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The Westgate Hotel

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An invitation to the Westgate is an invitation to indulge. Set in the Gaslamp Quarter, The Westgate Hotel offers 222 spacious luxury guest rooms with panoramic views and a distinctively European ambiance accompanied by heartfelt hospitality. As an urban resort, the Westgate offers guests access to AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club, featuring 40K square feet of cardio, exercise, and strength equipment; a full-service spa; saunas and steam rooms; rooftop running track, and a heated rooftop pool with food and beverage service. On-site dining transports guests to another time where dining out feels like coming home. From the award-winning Westgate Room and Veranda to the intimate, vintage feel of Plaza Bar and the time-honored elegance of Afternoon Tea. Easily accessible by freeway, train, and trolley, The Westgate Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the San Diego airport and within easy walking distance of The San Diego Opera and Symphony, The Civic Theatre, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Children's television networks
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Salon
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Filipino and 1 more
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The Westgate Hotel enjoys acclaim for its spacious, well-appointed rooms, though a few guests note noise and dated aspects. Its cleanliness is a highlight, with the property often described as impeccable. While some regard the hotel as good value, others question the cost of certain amenities. Its prime location garners consistent praise, as does its charming, historical atmosphere, complete with elegant live music. Amenities like the luxury pool and unique afternoon tea experience are popular among guests. Service is generally commended for being attentive, despite occasional lapses.
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C C wrote a review Apr 7
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The Westgate is an amazing place to stay at and I highly recommend if you are planning a stay in San Diego this is a great choice. They have helpful employees, the rooms are beautiful, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you so much to Sarah at the front desk she was awesome and made our experience extra special.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Jeff M wrote a review Sep 2023
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I have stayed at nice hotels all over the world and the Westgate is one of the most charming. Feels like going back to a time of elegance. But what I loved the most was the fitness center. The best of any hotel I’ve ever seen. Lap pool, walking track, and truly incredible weight room. Five star plus.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded Sep 19, 2023
Dear A5018YYjeffm, Thank you for your 5-star review of The Westgate Hotel! I am pleased to read that you loved our urban resort and all the amenities we have to offer, especially AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club. Should your travels bring you back to San Diego, we would be honored to welcome you back to The Westgate Hotel. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Safari49407685177 wrote a review Apr 5
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Honestly my stay was absolutely amazing. The rooms are really spacious, clean, and the bathroom powder room in the suite is stunning. Room service was quick and delicious. Wish i had more time to enjoy the amenities. I cant forget to mention Sarah and Monica at the front desk who accommodated every request with kindness and a smile. I will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Heather R wrote a review Apr 1
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I had such a great experience here, i was staying here for my boyfriends birthday and they were incredibly accommodating to my needs especially Carolina. I had certain requests and she had no problem making things super easy for me. 10/10 super clean, and amenities were on top of it. Loved it 100% would come back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Heather R, Thank you for being our guest and your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that Carolina was accommodating and provided you with excellent service. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again! Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Mr H wrote a review Mar 2024
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Absolutely Devine! Thank you Westgate for much needed luxury #hoteltherapy! They're is so elegant, David at the front desk is super friendly, and the rooftop pool and hot tub is just what I needed- even in the storm. This local will probably be back for another staycation
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Mr H, Thank you for being our guest and for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be a source of much-needed luxury and relaxation and thank you for recognizing David. It's great to know that you made the most of our rooftop pool and hot tub, even in stormy weather. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable staycation! Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Feona123 wrote a review Mar 2024
Minneapolis, Minnesota53 contributions16 helpful votes
The location is great. We were able to walk to multiple restaurants and uber rides were reasonable to tourist areas around the area. Hotel is clean. The cleaners set up my daughters stuffed animal in poses on the bed each day. The hotel seemed older with some stains on the carpet, but they were minor. The pool and hot tub are nice. It is intended for lap swimming, but we enjoyed using one lane to play around in the water (being mindful not to jump in or splash too much if others were working out).
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: High floors have great city views
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Dear Feona123, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It's wonderful to know that our housekeeping team went the extra mile to make your daughter's stay special and we're glad you had a relaxing time at our pool and hot tub. Should your travels bring you back to San Diego, we’d love to welcome you back to The Westgate Hotel! Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Keana C wrote a review Mar 2024
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Frankie was so kind and funny! I ordered room service and he made sure to make me laugh and smile which was much needed! I was there for 27 hours for work. The room was nice. The burger i ordered well done did come medium well but its okay! The fries were great as well. This hotel is very aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Keana C, Thank you so much for your raving review! We're glad to hear that Frankie brightened your stay with his kindness and humor. We appreciate your feedback regarding the room service, and we'll make sure to address the temperature of the burger. We hope to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay soon! Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Todd C wrote a review Mar 2024
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We always have a wonderful time staying at the Westgate is such a beautiful place the rooms are over 400 ft and the amenities are top notch. The bathrooms are marble wonderful furniture and very comfortable beds! The staff is top-notch always Pleasant and efficient. The views of San Diego are beautiful and the location is right downtown very easy to get to everywhere in downtown just a few blocks away from the Gaslamp District where there are tons of restaurants and things to do. Little Italy is close by and affords you an amazing choice of restaurants in that area.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: It's a nice pool and spa and work out equipment if that's something you need a nice track....
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Dear Todd C, Thank you for being our guest and for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you consistently enjoy your stays at the Westgate Hotel. We take pride in our spacious rooms, top-notch amenities, and attentive staff. It's great to know that you appreciate our convenient downtown location and the beautiful views of San Diego. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay! Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Qingyi F wrote a review Mar 2024
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Westgate hotel it’s a beautiful hotel I couldn’t believe this is the hotel my company chose for a business trip all staff is very helpful Sarah at the front desk stood out for me. Always answered my request and eagerly to help me. My business partners and I had a special request she wanted to go to a restaurant she immediately made a reservation for us and we were all so happy and impressed By her service. The waiter in the second-floor restaurant was also very attentive I forgot his name I hope they send me back next year to the same hotel
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Qingyi F, Thank you for your glowing review of the Westgate Hotel! We're delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience during your business trip. Sarah and our attentive restaurant staff will be commended for their excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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Sylvia L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Beautiful hotel upon check-in, we were greeted by receptionist concierge Sarah, she welcomed us with a great smile. Carolina check us in. She checked us in early because we were tired from our flight. They both give us directions to popular restaurants. Carolina explained everything about the hotel. pool is fun! restaurant food was delicious
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Sylvia L, Thank you for being our guest and for your thoughtful review of The Westgate Hotel! I am so happy to read that Sarah and Carolina were very accommodating and helpful – thank you for recognizing them. We look forward to your next visit! Until then, we remain at your service. Warm Regards, Annie Fitzgerald, General Manager
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Westgate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Westgate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Diego Symphony (0.5 km), San Diego Nightlife Tours (0.4 km), and San Diego Civic Theatre (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Westgate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Westgate Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Westgate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Westgate Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westgate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Donut Bar, Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, and Grant Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Westgate Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Westgate Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Westgate Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Westgate Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Westgate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Filipino.