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1654 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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Updated 11/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#30 of 284 hotels in San Diego
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Boutique hotel in Little Italy area of downtown.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
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Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kiersten M wrote a review Aug 4
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Cute downtown location in little Italy close to great shops and restaurants. Vince was kind enough to keep our bags and accommodate our need to explore the city a bit more after our checkout before we took our bags with us. Would recommend for anyone looking for a brief get away in the city!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cloey wrote a review Aug 3
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The staff and owner is so accommodating and helpful. Beautiful hotel and wonderful location. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to the area. Customer service was excellent. I would come and stay in the future
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Karianne D wrote a review Aug 3
San Diego, California1 contribution
We didn’t stay here but we asked if they could hold our bags for us since we were checked out of our last place at 11am and didn’t have our flight until 4pm. Nahum helped us and was so nice! They took our bags no problem even though we didn’t have a room there. It was a very nice hotel and has amazing staff!!! I will definitely consider booking with them when I come back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Stefani A wrote a review Jul 2022
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We were super impressed with the location right off the bat! So many fun things to do literally within a block! The rooms were small, but the bed was really comfortable and the air conditioner worked great, so we slept like babies! The staff was extremely friendly and went above and beyond in multiple ways to make our stay perfect! I highly recommend this hotel and we will be visiting again! :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tyler N wrote a review Jul 2022
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Mr. Franco was amazing and handled all my needs and was very attentive to all my specific need I recommend this location. He treated me very well I will definitely be back because of him. Waiting for my next vacation to be back
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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vickilewis626 wrote a review Jul 2022
Scarborough, United Kingdom304 contributions11 helpful votes
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Comfy, cosy, clean, economical, no fuss, in a great location. Would 100% stay again. Thank you! Housekeeping daily, lots of lovely r teas such as a welcome pack of snacks, drinks and sweets. We stayed in the mini suite which was great. We’ll situated for bars, restaurants and shops. 15 minute walk to Bayside, 20 minutes to Convention Center..
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Mini suite is great, sofa bed comfy. There is noise at night on a weekend due to local nightlife...
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Andrea T wrote a review Jul 2022
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I had an amazing encounter with Vicente! He helped me with my request and even went above and beyond to help me himself instead of passing me on to the next department! I will definitely be staying with you again thanks to this personalized attention. He is an amazing asset to your company. Please extend my sincerest thank you to him!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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iris g wrote a review Jul 2022
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Had an amazing stay! Will definitely be coming back and recommending it to all my friends and family coming to visit San Diego. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. My kids had fun so it is family friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rose wrote a review Jul 2022
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I booked a weekend for me and my boyfriend and the urban boutique was absolutely perfect for us ! The staff was so welcoming and friendly also helped in anything we needed ! Very close to all the restaurants here in little Italy which is so convenient considering it can be quite busy in little Italy . 10/10 I recommend to anyone in need of a little getaway and want to be close to downtown San Diego to travel , Vicente was a big help and had all our needs satisfied! Will definitely be coming back thank you again !!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Angela F wrote a review Jul 2022
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People are very friendly, nice rooms, quiet and still lively surroundings in the middle of little Italy. Perfect spots when you want to be near bakeries, restaurants and cafes and still near walk to the harbor
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Contessa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Little Italy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Little Italy (0.01 miles), Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market (0.05 miles), and Waterfront Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Pappalecco, and Cafe Gratitude.
Is Urban Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are pets allowed at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Urban Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (2.7 miles), Whaley House Museum (2.6 miles), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (0.9 miles).
Is Urban Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.