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1654 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
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#42 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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Boutique hotel in Little Italy area of downtown.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Osvaldo A wrote a review 13 Jun
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
I stayed at Urban Boutique Hotel yesterday and had an AMAZING experience. I had a nice room, with everything I needed, the bed was really comfy and dont worry about the location, its JUST in the middle of Little Italy but you cant hear a thing from outside. The girl at the reception was really nice and gave me all kinds of advice of what to do and where to go. I extremely recomend this hotel, great price, awesome location and cool staff.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Jeoffrey wrote a review 07 Jun
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If you're like me and don't stay at hotels for all the bells and whistles, this is the perfect place for you in SD. I tend to not do anything else but use hotels to sleep. seldom do the pools, food areas, room service, and most other offered things at most hotels get used by me. I would rather just spend all of that time in the actual city im visiting. That being said, there are a few things from this place worth mentioning. - Rooms are small - There are no tables in the room - Parking can be tough - No hangers for closet - Hard to accommodate more than one person This place did exactly what it needed to do, at a good price, give us a place to sleep before exploring the city the next day. The staff is friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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CNGator wrote a review May 2021
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I've been a personal and business traveler for decades and this is BY FAR the worst hotel I've ever stayed at in my life. For starters, my entire room was smaller than most walk-in closets---that is NOT an exaggeration. My room was literally the size of a closet. I could touch all four walls from my bed. The "bathroom sink" was not even in the bathroom...it was right next to my bed!! I could literally wash my hands from my bed! But to be able to wash your hands, you need soap, right? There was no soap for the sink and there was no soap for the shower. I asked the guy at the front desk for soap for both the sink and the shower and he tried to give me a tube of body wash...he said that they were "out of soap." And now let's talk about my bed. I've slept in hospital beds that were bigger. Seriously, I thought that my days of sleeping in a tiny bed ended with sleepaway camp. Not when you stay at this hotel. Also, there was no parking available for me...they told me to just drive around the neighborhood and try to find a place to park. Sadly, I'm not making any of this this up...every word I have written is true. This place is an absolute joke. It's not a hotel...it's not even up to the standards of a youth hostel. For anyone to take money from me for a room and an experience like this should be illegal...isn't there a crime in San Diego against stealing? I'm aggravated that I have to give this place one star...it didn't come close to earning it. Zero stars.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Richard C wrote a review May 2021
Nashville, Tennessee1 contribution
I recently stayed at this hotel during a weekend visit with some family who live in the San Diego area. The room wasn't the fanciest. However, the shower was hot, the air cold and the room had a microwave and mini-fridge. The desk staff were helpful and friendly and the location was marvelous. Located within walking distance to Little Italy and several area attractions.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Avan A wrote a review May 2021
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The Perfect place to stay in the heart of SD. The Location is Perfect! Surrounded by resturants, bars and walking distance to all the great places in Little Italy. The staff, and vibe is what makes the hotel the place to stay!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$78 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Little Italy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Enigma HQ Escape Room - Little Italy (0.4 km), Little Italy (0.01 km), and Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Pappalecco, and Cafe Gratitude.
Are pets allowed at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Urban Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.3 km), Whaley House Museum (4.1 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (1.5 km).
Is Urban Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.