- Type: Business Travel ,Boutique
NileGuide Expert Says:
Truly a work of art in the heart of downtown San Diego, simply stepping inside the Westgate Hotel is an experience in itself
It may look like a 1970s office building from the outside, but the interior of the Westgate Hotel is positively Palace of Versailles. With its lush and lavish decor, which includes plenty of baroque furnishings, antiques, chandeliers, a sweeping grand staircase, and gorgeous floral displays, this is about as "old world" as San Diego gets. It's a hub of cultural and culinary activities, including afternoon teas, wine dinners, and special events. It has a great downtown location across the street from the Horton Plaza shopping center and the beginning of the Gaslamp Quarter. Behind the hotel is the San Diego Concourse, featuring convention spaces, the Civic Theatre, and the seat of city government. There's even a trolley stop right on the corner. The pricey and romantic Le Fontainebleau restaurant serves excellent modern French cuisine, while international foods including wine, cheese, and chocolates are available at the Gourmet Wine and Delicatessen. The cozy piano bar is a great spot for a nightcap.
Facilities: 2 restaurants; 2 bars; fitness center; spa services; 24-hr. concierge; complimentary shuttle service to airport and nearby attractions; business center; gift shop; 24-hr. room service; babysitting service; complimentary shoeshine; laundry service; dry cleaning; complimentary morning coffee in lobby (4-7am); afternoon tea; non-smoking
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for The Westgate Hotel
Great location, dated hotel
This hotel is in a great location, but prepare for a very loud room. The hotel is dated and great for the heritage/history but don't expect modern in any way. Windows are not sound...
- posted on 11.19.12
- by nikyee
Overall great--just minor issues
I was a solo female traveller at this hotel, on a business trip. This is a terrific hotel,a real 'Old European' style, with wonderful staff from many different countries....
- posted on 11.18.12
- by Faith H
Good hotel, centrally situated,close to convention center
It was a pleasant experience overall. It is centrally located which is a big plus point. Staff is generally helpful. Ms.Shraddha in her fine Indian sarees was a welcome change in the...
- posted on 11.12.12
- by anuyj
- Best Hotel 2008
- Downtown Hotel 2007 – Audience Winner
- Highly Recommended 2009
- Highly Recommended 2010
High tea available each afternoon; fine dining at La Fountainbleu; special theatre and opera rates.
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- tel: 800/522-1564
- fax: 619/557-3737
- 1055 Second Ave
- Between Broadway and C St
- San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown - Centre City
- Y! Travel: The Westgate Hotel
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