Westgate Hotel San Diego  4 stars

1055 Second Ave, San Diego, United States, 92101  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This old-world place features contemporary conveniences, a beautiful setting with antiques throughout, French tapestries, Persian rugs, and gorgeous rooms that are uniquely decorated. The service is good and there are good sunset views from the rooftop; however, some critics felt that there were other, more fun places to stay.

Verified Reviews:

  • They charge a daily facilities fee of $15 - Laundry service - Great breakfast
  • Small fitness room - Play area available - Rooms were huge - Gym was nice-sized - Valet parking a bit high
  • Courteous staff - Rooms were very quiet - Shuttle service
  • Close to gaslamp and clubs - Great rooms - Free shuttle to/from airport
  • Close to entertainment - Room was spacious - Bed was comfortable - Room has a weak wi-fi signal


The Westgate Hotel is one of San Diego's best hotels. According to "Esquire" magazine, it is a contemporary version of such elegant buildings as the Ritzs of Paris, Madrid and London, among others. It is steeped in old world charm. It offers the finest in guest accommodations. Its decor is decidedly old world, with persian rugs, French tapestries and beautiful rooms that are uniquely decorated. It offers a great location and all of today's modern amenities. When you search for a higher standard, the Westgate offers a superior stay.

Number of floors   19.  Number of rooms   223.

City Center San Diego - 2000 ft
Airports San Diego International Airport (SAN) - 2.1 mi, General A. L. Rodriguez Intl (TIJ) - 16.5 mi
Train Stations San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 2300 ft, Coaster Santa Fe Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft


Rooms and suites are large and finely appointed. The hotel offers, among other things, safe deposit box, a restaurant, television, a pets allowed policy, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, an indoor pool, fitness center, spa and bar. Babysitting is offered, but there is no stated policy for extra beds for children or adults. The rooms and suites offer superb views of harbor yachts or a spectacular view of the city below.

Dining options

Breakfast is available in guest rooms. For other meals, there is an award-winning restaurant serving Californian cuisine. There is also a bar located on-site.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


There are 11 stylish event rooms for meeting and banquets. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the hotel, and there is a business center.


There is an indoor pool, on-site gym and a spa and wellness center.

Additional features

The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness center and bar. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free. Such services as airport shuttle, room service, car rental, meeting/banquet facilities, business center, laundry, ironing service, dry cleaning and babysitting are all available. The staff are exceptional and attentive. A nice touch is the ability to see nice sunsets from the rooftop terrace.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Trouser Press
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 36 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room sink
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Rollaway beds
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • HBO available



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Rooms and suites are large and finely appointed. The hotel offers, among other things, safe deposit box, a restaurant, television, a pets allowed policy, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, an indoor pool, fitness center, spa and bar. Babysitting is offered, but there is no stated policy for extra beds for children or adults. The rooms and suites offer superb views of harbor yachts or a spectacular view of the city below.

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The San Diego trolley is available to transport you to some of the city's highlighted attractions, namely the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, as well as eight area malls that provide shopping and dining at over 500 specialty shops, department stores and restaurants. Some of the malls that are accessible are Westfield's Horton Plaza, Plaza Bonita, Mission Valley, UTC & Parkway and Fashion Valley malls where you can find such department stores as Nordstrom, Sears and Mervyn's.

      Popular areas
      • Downtown San Diego
        700 ft
      • Gaslamp Quarter
        1000 ft
      • Gaslamp District
        1700 ft
      Train stations
      • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
        2000 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Horton Plaza
        1000 ft
      • Haunted Hotel
        1700 ft
      • Frightmare on Market Street
        2000 ft
      • San Diego Police Historical
        1400 ft
      • William Heath Davis Historical
        2000 ft
      • Four Winds Kiva Gallery
        2000 ft
      • Philippine Library and Museum
        2000 ft
      • Pacific Southwest Railway
        2000 ft
      • Children's Museum of San Diego
        2000 ft
      • Museum of Contemporary Art
        2000 ft
      • San Diego Railroad Museum
        2000 ft
      • Spreckels Organ Pavilion
        400 ft
      • Fourth and B Concerts and Special
        400 ft
      • Copley Symphony Hall
        1400 ft
      • Ywca
        2000 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown
        400 ft
      • Fashion Institute of Design
        400 ft
      • Kelsey-Jenney College
        700 ft
      • International School of Mgmt
        1000 ft
      • Associated Barber College Inc
        1000 ft
      • Associated Technical College
        1700 ft
      • California Western School Law
        2000 ft
      • Arts College Intl
        2000 ft
      Air business related
      • San Diego Air Commerce Ctr
        1400 ft
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Va San Diego Healthcare System
        1700 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Spreckels Park
        1.9 mi
        Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
      • Coronado Municipal Beach
        2.9 mi
        Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
      • Silver Strand State Beach
        5.7 mi
        5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
      • Living Coast Discovery Center
        6.1 mi
        1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
      • Lake Murray
        8.4 mi
        5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
      Getting there.

      The hotel is located .2 km from downtown San Diego, amidst several city attractions, like museums and cultural outlets. There is an airport shuttle for guests' convenience as well as car rental service.

      Getting around.

      Besides the San Diego trolley, local attractions can be access via car rental. Parking is available at the hotel for a fee.

      The Westgate Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Westgate Hotel

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 54 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple

        Very high quality hotel, unlike many other motel-type establishments further north in ca. Great value for money, therefore. Location could not be more convenient. Highly recommend.

        Parking at $30+ a night a rip-off but the boys friendly enough to tell where to park for less. Kudos to them for that.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The Westgate was a beautiful upscale hotel. We really enjoyed the location as we could walk to shopping, resturants, the Midway and to the Gaslamp area very easily. The parking fee was high on top of the room rate and the tub was slow to drain otherwise....great hotel. We will stay again!

        Parking fee was high on top of the room rate. The tub was very slow to drain.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        I really liked the personal attention that each employee gave

        The only bad thing is that the mattresses were extremely uncomfortable. It's a shame because of the luxurious ambiance that surrounds the entire facility but I do have to be honest!

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The hotel is overpriced. Even when we paid $370/night, they charged us an extra $5 for a toothbrush! A luxury four-star hotel shouldn't charge such a silly amount for a toothbrush. I have stayed in countless four and five stars hotel and they never charged for toothbrushes or razors.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Its a luxury hotel in San Diego,good room and the personal is very kind!I Recomend You!

        All its Ok!

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The design of the connecting rooms, the well decoration of the room,furniture,room size is great, the service, and the location.

        The extra $15!

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Hotel Staff were great, particularly Amanda, and a lady in indian outfit. they were so kind and helpful. Classic decoration also.

        No buffet breakfast, but ala carte. That was good in overall, but take time for waiting than buffet.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Luxury, facilities, cleaness, it seems to be and old place but its well manteinance, its different than others hotels.

        It was not easy to get there. I drove an hour beforeto get there, theres should be an advertisement on the broadway ave. Indicating turning.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The location was very good and very close to the San Diedo zoo, which was our purpose of visit. The suite is very large and very well decorated.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Nice hotel, friendly staff and clean big room

        On the mall side of the hotel there was sometimes a bit of noise from the police and or fire departments.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        It was like going back in time to the good old days. I enjoyed staying here.

        I would have liked more facilities at the health spa like a steam room or sauna.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The decor is fabulous! We do not like the new contempory hotels. The staff was superb! Even as we paused in front of the hotel; a doorman came out to tell us what our options were. Everyone was friendly and perfessional. Everyone!!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        We felt that the price for parking was extremely high seeing how we were guests at the hotel.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        I liked very much the location together with the hotel stuff and the cleanliness of the hotel/room. It totally worth the money.

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      • Older travelers

        Peaceful and felt very important.

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