This was our first trip to San Diego and we picked the Omni just because it was connected to Petco Ballfield and we wanted to see the Padres play. But this hotel turned out to be a fantastic selection for many, many other reasons including location, room views and excellent service from the Front Desk, Concierge, Housekeeping and Room Service. Service is a HUGE thing for me as I hate waiting with a passion and don't like to have to call twice.
We arrived at 1:00AM but there was a very friendly and helpful Front Desk that got us checked in quickly. They have web check-in and checkout which is very convenient although I didn't use them.The room was on the 20th floor with twin double beds. The room was very clean and modern and beds very comfortable. We woke up, opened the shades and the whole exterior wall was a floor to ceiling window with magnificent views of the San Diego Bay which in itself was an amenity. So get the highest floor possible facing the bay. Location of the hotel put you within easy walking distance of the bay front and restaurants. The bay front has the Midway Aircraft carrier museum, Star of India tall ship which is where the maritime museum is and lots of great restaurants. There is a boardwalk that goes all along the bayfront for at least 3 miles and is great for walking or jogging.
The concierge desk is manned by 2 so no long waiting and they are very fast and helpful. They planned a sailing trip, a driving trip to La Jolla and suggested many restaurants that were all excellent. Room service was actually fast and the food good. There is a small shop near the concierge's desk that has cold drinks, breakfast muffins and a variety of other things in case you forget something. We gave into temptaion and used the convenience bar becuase we got in so late...expensive but convenient.
Having the hotel actually connected to the ballpark was really cool but don't think of this hotel just for the ballpark. The hotel is very, very well staffed which means no wait times and fast service. Plus everyone is happy because they don't have to do a hundred different things. I rented a car for 2 days and the valet service was excellent. But be prepared, parking is expensive at hotels downtown in general at $34 per night. I used a taxi to get around to most places as everything we wanted to see was nearby includng the zoo and airport. La Jolla is a 25 minute drive thus the rental car.
The pool is on the 6th floor but we never used it.
My daughter left a bunch of stuff behind which she told us about on the way to the airport and caused a lot of stress. I called the Front Desk asked them to have it ready for me as I was in a Taxi and coming back with the meter running. I ran in and they had it bagged up and ready to go.
There are ALOT of hotels downtown but given our experience we would return to the Omni.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Omni San Diego is located in downtown San Diego, just steps from the historic Gaslamp quarter and connected via skybridge to the San Diego Padres ballpark, PETCO Park. This luxury hotel was designed with a cosmopolitan feel to compliment the sunny San Diego setting. The interior is contemporary and comfortable, decorated in warm earth tones and natural materials. Guestrooms are relaxing and well appointed with the finest bedding, upscale bathroom amenities, free wireless internet and unbeatable views. In addition, the hotel houses an extensive collection of rare baseball memorabilia, including a variety of autographed baseballs, jerseys, and a Babe Ruth contract. Whether traveling for business or leisure, a stay at the Omni San Diego Hotel is one you won't soon forget. Culinary offerings include McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, open daily, 6am to midnight. Offering the freshest selection of seafood in San Diego, menus are printed daily based upon local fish market supply and focus on seasonal, locally sourced, farm-to-table creations highlighting organic ingredients. Supplementing the menu is a thoughtful beverage list including progressive wines-by-the-glass and mixologist inspired cocktails with a “house made” approach. The Terrace Bar & Grill, open everyday through September, 11am to 8pm – Poolside, Level 6. In-Room/Remote Dining: 24 hours a day online. Morsel’s Café: Open everyday, 6am to 10pm – Lobby Level. Enjoy a variety of Starbuck’s coffee beverages, grab a snack to go, pick up travel-friendly sundries or a San Diego themed gift on the run. ... more less
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