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“Convenience With Style” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Ranked #125 of 283 Hotels in San Diego
CALIFORNIA
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Convenience With Style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

If you want a quiet night in, probably not for you. Great location if you want to be in the middle of all the action. Happy to help staff. Wonderfully decorated rooms, very modern. Not for kids, No doors around shower which was fun but a little drafty. Water pressure definately could have been better. Espresso machine in room was cool along with all the other high end electronics TV, DVD, Radio, Alarm Clock. Very clean and sylish

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Trvlng4Life
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

I really liked this hotel! In San Diego for a conference but was too late to get a room at one of the show hotels situated on the waterfront. So I got stuck at the Keating. Great staff. Great room! Cool rooms. Free wifi. Rainfall shower head. In the perfect location for resturaunts and shopping. Fantastic scones delivered to your room at turn down. I wii definitely stay here on my next trip to San Diego

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

I can honestly say that I have never stayed in such a terrible hotel. The noise level from the nearby bar prevented any thoughts of a good night's sleep. The rude reception staff found it surprising that I would be concerned about the noise. The interior of the room resembled that of a prison cell and the open shower ensured privacy was not unachievable. Horrendous!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Very nice for single people or couples with out children, great location right in the middle of everything.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I loved this hotel, staff, location, food, ect. My only complaint is the street noise. The windows are old and need to be upgraded to doubled pane glass; if not triple. So if you are easily bothered by outside noise or are a light sleeper this is not the hotel for you.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Loved the vibe of this hotel, had a very slick urban feel that would be appreciated by design aficionados. Yes, it was fairly noisy on the 4th floor overlooking the street, but to be expected in an entertainment district and it added to the overall vibe.
Check in was very friendly and personalised.
Loved the real espresso machine in the room, a real find considering how difficult it is to get real espresso in the States.
Only disappointment was that the included breakfast wasn't provided, but I was fairly happy with just the coffee anyway.
Not suitable for prudes or people wanting a standard hotel experience.

Room Tip: I doubt there is a perfectly quiet room, so choose another hotel if you want this.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

The hotel itself was clean and the bed was very comfortable, however what good is the comfort of the bed if all you can hear starting at 9 or so is the very very loud music from down below, and you cannot fall asleep.There is a pub right next door. Drums beating actually vibrated the bed. We did move to the other end of the hotel but it did not make any difference. Unacceptable.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

Property: The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Address: 432 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6118
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#38 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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 
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