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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

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432 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6118
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San Diego’s first true luxury boutique hotel that transformed the Gaslamp District from bland to chic. Situated in a building dated from 1890, The Keating is Pininfarina’s first hotel creation -world-renowned master designer behind Ferrari and Maserati. The result is a rare fusion of past and future.
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Valet parking
Internet
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Wine / champagne
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking nearby
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kristian with a K wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
First thing is the rate. I had originally booked “best flexible rate” 4 weeks prior to my arrival date but then a week before check in I was nearby so I stopped to pay in advance. The front desk was kind and even reduced my rate due to paying in advance. Unfortunately when I arrived and asked them to match the rate on their website since rates had gonna down the girl said no since I paid in advance. Shame. When I walked into the room it smelled stale, not a good stale so I had to open the windows but the street noise was loud so I decided to close them but then the AC would not go below 74. I had to open the windows again and listen to random people talking on the street. The imperial suite is not for relaxing it’s pretty much the meeting spot for your friends to gather but don’t think about using this to chill and relax. The bed was comfortable but the shower nozzles overhead are half clogged. Cleanliness of room is adequate but don’t go looking in between crevices or else you might walk out. I also didn’t use the coffee machine because it said $6 per cup on the display but then when I checked out I was told the water and coffee were included in my $25 fee. I almost wanted to walk back up to the room and take the two bottles of water. The staff was very friendly and attentive even at 1am when I asked for a bucket of ice. A friend saw me post on social media that I was staying here and she asked if I recommend it and I had to say no. For me it’s not worth it even though I didn’t stay more then a day I found myself not knowing where to sit in the hour prior to my friends arriving because I couldn’t watch tv unless I stood in front of it. For such a small amount of rooms I would recommend for the GM or Manager on duty to make courtesy calls to guests it might help create return guests.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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James9092020 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Prob generous on rating. All night party allowed to go all night. After 2 noise complaints with poor results party went until 4am. Management the next day only removed 25$ service fee for a entire night with no sleep. I worked in hospitality business for over 20 years and this is not how you get return/happy guests. Especially with so many other choices nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Voyager64252973934, General Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Greetings James, Thank you again for staying with us and providing feedback on your experience. We understand that our Central Gaslamp location might not work for every traveler. We hope that you find more suitable accommodations to fit your needs in San Diego in the future. Best Regards, Brandon MacMitchell General Manager, The Keating by Pininfarina
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iv1e1y9p0m wrote a review Feb 2020
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There are a lot of options in San Diego. Choose somewhere other than this, unless location is all you care about. Two positives: The location is prime! So if all you'll be doing is sleeping at the hotel go for it. The shower was really nice. Negatives: Everything is just fine. Staff is uninterested Rooms are not nearly as nice as they look online.
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Response from OperationsMatthewH, Operations Supervisor at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Responded Feb 24, 2020
iv1e1y9pom, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write your review for our Property. I apologize that we failed on a more memorable stay (For the right reasons); Staff being uninterested is not our standard ,and if you could reach out to our propertyto communicate more on this we would appreciate it. We hope you well in your future travels.
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EansA67 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is a very romantic place to spend with someone you love. Beautiful old building. Unique rooms, and charm. This is our second stay and we will be back. Would love to stay more than one night at a time. Wish check in was earlier but it is a very generous check out at noon.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from OperationsMatthewH, Operations Supervisor at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Responded Feb 24, 2020
EansA67, We thank you on taking time our of your day to right such a great review! To have you and your Amore thoroughly enjoy the room and it be your 2nd time back, we are thankful. We will welcome you back next time you arrive in San Diego.
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Ladiesman22117 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bremerton, Washington1 contribution
Nice hotel, has faint smell of cigarettes. The location is great, next to some really nice clubs and bars that really embody the San Diego nightlife experience. Staff is very friendly and provide you with a lot of useful information. Would come here again!
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Response from OperationsMatthewH, Operations Supervisor at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Ladiesman22117, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review for our property. We apologize on the smell of cigarettes from the bar next door, it is unfortunate that it seeps through the cracks. However, we are delighted that our staff treated you well and assisted you with their knowledge about the area. We would be happy to welcome you back next time you're in San Diego.
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PRICE RANGE
$176 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
keating hotel san diego, keating san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Gaslamp
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Which popular attractions are close to The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.1 miles), Gaslamp Quarter (0.2 miles), and Noble Experiment (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness center, a hot tub, and a business center.
Which room amenities are available at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Donut Bar, Burger Lounge, and Cowboy Star.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.