500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, United States, 92101show map
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GoodBased on  220 reviews
Overview

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.

Rooms

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. 

Services

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

Relax

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.

Internet

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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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Basketball
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Children's Museum of San DiegoChildren's Museum of San Diego2000 ft
Firehouse MuseumFirehouse Museum2000 ft
Fourth and B Concerts and SpecialFourth and B Concerts and Special2000 ft
Copley Symphony HallCopley Symphony Hall3000 ft
Fashion Institute of DesignFashion Institute of Design1400 ft
Associated Barber College IncAssociated Barber College Inc2300 ft
California Western School LawCalifornia Western School Law2700 ft
Associated Technical CollegeAssociated Technical College3000 ft
Arts College IntlArts College Intl3300 ft
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Automotive Museum-San DiegoAutomotive Museum-San Diego1.1 mi
Japanese Friendship GardenJapanese Friendship Garden1.1 mi
Museum DistrictMuseum District1.4 mi
Balboa Park PromotionsBalboa Park Promotions1.5 mi
Passport TO Balboa ParkPassport TO Balboa Park1.5 mi
Balboa Parks AdministrationBalboa Parks Administration1.4 mi
Culy BuildingCuly Building4000 ft
New School of ArchitectureNew School of Architecture4300 ft
Pacific Technical Institute COPacific Technical Institute CO1.1 mi
The Coronado Ferry Landing The Coronado Ferry Landing 1.1 mi1201 1st St
Spreckels ParkSpreckels Park1.2 miOrange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts
VIllage TheaterVIllage Theater2.0 mi820 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Coronado IslandCoronado Island2.3 mi1100 Orange Ave
Lamb's Players TheatreLamb's Players Theatre2.3 mi1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)2.9 mi
Train
San Diego Santa Fe Depot700 ft
Amtrak700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
6.4
GoodBased on  220  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location was excellent; close proximity to all transportation and right downtown (walking distance to everything). The rooms were small but clean enough (carpet was stained, but beds seemed clean). Considering the price, the value is very good.

    The shared showers were a little gross. I didn't want to go in without flip flops or touch anything. For stays longer than a couple nights I would invest in something with a private bathroom.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    For a hostel it was very clean, very nice lobby, security guy at night. Bathrooms shared but plenty and more importantly clean. For this price and location all one needs is elementary cleanliness and a sense of security and the hotel/hostel delivered on both. I was very happy.

    I think somehow it is possible to get your room cleaned, but I dint get how. Beggars tend to sit on the stairs and basically will beg for money/cigarettes every time you enter/exit. They were not threatening though, just annoying. No A/C (though you dont really need it in San Diego), just a fan. The room smelled slightly, but nothing serious.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location, location, location. I took the train from Los Angeles and the hotel is about a block from the station. The Harbor is another block further (West) and the Gas lamp is a 10 minute walk the other direction. The room is very basic with a bed, desk and furniture type closet to put your clothes in. Wireless is free which is nice. The room was clean, total no frills, bath down the hall euro style lodging. Bathrooms weren't spotless, but good enough. Stay here if you are on a budget, want to be near everything and just need a place to sleep. The lobby had an adjacent outdoor patio and back area which I didn't get to spend time in.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Excellent location for events held at the various major hotels / conference center in downtown San Diego

    This is the local YMCA hostel, except that you get your own room (but still shared bathrooms). As long as you know this in advance, it's not a problem.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Its price and downtown familiar location.

    Worn-out carpets in the elevator - one not operational.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    500 West reminds me of the youth hostels of the '60s. People of all ages, from every corner of the world stay there. It's a beautiful old building that has been saved by being converted from a former YMCA to what it is today. It's location for those of us that like to take Amtrak, planes or public transportation is ideal. It's staff work hard to make your stay pleasant. The restrooms (1/2 & 3/4 baths), though down the hall are clean and well appointed. Phones, free Wi-fi and now, TV's are available in each room. Where else in San Diego can you spend a couple of nights for less than $100, tax included? The adjoining restaurant is a great place too. Wonderful...

    Keeping in mind what it is, what you pay, and the value you receive, as stated above, how can you complain? Well, OK, so the elevators are noisey, a little jerky and perhaps a little scarry... You have to trust your cape, somewhat. This is a facility for "travelers" not tourists.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Bed were very soft and good. Showers were good. It was good that there is a gymnastics downstairs. Place of a hotel is good - in the center, not far from conference center (San Diego Convention Center).

    In rooms there was a little smell of cigarettes. There is was a house in front of my room windows, so I could not open much windows (otherwise they will see what I do in a room). I would like that downstair dinner place would be opened also after 1pm, for example, till 7pm.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Convenient location. Great value for the price.

    The hotel has shared bathrooms but pretty clean and once you lock the door people cannot access it. Also you have to be really careful about parking. Street parking is free after 6pm but they do street cleaning 3 nights a week on one side of the street and 3 nights on the other side. You have to pay attention to the signs otherwise you will get a parking violation ticket.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    We were mislead into thinking that this was actually a hotel. It is not! It is a hostel. This was a huge inconvenience, however, we stayed and did not allow this mistake to ruin our trip to San Diego. We only slept in the room; with most of our time spent enjoying Downtown San Diego.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    hotel is superb, rooms are cheap compared to other hotels in San Diego downtown, and situated in a prime locality near to convention center, Amtrak, Airport and downtown. Cleaning services are regular and hotel has lot of amenities.

    Restrooms are common and that is a great inconvenience. During morning peak hours, around 8 AM, we may have to wait to take bath.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The only reason I chose this hotel was that it had the best price of any place close to the airport.

    I could not get access to the internet.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    good room dimension

    noisy airconditioning.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    location

    no cafemashine in the room

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good location, well located in between the city center and the pier. Very near to Gaslamp quarter and nightlife (about 10 minutes walking). Good location for the airport, too (12 dollars from the hotel to the airport by taxi). Public trasportation available: bus and train station are very near.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Young folk around, good breakfast to the internal inn even if not included

    Small room, shared barhroom

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  220 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)2.9 mi
Train
San Diego Santa Fe Depot700 ft
Amtrak700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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