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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center

1,861 reviews
+1 619-531-8877

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Bar or Lounge

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 Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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User Highlights
"Huge portions" "24 hour restaurant located on site"
88% loved the dining experience.
Only 64% were satisfied with the menu.
"Great hotel location" "Great dining spots"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 74%.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"Including USB" "WIFI worked fine"
64% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Excellent checkin" "Staff is amazing"
70% thought the service was very professional.
58% were unhappy with the valet service.
"Did not have coffee cups" "Rotten eggs"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 58%.
"Very old carpet" "Air conditioner leaked"
87% said rooms were small.
86% complained about the bathroom.
"Narrow hallways" "Tiny interior courtyard"
58% thought the building wasn't nice.
71% complained about the elevator.
"Overall feel was old" "Dated amenities"
86% criticized the unstylish hotel.
75% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Stained glass windows" "Dirty hall carpets"
67% said rooms were dirty.
58% thought it was rather dirty.
"Tiny corner shower" "Walls are paper thin"
87% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 68%.
Wellness Area
"No gym" "Treadmill didn't work"
79% didn't like the fitness area.

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Elevator in need of updating
Facilities in need of refurbishment
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Hotel could use some updating
Expert Reviews
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
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10 per day
  • Microwave Fee: USD 10 per day
  • Parking Fee: USD 40 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