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Ramada - Gaslamp / Convention Center

San Diego, CA, US (SAN)

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Step back in time to the elegant comforts, friendly hospitality and impeccable service of a bygone era.
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Standard Room with 1 Queen Bed - Ramada - Gaslamp / Convention Center - 1

Standard Room with 1 Queen Bed

Room Amenities
  • One Queen Bed with Pillow top Mattress
  • 32`` LCD Television with FREE HBO
  • FREE Wireless Internet Access
  • Coffee and Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Ceilings with Fan
  • Phone with voice mail
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Standard Room with 2 Queen Beds - Ramada - Gaslamp / Convention Center - 2

Standard Room with 2 Queen Beds

Room Amenities
  • Two Queen Beds with a Pillow top Mattress
  • Two connecting bedrooms, each with a queen bed
  • 32`` LCD Television with FREE HBO
  • FREE Wireless Internet Access
  • Coffee and Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Ceilings with Fan
  • Phone with voice mail
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Ramada - Gaslamp / Convention Center
830 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA US 92101


In the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel is two blocks from Horton Plaza and five blocks from Petco Park.

Why Stay Here

  • FREE Access to nearby Gym
  • Business and Social Meeting Spaces
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Valet
  • Lobby Restaurant Brian`s 24
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Valet Parking Only *Fee

Resort Details

Originally built in 1913 as San Diego`s first ``high-rise luxury hotel,`` the Ramada Inn Gaslamp District has been brought into the 21st Century with complete renovations while retaining its historic charm and ambiance.

Historic architecture, friendly service and surprises, such as free candy at check-in and energetic employees, who know your name, are hallmarks of the boutique Hotel Ramada Inn and Suites.

Accommodation Details

  • FREE Daily Newspaper
  • 32`` LCD Television
  • Coffee / Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing board

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Brian`s 24 Restaurant Bar and Grill is open 24 Hours. A Contemporary Restaurant with Full Bar, home style comfort food prepared with the freshest ingredients and innovative recipes makes it a favorite for meeting friends and associates or enjoying a quiet dinner together.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • 25 inch T.V or larger
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Attraction Tickets Available
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center (+)
  • Business Services (+)
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Data Port
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Free Premium Channels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Breakfast
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Speed Internet (+)
  • Housekeeping
  • Ice Machine
  • Interior Corridors
  • Ironing Board
  • Jogging Area
  • Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • On-Site Check In
  • Parking (Fee)
  • Pay Per View (+)
  • Phone with Voicemail
  • Postal Services
  • Private Bath
  • Private Sleeping Area
  • RV Parking
  • Radio
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Shopping (nearby) (+)
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Train Access
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1131 reviews
from Escondido, California
Submitted on 18-05-2016
We stayed there for a Billy Joel concert at Petco Park. Easy valet car service. Convenient check in. Close to Petco. Fun roof to hang out.
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 20-05-2016
I have stayed in a lot of older hotels, some with great character (Renaissance Cleveland) , some not so good. This hotel having a long history and older rooms, still has a classy feel, and some unique features. The location is perfect for walking around the entire Gas Lamp district, 10 minute walk to the convention center, and clean rooms. I stayed in the St. James Suite, very unique with a full kitchen, bar, and roof top access for a nice cigar lounge. The century old elevator takes some gettin... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 20-05-2016
If you appreciate a historical hotel this is a great one. The elevator is a 100 years old. It still works well but has a gate you have to pull to open. It could be difficult with lots of luggage. Our room was a smaller one but very clean and convenient. I actually liked the fact the sink is in the main bedroom and the shower and toilet are in the bathroom. The very top of the hotel is open to everyone to bring your own refreshments and enjoy a fantastic view of San Diego. The walls are thin but ... Read more
from Tucson
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The personnel at this hotel are outstanding! You couldn't ask for nicer, more helpful and cheerful group. The bed was very comfortable, but oh those darn pillows. This was my only complaint, along with the vintage elevator.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 24-05-2016
We loved staying here. It was in a perfect location and very historic. We took the train from Oceanside and walked everywhere once we arrived. It saved on the parking fees and everything we wanted to do was in walking distance. There is a shuttle from the hotel if you call ahead of time and they will also take you back to the Santa Fe Depot. Ian and Cydney were wonderful front desk personnel. They were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed talking with them. Great customer service! We can'... Read more
from Greater Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Was in San Diego from 27-27th May 2016 and had a wonderful stay. I stayed in a 2 bedroom suite and it was great. The room was clean and the bathroom quite spacious. The room had 3 televisions and 2 bedrooms spread away from each other. The hotel is in a great location in the Gas Lamp Quarters. Just one block away from 5th St and all the bars and restaurants. It's located on the same street as Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. I couldn't believe how close to the airport it was either. The st... Read more
from Cooks Corner Me
Submitted on 02-06-2016
so we went for a relaxing memorial day week end away, and this hotel was the wrong choice, we used our wyndham rewards, asked for the highest floor available , and received a postage stamp sized room on the first floor with a giant restaurant vent running up the wall that sounded like an aircraft landing all night long, beer cans and bottles lined the stair case railing to the second floor, went to the rooftop for the view only to be driven back down from the vulgar music being played by another... Read more
from Curwensville, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 03-06-2016
We stayed for a one day layover on our way to Hawaii. The staff was great (fun, pleasant and polite). The hotel was built in the early 1900's - boasted the fastest elevator(s) at the time - but don't be in a hurry for getting floor to floor -LOL. The building is well kept and clean. I would definitely stay here again next time in San Diego. Cheers from Pennsylvania
Submitted on 06-06-2016
This hotel is in the middle of downtown and it is perfect if you are going out in the gaslamp area by yourself. My room was very small with a queen bed and small bathroom that had a small shower and the sink was in tge room. The sound from air vents or fans coming from other buildings behind the hotel was too loud and cracking sound from the AC was loud and annoying. You could hear everything from a busy downtown streets. The elevators are the original 1913 elevator that takes forever and hard t... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 06-06-2016
This is the second time I stay at this hotel. Love the staff and location. Everyone is very accommodating. Only downfall is there is no pool. Other than that, it's a great hotel.
from Arlington, TX
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Enjoyed this historic hotel close to all the action in the Gaslamp district. Very cool feel, comfortable beds, well lit rooms with plenty of outlets and necessities, and helpful staff. Yes it is noisy, but they give tips on masking the noise and provide earplugs. It is pretty clean for being so old, although it could use renovations. It's right next to Brian's 24 diner that has great food and drinks at good prices. My only real complaint is guest safety when opening both elevator doors. It is ve... Read more
from oakland, ca
Submitted on 16-06-2016
My wife and I stayed there to run the marathon, see a ball game and tour the town. The Ramada was the best bargain hotel in downtown. We had a room on the 8th floor which meant riding the goofy elevators - historic. Our room was like a suite with 2 queen beds - historic. All amenities were fine: cleanliness, beds, towels, AC, spacious lobby and friendly folks working there. Breakfast one morning in the hotel restaurant was good I'd be happy to go back
from Palm Springs, California
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Hotel was fine, but room was the size of a closet! Also had to pay $24 for parking, so turned out not to be a good deal.
from Parsippany, New Jersey
Submitted on 16-06-2016
We spent two nights at this hotel (Thursday and Friday) and had a great experience. We were up on the 5th floor and did not experience any noise from outside. The rooms are small and cozy and the bathroom is full sized. The front desk associate, Ian, was very accommodating and helped us set up transportation to the airport on Saturday and let us stow our luggage for the afternoon after checkout until our plane in the evening. Great experience at this hotel! It's right in the heart of the Gasl... Read more
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Good central location in the gaslamp district with easy access getting around the city without using a car. Rooftop views of the city were enjoyable as well as the historical elevator which was an interesting feature. Nice staff. Very loud on the street at 2 am when the bars close, especially when there's special events.
from Tucson
Submitted on 26-06-2016
This was a super place to stay while in San Diego. The entire staff was helpful, friendly, efficient and all of the above. We have stayed in many hotels and this ranks high on our "go back to" list. The room was adequate and clean. Would have liked a second chair to relax in but it wasn't a huge issue for us. The shower was a bit tight, but it got the job done. Clean, friendly and accommodating trump shower size or furniture for us.This will be a repeat I loved the ambience of the whole place... Read more
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Family of 4 summer travel. Clean room, courteous staff, fantastic location. Close to.lots of dining, easy drive to zoo, marina, Balboa Park. We would stay here again
from Roseville, California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Great spot to hang in downtown! Close to everything, airport shuttle, friendly staff. Brian's 24 restaurant is the real deal and bring an appetite because the servings are huge. Old school elevator gives it a real sense of the early 1900s.
from Calistoga, California
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Cons: Room is very small, air cond. is extremely noisy, which would explain why they provide ear plugs. Toiletries were not kept in good supply, had to request shampoo and TP on a couple occasions. Historic antique elevator, while charming and entertaining, is difficult to manoeuvre. One needs to hold open heavy door and simultaneously slide open spring loaded cage door all while trying to wrestle luggage into or out of elevator. Hard for an average person, almost impossible for the elderly. ... Read more
from Anaheim, California
Submitted on 30-06-2016
This hotel is centrally located in Gas Lamp and is where i like to stay if the Marriott is unavailable or if I'm on a budget. The hotel it's self is nothing special, the rooms are old and small, the whole hotel is quite old, but not without it's charm. Besides the great location, this hotel's claim to fame is the roof. The roof top has tables and is open til midnight. It's a great place to chill and drink and take in the city. Also, it can turn in to a pretty raging party on the right night. Nex... Read more
from Gilbert, Arizona
Submitted on 03-07-2016
The hotel located in the Gas Lamp entertainment district and has some old world charm but the elevators are inconvenient. There are only two small elevators which can only fit a 2-3 people with their luggage.Housekeeping needs use a better daily checklist to clear debris from common areas (stairwell, ice vending areas, etc.). Otherwise, the employees were very nice and accommodating. The panoramic view from the rooftop is a very nice end to the day. Microwaves and small refrigerators are extra a... Read more
from Toronto, Ontario
Submitted on 07-07-2016
The Gaslamp District is a very vibrant area of San Diego that comes alive at night. Which isn't necessarily a good thing if you are a light sleeper! The Ramada is in a great location for those late night revellers, but maybe not best placed for those looking for a good night sleep or those with young kids - unless you score a quieter room. We were fortunate that our request for a quieter room was acknowledged. We had room 622, in the back corner of the hotel with only one adjoining neighbour. Th... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The long wait for the 1915 elevator was a bit inconvenient being that we were anxious to get settled in our room and get ready to go out to dinner. We ended up walking the five flights of stairs. Also, the rooftop terrace hours should be extended. We weren't able to see it since we were out walking around the Gaslamp past 12am. The valet parking attendant was in no hurry to get our car when we checked out. He walked very slow down the street, we waited at least fifteen minutes for him to return.... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 14-07-2016
This hotel is in a really convenient location. It is old, but old enough that it is historic - the elevators are still the original ones. There were warnings in the room about the noise outside at night, but I didn't hear it at all. The best thing about this hotel is the views of San Diego from the roof - definitely worth a visit! The hotel staff are friendly, and happy to organise airport pickup and dropoff.
from Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Where do I even begin? Unfriendly and unhelpful front desk staff, tiny rooms, inconvenient location (not actually even near the Convention Center)...wouldn't stay here again if you paid me to. The Hilton down the street is a million times better. We actually moved there after the first night at the Ramada.
Submitted on 18-07-2016
It feels like we're in the Titanic rooms, my kid said when looking at her room. They tried to make good use of the space but we had a queen size bed that took up most of the room. Neat place but I prefer the more modern hotels breathing room. Still a very pretty place and great restaurant next door and short walk to the ball park which is why we went.
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Great place to stay. Right in the heart of downtown and gas lamp. The rooms are little small, but that's about the only complaint I could come across. Everything was perfect.
from Illinois
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Location, location, location! That's what you're paying for. This is an old hotel that is fairly well maintained, but clearly on a limited budget and not fully modernized. If you stay during ComicCon, like we did, you could pay $300 to $500+ per night. However, it's clean, safe, the staff is excellent, the valet parking is $24/night, and the location is the Gaslamp district, well within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center. The room was tiny, but functional... we weren't there t... Read more
from Newcastle, Australia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Planned our entire 5 week US trip on line. Only muck up was a cancelled booking at this hotel. I checked that we had cancelled and was still charged first nights accommodation. Tried calling and email - poor response on phone and no response from email. Just triple check cancellation received.
from Long Beach, California
Submitted on 27-07-2016
The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and quaint. However, what really clinched the deal was the location. It was wIthin walking distance to the entire district. We never had to get in our car. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
from Whittier, California
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Only if your looking for central to gas lamp district. Then you got it. Otherwise. Not so much.
from Long Beach, California
Submitted on 31-07-2016
My sister and I were in San Diego for one night. I wish we could have stayed longer. The Ramada was build in 1913 and it has all the original charm of an vintage hotel. I booked a room with a double bed and I was blown away by the room we received. The double bed rooms are actually two separate rooms adjoined by a common door. Each room has their own private entrance. The two adjoining rooms share a bathroom. However, each room has their own television, sink, and coffee maker. It is literally tw... Read more
from Omaha, Nebraska
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Great and affordable. Location is Perfect. The hotel is OLD bit has a lot of character and the rooms are clean. Very Clean to be so dated. Elevators are Old Fashion but they work great... a bit noisy at night from the traffic and people partying. Probably needs a overhaul soon, but is clean. Restaurant next door ( Brian's 24 ) is a nice convenient spot
from San Antonio, United States
Submitted on 04-08-2016
The staff was very friendly. The hotel is in the middle of all the action, which could be good or bad, depending on the reason your there. No complaints!!! I'll be staying there again.
from Corona, California
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We love the Gslamp District in San Diego, and for such a last minute reservation we received a pretty good deal! The hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating. The hotel is in an older building so my expectations were as such, I knew it wasn't going to be a 5-star, beautifully modern hotel. The rooms are small but have character. My only issue was the air unit attached to the window. It had something banging around in it all night long which kept myself and my husband awake all night. There... Read more
from Tustin, California
Submitted on 09-08-2016
The hotel is quaint. Great location. The room was stale, linens were old and worn, and we had a roach in our room.
Submitted on 13-08-2016
What a great experience! Hotel was old and quaint, clean and the staff was amazing! The elevator may be old, but it was a fun time. I don't understand the few negative ratings about the noise outside. You must remember this hotel is in the hub of the entertainment section, close to world famous theaters and the House of Blues. I definitely will be staying here again and will highly recommend it to friends and family!
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 16-08-2016
What a great old hotel that Ramada bought. Old elevators still in perfect working condition, etc. the building has so much character. Too bad Ramada just kept it basic, painted the walls and shoved in some (very comfortable) beds. I had stayed in old renovated hotels the 2 nights before this one and this one was so basic and plain it didn't do the building justice. (stay in 934, it's a room with a washroom separating two bed nooks, it's like each bed is its own bedroom-ish). Note: people say it... Read more
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Hotel is well located in the Gaslamp area, but not really close to Convention Center. Parking was $27 ($24 advertised) which seems a lot, but I think normal for San Diego. It is an old hotel and our room showed the time. It was however clean so no problem. Our room was dark with no view at all. Good news was that we had two rooms which was nice when traveling with two teenage girls. Restaurant adjoining was better than expected. Staff was perfect.
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Amazing place for a budget option during Comicon --- no frills but you are spending most of your time at the Con, right? Free waters and fruit in the morning at this historic hotel that has cage style elevators and a rooftop deck..... Staff was very friendly and helpful, car was valet parked and came back without a scratch