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Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
Ranked #104 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Here for business. Was able to have a quiet lunch meeting in the living room. Service was excellent standard W and the room service was good. The location to me is nice as it is away from some of the more transient infested streets of other downtown locations. While it is away form some of the immediate attractions that you may be interested in--i.e. gas lamp--as a tourist, I was given a card at checkin for a free uber cab ride if I signed up for their app. Its $15 to have uber take you where you want around downtown. I use uber in most cities and am accustomed to paying for it. So if you are not interested in this as an added expense you should look at the Westin. Also walked in about 15 minutes to other downtown attractions. Standard rooms are similar to the SF W in size (rather small) and layout. Common area renos are well done. It would be nice for the rooms to be refreshed. A little worn but nothing unacceptable. Hope that this is on the agenda soon.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Michael O, General Manager at Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Hi,

I love reading great reviews from our SPG Members. I am glad to see you were taken care of in true W style throughout your stay. We are hoping to do a room renovation in the coming months. Stay tuned for details. Our location is ideal for staying close enough to popular destinations, but far enough away to really unwind. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes,
Michael O.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We recently had our engagement party at the W Hotel rooftop. Everything went better than I had anticipated thanks to Jose and his staff. They were super friendly and very attentive the entire night. Jose was very diligent in explaining all of my options. We had plenty of food and drinks for all of our guests and thanks to him, our night was a memorable one.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We decided to stay in San Diego for the night last minute and the W hotel had an amazing rate for a Saturday night. The room was clean, the bed was confortable and the enviroment was very cool. The rooftop bar was very nice and worth it to have a drink while enjoying the weather. The hotel is also walking distance to the Gaslamp restaurant area so made it even better that you did not have to take a cab. Check out was easy and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The lobby/lounge "The living room" has gorgeous style and great atmosphere. I love that the well stocked bustling bar is right down stairs in their living room style lounge area. Rooms are pretty average for the 'W' chain. Clean neat lines. Service was EXCELLENT.
Downside: Ice machine is only on every OTHER floor.
Upside: Rooftoop and living room bar is AMAZING!

Tip: Parking is ridiculous at $35/night...park around the corner in one of the overnight lots for $20 bucks per 24hr period. Much cheaper and don't have to wait for your car in the valet.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I was quite impressed by the beautiful living room (lobby) when I arrived, with a great atmosphere.
My room (fabulous room) was nice with a very comfortable bed, but not very big.
For breakfast it was absolutely delicious (as well as dinner at Kelvin restaurant).
Top service and friendly staff.

There are only two things that might be better: the location is so so, as there is not so much to see around the hotel (except the museum of contemporary art, three blocks away), but it's not so far from Gaslamp district. The pool is very small (not big enough to swim for a long time).

Overall W San Diego is a cool hotel with a nice atmosphere and good music.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

My wife and our 6-year-old just stayed here for 3 nights.
As with most W Hotels, the style is great as is the service—The W San Diego is no exception. The staff was great, the hotel was cool and hip, and the room looked like the typical W room. The gym was smaller than others, but there is a nice outdoor pool and a great rooftop deck with a bar and fire pit. The only downside was the neighborhood—it's walking distance to Little Italy and a bit further to the Gas Lamp area, but it's basically in the downtown area that's just blocks from the court house, and jail, so its surrounded by "bail bonds" shops, and lots of homeless people living on the street. Odd for me to say this, since we live in NYC, but it was more apparent here, probably due to the lack of foot traffic.

Still a nice hotel though.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We had chosen the W Hotel (Kelvin Restaurant) as the place for our company dinner and the experience was beyond 5 stars for us. The decor was beautiful as they had recently remodeled it, the music was lively and the ambiance was very modern! With 30 guests, we each had a choice of a starter, entree and dessert. The service was excellent and so was the customer service. We enjoyed the after party upstairs at the lounge and found everyone to be exceptionally welcoming. We will come back again for another company function.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Michael O, General Manager at Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

I am glad to hear that your company dinner was so great and you enjoyed our decor. We did recently renovate all of our public spaces. Our meeting planners deliver an exceptional experience and take the stress out of putting an event together. Our Rooftop Bar is a great way to end any party. The energy of the space always makes for a good time.

We will see you for your next event.

All the best,
Michael O.

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Additional Information about Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection

Address: 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Business Hotel in San Diego
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £100 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 258
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Republic takes design cues from San Diego’s oceanside location, with lofty ceilings and chandeliers made from reclaimed driftwood. Coastal inspiration continues in the guest rooms, furnished in contemporary neutral tones accented by blue tie-dyed pillows. With a convenient downtown address in the heart of the city’s social hub, guests enjoy quick access to the historic 16-block Gaslamp Quarter, trendy Little Italy, the San Diego Bay with its world-famous aquarium, the ballpark, and the convention center. It can all be taken in from the hotel’s stylish rooftop lounge, where craft cocktails and light fare pair perfectly with breathtaking city and ocean views. ... more   less 
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