The Keating Hotel

432 F Street | San Diego, CA 92101 [See Map]
#35 in Best San Diego Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 344 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 35 rooms, 5 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern, Historic, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Most guests praise The Keating for its trendy atmosphere, the tasty Brick+Mortar retaurant and its prime location in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Visitors are also fond of the guest room decor, which showcases red and blue hues with exposed brick walls (in some suites) and contemporary furnishings. Some of The Keating's more unique amenities include LaVazza espresso machines, in-room yoga mats, mood lighting and walk-in rain showers. The hotel also offers a number of tailored stay packages, such as the romantic Lust package, or the spa-tastic Wrath (think: breakfast in bed and silk pajamas). However, visitors say that the hotel falls short in a few key ways: Some report an icy reception from hotel employees, and many complain of street noise disturbing a peaceful night's sleep.

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Critic Reviews


“... this is a splashy, ultra-chic boutique hotel from Pininfarina, the Italian design team behind Ferrari and Maserati, and it aims to seduce with modern Italian flair.”
Award: Frommer's Recommended


“The contemporary set will appreciate the room's minimalist floor plan that showcases stainless bath fixtures, a blue resin walk-through shower, and a personalized 'sip and crave' beverage and snack bar.”

Condé Nast Traveler

“Model T meets Maserati is an apt description of this downtown San Diego splash of Euro chic in a neighborhood of brash Americana.”

Other Awards:
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick

Guest Rooms

The ultra-modern guest rooms at The Keating Hotel are referred to as "Stanzas." Designed without separations between the bed and bath area, stanzas have rainfall showers, sound systems and Lavazza espresso machines. Rooms also have their own "sip + crave" minibar, which allows guests to create custom cocktails.

  • Rooms lack privacy due to separation-less design
  • Hypoallergenic rooms available

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 344 guests have reviewed the The Keating Hotel, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 3.5 (based on 344 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Location & Parking

Located in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina offers stylish interiors with glass bathrooms, stainless steal storage spaces and bright red decor, all housed in a Romanesque building constructed in 1890. The property was renovated in 2007 and designed by the Italian company that produces Maseratis and Ferraris. Located one block east of Horton Plaza mall, and within walking distance of multiple bars, restaurants, cafes, and shopping, the boutique hotel is centrally located, allowing convenient acess to downtown businesses and local attractions.

  • Amtrak train station is less than 1 mile west of hotel
  • Petco Park is less than a mile east
  • Located about 4 miles south of San Diego International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping




The property offers The Keating Spa services, which include massages, body treatments and skin care. All services are performed as in-room treatments.

  • Therapeutic deep tissue and couples massages available
  • Skin treatments include organic coconut sugar scrub and dead sea salt scrub
  • Vitamin infusion facial and men's grooming facial are only skincare treatments available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna




The Keating Hotel has 1,250 square feet of meeting and event space available. Although a century old building, the hotel has updated meeting rooms with surround sound technology and they include LCD projectors.

  • Hotel can host up to 150 for meetings
  • Concierge can assist with business service needs

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Keating Hotel is a pet-friendly property and welcomes dogs weighing 50 pounds or less (management may approve larger dogs on a case by case basis).

  • Hotel provides food and water dishes, a pet bed and canine turndown services
  • Daily $25 nonrefundable cleaning fee for dogs weighing less than 25 pounds, $75 for pets weighing more than 25 pounds

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Keating Hotel has 2,500 square feet of historic event space available for weddings and celebrations. Rooms have exposed brick walls, views of the surrounding Gaslamp area, and surround sound systems.

  • On-site event team available to manage the details
  • Hotel can accommodate events with up to 150 guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Keating Hotel

432 F Street | San Diego, CA 92101 [See Full Map]