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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St James Hotel

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7.4
Good
1,366 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
7.4
Good
Bar and Beverages
"Great happy hour" "Great craft beer"
Location
"Great restaurants and bars" "Fabulous location"
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Business sites within easy reach, said 97%.
Food
"Great diner" "Great burgers"
87% loved the menu selection.
50% thought the dining experience was appropriate.
Service
"Staff was excellent" "Excellent staff"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
85% said the reception staff was great.
Breakfast
"Rotten eggs" "Delicious breakfast"
Cleanliness
"Neat rooftop area" "Everything clean"
Only 51% said rooms were clean enough.
55% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Amenities
"Fascinating historical building" "Lovely old building"
51% thought the building was acceptable.
68% complained about the elevator.
WiFi
"Worst wi-fi" "Spotty internet service"
65% said the wifi quality was bad.
Room
"Leaking toilet" "Broken mattress"
84% said rooms were small.
76% said the beds were comfortable.
Vibe
"Very old building" "Very old place."
70% criticized the unstylish hotel.
80% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Comfort
"Tiny sink" "Broken mattress"
84% said rooms were small.
76% said the beds were comfortable.
Wellness Area
"Old treadmills"
84% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Elevator in need of updating
Facilities in need of refurbishment
Hotel could use some updating
Rooms could be larger
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Built in 1913, this mid-range Ramada Inn retains an old-fashioned look with some antique details, including a pair of 1913 elevators, and original chandeliers and marble stairs. The...
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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