This is definitely an older Hampton Inn, but for the most part is pretty great. I barely interacted with the staff, but when I did they were outstanding. Room was clean, a nice size (I think I had a room designated as having a "study" but that was mostly a desk and sofa next to the bed). TV worked perfectly. A/C worked great. Bathroom was meh but 100% serviceable.
I guess this is going to become "a thing" now... The internet is free, but if you want the faster internet, you've got to pay for it. That sucks. I didn't want to pay the extra, so stuck with the free slower connection and it dragged a bit. Oh well.
The other issue: The back side of the hotel is close to the train tracks that run through downtown San Diego. I was in a room along the south side of the hotel, and the clanging bell noting when the gate was going down for the trains to pass was pretty annoying, and a lot of trains go by, especially in the morning. I get it, we're in a city, trains will be trains, etc., but if you're going to stay here (and this is no reason to not stay here!), ask for a room away from the back side of the property.
So basically all good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Right in the heart of the Embarcadero San Diego downtown, the award-winning Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown hotel represents the best in California hospitality. We're a 177 guest room hotel dedicated to providing the finest level of hotel comfort. Experience fun and adventure as you sail around the cruise terminal. Savor delicious Italian food in Little Italy and the Gaslamp District. Get close to wildlife at SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. Catch a big league game at nearby Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium. The possibilities are endless when you visit our friendly hotel in downtown San Diego, CA. We're conveniently located just off of I-5 - only a mile from San Diego Airport and the San Diego Convention Center. Two blocks from the beauty of the San Diego Bay, we're less than half a mile from the cruise terminal. ... more less
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