Keating Hotel - San Diego

Two-Night Stay with Bottle of Wine at The Keating Hotel in San Diego, CA

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Stylish 4-Star Hotel in Bustling Gaslamp Quarter

Judging from its stately Romanesque exterior, you’d never guess what The Keating Hotel looks like on the inside. Built in 1890, the building has served as a public library and a bank over the years—in fact, the original vault is still intact in the basement. More recently, a team of prestigious designers got their hands on the historic hotel’s interior. Pininfarina Extra, the Italian auto house behind Ferrari and Maserati, completely revamped The Keating, incorporating bright-red minimalist decor. The loft-like stanzas—Italian for “rooms”—come with exposed brick walls. The furniture is custom-designed, and the modern amenities include in-room espresso machines.

Located in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District, the hotel is within walking distance of some of the city’s best dining. But there are some excellent options onsite as well. Brick+Mortar, a modern American onsite eatery, has a selection of creative Italian-inspired dishes, including pizzas topped with grilled prawns and wild-mushroom gnocchi. In the evening, hip patrons gather for cocktails in the basement-level lounge, Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse, which has a mixed ambiance of interactive nightclub with costumed performers.

The Keating Hotel features four different types of rooms, ranging in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet. Even standard rooms include goose-down duvets and feather beds. Stay in one of the Chic suites for a little extra space; these rooms have a corner area with lounge seating overlooking the bustling Gaslamp Quarter.

San Diego: Historical Attractions and Electric Nightlife in Southern California

San Diego's sunny, comfortably warm weather and 70 miles of coastline have long attracted vacationing out-of-towners, but the city's inland scene is no slouch, either. The Gaslamp Quarter is arguably one of the trendiest listings on the National Register of Historic Places. The area forms both the historic center of town and a hub of San Diego nightlife, with nearly 100 Victorian-era buildings now occupied by high-end boutiques, jewelers, and gourmet restaurants.

A stroll through iconic Balboa Park takes you past 17 separate museums, as well as the world-famous and much beloved San Diego Zoo. There's also the vibrant Spanish Village Art Center, a living gallery where local artists continuously produce pottery, handblown glass, and oil paintings for sale.

Farther north, in Old Town—site of the first European settlement in California—shops in Mission-style stucco buildings sell colorful wrestling masks, woven baskets, and maracas. Nearby stands The Whaley House Museum, dubbed one of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel. Ghosts of former residents are said to inhabit the rooms, which are filled with Victorian furniture, eerie dolls, and squeegees for ectoplasm cleanup.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two night stay for two with a bottle of wine

Stay in a Stanza room

  • Option 1: $249 to check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $443 value)
  • Option 2: $299 to check in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $477 value)

Stay in a Chic suite

  • Option 3: $399 to check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $785 value)
  • Option 4: $459 to check in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $831 value)

Book by: 3/3/13
Travel by: 5/14/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Onsite restaurant, bistro, and lounge
  • Massages and other spa treatments available
  • In-room espresso machines
  • Fitness room
  • High-speed WiFi access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/3/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/14/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 13.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Stanza Room or Chic Suite

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; no charge for guests 11 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: valet available for an additional $32 per day
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $50 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 4 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • By cab: about $15 from SAN

Traveler's Tips

Customer Reviews

(42 ratings)

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Erik R. ·
2 ratings   2 reviews  
· August 13, 2017
Excellent! We've been to SD many times and never realized what a gem of a hotel this was the whole time. Location was steps away from the heart of the Gas Lamp district while still providing a quiet nights rest. Speaking of which: most comfortable bed I've probably ever slept on. Very modern decor.


Jessica B. ·
1 rating   1 review  
· November 6, 2016
The hotel itself is great & the staff are very friendly. Please go though the hotel itself & not groupon. When I booked the room groupon charged me 100$ more than what the room cost even on their busiest day. When I contacted groupon they blew me off & simply stated that the prices were based on market cost & also stated that because it was popular the price was increased. Unacceptable!


Brenda V. ·
· November 3, 2016
The room room
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