Residence Inn San Diego Downtown reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

451 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing Stay! Perfect for Families with pets! Free Breakfast! Superb location.

Valerie R on Jul 05, 2024

This is our 3rd visit to this beautiful hotel. I was helped by front reception Salvador who was so helpful for me as a single mom travelling for the first time with my young daughters. They even have a kids treasure box!!! The staff in the kitchen work so hard and make every effort to service our hungry families for morning breakfast. I stayed here with my daughters in March 2024 and convinced my sister to choose this hotel as a return in for 4th of July. My family was impressed with the sizeable rooms, were super happy with the convenience of a full kitchen, and breakfast provided daily. The pool is heated with pool toys, fire pit, BBQ pit and games in patio. The location is superb! 2 blocks to Little Italy where it smells like garlic. Between upscale restaurant/lounges, Italian restaurants and much more. Also, the metro is a block from hotel which is a quick ride into old town or gas lamp. Across PCH is Maritime Museum and Liberty Park. My kids really enjoy the pedi cabs at night too. Mission Beach is just 7 miles away. It's nice to enjoy a family vacay in SD without spending so much on hotel/food thanks to everything this place has to offer. We will definitely return here as it is our home away from home during our staycation in SD. Please stay here with your fam, you won't regret it!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Location, Price and Access to Gas Lamp/Downtown/Waterfront/Airport

dreampilot (Vancouver, Washington) on Mar 07, 2024

There are a few great Marriott properties in Downtown/Gaslamp San Diego and this is one of them. Located on the edge of Little Italy and a Red Line Train stop a block away, this property has a good view of the waterfront as well as within easy walking distance of the waterfront and Gas Lamp district as well. The front desk staff person Candace was an amazing help on recommending local places to eat and the best way to pop down to the border without a car for a day trip into Tijuana. Rooms are pretty much standard 'Residence Inn" style with many rooms having small stand only balconies. There's a pool and fire pit as well. A short hop from the airport and centrally located for Uber trips or rental car access to the further reaches of the area - I strongly recommend this property. It's often a lot less expensive than the hotels closer to the Gas Lamp but just as good!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Poorly Maintained. Spend $20 more to stay somewhere decent.

Joy P on Feb 10, 2024

My room had a lot of maintenance and housekeeping issues which I brought to the attention of the front desk who assured me they would address them but never addressed any of them. The room I stayed in had a dirty shower curtain, wet carpet due to a leaking balcony door, the private balcony had not been cleaned and had the prior guests cigarette butts all over it, and an air filter that had not been changed in years.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Right near the water

soulefultraveler (Sun City West, Arizona) on Jan 23, 2024

We chose this spot to be near our departing cruise ship. Nice location basically in Little Italy. Great restaurants nearby. The hotel is fine - old but not ratty looking. A more reasonable option than the ritzy Residence Inn right across from the port. Decent for a night or two.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Nice hotel and location

Odyssey33116002755 (Centreville, Virginia) on Apr 09, 2023

Great hotel for the family to stay. Great location to easily walk to restaurants and a great lounge/bar area with beautiful views. The hotel had nice options for breakfast. The room was spacious and allowed for us to spread out. I’d come back again.

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