Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Renaissance San Diego Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This hip hotel is located downtown between the lively Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy
  • Rooms come with state-of-the-art electronics and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • The rooftop bar attracts locals and tourists alike, featuring signature cocktails and gorgeous views
  • The small outdoor pool is lined by loungers

"Inspiring" --

86% (14 Member Ratings)

"Great botique style hotel"
Apr 17, 2017
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Map & Directions

This hotel is 10 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $19 one-way.

Rooms & Rates

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Situated between the legendary Gaslamp Quarter (loaded with nightclubs, music and live entertainment) and Little Italy (home to some of the best restaurants in the city), the Renaissance San Diego (a former W hotel) is a stylish downtown hotel loaded with modern amenities. 

Hip guest rooms are styled in sleek, upscale designs and feature top-of-the-line electronics, including Bose surround-sound systems and complimentary Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant, Kelvin, serves locally sourced cuisine with a Latin flair, and the lively rooftop bar serves signature cocktails, showcases gorgeous views of the city and is very popular with locals. 

The hotel's bustling pool area is complete with comfortable loungers where guests can unwind and soak up the sun. Guests can also opt to kick back at the state-of-the-art on-site fitness center or with in-room spa treatments. 

From the Press:
  • "Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential" -- Gayot
  • "Come here for the trendy decor, upscale rooms, and central location" -- Fodor's
  • "Everyone wants to be part of the [hotel's] hip weekend scene" -- DK Eyewitness



  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 47.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 25.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

86% Positive
(14 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for W San Diego (Starwood) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great botique style hotel
Sergio Apr 17, 2017 Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing in a comfortable room.
Paul Feb 19, 2017 Santee, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were nice--modern but extremely functional.
Other Comments
The staff was extremely apathetic. When I checked in to the hotel, the key cards wouldn't work for the elevator, then they wouldn't get me into the room. The front desk staff was smug and didn't believe me, so they sent someone up with me and sure enough, they didn't work. A few hours later, same exact problem. This time the front desk tells me to call from the elevator phone if I can't get into the room so they can send someone to let me. So 2 minutes later I call the front desk from the elevator phone--I'm told I need to come back down and show my ID, they can't just send someone up to let me in. Unfricking believable. The entire front desk staff needs to be retrained or replaced.
Matthew Jan 17, 2017 Pasadena, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance... Nice chic hotel
Sharon Aug 08, 2016 Montebello, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient location to Gaslamp, Little Italy, trolley, and downtown; friendly staff.
Other Comments
Inability to cancel or reschedule booking; small room; filthy exterior windows; construction noise; hallway noise; parking non-existent and exhorbitant valet prices - $45/day!; lack of free WiFi in room.
Alexis Jul 31, 2016 Ukiah, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Clean, roomy and good services
Other Comments
Only setback was noise caused by guests in room next door
Cuong Jul 07, 2016 Jersey Village, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, cleanliness, friendly staff, hip roof top bar
sarah May 31, 2016 Downey, CA, United States

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