Urban Boutique Hotel

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1654 Columbia St, San Diego, CA, 92101
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Vintage & modern meet with a stay at the Urban Boutique Hotel! Great for couples with a great location near Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter & Balboa Park.
Todd Sarouhan
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Urban Boutique Hotel
Prices starting at $105 / night
Urban Boutique Hotel
Overview
Whats Nearby
Things to Know
Property Amenities
Parking
Rooms & Rates
Nearby Things to Do
Popular Activities
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Overview

Lobby at the Urban Boutique HotelFront Desk at the Urban Boutique Hotel

If you’ve come to San Diego on a mission to explore the best the city has to offer, the Urban Boutique Hotel is a great place to stay!

Located in the heart of Little Italy, not far from Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter and Balboa Park, the stylish boutique-style hotel is perfect for couples or even a staycation weekend getaway.

Upon walking into this beautiful side-street hotel, you’ll notice the vintage appearance with a dash of modern touches. This 55 room boutique hotel includes 24-hour reception, as well as free WiFi, and beautifully styled guest rooms to make you feel right at home.

Local Tips
Food & Beer Tours
Take your significant other on a food or beer tour date night where you can taste some of the locally sourced brews and get great local food.

Each room includes its own private bathroom, complete with free toiletries, a hairdryer, and towels. Plus, for your comfort and peace of mind, each room also has heating, air conditioning, a laptop safe, as well as a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee machine.

The hotel features a business area with a desktop computer and a printer to print maps, boarding passes or whatever you may need while staying at the hotel.

If you’re traveling with your dog, the hotel is pet-friendly, with just a small fee of $20 per pet, per stay.

If you need some cash, the onsite ATM in the lobby is available for your convenience.

They do not have onsite parking. What they do have is offsite and very limited so consider taking one of San Diego’s many public transportation options including a local rideshare such as Uber and Lyft. The area is very walkable so not needing to worry about parking a car could be a positive for your trip.

The hotel has a pick-up service from the airport but no return service so keep that in mind if you’re traveling in and out of the airport.

Perhaps the best part of this hotel is its premium San Diego location in Little Italy! The hotel is less than 2 miles from the San Diego International Airport, and walking distance to the picturesque San Diego Bay.

The San Diego cruise port is walkable at about a 20-minute walk to the terminal. The immediate neighborhood is dotted with many different sidewalk cafés and unique eateries so you won’t have to go far to try out the local cuisine.

The edge of Balboa Park is just over a 20-minute walk away. There you can go for a stroll on the grounds or enjoy a museum such as the Japanese Friendship Garden.

SeaWorld San Diego is less than 5 miles away in Mission Bay or if you’re in town for an event, this unique hotel is walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center.

The property is also ADA compliant everywhere from the front desk, communal areas and business center to select rooms on the property as well.

Urban Boutique Hotel
Prices starting at $105 / night

What's Nearby

Embarcadero
Embarcadero
11 min Walk
Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
22 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
32 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
34 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
7 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
9 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
16 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
16 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
19 min Drive
Urban Boutique Hotel
Prices starting at $105 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Little Italy San Diego
Get a taste of Little Italy San Diego at a sidewalk café, boutique shop or a brewery. Or take a pedicab to explore the famous Embarcadero or Balboa Park.
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $20 per pet, per stay. Service animals exempt from fees.
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
55 Rooms

Property Amenities

Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box

Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 31 min Walk
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 13 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 14 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
66°F / 81°F
Sunny in July
Aug
68°F / 83°F
Sunny in August
Sep
66°F / 82°F
Sunny in September
Oct
61°F / 81°F
Sunny in October

Rooms & Rates

Guest Room, with Sofa at the Urban Boutique Hotel

At this underappreciated hotel, there are several different room types to choose from, all of which are non-smoking. Each of the guest rooms comes with a microwave, fridge, and its own private bathroom.

Some of the rooms feature a view of the city, including a beautifully designed courtyard fountain that lights up at night!

Urban Boutique Hotel
Prices starting at $105 / night
Queen Room

The Queen Room is 200 square feet and features a comfortable queen bed topped with fresh, soft linens that match the beautiful browns and neutrals of the room, providing a tranquil feel. There’s also a small closet space for you to hang your clothing so you don’t have to live out of a suitcase during your stay.

This choice of room also has an accessible option, which offers 50 square feet more of living space. Additionally, the accessible queen room is on the ground level, and is arranged in a way where those with special needs can easily maneuver.

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Double Room

The Double Room has one double bed, in a 200 square foot area which provides just a little more room than the queen, which is perfect if you have extra luggage or prefer more space to move around.

There’s a fridge and microwave in a little nook and cranny with a mini-coffee bar you can enjoy at any time you wish. Also included is cable TV, so you can watch your favorite shows and unwind after a day of exploring San Diego.

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King Room

The beautiful King Room boasts a king bed in the middle of the room, topped with a sitting area as well as a mini vanity with a mirror and its own private bathroom.

The room comfortably sleeps two adults and a child.

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Superior Queen Room With Sofa

The beautiful Superior Queen Room is 325 square feet, with a big comfortable queen bed and a sofa. It can sleep three adults and two children as the sofa folds out into the bed for an additional place to sleep.

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Urban Boutique Hotel
Prices starting at $105 / night

Nearby Things to Do

The Urban Boutique Hotel is located in a premium location of San Diego. There are a variety of major attractions around this beautiful hotel that you can enjoy with your loved ones.

In addition, if you purchase an All-Inclusive Go City San Diego pass in advance, you can save on admission prices to over 50 destinations and activities in the surrounding area. Use our discount code (GVSD5OFF) for an additional savings!

With so many attractions and activities in the surrounding area, below are some great options near the hotel to consider during your stay.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, as well as many educational and interesting museums such as the Fleet Science Center, and the Museum of Art.

Additionally, there are many areas throughout the park where you can ride bikes, take a stroll, or have a picnic while you enjoy the picturesque landscape.

San Diego City Tour

Go on an adventure through San Diego on a guided city tour to learn some of the history of America’s finest city.

Keep an eye out for the city’s favorite hot spots to eat and visit after the tour. As a great overview, the tour will give you ideas of where you may want to visit while you are in the area.

Food & Beer Tours

Take your significant other on a food or beer tour date night where you can taste some of the locally sourced brews and get great local food.

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego is less than 5 miles away in Mission Bay. During your visit, view the 13,000 animals that call this safe haven home and go on some thrill rides as the park is a theme park and aquarium all in one!

Popular Activities

San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
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San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum
Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum, enjoy interactive exhibits about the natural history of Southern California, past and present. The museum spans five floors and offers something for everyone.
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The Fleet Science Center with IMAX
The Fleet Science Center with IMAX
Get a glimpse of the future at The Fleet Science Center. During your visit to the Science Center, enjoy over 100 interactive exhibits. Check out their IMAX theater and take a trip through the solar system.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt
Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt
Experience the iconic Balboa Park through this 3-hour interactive scavenger hunt! Led by any smartphone, you'll solve clues and riddles as you learn about history and visit landmarks throughout the park.
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Carlsbad Local Food Tour
Carlsbad Local Food Tour
Reserve your spot now for this 3-hour walking tour through Carlsbad Village’s best eateries. Enjoy a wine & beer sampling and local cuisine tastings while a local guide explains the history, architecture and culture of Carlsbad.
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Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
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GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
Learn about Downtown San Diego & Balboa Park from a talking GPS car! This 2-hour tour hits all the hot spots, as this futuristic car winds past The San Diego Zoo and multiple museums!
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LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
Enjoy the 2nd day FREE with this LEGOLAND® California Hopper Ticket! Save BIG when your 2nd visit occurs within 9 days of your 1st to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium or the LEGOLAND Water Park.
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San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
Wind through the streets of Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, and Old Town on a talking GPS car! This 4-hour tour for two people passes by the San Diego Zoo and through Banker Hill.
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Visit Living Coast Discovery Center
Visit Living Coast Discovery Center
The Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista is an environmental education opportunity featuring a wide array of wildlife experiences. Great for the entire family, consider a private or group tour.
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Visit the San Diego Museum of Art
Visit the San Diego Museum of Art
When visiting Balboa Park, make your way to the San Diego Museum of Art. While at the museum, enjoy the fine arts from all over the world, while also participating in interactive exhibits and tours.
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