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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

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Camarillo, California
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A chic boutique hotel right in the middle of the gaslamp district. Its a cool historic building. The rooms are nicely appointed and mine was very large. Love the rain shower and super sound system, bring a CD to listen to. A rock garden in the room, to relax i guess. Nice little extras like a glass of proseco at...

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Keating Hotel. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the design of the hotel, and updated amenities within the room. We try to ensure our guests have a unique experience when staying with us, so it is a pleasure to hear that you appreciated both...

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I booked the Keating for mine and my husbands child-free get away. He wanted something different and downtown. For that this place was perfect. My husband loves modern, where I like a more home feel. I found the room a bit cold to begin with but it grew on me. The ceilings were high and the finishes nice. Our blackout...

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen, We appreciate you taking the time to write your detailed review. We are happy that you enjoyed our convenient location in the heart of the Gaslamp District, as well as the unique decor of our hotel. As you mentioned, our hotel is best suited for those who are looking for an experience different from the cookie-cutter hotels. Thank...

San Diego, United States
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Cool rooms, great location, close to all the great bars and restaurants downtown. Super friendly staff. Had an awesome overhead rain type shower. Room came with cool amenities and had windows that open to the fun night life of the gaslamp,

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear William, We at the Keating Hotel greatly appreciate your excellent review! We are happy that you enjoyed your room and amenities, and that you appreciated our hard working staff. We are lucky to be in the heart of the Gaslamp District; I am glad you were able to take in what this special area has to offer. We hope...

Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We drove up from Palm Springs for a couple days of site seeing. This is a very cool looking hotel, nicely decorated with a perfect balance of history and contemporary charm. Our first night was unfortunate. We were on the side of the building sharing a wall with a bar next door and were kept awake by the band. We...

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Joe: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Keating Hotel. We are so glad to hear that a site seeing trip led you to us! Thank you for your comments regarding our hotel's balance between historical charm and modern design. We pride ourselves on our building's 125 years of excellence in the heart of the...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I decided to stay here for a business trip because of all the reviews. It is close to the main Gaslamp area, but so are many other options. The biggest problem I had with this hotel is that there is no one working the desk at night. They tape a paper sign on the desk that tells you to call...

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you Travellight_getlocal for your decision to share your feedback from your recent stay, and allow us the opportunity to identify areas for improvement within our own operation. I would like to personally apologize for your negative experience at The Keating. We have specific protocols in place during our overnight shifts to ensure both our standards of security and customer...

Honolulu
Reviewed 2 March 2016

There are no doors to the shower and no privacy. Great if your with your significant other, but not with family or friends. Bed is comfortable and staff is friendly. Although when your carry a whole bunch of things someone at the front desk should open the door for you and not just stare.

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you John for taking the time to review your experience at the Keating Hotel. It is a pleasure to hear that you found our staff to be friendly, and enjoyed our bedding amenities within the room. I do apologize that our team did not offer to assist with your luggage - we have team members available 24/7 and they...

Madera
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Perfect location, near all the hot places in gas lamp. Gorgeous hotel, cool style. Everything we wanted to see was walking distance away or a short lyft drive away. Lots of near by restaurants too. Nice views from the 5th floor where I stayed.

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

All of us at the Keating Hotel greatly appreciate your first rate review! We are happy that you enjoyed our convenient location in the heart of the Gaslamp District, as well as the unique decor of our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again!

Phoenix
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I love this hotel. My favorite by far. Large rooms great location amazing staff. I had such a great time and everyone is always so helpful. The whole place is extremely well designed. Swanky cool. My first choice always.

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Liz, All of us at the Keating Hotel greatly appreciate your review! We are happy that you had a great time with us and that you appreciated our hard working staff. We love your phrase "swanky cool". We are fortunate that we are your "first choice"!.

Reviewed 29 February 2016

I loved everything about our stay at the Keating Hotel!! The guy at the frt desk saw that u just had Surgery and did a complimentary double upgrade for me since my room wasn't ready yet (we were early).. We stayed in the Gordon Ramsey suite.... It is to die for!!!

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

We at the Keating Hotel greatly appreciate your sterling review; you made our day! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in the Gordon Ramsey Suite, and that you appreciated our hard working staff. We will pass you kind words on to the front desk staff. We hope to see you again.

San Diego
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Pleasant experience but wouldn't come back for the price: - One faucet in the vanity didn't work, the other one was covered in scum from not being cleaned - ALL window seating cushions were very dirty and covered with stains - Our tub (Imperiale suite); the glass hadn't been cleaned and had water spots all over it, the tub itself...

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Andi C, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent visit to our hotel. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the overall experience and felt our hotel was a very nice place. Thank you for also sharing areas of opportunity within the room that you stayed. I appreciate your feedback and have passed it...

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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

Address: 432 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6118
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $238 - $689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Keating Hotel San Diego
Keating San Diego
Hotel Style:
#23 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#37 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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