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Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown

This is a 3 star hotel in San Diego
1531 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
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Good breakfast, good location, but some train noise. 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free airport shuttle
  • Some guest enjoyed how close the hotel was to public transportation
  • Most guests were pleased with the staff
  • Some guests had issues with the noise from nearby trains
  • Some guests had issues with indoor parking
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013
The Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown is a property about a 5-minute drive from San Diego International Airport (SAN) (or a 20-minute ride on public transportation), and a 20-minute drive from Montgomery Field (MYF). The hotel provides a free shuttle service to the airport (contact the hotel for details).

On-site amenities include a fitness center, pool, free wireless high-speed internet, business center, laundry service, and concierge desk. A free breakfast is served daily.

In-room amenities include a flat screen TV with on demand movies, iron and board, high speed internet, alarm clock, hair dryer, and a coffeemaker. Jetted tubs are available in some rooms. On-site parking costs $12 per night.

There’s no on-site restaurant, but there are several dining options close by, including Mexican Fiesta, Enoteca Style, Craft and Commerce, and Petrini’s, all a 3–minute drive or a 5-minute walk away, as well as Pappalecco and Extraordinary Desserts, both a 5–minute drive or a 10-minute walk away, to name a few.

For entertainment, Embarcadero Marina Park is just a 12-minute drive away, SeaWorld is a 15-minute drive away, the San Diego Zoo is 15 minutes away by car, and the San Diego Convention Center is a 10-minute drive away. The Gas Lamp District is an 8-minute drive away and Little Italy is an 8-minute walk or a 2-minute drive away.

Smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. This hotel is ADA compliant. This hotel does not accept pets. (All distance and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

The Good
Many guests found this hotel provided good value for the price point. Most guests found the staff a high point of the hotel, saying they were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. 

Most guests who tried the complimentary breakfast were happy with both the quality and the variety of its offerings. 

Many guests appreciated the hotel's location and its closeness to many of downtown San Diego's locations. 

Many guests appreciated the hotel's proximity to public transportation, such as the trains. But this same proximity caused issues detailed below.

The Bad
Many guests mentioned the noise from passing trains and trolleys. One guest advised against getting a room on the first floor towards the back of the hotel as this was where the noise was most concentrated, though the hotel does provide ear plugs in these rear-facing rooms.

Some guests had issues with the indoor parking structure. A few said that there were not enough parking spaces to cover the number of guests that might be staying. They also said that the structure itself was cramped and did not accommodate passenger vehicles of all sizes. guest reviews gave this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based 498 reviews and ranged #109 out of 269 hotels in the area. guest reviews gave this hotel 4 out of 5 based 809 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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181.00 USD - 0.00 USD Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown
Out of 237 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.1 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 5
No. of guest comments: 5
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #13 out of 237 hotels in San Diego ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"The staff members at the registration desk went out of their way to be helpful and friendly."
Verified Guest from Espanola, NM US rated Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown 9 out of 10 on July 07, 2005
"My wife and I thought the hotel was great because of all the reasons given above. However, the trains next to the hotel blew all night, awaking us every hour. We could put up with that, but many others would not. Richard Thayer"
Richard from Vail, AZ US rated Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown 7 out of 10 on January 31, 2004
"The staff was very friendly and helpful =) Had a Great stay."
Janice from Orting, WA US rated Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown 9 out of 10 on January 06, 2004
Haim from Lehavim, IL rated Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown 9 out of 10 on December 04, 2003
Sandy from Murrieta, CA US rated Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown 9 out of 10 on October 28, 2003


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Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 92101
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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