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Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown
Ranked #70 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Brighton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Convenient for Cruisers!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Very clean, decent breakfast and great value overall. We stayed hgere for a couple days prior to beginning a cruise. There are several local attractions in the immediate area and a stop for a city tour is about two blocks away. The hotel staff we very friendly and helpful advising of of some very good restauraunts that were within easy walking distance.
The only thing we didn't expect was the relatively high number of homeless people who were in no way troublesome or begging for handouts. It was something we were not used to seeing but did not impeed our stay nor diud we ever feel like we were in an unsafe neighbourhood.

Room Tip: Rooms on the "Bay" side do not hear the trains.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear "Brian6207", thank you very much for staying at the Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown, we are glad that you chose us. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the staff to be friendly. It is my sincere hope that we have done enough to earn your future business!

Respectfully,
Miguel Rojas
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great location. Parking available on premises. Within walking distance to sites and restaurants. Close to Hop On Hop Off Bus. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. We arrived early and they were very helpful in storing our luggage until check in time. Also helped us select a room that was in quiet part of the hotel. Cookies in the afternoon. Excellent coffee and breakfast selection. Overall experience was great.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear "TripAdvisor Member", thank you for staying at the Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown. I see that you rated us the highest number of stars which I thank you for and ask that you visit us again when you are in San Diego. Thank you for the business!

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Miguel Rojas
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed December 8, 2013

This located in an excellent location, one block to MTS Tralley Station, one block to Little Italy and 5-10 minutes away from San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. I love the lobby and breakfast. The lobby is recently rennovated with the beautiful sofa and chairs. Inside the room, the bedroom is also updated with granite and nice shower. Most importantly, the bedding is fantastic and so clear. They serve coffee, tea, lemon water all day, and fresh baked cookies every night from 6am. All the stuff is very friendly and helpful. Truely enjoyed my experience here, definately will come back to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear "Rui Z", I am so glad that you liked our lobby, it was recently renovated and we too think it is great. We find that since the renovation more guests are prone to come down and relax rather than just be our and about and in their rooms. Thanks for pointing out the features and good things about staying at the Hampton inn San Diego Downtown, and I hope that this means you will be visiting us again. lastly, thanks for your comment about the staff.

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Miguel Rojas
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Regina Beach
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great experience. Very clean Hotel. Beds are very comfy. Breakfast has everything you need. Would definitely stay here again. Service all around was superb. Close to all amenities -food, drinks, groceries, airport and attractions.

Room Tip: just ask for rooms away from tracks but front desk usually put you there anyways
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear " Ken W" , based on this review, I would not be surprised if we saw you again really soon! Thanks for the business and the review!

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Miguel Rojas
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Comox, Canada
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

This hotel is located a block back from the port, close to the cruise ship departure pier and the USS Midway Museum. Directly behind the hotel is the LRT station which is great for exploring the city. A couple blocks further up is Little Italy which has some good restaurants. The hotel is nice and clean, good rooms if slightly dated and offers a very, very good breakfast with the room. It's definitely a great base from which to explore downtown San Diego.

Room Tip: Stay on the water side so you don't hear the trains roll through
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear "Ben-Josee", I am glad that you enjoyed the convenience of the light rail train that runs right behind our hotel. Thank you for pointing out the convenient location of the Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown, we hope to serve you again!

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Miguel Rojas
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

One can never go wrong with Hilton brand..so does this one being part of the Hilton brand it has all the amenities, style of the HIlton brand.
-Great location :It located in downtown SD, walking distance from sea port village, and all the dining and restaurants there.
-Noise: It can get very noisy due to it's location and the sounds of the nearby trains crossing frequently. So if you get disturbed by noises while sleeping then ...
-Parking-Parking is an extra cost
-free breakfast buffet(Standard hotel hot break fast)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear " Traveller m" thank you for the bullet point review of our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and the convenient location. Sorry about the noise. It seems that based on your rating you are happy with your stay so I hope this means we will serve you again the next time you are in town.

Respectfully,
Miguel Rojas
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Hermosa Beach, United States
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Hotel is lovely but don't expect to sleep because of nauseating "air freshener" stick put into air conditioner Finally had to cover a.c with blanket, which unfortunately did not help. Hotel is close to Embarcadero and an easy walk to train station. Art deco architecture of hotel tower nicely reflects that of County building across the street.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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GM_Miguel, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear " Ellen B", I am so sorry about the issue with the freshner in the AC. I will touch base with our rooms operation team to see why it is that we are utilizing these units and see if we are able to change to another process. I know that you can send a message to me off-line through this web site so if you would like to provide me more details that would be great.

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Miguel Rojas
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Property: Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown
Address: 1531 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101-2413
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #70 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the heart of the Embarcadero San Diego downtown, the award-winning Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown hotel represents the best in California hospitality. We're a 177 guest room hotel dedicated to providing the finest level of hotel comfort. Experience fun and adventure as you sail around the cruise terminal. Savor delicious Italian food in Little Italy and the Gaslamp District. Get close to wildlife at SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. Catch a big league game at nearby Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium. The possibilities are endless when you visit our friendly hotel in downtown San Diego, CA. We're conveniently located just off of I-5 - only a mile from San Diego Airport and the San Diego Convention Center. Two blocks from the beauty of the San Diego Bay, we're less than half a mile from the cruise terminal. ... more   less 
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