Gaslamp Quarter, CA

San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter showing signage, night scenes and street scenes
San Diego’s historic heart has shed its seedy past to emerge as one of the city’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment hubs.

Named after the gas lamps that were installed when this area was developed in the 1860s, the Gaslamp Quarter endured a period of economic hardship soon after it was built. A notorious red-light district emerged here, and for a long time the district was known for its gambling dens and seedy bars. That changed when the area was revamped in the 1980s and the Gaslamp Quarter, covering 16 blocks in downtown San Diego, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today it’s both the cultural and commercial heart of San Diego. The original Victorian buildings have been restored and now house many of the city’s restaurants, shops and galleries. By day, flit between high-end boutiques and well-known chain stores, or take some time out to ponder works of art. The Chuck Jones Gallery is notable for its collection of early cartoon sketches of characters such as Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. Learn about the area’s history at the Gaslamp Museum, located in the William Heath Davis House, the Gaslamp Quarter’s oldest surviving structure.

The options for night-time entertainment are diverse: take in live music at a traditional Irish pub, sip cocktails in up-market bars, or dance the night away in a Latin-themed nightclub.

The Gaslamp Quarter hosts a number of vibrant festivals throughout the year. The colorful Mardi Gras, which kicks off in February, is the most well-known, followed by St Patrick’s Day in March. Sure to entertain is the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade in December, where owners and their pets don matching costumes and wander the streets.


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Gaslamp Quarter Hotel Deals

Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
3.5 out of 5
520 E St, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $169 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
$169
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
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
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $239 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$239
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a nightclub. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,133 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
Solamar San Diego
Solamar San Diego
4 out of 5
435 6th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $231 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$231
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, breakfast, and WiFi. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
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 Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
4 out of 5
910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA, 92101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $239 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$239
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,048 reviews)
"I enjoyed the lounge area on the first floor for work and group meeting."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Pendry San Diego
Pendry San Diego
5 out of 5
550 J Street, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $370 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
$370
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,059 reviews)
"Very nice property, conveniently located in Gaslamp Quarter with many great bars and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay at the Pendry and its amenities, including the 5th & Rose, Nessons, and Provisional (we did not get a chance to try Lionfish). We had a great experience with room service - timely ..."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
3 out of 5
356 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $199 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$199
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,147 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
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