Hotel The Westgate

1055 2nd Avenue, Downtown San DiegoSan DiegoCA 92101USA
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About Hotel The Westgate

Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, Hotel The Westgate is a luxury hotel bringing French elegance and a sophisticated atmosphere to Southern California.

The refined rooms are exquisitely decorated and furnished, and are reminiscent of Versailles. They feature writing desks and floor to ceiling windows as well as luxury bedding, large flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Leisure guests are well served, with the Aqua Vie Wellness Centre offering four levels of fitness and spa facilities not to be matched elsewhere in the city. There’s also a rooftop pool and terrace with commanding skyline views.

The Westgate Room is the hotel’s main restaurant and serves all three meals under the watchful eye of the Executive Chef. Afternoon tea is something of a tradition at the hotel and is available on certain days of the week.

The San Diego Civic Theatre, the city’s foremost live performance venue, is right across the road from Hotel The Westgate.


1055 2nd Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA, CA 92101, USA
Telephone: +1(619)2381818 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Striking interior design

While it was sometimes regarded as over the top, even then guests still tended to like the décor of the hotel. The hotel itself described its design as being inspired by the Palace of Versailles, and guests loved the extravagance and luxury that this inevitably involved.

Incredible fitness centre

Guests were impressed with the fitness facilities at the hotel, saying they were very extensive, with the main gym said to cover three floors. Guests were also delighted that there were several strategic pieces of fitness equipped placed out by the rooftop pool. They seemed well-liked and well-used.

Good location for sightseeing

Guests really liked the downtown location for the sightseeing opportunities it presented. The Gaslamp District was often mentioned and was said to be a charming area just a short walk from the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Area can be a little noisy

The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown San Diego, so it perhaps comes as no surprise that guests reported the area could be noisy. The main problems seemed to be the trams that passed nearby and made quite a racket, as well as what were believed to be homeless people shouting in the area day and night.

Restaurant portions were a bit small

Hungry guests reported being a bit disappointed with the portions served in the hotel’s main restaurant, The Westgate, saying they were too small and left them unfulfilled.

All rooms seem to have a twin

Guests reported that the rooms were arranged in pairs, with each pair sharing a small foyer. While this may have been great for larger groups, those only booking one room didn’t really like it, saying it was too easy to hear the people across the way depart and arrive.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 1889 reviews