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Gaslamp Plaza Suites

520 E St Corner of 5th Avenue & E Street, San Diego, CA 92101-6206
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The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913. The original architectural aspects are still evident such as original marble on walls and stairways and brass elevator doors. All are preserved meticulously in keeping with our status of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is surrounded by shopping, theater, art galleries and more than 100 fantastic restaurants and night clubs. The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a half-mile walk from the San Diego Convention Center, as well as Petco Park (home to the San Diego Padres). We are 1 mile from Seaport Village and USS Midway and 2 miles from the Cruise Terminal and the world famous San Diego Zoo. We are also close to other tourist attractions like Sea World, Balboa Park, Coronado, San Diego Harbor, House of Blues, Civic Theater , and the newly remodeled Balboa Theater.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Swedish

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520 E St Corner of 5th Avenue & E Street, San Diego, CA 92101-6206
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Ryan F wrote a review Apr 15
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This is. Great place to stay while in the Gaslamp District. The room was huge with a living room attached and had a pull out bed as well. Right in the middle of everything. Rate was very reasonable as well for what we got. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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shedee wrote a review Mar 2024
Gold Coast, Australia245 contributions150 helpful votes
Hotel is at a good location. Staff are friendly especially the front desk. Room is spacious with good facilities but just needs a bit of an upgrade with rust stains showing in the bathroom. Air conditioner is noisy but works well. You can walk to shops.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Philip B wrote a review Mar 2024
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
Great room, give a very luxurious feeling. Love the carpet, the desk and the couch. Also a lovely top terrace with coffee machine as well. Staff is very friendly and makes real contact. They gave suggestions for place to visit, organized a taxe ride and provided an extra blanket.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Mrs-Diedre wrote a review Mar 2024
South Australia, Australia341 contributions85 helpful votes
Our room was superb, it was roomy comfortable clean. It had all the comforts such as coffee maker, kitchenette. Staff were lovely. As we had a front room so the street noise and music was quite loaf at night but it did not exceed past 2 am and ear pluggers helped.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tressie J wrote a review Mar 2024
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It was clean Guest services very pleasant No convenience store Restaurant doesn't open until evening No space, tiny claustrophobic room Old establishment with some upgrades Inconvenient to get to, with blocked off streets Parking inconvenient, have to rely on valet, $40 per day Will not use again, not worth the price and hassle
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: No convenience store Restaurant doesn't open until evening
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Lin M wrote a review Feb 2024
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What a Great Old School Hotel with alot of character & very clean.. Merry was theeee Highlight of our stay, she was so warm, kind & welcoming. We will definitely return & recommend. Thank you all so much for the cool stay. #Cheers ............
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 25, 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you back as our guests soon!
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Miguel F wrote a review Feb 2024
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Really nice clean rooms and well kept supply’s nice friendly staff and valet parking affordable good price on parking nice views all around good experience and nice night well polite guest service and bar and grill access with night time amenities
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the wonderful review Miguel, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Hope to see you back in the near future
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Sharon A wrote a review Feb 2024
Brookings, Oregon3 contributions
I love this place. Although it's an older building, it's been beautifully restored. The room was very comfortable, spacious and clean. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. The rooftop "club" is impressive. I will definitely always use this as my "base" in San Diego.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Bethany B wrote a review Feb 2024
Los Angeles, United States2 contributions
I needed a place to stay for one night while in town for a conference. I had an excellent stay! The staff were all incredibly friendly and accommodating, and check-in was a breeze. I appreciated the digital valet system - it made things very smooth. The location is excellent - Easy walking distance to everything in the Gaslamp District, and to the Convention Center and surrounding hotels. If you're staying more than one night, it's also helpful to note that a grocery store and pharmacy are walking distance as well. The building itself is very charming. I'm a big fan of historical architecture, and always love to see a clever repurposing of historic buildings. Gaslamp Plaza oozes Victorian style and character. The room I stayed in was small but serviceable. The bed was also on the small side, but as I was traveling solo, this wasn't a big deal. This room might feel a bit cramped for two people, but for me it worked just fine. The bed was comfortable and clean, and the place was quiet, which is really all I was looking for. I also appreciated some of the quirky design elements throughout the room that added charm and class. I also appreciated that all of the rooms/suites were named after famous authors. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this place for solo travelers or history lovers who need a convenient, quiet, and affordable place to stay while visiting downtown San Diego. Will certainly stay here again if given the chance!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Discover26014976217 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Wonderful service. Merry on the front desk was delightful! Rooms were clean and well presented. Bonus that you can go through the door to The Melting Pot restaurant without having to leave the building. All staff were so nice. Pillows were so nice!!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Lovely hotel. But the location is full of homeless people, and it's really dirty.
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C$206 - C$386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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gaslamp plaza hotel san diego, gaslamp plaza san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Gaslamp
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.3 km), Murder N’ Mayhem (0.3 km), and Gaslamp Quarter (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Donut Bar, Hodad's Downtown, and Breakfast Republic.
Is Gaslamp Plaza Suites located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.4 km), Whaley House Museum (5.3 km), and The Homecoming Statue (1.3 km).
Does Gaslamp Plaza Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.