Omni San Diego Hotel
What We Love
- Easy access to Petco Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Padres, via the fourth-floor pedestrian bridge
- A rooftop pool with views of San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bridge
- Gaslamp Quarter location puts dozens of clubs, bars and fine dining hot spots within walking distance
What To Know
- While there's no spa, massage therapy is available by appointment in the hotel's treatment room
- Fitness center is open 24/7
- Pets are welcome for a fee
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hotel couldn’t be any closer to the Padres’ home field unless its guestrooms were in the dugout. Set right in the heart of the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, the sleek high-rise is the only hotel with a pedestrian bridge directly into a baseball stadium. Fans of America’s pastime can get their fix of some pretty amazing memorabilia on the lower floors, from old wool uniforms to the eclectic collection of baseballs from different eras and old player contracts.
Bed & Bath
Mod cons like flatscreen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and big work desks can be found in all 511 guestrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite in dazzling views of the bay in Omni’s waterfront-facing rooms on the upper floors; by night, the lights of Coronado sparkle on the water.
This Omni’s other big draw is the gorgeous sixth-floor rooftop pool deck. Heated to a comfortable temperature and with peek-a-boo views of San Diego Bay and waterfront skyline, it’s the perfect place to soak in the sun before a stroll through the Gaslamp.
How to Get There
Very nice looking hotel, modern, clean, and comfortable. Excellent service with very fast response times from housekeeping for more washcloths and a set of firmer pillows. They give guests earplugs because of the baseball stadium but we could have used them so that we would not hear both the shower and the toilet next door to our room. We could hear both from our bed! Nevertheless, we did not stay there to sit in the room all day so it was a very minor distraction. However, this is why I do not rate this hotel a full five stars!
The only reason I gave it two stars, is because it was very clean and at a great location. Right next to the baseball stadium, half a block from Gas Lamp Quarter, across the street from the convention center, and behind it a ferry dock to go to Coronado. The door guys were friendly, the pool area was nice, where I received good service once. As you can tell I ran out of nice things to say.
Since the Onmi wants to be an upscale hotel group and charges accordingly, they should seriously consider a different business model and look at how they operate.
At the bar on several attempts over several nights to get some drinks and food, we never had any luck and gave up after 15 to 20 minutes because the two bartenders were two busy with 6 to 13 guests sitting at the bar. The hostess and waitresses were obviously bored out of their mind since nobody sat in the restaurant part. We tried that one night, but after what I guess several hours of boredom, it was hard for her to find motivation. One night after a concert the bar was swarmed, and you could tell the two bartenders were so glad when the bar closed because they actually had no choice but to work or there would be a riot.
On a different note, why there is no bathrooms close to the restaurant and bar, and you have to walk all the way to the other side of the building is beyond me. Could also use some more frequent cleaning for this type of hotel.
The room was clean, but the design leaves to question. Why there are open wooden vent slots for design purposes from the bathroom into the bedroom I have no idea. Luckily I am happily married and my wife knows, but you better plan it, or you might as well sleep next to the toilet since there is no exhaust fan or others means from escaping noises and odor.
Also plan your shower, in the morning when everyone gets ready you only get cold water. Could have been because the hotel was booked. Oh wait, you weren't planning on having a filled hotel or them not taking showers? On the bright side the shower head is like a pressure washer and won't be in there long.
Loved staying at the Omni San Diego, the property and staff were great. The Food & Beverage team happily accomodated my inpromptu requests for a business function in-suite; everything turned out better than expected!
Great hotel experience. Outstanding rooms, friendly staff, service is a priority for all who work here. McCormick and Schmicks has fabulous desserts. Recommend to all as it is close to the Convention Center, Petco Park, and Gaslamp Area of Downtown. Rate as an A++++ property.
Check in at around midnight & it was fast and painless. Late check out was granted only for one extra hour, otherwise you will be charged.
A huge corner king room with balcony & bayview. Big walk in wardrobe but not enough drawers or shelves for folded clothings. Tea & coffee pods provided. No free bottled water. Comfortable bed & pillows. No slippers but have ugly looking bathrobes. Standard bathroom amenities. No bath gel, only soap.
My room was very noisy when there were games on at the Petco Park nearby. Cannot sleep at all.
My room was boring, poorly decorated, old fashioned furnishing. There's not a single picture on the wall. The non-mixer tap in the sink was so pathetic with low-pressure & volume. The shower was the worst I have come across. I struggled in there for 6 days! Management team, please help yourself at least once in this shower and you will know what I meant! My room is 1714.
In need of renovation/upgrade desparately!
On a positive note. I had problem getting an uber to go to LAX as it is a long trip plus the driver needs a permit to go there. A young Chinese looking concierge helped me to negotiate with a driver after 3 refused uber cars. He was most helpful, friendly and truly sincere. A job very well done, young man!