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Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown
Ranked #134 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The shuttle from the airport took about 40 minutes ---me an the other people waiting kept calling and they would say "its 10 minutes away and we haven't had any other calls" well we were listening to each other call so not sure what that was about. There was quite a line at check in and it moved very slowly. I was given a cookie but I have a peanut allergy. Usually when I say this Hilton hotels have a substitute --but the man at the from desk didn't even respond as I gave my cookie back. He did not welcome me as a Hilton honors member and I had to ask for water and also ask about the amenities of the hotel and where the elevator was located. This is not typical for a Hilton. they usually have outstanding service. I can say my room was clean and I had room service and the food was very good and the service was excellent. When I checked out I was not asked about my stay and I called a taxi from my room prior to going downstairs and the from desk could not tell me what taxi to look for or when it would arrive. Typically when you call a taxi the hotel will give the taxi your name. So me and three other ladies who called a taxi where very confused. We waited about 15 minutes for a taxi and I called 10 minutes prior to leaving my room so that was easily 25 minutes. Since all three of us where going to a conference we squeezed into the same taxi since we had all been waiting about half hour. I would say the the hotel really needs to improve on it's service. But over wise the food was good and my room was clean.

Room Tip: It was really noisy. I would suggest asking for a room up high
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Great hotel close to everything! I was attending a conference in San Diego at the Convention Center. This hotel was close enough to walk to the harbor, Gas Lamp District, ferry to Coronado, Sea Port Village, Little Italy just to name a few. I will definitely stay at this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is the 3rd time we have been to San Diego and all three times my wife and I have stayed at this hotel. We are Hilton Honors members and I guess that gets you a little extra help when booking a Hilton hotel. We have been able to get the same room each time! That is very important because it is on the higher Hilton Honors floors and faces downtown so there is no freeway or flight noise! The bedding is plush and extremely comfortable. The blackout curtains will help you sleep as long as you want. I almost forgot the delicious chocolate chip cookies! If what they give you is not enough...just ask for a few more! The balcony overlooks the Street Market Fair on Saturday which is something everyone should enjoy! You can taste free samples of all kinds of foods and also buy just about anything from the freshest Uni (sea urchin) to farmer grown foods and loads of handmade specialty items provided by the locals of San Diego. Plus It's Free!! The hotel offers a very good buffet breakfast each morning and the staff is eager to serve you and make sure you have a happy face after eating fresh fruits and bagels with made to order omelettes and waffles and all of the fixings like bacon, sausage and hash browns as well as hot coffee, juices and milk and even cereal for the kiddos. Plus you can always order off the menu. The entire staff is eager to please. Make sure you leave a little $ on the end table for the room cleaning because they do an excellent job! Kudos! It's Great to walk into your room after a long day and/or night to find an extra clean room that smells fresh and makes you just want to relax. Since the remodel the Double Tree is one really good places to stay and you can't beat the price for what the hotel offers! The location is great, the staff is very accommodating and the rooms are very nice. If it's attractions that you want then this city is a great place! Yes they have all the stuff you read about in the brochures like the Zoo and Little Italy. We had a great time at Balboa Park that has lots to offer but do some homework so you can find where the locals go! The food, the food, oh and the food! Here we go.....Bencotto Italian Kitchen is one of the finest Italian restaurants I have ever enjoyed. The lamb shank with its deep dark brown sauce is so delicious I wanted to order another course of it! But no, I had to save room for the hands down absolutely best Tiramisu I have ever eaten as well as the top cannolis on the planet! The fried stuffed olives with marinara sauce were yummy to the tummy a well!

Room Tip: Best rooms and views are on the City side. The higher floors have the best views and are quitter an...
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We stayed in a suite at this hotel, and although it was very spacious and comfortable, it had some inconvenient features. For example, the bathroom had the smallest sink I've ever seen in a hotel. When brushing my teeth, I had to be careful not to miss the sink. Although the vanity counter was about 6 feet wide, it had a sink the size of a small bar sink. The tub was enormous, but there was no separate shower. Instead there was a rain shower head directly over the center of the huge tub. You had to climb in over the tub deck to get under the shower, and there was no way to take a shower without getting your hair wet, because it came straight down on your head. There was also a small kitchenette area in the living room, with a small fridge, but there was no sink in that area. It was very inconvenient to walk all the way to the back of the bedroom to access the tiny sink in the bathroom.
The staff at this hotel, however, were absolutely fantastic.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Plenty to do and see only a quick skip from the local airport, it's an mostly balcony room hotel, make sure you get an view for the side not facing the local highway/ airport and you won't feel like your on an extended layover! Bartenders and the F&B guest service employees were really racing around at hectic times with that smile on everyone's face, they were also able to have an ongoing high energy conversation, much appreciated! Do the research to know the spots to hit, they won't be running up to you most of the best things to do are must hit attractions on the low key, I recommend the city centre sports memorabilia shop big time, may look like a bomb went off but through the rubble you will find whatever gift or treasure on many different levels from hobbyist to sports memorabilia extremist! Book your days early and get whatever you need to do done typically earlier than average! Good variety of food within blocks in the middle of little Italy, asti is one hot spot I'd recommend only a few blocks in! Do your research come prepared with an itinerary! The homeless population is a little out of control but to know they are also homeless in a city that remains nice year round they deserve some credit on that front and they won't hit you with too many down on there luck sob stories! Just keep it moving and all is well! Not really a "beach" town so expect to travel 10-15 minutes for the ideal beach experience!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Waited at the airport from 10:30 pm until midnight with 4 calls to the hotel every time telling he was right around the corner. They never picked us up. We had to Uber with an additional cost. The manager and the driver on the day shift were excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Your parking structure is a joke. I did an estimated $5,000 worth of damage to our standard F150 because the walls are so narrow. I’ve never been this upset over a Hilton property before. When exiting the structure, I straightened my truck the best I could to get through the narrow passageway but still managed to damage the left front panel and the right rear panel, leading me to believe that, regardless of how straight I would have went through the passageway, there was no way to avoid damaging my vehicle. I’m pissed!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Address: 1646 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-2920 (Formerly Radisson Hotel Harbor View)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #134 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range: $154 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 333
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