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1050 Kettner Blvd, New Buildings Site, San Diego, CA 92101-3339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attractive rail station in downtown San Diego and is a welcome contrast from all the high rise modern buildings surrounding it. It is not that big and it is not busy. Friendly typical rail cafe kiosk. Attractive tiles on the walls showing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank md1mm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked family up at the station tonight definitely a great historic landmark. Not easy to do passager pickups have to Street meter park. Worth seeing the building & the history

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vicki K
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Women’s toilets are beyond filthy and dilapidated. Absolutely disgusting and unusable. Sinks rusted and broken and dirty, toilets disgraceful, floors filthy. No maintenance for decades by the looks of it, truly the worst I have seen. Don’t take children in there, they will catch something....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valerie M
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego is a beautiful gem in Center City. Built in 1915 to accommodate passengers to the Panama-California Expo, the station has withstood the sprawl of downtown to remain a centerpiece of an ever-growing area of San Diego. Whether...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brandon E
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This railroad station is really an old facility, but truly shows what they were like years ago. They are always doing some type of work updating this location.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 90,622
Reviewed October 6, 2018

To arrive at the main station by train in San Diego and be confronted by a sign saying "Santa Fe" needs a bit of explaining - we gather that it was built by the AT&S railroad. We digress. The main booking hall and waiting area...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed September 14, 2018

So awesome to be back in downtown San Diego, this beautiful city by the bay and catch the surf liner train for points north. I will return again and again.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bill O
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The facilities here are actually very beautiful and restored that should rate 4 stars; however, the men's room is atrocious and totally brings the overall score down. The men's room is actually kind of scary! The good news is that my wife noted the lady's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mustang4cno
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Even if you're not planning on taking Amtrak anywhere, it's well worth a stop in here to check out the incredible architecture. Building is not real large, but the beautiful domed ceiling is interesting, as are the tiles on the walls. Not a lot going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rduinc
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a busy place. It reminds me a lot of Grand Central in New York City, but on the west coast. The lines aren't too bad and they can pretty much take you where ever you need to go. Very spacious and the attendants...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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I used to ride Business Class during track season at Del Mar (avoiding crazy crowds). There is no provisions for early arrival at the loading area - you're just part of the crowd, and there is no special area reserved in... More
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