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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Ranked #168 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed June 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here mid week. The price is fair. If you want to be in the heart of it all, this Ramada would be OK, for maybe one night, two tops. As advertised, the rooms are super small. The bathroom was very small. It's an old build and there isn't much they can do to make the rooms larger. Our room was not good for more than 2 people. I think it's too small for a family. The small old elevator was cute as long as you didn't have luggage. Alone, with luggage, then the old elevator would be a hassle. The bathroom light has an automatic on/off switch. That was a pain. Old window AC unit. There is a $20.00 per day parking fee, as advertised. The front desk person was very nice & extra helpful.The parking person we had could care less to help a lady with her luggage. His tip reflected the lack of service. We were able to walk to many fine restaurants and that was the only reason we stayed at this location. I would expect the weekends to be very noisy. The in room internet didn't work for me, had to go to the front lobby area for signal from Brian's 24. The roof top view is very nice. When in San Diego again, I will not stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room had absolutely no view. One window looked at the back alley. One window looked at the lower...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Dear guest, It's true many of our rooms are about 25% smaller than a traditional hotel room. Although we do have quite a few larger rooms but to see them you must visit the hotel's web site link right here on TripAdvisor. As for our $20 parking fee it's the lowest fee of any hotel downtown and only cover our garage parking costs . I'll see that the parking valets read your review . A little cheerfulness and good service would certainly improve their fortunes. Thank you again for your impute and for your business.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Central location in the Gaslamp section made it convenient to great restaurants and to the convention center and ballpark where all the Rock n Roll Marathon activities were.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Dear guest , Thank you for the kind words . We do have one of the best locations downtown and in the Gaslamp . It's an easy walk to all downtown has to offer. We hope to see you again .

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I've used the Hotel St James every time I've stayed in San Diego and have never had anything less than flawless service. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking to visit the Gaslamp, the location is excellent and has the bonus prize of Brians 24 next door which serves the best chilli cheese fries in San Diego.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Dear Guest ,thank you so much for the kind words and continued support .The staff tries very hard to make each stay and enjoyable one . We're glad we succeed with yours. We hope to see you again in the near future .

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Loved the old nostalgic elevators, goodies left on the bed for us, knowledgeable staff, great, not great, but fantastic restaurant next door. Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear guest, Thank you for the kind words and for your support We hope to see you return in the near future .

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed two nights. The location is excellent, right in the middle of the Gas Light District. Close to everything. $20 a night to park your car, but once there, don't need it. Lobby is beautiful. Rooms are small, clean and adequate. Window a/c a little noisy. Reminds me of many hotels we've stayed in Paris. I like it because of the charm you don't get in big name hotels

Stayed: May 2013
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the kind words and for your support. We often quote our room size as "Paris size" .We're glad you enjoyed your stay . P.S. our parking rate are the lowest downtown, most hotels are way over $30 per night . We hope to see you again .

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We came in late to San Diego and did an online booking service where it told you the hotel name after you booked. The room was very cramped but fine for sleeping. There were perhaps 3-4 ft. for a main walkway between bed and front door/bathroom. The end of the bed had another 2-3 feet clearance, and the far side perhaps 2.5 feet. This is from my perspective designed for sleeping and not moving around at all.

We were in room 1218 on the second floor. No outside views but I didn't hear street noise either (arrived on a Tuesday night). Next door was a 24-hour diner, so that was convenient. Hotel valet parking is $20 if you use it.

If you just want a place to crash in the Gaslamp Quarter, this is fine, but I'd check if other places offer more space for the price range.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Dear Guest , Well I guess it all worked out . We do have some much larger rooms but you would need to visit the hotel's web sight link right here on TripAdvisor to see and book them . the sight you booked on is one of those "Opaque" discount web sights were you're told where you're staying AFTER you pay for it . Kind of like a blind date , sometimes it works out ,some times it doesn't . Thank you for your business .

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

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Address: 830 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307 (Formerly Hotel St. James)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
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: $94 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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