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Good hotel overall. Great location for gaslamp area to party and eat. Staff was phenomenal! Maybe housekeeping could improve. Found another woman’s dirty thong on the side of the desk underneath the tv. But otherwise I’d book again for a party vacay.

Central to all the action in the GasLamp district.

Liked the size of the room, the deco. Nice hotel, great staff.

I thought the room was nice, but the gym was old, hard to find and in an area with offices. The Bike didn't work well at all. I was woken in the night multiple times due to people fighting in the street

The “queen” bed advertised was two twin beds pushed together which left a awkward hole in the middle of the bed. I would say it was below average.

The hot tub in the room felt dusty like it had not been cleaned before we areived. We completely rinsed it before we used it.

Great location, well-appointed rooms with a striking look (at least for fans of Italian automotive design), but starting to age. Maintenance problems occurred during my stay. Also, beware second floor rooms near the pub downstairs on nights they have a band.

Super close to the San Diego Civic Theatre. Convenient to SD Downtown hot spots. One of the drawbacks, is that there is ambient noise from the bars and clubs below. But it went away after a bit. Overall super nice staff. Comfortable bed.

I hated this hotel, and checked out early. Very dissatisfied with Orbitz as well.

Great location in the Gas Lamp. Near everything. No car needed for us. The bus from the airport dropped us only three blocks away. A short walk to Petco. A little farther to the USS Midway and Little Italy. Super friendly and accommodating staff. AC worked great. We loved the 'industrial' feel of the rooms. Did I mention quiet? Very much so as we were on the top floor. Shower was great with a wand as well as waterfall head. Issues? No top sheet on the bed-only a light duvet. Too hot with it on and too cool with it off. We needed a light top sheet but housekeeping did not understand. Lamps on the night stands would have been nice. Or at least switces for the oveheads. We had to get out of bed to turn off or on the lights. Great hotel at a great price in a great city. We'll be back!

I have stayed at this hotel before and didn't have a good experience, so I decided to give it another try this year, this is def. not a 4 star hotel, no room service, no restraunt, there was hair on the floor in the bathroom, all the shampoo lotion and conditioner contrainers where empty in the room, every time in the room above me walked anywhere u can hear it straight through the celing like someone was going to come through it, it was very loud hotel, not comfortable room at all, very big empty box also the sheets were very wrinkled the money for this hotel is def. not not not not worth it, stay somewhere else

My husband I decided to stay the night here after his military promotion and it was like trying to sleep in a nite club. It was too late to stay any where else so we tried to sleep through all the loud music and room vibrations. We left the next morning exhausted.

Hotel has lots of charm - great for a romantic night - although if looking for a quiet option it may not be the best choice. Conveniently located in center of gaslight and closed Windows block out most of the noise but still quite loud until 3am or so.

Old building - cool from the outside, smells like an attic on the inside, & there is a big style disconnect between the public areas & rooms. Overall not a particularly comfortable hotel, doesn't feel very clean, and certainly was not worth the insane prices they charged over Comic Con weekend (which, to be fair, every hotel in the area does). Hallways: Black walls, red/stained carpeting, red LED-lit railings (what?), and each floor has a random display case dedicated to a different luxury car (again, what?). It's dark, musty, uninviting, creepy & weird. Rooms: I was in a City View Stanza Vista room. Clearly redone somewhat recently, in a style I can only describe as utilitarian spaceship. Floor is painted concrete & there are no rugs. Giant, stainless steel double sink that's so large it's actually hard to reach to watch your face. (I am 5'6", my 6'1" colleague also staying here said the same). Sink basins are weird material that never looks clean. No closets, just a mostly-secured-to-the-wall wardrobe. The only drawers are under the bed. Towels felt like they had been washed 4999 times. There were 2 bathmats, 1 for the shower & 1 by the sink, but housekeeping took 1 away on my last day, probably bc they finally noticed the burn hole (not mine) - but left me washcloths, which I hadn't had the whole time (didn't really notice/care - just weird). Curtain to separate bathroom "area" was too short. Bed was comfy though! Check-out was a pain as they lost track of my CC info

This place was okay. Staff was nice. Hotel is a bit stark and you'll hear music / noise from the bar behind the building until 1 am

Beautiful room and hotel. Very unique. Very modern. Dark during the day when you need extra sleep

We've been at Keating for new year's eve. It's a good hotel, but the staff could have been more proactive: we didn't receive any suggestions for events or restaurant for the new year's eve.

F St San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Business center
  • Concierge services

Located in Gaslamp Quarter, Keating Hotel is adjacent to Lyceum Theatre and within a 10-minute stroll of San Diego Repertory Theater. This 35-room, 4-star hotel has a coffee shop/café, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception on select days.


Rooms

All 35 rooms feature minibars, espresso makers, and free local calls. 37-inch plasma TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Keating Hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Valet parking is available for USD 49 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Vista)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Loft, 1 King Bed (Atrium View)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Chic Loft Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room (Optional Twin)

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Keating Hotel

Everyone (16) Couples (8) Business (18) Family (4) Other (5) Friends (2)
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Everyone

By on Mar 6, 2020

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Family Friends Family

Good hotel overall. Great location for gaslamp area to party and eat. Staff was phenomenal! Maybe housekeeping could improve. Found another woman’s dirty thong on the side of the desk underneath the tv. But otherwise I’d book again for a party vacay.

By on Sep 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2019

Anon, We apologize for the lack of attention to detail exhibited during your stay here and have brought it to the attention of the housekeeping supervisor. Thank you for recognizing the level of service provided. Looking forward to you next visit. All the best!

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Everyone

By on Jul 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2019

Anon, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Keating Hotel. We are honored to have hosted you and hope to see you in the near future!

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Business Business

Central to all the action in the GasLamp district.

By on Jul 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2019

Anon, We here at the Keating Hotel are happy you were able to enjoy your time here with us on property and found the walkability to be most adequate. We can't wait to host you again!

4
Everyone

Liked the size of the room, the deco. Nice hotel, great staff.

By on Jul 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2019

Anon, Thank you so very much for the review, can't wait until we host you again!

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Business Business

I thought the room was nice, but the gym was old, hard to find and in an area with offices. The Bike didn't work well at all. I was woken in the night multiple times due to people fighting in the street

By on May 1, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Anon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay. Our size as a boutique property makes us improvise with the space we are given, and this is the case with our fitness center. As we are in one of the most active and fit cities in the country we love to encourage our guests to get out and about. We are sorry to hear that pedestrians within the Gaslamp caused you a distrubance, unfortunately we have no control over what happens outside of the hotel. We hope to host you again in the near future!

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Everyone

The “queen” bed advertised was two twin beds pushed together which left a awkward hole in the middle of the bed. I would say it was below average.

By on Dec 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 20, 2018

Anonymous, We want to thank you for taking the time to review the property and your most recent stay. Some of our rooms are sold as optional twins and it seems your room was one of these instances. We would be happy to host you here in the future and have you in one of our regular California king size beds. Please reach out to the property when you would like to book you next stay. All the best!

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Everyone

The hot tub in the room felt dusty like it had not been cleaned before we areived. We completely rinsed it before we used it.

By , from Orange County on Nov 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 26, 2018

Daniella, We're sorry your hot tub seemed dusty prior to you using it. We will look into this matter to ensure it doesn't happen in the future. Thank you for the 5 of 5 review and your time. All the best!

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Everyone

Great location, well-appointed rooms with a striking look (at least for fans of Italian automotive design), but starting to age. Maintenance problems occurred during my stay. Also, beware second floor rooms near the pub downstairs on nights they have a band.

By on Sep 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2018

G, Thank you so very much for taking the to review our property after your most recent stay here with us. We are performing updates to the property currently and will continue to moving forward. While doing so we must be careful to maintain the historic integrity of this old structure. We hope to have you back in the future to check out the improvements.

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Everyone

Super close to the San Diego Civic Theatre. Convenient to SD Downtown hot spots. One of the drawbacks, is that there is ambient noise from the bars and clubs below. But it went away after a bit. Overall super nice staff. Comfortable bed.

By , from Burbank, California on Jul 31, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2018

Erica, We appreciate you taking time from your day to reflect on the time spent here with us at the Keating. Our location can be a risk/reward scenario with the great proximity competing with the lively nature of the Gaslamp. But we are very happy to know your experience was overall a positive one. We hope to see you soon!

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