We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (642)
360
Panoramas (6)
Room & Suite (299)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#7 of 263 hotels in San Diego
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
At Hotel Z we’re serving up cozy rooms with contemporary pizzazz plus a side of friendly. But you aren’t visiting America’s finest city to stay indoors, are you? Outside our lobby sunny streets reveal the cosmopolitan culture of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Feet are all you need to access roof-top restaurants, conventions, ball games and wild animal adventures. Choosing to stay at Hotel Z is easy; the hard part is deciding where you’ll go after check-in.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Non-smoking hotel
Show more
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,895 reviews
Reviews Summary
This summary was created by AI, based on recent reviews.
Powered by AI
Staypineapple, Hotel Z, is a gem in the Gaslamp Quarter, renowned for its quirky pineapple and dog decor that guests find charming. The cozy beds and thoughtful amenities such as cookies and robes are often praised, though some visitors have called out the rooms for being on the smaller side and not well soundproofed. While the central location is a hit for accessibility to local attractions, it comes with a caveat of noticeable street noise. Nonetheless, the hotel's cleanliness, friendly service, and competitive pricing consistently receive high marks from travelers.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Noise level
Noisy
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Top-notch
Was this helpful?
Tripadvisor is not responsible for this summary or any opinions in it. Please read full traveller reviews for more details and information.
1,895Review28Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 1,371
  • 351
  • 121
  • 32
  • 20
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
James N wrote a review Apr 11
Austin, United States21 contributions29 helpful votes
Clean, comfortable bed, great bathroom and shower, refrigerator, microwave, no closet but desk and place to hang clothes. Check in and check out efficient, coffee, water, cookies in lobby. Great location near Padre stadium. Pet friendly.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No parking but fee lot about a block away. I walked or Uber everywhere. Price is reasonable for SD.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded 2 days ago
Hi James! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our quirky charm, as well as the cleanliness and comfort of our accommodations. It's wonderful to know that our amenities, from the great bathroom and shower to the in-room refrigerator and microwave (available in Suites), added to your experience. We're glad that the check-in/check-out process was efficient and that you appreciated the little extras like coffee, water, and cookies in the lobby. Our fantastic location near the Padre stadium and our pet-friendly policy are things we take pride in. We sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide this 5-star review, and we really appreciate your kind compliments. We sure hope to host you again soon for another awesome stay! We will be here with pineapple cookies and warm smiles, waiting to welcome you back. :) Thank you and happy travels, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
jaxxs78 wrote a review Apr 7
England72 contributions8 helpful votes
Decent hotel in the lively Gaslamp area. Stayed for 9 nights and staff interaction varied from ok to excellent. Allocated a bigger room on check-in which was appreciated. Only issue was with the lift. One morning on route to a breakfast reservation the lift closed but wouldn't move. Had to hit the emergency button and ended up being trapped. Took a while to resolve and was pretty terrifying. Managed to get out but the only member of staff was housekeeping who only spoke Spanish. Really wanted to find the stairs but couldn't due to the language barrier. Risked the escalator again which thankfully was ok. Did get a sorry and was asked for our room number. I thought this might have been to add some sort of good will gesture for the incident but this was not the case. So in summary beware of the lift / elevator.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jaxxs78, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate your kind words about our location and our staff. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the elevator during your stay. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we regret that you had to go through such a scary situation. We will look into this matter immediately to ensure it does not happen again in the future, and we will also take this opportunity to review processes with our team to ensure situations such as this are handled better as well. If there is anything else we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for staying with us here at Hotel Z and we hope your future plans will bring you back our way again sometime; we hope to provide you with a more perfect experience next time! Thank you and warmest regards, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
A lot to digest? Read a summary of these reviews, created with our new AI-powered tool.
avatar-image
Ari A wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
I‘m inspired of This Hotel in Design, Service and ideas how to give guests a awesome stay. Absolutely recommendable! Thank you very much for checking the parking meter for out car! Awesome stay in San Diego, Directory located at the Gaslamp District!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded 2 weeks ago
We're thrilled to hear you had an awesome stay with us in San Diego and we love knowing that you liked the hotel's design, service, and your guest experience! Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we're delighted we could assist with the parking meter - just another way we aim to go above and beyond for our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and being such a wonderful part of our hotel community. We look forward to your next visit (hopefully soon!) for another memorable time in the heart of the Gaslamp District! Warmest regards, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
cano29jc wrote a review Mar 2024
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
Amazing room, I went with my partner and we had a great and very comfortable time there. The bath robe was a nice touch, the little stuffed pineapple on the bed to greet us was very cute and the bed was very comfy. Will definitely stay here again.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded 4 weeks ago
We're overjoyed to hear that you and your partner had an amazing and comfortable time during your recent stay with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the fun little pineapple touches throughout, and we are so pleased that you found the bed comfy. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this 5-star review (we really appreciate it!) and we are looking forward to your return. Thank you for choosing us for your getaway, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another enjoyable visit at Hotel Z! Warmest regards, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Jeff S wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
Reviews are fake. This place sucks. The bedding wreaks of bleach (what are they covering up??), Noise from outside makes it impossible to sleep. The rooms are small and the layout inconvenient (TV is on the 'side wall', there is no closet for your clothes...) This is a Motel 6 with fresh, vibrant paint and nice wallpaper. Don't be fooled.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Bleach soaked bedding! Noisy.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded Mar 9, 2024
Dear Mr. Salisbury, We are truly sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations, and we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the discomfort you faced regarding the room odor, noise, and space concerns. We understand how important a quiet and comfortable environment is for a restful stay. Your points on the bedding scent, room layout, and overall experience are well noted and will be discussed with our team as we constantly seek improvement. While we strive to create an inviting ambiance with our decor, we recognize the importance of getting all the details right, from functionality to comfort. Thank you again for sharing your valued feedback. Warm regards, Debra / General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Michelle H wrote a review Mar 2024
Saint Louis10 contributions20 helpful votes
Great hotel! Located in the heart if Gaslamp...walking g distance to petco Park, restaurants, bars, and more. Staff was great. Welcome drink at check in was a nice added touch. Room was clean, comfortable and offered added perks like a complimentary water bottle. We will definitely be back!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded Mar 4, 2024
Hi there! Thank you wholeheartedly for your glowing recommendation—it truly means the world to us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, with all its nearby attractions within walking distance, including Petco Park and the bustling local scene. Our team is overjoyed to know that the welcome drink added a pleasant touch to your check-in experience, and that you found the room to be clean, comfortable, and equipped with those little extra perks that we love to provide. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay. Until then, take care and keep spreading those great vibes! Warm regards and see you soon. Happy Travels, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Saralee78664 wrote a review Mar 2024
27 contributions21 helpful votes
Great place - I would stay here again on a heartbeat! Service was wonderful, the bed is sooo comfortable, air conditioner in the room worked well, tea and coffee in the room was a great addition, location was close to where we needed to be…..nothing negative to say!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They also have a great list of restaurants they recommend, they were great!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded Mar 4, 2024
Hi Saralee! Hello! Your heartfelt enthusiasm brings us such joy! We're absolutely delighted to know that you had such a positive experience, from the wonderful service to the incredible comfort of our beds. It's great to know that the in-room tea and coffee amenities added to the comfort of your stay. We're thrilled to hear that our location was conveniently close to your destinations and that there are only positives in your reflections. Thank you for considering us again for future stays; we can't wait to welcome you back with open arms. Here's to many more great experiences with us – until next time, happy travels! Warmest regards, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
erinmelodic wrote a review Feb 2024
Cambridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
Very welcoming, friendly staff. Clean, spacious room - would definitely stay again. My partner found the pillow-top mattress too soft. Love the refillable water bottle and water station, really helpful and easy to use. The bathrobes are super soft!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded Feb 29, 2024
Hi Erin! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that our staff's warmth and friendliness made a lasting impression, and that you found our rooms to be clean and spacious. We're glad you'd consider staying with us again—that's the best compliment we could hope for. We're thrilled you loved the eco-friendly touch of our refillable water bottles and stations, as well as the coziness of our super soft bathrobes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great stay, complete with all the comforts of Staypineapple. Safe travels until we see you again! Warmest regards, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Antonella A wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
I chose Hotel Z for its location and value. The staff at Hotel Z were super friendly and helpful. They gave good recommendations on local attractions. The bedding was amazingly comfortable, best nights sleep ever! I'd definitely stay there again.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded Feb 25, 2024
Hello and thank you so much for choosing Hotel Z and also for taking the time to provide this 5-star review for us; we sincerely appreciate it! It's so great to see that you were happy with our convenient location in the Gaslamp Quarter, and also that you found your room super comfy; that's music to our ears! The best part is seeing that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. It makes us so happy to know that we helped to make your stay a great one. :) Thank you again and we sure hope to have the opportunity to welcome your back for another stay again sometime soon! Warmest regards, Debra / Head Pineapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Suzie J wrote a review Feb 2024
6 contributions
I loved the location of this hotel! The staff was friendly, helpful, and made my stay very enjoyable. I loved meeting the doggy guests too! On days when it rains they have loaner umbrellas. I also enjoyed the complimentary drink on check-in. Definitely would stay here again!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Parking looks to be difficult. I would go without a car if possible. Very walkable to the...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Debra Sanderlin, General Manager at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Responded Feb 22, 2024
Hi Suzie! Thank you very much for your 5-star review (we really appreciate it!) and we are so happy to see that you really enjoyed your Hotel Z experience. Meeting our doggy guests is truly one of my favorite parts about being here at Hotel Z...it's the best! Hearing that you would stay with us again just truly makes our day. We hope you are already making plans for your next stay with us; we can't wait to welcome you back again! Thank you and happy travels, Debra / Head PIneapple
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the San Diego area.
PRICE RANGE
C$298 - C$533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoEast Village
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp - UPDATED 2024 Prices, Reviews & Photos

Frequently Asked Questions about Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp
Which popular attractions are close to Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.2 km), Murder N’ Mayhem (0.2 km), and Gaslamp Quarter (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What are some restaurants close to Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Provisional Kitchen, Cafe, and Mercantile, Cowboy Star, and Half Door.
Is Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are pets allowed at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.8 km), Whaley House Museum (5.7 km), and The Homecoming Statue (1.3 km).
Is Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.