Gaslamp Plaza Suites
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... on the plane to San Diego! THE LONGEST flight ever!!! I've never been to the west coast...California is amazing!!! We quickly checked in to the Hilton bayfront hotel and went outside to walk around and touch the Pacific Ocean water!! It's so calm and peaceful here...all the SAS kids are here as well but I haven't really met any of them. So glad I have Michelle, Colby and Conal though....I don't think I would have made it here ...
... over trauma of navigating a 6 lane freeway and our realisation of our US trip coming to an end so we didn't get up to much, but day 2 was spent at the amazing Universal Studios. Both Kate and I had been before but we approached the park with the same childish optimism as we did in our youth. The studio tour and Shrek 4D got us off to a good start but by the time we hit the new and frankly terrifying transformers 3D experience we ...
... Brad had lashed out here because we had a two bedroom suite on the corner of the hotel which included a lounge room, two bathrooms, dining room and entry way. The suite was bigger than my first flat I rented in Melbourne but gave us all an opportunity to have some space. This holiday has been incredible and amazingly we haven't really had any problems sharing space, beds or rooms...in fact if anything it's probably brought ...
... been there two months. I researched the possibility and determined my business in the states would be finished by early September and I would be free to travel again!
I booked the flight and notified him by e-mail that it was too late to change his mind, and turned off my phone so he could not call and cancel my visit.
The summer sure flew by. Visiting with family was really great (at least on my part). I even got to enjoy a family ...
... a pretty dangerous part with loads of rock and shiz that I would have definitely end up in looking like a flailing mess and would have to be rescued by the not shabby looking (understatement of the century) male lifeguards. In hindsight I really should have done that! Back on track though, the beach was really cool and we had a great time. We then headed to mission beach saw some people fall of surfboards and went on a ride then I went back to my hostel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gaslamp Plaza Suites San Diego
This hotel's main attraction is its location in the heart of the Gaslamp quarter combined with its bargain pricing. You can literally walk outside the hotel to dozens of shops, pubs, restaurants and other entertainment as well as many of the sights to see in San Diego. As someone who often stays in 4-star hotels it is a different experience - older facility, limited amenities - but on a positive note the staff was super friendly, remembered us by name, and the suite we had was the twice the size of the average hotel at half the price. The convenience of having a kitchnette and included continental breakfast made it easier for us to spend our time and money touring the city. The hotel is mostly a time-share property, so the guests are there for a week at a time, although you can certainly rent nightly. Valet parking ($18/night) is a must since there is limted street parking. You will probably get the best deal by calling the hotel directly and asking if they have any specials.
We booked a mini-suite, and for the location and size of room, got an excellent price. I'd read some of the negative reviews at this website (no view) so I asked for a top floor room with a view and received it.
The room was just lovely. Every night we were able to see the sun setting over the ocean. The hotel offers many tours that encompass San Diego and even across into Mexico. There are some improvements that could be made: the continental breakfast could use a boost and the staff at the desk could be a little bit more professional. Otherwise, we would stay there again. A word of warning: the Gaslamp District is very very noisy until 2 a.m. Take your earplugs!!!
stayed there jan 4to 11 2004.great place clean close to everything. we did not rent a car walked and took bus trolly to zoo and other places.lots of places to eat in the gaslamp and lots of happy hours the staff at the hotel were great very helpful
Great Place To Stay In San Diego!!!!!
We stayed at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites and had an incredible time. In the heart of downtown, we didn't even need our car once, and prefered to walk because there was so much to offer. We even walked a few blocks up and took the rail to Tijuana for the day. The spa on the roof was very original, and what a view!!!!!
I stayed at the Gaslamp Sept 27 through Oct 1 before a cruise to Mexico. The staff was excellent - friendly, helpful, courteous. I was female travelling alone and felt extremely comfortable - after the first day everyone greeted me by name. I could walk to sites in the downtown area, all the way to the waterfront, with ease. And when I rented a car for a couple of days, Enterprise was two blocks away so I did not have to go to an airport location. My room was small, but comfortable. The breakfast on the rooftop, while not extensive, was convenient - donuts, muffins, cereal, juice, coffee --and the hot tub was an added bonus at the end of the day. My friends who joined me for the cruise stayed at the Marriott and the Hyatt, and although their hotels had lobbies as big as train stations, they could not believe that I was right in the middle of all the fun of the District. Friday and Saturday night the place was rocking!! I could look right out over the whole scene, and although I did hear music from my room I was able to fall asleep with no problem. This is a boutique hotel without all the trappings of the big guys, but a terrific experience!
We were given a tiny, dark room looking out onto the airshaft. It's an old hotel and the rooms are not the size that we would get in a modern hotel. We were told that we should have called ahead to ask for a larger room, but we were never told that in advance. After 3 days (of our 7 day stay) of akign for an upgrade they "found" a larger room for us that they said someone had checked out of early. They shouldn't rent tiny rooms to 2 people who are staying a week. So beware.
We loved the service at" TGS"
My husband and I stayed here for a week in September, we loved the hotel and loved San Diego. The workers at the front desk will bend over backwards for you and are able to give you advise on anything.The city steets are swarming with pedestrian traffic on weekend nights, it can get a little loud when the bars close, other than that you are in walking distance of many fabulous restaraunts.We are both thrilled with the location and service in this hotel.When and if you take a bicylce taxi on a weekend night, ask for Erik from Boston....he's my son!!!!!!!!
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in August 2003. It was a great location, excellent value and I highly recommend it. The staff were helpful and the rooms were very clean.
Gaslamp is Great
I just got back from a long weekend trip to San Diego and the Gaslamp district. This hotel is fabulous for its sense of history and its great location. Each suite is named after a different author (although our title, the "Thoreau" room, didn't seem to fit the nicely furnished room with lots of extras, like cable tv, wine glasses and bottle opener, a microwave, refrigerator, and ornate molding and wallpaper!) It's the perfect place to stay to really experience the Gaslamp district. Breakfast is very, very limited, but the view from the rooftop terrace is amazing.
Excellent Honeymoon in the Gaslamp Quarter
My wife and I were married on December 15, 2001 and stayed for a week at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. We had an excellent experience there. The people at the front desk were extremely friendly and made us feel welcome from the start. Breakfast was spent on the rooftop overlooking downtown San Diego. The aircraft carrier parked near Coronado Island was also visible from the roof. We found the food from the restaurant located in the Gaslamp Suites to be very expensive but not very good. The Gaslamp Suites are within easy walking distance of a huge mall which was very fun and enjoyable to visit. Overall, we had a great time and recommend it to anyone.