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)

 Guest Highlights

Our Guests Love
  • Spacious guestrooms
  • Central location
  • Pool
  • Helpful staff
Our Guests Note
  • Parking wasn't ideal

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.

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.

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

Internet

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

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

Parking

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

Room Amenities

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

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

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.

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

Accessibility

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

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

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 office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the 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.

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)
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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