Occupying a renovated 1920s landmark building, this San Diego hotel offers a central location one-third mile from Horton Plaza and within 2 miles of the San Diego Zoo and Petco Park.
The hostel-style 500 West Hotel features a common-area gourmet kitchen, a dining area, and a living room with a 50-inch flat-screen TV. The Grand Central Café, located off the lobby, serves Mexican and American favorites. Guests also have access to a courtyard and, for a minimal surcharge, can work out in the adjoining YMCA. The hotel is smoke-free.
Smoke-free guestrooms offer harbor, downtown, or courtyard views. Modern interiors include platform beds and work areas; large windows open. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels. Detached private bathrooms with showers are accessed by room keys (approximately one bathroom for every three rooms, inspected/cleaned regularly).