Elegance combined with History
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Gaslamp Plaza Suites is an elegant, European-style hotel situated close to everything visitors love about San Diego. Vacationers enjoy settling into the comfort of a beautifully appointed room or suite while corporate travelers appreciate the hotel’s restful environment and proximity to customers and clients. Original architectural elements reflect the hotel’s storied past.
Constructed in 1913, this building was once the city’s tallest, a handsome skyscraper that still provides wonderful views of San Diego Bay. Although taller buildings now dot the San Diego skyline, this 11-story hotel still maintains a commanding presence and beckons to visitors who appreciate a bit of history with their elegant surroundings.
The family-owned San Diego Trust & Savings Bank occupied the space until the headquarters was relocated to the corner of Broadway and Sixth Street in 1927. Going forward, the building housed a variety of professional businesses including the Jewelers’ Exchange for gemologists, jewelers, importers and exporters.
The change to a small luxury hotel is a fine example of re-adapted use. In addition to the original architectural features, visitors admire the marble, bronze and brass elements for which the building—listed in the National Registry of Historic Places—has long been known.
Famous attractions nearby
As a guest at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites, you are only a 15-minute drive from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals and 700,000 exotic plants. The zoo is situated within the spectacular confines of Balboa Park.
Breakfast with a View
Guests staying at the Gaslamp Plaza Suites in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego will enjoy complimentary Continental Breakfast served on the Rooftop Terrace. As you start your day, take in the stunning skyline or the view of San Diego Bay from your table or lounge chair.
A hairdresser and health club are located near the hotel. You will also find a grocery close by. Boating is just a mile away and you are within minutes of the beach and a choice of golf courses: one in Balboa Park and one on Coronado Island.
If you’re looking for something unique in dinner fare, bring family and friends together for a gourmet, multi-course fondue adventure at The Melting Pot just off the hotel lobby. Here you’ll find a variety of delicious cheeses, salads, entrees and desserts. Another relaxing option is the Vin De Syrah Wine Bar with its 12-foot candlelit tasting table and semi-private sitting rooms. Enjoy small “bites,” both healthful and decadent, to accompany your selection of wine, beer or spirits. And if you are in the mood, you can dance the night away to the sounds provided by the Vin De Syrah DJ.