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THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
5 out of 5
326 Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $329 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$329
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,025 reviews)
Great experience
"Great hotel with history! Check out the lobby bar or you can relax in your room with frette sheets!"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
3 out of 5
356 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $199 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$199
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,147 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
3.5 out of 5
530 Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $219 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$219
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,093 reviews)
"Classic downtown Hotel, old world charm with a fantastic great lobby with chandeliers and pillars! Rooms seem really nice and comfortable."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
3.5 out of 5
520 E St, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $169 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
$169
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,139 reviews)
"It was clean close to Gaslamp and was all around a great place"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Solamar San Diego
4 out of 5
435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $231 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$231
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,102 reviews)
"Constant construction noise from the upper floor during the morning and early evenings."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Solamar San Diego
The Horton Grand, Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
3.5 out of 5
311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $188 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$188
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,423 reviews)
"Great location!"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

The Horton Grand, Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $249 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$249
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,130 reviews)
"The hotel is in a great area, in the Gaslamp District, close to public transportation, and the Embarcadero just to mention a few. Nobu is in the hotel and is a must to try. There are tons of great eateries in the district. The staff was great and our room was very nice. We would stay here again."

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2023

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
4 out of 5
401 K St, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $259 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$259
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,035 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $230 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
$230
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3
4/5 Very Good! (1,826 reviews)
"Easy check into your room."

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2023

The Sofia Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $140 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
$140
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
3.2/5 (1,237 reviews)
Great location
"Nice hotel . Nice employees too. Had multiple issues with room key not working. Also hotel was very strict about 11am checkout and that after 11:30 , a $50 surcharge would occur. Not nice specially when you need to go to lobby multiple times to get a working key"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Porto Vista Hotel
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Downtown San Diego Historic Hotels information

 

Historic Hotels in Downtown San Diego

69

Highest price
$329
Cheapest price
$140
Number of guest reviews
13157
Total number of hotels in Downtown San Diego
807

 

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Downtown San Diego?

You're already probably planning a visit to historically relevant sites during your vacation in Downtown San Diego. And while you're here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums. You can also take time at the scenic waterfront in this walkable area.

What's the best accommodation in Downtown San Diego to absorb the local history?

Based on our travel expertise, Wyndham Harbour Lights Gaslamp Quarter - Deluxe Studio Suite is a top hotel on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features a fitness center and in-room kitchenettes.

How many historically relevant hotels are located in Downtown San Diego?

Downtown San Diego is home to 773 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 2 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.

What are the most important historical sites and other places to visit in Downtown San Diego?

Downtown San Diego is notable for landmarks like Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Star of India, and Spreckels Theater. Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include San Diego Civic Theatre, USS Midway Museum, and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Balboa Park is another popular sight to explore.

What is a historic hotel like in Downtown San Diego?

A historic hotel gives guests the opportunity to stay in a place that's been recognized with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Downtown San Diego often retain original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.

What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?

They are quite similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the building and architecture itself. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it shaped the community.

Do historic hotels in Downtown San Diego have modern facilities?

Yes. Every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests can expect the usual amenities from a contemporary hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. In Downtown San Diego, booking a historic hotel doesn't mean you're picking a place that's rundown or uncomfortable for guests.

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