Pros

  • Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, walkable to restaurants and the San Diego Convention Center
  • Fully renovated in 2015 with fresh and fun decor
  • Rooms have Keurig coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and retro style
  • Suites available for families needing extra space
  • Espresso bar serving coffee and local snacks
  • Beach cruiser bikes for guests to borrow
  • Free Wi-Fi (fee for high-speed)
  • Free pineapple cupcakes and flavored water
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Cons

  • Rooms can experience interior noise
  • No restaurant, pool, fitness center, or breakfast service
  • Some rooms have interior views
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Bottom Line

Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel is a 96-room mid-range hotel with an excellent location in the Gaslamp Quarter. Fully renovated in 2015, the property feels fresh and modern and has a colorful, fun style. Clean, retro-style rooms have super-comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and Keurig coffeemakers. Suites with sofa beds are available for families in need of extra space. However, interior noise can be an issue and there are no safes or mini-fridges in rooms. Features are limited to an espresso bar serving snacks and coffee drinks, beach cruiser bikes to borrow, and free Wi-Fi. Free pineapple cupcakes are a popular touch. Business travelers might prefer the more classic Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center, which has lower rates, a 24-hour restaurant, and antique elevators -- but slightly dated rooms. 

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Amenities

  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

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Hotel Z – A Staypineapple Hotel

Scene

Colorful, fun, and modern hotel for tourists

Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel is a bright and fun-loving property that was fully renovated in 2015. The turquoise and yellow color scheme extends from the painted building facade to the common areas. In the lobby, a pineapple decal decorates one wall, and staff at two reception desks greet guests. Continuing inside, a tray of pineapple cupcakes sits on a long wooden shelf along with coffee, tea, and a jug of pineapple-flavored water. A cheerful espresso bar serves local pastries, snacks, and various drinks. There are tables and chairs where guests can sit down to have breakfast or a midday treat. Vibrant pottery and succulents decorate tables and bookshelves. There are no other common spaces besides the lobby and bar area. The property tends to host tourists and couples thanks to its Gaslamp Quarter location, but fewer business travelers. 

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Location

In Gaslamp Quarter, short walk to restaurants and cultural sights

Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel is located in San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter. The setting is great for tourists who want to explore on foot or by bike. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and other hotels on the surrounding streets. An art gallery is opposite the hotel and there's a CVS drugstore around the corner. Attractions are also within a short walk, including Gaslamp Museum at Davis-Horton House (two minutes), San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (five minutes), and Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres (10 minutes). The San Diego Convention Center is an eight-minute walk or a four-minute drive from the hotel. San Diego Zoo can be reached in about 10 minutes by car. San Diego International Airport is about a 15-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Clean and retro-inspired, with comfortable beds and Keurig coffeemakers

Rooms at Hotel Z are fresh and modern with nice natural light and individually-painted exterior doors that showcase animal or local motifs. Retro-inspired decor in shades of gray and yellow are accented with textured wallpaper, wood-paneled headboards, and graphic art. Beds feature extra-soft The Naked Experience sheets and blankets, including two duvets on each bed. Pineapple-embroidered pillows and the hotel’s stuffed dog mascot also top each bed. Standard amenities include 40-inch flat-screen TVs, bedside iHome Bluetooth docking stations, and free Wi-Fi (extra fee for high-speed). Small desks hold Keurig coffeemakers, free bottled water, and purchasable snack boxes. Note that there are no in-room safes or mini-fridges. King and Queen Rooms are available along with Suites that have sofa beds. Bright white bathrooms with wood and turquoise accents have stall showers with glass doors and wall-mounted Tommy Bahama toiletries. There are pineapple accented robes and slippers. Noise from hallways and nearby rooms can be an issue. While some rooms overlook the city, many face the back of a neighboring building. 

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Features

Espresso bar, beach cruisers, and pineapple cupcakes

The property doesn't have many extra features, since most guests just use it as a base for exploring the Gaslamp Quarter. There is an espresso bar in the lobby serving local pastries and snacks, along with various coffee drinks and pineapple cupckaes. There is no formal breakfast service, pool, restaurant, or fitness center. The hotel offers free cruiser bikes to borrow, free Wi-Fi (fee for faster service), and valet parking (for a fee). The hotel is pet-friendly and offers special packages for travelers with dogs. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Z – A Staypineapple Hotel

Scene

Colorful, fun, and modern hotel for tourists

Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel is a bright and fun-loving property that was fully renovated in 2015. The turquoise and yellow color scheme extends from the painted building facade to the common areas. In the lobby, a pineapple decal decorates one wall, and staff at two reception desks greet guests. Continuing inside, a tray of pineapple cupcakes sits on a long wooden shelf along with coffee, tea, and a jug of pineapple-flavored water. A cheerful espresso bar serves local pastries, snacks, and various drinks. There are tables and chairs where guests can sit down to have breakfast or a midday treat. Vibrant pottery and succulents decorate tables and bookshelves. There are no other common spaces besides the lobby and bar area. The property tends to host tourists and couples thanks to its Gaslamp Quarter location, but fewer business travelers. 

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Location

In Gaslamp Quarter, short walk to restaurants and cultural sights

Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel is located in San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter. The setting is great for tourists who want to explore on foot or by bike. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and other hotels on the surrounding streets. An art gallery is opposite the hotel and there's a CVS drugstore around the corner. Attractions are also within a short walk, including Gaslamp Museum at Davis-Horton House (two minutes), San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (five minutes), and Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres (10 minutes). The San Diego Convention Center is an eight-minute walk or a four-minute drive from the hotel. San Diego Zoo can be reached in about 10 minutes by car. San Diego International Airport is about a 15-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Clean and retro-inspired, with comfortable beds and Keurig coffeemakers

Rooms at Hotel Z are fresh and modern with nice natural light and individually-painted exterior doors that showcase animal or local motifs. Retro-inspired decor in shades of gray and yellow are accented with textured wallpaper, wood-paneled headboards, and graphic art. Beds feature extra-soft The Naked Experience sheets and blankets, including two duvets on each bed. Pineapple-embroidered pillows and the hotel’s stuffed dog mascot also top each bed. Standard amenities include 40-inch flat-screen TVs, bedside iHome Bluetooth docking stations, and free Wi-Fi (extra fee for high-speed). Small desks hold Keurig coffeemakers, free bottled water, and purchasable snack boxes. Note that there are no in-room safes or mini-fridges. King and Queen Rooms are available along with Suites that have sofa beds. Bright white bathrooms with wood and turquoise accents have stall showers with glass doors and wall-mounted Tommy Bahama toiletries. There are pineapple accented robes and slippers. Noise from hallways and nearby rooms can be an issue. While some rooms overlook the city, many face the back of a neighboring building. 

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Features

Espresso bar, beach cruisers, and pineapple cupcakes

The property doesn't have many extra features, since most guests just use it as a base for exploring the Gaslamp Quarter. There is an espresso bar in the lobby serving local pastries and snacks, along with various coffee drinks and pineapple cupckaes. There is no formal breakfast service, pool, restaurant, or fitness center. The hotel offers free cruiser bikes to borrow, free Wi-Fi (fee for faster service), and valet parking (for a fee). The hotel is pet-friendly and offers special packages for travelers with dogs. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Basic Television

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Pets Allowed

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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