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“great boutique hotel in gas lamp quarter” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Ranked #35 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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San Francisco, California
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344 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“great boutique hotel in gas lamp quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

our stay there was fantastic. friendly and professional staff, rooms clean, large and well-appointed, with good downtown views. there is a rooftop bar with gas fires and a clear view of the ball park including home plate. this property is near many eateries and bars in Gaslamp, and walking distance to the waterfront. one drawback: parking (valet only) is $39.00 per night

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My Wife and I decided to extend our vacation in San Diego and wanted to check out another Hotel. The Indigo was very well reviewed and the price offered was very reasonable. The hotel's location would be very hard to beat. just off of Gaslamp District, a few blocks from the convention centre and the harbour. The Hotel has a lovely lobby bar and later in the evening a beautiful patio bar on the 9th floor. We came in for an early check in, the front desk staff were fantastic and efficient. Our room was on a the 7th floor, it was spacious, clean and had everything one could want.

Now, the only hiccup in our other wise fantastic stay would be the noise in the evenings. Now, the Indigo caters to a younger crowd, which is awesome; but if you have to get up at 6 am to catch a flight, the yelling in the hallways and the partying in the rooms at 2am do not make a pleasant sleep environment. Not ones to complain, we have stumbled to a hotel late at night, quite intoxicated, many times, we stuffed some ear plugs in.

To be clear, this is not a complaint. This hotel is fantastic; but It does behove one to know that a younger client base can equal a lack of sleep.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed here for vacation October 2013 and loved it. Staff at check in were friendly without being over the top. Big clean rooms, comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with an amazing shower. Location was excellent, right near Petco Park.

Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Spent a few nights at Hotel Indigo for business...rooms were large and clean, location is right behind Petco field, and good walking distance to the waterfront and all the attractions there. Did not use the restaurant, as there were many nice places surrounding the hotel.

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Yorkton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed in this property for 3 nights earlier this week. The hotel is a gem among stones. The property is kept up very well and the tone is vibrant and young. The Front Desk upon check in were fun and you could tell they enjoyed their jobs. The room was gorgeous, no complaints! Food Service in the morning was great from Carter at Table 509. He served us each morning and was always waiting with OJ. Jose at the front desk was extremely polite and knowledgeable.

The only down side was being on the 9th floor. The rooms are close to the lounge and on Saturday night things got a little out of hand. I'd recommend asking for a different floor.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Indigo for 3 nights as a family of three (8 year old daughter). Check-in was easy enough, electronic room entry keys are a little temperamental.

Rooms are very clean and make good use of space, color and decor. Quite funky and friendly feeling. Beds are pillows are comfortable. Bathroom was very clean and well set out.

There's a bar a couple of floors from the actual rooftop with a nice atmosphere for a drink to finish the day.

The room we had didn't include a refrigerator, but there's a small ice bucket with free ice dispensers on each floor. There's a food market just around the corner that sells liquor, etc. Around 15 minutes walk (near Horton Plaza) there's a large grocery store (supermarket) called Ralph's which has an excellent range of salads, sushi, etc, etc.

Hotel is only a few minutes walk from the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, which we didn't consider was great value, although we used it to get to the zoo via Coronado (we'd previously included it in the GoSelect Pass). It's also around 10-15 minutes walk from the waterfront where the USS Midway is parked.

Suited our needs and we'd stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a very comfy hotel, nice rooms, big beds, incredible location a few blocks away from restaurants, bars and shops. Is also very close to the convention center.
The room that we got was quite big, with an extra king bed. Very clean also.
But this is a pet friendly hotel, you will find dogs in the lobby, at the restaurants, elevators, etc. we didn't hear barks or other noise, but I don't like the idea of being sleeping in the same bed that the previous guest was with a dog.

Stayed October 2013
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Property: Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Address: 509 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-7213
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Diego
#13 Business Hotel in San Diego
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#55 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 3.5*
Number of rooms: 210
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Indigo! From the moment you enter, you will be invited with the soothing sounds of the floor to ceiling water wall and captivated by locally photographed wall murals. Our refreshingly local Hotel Indigo staff is here to show you just what makes San Diego ‘America’s Finest City.’ Before heading out, we invite you to enjoy an evening cocktail on our Level 9 Rooftop Bar. Sit by the fire pit or reflective pool and enjoy breathtaking views of downtown San Diego and PETCO Park. Unwind with colleagues or meet new friends before exploring all the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer! Prepare for a calming nights sleep with the textures and warm earth-tones that make you forget that you are in a hotel. The iHome allows you to awaken with your favorite music while you refresh in the glass enclosed spa shower.You are invited to sit streetside in our open air Table 509 Bar and Kitchen and feel the energy and vibrance of downtown San Diego while enjoying a fresh cup of locally brewed Café Moto coffee. ... more   less 
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