A long time believer, reader, and writer on Tripadvisor, I usually find it a great resource. But frankly, this time, I wonder about the glowing reviews for this hotel. That anyone could call this place "excellent" is literally unbelievable.
Keating calls itself "boutique." Maybe boohootique, for you will want to cry once you realize what you've paid for. Cool? Sexy ?Maybe if you are stumbling in drunk after clubbing nearby, not realizing til the next morning what your room looks like.
Whoever designed this hotel must be delusional, on drugs, or both.
Picture Costco divided into tiny pods filled with small black box bits of furniture. Put a "romance kit" of feather, lube, and other unmentionables--all priced outrageously--on the bedside table. Oh yes--don't forget the mirror above the bathroom sink (not the bed!!) and you've imagined a room here. Oh, now i get the "boutique" description--it's a bootytique hotel!
There's a painted concrete floor -in an ugly grey color, no less. A tiny closet for clothes. Not even a folding luggage rack--so the suitcase had to be opened on the floor. However, the bed is very comfortable, with nice soft sheets.
So if you want a vacation where you never leave bed, and are blindfolded so that you don't see the depressing surroundings, this is your place.
I could go on and on, but i hope whomever reads this gets the idea: do not waste your money here/ You may not know me, but you'll thank me. I'm not a fan of the Gaslamp District as an area in which to stay in San Diego, but if you want to be in this area, there are loads of decent hotels nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Diego’s first true luxury boutique hotel that transformed the Gaslamp District from bland to chic. Situated in a building dated from 1890, The Keating is Pininfarina’s first hotel creation -world-renowned master designer behind Ferrari and Maserati. The result is a rare fusion of past and future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Keating Hotel San Diego
- Keating San Diego