4.0 out of 5

"We stayed over a weekend. The hotel is a short walk from the harbor and restaurants. Great location. The staff are incredible. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 18 Apr 2017

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Hotel Description

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Little Italy hotel include San Diego Convention Center and San Diego City College.

At Urban Boutique Hotel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, a 24-hour business center, and in-room kitchenettes.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 55 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Safes, irons/ironing boards, and designer toiletries are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, body treatments, and mani/pedis. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a picnic area. Each morning free breakfast is served between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of free airport pick-up service.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$73 per night

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Urban Boutique Hotel ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
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Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great staff.

We stayed over a weekend. The hotel is a short walk from the harbor and restaurants. Great location. The staff are incredible.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Birthday bash

Great place right in little Italy. Only stayed for a night but I would stay here again! Great staff

Posted by , from f on Apr 10, 2017

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4 out of 5

Very convenient to restaurants in Little Italy

Location: Take the Trolley for an overview of San Diego. You can also get on and off whenever you want to explore. We loved the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.
The hotel was centrally located in Little Italy for finding excellent restaurants in walking distance. Since parking was limited, we found parking was a challenge. Their parking lot only parked a total of ten cars. The room was small but we were out and about and did not stay in the room except to sleep and change clothes for the next adventure. There was one window that had an air conditioner that blocked any light from coming into the room which eventually was a little depressing. The staff were very friendly and helpful when giving directions as well as when we needed anything for our room. The continental breakfast was minimum at best but as I said we could very easily chosen to walk a block to a coffee house.

Posted by , from Maryland on Mar 30, 2017

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5 out of 5

Really helped me out!

Pros: My room was great, and everyone was super friendly. The included breakfast had a lot of variety, and everything was fresh and tasty.
Location: The hotel is located right in Little Italy, with easy access to restaurants, shops and things to do.
I was in San Diego for a conference, and my light home was cancelled due to a blizzard back in Boston. The place I was staying was completely booked, so I needed somewhere else to go. The staff here were great! I was able to drop my bags off early during the last day of the conference, and they held them at the desk. My flight home was two days away, and I was able to get work done outside in the sunshine and also in their little office off the lobby. The wifi worked great in my room too, but I couldn't stay away from the nice weather! The location is great - right in Little Italy and close to lots of restaurants, shops etc... I walked to the Harbor one day, and to Balboa park another day. When I go back to San Diego, I will definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from Boston on Mar 16, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel for the price with friendly staff

The hotel is in an interesting area, little Italy, with a lot of nice restaurants around. It is a bit from the convention center, but the train is nearby and provides convenient transportation around the city. The rooms are a little older and small, but the hotel was reasonably cheap. For what I paid, I was expecting something far less nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was pretty good relative to other free hotel breakfasts. They had really good quality pastries and fruit, amongst other things.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017

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5 out of 5

“Great Hotel for our needs ..... walking distance

Pros: The location ... walking distance to cute shops, restaurants, trollely. Staff are thoughtful ... helpful. Room spacious.
Cons: Need a soap holder in the shower. Had to buy a glade fragrance for the bathroom.
Location: Love ... loved the location. Walking distance to shops & restaurants ... nice evening walks ... felt safe. Close to trollley, to Gaslamp, Seaport
When we found this hotel online ... it met our needs. We flew into San Diego and we needed a room that is in middle of Little Italy. We came here for our 43rd Wedding Anniversary and just wanted to explore this area. It has been over 30 yrs since our last visit to SD. Cute and spacious room ... and they surprised us with a tray of bottle of wine, roses, candies ! :) Vincent and Machelle brought the tray ... with a big smile !! That was so thoughtful. We picked the Superior King ... roomy 2 nights. We loved ... loved the location ... no car ... we're in middle of Little Italy ... loved our walks with my Honey. The restaurants were wonderful. We dined at Sogno Di Vino, Civico 1845, Napizza. Great food. A block from the Wonderful Eateries and shops. During our walks, we would meet some local people ... and met 2 wonderful couples ... friendly and also another lady with her dog ... friendly ... they were so easy to visit with. See locals walking their dogs. Close to the Trolley .. and wanted to explore. Went to GasLamp ... explored ... had lunch there. Took the Trolley and took the green line and just to see how SD is now. Wonderful place ... for the price and the staff are friendly and helpful. Oh yes ... they also offer Continental Breakfast. They have juices, coffee and flavored water all day. Just a delightful and wonderful experience.

Posted by , from California on Feb 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

Little Italy Boutique hotel

Pros: Very friendly folks, explained everything we needed to know about the surrounding neighborhood (parking, etc)
Cons: Parking
Location: The hotel is on the edge of Little Italy, great eats! Farmer's market on Saturdays. Really friendly community. Excellent weather! Train, trolley close
Although there is a construction boom going on right next door, we loved our stay at Urban Boutique Hotel in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. It was lively, colorful, friendly, and had lots of dog lovers in the community. The people made us feel welcome as if we lived there, too.

Posted by , from Redding, CA on Feb 10, 2017

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4 out of 5
I enjoy the breakfast and the 24 hr service of free coffee and fresh juice. The staff is very friendly and very helpful! It was a pleasant stay!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016

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5 out of 5

Comfortable and great location

Pros: Location, staff, room was comfortable
Cons: More tables/chairs for breakfast (possibly outside)
Location: Little Italy for good food and proper coffee. Close to Balboa Park and shore.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Perfect location and next to Little Italy. Quite a good breakfast, although difficult to get a seat.

Posted by , from Australia on Nov 26, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice modest hotel in the heart of Little Italy

Pros: All of the above.
Cons: I would add another lock inside the room for extra security.
Location: Balboa Park is about a 30 minute walking distance. There are a large variety of restaurants and small shops walking distance. Best to not have a car.
I stayed for one night only and was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly and helpful with assisting me to get to some near-by places. There is a good quality continental breakfast included. The hotel is in a refurbished, older building and is clean and comfortable; a refrigerator and large screen TV is in the room. You cannot beat the price!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 24, 2016 by Nahum

Thank you very much!

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is available daily. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is free (available 24 hours). Urban Boutique Hotel also features a picnic area, concierge services, and an elevator (lift). Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Urban Boutique Hotel was completed in December 2013. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport pick-up
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge
  • Metro station: County Center - Little Italy Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Urban Boutique Hotel offers 55 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 20.00 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 20.00 per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

  • Deposit: USD 100.00

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 20.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per stay

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Urban Boutique Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.