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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Ranked #165 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife attended a convention this week in San Diego and I accompanied her for a little vacation. We stayed at the Ramada/Gaslamp Convention Center. We had a room with a queen bed and although the accommodations were modest, they were clean and comfortable and everything worked as it should. We were most pleased with our stay.

I will note for those who may want to know, that the bathroom was small, with shower only and limited space to stow things, but these were only small deficiencies, IMO. Also, being a historic building, one should expect that things are not entirely high-end, such as antiquated elevators - not an issue for us.

The location can't be beat, three-quarters of a mile from the convention center, it was an easy walk for my wife. And centered in the Gaslamp District as we were, there were multitudinous dining and entertainment options. We had rented bikes for the week and never needed to rent a car.

The front desk staff were extremely accommodating with our many needs over our four-day stay, I can't praise them highly enough. The connected 24hr bar/diner/restaurant was great! Best pancakes ever!

We'll be sure and stay here again next time we're in San Diego.

Room Tip: Street noise can be an issue in some rooms.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest, that about sums it up . thank you for your support and for the kind words . Every likes a happy guest. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The beds in the rooms are amazing. If I could have taken the bed home with me, I would have. And the pillows. Are awesome. One of the best nights of sleep I've ever had. Room service was great as well. I would recommend this place, The St James Ramada Gaslamp in San Diego, CA to anyone. The room rates are a great price as well.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest, Our beds are Sealy Serta Sleepers, all Ramadas use them .I have two at home ,they are quite comfortable. We're glad you enjoyed your stay ,we hope to see you again. thanks for your support and your business.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Check-in was inefficient for our 2nd room booked through Bookit.com. Matthew (front desk clerk) said he couldn't see our reservation in the system & that we'd have to contact Bookit.com ourselves since he couldn't help us. I phoned Bookit.com and passed the phone to Matthew who gave the CS Rep Ramada's fax# & told them he'd check us in. Upon ganging up, Matthew refused to check us in despite having told both us & the Bookit.com CS Rep that he would. It took more than 30mins from arrival time for us to finally be checked in by Daniel, a staff member at the front desk dressed casually in jeans.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear guest , Alas this is one of many issues when booking using a 3rd party web site. some time faxes get sent sometimes they sit in the "cue" ,some times they never arrive. All franchised hotels in america have what's called "rate parity rules" simply stated all non qualified rates that you can see on 3rd party sites are available on the brand's web site. when booking direct on any brand's web site your reservation arrives instantly . It also makes changes and cancellations so must easier . no need to call someone up to find your reservation. Next time ,at any hotel ,after you've made you selection ,book direct. you'll have a better experience.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a great location within the Gaslamp Quarter. It is close to the trolley and an easy walk to the CC. Room is very small. The sink is within the room. The bathroom is small and there is a shower stall. The a/c is a window unit. Bed was comfortable.

Elevators were the old type were you have to pull a sliding door. This can be noisy, so avoid rooms located in front of the elevator.

The area can be noisy. Earplugs are provided. I could clearly hear the garbage being picked up around 10:30pm every night.

Staff was very pleasant. There is a shuttle to the airport and cruise pier.

All in all a great option if you get a deal on the rate, but might not satisfy people with high expectations.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review . We are the small hotel in the best location downtown . Just a short walk through the Gaslamp to the convention Center. We hope to see you again in the near future

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

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Additional Information about 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
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: $91 - $274 (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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