego Harbor, House of Blues, Civic Theater , and the newly remodeled Balboa Theater.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Swedish
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Kevin Y wrote a review Yesterday
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We just got back yesterday after a week here and had a wonderful stay One bedroom suite with lots of light overlooking all the activity was fun for when we were spending downtime. Hotel interior was beautiful with all the marble walls and flooring. Rooftop viewing area was wonderful as well as the coffee and espresso service We have family in the area and have spent a lot of time but this is the first time to stay downtown. 15 minute drive to Coronado beach, plenty of restaurants and bars we couldn't have been happier. Yes was it crazy on the weekend? Yes, but we had expected that given the location. Staff was extremely welcoming and valet really worked hard. Only thing I would say is that the bed seemed smaller than a queen, while still comfortable we would have been more comfortable had it been a bit larger.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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fizzoc wrote a review Aug 3
Orange, CA10 contributions2 helpful votes
Love this hotel!! The location in the Gaslamp Is amazing. The staff are so friendly. The rooms are always super clean. The rooftop is a wonderful place to hang out. It can be noisy on the weekends due to the prime location, but we use a sound machine on our phone to block it out.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ScreenNameDee wrote a review Jul 2022
Boise, Idaho3 contributions1 helpful vote
This property is in the heart of the gaslamp. There are many restaurants within walking distance. The staff were very friendly and pleasant. The rooms were cozy and the walls did not appear too thin as may be the case with other properties. I would highly recommend them. I would not hesitate staying here again in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Karin B wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very nice friendly people , clean great hotel and perfect location close to the Convention Center. Very Attentive service. We have stayed there in the past and definitely would again . Small hotel with all the amenities
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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bsiefleming wrote a review Jul 2022
Park Ridge, Illinois15 contributions2 helpful votes
Good location about 15 mins walking to convention center and 20 mins to seaport village and ferry to Coronado Island, USS Midway. Tons if bars and restaurants just out the door. Valet guys hustled - valet is a must given limited street parking
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lloyd S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Right in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter. Easy walk to convention center, ball park, ferry landing and tons of restaurants and bars. Older hotel, but clean. Nice roof top terrace. Staff is friendly. Reason for four stars only is the loud music from the bars all around on weekends. Other than that we had a great time.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Kat2244 wrote a review Jul 2022
Danbury, Connecticut16 contributions
We just returned from our weeklong stay through RCI at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. At first I was happy with the friendly, helpful staff who assisted us upon entry. Then I was escorted to our room. It was tiny and dark. I went back to the front desk and asked if there was nothing else we could move to. They said I had requested a quiet room and this one in the back of the hotel was all they had available. This was even though I had booked a year ahead! I was furious. Then, since I had made plans for each day, I unpacked into the dresser, stored mt suitcase on the bathroom and put ironing board in the bath room, as it was quite a large area, to hold my other items. After the shock wore off my husband and I became accustomed to our space and used it as a base camp for exploring the city. The hotel is well located near restaurants, cafes and the great trolley and bus system. The hotel staff felt badly and were very helpful in any way they could. We spent a glorious week in the San Diego sunshine visiting all the sights. We watched fireworks from the deck of the Midway aircraft carrier, strolled Balboa Park and it’s great museums, dined at the Prado restaurant (don’t miss it), saw Shakespeare in the Old Globe theater. We ferried over to Coronado Island and biked to the gorgeous Hotel Del Coronado for lunch. Took the trolley, only two blocks away, to visit Old Town historic area and La Jolla cove where we ate at George’s on the cliff.(Another not to miss). Another day we saw a ballgame at Petco Park which is walkable from the hotel. Beautiful stadium! We also spent a day at the famous San Diego Zoo. Extraordinary place where the landscape blends with the animals inhabiting it. We had lunch at Albertt’s Restaurant in the zoo, a treehouse where you can dine beside a waterfall. It was named for a longtime resident gorilla who was beloved by the park. So much to do and so accessible are my reasons to try it.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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philbo33 wrote a review Jul 2022
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions
The location is very good in downtown San Diego. You can get anywhere in a few minutes. The hotel is clean and well maintained. Staff is wonderful... Just be aware that parking is $40 a day. Most important,,,,, you are right in the middle of the Gas Lamp district. The bars close at 2AM. You will need earplugs,,,, especially on Friday and Saturday night
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Laura S wrote a review Jun 2022
washington, dc6 contributions
The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating throughout our stay. The rooftop lounge with free coffee, filtered water, and indoor/outdoor space for hanging out was a special bonus. Nice to bring our own food/drinks and view the city.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Michelle B wrote a review Jun 2022
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Walking distancing to restaurants, Convention Center, Seaport Village, shopping. Location was amazing! The room itself was okay. The refrigerator didn’t work, the bathroom door was very squeaky and the a/c was loud as it kicked on and off.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from madeleine kershaw, General Manager at Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Responded Jun 24, 2022
Thank you for the review! We are sorry about the maintenance issues you listed. Those should have been found and corrected prior to your arrival. We hope that you will reserve again with us in the future! Call ahead and we can make sure you are in the right room for you.
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$181 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Gaslamp
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.2 miles), Murder N’ Mayhem (0.2 miles), and Gaslamp Quarter (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's Downtown, Donut Bar, and Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.
Is Gaslamp Plaza Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (3.4 miles), Whaley House Museum (3.3 miles), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (0.3 miles).
Does Gaslamp Plaza Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.