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Gaslamp Plaza Suites

520 E St Corner of 5th Avenue & E Street, San Diego, CA 92101-6206
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/10/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Updated 20/10/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#88 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Travellers' Choice
The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913. The original architectural aspects are still evident such as original marble on walls and stairways and brass elevator doors. All are preserved meticulously in keeping with our status of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is surrounded by shopping, theater, art galleries and more than 100 fantastic restaurants and night clubs. The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a half-mile walk from the San Diego Convention Center, as well as Petco Park (home to the San Diego Padres). We are 1 mile from Seaport Village and USS Midway and 2 miles from the Cruise Terminal and the world famous San Diego Zoo. We are also close to other tourist attractions like Sea World, Balboa Park, Coronado, San Diego Harbor, House of Blues, Civic Theater , and the newly remodeled Balboa Theater.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Swedish
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Momof5toros wrote a review 09 Sep
Mesa, Arizona9 contributions12 helpful votes
We loved the location of this property and the vintage charm of a restored building. The unit was clean and the staff was friendly. Not a lot of extra amenities but we were out enjoying the weather so much, it was perfect for us.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Chris P. wrote a review 02 Sep
San Bernardino1 contribution
We've been to San Diego dozens of times but had never stayed at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. Luckily, on this trip we did! We had such a great time. All of the staff were so friendly and courteous. Rooms were much larger than we were expecting. I'm looking forward to our next stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Cosmopolitan42451 wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
Located in the middle of the action in Gas Lamp district. Many nearby restaurants within 10 minutes walk. We had a studio that was very large, clean and remodeled. The only lightly negative point was parking fee of $38 per night valet with in and out privilege and missing the complimentary breakfast buffet that is stopped after pandemic. Every thing else was perfectly fine. Stayed there already 4 times during last 4 years.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Deborah B wrote a review Aug 2021
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Great location to stay if you are going to a Padres Game and want to hang out in the Gas Lamp District afterwards. And I know that it is close to so many other things to do. All in walking distance. The staff was so nice and our room was beautiful and clean. Just an overall great night away from home. This was our first stay at this hotel and will definitely use this hotel again for any more weekend getaways. The Valet service was excellent as well. very friendly and prompt when requesting the vehicle.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Angie wrote a review Aug 2021
Crown Point, Indiana35 contributions14 helpful votes
The resort is in the city center so it's loud due to nightclub music and street racing of cars all night!! The resort has no amenities like a washer and dryer which timeshare users are accustom to having. The parking rate is ridiculously high too. Housekeeping never came when they said they would which was really needed as they only give you a very small waste paper basket for garbage. Overall it was a terrible stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
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Response from Sean Rittenberg, Owner at Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, thank you for your feedback. It is important that guests know that we are in the heart of San Diego's historical Gaslamp Quarter. There can be a lot of street noise, mostly on the weekends due to traffic and nightlife. We are currently not offering the in-room housekeeping stayover service due to the pandemic. However, we have 24 hour staff in order to bring guests what they may need and take away what they do not. Our valet parking is the second cheapest for hotels in the area at $38 per night with unlimited in/out privileges and 24 hour access. Due to the fact that we are a historical landmark building we are limited on some amenities. We are sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations during your stay. Sincerely, Gaslamp Management
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US$132 - US$330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.3 km), Gaslamp Quarter (0.4 km), and Noble Experiment (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's Downtown, Donut Bar, and Breakfast Republic.
Is Gaslamp Plaza Suites located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaslamp Plaza Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.4 km), Whaley House Museum (5.3 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (0.5 km).
Does Gaslamp Plaza Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.