The Westgate Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown, San Diego, California

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Pros

Cons

  • Old tube TVs in some rooms
  • Resort fee (which covers Wi-Fi)
  • Fee for parking

Bottom Line

The 223-room Westgate Hotel offers plenty old-world European luxury -- common spaces feature high ceilings with crown molding and large chandeliers, wide, carpeted staircases, and elegant curtains draping the floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms are extremely spacious and clean, and offer either harbor or city views, though the decor is hit or miss -- not necessarily the best pick for visitors with modern tastes. Although the hotel is undeniably luxurious, with a modern fitness center, spa, old-school barber shop, and on-site flower boutique, it lacks a pool and 24-hour concierge. Not to mention, the "resort fee" can be a major pain on top of the pricey parking fees.

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 Location

Just outside of the Gaslamp Quarter, and a short walk from various restaurants, bars, and attractions

The hotel is just outside of the Gaslamp Quarter and steps away from various parks, restaurants, and other San Diego attractions. Just around the corner is the Balboa Theatre, as well as the Hall of Justice. The light rail stops at the Civic Center Station, just in front of the hotel, which takes riders all the way from Tijuana to north of the airport, which is conveniently close to the hotel.

The historical Gaslamp Quarter, located between 4th and 6th avenues, and between Broadway to the north and Harbor Drive to the south, is a hip, young neighborhood that's home to some of downtown San Diego's best restaurants, shopping, nightlife, boutiques, and art galleries. It's also where some of the city's most popular outdoor celebrations -- Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and the Street Scene music festival -- take place.

  • 10-minute drive to the San Diego International Airport
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to various dining and shopping options
  • 2-minute walk to Horton Plaza, which has tons of shopping and dining options
  • 5-minute drive to The San Diego Convention Center
  • 5-minute drive to Seaport Village
  • 6-minute drive to the Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • 6-minute drive to Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres
  • 8-minute drive to Balboa Park
  • 8-minute drive to the San Diego Zoo
  • 9-minute drive to Old Town
  • 12-minute drive to Sea World

 Bottom Line

The 223-room Westgate Hotel offers plenty old-world European luxury -- common spaces feature high ceilings with crown molding and large chandeliers, wide, carpeted staircases, and elegant curtains draping the floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms are extremely spacious and clean, and offer either harbor or city views, though the decor is hit or miss -- not necessarily the best pick for visitors with modern tastes. Although the hotel is undeniably luxurious, with a modern fitness center, spa, old-school barber shop, and on-site flower boutique, it lacks a pool and 24-hour concierge. Not to mention, the "resort fee" can be a major pain on top of the pricey parking fees.

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Address

  • 1055 Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Room Types

  • Deluxe King Room
  • Deluxe Two Doubles Room
  • Premier King Room
  • Premier Two Doubles Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 223
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown, San Diego
Address: 1055 Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
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