Well what a pleasant surprise. My daughter and I had a one night stay at this hotel as we were participating in the San Diego Half Marathon, March 10, 2013. The hotel is 1.6 miles from the start and about 1.4 from the finish. When making the reservation these numbers did not seem like a lot but after finishing 13.1 miles the extra $50 to be at a hotel closer seemed like chump-change. Nonetheless this hotel was perfect. If you drive in an plan on walking everywhere be aware of parking, and not just at the hotel but everywhere. The hotels parking is $25 with in-out privileges but directly across the street is public parking which has an hourly rate as well as $10 for 24 hours. The hotel is not directly in the middle of things but remember I was here to do a half marathon and the finish line was directly in the middle of the Gaslamp district. I mention this because if I can walk 1.6
miles from the hotel to Petco Stadium, then the half marathon, 13.1 miles and then back to the hotel for another 1.4 miles for a total of almost 16miles and no one had to call the paramedics, then minus the half marathon you are okay to walk around the city. We arrived on a Saturday morning to see that there was a farmers market in Little Italy which is right outside of the hotel. It was a nice little surprise. Now for the room. It was super clean. They have a sign that lets you know they use Lysol products. Well they didn't need to post a sign because the smell of Lysol freshness was in the air. We stayed on the 16th Floor in room 1609 and we had a very nice view of the city. Sorry for not taking pictures. The room has 2 double beds, not queens. We enjoyed our stay here and for the price it was worth it. We paid $124 per night. Also another incentive for walking verses driving. If you pay for hotel parking $25, take your car out and only go within a 3-5 mile radius be prepared to pay for parking around you destination. Street parking is free on Sunday in the Gaslamp District but it is crowded on Sundays and public parking varies from $5 for 0-1 hour to $6 for 0-4 which is what I found on 6th Street, next to the Ramada Hotel. There are 2 lots but the one directly next to the hotel is less expensive. An if you choose to park there then you may as well go to Brian's 24/7. The breakfast menu is AWESOME!
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