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“Prime Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Omni San Diego Hotel

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Omni San Diego Hotel
Ranked #14 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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1,136 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 633 helpful votes
“Prime Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a quite small "footprint" property, upon checking in, this becomes very apparent. Once the valet/bell boy hurdle (and accompanying fees) is put behind those checking in, things do pick up a bit. This is a 5 star property (so say the reviewers) and it is indeed a very nice property. We do have very high standards and our gold-standard for Marriott properties is the Marriott in Paris near the Arc de Triomphe. By our standards, this San Diego Omni is close but (sadly) not the same 5 stars rating for us. "Heaven" has a very high standard.

The room is nicely appointed, quite spacious for a hotel room, bathroom is bigger than most, nice variety of "necessities" (including threaded needles and thread! You know you need this from time to time). Although the room includes a mini-frig, it is just barely usable. We did an experiment: a container of ice was waaay more effective than this mini-frig-wanna-be. Major disappointment (not cold by any standards). The coffee maker is included. No microwave (just in case anyone was wondering). The mini-wanna-be-frig is available for your use if you re-arrange things a bit inside this sub-adequate "box." The items inside the frig are not set on metered sensors (like so many in Europe) so re-arranging things will not cost you anything at the end of a visit.

This is prime" gas lamp quarter real estate. Appreciate that for all it has to offer: walk-ability to the marina, Sea Port village, all points up and down the touristy sights, and appreciate that the hotel is so close to Horton Shopping center, Little Italy, and so many sights, sounds, and experiences hard to find anywhere else is such as close proximity.

Personal highlights for us were to meet "Kenny" at the local Ralph's grocery store and become acquainted with the store's service of "steam or fry your choice of fish for free" (Kenny highly recommended the Cajun breading on fried rock cod) Thank you Kenny! It was the perfect way to finish that off your fish recommendation! Pair that with any number of deli side choices (hot or cold) and you have a wonderful dinner to be eaten there on the outdoor patio or in one's hotel room. (Ralph's is on 1st and Market).

Another super-dooper find was gelato store at 509 5th Avenue (www.chocolatsanddiego.com) and, as hard as we looked, this was the ONLY gelato establishment we found! Oh so good! So worth the search! It was very hard to find gelato in this area and this worth the search.

Back to the room: the Omni property is pretty much tucked into a corner that backs upon the trolley and coaster train ends of the line. Noise is not an issue but the rooms in the Omni do come with ear plug aids in the nightstand drawers (how thoughtful).

This location is just about as good as it gets here in San Diego. We would come back in a heart beat but plan for the $38 a day "parking fee" and the $10.00 a day internet fee and the other service appreciation fees for coming and going. If you decide to use public parking, it is near by and costs about $25 a day (PetCo baseball parking area). This location is adjacent to PetCo Park, like really, really adjacent.

If you stay there during a Padres game, you can actually watch the game from the windows near the stairwells on each of the floors. Stroll around after the games for the great post-game shows and excitement.

The hotel complex is newer and has well-insulated windows and walls. Our travel experience was restful in every respect.

Oh, do take the duck tour of the harbor! So worth the $38 per person charge!

Room Tip: Room 1504 was exceptional; located between a stairwell and a hallway, we had absolutely no noise fro...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I enjoyed this hotel for its service and location, I was visiting for a long weekend and did not realize what a good location this was, next to Petco Stadium, (direct access from the hotel), benefit for sports fans, I am not, so it was very crowded before and after games, (something to consider), walking distance form San Diego Trolley system and Gaslamp District, where you can party, shop and eat to your hearts content.
My room, was small but with a very large bathroom nicely decorated and with a view of Petco Stadium, the gym is a good size and the pool is on the 6th floor, which was very convenient on the 4th of July to see the fireworks display.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ColleenOmni, Manager at Omni San Diego Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear colombianfoodie,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience and for the great review. We appreciate your feedback and your business!
Sincerely,
Colleen Anderson
Hotel Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Let's begin with the fact we had to pay for parking. It was extremely disappointing that you had to pay an additional fee to park. I mean you are already paying a substantial amount for the hotel.
However, that wasn't too bad but, the service was terrible!!
The food wasn't up to par at all either. We stayed for 3 nights and have no problem spending money but, we at least want what we pay for.
The location is perfect though. We had the easiest way to Petco park for the game but, would rather have great service then easy access.
Unfortunately, this hotel is not one I would recommend to anyone. Its better to pay for the parking or stay a little further out than spend the amount of money for this hotel and not get what you expect.
I dislike giving bad reviews but, this was not an enjoyable stay and would DEFINITELY not advise anyone to stay there.

Room Tip: Please don't stay here. Let's let the Omni know that they can do much better!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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ColleenOmni, Manager at Omni San Diego Hotel, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear kdog777,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I'm very sorry to see that you had a disappointing stay. For any future visits to the Dowtown San Diego/Gaslamp area, please know that there is a City owned Self Parking garage located directly across the street from the hotel and that price is approximately $18 per night. There are no in & out privileges however, so you need to pay each time you leave. The majority of the hotels in San Diego offer Valet Parking and our price is consistent with our competitors. Also, we do have Room Packages that include parking and I'd encourage you to check our our website for available packages and promotions.
I will certainly investigate your disappointment with the food service and again, I apologize we failed to meet your expectations on this visit.
Sincerely,
Colleen Anderson
Hotel Manager
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KUWAIT, Kuwait
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The omni hotel is a very comfortable and strategically located hotel. Friendly staff, and a content and comfortable hotel room. The hotel is super clean, and has good service, nothing too luxurious though.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ColleenOmni, Manager at Omni San Diego Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Jaber A.,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience and for the great review. We appreciate your feedback and your business!
Sincerely,
Colleen Anderson
Hotel Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I stayed here with some friends for a bachelorette party. The staff was incredibly accommodating. For each thing we asked, they found a way to help. The room was clean and nicely decorated. There is a restaurant on site, but since you are in the heart of the Gaslamp district, there are plenty of restaurants right outside the hotel. I would say almost everything was perfect, except that the cleaning service gave us a loud knocking wake up call at 8:00 a.m. We were all very tired that day because of the wake up.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The valet and front desk staff where very friendly and helpful. The valet guys made sure you had directions for your excursion and put 2 waters in the car each morning. The hotel was clean, the beds comfortable and in a great location. Had a breakfast/valet parking package which was very beneficial. Will definately stay at an Omni again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ColleenOmni, Manager at Omni San Diego Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear 856edt.,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience and for the great review. We appreciate your feedback and your business and we look forward to welcoming you back!
Sincerely,
Colleen Anderson
Hotel Manager
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United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We chose this hotel because it was close to Petco Park, the Summer Pops, and the Gaslamp Quarter. It was a great choice. The room and the service provided was top-notch. We also saw lots of Giants players, which was an added bonus. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Omni San Diego Hotel
Address: 675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101-7022
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#16 Family Hotel in San Diego
#20 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#22 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni San Diego Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 511
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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