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4.0 out of 5

"Run down and dirty looking building and facilities. Room was okay, noisy and run down Great location " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Balboa Park

City center stay

With a stay at this Little Italy hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Balboa Park and 2 miles (3 km) of USS Midway Museum. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free airport shuttle

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and free newspapers.

Free Internet, cable TV

The 333 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, TVs with cable channels, and room service. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Suite, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Double Beds, City View, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Doubles nonsmoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One King nonsmoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, One King Bed, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Run down and dirty looking building and facilities. Room was okay, noisy and run down Great location

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020

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4 out of 5
I loved the location of the hotel. It is close to several activities-Little Italy, Gaslamp District, and Seaport Village. Be prepared for daily parking fee -$30. Hotel us clean; Fitness room small but adequate.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Nov 11, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff was friendly great location close to a lot of good restaurants and bars.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

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4 out of 5

Pleasant place to hang for ComicCon

We went to San Diego for ComicCon and stayed here. Was great to be on the shuttle route! Staff was pleasant, room was fine, though the bed was a bit lumpy. Wished the room had a fridge. Pool and spa were great after a long day at the con.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

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2 out of 5

No hot water

No hot water in room! Had to call twice for maintenance. Maintenance staff were great but front desk staff was rude. No sympathy for the situation and no compensation was offered.

Posted by , from R on Jan 2, 2016

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4 out of 5
The hotel was great. They even gave us warm cookies at check in. The room was clean and comfortable. The pool area was relaxing. Also the security was evident and made for a feeling of safety.

Posted by , from MN on Jul 8, 2015

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4 out of 5

Overnight stay

Great location, staff and very clean only complaint was noisy fan on AC . Didn't realize until we turned on late at night. Otherwise would stay here again.

Posted by , from honolulu, hawaii on Mar 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

The hotel was a pleasant surprise

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We only went for a wknd but it was Great the room was perfect we had a nice view of the water. Even though it was close to the airport you could not hear it so it was a Great surprise... And the can ride from the hotel to all the action in the gas lamp area was like $12 round trip perfect... Very happy can't wait to go back!

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Feb 7, 2013

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About the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown

Location 1646 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from April 6 2020 to September 13 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

As a guest of DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A vending machine, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 333 guestrooms or units
  • 22 levels
  • Built in 1990
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: County Center - Little Italy Station (0.6 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown offers 333 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Ariana Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport shuttle service is available from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

It is property policy that all guests must wear a face mask within public areas of the property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer

Contactless check-out is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

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 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

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  • San Diego Downtown DoubleTree
  • DoubleTree Hilton San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Doubletree By Hilton Diego
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.