The Westgate Hotel, San Diego
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Westgate Hotel
BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT HOTELfrom sheilajgw
We had a wonderful stay there --beautiful, elegant, private, quiet and peaceful. We had a standard room which was the size of a jr. suite in many hotels. The room was freshly decorated and very comfortable -- the bath/shower combination was slightly small.
Only problem was with room service -- they seem to need more help -- on at leaset two occasions there was no answer, and the front desk had them call me back...
Otherwise, the staff was very helpful, friendly - no complaints whatsoever. The gym is small but adequate, and very clean. They have a lovely high tea every day, which we didn't have a chance to take advantage of -- but it looked and sounded beautiful.
Also -- the hotel isconvenient to shopping -- 1 block away from the shopping mall -- and in the center of the restaurant/bar/antique shopping area in downtown San Diego.
Very nice expereince -- we would definitely stay here again.
LOVED the Westgate...WOW and more WOW!!!!from mba
Ice Cold Receptionfrom hildaToronto
Never a friendly smile and forget any extras like a free paper or a cup of coffee in the room or lobby. Imagine leaving a card saying you will be charged for the newspaper. Or an extra $20.00/night charge for your partner to be staying with you ... Dont forget the plugged sink on arrival and a bed not turned down the second night.
This hotel will try to convince you that you are a special guest by giving you all the names and stars they say have stayed in the hotel. They even post a list in the binder found in your room.
Please re consider your visit to this hotel...you can do so much better just blocks away and will be greeted with a smile and some genuine hospitality.
Fantasic locationfrom Deb70
Were collected from airport by courtesy shuttle. Service was excellent very professional, all staff we very helpful and nothing was ever too much bother. Our room was not ready and was offered a free drink while we waited. We choose to leave our bags in secure location while went out.
We were upgraded to a Ocean view room on arrival from a park city view room. The rooms are large with lovely furniture. The bathroom was good size with plenty of towels and bath robes to wear if wanted.
This hotel is centrally located with the tram and bus stop around the corner. 1 block away from the Horton Plaza which has plenty of eating places and also picture threatre. Also is walking distance from Gaslamp district with plenty of restaurants and entertainment.
Hotel only offers laundry service, but with traveliing for a few days needed to do some washing and of which we located a laundrymat 4th Ave.
They have a courtesy shuttle to Seaworld and the Zoo which is very handy and they are there to collect you when they say as you are not waiting. Always prompt and efficient.
Elegant Westgatefrom beacho
overratedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
i booked through the hotel at a rate of $200.00 a night.
valet parking at the hotel was pricey ($22.00 per day) but the valet service was prompt and helpful.
we checked in right at 3:00 pm. i asked if we could have a quiet room on one of the upper floors. the front desk manager informed me in a condescending tone that the westgate is located "in the heart of downtown, not the countryside", so that noise was to be expected. we were given a room on the 6th floor (the hotel has 19 floors). our window view was non-existent, unless you want an unobstructed view of the building next door, which was being remodeled and had a large trash dumpster within plain sight. i called the front desk and asked if we could have another room with a nicer view. i was informed that the hotel was sold out for the weekend, but they would see what they could do. the front desk never called back.
the room itself was very spacious and tastefully decorated. the shower had awesome water pressure. the so-called balcony was a sliver of space which is not even worth mentioning.
the lobby was nothing impressive. kinda drab and old, i was hoping for something elegant.
the location was okay. about 4 blocks to the edge of the gaslamp. right next to the trolley station which was very convenient. but there were a lot of homeless looking types loitering around, which was less prevalent the closer you walked toward the gaslamp.
overall i thought the room was large and comfortable, but at $200 a night that doesn't compensate for the lackluster front desk response, the sketchy location, and the tired lobby.
Plush, elegant, and superbfrom stretched2thin
The large glassed shower with seat also had room enough for a bath. The enormous marble vanity allowed plenty of room for primping. The beds were very comfortable. I slept wonderfully. A huge desk was perfect for spreading out paperwork.
When we needed ice, we requested it from room service, and it was delivered promptly. Plenty of floor space for some stretching before we went sightseeing in San Diego.
I highly recommend St. Tropez French bakery across the street at Horton Plaza. We had breakfast there 3 mornings. The quiche, the yogurt parfait, the chocolate croissant, all were wonderful.
The concierge was extraordinary, going way above and beyond expectations.
The only complaint I can think of is that the elevators seemed to take a long time. The air conditioning was out in the spa, so that made my workout more uncomfortable, but tolerable.
The Westgate was Bill Cosby's choice of hotel while we were in town.
a little better than okayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel and Restaurant Top Notch!from A TripAdvisor Member
Loved the Westgatefrom LookingforAdvice
The airport shuttle service was quick and convenient. We had no problems checking in or out. I was a little disappointed with the view from our room; it was on the 12th floor and faced an office building right across the street. I called the front desk and they offered to let us move the next day, but by that time we had settled in. We didn't spend much time in our room during the day, so the view didn't matter much. I have to admit it was a little noisy, but I think it would be noisy anyplace you stay downtown. There were a lot of sirens throughout the night. The rooms were very nice and the bed comfortable. We stayed for 6 nights and really appreciated the closet and drawer space. It was nice to put things away instead of living out of a suitcase for that long. All the extra little amenities are what makes this place so special. Each evening when we returned to the hotel, our bed would be turned down with a chocolate for each of us. There would be fresh ice and glasses set out. The room was cleaned twice daily.
The trolley and bus service is very convenient, although you can walk to most downtown locations. It is situated close to the convention center, gaslamp district, marina, seaport village, shopping, dining, etc.
They were very helpful in recommending places to eat, activities, and helping us plan our transportation throughout the week.
I did quite a bit of comparing rates for staying at the Westgate. I found the best price at ----- and paid $215 per night (including tax). Although, our travel companions were given a cheeper rate quote at the front desk.
This hotel is definitely a 5-star hotel!
Top Local Tips for San Diego
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Other names for The Westgate Hotel
- westgate san diego
- Address: 1055 Second Avenue - San Diego - California - 92101 - United States
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