500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Broadway, San Diego, California, United States, 92101  show map
 2 stars
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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet


Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation


Spa & wellness center


The comfortable 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown is a 2-star hotel in San Diego offering an indoor swimming pool, loungers and a patio. Offering accommodation in a 6-story antique building, the hotel was remodeled in 2004.

The property is located in Downtown San Diego district, 2.6 km from Balboa Park. The venue is set within 1 km from San Diego city center.

Enclosed by a theater, a museum and monuments, the hotel offers a stunning view over the harbor.

San Diego International airport is about 10 minutes by car.


The property comprises 259 modern rooms appointed with wireless internet, television with satellite channels, a mini-fridge, coffee/tea makers and a writing desk. The bathrooms come with a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

The large lobby bar offers billiards and a terrace.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


Such business facilities as a business center and a meeting room are available on site.


On-site spa facilities feature a health club, a steam room and a solarium. The property offers a gym, running tracks and yoga classes to keep shape.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   259.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables


  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request


  • Refrigerator on request


  • Foam mattress


  • Television
  • Telephone



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

500 West Broadway, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    3300 ft
Train Stations
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    700 ft
  • Amtrak
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
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    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
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Tourist attractions

  • The Embarcadero1400 ft
  • San Diego Burger CO2000 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

Train stations

Sport related

Shopping areas


  • Time Out Family Amusement Ctr2000 ft


  • San Diego Railroad Museum400 ft
  • Pacific Southwest Railway400 ft
  • Museum of Contemporary Art400 ft
  • USS Midway Museum1700 ft
  • San Diego Police Historical2000 ft
  • San Diego Aircraft Carrier2000 ft



  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion1000 ft
  • Fourth and B Concerts and Special2000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown1400 ft
  • Fashion Institute of Design1400 ft
  • San Diego School-Architecture1700 ft
  • Kelsey-Jenney College1700 ft


Local attractions

  • The Coronado Ferry Landing 1.1 mi
    1201 1st St
  • VIllage Theater2.0 mi
    820 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • Lamb's Players Theatre2.3 mi
    1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
  • Spreckels Park1.2 mi
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts
  • Coronado Island2.3 mi
    1100 Orange Ave
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Based on 235 reviews

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  • Couple

    Nothing positive to say

    The facility can barely be classified as a hotel. Rooms wreaked of cigarette smoke, it was too small and stuffy. the tv was a joke... i have seen computer screens bigger! The icing on the cake was the fact that the room had on restroom/bathroom facility. The traffic noise kept me up all night

  • Single

    It is really in the downtown San Diego. You can walk around the marina, airport centre in a few minutes.

  • Couple

    Great location and friendly atmosphere. I thought the beds were really comfortable and slept well

  • Single

    The close proximity to the convention centre (10 minute walk)

    Room decor was a bit dull

  • Single

    The price paid was excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and willing to help with questions and directions. The rooms were just the right size for a single traveller. The shower and toilet facilities were clean. I would recommend the 500 West Hotel to others.

    My one and only complaint, and this is not down to the Hotel or its staff. Other guests had no thought for other people during the middle of the night as the slammed their rooms doors. Please give those a little consideration while they are trying to sleep.

  • Couple

    It was cheap.

    Beds feel like prison beds. Carpet is gross. Shady, scary people stay there.

  • Couple

    Excellent location easy to access everything!! Felt safe outside at all times of night!

    Shared bathrooms, although they were well maintained.

  • Single

    The hotel is very close to a bus stop to the airport, the trolley station to everywhere and just a few blocks from the gaslamp quarter and the convention center. It was great considering the amount paid!

  • Single

    Great location, room was clean.

    There were no washcloths in the bathrooms, and bathroom floors were often wet.

  • Group of friends

    I don't like this hotel. Because it's without personal restroom.

  • Group of friends

    I loved how friendly the cleaning crew was and how helpful most of the front desk was. The location for that price cant be beat!

    obviously the 500 is a hostel, so there are certain luxury things that you cant expect. So the only thing I didnt like was the attitude of one of the front desk people. she had red hair and she was very rude the 2 times I spoke with her.

  • Older travelers

    I like only the location! You should not call this place "a hotel" because it is only "a hostel". The window in my room can't be open and noise from a roof at night time was unbearable. The lift was dangerous to use because it was braking very often. It is a time to do a major renovation of your old military facility. And why do you charge $50 accidental expences when you need to pay your guests just to trying your hostel at least a $100?

  • Single

    Good location, good share bathrooms

    Rooms a bit small

  • Single

    Easy to locate. Complimentary wi-fi internet access.

    Shared bathroom. Very small flat screen TV, less than 14 inches in width (looks more like a computer monitor).

  • Couple

    If I thought I was going to a hostel, I would be plesently surprised. However I booked a "hotel room" which I chosen partly because of location, value but also if not most importantly because I liked how the hotel looked. On the pictures! Not in reality tho!! The pictures which are shown on the internet are completely made up, the room was nothing like that. Iit was bit better than standard hostel room with no bathroom in the room. If I knew the room wasn't en-suie I would definitely not go ther. But who would of expect it from a hotel?? So we canceled 2 nights and stayed first 2 only as we wanted to see San Diego.

How to reach hotel

hotel 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown San Diego location
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Hotel Address:

500 West Broadway, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    3300 ft
Train Stations
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    700 ft
  • Amtrak
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: