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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stayed in several hotels during our trip across California and Nevada but the one we all enjoyed the most was our 3 days in the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. The decor in the entrance area is elegant and classical in style. Whilst not to everyone's taste it is hard not to be impressed by the scale and grandeur....

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We booked this through my husband's company or I do not think I ever would have stayed here. But we did enjoy it overall. The decor feels like it could me a rich grandmother's home. It wasn't our style at all and we got a good chuckle at the florals and heavy drapes in the room. But it was still...

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

I got the chance to stay a couple of days in this hotel and I have two words to describe it, Elegant and Comfortable. The main decoration theme seems to be like France in the 1800 years. It's really impressive how good are mixed the decoration and the comfort. The rooms are big and have good illumination. The view from...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed September 26, 2016

What a hidden secret. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but The Westgate is an exceptional hotel. I realize its decor may not suit everyone's tastes, but it was like a regal Old World hotel -- and not in a cheap way. Service was good, but there never seemed to be enough staff. It took 20 minutes for the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The staff here are always willing to help you. Any questions you have, they should have an answer for it. The rooms are big with a beautiful en-suite bathroom. More than enough space for a couple. The room comes with a nice sized flat screen tv and a fridge. Also some nice body wash and soaps. The Spa on the...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at The Westgate Hotel (9/16-9/18) and had a great experience. As others mentioned, the hotel is a little dated and could use a facelift, but the rooms are huge and I appreciated the spacious bathrooms and counter space. We enjoyed the 3rd floor amenities (pool, hot tub, workout facilities etc) which never seemed to be crowded...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

After being let down by our Air BNB, we had to find accommodation quick! We spent a little time researching, and decided that due to the good deal we found online we would stay at the Westgate. We turned up an hour later, about 10.30am and were able to get into our room straight away (this was such a relief...

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Just spent a week at The Westgate. The staff was friendly, the pool was nice and the room (although the bathroom fixtures are outdated) was clean and spacious. However, I did not sleep past 5:30 each morning due to the train being right outside our window and comes by every 3-5 minutes. Not sure how they can charge the same...

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Oregon
Reviewed September 14, 2016

For the price point of this hotel just amazing value. The early check in was spot on and the front desk staff as perfect as it can get. When we realized there were no ice machines the front desk promptly ordered some ice to be delivered which we found in our room after going straight down to the pool. The...

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Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The service is great and the lobby is beautiful, one thing disappointed me was the room not as fancy as I was expected, it was spacious though. Elevators in the lobby was quite different from other hotels, which you have to stand in the middle to make sure you don't miss one of the elevators. Before you open your room...

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Tennis Court
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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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 

Additional Information about The Westgate Hotel

Address: 1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4811
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $174 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westgate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 223
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Also Known As:
Westgate San Diego
Westgate Hotel San Diego
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#7 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#28 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#58 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“10th floor was extremely quiet”
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“I like the view of the airport and bay.”
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“Rooms are quiet.”
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