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The Westgate Hotel

San Diego, United States

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The Westgate Hotel
Timeless, classic, elegant, artistic. When you enter The Westgate Hotel, you are transported to a world of beauty, art and refinement. Built in 1970, The Westgate is considered a cultural landmark in "America's Finest City." The lobby, meeting rooms, and intimate dining areas showcase eighteenth-century antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, French tapestries, and Persian carpets. Recently awarded Travel + Leisure magazine's, Best Business Hotel in San Diego, California, The Westgate is conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Diego, facing the Horton Plaza Shopping Mall, one block from the Gaslamp Quarter, across from the Civic Center and a short walking distance from the Convention Center.

Filled with priceless antiques and appointments, The Westgate's standard deluxe rooms are considered the largest accommodations in downtown San Diego. These incredibly spacious rooms offer amenities as breathtaking as their balcony harbor or downtown views. Retreat to the comfort of elegant Richelieu furniture throughout the room, or melt into the down pillows and comforter on your king or queen-sized bed. Accoutrements include an Italian marble bathroom, separate glass shower, European imported furniture and rich wool carpeting. In addition, The Westgate prides itself on the character and competence of the international service staff. The hotel understands that while the setting does much to provide a sense of wonder and enjoyment, the level of professional service is just as important in creating a memorable stay. The Westgate thus offers a wealth of guest services for the most discerning clientele. The recently opened full-service Spa at AquaVie is a four-level facility with a state-of-the-art gym, locker rooms with steam rooms and saunas, plus a rooftop Junior Olympic-sized lap pool. The Spa at AquaVie has five treatment rooms for a variety of body treatments, massages, nail, and skin care services, as well as a lounge area and boutique.
Hotel Address:
  • The Westgate Hotel
  • 1055 2nd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • United States

Location Summary
Mission Valley 06m S The Westgate Hotel Is Located In Downtown San Diego Convenient To Shopping Theatre District And Financial District.

Directions to Hotel
From the Airport: Follow Signs For Harbor Drive Downtown. Stay On Harbor Drive For Approximately 2 Miles. Turn Left On Broadway And Drive 9 Blocks. Turn Left On Second Avenue. Hotel On The Right. Underground Parking At The Corner Of Second Avenue And C Street. Turn Right Down Ramp.
Note Bene
Afternoon tea daily from 2:30 to 5 pm. Rich furnishings and the sweet sounds of a softly playing harp greet you as you arrive for Afternoon Tea. A delightful array of delicious tea sandwiches, including prosciutto ham, pacific cold smoked salmon and bay shrimp salad with watercress. A compliment of sweet pastries, cream covered scones and seasonal berries give the experience a distinctively British tea-time ambiance.
Business Center
The Westgate Business Center is located in the lower lobby level. Open seven days a week, it accomodates business clientele with the following services: photocopying, transparencies, laser jet printing, internet, and fax.
Banquets & Meetings
From the shimmering hand-cut crystal chandeliers in the Versailles Ballroom to the ornate ceilings of the private rooms, the Westgate's 17 elegant and exquisite meeting rooms offer the space and detailed amenities that make any assembly successful. Versailles Ballroom capacity: 250 theater style.
Disabled Access
There are seven rooms at The Westgate that comply with the ADA codes that were in place as of the most recent remodel. Including grab bars in the shower/tub and hand held shower heads. Shower benches can be provided. In addition, the hotel offers vision impaired and hearing impaired telephone, alarm clock and door knocking device and close captioned television, which are portable and can be installed into any guest room.
Fine Dining On Site
The award-winning Le Fontainebleau was named San Diego's most romantic restaurant by the San Diego Reader. Experience artfully conceived menus, intimate ambiance, fresh floral arrangements and extraordinary contemporary French cuisine. For a nice change of pace from Gaslamp restaurants, Le Fontainebleau's fine dining experience incorporates fresh seasonal ingredients, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and excellent personal service. ***Conveniently located across the street from the San Diego Civic Theatre, the Cafe Westgate offers the best of two dining worlds, impeccable food and casual dining. Featuring a unique Continental-California menu, the favorites include the freshest produce, game, seafood and fish- all prepared with simple flair and presented in a contemporary manner. ***The Plaza Bar, voted San Diego's Best Piano Bar by San Diego magazine, is a cozy oasis for those seeking convivial company, live piano entertainment and liquid therapy. Slip in for after-theatre edibles including an assortment of pates, international cheeses, tempting pastries, specialty coffees, cappuccinos, espressos and much more. ***With more then 50 gourmet items The Westgate's Champagne Beer Sunday Brunch is the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Internationally exciting tastes accent the fresh produce-filled omelets, fine carving roasts, fresh seafood, and freshly-made pastries and breads.
Fitness Center
Complimentary access to hotel guests. The center is outfitted with two treadmills, one elliptical machine, stretching area, television entertainment, one Symbex multi-station, one recumbent bike, free weights. Water, towels and fresh fruit are provided in an inspirational atmosphere.
Child Programs
Baby-sitting services available.
Pets Allowed
Staff will help with pet arrangements.
Spa Facility
Spa at AquaVie is a four-level facility with a state-of-the-art gym, locker rooms with steam rooms and saunas, plus a rooftop Junior Olympic-sized lap pool. There are 5 treatment rooms for a variety of body treatments, massages, nail, and skin care services, as well as a lounge area and boutique.
Mission Beach.
Ballooning, Hot Air
Recommended in Del Mar - around 25 minutes north.
The breathtaking San Diego area golf courses are deservedly famous for their scenery, conditions and variety. The warm and inviting weather in the San Diego area makes it possible to play golf somewhere in the county at almost every day of the year. For the ultimate San Diego golf experience, The Westgate recommends the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
The Gaslamp Quarter offers numerous boutiques and art galleries. Eight area malls provide shopping and dining at over 500 specialty shops, department stores and restaurants. Westfield Shoppingtowns Horton Plaza, Bonita, Mission Valley, UTC, Parkway and Fashion Valley Malls. If you are looking for authentic Mexican items without actually going down into Tijuana, Bazaar del Mundo in the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park has what you are looking for. While the Seaport Village will give you a taste from the early sea days of San Diego.
Theatre Museums
From music and dance to theater and galleries, San Diego can satisfy any craving for the arts. Quench your east-coast curiosity with Tony Award-winning theater or world-class opera. Listen to the smooth sounds of jazz in the open ocean air. Or experience the superior symphonic sounds of the San Diego Symphony indoor or out. Don't miss a chance to see a play at the Old Globe theatre. Winner of the Tony Award and the Professional Artist Award, the Old Globe theatre has put on such timeless classics as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar.
Recommended Rooms
Presidential suite: This specialized suite, presents guests with unrivaled, panoramic views of downtown San Diego, the harbor and Coronado Bridge. The ultimate in luxurious getaway's, the Presidential Suite is masterfully decorated with rich brocades, antique lamps and the finest French furniture. Work at a luxurious leather-top desk with complimentary high-speed Internet access or relax on plush furniture while you enjoy an in-room movie on the 32-inch color television in the sitting room. Cook your own culinary masterpiece in the large kitchen. Or revel in the extravagantly appointed Italian marble bath while soaking away the cares of everyday living.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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