Where to Stay in The Gaslamp Quarter   

One of the best ways to enjoy the Gaslamp Quarter and surrounding areas final the perfect spot to stay, check in, and don’t leave until you’re ready.  The great thing about this area is that it is an extremely pedestrian friendly 16 block area.  Once you unpack your bags at accommodations in the Gaslamp Quarter, you can easily stroll, eat, drink, or go to a ballgame or concert at PETCO Park, the Convention Center, or the waterfront without the hassle of fighting traffic and crowds who fill the streets on most nights.

When you stay in the Gaslamp Quarter, you’ll also fully immerse yourself in one of the most architecturally beautiful areas of San Diego.  More than 100 restored Victorian area buildings are living history lessons of a bygone era you can still learn about today.

If you’re looking for a high-end modern stay, book your lodging at the Pendry San Diego, with an iconic outdoor pool deck that also offers cabanas and bottle service.  Other top luxury choices are the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, and Courtyard by Marriott Downtown.   If you want to combine luxury and history, book a stay at Marriott’s US GRANT.   It’s on the other side of Broadway from the Gaslamp Quarter and a quick and convenient walk to all the action. The hotel was built in 1910 by the son of President Ulysses S. Grant and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being constructed in 

If you’re part of the younger and trendy crowd, check out the Andaz San Diego, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Hotel Indigo, or Hotel Z.  You’ll find plenty of millennials and Gen Z types to hang with at nearby bars and nightclubs, including the nearby Rooftop at STK offering killer views of the city’s skyline.  Also, try the Omni San Diego Hotel, which has a pedestrian bridge leading directly to PETCO Park if you’re in town for a game or a concert.  Choose The Moxy for a chic, affordable, stylish boutique stay geared toward younger travelers.

For a more historical experience, consider the Ramada Gaslamp. This budget-friendly hotel opened in 1913 as the area’s first high-rise. The classic rooftop St. James sign remains today, and visitors rave about Brian’s 24 offering mouthwatering breakfasts and late-night eats. History is alive at The Keating, The William Penn, and Windsor.

The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is another throwback option.  The original rooms were built in 1913 inside a high rise, and many original features have been preserved, landing this destination on the National Registry of Historic Places.  For smaller and boutique experiences, try the Astor, the Callan, Las Flores, Lincoln, and Simmons hotels.

Adventurers on a budget also have choices of several inexpensive hostels in the Gaslamp Quarter.  The Gaslamp Hostel is owned and managed by backpackers, while the HI San Diego Downtown Hostel is decked out with colorful art.  Hosteling International is another favorite among those who travel light.

If you want a customized stay perfect for you, look into Vrbo and Airbnb listings.  The Gaslamp Quarter has dozens of places at any given time for groups big and small.