Comfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsComfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center San Diego
I was disappointed with this hotel. We were supposed to have booked a room with a queen bed but all the rooms actually had queen beds. Everything was old and falling apart. The water would change from cold/hot all the time. I practically had to sit on our bed to brush our teeth. Not the ideal stay for us.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center San Diego
We loved it
Great location, very clean rooms and great breakfest, what more could you want.
This place is a budget hotel that offers more. I was pleasantly suprised by the amenties
I was scheduled to stay at the comfort inn for three nights in San Diego Downtown.
I should say that this has been by far the worst experience I have had in a long time. The receptionist was not helpful to any extent. The room that I had got was unbeleivably small and the place had a dirty restroom. I've stayed in a variety of places and have never ever come close to experiencing anything like this. I checked out in an hour itself and have lost money and faith on comfort inn.
I hope the staff will be trained better.
What a Shock!
We arrived at this Comfort Inn expecting the quality we usually find in Comfort Inns. We had requested a room with 1 Queen size bed. When we walked into this closet sized room we were in total shock. (To make matters worse, we had recommended this place to two other couples). The rooms were so small that the double bed in the room barely fit. You could barely climb out of bed on one side because of the wall and the other side because of a sink. Yes, the sink was right beside the bed not in the bathroom! We requested immediately another room and were told one would be available the next day. The staff did give us a different room and the second room was bigger, but still we were never given a queen bed! Would never stay there again. On the plus side, the breakfast buffet was good!
No comfort whatsoever.
This hotel's only redeeming qualities are the continental breakfast, which offers an extensive array of pastries plus some hot items like eggs and sausage, and the fish tank in the common area of the lobby.... very cute fish. I can't say the same about the staff. This Inn deceives by using Comfort in its name. I've stayed at many Comfort Inn's in my life, and I've generally been pleased... so I thought this would fall in line with my past experiences. How wrong was I? Parking was $14 a night, for a spot in an overcrowded, outdoor lot across the street. Upon pulling into the lot, there was plentiful glass from a broken windshield everywhere... a worrisome sign. San Diego is high in car thefts, so this did not ease my mind. We took the elevator up to the 2nd floor, where the hallway was hot, narrow and smelly. We weren't terribly surprised with the small size of the room, coming from NYC, where city hotels cram as many rooms into their buildings as they can. But our bathroom had a sliding door... THAT DIDN'T CLOSE FULLY?? And the air conditioner was a mini window unit that was meant for the square-footage of a closet and not a room. Oh, and how welcoming to fall into a bed with several holes in the blankets and sheets... I don't even want to know where those came from. And despite our "DO NOT DISTURB" sign placed on the door, the maid loudly barged in around 10am. Hmmm... what else? The free internet access in the lobby is so slow that we gave up trying. Do yourself a favor and pay a little extra to stay at a truly comfortable hotel in the Gaslamp. This was a waste of the $116 we spent for the room (that doesn't include the tax or parking charges).
I chose this location due to the fact I was in San Diego for Stree-Scene (held near Pecto Park) and the hotel was in a great location. I stayed for 4 nights -- the first 3 nights were spent in a room on the ground floor (which I highly do NOT recommend). I did not feel comfortable at all in this room. Also, the room was small, dark, and the worst part -- on the 3rd day, I noticed bed bugs crawling around. I told the desk staff about the problem and they promptly moved me to a room on the 3rd floor. The 3rd floor room was just a tad bit bigger and seemed much cleaner and brighter than the room on the first floor and... best part... NO bed bugs. The continental breakfast was just okay -- not great, but not bad either. I found the staff friendly and the free internet service was nice. I don't think I will stay here again, but if your looking for a room under $100, then this might work for you (as long as you are not on the 1st floor).
We asked for a non-smoking room, but it was obvious that someone had been smoking in the room. Internet access unavailable. Staff seemed bored and unhelpful. Room not as clean as it should have been. Very small.
Overall, we booked for two nights (and paid for two) but moved out after one night, not worth being unhappy.
Incidentally we stayed at 12 hotels during our extended holiday in California and this was the only one we were not happy with.
located in the heart of the gaslamp you'd think this was a find but sadly, no. hotel reception staff were ok but not very friendly. our room was small, stuffy with no view and air con was very noisy and inadequate. their parking was limited and parking lots were expensive. this was probably due to the game happening in the nearby stadium. a $20 charge for every night a baseball game was on. not good.
there were plus sides though. if you're an all night party goer this place is for you. 5th is nearby so bars are easy to stagger back from, well placed to go to all the attractions, and they have free internet. washing machines are available so you can surf whilst you clean up your smalls.
Loved this little gem. Fantastic location. Right beside the bars and shops. Very helpful staff. Clean hotel. Internet access and laundry service. What more could you want? Definitely would go back.
Date of stay: 02/15/04
1] Bordering San Diego's Gaslamp District, this hotel sits just 3 miles from the airport in the heart of downtown San Diego. - Yes, this is true I give it an A for location, if you want to be in the Gaslamp district.
2] Complimentary breakfast - Yes the did serve in the morning, and yes a server did make homemade waffles. Not a breakfast person so did not have any, but they did smell good. Had a cup of coffee.
3] Parking (surcharge) - There on a Sunday and the next day was a Holiday so the guy at the desk told us not to bother paying that there should be plenty of parking on the street, which there was.
4] Parking (valet) - never saw anyone
5] Cable/satellite TV - this was fine remote worked
6] Refrigerator - Iron/ironing board Microwave Coffee/tea maker In-room safe yes it was in the room but did not use.
7] Plasma wide-screen TV - did not have one
It was clean. Did not smell anything weird. I even slept on the pillow, which I usually never do. Not sure if the towels were good, always bring my own.