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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 813 Reviews
Very nice place, good location
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Stayed for a few nights mid-week.

Check-in was professional, relaxed and friendly. Room was quiet (4th floor--some street noise was noticeable but not enough to wake me) - as other reviews suggest that others have had different experiences, if noise is an issue for you then you may want to inquire about getting a quiet room.

Room was generally in good shape for this class of hotel - clean and thoughtfully designed, though showing signs of wear and tear - hopefully management has a plan to do a bit of an overhaul soon.

Overall a good choice for a few nights of downtown living in San Diego.

Ideal location downtown
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the booking process til checkout, all of the staff were friendly and fun! Denzel, Adrial and Daniel were professional and always smiling. There were times there was only at one at the desk but they were quick to great me and help me in any way possible.
The hotel is location near the entrance to the Horton Plaza parking garage and steps to several restaurants and bars. You can pretty much walk to anything you need from here.
I had a top floor room of this small hotel and loved it. My room faced the main street and while there was some noise at night, the windows are double paned and have black out shades. The room was so quiet and dark that I overslept a couple of the days I was there for a conference!
The room. Its very modern with clean lines and a feeling of sleekness to it. All concrete floors and no rugs. I'm a barefoot kind of girl but next time I'll know to bring bedroom slippers. Modern shower with rain showerhead. Lots of counterspace and two vanity sinks. The bed is amazingly comfortable with soft sheets. The closet is different. They're super tall and pull out but not very far so I didn't find it conducive to hanging clothes. There are bedside tables with drawers but the "dressers" were pull out style from under the bed. Plenty of room to store stuff, you just have to bend down to do so. They provided various chargers for your phone which I love! I could not use the Wi-fi at all. It either wouldn't connect or was very slow. The expresso machine was nice a touch. Mini fridge in the room that I could move their stuff out of the way for mine. I didn't get prosecco as another guest had reviewed but I got a nice handwritten note on my bed to welcome me. That's a very personal touch. It's valet parking only as are most of the hotels in downtown so budget for that on top of your room cost. Overall I would stay here again. Please do everything you can to keep the employee's you have as they really put my stay at a 5 star.

Amazing Experience
Reviewed 1 month ago

The Hotel is beautiful, the staff were so much fun to talk to, the bed was beyond comfy, and I never wanted to get out of the shower. This was well worth the money and then some. I would travel back to San Diego JUST to stay at this hotel again. The glass of prosecco was a really nice touch at the beginning. The espresso machine in the room meant that we didn't have to leave all morning. Everything was adjustable, the lighting, TV settings, air flow, windows, natural light, heat/AC. There really is no way to end up uncomfortable in the room. The ambiance in the hotel, the lighting, elevator, music, everything was updated, posh, unique, and added to the overall experience of being in a high-class setting, without feeling stuffy. Down to the smallest detail of the hotel key cards, everything was perfect. The hotel is close to absolutely everything, and the gaslight district had so much going on. Did we mention the shower? And the bed? I wish we could have taken in all with us.

World class everything A+++
Reviewed 1 month ago

The staff was so friendly and helpful I almost expected something to be lacking that they were making up for...but quite the contrary. Denzel gladly showed us our room options before we decided which room to rent (I had a feeling they knew we would take the upgraded room for a very modest price difference) because... The room was amazing!!!! Wonderfully decorated. Super comfy beds, great shower! The hotel has a great feel overall, awesome history. Great location! Tons to do nearby Great place to stay to expirence San Diego city !!!
I will probably stay nowhere else when I'm in town in the future. A+++

Noisy and shabby
Reviewed 2 months ago

I can't join in the chorus of positive reviews. There are significant issues with this hotel.

I can start with the pros: Staff was very pleasant; location is convenient; hotel is very stylish.

Cons: The hotel was rehabbed about 10-12 years ago, and it's showing its age: Furniture is stained, and the sink/shower area and furniture are getting run-down. This is not a comfortable place--the high-style makeover seems to have placed form over function. Things are hard to use (sink, wardrobe), the wi-fi is slow, the lighting is harsh, you're walking around on a bare concrete floor...the novelty of the style wears off quickly, and you realize it's just not a cozy place to spend any amount of time. It's also a little dirty-feeling--there's a musky smell in the hallway, the sink is sketchy, the milk scum on the expresso machine was not cleaned since the last user, and the linens don't smell fresh.

And now for my biggest kvetch: There's a sketchy bar on the first floor, which happens to be directly below my room. The proprietors neglected to share this fact with me, or the fact that this bar features live music. It's loud as hell (and not very good), and the vibrations from the bass are shaking everything in the room. It's currently after midnight, sleep is out of the question, and I have to be up in four hours to catch an early flight. I am very cranky about this.