Rate based on Check-in: Jun 4, 2015 Check-out: Jun 5, 2015

500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

2 stars
View map of 500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
240 reviews
Convenient location

It is very well located. Clean and quiet. Located in the downtown. Close to malls and market. See full review

  • YASSINE M.
  • Dec 29, 2014
Convenient location

It is very well located. Clean and quiet. Located in the downtown. Close to malls and market. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Dec 19, 2014
The 500 West Hotel is 100% smoke free property.

This historic hotel is located in Downtown San Diego, just blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center, shopping, San Diego Harbor, the Gaslamp District and public transportation. 500 West is a European style hotel (with detached private bathrooms) with a very unique blend of amenities at a very affordable rate. The hotel offers 259 rooms in a six story building. The hotel shares this renovated 1920 building with a full-service YMCA (minimal surcharge applies). Wireless internet through out the hotel, and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner M-F.(Weekends is open till 7-am-2.00pm).

An urban European-style hotel with 259 contemporary guestrooms with detached private bathrooms, fitness center, cafe and lounge. Located in a national registered historic landmark building. 500 WEST is situated in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Adjacent to the San Diego Harbor 500 WEST is just blocks from Little Italy the historic Gaslamp entertainment district, Horton Plaza Mall, and Seaport Village. The San Diego Convention Center is a short walk from hotel. It is an ideal location for the independent savvy traveler and long term guests.

A recently completed multi-million dollar renovation has restored many of the beautiful features of this 1924 landmark building. As guests walk through the doors they are greeted with a sense of synergy and the feeling they have found a true inner city retreat. The living room style lobby is tastefully appointed with contemporary furnishings and is an ideal place for casual conversations. The warm lighting certainly sets the mood with a unique design that allows guest to meet fellow travelers and discuss the days events or where to go in the evening. On the rare cool night in San Diego cozy up in front of fireplace on a large ottoman- one of the many nooks guests can enjoy.

When its time to retire guest will find themselves in rooms with sleek- modern furniture that combine European style and affordability. The simple crisp palette of colors and materials soothe the senses- enhanced by the fragrant light breezes from the San Diego Bay. Guests fall softly to sleep on pillow-top mattresses and custom linens. Each 500 WEST guest room is tastefully furnished with flat-screen televisions, internet access and imported platform beds. Individual shared bathroom is fitted with every amenity and complimentary toiletries.

A stay at 500 WEST will refresh the budget-minded world traveler. As an independently owned and operated property it provide the guests with exceptional service and value. Its an exciting one-of-a-kind California experience.

PLEASE NOTE: A security deposit of $125.00 is required upon check in, refundable at check out with no damage to room or unpaid telephone or lost key charges. A credit card is required at check-in. Self parking is available in a adjacent parking garage from $15 per 24 hour period without in and out privileges.

500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown Rooms

Double Twin Bunk Beds
If you're traveling in a group of 4, you'll find our Double Twin Bunk Bed rooms to be tailor-made. Two bunk beds and plenty of extras await you. These rooms have 2 beds; you can reserve one bed in a room or reserve the whole room with your friends.
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

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Ramp access to buildings

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Reviewer score 4.1 out of 5

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
  • 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
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 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
  • 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
240 out of 240
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.3

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Edgar F.
Business
N/A
May 11, 2015

don't go there

I paid $90 for the room and it felt more like if it was a place where bums go to stay. We didn't even last 10min when I just found a different hotel that cost me $20 more and was 100 times better

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ty
Business
N/A
May 9, 2015

Convenient for single person

My stay was very accessible to the downtown San Diego scenery. The amenities needed to updated. And carpet in rooms need to be thoroughly cleaned. Maintenance & housekeeping are cool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Soullight
Business
Sedona
Apr 30, 2015

Great Location

For a two star hotel, I have to say, it was a little below what I expected. I loved the location however, and every morning I had coffee outside at a local vendor stand. That was great. Look, frankly, you can't expect much for a two star hotel in downtown San Diego. that being said, I would stay there again. If you are looking for anything more that a place to lay your head and put down your stuff... this is probably not your place.

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

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy
Business
N/A
Apr 28, 2015

This isnt a hotel

Buyer beware, this isnt a hotel, its a hostel. The building is ancient, the communal bathrooms were dirty & more often than not lacked toilet paper. Horrible experience overall

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sara S.
Business
Riverside
Apr 20, 2015

Filthy hostel not a hotel

checked in & out in 5 minutes didn't stay it was in very bad shape and I din't get my money back. Filthy everywhere!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sara S.
Business
Riverside
Apr 18, 2015

rat hole

Don't stay here filthy rooms without bathroom. Common restroom no shower. I checked in and out in 5 minutes the place is like for homeless.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chrisrbusby
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

work

No thrills, no luxury, no lavishness, but simple, perfect location, services are a bare minimum- but you will survive, staff is acceptable, price if a steal, the only concern here a lot of people here appear to be on drugs, being honest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
YASSINE M.
Business
SAN DIEGO
Dec 29, 2014

Convenient location

It is very well located. Clean and quiet. Located in the downtown. Close to malls and market.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Book in advance

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SAN DIEGO
Dec 19, 2014

Convenient location

It is very well located. Clean and quiet. Located in the downtown. Close to malls and market.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Book in advance

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
YASSINE M.
Business
SAN DIEGO
Dec 19, 2014

Ok trip

My experience was ok. Hotel location is very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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