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“Money pay for service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel

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Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel
Ranked #107 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Money pay for service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I were staying this hotel during the Xmas time with my wife and son. The hotel price is too expensive for the room they provide. The two beds room is not larger than most motels that will only cost one fourth of what you pay here. However, the service here is really nice. No matter the front desk, parking, or even the restaurant, they are all great. I think this is what money pay for. The lobby and room are all very small. If you are looking for big space, like me, I won't suggest it, but if you are expecting good service, this is the best place that I have been.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CHI-SHIUN C
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Michael O, General Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Hey there,

Thanks for celebrating the holidays with us. Our rooms offer a simple California vibe. What you won't find at a motel is above and beyond service. All of our talent is dedicated to creating the best experience possible. Whether you are enjoying a drink at Rooftop or heading out to explore San Diego, we are here to make your stay better than expected. On your next stay, reach out to our Insider Meagan. She can recommend family friendly venues, restaurants and events. See you next time.

Best,
Michael O.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Very fresh and stylish rooms and furnitures + gym with warm pool and rooftop bars, very friendly personnel and tasty + fresh food for the breakfasts and lunches... A little lack of the warm air in the bathrooms. And a bottle of Champaigne in the lobby bar priced $1K+... Incredible emotion :)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vitaliy Y
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Michael O, General Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Hello,

Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad you had the chance to check out everything our hotel has to offer. The Rooftop Bar is a favorite for guests and locals alike. The great views and atmosphere are not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best,
Michael O.
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Lake Tahoe
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SPGwanderlust
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Michael O, General Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 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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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chiquitin81
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Orange County
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel
Address: 421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101-3501 (Formerly W San Diego)
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Business Hotel in San Diego
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 258
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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