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“Ramada gas lamp district San Diego” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Ranked #161 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Plymouth, Minnesota
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“Ramada gas lamp district San Diego”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I just spent a week at the Ramada, in the Gas Lamp district of San Diego and really liked it. It is a quaint 100 year old hotel. The location was great. We were within walking distance of the Seaport Village and the USS Midway. It was a bit of a walk for those who like to walk or a very short cab ride. Balboa park, the zoo and museums were about a $12 cab ride or bus ride away.

The front desk staff were incredible. I doubt if I've ever seen friendlier or more helpful hotel personnel. The rooms are a little small, not surprising for a historic building. The first night we had some noisy neighbors but, we always travel with ear plugs and did find them useful. The rest of the week we didn't need them. We were also just a block or two from some really terrific restaurants. We especially liked Escape Seafood.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jerome b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for business reasons. I was interested in a valued, convenient hotel in the downtown area and the hotel provided these; its location is excellent. The hotel is very old, but more than acceptable. The lobby is very nice, while the room was a bit outdated and should be refurbished. Staying at the lower floors can be noisy; the vent/air conditioning system is noisy as well. The old elevators are very slow. A wonderful view of downtown and bay is offered from the rooftop terrace. The staff is very friendly and helpful. An excellent restaurant/bar open 24hours is connected to the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Luca D
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Guest , Thank you for the review. We are a clean friendly reasonably priced hotel in one of the best locations downtown . Our roof top is a treasure , our restaurant "Brian's 24" is one of the most popular downtown . Our rooms were remodeled 2012 with custom made for us furniture . The majority of our rooms are 25% smaller than a traditional American hotel room, our elevators are old and slow. We are located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, summer weekends and special events can be noisy. The lobby is pretty, the staff is caring and friendly . We have lots of larger rooms but you must visit the hotel's website link right here on TripAdvisor to see and book them .We hope to see you again in the near future and we thank you for your support.
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Property: Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Address: 830 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307 (Formerly Hotel St. James)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#74 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique style hotel is centrally located in San Diego's exciting Gaslamp Quarter. We invite you to step back in time to the elegant comforts, friendly hospitality and impeccable service of a bygone era. Opened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, San Diego's original high-rise luxury hotel, our beautifully restored property is an oasis of historic style for leisure and business travelers. We are 6 1/2 blocks from San Diego's waterfront convention center. It's a pleasant 7 minute walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/ Hotel San Diego
Ramada Inn And Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center
Ramada Inn San Diego
Ramada San Diego

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