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Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
830 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
190 reviews
excellent customer service

The people were all friendly and always pleasant to work with See full review

  • Veva
  • Dec 20, 2013
2nd stay - partner's birthday

we love the quaintness of this hotel. The staff is outstanding and the uniqueness and location is... See full review

  • k j and dave
  • Dec 2, 2013
Boutique style in historic San Diego building with free Wi-Fi
Opened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, the ten-story Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center has been renovated to incorporate modern conveniences into one of the most historic structures in San Diego. Rooms are spacious and modern. The top-floor, 1,300-square-foot presidential suite offers breathtaking views of the entire city. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Brian's 24, the on-site restaurant, serves classic American fare in a lounge-like atmosphere with a killer bar. As the name suggests, it's open 24 hours a day.
Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Walk to many of San Diego's most exciting neighborhoods
  • Historic building dates back to 1913
  • 24-hour on-site restaurant
Rooms

Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp features 95 rooms, including 4 suites. All rooms come standard with flat-screen TV, coffee-maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryers and in-room safe. Most rooms feature spacious work desk and many rooms also have ocean views and whirlpool tubs. Suites boast a wet bar, mini bar and efficiency kitchenette. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

Features

History is alive and well at the Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp. The circa-1913 building opened as San Diego's first luxury high-rise hotel. The property became a Ramada in 1996 and underwent its most recent series of renovations in 2008.

All guests have complimentary access to a nearby fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

Brian's 24, the on-site restaurant, serves American classics 24 hours a day. The eatery's mahogany bar has a history all its own, serving the likes of actress Joan Crawford and friends.

Transportation
  • San Diego International Airport (5 mi/8 km)
  • San Diego Trolley (2 blocks)
  • MTS Bus (2 blocks)
Attractions
  • Petco Park/Gaslamp Quarter (10 blocks)
  • Sea World (3 mi/5 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (6 mi/11 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)
  • Point Loma (6 mi/11 km)
Business
  • 700-square-foot harborview rooftop terrace
  • 1,300-square-foot presidential suite
  • 250-square-foot board room
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center Rooms

Standard Queen
1 Queen Bed Non Smoking
Standard Queen
2 Queen Beds Non Smoking

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.7141 -117.1595
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN) - 3 miles
Area description
Business district, Downtown, Entertainment district, Financial district, Shopping district, Theatre district, Expressway

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.5 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.5 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.5 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.6 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 5.1 mi
  • Sea World: 5.3 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.4 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 6.1 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.2 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8.1 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.3 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.2 mi
  • Legoland: 30.1 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.3 mi

Dining

Brian's 24 / Casual Comfort Food
This lobby level restaurant with street views, copper-clad open kitchen, and antique mahogany bar is open 24 hours every day. 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. As you enjoy our hotcakes, sandwiches, pastas, desserts or your favorite cocktail on the "Joan Crawford Bar" in our restaurant, be sure to look for the high heel holes where the movie star danced the night away on this historic bar in her home in Italy. Hours of operation: 24 hours, 365 days a year. 24 hour room service available. Free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
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 (190)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Overall score

3.4 / 5
190 out of 190
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
freak
san diego ca
Apr 14, 2014

Weekend getaway

Room was clean but small. Staff was very helpful & kind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Shonuff Says
San Antonio
Apr 6, 2014

Great

This is the second time I've stayed here this year. Freindly staff. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
Damavand
Tokyo
Mar 29, 2014

Hotel's general facilities & guest care

1) Elevators are very old, double wooden and metal doors are very difficult and dangerous to open and close particularly for elderly and children. 2) Internet access is low speed, and during the night of March 26th it was out both in the rooms and in the public area, the only staff at front told people that he can not do anything until 9 Am that general manager comes. 3) During the Day of March 26th Emergency Alarm went on for several minutes, many people scape, but stuff said ; they were just checking the system. I think there was something wrong with the system, and they lied . In short I think my travel agency must take responsibility for introducing such a hotel and return my money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
mommy to be
orange county
Mar 17, 2014

Great Price and Location

The staff was really friendly and helpfull. The rooms are a bit small but you have everything you need in them. We got a room for 4 and got 2 queen beds with two seperate rooms! Although there is only one bathroom you have the privacy for two couples. The nice thing about this hotel is the location. Its right in the middle were all the bars are located. Last thing their parking was a bit confusing so drive up to the front of the hotel and get valet parking. $20 a night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

At night when you are ready to head back to your room make sure you have your key ready. They only let people who are staying there get in. Not bad for security.

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
Penka
Business
PA
Mar 7, 2014

good for the price

Very nice staff, clean and good location. There is a lot of noise.

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

Business

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
Traveler3343
Business
Lincoln, NE
Mar 7, 2014

It is an old hotel that's been renovated

The hotel is okay, not bad. I got two rooms for the price of one, but each room was kind of small. Forget the elevators, the most anticuated ones I've ever used. I used them once and then I started using the stairs. The bathroom was clean and staff was courteous and helpful.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The hotel has a free shuttle to/from the airport

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Navy pilot mom
Hammonton, NJ
Feb 26, 2014

Central location

This hotel is located in and near all the great places in the gaslamp district. I didn't eat at the attached restaurant but it was always crowded especially at breakfast. It is open 24/7 and appeared comfortable inside and also had outside sidewalk seating. The staff said the food is typical diner food and is good. There is a rooftop view. The elevator is quaint - historic. Interesting but the door is a little too heavy. The room was perfect for a single traveler. If noise bothers you, it may not be your choice. It is a bar area that stays open late. Has all the amenities of internet, hairdryer, iron & board, and big screen TV. The minibar is just coffee and bottled water. Nothing for children and the elevator would be a worry for children other than older teenagers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Scurry Funger
Oakland, California
Feb 24, 2014

Fantastic Location

Great hotel in a great location. Centrally located in the gas lamp. Old hotel, which made for a great experience. Had a great rooftop with a great view. Small rooms, but that's due to it being 100+ years old.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Great bars, pubs within 2 blocks, comedy club and 24 hour restaurant next door.

Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
BeckyL.
Ohio
Feb 12, 2014

great hotel

Perfect location, nice/helpful staff, clean rooms. We stay here everytime we come to San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
K.K.j.k
Downtown dan diego
Jan 19, 2014

Nice.

The staff are nice and friendly. Soo closed to downtown

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