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“An "old-school" classic and a great deal.”

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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Ranked #133 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Silicon Valley
Level 6 Contributor
364 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“An "old-school" classic and a great deal.”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Right in the heart of the Gaslamp District, this classic old-school hotel was a seriously great deal at $99/night. Due to the low season timing of my visit, I ended up in a suite. Great mattress. Huge room. Good TV screen. What a score! The free b-fast leaves something to be desired, but as others have noted, the view is superb. Check-in was easy. The morning check out staffer was incredibly kind and friendly. Internet access will cost you plenty, however.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Fantastic place to stay, Great and friendly staff. The rooms were big and comfortable and the views from the roof top were of the best in San Diego. Location is well located, close to all major bars, restaurants and attractions around the city. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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madeleine k, Manager at Gaslamp Plaza Suites, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to see you enjoyed your room as well as our staff. We hope to see you back soon again.
Thanks again and Happy Holidays!
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I live just 90 minutes away from San Diego but after an evening business event, we wanted to be able to stay in the city instead of driving home. Got a deal on Hotels.com and had mediocre expectations. The hotel exceeded them! The hotel itself is very neat (an old bank) and the rooms are lovely. Our room was nicely decorated, clean and had all the amenities we could hope for. In the morning, continental breakfast was served on the roof overlooking the city. The location was PERFECT. We dropped off our car and walked all evening to various places in the Gaslamp district.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Couldn't ask for a better staff. Friendly, courteous, helpful and smart. Rooms are clean, well appointed and for a couple, the mini suite is the way to go. This could become my favorite. Centrally located, walk anywhere and cabs are readily available. Beautiful rooftop complimentary breakfast. Highly recommend! I will be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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madeleine k, Manager at Gaslamp Plaza Suites, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Sir,

We are very honored to receive such a great review. From all the staff, "THANK YOU" and welcome back!
Happy Holidays!
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We saw this property at the last minute from a hotel app. We tried to reserve it through the app but were unsuccessful. We drove there anyway and they looked up the app price and honored it for two nights. The hotel is within walking distance to the mall and the Gaslamp district with many restaurants and clubs close by. There were two rooms, a bedroom and living area with microwave, fridge and coffee pot. The rooms were clean and each was unique. There is a rooftop sitting area, the only one that we could see in the downtown area. All the staff that we talked to were informative and helpful. We would recommend this hotel highly for the downtown San Diego area. We were very pleased.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kelso, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I gave this hotel a five star because of it's great value. It's a neat old hotel in the Gaslamp section of the city. The room was small but in good shape and clean. The location was great and the staff was outstanding. The price was really reasonable compared to others in the area. I would stay there again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is a great hotel. We stayed in a mini suite and it was excellent. Spotlessly clean with great ammenities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in the center of the Gaslamp District. Close to everything. Would get a bit noisey at night because it is so close to all the nightlife action but the noise was not unbearable. They have a cute little continental breakfast with toast, bagels, pastries and cereal. Very handy and quick. We were on an RCI exchange and must fault RCI for not being clear in their description with regards to parking. You must use valet parking or good luck trying to find a public lot with space. The cost of valet is $30 a day. Expensive!! Valet was efficient. Called down just before leaving the room and rarely was the car not there waiting for us. Valet staff were friendly and helpful. Heard some people complaining about the size of the studio units. Apparently extremely small. Our mini suite was perfect even for our 7 day stay. Would definitely return to this location.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Address: 520 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6206
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#80 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gaslamp Plaza Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913. The original architectural aspects are still evident such as original marble on walls and stairways and brass elevator doors. All are preserved meticulously in keeping with our status of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. ... more   less 
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