4.4 out of 5

"Surprisingly nice hotel at reasonable rates. Convenient to the San Diego Civic Center and the Gaslamp Quarter. Bar is nearly non existant and breakfas ... " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of San Diego awaits you at Westgate Hotel. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like San Diego Convention Center and San Diego City College. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

LED TVs with cable channels are featured in all 223 rooms, and you can enjoy balconies, iPod docks, and WiFi. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. 24-hour room service, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

A relaxing visit to AquaVie can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with detox wraps, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The restaurant, Westgate Room, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Plaza Bar is the hotel's own piano bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the health club, spa tub, and seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as access to yoga classes. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Civic Core hotel, attractions include USS Midway Museum and Petco Park.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$150 per night

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Room, One King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Westgate Hotel ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

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

Nice hotel very convenient to downtown

Pros: Quality and cleanliness of lobby and rooms. Also location.
Cons: Dining and bar
Location: Civic Center, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp
Surprisingly nice hotel at reasonable rates. Convenient to the San Diego Civic Center and the Gaslamp Quarter. Bar is nearly non existant and breakfast was disappointing.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

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5 out of 5

Full service hotel in great location

Pros: location, balcony, dressing room/vanity area, dining
Cons: access to outlets for charging personal devices, complementary coffee
Location: very short walking distance to many fun restaurants and bars
This hotel has everything you could want in a hotel - great location, gorgeous lobby, piano bar, 24 hour (delicious) room service, pool, spa, and every room has a balcony, free bottles of water, fridge, coffee maker, and a spacious vanity area. The tiniest 3 improvements could make for a truly perfect stay. They should offer free coffee in the lobby in the morning. Especially because they are stingy on the in-room "refills." I stayed three nights and never got a refill on my coffee pods or soaps - the original soap lasted the four days, but the two coffee pods did not. Finally it is very difficult to find an outlet. I had to pull out the (very heavy) marble nightstand and unplug the bedside lamp so I could plug in my phone. It would be nice if they put a little outlet strip on the nightstands in light of this. So other than coffee, restocking the room, and outlets - none of which are major enough to distract a star - this hotel provides a completely 5 star experience.

Posted by , from Madison, WI on Jan 16, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great service, excellent food, fair prices

Pros: Service and food. Better prices than other 4 star hotels we have stayed at in the area.
Cons: Everything is old and needs refurbishing. Restaurant needs painting and has crack in ceiling.
Location: We were on business trip so the only exploring we did was to restaurants in area.
Though dated and could use a refurbishing this is a beautiful and comfortable hotel. Also being right in the heart of downtown and close to police dept can get noisy with windows open when sirens are heard. Overall our experience was great. Service is excellent! Food is unbelievably good with fair pricing and again wonderful service whether in restaurant or in room. Walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Cable car for others.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: Jazz music when first turn tv on- it actually helped drown out sounds of train next building or snoring next room. Loved music.
Cons: All security to keep homeless from camping in front building. Like president was visiting. Two men walking always in suits casing building.
Location: Good location - but a lot of homeless downtown.
Ok- lots security. Constantly watched - moment walk in lobby- moment walk in elevator- moment walk out elevator- is only one way to room- in front of lobby desk- no stairs - not a relaxing hang out place- business hotel only. Visit room twice day. AM clean up and at night turn bed down .

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

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5 out of 5
We stayed at a premier double room. The room is quiet, luxury, and clean. Close to everything in Gaslamp. A/C is quiet.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Jul 16, 2016

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5 out of 5

Classic downtown hotel!

Pros: Great staff, comfortable beds, large rooms and great location.
Cons: Less expensive parking or free parking. I'd rather have you raise the room rate by $10.00 and not charge for parking. Great advertisement!
Location: Across from Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. Can walk through downtown and Gaslamp Quarter. Easy to walk to all restaurants, bars and shopping.
The Westgate is a classy, historic hotel that's in a great location in downtown. Across from Horton Plaza, it's very convenient to walk around downtown. The rooms are large, beds are comfortable and service is outstanding. I've stayed in downtown numerous times at many different hotels, at the Westgate is among the best! We had the best maid ever! When we got back to our room, she had emptied all of our travel bags (toiletries) and have them beautifully arranged on the bathroom counter and the room was immaculate! 2 rooms share a common hallway (behind a locked door) which was great because we stayed with another couple and we could have both our main room doors open if we wanted to and have a common area. Can't wait to go back and stay at The Westgate again.

Posted by , from Murrieta, CA on Apr 22, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in downtown of San Diego

Nice hotel in downtown of San Diego , near to all the restaurants and short walk to water front , also 10 to 15 min ride to the zoo and sea world.

Posted by , from philadelphia pa on Mar 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very Nice Hotel in the heart of San Diego

Pros: Quiet
We loved the private hallway space between the room and the hall ways. The hotel's elegance added to the relaxed feeling we had during our stay.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013

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4 out of 5

the west gate was an excellent experience, the only complaint, was the uncomfortable bed. I was definitely restless in San Diego for my trip.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The West gate had great customer service and made me feel welcomed and comfortable.

Posted by , from Broomfield, CO, USA on Sep 12, 2012

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2 out of 5

staff rude and disruptive

Pros: lovely views
we spent our wedding night at the westgate following our wedding on a hornblower yacht. i had two rooms reserved...one for us, and one for my sister to stay in with my teenage daughhter and her friend. the situation was explained before hand and i asked that we be able to cjeck into both rooms before hand so that the groom and i wouldnt be disturbed. my husband to be showed up with his best man before the ceremony to check in to both rooms...the office staff was so convmced they were checking a gay couple into the marriage suite that they failed to complete checkin for both rooms...too busy gawking...result being, when my sister tried to get i to the rom, they wouldnt let her check in without me coming down to the lobby...still in gown...to check her in. i was not happy...the front lobby staff was still rude to me, insistant that they were in the rig to have called me down to put the ten dollars service charge on my card. im sure theyre great if you ask nothing of them, but simply checking in for two rooms and asking a key for one be left at the desk was too much to ask. The quality inn at el cajon was better service and half the price the facility was beautiful and we enjoyed our night, but the disruption after being carried over the thresh hold and snuggling my new husband was unnecessary and rude, especially when the situation had been explained carefully to them previously and upon check in. it was pride weekend, so i hope gay couples werent all subjected to this treatment based on my husband and his best mans treatment!!!!!

Posted by , from oakland, ca on Aug 9, 2012

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Property Features

Westgate Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 11000 square feet (1022 square meters). A spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Westgate Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 223 guestrooms or units
  • 19 levels
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 11000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1022 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (4.4 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Westgate Hotel offers 223 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. 49-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This San Diego hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Private balcony
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Westgate Room - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Plaza Bar - This piano bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

This San Diego hotel's fitness center includes treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a recumbent bike, a strength-training machine, and free weights. Water, towels, and fresh fruit are provided. Personal training and Pilates and yoga classes are available for a surcharge. An outdoor swimming pool, spa tub, and running track are located on the hotel's rooftop.

10 blocks from the hotel, the Embarcadero has a bayfront path for walking, running, and cycling. 1 mile away, the 1,200-acre Balboa Park offers 2 golf courses and a driving range, 13 museums, and the San Diego Zoo. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and other water activities are available year-round at local beaches and Mission Bay Aquatic Park, 7.5 miles (4.7 kilometers) from the hotel.

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

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

The Spa at AquaVie offers five spacious treatment rooms featuring the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Services include body therapy, massages, skin care, hydrotherapy circuits, waxing, and nail care for both individuals and couples. Services are provided by highly trained experts.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • 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 ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests should contact this property in advance by email or telephone with special requests. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


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

  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

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

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 40 per night

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.