I booked a room through Priceline and could not have been more pleased with the Omni Hotel in San Diego. The location is perfect and the accomodations are first-rate. I followed the advice from other TripAdvisor members and joined Omni's Select Guest program. I called the hotel a couple of days prior to my arrival and they added my Select Guest number to the reservation.
When we arrived at about noon, I was pleased to be told that the room was ready -- I hadn't even asked for early check-in. The room was clean, well-appointed, and had a decent view, although it was not a bay view. My parents arrived later in the day, and had also booked on Priceline. I don't know if it was just luck of the draw but they got a room with a beautiful view of the bay. Perhaps the rooms with king beds are on the bay side of the hall and the doubles are on the other side??
With the Select Guest program we got free morning beverages and newspapers and also were able to have two items pressed for free (which was great because we were there for a wedding and I had my shirt pressed.) I also got free internet access.
Other people have commented about noise from the trains or adjoining rooms. We were on the 19th floor and didn't have any noise problems. Some people have also said the "louvered" panels in the bathroom make for lack of privacy. Our room didn't have the louvered panels -- it had a large sliding glass door. It was an unusual design, but wasn't a problem. My parents' room had the louvered panels and they didn't mention any bathroom privacy problems. Their room also had a small balcony with sliding doors and sculped carpet, while our room just had a window that opened slightly.
All of the staff members were very friendly and helpful. Every time I called for anything, the phone was answered on the first ring and I was greeted by name -- as cheesy as this may sound, I felt like royalty.
The neighborhood has great nightlife and lots of restaurants and attractions within walking distance. Follow the tips here and self-park in the garage across the street (6th and K Parkade). Even though we came and went quite a bit, we still saved a lot vs. what valet parking would have cost.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, especially with the bargain that I got on Priceline.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Omni San Diego is located in downtown San Diego, just steps from the historic Gaslamp quarter and connected via skybridge to the San Diego Padres ballpark, PETCO Park. This luxury hotel was designed with a cosmopolitan feel to compliment the sunny San Diego setting. The interior is contemporary and comfortable, decorated in warm earth tones and natural materials. Guestrooms are relaxing and well appointed with the finest bedding, upscale bathroom amenities, free wireless internet and unbeatable views. In addition, the hotel houses an extensive collection of rare baseball memorabilia, including a variety of autographed baseballs, jerseys, and a Babe Ruth contract. Whether traveling for business or leisure, a stay at the Omni San Diego Hotel is one you won't soon forget. Culinary offerings include McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, open daily, 6am to midnight. Offering the freshest selection of seafood in San Diego, menus are printed daily based upon local fish market supply and focus on seasonal, locally sourced, farm-to-table creations highlighting organic ingredients. Supplementing the menu is a thoughtful beverage list including progressive wines-by-the-glass and mixologist inspired cocktails with a “house made” approach. The Terrace Bar & Grill, open everyday through September, 11am to 8pm – Poolside, Level 6. In-Room/Remote Dining: 24 hours a day online. Morsel’s Café: Open everyday, 6am to 10pm – Lobby Level. Enjoy a variety of Starbuck’s coffee beverages, grab a snack to go, pick up travel-friendly sundries or a San Diego themed gift on the run. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni San Diego