I am giving the Westgate Hotel an Overall rating of 4 stars although there are some things I found rather irritating. Think of the 4 stars as a weighted average on those things I consider very important. They are: Cleanliness, Comfortable Bed and a Friendly, Polite and Helpful Staff. These three categories were a solid 5 stars.
First you should know this is a downtown hotel in a busy city. If the sounds of the city bother you, especially sirens at night then don't stay at any downtown hotels.
There are two charges in addition to your room that you need to know about. There is a $15 dollar a day facility fee they say is for the water and coffee in the room. Parking was $32 dollars per day. If we had known about the $15 a day hotel fee we would have gotten a room down on the water at Hyatt, Marriott or Hilton for not much more that what we were paying.
The Westgate is an upscale hotel that you can feel comfortable in while wearing shorts and floppies.
Although they do serve high tea on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons it still doesn't come across as stuffy.
The rooms are immaculate. The turn down service (they turn on light jazz music too) is a very nice touch.
The staff is friendly and helpful and if it means anything to you, they are without exception while we were there very clean cut from the valet staff to the starched uniformed house keeping staff.
The bathrooms are large, well appointed and spotless. However, had a pocket door for the toilet and shower area and no fan.
We found it somewhat puzzling that our room had a very nice large desk. However there were no electrical outlets to plug our laptop or mobile devices into. Many hotels have lamps that have outlets and no dice on this lamp.
Location wise, the hotel is right across the street from Horton Plaza and there is no shortage of good restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk.
The Historic Gaslamp District is 5 minute walk, the harbor, Little Italy and Balboa Park and Zoo all a 5 to 10 minute drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westgate offers the ease and pleasures of the world’s finest metropolitan hotels, and the best of Southern California! Minutes from the airport or the San Diego Convention Center, steps from the trolley/train station and readily accessible by freeway. Within walking distance is the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Opera and the Symphony, Horton Plaza shops and Gaslamp Quarter energy. Return to the quiet of your private room and relax in luxury, then consider a visit to Le Spa or the Fitness Center, a glass of wine in the intimate Plaza Bar, or an elegant dining experience graciously served in The Westgate Room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westgate San Diego
- Westgate Hotel San Diego