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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
Ranked #162 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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“We loved it here, it is an older hotel, but that is part of the extra charm.”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This hotel was built in the 1900's, and that may be why some of the reviews are not very high. Personally, we loved this place. We vacation approximately 4 times a year but this was our first time in San Diego. I would definitely stay here again, just for the added charm due to the hotels age. The elevators, although slow, were part of the charm. They are old school, just as the photos show, but I giggled every time I went into them. The rooms are small (similar to those in Europe) but clean, with very comfortable beds. If you are a large person, you will find this hotel very tight, including the shower. There is a 24 hour restaurant right beside with an amazing California burrito that can feed two! 1 block to the main strip of restaurants and bars. The only downfall is the added cost of the parking, which is valet only. $20 a day, but it offers in and out privileges and there is not any parking cheaper. San Diego has some of the worst parking we have ever seen (much like downtown Vancouver).

So if you were worried about this place, don't mind heritage style rooms, friendly customer service and comfortable beds that is within walking distance to great places, look no further. We plan on going back! :)

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Very old hotel. Elevators slow, different. Probably would not stay here again. Good location however!

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

It is in heart of San Diego downtown on 6th avenue. It is surrounded by bars,restaurants and night clubs. It has got a nice terrace on top floor and you can take your drinks and food and enjoy the beautiful view from top. The public transport system is excellent in San Diego and you can travel to any corner from nereby bus stops and trams. The 24 hour Brian's bar/cofee shop in hotel at reasonable rates is an added attraction. The rooms are small but reception staff was excellent and always smililing and helpful.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Hotel Staff and Valet were terrific and accommodating. When we called for our car it was ready within 5-10 minutes. Hotel has a nice patio above top floor and in the evenings is quite nice with a great view of San Diego. This hotel is quaint and best for singles, couples or business. Elevators are small, take a while and part of the ambiance. Reminded me of my European travels. Brian's 24 bar and grill next door excellent.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

No central air or on-site parking (valet takes 20 minutes). Cleanliness was an issue too...stains, ripped curtains, dirt in bathroom, etc.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

I had serious troubles with my credit card, charged for a double amount than expected. After 4 days off with my money, the hotel charged the right amount, then in the meanwhile request another pre-authorization for a different amount. So the credit card is still out of money. A mess! I will forgot Ramada forever, for sure, and I will not suggest it to everybody!

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Additional Information about Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center

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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