For the price I received ($179/night), I would consider this an above-average property. Room was about what you would expect and the location was in the middle of a heavily tourist area so there were an abundance of restaurants, shops and bars within a short walk. It was also about a 10-15 minute walk to the USS Midway and Seaport Village and also a fifteen minute or so walk to Petco Park. It's a $13 taxi ride to the zoo. The one thing that stood out to me was the friendliness of all of the staff with whom I interacted. All three concierges were truly helpful and friendly (as opposed to the "yes, sir" formality I may have expected) and seemed genuinely eager to help us with our plans.
I continue to be disappointed with the concept of charging $16 a day for wi-fi access in the rooms but unfortunately that is an industry standard. I was also unimpressed with the Westin "Green Choice" option which gave us $5 food/beverage vouchers for two of our three nights in the hotel if we declined housekeeping service. This seems to be an extension of the save-water-reuse-your-bath-towel programs many hotels offer, but I fail to see how not having a housekeeper make my bed and wipe down my sink each morning is a "green" alternative. It seems more of a money saver for the hotel as our $10 worth of vouchers bought us two Gatorades and a bag of chips at the lobby concession. But I digress.
The pool was a bit small but adequate and only in the sun in the afternoon hours. I'm surprised another reviewer described it as "amazing". I would say "basic". In any case, I would recommend the Westin Gaslamp for its friendliness of staff, centralized location and sleek and clean rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarteris ideally located in the heart of downtown San Diego's historic and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. Your unparalleled San Diego Accommodations include every imaginable amenity as well as proximity to all a Gaslamp Quarter Hotel offers: the very best of San Diego shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural activities. With striking bay and cityscape views, The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel features 450 guestrooms and suites, all tastefully remodeled to create a sense of calm and balance—a sanctuary of soothing color palettes, natural wood and stone accents and stylish décor. It’s a Downtown San Diego hotel without compare. Here you will enjoy incomparable San Diego accommodations like a Heavenly Bed®, flat-screen TV and spa-inspired bath amenities. You will leave feeling rested, energized and renewed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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