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1. Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast 3* – San Diego Gay Hotels Hillcrest
Set in San Diego, 2.1 mi from San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park reachable within 2.3 mi, Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast offers a shared lounge, a garden and free WiFi and it’s a pefect gay friendly hotels San Diego.
Every unit features a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a microwave. A fridge and kettle are also featured.
The bed and breakfast offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
This eclectic B&B is 0.8 miles from Balboa Park and 2.8 miles from the Gaslamp Quarter.
Elegant rooms feature decor inspired by famous San Diego attractions, plus free Wi-Fi, TVs with cable channels, DVD players and high-thread-count sheets. Some add kitchenettes and/or Jacuzzi tubs.
Freebies consist of buffet breakfast, bottled water, off-street parking, and all-day drinks and snacks. Other amenities include a porch and a sitting area with a fireplace.
Stay in a B&B at the center of it all! Built in 1910, this newly renovated Arts & Crafts inspired Inn is only 10 minutes from major attractions such as, the Gaslamp District, Zoo, Old Town, Seaworld, Beaches, Convention Center and Airport. Features include: Eclectic collection of Antiques, LED Cable TV, and complimentary WiFi. Home baked specialties daily.
We absolutely loved this B&B!!! The Hillcrest neighborhood is really nice, with good places to shop, eat, and hang. As a gay couple, it was the perfect location. And – it’s so close to everything you can imagine – no more than fifteen minutes from the airport and downtown; we walked comfortably over to Balboa Park. And a quick drive to the beach.
The inn itself is extremely clean and so comfortable to be in. Breakfast is solid, we had absolutely no complaints whatsoever. It’s quaint and charming. AND – Ann is amazing. She is extremely helpful, extremely nice, and the perfect innkeeper.
San Diego is a great place to visit. And Hillcrest House is the perfect place to stay. I would never stay anywhere else in San Diego again.
This B & B is located at one end of the Hillcrest neighborhood, a “gay” area which has the greatest conglomeration of restaurants and services that we’ve ever seen. This, not the downtown Gaslamp district, is where San Diegans in-the-know do their dining-out. Our room in the back-cottage was spotless, the wi-fi was excellent, and the air-conditioning was the best we’ve seen anywhere – efficient and quiet. And here we come to why we gave the place only 4 stars: If you like cool air at night, then you have to use the whisper-quiet air-conditioning or the ceiling fan, because if you open the windows for cool night-time ventilation, you are roused early in the morning by the noise from the local junior school, and at night you hear sirens from the large hospital complex nearby! Closing the windows does solve these problems though.
The location could not be better for short strolls to nearby restaurants and supermarkets. We highly recommend Project Pie with their design-your-own thin-crust pizzas (try a sauceless “white” pizza!) as well as Khyber Pass for Afghan food (superb cherries-chicken and baked squash). “Snooze” nearby has great coffee and late breakfasts. There’s also a crepe place with a plethora of gelatos. We also recommend Darband, a drive away on Fifth Street, with their informal atmosphere and rib-sticking value-for-money Persian food. These are just a few of the many nearby food attractions which, above all else, make this a great place to stay.
The breakfasts were healthy and “self-serve” (more of a continental breakfast than a cooked meal). While there, we were able to walk to and from Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo ( which was fabulous), to the movie theater, and to just about any kind of restaurant we desired. If you do feel like a big breakfast, we discovered an amazing place called Hash House a GoGo on 5th Ave. that served the largest pancakes I have ever seen (the diameter of a pizza!). The Hillcrest neighborhood is hopping with a multicultural, youngish vibe and seems to be very gay/lesbian-friendly.
How much does a room costs at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast ?
This double room has a bathrobe, cable TV and tile/marble floor.
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2. The Bristol Hotel San Diego 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Diego CA
Adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter, this San Diego hotel is 1.1 mi drive away from cruise ship terminals in San Diego Harbor and the USS Midway Museum. All rooms include an LCD TV and an in-room service tablet.
The Bristol Hotel provides seating areas and coffee machines in guest rooms. A large work desk, spa bathrobes and custom eco-friendly bath amenities are provided.
This completely non smoking Hotel Bristol is environmentally friendly. A computer is available in the lobby for guests’ use and private parking is possible with unlimited in and out privileges.
A block from the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this contemporary hotel is also a 15-minute walk from the USS Midway Museum, and 2.1 miles from San Diego Zoo.
Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and coffeemakers.
Amenities include a classic American bar and grill, an exercise room, and 2 meeting rooms (1 with floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof).
Hotel is a boutique hotel located near San Diego’s Gaslamp District and features a variety of amenities for business or leisure travellers. The hotel is a San Diego events and bridal shower venue and also offers meeting space, modern pet-friendly guest rooms, an on-site lounge, fitness center and valet parking.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>
Wow! Amazing property! I loved the modern decor and the welcoming staff. Our room was perfect with an amazing view (907)The bed was plush and so cozy! The only complaint would be the restroom being so close to the bed and toilet placement. My husband and I stayed Friday to Sunday. This place is ideal for Gas Lamp shenanigans.
Steps from Horton Plaza, and a ton of good eats, cheap and expensive alike. Coffee/ Capp Machine in the Lobby was awesome.
This hotel was very nice and clean. I loved the hardwood/laminate floors in the room. There is nothing like having a clean wood/laminate floor with no carpet. It just feels clean. The decor was modern and bright. The staff was very nice as well. The valet parking is $39 which is very high, so we parked at the parking garage a few blocks away on 7th and Market for $15 overnight.
The hotel is in a perfect location. Just a Lime ride away from everything ($2-$4) lime ride wherever we went. We will surely be back to this hotel in the future, as Gaslamp is our favorite place to visit for the weekend. Thank you for a great stat Bristol.
The hotel is very clean and felt like it was recently renovated. The room was perfect – size, amenities, etc. Super clean. Very friendly employees. The room had a mini fridge, so that was nice for our leftover foods and our drinks. The bed was very comfortable. The TV had a ton of channels for watching. We did park our car at a local parking spot which was only $20 a day, as opposed to the $40 per night at the hotel. They have a free coffee/espresso/cappuccino machine in the lobby which was very convenient and tasty.
Here’s what made the Bristol awesome:
* the late checkout option until 2pm
* no resort fee
* the room was VERY comfortable. The bed was fantastic, I melted right in. The white sheets were crisp. The newly renovated decor is beautiful, very modern.
*room has a small fridge — there’s not a lot of clothing storage options, but is fine for one person
*the shower was great, but my room had a fairly small bath – tight if two people were prepping at the same time.
*free coffee, including decaf w actual milk but also free filtered water dispensers to refill your water bottle and save on waste! Awesome.
*great little gym, I was able to get in a quick workout before checkout and it’s rare to see so many toys – including dumbbells (up to 45-50), a few kettlebells/medballs, and suspension training straps
*valet was fantastic, Francisco was very helpful and courteous – my car was always ready when I asked for it. Valet was $39, while most hotels in the area are $49
*I loved how easy it was for me to come and go. It’s a smaller hotel, so getting from lobby/elevator/room was very quick and effortless.
*I was on the 6th floor and I never heard a thing – no street noise, no neighbors, it was very quiet for my stay.
How much does a room costs at The Bristol Hotel San Diego ?
Rooms are 35 square yards.
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3. Porto Vista Hotel In Little Italy 3* – Gay Hotels San Diego
Located in Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy, Porto Vista Hotel In Little Italy offers a bar with panoramic views of San Diego Harbor and San Diego International Airport. Each contemporary room has free WiFi.
The modern rooms at Porto Vista Hotel In Little Italy offer a cable TV, a safety deposit box and a work desk. Each room is accessible through the open air exterior corridors.
The Glass Door Restaurant & Bar offers great views of San Diego Harbor, specialty drinks and a daily happy hour.
This stylish hotel set in vibrant Little Italy is 2.6 miles from the San Diego Zoo and 4.9 miles from San Diego International Airport.
Contemporary rooms feature floor-to-ceiling art, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. Some upgraded rooms offer wet bars and balconies; suites add living space and/or harbor views.
Complimentary hot breakfast is served in a chic restaurant that has panoramic views. Other amenities include a buzzy bar, rooftop yoga classes (surcharge) and a free airport shuttle.
How much does a room costs at Porto Vista Hotel In Little Italy ?
Offering free WiFi, this deluxe room features a balcony with views of Little Italy and San Diego Harbor, This air-conditioned room includes a flat-screen cable TV and a coffee machine.
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4. Andaz San Diego – a Concept by Hyatt 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Diego
Located in the Gaslamp District, Andaz San Diego – a Concept by Hyatt is 0.9 mi from the San Diego Convention Center. The hotel provides guest rooms with free WiFi and features a rooftop pool and restaurant with striking San Diego views.
An iPod docking station, 46-inch flat-screen cable TV and mini-bar with complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and snacks are featured in each guest room. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has a coffee machine. A glass-enclosed private bathroom with bathrobes and hairdryer is provided.
The Rooftop by STK is a chic rooftop restaurant that offers American fare with spectacular views of downtown San Diego. Guests can enjoy poolside service with specialty cocktails and local craft beer. Located on the lobby level, STK Steakhouse offers meat and market fresh fish entrees. Signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries, Tuna Tartare and Sweet Corn Pudding.
Set in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this chic hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from 5th Avenue Station, a mile from the USS Midway Museum and 2 miles from San Diego Zoo.
Stylish, contemporary rooms provide minibars and free Wi-Fi, as well as cable/satellite TV, iPod docks and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add living rooms and city views. Room service is available.
Amenities include a stylish rooftop terrace with a lively restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool and weekend DJs. There’s also a polished steakhouse and a 24/7 fitness center. Valet parking is available
The hotel has a very cool, modern, and interesting look and decor (as many Andaz properties does), and there are a number of little bonuses (free coffee and cookies in the lobby, complementary non-alcoholic beverages and snack items in the mini-bar, and on most nights a tap at the front desk for free beer for which, sadly, the keg was tapped out on the night I stayed).
The room was attractive and modern. The bed was very comfy, and there was a sitting area in front of the TV with a sofa–which was nice given that I happened to stay on Super Bowl Sunday and my favorite team happened to be playing in the game (which, sadly, they lost), so I was able to watch in comfort. The bathroom had a HUGE shower area with dual opposite-side shower heads, so that couples can choose to shower together and both have the luxury of each getting a full blast of water. There is a rooftop bar and pool that is quite nice, and a nice fitness center.
The hotel does have valet parking, but it’s quite pricey–something like $45 per night, as I recall. But without even being asked, the front door staff directed me to a public parking garage about two blocks away, with a $15 overnight rate, so I went that route instead.
This hotel is located in the Gaslamp District, which means there a wide variety of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. within a few blocks in any direction. On the downside, it also means that there can be a lot of outside noise from partiers until after the bars shut down. But you should know that going in if you decide to stay at ANY hotel in the Gaslamp District–that’s just part of the deal. But I’d say the noise, unavoidable as it is, would be the only thing that keeps me from giving this hotel a 5-star rating.
The room rate I was charged seemed very good for this area. My very nice room cost under $200, which seemed like an excellent value for a hotel of this quality in this area.
All in all, I enjoyed this hotel very much and will definitely return.
How much does a room costs at Andaz San Diego – a Concept by Hyatt ?
This spacious air-conditioned suite has a satellite TV and guest bathrobes.
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5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels San Diego
Located 0.6 mi from Downtown San Diego, SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront features a year-round outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
All rooms at this hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Select units feature views of the ocean or the city. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower.
Offering views of San Diego Bay, this modern all-suite hotel flanked by palm trees is a mile from the San Diego Convention Center and 2 miles from San Diego International Airport.
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the relaxed suites have pull-out sofas, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus mini fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some offer bay views.
A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a casual, airy breakfast room. Other amenities include a rooftop outdoor pool, a gym and a convenience store. Parking is available for a surcharge.
This was the perfect hotel for our first visit to San Diego. The bayfront location is within easy walking distance of many points of interest, and access to public transportation is a short block away.
Our room was comfortably furnished and sparkling clean. We slept soundly every night. Wifi worked perfectly (but the network is unsecured). The microwave and mini-fridge enabled us to have beverages, snacks, and even a few light meals in our room, since Ralph’s grocery store is within walking range.
The breakfast buffet was significantly better than we’ve seen at other major hotels chains, for quality and variety of food. Our stay was long enough for a full rotation through the hot buffet menu, and we especially enjoyed the chicken carnitas.
The outdoor lounge area on the 5th floor roof was a pleasant place for watching the sunset. The weather was a bit too cool for us to try the rooftop pool, even though the pool is well-heated and it looked inviting.
All staff, particularly at the front desk and in the breakfast room, made us feel welcome and comfortable. We’d definitely stay at Springhill Suites Bayfront again.
How much does a room costs at SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront ?
Prices start 177$/night for King Suite with Sofa Bed. The Corner Queen Suite with Sofa Bed View
is 243$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen cable TV, a work desk and a coffee machine. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer.
Where to book online – SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront – Gay Friendly Hotels San Diego California – you can find the best hotels deals in San Diego during La Jolla Concours D’Elegance which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Diego on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.