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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Ranked #165 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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42 reviews
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“Great Value - All About Expectations”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Yes, this is an older hotel, rooms are smaller, and it can be a bit noisy. BUT location is excellent, staff is all very friendly, and the price is much lower than any other hotel in Gaslamp. If you are uptight and bit picky, it might not be your spot. If you are easygoing and/or looking for a great value then it will work well.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear guest,
It is all about expectations. If you expect a clean friendly hotel in the best location downtown with smaller rooms and slow elevators you'll be happy. For the best price and even "big room" options visit the hotel's website link right here on Tripadvisor . Thank you for your support.
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Second time staying here, and I knew the rooms were small, but the hotel is in a great location. My only complaint, one I possibly could have gotten fixed, was it was put in a room at the back of the hotel with absolutely no view. The restaurant, Brian's 24, rocks!! I would stay there again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear guest, Thank you your support . We hope to see you again in the near future .
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in April for a business trip. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in & there was Premier League football on the TV in my room, which was a bonus for some early morning viewing!

For $200+ per night! the rooms are quite dated and small. Furthermore, the rooftop terrace advertised on the booking website was closed for refurbishing. Due to the old nature of the hotel - the plaque out the front informs you that it was the tallest building in San Diego when built in 1914, and the original lifts are still in use (frustratingly slow) - there are a few quirks unfamiliar to the regular visitor to modern hotels. However, I was happy with my stay, especially the friendliness & helpfulness of the staff.

If you are a light sleeper, this hotel may not be for you - earplugs are supplied by the hotel as the constant buzz of the aircon units attached to each room are very loud. It took me a couple of nights to get used to this but regardless, if the price was right, I think I would stay in this hotel again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for the review. All our mattresses are Sealy Serta Sleepers , very comfortable. The roof was closed for new carpet and repair but is now open once again for all guests to enjoy. We hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The hotel was built in the early 1900s and it shows. Although, it is located within walking distance of everything. I was there for 2 days of business & 2 days of relaxation. I walked to the Convention Center in the morning and on the way back saw a baseball game at Petco Field.There are places to eat & drink around every corner of the hotel. Plus, the Horton Plaza is maybe 3 blocks away. It was only a 10 minute ride by shuttle to and from the airport.

My room was not large by any standard. But, it was clean and the Staff was very helpful. If one is looking for a luxury boutique hotel, this is not the place. If one is looking for a place centrally located in the Gaslamp Quarter at a reasonable price, consider this hotel.

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Green Features: The hotel utilizes Energy-saving lighting controls & allows guests to choose the number of cleaning and towel replacements during the stay.
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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victorleeSanDiego, Public Relations Manager at Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for the kind words . The staff reads every review and strives to make each stay a good one . We are a "green certified hotel " so we employ many energy saving programs beyond simple recycling (which actually pays for our Christmas party each year.) We hope to see you again in the very near future.
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Property: Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Address: 830 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307 (Formerly Hotel St. James)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#74 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique style hotel is centrally located in San Diego's exciting Gaslamp Quarter. We invite you to step back in time to the elegant comforts, friendly hospitality and impeccable service of a bygone era. Opened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, San Diego's original high-rise luxury hotel, our beautifully restored property is an oasis of historic style for leisure and business travelers. We are 6 1/2 blocks from San Diego's waterfront convention center. It's a pleasant 7 minute walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/ Hotel San Diego
Ramada Inn And Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center
Ramada Inn San Diego
Ramada San Diego

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