I stayed here for several days while at a convention when I could not get into the hotel booked by my group. the location in terms of access to food--many wonderful restaurants within 2 blocks. The hotel itself had both pros and cons; depends on your needs/ability to sleep through noise. The room was very modern--cool yet one might find it "aesthetically cold" with concrete floors. I usually like botique hotels (it qualifies) or b & bs with some warmth but decided to branch out of my typical comfort zone on style. Pics are accurate as are most reviews. I found the young staff very helpful. My room was on the second floor in the front. This is a hip location/area for young adults on the weekends (some actually come from OC and LA) so the bar next door with the very loud live band was absolutely crazy (not the hotel bar in the basement with salsa lessons on Thursday nights, no problem at all) so noise was outrageous on the weekend nights only accompanied by lots of street traffic and drunks outside the hotel on the weekend after the bar closed waiting for rides. Yes, the windows need to be double paned or they need to provide white noise generators. The AM noise was not all that bad. The shower was cool and fun, very comfy bed with great sheets and lots of fluffy towels and a nice robe, good free breakfast with special deals, but the highlight was the espresso maker and the coffee. I went to a CVS pharmacy in the mall only a half-block away (also great shopping if that is your desire or need anything including nice clothes in a pinch on a business trip) to get some milk and probably came close to overdosing on lattes with that wondrous machine. The company makes a mean espresso maker and they had such quality coffee pods I ordered more coffee online and am considering splurging on that espresso maker for home (sigh). Despite the noise I would stay again but might want a higher floor room (city view was not particularly panoramic and comes with street noise). Consider the pros and cons for you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Keating Hotel San Diego
- Keating San Diego