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500 West Hotel

2 stars
500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
175 reviews
Everything I need

The lobby is beautiful and spacious. Wifi is free. Nice cafe for breakfast and lunch on premises as... See full review

  • Judilou
  • Jan 27, 2013
Cheapest deal New Year's Eve in downtown San Diego

$52 for a small room. The YMCA built it in 1920 so the clean private bath rooms are down the hall... See full review

  • MarkinSanDiego
  • Jan 2, 2013
Hybrid lodging is part hostel, part hotel
The 500 West Hotel bills itself as a new approach to lodging: Accommodations are part upscale hostel, part hotel. Rooms are small but jam-packed with modern conveniences such as flat-screen TVs and work stations.  Bathrooms are shared and guests also have access to a communal kitchen. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, guests can stroll to Seaport Village, parks and other local attractions.
Highlights
  • Rooms jam-packed with modern conveniences
  • Located in the heart of downtown
  • Communal kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
Rooms

The 500 West Hotel offers 259 rooms in all. Each room varies in size, many are individual and some are shared (a few even have bunk beds). Most rooms come standard with a flat-screen TV and a personal work station. Many overlook the San Diego Waterfront or the hotel's courtyard. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. All guests share bathrooms--find 16 private shared bathrooms and unisex lavatories per floor. These facilities are maintained by a housekeeping staff 24 hours a day.

Features

The 500 West Hotel is designed for the traveler on a budget. Students receive a generous discount and the hotel offers a number of packages in conjunction with local San Diego attractions.

Guests have access to a shared eat-in kitchen, 24-hour concierge service and a modest on-site restaurant. While there is no fitness center on site, guests can purchase access to the nearby YMCA for $5 per day. Laundry facilities are available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (1 block)
  • San Diego Trolley (2 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km)
Attractions
  • Seaport Village (6 blocks)
  • Petco Park (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)
  • Old Town (3 mi/5 km)
  • Point Loma (4 mi/6 km)
  • Sea World (6 mi/10 km)

500 West Hotel Rooms

Family Room
Our family room has 2 sets of bunk beds with detached bathrooms. It is perfect for a family of up to four wishing to stay close while enjoying the city. The room has two sets of bunk beds, high speed wireless internet access, digital telephone w/data port, refrigerator (on request) and housekeeping service with downtown and courtyard views. Bring your laptop and your favorite DVD's to unwind at night.
Full Size Room
All beds come with detached private bathrooms. Rooms with One Double Bed include, Cable/satellite TV, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Makeup mirror, Hair dryer (on request) Desk/Work area, Flat screen TV with 36 basic channels, Telephone, and wireless internet in all rooms.
Single Room
All beds come with detached private bathrooms. Rooms with One Twin Bed include, Cable/satellite TV, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Makeup mirror, Hair dryer (on request) Desk/Work area, Flat screen TV with 36 basic channels, Telephone, and wireless internet in all rooms.
2 Twin Beds
All beds come with detached private bathrooms. Rooms with 2 Twin Beds include, Cable/satellite TV, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Makeup mirror, Hair dryer (on request) Desk/Work area, Flat screen TV with 36 basic channels, Telephone, and wireless internet in all rooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.7158 -117.1674
Area served
San Diego
Nearby airports
San Diego International/Lindbergh Field Airport
Area description
Adjacent to the San Diego Harbor 500 WEST is just blocks from Little Italy the historic Gaslamp entertainment district, Horton Plaza shopping, Seaport Village and the cruise ship terminal. The San Diego Convention Center is a short 5 minute walk from hotel. It is an ideal location for the independent savvy traveler and long term guests.

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.8 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.4 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.6 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.8 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.4 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.6 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.6 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.7 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.9 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.9 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.2 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.5 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.6 mi
  • Sea World: 4.9 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.8 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.2 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.5 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.1 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.2 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.1 mi
  • Legoland: 29.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.6 mi

Dining

Grand Central Cafe
The Grand Central Cafe just off of the 500 West lobby is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. A favorite among San Diego city dwellers and business people alike, the menu is simple, healthy and hearty. When you’re in a hurry, there’s almost always one empty seat at the counter. Or grab it to go and enjoy a quiet meal in your room.; Hours of Operation - 7am to 2pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (175)

Ratings and reviews for 500 West Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
175 out of 175
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Chev the man
San Diego
Apr 15, 2014

Ok

Not bad for the bucks if you're looking to save with no hassle

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

2
AlanAshley
Alpine,CA
Apr 7, 2014

Tiny room

So its in a great spot close to the gaslamp but the room is so small I kept hitting my leg on the bed . And it is very noisy outside you can here the trian all night,it reminded me of jakes apt. in the Blues brothers.$78 out the door for a 10 x10 room seems a little steep to me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

1
Navy wife pregnant mother
Business
San Diego
Mar 27, 2014

You get what you pay for? I guess.

The lady at the front desk was a jerk. Must hate her job. She asked to see my credit card without telling me why so I ask why she needs "to see" it. She ignores me. So I ask again and she says deposit. I literally had to drag every detail out of her. The deposit was $50. More than I paid for the room. I egg to the elevator and I think great this looks exactly like an elevator someone would be stuck in for hours on a scary movie. It's tiny and worn like the rest of the place. I get to my floor. Not kidding it smelled like every room was a restroom and each one had stool sitting there for weeks. I restrained from vomiting bc I was so tired. I get to my room and immediately walk into my bed. Twin size bed. What I signed up for. 1/4 the size of a military training bedroom. And trust me. Those aren't big enough to live in at Point loma. My room was barely big enough for the bed and the desk. The only thing I appreciated was the mirror since the bathrooms and showers weren't included in the room. Actually I couldn't even find the showers so I skipped it afraid I'd be infected by disease. Just such a worn down and disgusting place. I'll never book this hotel again. Lesson learned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

2
knurrla
Germany, W.
Mar 12, 2014

ok for low budget

very small rooms, but ok for sleepin' . even if i will never like shared bathrooms, for 2 nights it was ok. good location for tourists.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Lihua
MA
Nov 19, 2013

The bathroom is not clean

The bathroom is not clean. The room is small. The location is pretty good and people there are helpful and friendly. Even though, I don't think I will choose it again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

3
pchu
Business
new york
Nov 17, 2013

room with no bathroom

Room was semi clean, small with a miniceiling fan that worked well enough. A rusty old radiator sat by thr window which rattled when first turned on. Communal bathroom was reasonably clean. Reception and cleaning staff were extremely hospitable. The room key was about the size of a usb flash drive, make sure not to lose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

2
I travel the world
LA
Oct 28, 2013

You get what you pay for

This was a cheap hotel, but it had a great location. You get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Sciencematters1
Business
Portland, OR
Oct 1, 2013

CHEAP San Diego room

This is a cheap place to stay for the night. My flight got canceled, I was able to book a room for the same night, close bus ride from the airport and right in down town San Diego. It was cheap, it worked, but don't expect much on amenities. If you just need a place to stay that is affordable and centrally located I would say go for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

1
MapMann
Palloossee
Jul 15, 2013

It's a Hostel, Not a Hotel

If all you want is a cheap bed, then this would be fine. Tiny room with the bathroom down the hall was fine in college, but for only a little bit more money you can get a much better Hotel. Warning, Read the fine print...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of 500 West Hotel

Reviewer score

2
mexican girl
Seattle, Washington
Jul 5, 2013

good price but not clean

The price and location was great, but the rooms and bathrooms are not very clean

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
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