I'd read a lot of reviews of this hotel before I arrived. The reviews are mainly positive, very much so, and I didn't believe the hotel could be that good. But it was!
Every staff member I came in contact with was exceptionally friendly and competent.
The hotel is modern, but in a conservative way that would appeal to a variety of travellers.
I had a corner room on level 17 which was a good size and well appointed. It included a balcony on one side and windows on another.
I also had an in-room fitness kit (mat, hand weights, kettle bell, therabands, towel and bottled water). I requested a complimentary refrigerator to be put in my room as the mini bar is full and requires a key.
I joined their rewards program and received complimentary internet, a morning beverage each day and two items pressed for free.
The gym was well equipped. But I didn't like the layout where the huffy puffy weight lifters were right behind the treadmills checking out the women from behind. Yes, they were. The behaviour of guests is not the hotel's fault.
The property is right by Gaslamp which is a fun but busy/noisy area. The ballpark is also right next to it, again more noise. One side fronts the railway lines which means some noise and ugly views that way. But there is a trolley stop right by the hotel.
As I had a corner room I only had one wall connecting to another room. I could hear water in the pipes when they showered and drawers opening/closing.
None of these bothered me. I sleep pretty well and was there on vacation not for business.
My only complaint is the service after I checked out. The bellman put my luggage cart outside and told me a taxi would be organised by Riley the valet. Riley spent 10+ minutes loading Dodgers luggage into their van and totally ignored me. I could see the line of taxis across the road and should have just flagged one myself. Eventually he noticed me. Maybe have extra staff on when ball players are staying so that all guests are treated well.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Omni San Diego