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#14 of 263 hotels in San Diego
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Boutique hotel in Little Italy area of downtown.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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1654 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
Urban Boutique Hotel
4.5
1,400 reviews
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The Urban Boutique Hotel garners appreciation for its spotless rooms and overall cleanliness, a detail particularly lauded by families and those with allergies. Nestled in the heart of Little Italy, guests have called out its prime location and the ease of access to nearby dining and attractions as a major draw. While some travelers find the rooms cozy yet on the smaller side with limited amenities, the hotel's inviting atmosphere and the staff's commendable service, especially from Chris and Christian, are often highlighted. Offering good value, the hotel is also noted for being pet-friendly and reasonably priced.
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Departure818262 wrote a review Feb 19
Portland, Oregon4 contributions
The Urban Boutique Hotel is kind of like a small European hotel. You may not have breakfast included nor daily maid service, but it is clean, well located, and the price was right. They did give us tokens for free coffee at the little bakery around the corner, and we walked to the Mona Lisa, our favorite Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. The Wednesday and Saturday farmers' market is just around the corner, and we could walk down to the port to our cruise ship.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kayla C wrote a review Aug 2023
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We stayed here because it was close to the concert we went to and I’m so glad I found it. Not only was our stay comfortable, but Tony was very accommodating and kind. I hope to be back. Highly recommended for locals and travelers alike :)
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Aug 9, 2023
Thanks a lot for mentioning his name, He is incredibly polite and people like him, Makes the difference in the hospitality industry.
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Eamon C wrote a review Feb 18
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We loved our stay. Clean room, friendly staff, great location. Easy access to Gaslamp, plenty of restaurants on Columbia Street and India Street, and even a Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturdays right next to the hotel. You're just a few short blocks from the harbor, so you can see San Diego's famous ships and some beautiful sunsets. The picture was taken from the plaza right next to the hotel. Can't beat that view.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: There's a free downtown shuttle that covers a really large area. The front desk staff has info...
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garrison g wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great place to stay, clean and organized, updated, and friendly staff, Vince at the front desk was great to deal with A+++ , close to downtown, close to the harbor, little Italy is next door with great food, all around awesome experience and the farmers market was down the block on Friday
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Definitely better than the $160 a night we paid
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Dorothy A wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had an incredible experience at the Urban Boutique Hotel! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Manny had great recommendations for places to eat and areas to explore! The location was perfect and walking distance to all the spots we wanted to see.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kevin P wrote a review Jan 2024
San Clemente, California9 contributions
The location really couldn't be better. Parking can be difficult (the hotel does provide parking a few blocks away for $25 a day). I lucked out and the manager gave me a street spot as he was leaving, right near the hotel. I went for the budget room, a double that was the advertised special. The bed was comfortable, the room above the kitchen of the restaurant next door, the window in a narrow alley with not a lot of light. I imagine some of the other rooms are a little nicer but the price was very good, I mostly slept there and that was it. There was no desk in my room, and the work space in the hotel is very limited, but there is a nice coffee shop across the street. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I mentioned the parking spot but everything from an umbrella to local recommendations. Very good staff. The location is right beside the heart of Little Italy. I walked to the theater, the San Diego Civic Theater, in about 15 minutes. Traffic can get a little busy on weekends and they have a nice farmer's market literally on the street beside the hotel. Great experience, I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Allison A wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great hotel! Manny at the front desk is so friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a perfect location to walk and explore Little Italy, the waterfront area, and close to downtown. Great experience! And very dog friendly, they even have treats for the pups.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Charity P wrote a review Jan 2024
San Diego, California1 contribution
I stumbled upon this gym late night at the beginning of the weekend! The Urban Boutique Hotel is definitely a hidden gem:) Manny made sure my experience was unique and catered to my needs. He let me take my time when transferring my items out of the hotel while checking out. Manny also helped me load up my heavy suitcases in the car which was super sweet! He went above and beyond. I wouldn’t recommend any other hotel to stay in while visiting San Diego:) This hotel is in the trendy exciting neighborhood of Little Italy. I felt safe and valued as a customer during my stay:) Manny and his friendly staff made all the difference! This hotel is also pet friendly for those of you traveling with a fur baby 🐶.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nicholas P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Urban Boutique Hotel is in the most convenient location in San Diego and has most amenities and restaurants within close walking distance. Gotta give a shoutout to Tony who helped us with every step of the check-in process and made our stay run smoothly!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Diana C wrote a review Dec 2023
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The front desk staff (Manny) was amazing with such great customer service. The room was very clean, bed was super comfortable & the hotel was quiet & overall super clean. Perfect location next to Little Italy. We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Parking on the weekend is free next to the meters be advised hotel parking is 25 dollars.
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C$164 - C$326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Little Italy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market (0.08 km), Waterfront Park (0.4 km), and Little Italy Mercato (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Pappalecco, and Isola Pizza Bar.
Are pets allowed at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Urban Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.3 km), Whaley House Museum (4.1 km), and The Homecoming Statue (1.2 km).
Is Urban Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.