Winding alleyways lined with succulents 🐢 The desert tortoises live about 50 to 80 years;[5] they grow slowly and generally have low reproductive rates. They spend most of their time in burrows, rock shelters, and pallets to regulate body temperature and reduce water loss. They are most active after seasonal rains and are inactive during most of the year. This inactivity helps reduce water loss during hot periods, whereas winter hibernation facilitates survival during freezing temperatures and low food availability. Desert tortoises can tolerate water, salt, and energy imbalances on a daily basis, which increases their lifespans.[6] Sleeping seals and sea lions A playful sea lion poses for the camera. #waterlust The grizzly bear at the San Diego Zoo. Brown bears in interior North America are known as grizzly bears because their brown fur is tipped with white or tan. Sundown in San Diego Hanging off the edge and enjoying the view from Potato Chip Rock on Mt. Woodson. Here's a famous spot in california, I decided to go with a fisheye view at sunset! Enjoy! This Harbor is full of amazing sights, delicious eats and cute little shops, not to mention it is walking distance to the Gas Lamp District! A Southern California must! San Diego,California as seen from a Cessna #privateskytour #travel #adventure
#colorful San Diego is special to my hubby because he used to live there. Southern California is a beautiful and very fun place to visit. There's so much to do, from the beach to the city to the mountains.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2015/03/things-to-do-in-san-diego.html Sunset in San Diego
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Lily pond and botanical garden Sunrise over San Diego #photography #travel #California Beautiful sight A breathtaking pastel-filled San Diego sunset over the bay. Come to Harbor Island for this view out to Coronado Island and the Naval Base.
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#California Nice bridge in the middle of the city. There is something about the jewel of San Diego that yield such great shots for me. Taking advantage of a La Jolla sunset! It’s pacific beach crystal pier Sunrise in Downtown San Diego. Ahhh, the marvelous buildings of Balboa Park. If you're ever in San Diego, this is a must visit! It's so relaxing and has beautiful architecture.
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#architecture Beautiful view from the city Nicely lit up! Peeking out the window to Petco Park Funny ... We have the same sculpture in my home town of Sarasota, Florida so I was surprised to see it on my morning walk while visiting San Diego. Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA The oldest active sailing ship docked at the San Diego harbor. Mind blowing sunsets at the Coronado Hotel. #sunset #beach Inside the dining room of Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Hosting international celebrities, politicians, and even royalty, it's a lot of fun to just walk around and gawk at the grandeur of this site. Of course what comes to mind for me is This statue in San Diego is based on an iconic photo of a sailor kissing a girl at Times Square, New York and later published in Life magazine The image commemorates V-J Day on August 14, 1945. We heard the cinnamon rolls here were good, so we grabbed some for breakfast to go. Although it was great, being one of the most expensive rolls on our list ($8) did not bring it to the top. The dough was decent and the crunchy cinnamon sugar was awesome, but the frosting on top was a bit too cream-cheesy for me personally.
Pastry Queen's rating: 5 out of 10
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/california-road-trip-stops-north-to-south/ Great place to walk around in San Diego to take in the sights. Everything is going to be fine. #sunset #ocean #sandiego #beach Lone zebra relaxing at sunset Popular hang out with tourists and locals alike. Impressive wooden architecture. #hotel Still not over the beautiful architecture at this park! Definitely a spot to visit if you're in the area!
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#buildings Trees along the walkway at Seaport Village Ready to push! Oh hey, San Diego! You look mighty fine from the Top of the Hayatt. (Make sure you hop on the right elevator to go enjoy the free view! Dress up a smidge and enjoy a drink at the bar while you're there.) San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities that I have ever seen. Here is a view of Downtown SD at night. Great burgers and drinks A good place to be based to move around San Diego If your not afraid of heights and enjoy bungee jumping then, you should come out and hang out on this bridge. Something different to do and the view is not bad. Cherry blossom festival starts in March every year in San Diego The beautiful Museum of Man, an anthropology museum. Architectural delight outside, a wonderful domain of beauty and history inside. Located in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Probably an easy shot to replicate ! Just wait for the plane the airport is very close by! Amazing architecture in Balboa Park. Sunset over the Pacific from the Hotel Del Coronado. Best Zoo in USA!Highlight of the zoo - the Pandas. Get there at 9 and head straight to the Pandas - they are most active in the morning. Also if you have little children do the Bus tour! It goes through the zoo without walking and they tell you extra information! A San Diego destination Take us back to San D! San Diego, view from Harbor Park, Coronado View from my room overlooking the marina. Contemporary rooms, good service, great location to base yourself for exploring downtown and seaport village. A good venue for group events. The hotel convention services staff are attentive and top-shelf. Sun setting in San Diego View from San Diego downtown California Tower, Balboa Park, San Diego Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Hotel del Coronado is an American treasure with more than a century of stories to tell. The Del’s visionary founders, Elisha Babcock, Jr., and Hampton L. Story, dreamed of building a seaside resort that would be “the talk of the Western world.” Since then, the resort has become a living legend, visited by celebrities, dignitaries and U.S. presidents. Balboa Park is a must visit while in San Diego Ca. San Diego #landscape #travel #places #sandiego The #Sunset was so beautiful. Thanks to #Trover followers for guiding me to a beautiful sunset! #CoronadoBeach Loads of Loafs Spectacular Sunset Colors At sunset cliff around 7pm, a great place to relax and let go. North Park is one of the most diverse and unique places to visit. The atmosphere makes you feel alive with hidden gems all throughout the neighborhood. The food and the night life is worth the visit alone. Koi Pond Summer evening sky colors at Balboa Park, San Diego. The first time I saw flamingos - aren't they amazing? Sunset from Hotel Del Coronado On the decks of the H.M.S. Surprise. The film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World starring Russell Crowe was filmed on this ship. #Cinematrove San Diego Cityscape! A Rhino photo from this summer's stop at the San Diego Zoo!
A great zoo with pretty good visibility and access to the animals.
#california #zoo #animal #nature #sandiego #rhino #nikon Lifeguard not home. Finding colors at the zoo A hallway at he museums of Balboa Park The stadium tour at Petco Park is a fascinating insight into the workings of a baseball stadium.
The tour gives great behind the scenes access and the tour guide is an encyclopaedia of baseball trivia.
The stadium is a few minutes walk from the Gaslamp trolley station.
Tours are at 10.30, 12:30 and 3pm.
#PetcoPark #MLB #SanDiego #SanDiegoPadres #Padres #Baseball Petco Park is a baseball park located in the downtown area of San Diego, California, United States, that is home to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball #StunningStructures reflection of Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Beach It's really hard to beat a waterfront sunset. This was an especially nice break from the snow I left at home. Heading to San Diego? Head to balboa park. Not only do they have a super cool cactus garden, but the zorro garden has these amazing trees with long roots. Near the butterfly sanctuary #treetrove Seaport VillAge, San Diego Chianti bottles hanging from the rafters. Great Italian restaurants... Balboa park in San Diego is a place you can stroll around for hours. There are several museums, gardens and other sights to check out as you walk around as well. As I strolled Seaport Village, I came across this little man stacking stones. I'm still trying to figure out how he got the top left rock to stay put. Taking a look down while strolling in Balboa Park #colorful So many beautiful sights to see while strolling around Balboa Park! The park is huge, so if you want to let yourself get lost somewhere, this is the place! Lots of people watching, street performers, gardens, and museums. Check it out! #colorful A big hippo! Photo taken in Nov 2015 Sunset & the sails. #mygoldenhour Petco Park . View from Harbor Blvd Next to the Tower of California San Diego has beautiful sunsets . San Diego through the trees Mr. Baboon having lunch. Historic hotel in Coronado just a bridge crossing away from San Diego. Great views from the patio where you can have a nice lunch even if you are not a guest there. #merch #lifeatexpedia Live that sky ! Balboa Park SD Sand tracks galore. #beach Interesting and silent statues. La Jolla. Lily pond in balboa park The San Diego Zoo has the best place to see some wild life and be close enough to capture.
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Get an overview of this hotelVersailles-inspired hotel by San Diego Civic Center

Popular property highlights

Restaurant
Outdoor pool
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Near Gaslamp Quarter

This downtown hotel is within 2 blocks of Horton Plaza shopping center and trendy restaurants and nightclubs in the Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Convention Center is 8 blocks away.

Palatial surroundings

Modeled after a Versailles anteroom, the lobby of Westgate Hotel features an 18th-century desk, original early Steinway piano, French tapestries, Persian rugs, and Baccarat crystal chandeliers.

High-speed Internet

All richly appointed Westgate guestrooms combine handmade Italian armoires, imported rugs, and marble-topped tables with modern conveniences included in the facilities fee.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Across the street from the Civic Center, the Westgate Hotel is a European-inspired oasis 2 blocks from San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. The gilded lobby includes an elaborate concierge desk that is the twin of a desk in the king's bedchamber in Versailles.

The lobby hosts a formal afternoon tea service on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and guests can enjoy all meals and Sunday brunch at the on-site restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Modern amenities at this San Diego hotel include a 24-hour business center with 11,000 square feet (1022 square meters) of meeting space including a conference/meeting room, audiovisual equipment, exhibit space, and banquet facilities. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to guests in public areas. An outdoor pool, spa tub, and jogging track can be found on the hotel's rooftop while a fitness center is also on site. Valet parking is available (surcharges apply). The Westgate Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1022 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 11000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 223 
  • Number of floors - 19 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 20 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 20 per night )

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Westgate Room - Enjoy exquisite gourmet cuisine masterfully prepared by Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel and his talented staff in the hotel’s Westgate Room. Recently voted the “Best Seafood Restaurant” by San Diego Reader Magazine, the restaurant offers guests a delectable menu of contemporary fare with creative new dishes as well as Hardel’s reinvention of classic gastronomy. Within an atmosphere of European elegance and class, attentive staff provide unequaled service for guests enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night after-theatre dessert.

Afternoon Tea - Enjoy a respite from the ordinary at The Westgate’s Afternoon Tea. Relax to the melodious sounds of a harp while indulging in a delightful array of delicious tea sandwiches, sweet pastries, scones, and seasonal berries. The traditional tea service is offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Plaza Bar - Popular piano bar offering appetizers, creative cocktails, and premium wines and spirits. Happy Hour specials and weekly live musical entertainment.

Gourmet Wine and Delicatessen - Guests will be delighted with the selection in the Gourmet Wine Shop & Delicatessen. Start the day with Starbucks Coffee and fresh baked pastries; enjoy lunch favorites including soups, salads and made-to-order deli sandwiches; or shop for a bottle to go with dinner from their impressive selection of fine wines from around the world.

Sunday Brunch - For more than 40 years, The Westgate's award-winning Sunday brunch has been a tradition in San Diego. Savor the freshest seafood, gourmet cuisine, exquisite carving and crepe stations, baked breads, an array of artisan cheeses, pastries and desserts as well as delightful breakfast favorites just to name a few, all to the sound of live music. In addition, champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s are served.

Room service - Available 24 hours.

Nearby Things to Do

This San Diego hotel's fitness center includes treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a recumbent bike, a strength-training machine, and free weights. Water, towels, and fresh fruit are provided. Personal training and Pilates and yoga classes are available for a surcharge. An outdoor swimming pool, spa tub, and running track are located on the hotel's rooftop.

10 blocks from the hotel, the Embarcadero has a bayfront path for walking, running, and cycling. 1 mile away, the 1,200-acre Balboa Park offers 2 golf courses and a driving range, 13 museums, and the San Diego Zoo. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and other water activities are available year-round at local beaches and Mission Bay Aquatic Park, 7.5 miles (4.7 kilometers) from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Spa Services

The Spa at AquaVie offers five spacious treatment rooms featuring the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Services include body therapy, massages, skin care, hydrotherapy circuits, waxing, and nail care for both individuals and couples. Services are provided by highly trained experts.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests should contact this property in advance by email or telephone with special requests. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 40 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Westgate
  • Westgate Hotel
  • Westgate Hotel San Diego
  • Westgate San Diego

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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