I stayed at The Keating this past Saturday and Sunday night. The experience was great from start to finish. My mom and I were in town to the run a race and wanted somewhere fun to stay with good proximity to the race so we could walk to the start line. When we arrived we were promptly greeted by a very gracious and friendly valet. We told him we were going to run the race and he mentioned that he was a marathon runner as well- great conversation to start. We entered our spacious room and were pleased. I think it was a little modern for my mom on first impression with the concrete floor and exposed shower but she was saying how much she liked the space by the end of the night. The bed was incredibly comfortable, we loved the radio to listed to music (we are not TV people) and the shower amenities were great. Both of us slept soundly and did not experience any of the noise mentioned in previous reviews.
The location of the hotel can not be beat. You can walk anywhere in the gas lamp district and the front desk agents are always willing to give you advise about where to go. I wanted to find a place for good take-out lunch and was directed to Zanzibar- delicious! Last, on the morning of the race we realized we were not given safety pins to attach our race numbers to our shirts. The front desk agent, at 6am mind you, located a box of safety pins for us.I believe he had to go purchase them. We could not thank Chris enough for his service at such an early hour.
My only wish would be for a tub (to soak after the run) but I believe they have rooms that offer them and I simply did not book that type.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Diego’s first true luxury boutique hotel that transformed the Gaslamp District from bland to chic. Situated in a building dated from 1890, The Keating is Pininfarina’s first hotel creation -world-renowned master designer behind Ferrari and Maserati. The result is a rare fusion of past and future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Keating Hotel San Diego
- Keating San Diego