My wife and I stayed here for four nights with our two teenage children in August this year. After an 11 hour flight and a bit of a queue at the car hire place, hotel/valet/check-in delays aren't welcome - the Omni scored very highly in this regard with very friendly staff too. simply drove up to reception and left the luggage and car for the 'nice people' to park and carry!
This is a business oriented hotel so there were a lot of folks milling about in smart casual - except us. No matter though as it became obvious this was also a weekenders hotel for the Padres fans (Petco baseball park was about 100m away). Room was large comfortable and spotless with a great view. We used the pool which was again spotless and well managed. We didn't use the hotel restaurant but the 'morsels' cafe had a good Starbucks. The hotel has a well equipped gym which we frequented/earned a free apple !
We used the valet in/out quite a bit and they were very quick helpful and courteous also offering directions and water if we wanted it - maybe we tipped too much...
San Diego is a great place and this hotel is literally 150m from the gas lamp area - good fun
One little note to mention - my wife wanted to visit The Hotel Del Coronado for a sunset cocktail/view etc - the car trip over the bridge and walk along the beach was infinitely more rewarding!!! the 'Del' was not good...at all. Ridiculously busy (more like brighton pier on a busy day) for a 'luxury' and doubtless very expensive hotel. Folks were queuing for toilets back into the bar area and walking about in wet shorts and beach towels clearly just taking up seats and drinking water - all we did was walk right through it, out the other side and felt just a little bit of sympathy for the real guests here who must have felt like they were in some sort of whacky museum.
Re the Omni - IMOa very well run hotel with great management / staff training, very highly recommended and I think worthy of its place in the rankings for San D - great value
- 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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