Residence Inn San Diego Downtown

1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
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    Great staff, close to Little Italy, noisy trains


    Light sleepers look elsewhere! This hotel is fairly close to the train tracks, and you will be disturbed by the horns. If you are a heavy sleeper, like me though, this is quite a nice, relaxing hotel.

    The rooms are clean, beds comfortable, and staff excellent. There is free wifi and free breakfast. There's also a nice-looking pool area with a hot tub and grill. The workout room is teeny with not the best equipment, but not all hotels even have a workout space, so to have something is a plus in my mind.

    I actually booked this hotel accidentally, thinking it was the newer Residence Inn in the Gaslamp District, which is far closer to the convention center. That Residence Inn is further away from the train tracks and the rooms are a little bit more modern as it is still fairly new. Of the two, I think I'd rather be in the other for the convenience to the convention center, but I have to say that this hotel has fantastic staff, and just as good, if not better restaurants nearby in Little Italy.

    OH-- THERE IS A FREE SHUTTLE HERE! This is great, because you can take it to Balboa Park, the train station, or the Gaslamp district / Petco park at no charge. It makes staying a bit further from the action more convenient.

    Unique Quality: Free shuttle
    Free internet
    Free breakfast

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visiting in October

by robin888


i plan to visit San Diego in October and wondering what the weather will be like. I plan to stay at a hostel..any recommendations and what are the things i have to see - i plan to be there for 4 days. Any direct bus or shuttle from the airport to the downtown area. thank you

Re: visiting in October

by ViajesdelMundo

October ia the very nicest of times in SD!! it is usually pleasantly warm, in 70sF, low humidity, etc. you should have a great time

the airport is quite close to downtown, about 5 mins away, so if you are staying somewhere near, even a taxi is affordable; sorry i am not up on the specifics, about shuttles, but i wd think there is one and also the buses run right by there; again, it is only a few mins to downtown.

downtown is right on the harbor, with myriad of things to see and do just walking around; Balboa Park is near, and Zoo too. Seaworld is also not far and you should be able to find out the details fr your hostel or Visitors Center

Re: visiting in October

by Mnavarro

October will be very pleasant in the SD area. I suggest you spend a day at the Balboa Park Museums. There are several museums in one area and the museum building architectures are impressive too. Also visit the USS Midday Aircraft Carrier Museum near downtown SD, SD Zoo, Seaworld, old town SD, the famous Hotel del Coronado, etc. Also, do not forget to stop by Extraordinary Dessert in downtown SD on Union Street or the Balboa Park location (ask for directions).

Hope this helps.

Re: visiting in October

by lmkluque

The weather in October is normally hot in the first two weeks and cool in the last two weeks. However, this year our hotter days have had a late start, so it might be different in October.

Some hostels offer a pick-up/drop-off service from the airport, but if your's does not, there is a city bus that has a route to/from the airport. I forget the number but if you go to:

You will be able to locate the exact bus route.

As stated above, the airport is right downtown.

There are three hostels in the area that might be interesting to you, two in the Gaslamp Quarter and one in Ocean Beach, I think there is one in Pacific Beach but I don't know anything about it. I've written about these hostels on my San Diego page and on my Ocean Beach page. You might take a look to see which might be the best for you.

As for what you should see. The suggestions above are good and I would add, that it depends upon what you are interested in.

We have so many things Beaches, Museums, History, Theme Parks, Galleries, Nature, Nightlife and Water Sports galore. If the weather is still warm when you get here, the water at the beaches will be really nice.

Re: visiting in October

by Jamesr3939

A taxi will cost about $20 to downtown. Most of the large hotels have free shuttles. I know the Embassy Suites does and is a great place to stay. We also like the Hilton Gaslamp.

Travel Tips for San Diego

SD zoo

by jemulao

I think zoo is the best place in san diego because my friend and his family visit this place. He says i want to go once again at zoo.

San Diego Zoo -

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balboa park has all the san...

by fabrice

balboa park has all the san diego museums;unfortunately the museums are very expensive------the gaslamp quarter downtown is a renewed area on 5th avenue,from broadway to market street;the atmosphere is very young and electric from 7 pm until everyone goes to sleep on 5th avenue,I was surprised,every restaurant or bar has a very beautiful girl at the entrance to make you enter;if you want to enjoy it,you have to seem interested,so you can have a brief chat with a lot of superb girls all the way from brodway to market street


by trotador

There are several casinos North and East San Diego. I've only been in Viejas Casino (not big deal.) If you have a chance, go to Vegas instead. The best at Viejas is the outlet center, very good prices.

Normal Heights!

by lmkluque

Going west on Adams Avenue from Kensington, the next community is Normal Heights. Less affluent than Kensington, it seems to have an even greater sense of community and there are many street faires offered throughout the year.

North of Adams Avenue, the homes are almost as nice as in Kensington, and the streets are just as winding. It's easy to get lost, but interesting to find a way out. This section is located on the rim of Mission Valley and many homes offer a great view, not to mention backyard canyons.

South of Adams there are many apartment rentals and the houses are not quite as impressive as on the north side. The price of a place is somewhat less than in Kensington, but not really that much difference.

This is a walkable community, and anyone who likes to socialize with neighbors or who loves getting envolved with community affairs, this is an excellent location.


by matcrazy1

It seems that my small hehe homecountry is at least a little known in San Diego, and not only from Polish jokes hehe.

I found HOUSE OF POLAND in Balboa Park - they have the webpage:
and e-mail:
I've just sent them my greetings - follow me hehe!

Events for 2003:
Sunday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. Pulaski Day, Tribute to Brig. General Kazimierz Pulaski, organizer of the U.S. cavalry, killed during the American War of Independence.

Friday & Sat., December 5 & 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. "Christmas-on-the-Prado" Celebration of the Holiday Season with lively music, a great variety of ethnic food, and festive illumination of the Prado.



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Address: 1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, 92101, United States