Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Downtown San Diego based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    #1 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)
    The son of former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant opened this luxury downtown hotel in 1910. Today, THE US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego gives guests a taste of Old World glamour coupled with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee machines and marble bathrooms. The hotel also houses a fitness center and The Grant Grill, which is critically acclaimed and known for its fresh Californian cuisine. However, this Luxury Collection property probably isn't the ideal hotel for sun-seekers, since it's pretty far from San Diego's most popular beaches. On the other hand, it's quite close to many of the city's top attractions, and if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member looking to redeem or accrue reward points, this is an ideal place for you.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Omni San Diego Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    #2 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4983 reviewsTripAdvisor (4983)
    Free WiFi
    Sitting adjacent to Petco Park on the southern edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Omni San Diego Hotel offers a prime location for leisure travelers. San Diego's most popular sites are within easy reach, and with the trolley that stops right out front, getting to and from the hotel is a breeze. The property itself is suited for travelers of all types. Pet-friendly accommodations ensure that four-legged friends are comfortable, and the Omni brand's Omni Kids Crew program will keep younger guests occupied while parents relax by the pool or indulge in a date night at one of the hotel restaurants. Previous visitors were pleased with the customer service, and they describe the accommodations as "spacious" and "comfortable," with excellent views, pillow-top mattresses and high-speed internet access.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Solamar San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    #3 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2286 reviewsTripAdvisor (2286)
    Marketed to hip business travelers, the Kimpton Solamar San Diego in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is just three blocks from the convention center and a block from Petco Park. The property's convenient location makes it an excellent home base for working guests and sightseers alike. Travelers like the look and feel of the Hotel Solamar, where guest rooms are adorned with dark mahogany furniture, funky patterned accent pieces and amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Atelier Bloem bath products. (Plus, members of the IHG Rewards Club can receive perks here, such as $10 credit to the minibar or free Wi-Fi access.) The 235-room hotel also wins points from the pooches – they get to sleep in designer beds just like their pets, ahem owners. Human guests were also pleased with the property's rooftop sun deck and pool, accommodating staff and seafood-centric restaurant, Jsix.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Andaz San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    #4 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1803 reviewsTripAdvisor (1803)
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    This Gaslamp Quarter hotel gets praise for its trendy ambiance – guest rooms and common areas feature stylized furnishings and contemporary artwork, and the general atmosphere of the hotel says "swanky." With that said, some recent travelers say the Andaz San Diego is more about partying than about relaxing. Guests warn against a weekend stay – Thursday through Saturday evenings, the Andaz's lounge, the Rooftop by STK, is swallowed by loud music and mingling social butterflies. Not to mention the neighborhood is fairly noisy. But during the rest of the week, travelers say a stay here isn't half bad. The comfortable guest rooms provide complimentary snacks and cable TV (plus earplugs for those sensitive to noise), and the on-site pool earns high praise. What's more, because of the hotel's Hyatt ties, rewards program members can earn or use points while bedding down at this Andaz property.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    San Diego, CA
    2.5 miles to city center
    #5 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)
    Sitting on the northwestern fringes of the Gaslamp Quarter, this Westin offers visitors a convenient home base, comfortable accommodations and a variety of amenities. Guests are quick to compliment the customer service, and the rooms, which feature signature Heavenly beds and ample storage space, earn a thumbs-up as well. The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter also offers a spa, a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool. And Pinzimini restaurant serves up hearty portions of pizza and pasta. But one of the biggest highlights for guests is the location. From this Westin, travelers can easily reach the sights and sound of downtown by foot, as well as top attractions including Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    #6 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1498 reviewsTripAdvisor (1498)

    This Marriott hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter earns rave reviews for its convenient location in the heart of downtown San Diego, putting guests within walking distance of top attractions such as the USS Midway Museum, the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park. Guest rooms here are outfitted with LCD TVs, Starbucks coffee, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities as well as work spaces with Wi-Fi access (for a fee). And when guests are not out on the town, they can take advantage of the in-house fitness center or grab a drink at the rooftop bar, ALTITUDE Sky Lounge. Although the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter is within walking distance of numerous neighborhood eateries, grab a bite at Soleil @k if you don't feel like traveling too far for grub. And because of its family ties, this hotel allows visitors to earn or pay with Marriott Bonvoy points.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Gaslamp Plaza Suites
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    #7 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 733 reviewsTripAdvisor (733)
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    Balboa Park(1.1 mi)
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    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Keating Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    #8 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 855 reviewsTripAdvisor (855)
    Free WiFi
    Most guests praise The Keating for its trendy atmosphere 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, Egyptian cotton sheets, mood lighting and walk-in rain showers. The hotel also offers a number of tailored stay packages, such as the romantic Amore Mio package, or the spa-tastic Dolce Vita (think: bottle of champagne before or after treatments). 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.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Porto Vista Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.8 miles to city center
    #9 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego, San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1162 reviewsTripAdvisor (1162)
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    Balboa Park(0.9 mi)
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    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Wyndham Harbour Lights
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 237 reviewsTripAdvisor (237)
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    Balboa Park(1.09 mi)
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    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    La Pensione Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.8 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
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    Balboa Park(1 mi)
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    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
    San Diego, CA
    3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 413 reviewsTripAdvisor (413)
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    Balboa Park(1.15 mi)
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    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St James Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1584 reviewsTripAdvisor (1584)
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    Balboa Park(1.11 mi)
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    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Vyvant
    San Diego, CA
    2.8 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 779 reviewsTripAdvisor (779)
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    Balboa Park(0.89 mi)
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    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown
    San Diego, CA
    3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1819 reviewsTripAdvisor (1819)
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    Balboa Park(1.19 mi)
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    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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