San Diego’s Gaslamp District is a beautiful historic area filled with Victorian architecture, a variety of restaurants, and a vibrant atmosphere. A lot of people like staying in the area whether it be in hotels or vacation rental. Staying in San Diego Gaslamp hotels or hostels will keep you close to the trolley, a lot of amazing attractions, and city & bay views.
The hard part will be choosing somewhere that fits your budget and style. This is why I’m going to break down the Gaslamp’s hotels and hostels into various price brackets – from San Diego luxury hotels to boutique hotels with charm, reliable chain hotels (use your points!), to budget friendly hostels.
Luxury San Diego Gaslamp Hotels
US Grant – A Luxury Collection Hotel
Right in the heart of downtown in one of the most iconic historic buildings of downtown, the US Grant lets you stay in style. This 5 Star hotel knows how to treat guests right, as they have been doing so for over 100 years.
Its location is perfect to explore downtown on foot and reach most of the main attractions of downtown within a 20-minute walk. Even the San Diego Zoo is just a short taxi or ride-share ride away.
Tags: in-house dining, weddings, meetings, bar, pet-friendly, room service, accessible, spa
Pendry Hotel San Diego
550 J Street, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States, 92101
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5-Star Hotel | $$$$ | Pool | Romantic Spot | Accessible | Parking $
+1 (619) 738-7000
Have you ever wanted to stay somewhere so luxurious that even the cheapest room is spectacular? That’s the Pendry. This absolutely stunning hotel offers beautiful rooms with those standard amenities and then some. Stepping foot into the Pendry will have you in awe.
They have cleverly blended a comfortable warm style with a modern elegant one making you feel like you’re in a farmhouse loft. As far as facilities go, you can have fun no matter what your tastes are. Read a book by the fireplace in the lounge, check out their social club, swim in the pool, get pampered in the spa, etc.
On top of regular amenities, some rooms come with bathtubs that are simply asking to get used. Pendry Hotel guests can check out the spa, pool, and fitness center for their wellness. The restaurants of the Pendry serve up scrumptious food that is raved about in local media, reservations are suggested. Overall, if you want to get pampered, stay at the Pendry: Book your stay here>>
Tags: great location, weddings, delicious food, spa, gorgeous views, meetings, brunch, in-house restaurants, free WiFi
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 5th Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States, 92101
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4-Star Hotel | $$$$ | Pool | Valet Parking $ | Accessible | Dog-Friendly $
+1 (619) 702-3000
Have you ever wanted to feel like a rockstar? Well, the Hard Rock Hotel can definitely deliver. They aren’t only a luxurious hotel, they also have 2 hotel restaurants, a bar, a gift shop, and a nightclub all rolled into one rockin’ place.
Just setting foot inside will make you feel like you’re in a high-class recording studio. Decor and merchandise are inspired by great artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, and Green Day. However, they aren’t only cool. They’re friendly too.
Employees greet you right as you enter, check-in, and check-out. The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is accessible so nobody has to miss out on the awesome amenities. On top of regular services and amenities, guests can chill poolside, tune into hand-picked playlists, rentable headphones & Fenders, a VIP exclusive menu, bikes to rent, and so much more. It is definitely an experience to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel. Even locals want to stay… Find the best prices for the Hard Rock Hotel here>>
Tags: in-house dining, fun with friends, poolside services, weddings, bachelorette parties, gift shop, business center, family-friendly, accessible
Andaz San Diego
600 F Street, Core-Columbia, San Diego, United States, 92101
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4-Star Hotel | $$$$ | Fantastic Bar | Accessible | Pet-Friendly $
+1 (619) 849-1234
The Andaz hotel is a Hyatt concept that brings a contemporary style to a historic part of San Diego. It’s right on a street corner, allowing guests and visitors to explore the area with ease. If you’re more of an observer, feel free to look out on the city from the rooftop pool area and perhaps dine at the restaurant up there.
Andaz intends to make you feel like a millionaire of the city, providing kind service, wheelchair accessible commons areas & rooms, and the intention of practically waiting on you hand & foot.
Those at the Andaz San Diego for business can find the tools they need in the business center, hold a meeting, or look extra spiffy with help from the shoeshine service. Those staying for pleasure can keep up their workout routines in the fitness center, lounge by the pool, sip on the complimentary cocktails at check-in, and enjoy the views. The Andaz also features pieces from local artists all around the hotel and in rooms. Book your stay at the Andaz Hotel here>>
Tags: weddings, meetings, events, rooftop, great views, in-house dining, fine dining, pet-friendly, free WiFi, room service, accessible
Kimpton Hotel Palomar
1047 5Th Avenue, Core-Columbia, San Diego, United States, 92101
Plan A Luxury Stay Here
4-Star Hotel | $$$ | Wonderful Staff | Pool & Spa| Pet-Friendly $
+1 (619) 515-3000
This comfortable yet modern Kimpton Palomar hotel provides some exceptionally unique accommodations and amenities. Upon walking in, you’ll get a relaxed vibe right away with the warm colors and comfortable furniture but don’t let that deceive you.
This is a luxurious hotel that will provide you with top-grade amenities starting from the moment you arrive. Optional valet will happily take care of your vehicle and the front desk will greet you kindly. The real luxury begins with the facilities.
You can lounge by the pool and sip on a carefully crafted cocktail, workout in the fully-equipped 24-hour fitness center, or even book in-room spa services. If this particular stay is meant for luxury and leisure, consider booking a spa suite to give yourself the full treatment.
And if the in-house restaurants aren’t to your liking, check out all the restaurants around the area. The Gaslamp is full of spectacular restaurants. Book your room at the Kimpton San Diego here>>
Tags: boutique hotel, pool, in-house restaurant, great location, beautiful views, friendly service, pet-friendly, pool, accessible
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp
401 K Street, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States, 92101
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4-Star Hotel | $$$ | Breakfast $ | Pool | Accessible | Pet-Friendly $
+1 (619) 231-4040
Near all the big Downtown spots like Petco Park, the Convention Center, Seaport Village, and more, the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter Hotel provides an elegant and comfortable stay. You’ll find everything you need from the stellar staff that will help you find all the fun stuff that fits your style and tastes to the great meeting spaces & amenities. The Hilton is about making everything you could need and want convenient and easy to access.
The amenities you get provides a comfortable and easy stay. Guests have access to the business center, free WiFi, a bar area, a pool, and a fitness center among other things. There’s no way you can’t be accommodated here. Find great deals on your room at the Hilton here>>
Tags: weddings, anniversaries, fitness center, business center, family-friendly, near local transportation, accessible, multi-lingual staff, valet, pet-friendly
Midrange Boutique Quarter Hotels
Hotel Indigo San Diego
The Hotel Indigo in San Diego has a perfect location if you are in town for events at Petco Park or the Convention Center, or simply want to explore downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter. This modern hotel is stylish and offers great value for the money. Some of the rooms even look right into the ballpark, so if you are a baseball fan, this might be something extra special.
This is also one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter. They let your furry friends (up to two per room) stay for free and offer free treats, a comfy bed, water bowls, and a turf area for quick “business trips”.
Unlike other hotel chains, Hotel Indigo locations are entirely unique to their locations. They take pride in the fact that no two locations are alike. They recognize the fact that every neighborhood has a certain flavor and style unique to that area. Hotel Indigo proudly provides its guests with a vibrant experience complete with intimate services. They will ease you into the peace of mind so lovely you won’t be able to help but enjoy your stay. Book your stay at the Indigo here>>
Tags: Convention Center, Petco Park, roof-top bar, great location, free WiFi, Fitness Center, in-house dining
435 6th Avenue, East Village, San Diego, United States, 92101
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4-star Hotel | $$$ |Pool | Pet-Friendly $ | Accessible | Valet $
+1 (619) 819-9500
Hotel Solamar is inspired by the local culture and caters to that. They give guests access to all the amazing attractions that the Gaslamp has to offer. Seamlessly they blend a SoCal vibe with their elegant decor to provide a vibrant urban comfort to visitors. If you think this hotel is just for sleeping then think again. Their restaurant and bar are open for the public to enjoy too.
You’re sure to feel relaxed at the rooftop pool either swimming or participating in one of their scheduled yoga classes. You’ll have access to bikes so you can sustainably maneuver around the city along with any travel essentials you might need.
The Solamar Hotel is friendly to pets, has accessible rooms, and even spa rooms ready for you to book that have some amazing luxury amenities. On top of that, if you don’t know where you should start sightseeing or otherwise, you can ask the lovely concierge. Book your room at the Solamar here>>
Tags: pet-friendly, family-friendly, complimentary morning coffee & tea, yoga available, fun with friends, great location, great bar
The Sofia Hotel
150 West Broadway, Core-Columbia, San Diego, United States
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4-Star Hotel | $$$ | Great for Shopping | Great Location
Step into relaxation when you book a room at the Sofia Hotel. Nestled close in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, the 24 hour lavish Sofia Hotel welcomes guests to their rooms and the bar area for a time of splendor. The pleasant employees gladly greet you, happily giving you a key to a modern guest room designed to reflect chic comfort.
All rooms are non-smoking, set up with WiFi, and kid-friendly. If you don’t have kids and are perhaps staying for a business trip then, wonderful! The convenient work- station with an ergonomic chair provides the visiting worker bees with a comfortable space to bust their stingers without actually busting them. However, if you need something a little extra or you’re feeling particularly lavish during your visit, you can book a VIP suite. Why not? You deserve to be pampered.
To add to the relaxing vibes the Sofia Hotel dishes out, they offer spa services such as lovely massages catering to whatever troubles your aching bones. For our spiritual visitors, they offer chakra therapy. Stepping out of the spa, you will feel like an entirely new person. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, you can always try the yoga and health center where the physical aspects of relaxation soothe your muscles as you strengthen them. Go get pampered at the Sofia Hotel>>
Tags: family-friendly, accessible, smoke-free, family-friendly, romantic getaway, relaxing
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
520 E. Street, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States, 92101
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3-Star Hotel | $$ | Valet Parking $ | Continental Breakfast | Accessible
+1 (619) 232-9500
This historic building was constructed in 1913 and that’s quite evident from the gorgeous architecture that includes the original staircase, marble walls, and brass elevator doors. Gaslamp Plaza Suites will make you feel like an old-time big-shot. Everything is protected by the National Registry for Historic Places and man does it keep up. However, it is more than just a beautiful hotel. It’s one that is affordable, friendly, and accommodating.
This hotel is surrounded by the arts and culture of the Gaslamp District, brimming with fun activities. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re here for Comic-Con or just to visit the city.
Each guest is treated to free WiFi, continental breakfast, access to the rooftop terrace, and much more. Families are able to request cribs free of charge. Couples can make a reservation at the Melting Pot. There’s a wine bar to enjoy too! This elegant historic stay can give a little something to almost everyone. Book your stay here>>
Tags: great views, awesome location, accessible, excellent service, stunning decor
Staypineapple at Hotel Z
521 6th Ave, East Village, San Diego, United States, 92101
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3-Star Hotel | $$$ | Valet Parking $ | Continental Breakfast | Dog-Friendly $
+1 (619) 330-6401
There is a reason why people choose to stay at Staypineapple and that is for their seamless integration of the modern and classic. The classic hotel feel mixes well with their unique whimsical style. They design each hotel so thoughtfully that even the location is taken into account. Staypineapple also believes in the “Naked Experience” that tailors the hotel stay to each individual guest.
What is The Naked Experience exactly? Well it is their concept of ultimate comfort and luxury at a more affordable price. Your bed will always be freshly laundered, so much so that you can sleep naked in it without worry. The European Style duvets fight against blanket hogs.
However, what really charms each guest is the fact that Staypineapple Hotel Z works hard to enhance that little something that you need to have a special stay. Whatever that little something is, the hotel will do their best to enhance and accommodate you.
This hotel is dog-friendly at a Pineapple Pup Package price. It is all worth it though. The package includes a special dog bed, a treat tin, colorful water bowls that you can keep, and walk-friendly doggy bags in a holder to make leisurely walks that much better. All in all, they treat you and whatever furry friend you bring with respect and care. Staypineapple would make for lovely accommodations. Book your Naked Experience here>>
Tags: dog-friendly, European-style, fast check-in, continental breakfast, free WiFi, accessible, great location, excellent service
Get Your Points: Hotel Chains in Gaslamp District
Residence Inn Downtown
356 6th Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States
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$$ | Tasty Breakfast | Fantastic Bar
Another prime location and hotel given to us by the Marriott company. Every bed is graced with crisp linens fresh from the laundry. There are handicap accessible rooms as well as rooms designed for traveling families. There are accommodations for everyone at the Residence Inn, even a grocery shopping service for those too busy sightseeing.
By incorporating the surrounding neighborhood’s style and the Marriott’s skill for hospitality, guests at the Residence Inn Downtown are immersed in the positive vibes and feels that San Diego can offer. They’re also very close to the Convention Center so if you’re planning to go to a convention or event, the Residence Inn is one of the best options.
Let’s not forget the endless choices of restaurants you have. Now now, it may feel a little overwhelming to have so many good choices but I promise that it’ll all be worth it. Besides, if you find yourself unsure, just ask the concierge. They’ll surely have at least a little bit of insight. Book your stay at the Residence Inn here>>
Tags: family-friendly, pet-friendly, accessible, lovely location, stunning decor, smoke-free location, free breakfast
Wyndham Harbor Lights
911 5Th Ave., Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States, 92101
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3-Star Hotel | $$$ | Large Rooms | Wonderful Staff | Accessible
+1 (619) 564-3500
Near the convention center and almost smack dab in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter is the Wyndham Harbor Lights hotel. It’s within walking distance from the harbor and the Gaslamp attractions so almost every room will have a lovely view. The decor speaks of comfort and style with a splash of modernity. You’ll find plenty of fun attractions around to fill up your trip agenda.
Many amenities are standard, however, Wyndham also provides some other great amenities like saunas/steam rooms, a pool, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour reception desk so you can get help whenever you need it. It’s a comfy stay that’ll make you feel like royalty. Book your room at the Wyndham here>>
Tags: free WiFi, fitness center, sauna, great location, weddings, events, meetings, great location, family-friendly
Courtyard by Marriott
530 Broadway Street, Core-Columbia, San Diego, United States
Plan Your Downtown San Diego Stay Here
$$$ | Fantastic Bar | Fast Check-In
The good thing about hotel chains is the consistency and reliability that they provide to guests. With that consistency comes some sprinkles of flavor provided by the city that the location is in. At the San Diego Courtyard by Marriott, you’ll receive the thoughtful pleasures of a Marriott stay mingling with the interesting flavors of Downtown San Diego.
In Downtown San Diego, there is a lot of mixing the old with the new. That concept is very well represented in this fanciful Marriott location. Among the several regular hotel accommodations, the Courtyard offers their guests access to the beauty shop, barber, on-site laundry, and so many facilities to both pamper and care for you.
The modern rusticity in the decor really adds to the experience, making your stay feel all the more lavish and unique, something that San Diego is quite good at accomplishing.
It is all in the detail with Courtyard, from the architectural masterpieces all around to the service and amenities that they provide. Not to mention that this location is close to all the downtown attractions that many visitors are dying to see and experience. There are museums, restaurants, pieces of art and culture that are most definitely worth seeing. Book your stay at the Courtyard here>>
Tags: Historical, on-site restaurant, amazing location, smoke-free environment, family friendly, romantic getaway, accessible
Embassy Suites by Hilton
601 Pacific Highway, Marina, San Diego, United States
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$$$$ | Beautiful Views
Like with many chain hotel franchises, there is a certain level of comfort and consistency that you want to see from each location. Those needs and wants are met at the Embassy. It is a well maintained location that has recently been renovated where you and your family can take in the bay views while relaxing like you deserve to.
It’s conveniently located near the Convention Center and trolley station so you can save on transport as well as have access to the city around you. The Embassy offers amenities designed to cater to accessibility. You will be able to maneuver your way through the hotel and enjoy all the amenities they offer no matter how mobile you are. Every room is non-smoking as the Embassy wants their hotels to be as safe for children and pets as possible. If you do happen to smoke, there are designated spaces outside of the hotel that you can use. Book your stay at the Embassy San Diego here>>
Tags: Pet-friendly, accessible, free breakfast, swimming pool, fitness center, full bar
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
1445 Sixth Avenue, Cortez, San Diego, United States
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$$$ | Sparkling Clean
The Towneplace location is a fan favorite among the review sites. People rave about the cleanliness and spaciousness of the rooms on top of the immaculate services that they are consistently provided. It’s located in Downtown, each room giving you a different view of San Diego’s multi-faced area. Its location also gives guests the opportunity to fully explore the amazing scenery around them as well as participate in the endless events and celebrations that we hold all year long.
The amenities, like with many other Marriott locations, include free high-speed Internet, a free breakfast and is pet friendly. There is on-site laundry at your disposal as well as valet dry cleaning for a small fee. There are several activities for guests. can participate in as well, simply ask the concierge and they will be able to book you an activity. As with many Marriott hotels, the Towneplace is here to provide a nice welcoming stay. Book your room at the Towneplace here>>
Tags: free WiFi, pet-friendly, accessible, free breakfast, family friendly, large rooms, a traveler paradise
Budget Hotels and Hostels in the Gaslamp
There’s a lot of hearsay when it comes to staying in the Hostels. Many people think that they are dirty or just plain disgusting but there are a lot of Hostels out there that provide a quality clean stay at a low cost. This low-cost option is so that you have the money to explore the town as it should be. Hostels are not here for the lavish or the pampered, they exist just so you have somewhere to sleep.
HI San Diego Downtown Hostel
521 Market Street, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States
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$ | Spotless Rooms | Free WiFi
HI Hostel Downtown San Diego is that nice place for you to stay, a place where you can spend a couple of nights. It’s clean and affordable while giving you the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world. They have enhanced safety, distancing, and cleaning measures so you don’t have to worry about that.
While the purpose of the hostel is to have a place to stay, there are also spaces throughout the facility where you can interact with other guests like the kitchen, workspace, and game room. HI San Diego is a great place for the adventurous social butterflies. Book your room or bunk here>>
Tags: great location, wheelchair accessible hostel, flexible, eco-friendly, private bathrooms, free WiFi, 24/7 staff
Nest of Fifth
552 5th Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, United States
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$$ | Comfy Beds | Clean Rooms
There are no frills with the Nest of Fifth. They are a company that provides serviced apartments so you can really feel like you’re part of the community. Having a little nest of your own, pardon the pun. They charge nightly rates so this spot is best for short term but no matter how long your stay is, you’ll feel like you really live in San Diego.
It’s settled in an active part of town so there is always something for you to do. Each room is decorated in a modern functioning fashion and provided with daily housekeeping. This is also a smoke-free establishment as well as kid-friendly so feel free to bring the kiddos.
Nest on Fifth is an upscale take on hostel accommodations so I would recommend it to the folks who haven’t stayed at a hostel before and want a slow transition to it. Book your stay at the Nest here>>
Tags: great location, responsive employees, great bar, great nightlife, awesome activities, family-friendly, kitchenettes available
Lucky D’s Hostel – San Diego
615 8th Ave, Core-Columbia, San Diego, United States
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$ | Great Location | Clean | Awesome Staff
This establishment is extremely welcoming and warm toward their guests. The employees are friendly and you are free to come and go as you please. As any regular hostel would have, Lucky D’s has communal rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, but they also have private rooms that you can share with your friends and family.
The beauty of Lucky D’s is that you can choose whether or not you want to interact with the other residence, especially if you have a private room. There are many communal areas like the kitchen, reading room, game room, and other common rooms where you can meet other people and share your story while others share theirs. That is the true beauty of a hostel and Lucky D’s encompasses that. Book your stay at Lucky D’s here>>
Tags: unique style, cozy, family-friendly, business trip, accessible location, immaculate atmosphere
I know that San Diego has a lot of awesome neighborhoods you can stay in with some killer hotels but San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is vibrant, historic, and filled with many attractions & restaurants. No need to worry about whether or not you can afford it, there are great accommodations for every budget.
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Last Updated on May 19, 2021 by Maria Haase