Exceptional service from all the staff at the hotel!
I checked in and they didn't have a room immediately available (it was the weekend of the Rock & Roll Marathon and they said they had a lot of late check-outs). Even though they said the wait would be less than an hour, I explained that my plane was late and I had to prepare for a meeting with two of my company's VPs , so they upgraded me to a suite with a bedroom, very large bathroom, and separate sitting area with sofa and chairs. Nice! Thanks!!
The suite worked out really well, I ended up holding several meetings in my hotel room over the course of the week. The flat-screen TV in the sitting area is driven by a VGA cable so I was able to plug in my laptop and run powerpoint presentations on the 42" TV while the VPs were sitting comfortably on the sofa.
If you are thinking of using the suite to share between multiple people it might not work - the room's thermostat is in the sitting area but the AC vent is in the bedroom so if you have the door between the sitting area and bedroom closed, then the sitting area gets hot and the bedroom gets cold. But if you don't mind having the door between the sleeping area and the sitting area open then it's no big deal.
Location is across the street from the convention center but if your conference is in the higher-lettered halls (D, E, F, G) then you are actually closer to the convention at the Omni than at the other hotel that is actually attached to the convention center.
The hotel is connected to the baseball stadium and I arrived just as a game was about to start. Taxi drivers know how to deal with the traffic but if you are driving your own car you might want to call the hotel to ask where to go.
This hotel has done the right thing with their restaurant and instead of trying to establish some lame own-brand restaurant in the hotel, they brought in a high-end franchise (McCormick & Schmick's) to run their restaurant/bar area. We were thoroughly impressed with the restaurant and the service from our server Alison and the other staff. I reviewed it separately here:
Concierges were great, check-out was as easy as check-in and again great service from all the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Omni San Diego is located in downtown San Diego, just steps from the historic Gaslamp quarter and connected via skybridge to the San Diego Padres ballpark, PETCO Park. This luxury hotel was designed with a cosmopolitan feel to compliment the sunny San Diego setting. The interior is contemporary and comfortable, decorated in warm earth tones and natural materials. Guestrooms are relaxing and well appointed with the finest bedding, upscale bathroom amenities, free wireless internet and unbeatable views. In addition, the hotel houses an extensive collection of rare baseball memorabilia, including a variety of autographed baseballs, jerseys, and a Babe Ruth contract. Whether traveling for business or leisure, a stay at the Omni San Diego Hotel is one you won't soon forget. Culinary offerings include McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, open daily, 6am to midnight. Offering the freshest selection of seafood in San Diego, menus are printed daily based upon local fish market supply and focus on seasonal, locally sourced, farm-to-table creations highlighting organic ingredients. Supplementing the menu is a thoughtful beverage list including progressive wines-by-the-glass and mixologist inspired cocktails with a “house made” approach. The Terrace Bar & Grill, open everyday through September, 11am to 8pm – Poolside, Level 6. In-Room/Remote Dining: 24 hours a day online. Morsel’s Café: Open everyday, 6am to 10pm – Lobby Level. Enjoy a variety of Starbuck’s coffee beverages, grab a snack to go, pick up travel-friendly sundries or a San Diego themed gift on the run. ... more less
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- Omni San Diego