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All reviews convention center great location gaslamp quarter loft room petco park train tracks valet parking light rail gas lamp within walking distance per night directly across the street the hard rock hotel restaurants and bars two blocks front desk staff trolley stop
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Just a one night stay, in town for a wedding, but was startled by the great atmosphere of the gas lamp quarter in San Diego and this hotel had very good accommodations at a very good price for a hotel in a major US city.

I have no complaints about this place at all, and would suggest that if you're looking for a decent rate and a location near the gas lamp quarter this would make a fine selection. It was a large hotel, and we were only there for one night, so we didn't really get a chance to explore, but I walked around it once before check out in the morning and it seemed to be tied to a couple of restaurants and was an easy walk into the energetic gas lamp quarter. I think it's at the end of one of the rows, possibly the Hard Rock hotel was right 'behind' it. I liked staring at that convention center across the way...a good looking place IMO.

I would stay here again if I didn't have time to explore some other options. I would love to explore this city a bit, but for my only night in town, we made a good choice picking this hotel.

Date of stay: December 2013
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank E_701
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

This hotel has great staff who really do make an effort to ensure that you have a pleasant stay. As for those who complain about the train noises: did you look at a map when you booked your hotel? It's right next to a port and train yard, the noises should not surprise you at all.

So, why 3 stars? A few things: no refrigerator in the rooms; no fans or good means of circulating air; no means of creating ambient noise to deal with the train noise; and charges for internet service.

We had just stayed at a smaller local hotel that was able to provide a small breakfast, bottled water, a small happy hour on Friday and Saturday and included Wi-Fi service in the room charge. How is it that a massive chain like Hilton can't provide at least a few of these small amenities, but a small, local hotel can? This is a failing not just of Hilton, but most major chains. It was frustrating to see that there had once been a refrigerator, but it was removed. Sometimes, you want to put food in the refrigerator, have a piece of fruit, etc., especially when you are on the road for a long time.

On the plus side, this hotel is very conveniently located in the Gaslamp by the Convention Center and Trolley, above a popular dog-exercise area, there is coffee in the morning, there are ample computers and wi-fi in the lobby and the staff are very helpful. Also, nice outdoor seating and bar areas.

Room tip: Stay at the back of the hotel if train noise will bother you.
Date of stay: January 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank shoegirl72
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The hotel is close to all of the places we wanted to go to. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. There are many restaurants in the area to choose from. The only thing we were missing was the pay per view movies in the room.

Date of stay: January 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank Linda E
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

The train nearby is noisy and I can hear the train go by. This kept me up all night. Valet Parking is too high and self parking is too far from the hotel. Otherwise the rooms are clean and the staff are very nice.

Date of stay: January 2014
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We loved the hilton gaslamp. Perfect location, and very friendly front desk staff. Any time again! You can reach everything in walking distance. Great nightlife and you can watch the sunset down at the Sea in just a couple of minutes. Coffee Bean & Tea leaf coffee in the room :-)

Date of stay: November 2013
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank XxMonika
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