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
- 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
This was our second time staying here. I love the location of this hotel- very close to the Gaslamp District which is very close to tons of shops, restaurants, and pubs. Staff are friendly, very welcoming. Rooms are beautiful, very clean, and we have always had fantastic views from our rooms. We will continue to return to stay here in the future!
The Omni is in a prime location, across the street from Petco Park, within in the Gaslight District with its many restaurants and bars, near the Convention Center and right next to the trolley station.
While the furnishings are a bit tired, rooms are of a decent size, beds are comfortable and housekeeping/maintenance is good. Views from the room of the San Diego harbor (select rooms) was gorgeous and made it a pleasure to leave the curtains wide open. Internet connection is free when you join Omni Select program (no charge).
Valet/bellman service was excellent. The hotel charges a hefty fee for valet parking, but we noticed a lot directly across the street when we arrived. After questioning the price difference ($15 self park vs. $50 valet), the valet explained that we could park there on our own and he would be happy to hold our luggage until we returned, helpfully explaining the easiest ways to get in and out of the lot.
The clerk at the front desk gave us keys that would not open the room door. No biggie, went downstairs and got a new key. The second key didn't work either. Called down from the house phone and was questioned about our room number and name. The operator insisted that our name did not match the room number, they were sending security up and we'd need to produce an ID. Okay . . . After 20 minutes of awkwardly standing in the hall with our luggage, went downstairs again and was given a new key. Within 15 minutes of getting into the room, a surprisingly loud rattle appeared to be coming from the ceiling, which wasn't related to our in-room thermostat. We learned from the maintenance crew that this would end in about 20 minutes. A large suite is one floor above this room and, when unoccupied, an automatic timer recirculates air every 12 hours. I had a mental image of a tornado swirling above. In the end, the engineer was very apologetic and we ending up room moving. Since the suite was likely to have a very good view, I could not fault the front desk's attempt to get us one of their best views.
Another oddity is the bathroom door. It is a sliding door that doesn't seal around the edges. There is about a 1 inch gap on the side facing the room. One inch may not seem like much but on those occasions where bathroom privacy is desirable, this is a negative.
Be aware that walls are not well insulated. While in the hallway and in our room we could clearly hear people in rooms having conversations and watching tv.
It is sad to note that the homeless population in San Diego has grown significantly since our last visit. The hotel is blameless in this. Homelessness is a complex problem in our major city centers.
Great location, great service, renovated ground floor. But rooms are outdated and noisy pipes from neighboring bathrooms. I expected more for the two hundred per night price tag, and that was a 'discounted' rate
This is a very nice hotel with large rooms, extremely friendly and helpful staff, and an excellent location (especially if you are attending a conference at the convention center). The room was beautifully appointed and had a large bathroom and a comfortable workspace with a lovely view over the convention center and water. I especially want to call out the staff, particularly the doormen who were unfailingly courteous and helpful. The only downside is that if you have a loud neighbor, you will end up hearing their conversations. Luckily my loud neighbors seemed like early-to-bed and late-to-rise people and I didn't have to hear them for very long.
Excellent location, right across the convention center. Petco Park is adjacent with a bridge to get you into the game when in season. It is under construction, so the tour will be so so, but worth a look. I chose a corner room, had lovely views. The only flaw was the restroom. It is boxed in surrounded by wood, so little privacy. The beds were comfortable, soft pillows, but you can request foam pillows. I interacted very little with the staff, but they were friendly when needing a cab or other needs. The corner room was spacious, clean, we received. a newspaper every morning. The restaurant was horrible on Thanksgiving. They overbooked, tried to give me cold food that resembled a cafeteria at school. We booked a month in advance and they wanted to seat us squashed by a window next to another couple. Unacceptable! Overall, San Diego is a wonderful place to visit.