We escaped to San Diego to watch the Mariners unfortunately get whipped, not once but twice by the Padres. Aside from the defeats, our trip was loads of fun. And the Gaslamp Plaza Suites let us stay right in the middle of the action.
Once we parked our car (valet $30/day) we forgot about it. We easily walked to Petco park to watch the ballgames (if you stop into the Omni Hotel for a happy hour drink and get your tickets validated you can use the hotel's skybridge into the park!). There are countless restaurants to try and the mall is less than two blocks away. You are paying for location - and the value is there.
The suite was very nice, if not a little fussy for my taste. It had a sitting room with fold-out couch, bedroom and over-sized bathroom with tub. I've slept in better beds - our twin was a little firm and we were happy to find a third pillow in the closet. Despite being double-paned, the windows let in A LOT of sound - and Wednesday and Thursday night in the Gaslamp District sounds like Saturday night with lots of music and patron noise. If you're a light sleeper - bring earplugs.
Added bonus is the roof-top deck. Bring a bottle of wine & some appies upstairs and sit under an umbrella enjoying lovely downtown views (closes at 11PM). The staff is incredibly friendly and quick to offer suggestions for food, libations or entertainment. A continental breakfast is offered, but is very limited. Have a light snack and head out for much better food mere blocks away (i.e. Brian's 24). This is a great place to stay if you want to explore downtown San Diego!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gaslamp Plaza Hotel San Diego
- Gaslamp Plaza San Diego