79%
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4.0
Very Good 844 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Style- and design-focused hotel
  • Even when you take a sip of the in-room Evian or Badoit water and Gancia sparkling wines, Pininfarina is at play — they designed the packaging.
  • In-room dining means more than ordering off a shortened menu; your concierge can serve a four-course wine-paired feast.
  • Bang & Olufsen in-room entertainment gear
  • Ferrari rentals

What To Know

  • The hotel wrapped up a renovation in 2012
  • A $3 per night fee that goes toward preserving the Keating building will be charged at the Jetsetter checkout
  • WiFi costs $8 per day
  • Pets are allowed for a $25 per night fee
  • Popular with business travelers
  • Noise from the club downstairs can carry up to the rooms at night

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

A stay at Keating Hotel places you in the heart of San Diego, walking distance from Westfield Horton Plaza and San Diego Repertory Theater. This 4-star hotel is close to San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 35 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Digital programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a 24-hour fitness center and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in San Diego? This hotel has 2100 square feet (195 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room.

How to Get There

Keating Hotel
432 F St
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 844 Reviews
The Keating: A Beautiful Room
Reviewed 2 days ago

The room I stayed in at the Keating (Room 3D) was gorgeously decorated, had an exceptional view of downtown, provided excellent amenities, and was extremely comfortable for my one night stay. I was in town for business and the Keating was the most accessible hotel, as the hotel I normally book was full. I am so glad I was able to stay here and experience this place. Easily the nicest hotel I've stayed in.

Great boutique hotel for couples.
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Keating Hotel offers sleek, contemporary accommodations that can simply be described as sexy. Clearly the design-first aesthetic is not for everyone. If you're traveling with kids, you don't want a Jacuzzi in the middle of your sitting room.
The room was about $250 mid week, putting it in a reasonable range compared to other options.
The staff was exceptional. The gentleman at the front desk was able to troubleshoot an issue with charges to my card before we arrived. He as also very helpful with restaurant recommendations, even sharing where he took his own mom when she visited San Diego. The doorman was attentive. He was an expert at packing our luggage into a microscopic trunk on our rental and also had good local recommendations.
There were a number of complaints that some guests mentioned here and also in the program Hotel Hell. None of them seemed to be a big issue for the price (far less than what was mentioned on TV). The concrete floor was unique, but it reflects the sleek look of the room and was cleaner than most rooms with carpeting. There was mention of the floors being dirty, but we didn't see that. The floors seemed to have a fresh coat of sealer that may have fixed that issue. The one-leg tulip couch that fell over so easily on TV has been replaced by more bench seating. And if you want to see to infamous couch, poke in to the meeting room on the 2nd floor and you can see one in the corner. The other issue others cited was noise from the Gaslamp district bars outside. From the fourth floor, I could only hear bar noise from the living room. I'm sure it's louder on lower floors. But if you book a hotel in a nightclub district, please don't be surprised by some outside noise.
There are incidental charges. $45 for parking sounded like a lot, but I did price the nearest garages which charged more without valet service. There is also a mandatory $25 fee for incidentals. I personally prefer fees to be presented at time of booking so I know what I'm paying. Unfortunately, this is an industry standard now. I paid a much higher fee at another accommodation on the same trip. So these fees are not unique or out of line with other hotels.
We welcomed the modern decor as a change from the rest our our trip, which included resorts and a retro motel. So if you go, just enjoy the decor and enjoy the company you keep.

Great hotel for traveling San Diego
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is clean and neat. Very kind services. The location of the hotel is great.floor in room is not carpet. I like it more because less dusty.shower booth is also roomy. Better than other conventional small bathroom.

Really Interesting Hotel...Not for Everyone
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location in the Gaslamp District. Super-friendly and helpful staff. The design is...very different. Don't stay here with anyone you don't know very well, because the shower and sink areas are out in the open. I was there on a Sunday night, and music from the downstairs bar only lasted until 9.30, but it could be a problem on weekends.
I travel a ton and spend far too many nights in boring, generic hotels, so The Keating was unique and kind of fun, but make sure you know what you're getting into.

Do not stay here!!!
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not stay here. It was way too noisy. Shower faucet broke off needed maintence to come. Luggage and items went missing and were put in an another room. Great location if you like to be in the heart of everything and don’t mind the noise.