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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Ranked #127 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Right in the middle of it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

Stayed here for 5 day for a conference at the Westin in Horton Plaza. It was an easy 5 minute walk to everything downtown,the mall, dining, transportation. I'm a heavy sleeper, so the noise level from the bars downstairs did not bother me. Would definately stay here again. Staff was friendly and very helpful.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

After surfing web, finding the location & getting a great price, I looked forward to staying in the Gaslamp Quarter of the 619.
It was easy to get to from the Trolley stop 2 blocks north. It was later that I found out that I was a block away from Horton Plaza, a major shopping center.
The accomadations of a small suite were excellent. My suite was located in the corner, past two doors. It was fully stocked with the ammenites. The queen size bed was comfortable.
I forgot about the breakfast in the morning but there are a lot of great restaurants within walking distance (The Beer Co., SmashBurger, etc.)
Public Transportation was also nearby (Trolley, Metro Bus, Amtrak)
I would stay here again.

Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia
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213 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

I did not think this hotel was any noisier than the Sheraton Downtown LA.
The room was SO very nicely appointed, and I have been in many differant hotels.
The rooftop terrace was AMAZING. We had some wine and cheese and I was in LOVE.
I adore old historic buildings, and this was a gem!
Don't listen to the naysayers, this a good hotel in a good location with wonderful rooms.
It is probably not for people with small children.
If you are so blessed, you should stay near Sea World

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JUdyrem
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

The rooms here are not properly insulated for sound. Your private conversation can be heard by anyone even if you talk in your normal voice.
Myself and Spouse stayed with our little ones at this place for six nights. We had bought the package deal via expedia. All the reviews in there mentioned how kind and nice the staff is, and about the breakfast on rooftop. Both these statements are true. But if you are a parent trying to catch good night's sleep this place is NOT for you. There is music blasting from the neighboring bars until 3 am. And also there is so much of street noise even on the weekdays, that it is hard to stay asleep!
The nice lady at the reception let us check in 2 hours early but she should have known not to send us on the 2nd floor, knowing how much noise can disturb the young kids. Our 5 year old son loved the break fast and the comfortable bed, but then that is all. By third night he was begging us to take back home because it was too hard for him to fall asleep or stay asleep!
The "Mini Suite" as they call is a tiny room (my daugther's bed room is bigger!!). Having a Refrigerator and Micorwave were essentials for us. When they mention "Refrigerator" it is a Mini Fridge only and microwave is old fashioned.
Despite the not so good experience, we were grateful to the cleaning crew who always did their best and also made sure to tip the older lady who was methodically doing her job.
This place is for people without kids who are out and about to party in one of the neighboring establishments and ready to stay up until 4 am!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

We actually booked this using the Hotel Tonight App and with my credits saved $40. Hotel located downtown with many restaurants and a mall within walking distance. Suites have fridge,micro,hair dryer,safe,iron....these old suites sure beat the typical hotel room. If you have an iPhone or Android, be sure to download app Hotel Tonight for discounts.Use this invite code (dstanert) for instant $25 credit. It will be added to your account.Then add this additional promo code (GETHT) for another $15 in credit. Which can be used at any Hotel
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yorba Linda, Calif
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Rooms were nice and the hotel had charm, but the noise level was horrible. You could hear everything and everybody going up and down the street. This went on till 2am ! There was a man on the corner of E & 5th that played amplified music until 2 the first night. We had to call the city the next night to stop him at 12:30. The hotel needs to redo the windows to double pane to quite the noise level. Would I stay again, probably NOT.
Sorry!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

this is the hotel to book when in san diego, great situ, comfortable rooms and breakfast on the roof if weather allows. loads of bars right on door step even nightclub in basement. staff very helpfull conferance centre 5 mins walk, aircraft carrier midway 20mins walk. if you have a car the parking can be expensive but thats the only downside

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paxton7
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Property: Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Address: 520 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6206
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#80 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gaslamp Plaza Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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