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Get an overview of this hotelPostmodern accommodations in downtown San Diego

Near San Diego Bay

Located in the heart of downtown, the 19-floor Renaissance San Diego is 3 blocks from Little Italy, 4 blocks from San Diego Bay, and 8 blocks from the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Hip rooftop bar

High-style amenities include a rooftop bar, fire pit, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Perch above the city

Renaissance San Diego guestrooms feature scenic bay window seating with thick cushions, blackboards with chalk and erasers, and color schemes that incorporate sea, sky, and sand.

Renaissance San Diego Downtown

421 W B St San Diego CA 92101

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The 19-story Renaissance San Diego is situated 3 blocks from Little Italy, and 5 blocks from Horton Plaza and the Embarcadero. The hotel is also near the airport, cruise ship and ferry terminal, metro station, and a shopping district.

Renaissance San Diego completed an extensive renovation of its public areas in May 2012 and now offers a trendy rooftop bar, lobby lounge bar, restaurant, live weekend entertainment, and a private heated outdoor pool with adjacent 24-hour indoor fitness room. Complimentary town-car transportation is available for the downtown area (limited hours, based on availability). Wireless Internet access is available for a fee on the hotel's first 3 floors, which include most public areas. A 24-hour business center provides 2 computers with high-speed Internet.

The pet-friendly Renaissance San Diego offers a dog bowl and bed. It also features a dog menu, which includes treats, dog-sitting, and walking services.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 19 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Express check-in 
  • Total number of rooms - 258 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Year Built 2003 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Wedding services 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Smoke-free property 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( US$14.95 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( US$14.95 per night )

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room safe 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Digital TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 

Where to Eat

Living Room Lounge - This stylish and sophisticated lounge and bar offers plenty for those looking to socialize or to relax with a cocktail. It includes a full bar and an eye-in-the-sky DJ booth. Open daily.

Kelvin — This upscale restaurant features contemporary world cuisine with a West Coast flair. Diners will enjoy the creative menu, which offers small plates to share and savor, as well as signature entrees, all featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients that redefine classic flavors.

Rooftop bar - A visionary fusion of extraordinary cocktails and glittering views. Full service and bottle service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel features a private outdoor pool with an adjacent 24-hour indoor fitness room. Pilates and yoga classes are available nearby. Also nearby is a playground, bowling alley, scooter and moped rentals, and Segway rentals and tours.

Numerous water sports and other recreational opportunities are available in the San Diego area. Among the options are surfing, sailing, horse riding, cycling, and hang-gliding.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 

Spa Services

Enjoy a seaside escape to San Diego. While you're here, discover relaxing spa services available at Renaissance San Diego. While we don't have a full-day spa, we do offer spectacular spa services in the privacy and comfort of your guest room or suite. Advance reservations required.

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 25.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • San Diego W
  • W Hotel San Diego
  • W San Diego
  • w San Diego Hotel San Diego
  • Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance San Diego Downtown
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