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Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

2.5-star2.5 stars
1531 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

City-center hotel within walking distance of Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Free buffet breakfast
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From 1,967 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

from A$161
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (Study)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-in Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-in Shower)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (Drinks & Snacks)
  • Family Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown


  • In Little Italy
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 6 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 8 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 8 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 12 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 17 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 18 min walk
  • San Diego City College - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 3 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 10 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 21 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 8 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 5 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 3 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 9 min walk
  • Seaport Village Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 177 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6 AM to 10 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. This property offers airport shuttle service 5 AM-10 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1300
  • Conference space size (meters) - 121
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 2001
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown’s small print

Also known as

  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown
  • San Diego Hampton Inn
  • Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown Hotel San Diego
  • San Diego Hampton Inn
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Hampton Diego Downtown Diego
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown San Diego


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very good 8.4 From 676 reviews

Fair 4.0
Worst stay in my whole life ...
This is by far the worst stay I have had in years , from the rude staff , to their plain carelessness in customer service .. Shaun the “manager” is by far the worst “manager” I have encounter in my whole life , we had an issue with someone placing a do not disturb hanger on our door and as a result the room was not done , when we got back st 4 pm I asked if they could fix that , first he doubted what I said , implying I was lying about the fact that some did pull a prank on us with the do not disturb hanger .. any how, here is what he though was the best he could do, he offered to send someone to make ONE of the two beds and leave fresh towels .... one of the two beds only ... really ??? It was a holiday , I understand but if your are already sending someone , do the job !! And if that was not enough , the lady that runs the kitchen , rude as I have never seen someone in the service business , the breakfast bar , was constantly missing something , in the two days we stayed , one time it was bread ( the whole bread cabinet was empty ) another time the scrambled eggs ,the fruit salad , and orange juice .... I understand that sometimes you will run out of stuff , the issue was her attitude when you asked for what was missing ... even her coworkers we’re complaining to the guest about her attitude .... I will never go back to that Hampton inn.
Bolivar E, mxFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Not the same service we used to receive. : (
I do not appreciate sitting in the breakfast area for two hours waiting for someone before I could check in being forced to watch CNN on television. There was no one in the room, and no one walking through the room, but when I changed it to Fox News (barely audible), I was told by management that Fox is not allowed on television because someone complained they are "racist". Really? More people watch Fox News than MSNBC and CNN combined, and CNN promotes more hate than any news station on television. You are in the hotel business, and you are alienating the majority of your clients by this policy you fell victim to because of an agenda of a few people. If you are going to run clients off this way, why don't you rip the television out of the wall and put up a nice picture of The Midway so that you don't offend the majority of the population. Unfortunately this was not our only issue, which I will address later, because people were forced to sleep together, who did not want to be in the same bed, because we were not given the room we booked. While you apologized, you made no effort to move us to another room with 2 beds.
Rick, us4 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Bad management and bad service
The hotel looks good but the management and the service was verry bad and not respectfull.As an Hilton Silver Member we where lied by the manager "April" that we will be upgrated and when we arrived next day at the reception, the lady there was talking verry bad saying that April said that we will stay in the same room. They lie to us.Also we were not given the free bottle water at check in for Silver Members. It was our anniversary and we was aspecting a different service. they give nothing to us, even not a cake or a drink! Carpets where verry dirty and our feet were black and lady from reception ssid we should walk with socks in the room! Also it was smelling cigars on the room and corridor and that was the main reason to change the room. They where working on the roof from 8am till 5pm and it was impossiible to telax in the room..parking is werry expenssive 35$/night, water in the pool was verry dirty, we could not use it. Breakfast and people there was good.
VITOR MANUEL, fr7 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
We put our do not disturb sign on the door every night. Two mornings at 10am, Housekeeping slipped a note under our door saying you will not get maid service because your do not disturb sign was on your door past 1pm. It was 10am! They didn’t want to do their job. We stayed 4 nights and didn’t get housekeeping done once. Sean, at the front desk was the most pleasant helpful one. He put customer satisfaction 1st. Maybe the others should learn something from him. The others made you seem like an inconvenience to them. We asked for a late checkout due to our flight not leaving until 4:45pm. They said the latest we could stay would be 11:30. Breakfast was complete chaos with all the people down there. They often times ran out of food and wouldn’t replenish for others coming down after 9am.
usFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Iam very disappointed in our stay, as we thought since $350 per night would get us a great hotel! Well that was not the case! Ac was not properly working in our room. Plus every hall way and lobby area in the hotel was extremely hot. Maybe they were trying to save electricity but July in San Diego is hot a humid. I had never experienced this in a hotel. Also our room was located right next to the train which was loud. Walls are not sound proof as we could hear everything from other rooms. Parking was horrible we paid for parking and we could not find parking as everything was taken. They should keep track of how many parking spaces they charge for and have better control. The elevator is horrible as it is not properly synced! I had a full Elevator ride through every floor in the heat before I was able to make it to the designated floor! Would never stay here again.
Julia, usFamily trip

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