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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Broadway
San Diego, CA US 92101 Map It

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  • Great for Comic-Con

    08/02/2013

    I booked this hotel for comic-con 2013, and i was very happy with it. it was about a 3 minute walk from the train station and was right next ...

    I booked this hotel for Comic-Con 2013, and I was very happy with it. It was about a 3 minute walk from the train station and was right next to one of the Con's shuttle stops. The convention center was also within walking distance as was the Gaslamp Quarter (city blocks in San Diego are much smaller than other cities). They have a restaurant onsite that we had breakfast at every morning and the food was yummy. There's a 7-11 around the corner, and a bagel place and Italian restaurant across the street. The staff at the restaurant and the front desk were very friendly. Having shared bathrooms was not a problem, and they would only open with your room key, so we never had to worry about people walking in from the street to use the restroom. Also, each bathroom is lockable, so if someone puts their key in while you're inside, it won't open. Some bathrooms are full baths while others only have a toilet and sink. We stayed on the 3rd floor and counted about 12 bathrooms total. Be warned that the showers are a little dingy, but decent. As for the rooms, they are small and the carpets definitely need to be replaced. It's quite noisy with all the traffic outside. But if you're going for Comic-Con, you aren't going to spend a lot of time in the room anyway! The bedding was clean and there were no bedbugs as some other people mentioned. Towels were given to us every day, but we didn't always get washcloths. Our room was at the corner of the building, so we had 2 windows that opened to let fresh air in, as there is no A/C. Our room also had a small desk, a wardrobe with a few hangers, a folding chair, a fridge, a celing fan, and small TV that had a lot of channels. It was the perfect size for myself and my niece. I would love to stay here again next year!

  • Get what you pay for

    07/20/2012

    I went for a convention. it is in walking distance. think dorm room. if you want a place to hang your hat and walk to the convention center this is ...

    I went for a convention. It is in walking distance. Think dorm room. If you want a place to hang your hat and walk to the convention center this is it. No AC but frige. is available.

  • You get what you pay for.

    07/20/2012

    This hotel has the basics and that is about all. for a low price (for san diego!) it provides a place to sleep and clean-up. the "public" restrooms were ...

    This hotel has the basics and that is about all. For a low price (for San Diego!) it provides a place to sleep and clean-up. The "public" restrooms were not a problem- ther was always a free one available, although wash clothes were hard to come by. The location was outstanding howver, easy access to the Embarcadero and downtown. It was noisy at night on the west side, east side seemed better. Staff was helpful and friendly. If youa re looking for cheap and accessable this pplcae works fine- just don't expect too much!

  • Not a Hotel

    07/19/2012

    You should know, this is not a traditional hotel. it is really a hostel. no bathrooms in the rooms, no ac. 1-2 beds depending on number of guests, free ...

    You should know, this is not a traditional hotel. It is really a hostel. No bathrooms in the rooms, no AC. 1-2 beds depending on number of guests, free standing clothes cabinet closet, desk and chair, small (18 inches maybe) TV (like a computer monitor). Bathrooms are community but individual and lockable with only key access to get in (so no no guests wondering in, but they do seem to wander the halls a little with the lax security). Bathrooms consist of sink, toilet and shower. Liquid soap and shampoo provided and wash clothes (not many) also. You get one clean towel a day. Culture shock from traditional US hotels but for the money paid, it was not too bad. If it was somewhere other than San Diego, I don't know if I could deal with no AC, but it works for them there. Overall, I would recommend, just be aware of what you are getting. Free WiFi in room works fine and they have pay internet (35 cents a minute) in the lobby if you need to print something. American Plaza and Santa Fe trolly (train) stations are just the next block over and very convenient to walk to. If you have never taken the SD trolley system, it is super easy to use with nice clean, heavily protected trains and cars with transit police very visible and helpful.

  • Great place for the Price

    06/29/2012

    Shared bathrooms were kept very clean. not a place to hangout at but with the whole town within a short walk or 10$ taxi ride it was perfect. used the ...

    Shared Bathrooms were kept very clean. Not a place to hangout at but with the whole town within a short walk or 10$ taxi ride it was perfect. Used the saved money to see a Padre Game from a great field seat.

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