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4.3 out of 5

"Good location, good service. Outdated, could use some upgrades. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 16 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Balboa Park

City center stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Gaslamp Quarter hotel, you'll find Balboa Park and San Diego Convention Center. USS Midway Museum and San Diego Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Nightclub, dining

A nightclub and a restaurant are featured at this hotel. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning are also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 64 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$139* Per night/room 4 May - 5 May

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 Queen and 1 Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room Select (One Queen or one King bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gaslamp Plaza Suites ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gaslamp Plaza Suites

Everyone (15) Couples (3) Family (5)
5 out of 5
It would have been nice to have a convenience or gift shop that sold snacks. Other than that it is an excellent place to stay while in San Diego.

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good location, good service. Outdated, could use some upgrades.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Great location, great historic feel to the hotel and nice room.

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Amazing historical building. Room size and view exceeded expectation. Roof top very unique. Breakfast could have more variety. Not much for someone who is gluten intolerant.

Posted by on 28 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very comfortable the staff at front desk were very helpful

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel with perfect location

Loved staying at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites! It was the perfect location, directly in the Gaslamp district and really close to public transportation. The decor was really retro and charming with marble everywhere. I loved having my breakfast on the rooftop deck. As other people have said, the breakfast itself was ok but I really appreciated eating outside. Hotel staff was super friendly. Glad we didn't book with a cookie cutter hotel chain!

Posted by , from Cleveland on 16 May 2018

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5 out of 5

San Diego Girl’s Trip

Awesome location, cool old hotel, super friendly staff, clean rooms. Great value and will definitely return.

Posted by , from Florida on 19 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr. 2018 by Adriana

Thank you for your feedback and score. Looking forward to see you soon.

4 out of 5

Nice older hotel in a great location

Bathroom door was a little tight because of bed but the room was nice. Room was comfortable The rooftop breakfast was wonderful

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2018

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About the Gaslamp Plaza Suites

Location 520 E St, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 603 square feet (56 square meters) and includes a meeting room. A nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Gaslamp Plaza Suites. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star San Diego hotel.

  • 64 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 603 sq ft of conference space
  • 56 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1913
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (6.1 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th Avenue Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Gaslamp Plaza Suites offers 64 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Gaslamp Plaza Suites has a restaurant serving dinner only.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 38 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Gaslamp Plaza Suites
  • Gaslamp Plaza Suites Hotel
  • Gaslamp Plaza Suites Hotel San Diego
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.