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Hotels in San Diego near Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter Introduction

Urban life blends seamlessly with Victorian architecture in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Covering sixteen and a half blocks, the upbeat neighborhood is mostly made up of nineteenth-century buildings and a variety of buzzing restaurants, clubs, bars, boutiques and art galleries. It boasts the best nightlife in San Diego and is home to many of the city’s festivals such as Mardi Gras and Street Scene. Founded in the 1850s, the area includes 94 Victorian buildings, the oldest being the William Heath Davis House. It’s in a prime location, bordered by the Convention Center, Petco Park and the downtown waterfront.

Hotels near Gaslamp Quarter

The top hotels near the Gaslamp Quarter are in the heart of the historic district or within walking distance. The fashionable Kimpton Solamar Hotel on 6th Avenue is a 4-star hotel with a rooftop pool and lounge, as well as a spa, a restaurant, and chic rooms. The elegant Horton Grand Hotel on Island Avenue is housed in a Victorian building and offers antiques-filled interiors and marble floors, as well as a bar and restaurant. On Market Street you’ll find the budget-friendly HI San Diego Downtown, a cozy hostel with private rooms, quadruple rooms, and a shared kitchen.

Where to stay near Gaslamp Quarter

The historic Gaslamp Quarter covers 16 and a half blocks with a mix of Victorian buildings and skyscrapers. You'll find a range of hotels on 5th and 6th Avenues, buzzing streets filled with trendy pubs, restaurants, shops, and nightclubs, plus museums and theaters. There are also hotels on Market Street and Broadway, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza. You’re as likely to encounter fast food joints and tattoo parlors here as you are upscale restaurants, boutiques, and wine bars. The Quarter is well-served by trolley and bus lines, making it convenient to get to.

Things to see near Gaslamp Quarter

Enjoy a baseball game or a behind-the-scenes tour at Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres, which is about a twelve-minute stroll from the Gaslamp Quarter. Just five minutes’ away you’ll find the Westfield Horton Plaza, a colorful outdoor mall with food courts, department stores and a movie theater. For waterfront views, head to the Embarcadero Marina Park where you’ll find the USS Midway Museum and Seaport Village, a waterside hub of shops and restaurants. It’s a mile from the Gaslamp Quarter and Balboa Park, which houses the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum.

How to get to Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is easily explored on foot or by bike. It’s either within walking distance of or a short cab ride away from most attractions, and only four miles from the San Diego International Airport. The San Diego Trolley, a light rail service, runs through the neighborhood with a stop at Gaslamp Quarter Station. There’s also a bus service which connects Gaslamp Quarter with downtown San Diego and the rest of the county. A shuttle service called the Big Bay Shuttle operates in the summer between San Diego’s Bayfront and the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center.

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