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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St James Hotel

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3.7
1,535 reviews
+1 619-531-8877

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Airport Shuttle
Restaurant

Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St. James Hotel: A Charming Hotel Offering Character, Comfort, and Value

What Do I Need to Know About the Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St. James Hotel?

The Historic St. James Hotel is a cozy hotel option, offering 99 standard rooms and suites while maintaining its original 1913 charm. Guests can admire vintage touches like the hotel’s chandeliers, elevators, and marble staircase, which all add an extra touch of period character. Rooms are open-air, feature diverse views, and are all outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi. The Historic St. James Hotel also hosts Brian's 24, an on-site restaurant and bar serving food 24 hours a day.

What Is There to Explore in the Gaslamp Quarter?

The Historic St. James Hotel is within walking distance of Horton Plaza, and located just a half-mile from Balboa Park, San Diego’s massive urban culture green space. There are weekly concerts held at the park, as well as various parades and fairs throughout the year. Balboa Park is also home to museums, performing arts venues, gardens, recreational activities, and more. Nearby activities for water lovers include sailing and other ocean sports. For those visiting on business, the hotel is located just seven blocks from San Diego’s Convention Center. 

What Are the Rates?

The average rates at this hotel are around $120 per night. Exercise-minded guests should note that the hotel features a small fitness room, but also provides passes to a larger fitness center just two blocks away. Additionally, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from San Diego International Airport, making it easy to visit pedestrian-friendly San Diego without a car.

What's The Bottom Line?

The Historic St. James Hotel boasts fully equipped, boutique-style guest rooms at an incredible value. The hotel is also designated as a Green/Sustainable Property by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. An important note: for guests who do have a car, parking in the Gaslamp Quarter is difficult, but the hotel offers valet parking at $20 a night to guests.

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Gaslamp Quarter
830 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
3.7
Location
"Location was fantastic" "Close by lots of great restaurants"
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 63%.
Food
"Attached diner is excellent" "Great burgers"
90% loved the menu selection.
88% were happy with the price.
Service
"Helpful, unobtrusive staff" "Staff was excellent and inviting"
78% said the reception staff was great.
93% thought the service was very professional.
Breakfast
"Amazing for breakfast" "Huge breakfasts"
Amenities
"Fascinating historical building" "Dated facility"
56% thought the building was acceptable.
64% complained about the elevator.
Cleanliness
"How clean everything" "Lobby is nice, clean"
Only 52% said rooms were clean enough.
72% thought it was clean.
Vibe
"My stay was enjoyable" "Lovely old building"
69% criticized the unstylish hotel.
90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Room
"Toilet was very low" "The tiniest accommodations"
85% said rooms were small.
77% complained about the bathroom.
WiFi
"Internet never works" "Wi fi does not work"
74% said the wifi quality was bad.
92% thought it was a great value.
Comfort
"A/c very loud" "Toilet was very low"
85% said rooms were small.
83% said the beds were comfortable.
Wellness
"Lack of exercise facilities" "I didn't like was the fitness room"
93% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Facilities in need of refurbishment
Elevator in need of updating
Awesome terrace
Hotel could use some updating
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Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
98
Fees
Add-ons
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10 per day
  • Microwave Fee: USD 10 per day
  • Parking Fee: USD 27 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 11.26 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD $5 and USD $15 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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