US$49 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 2 Aug 2015 Check-out 4 Aug 2015

500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

2 stars
View map of 500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
15 reviews
Good location , historical building

Good location with low price. Building is hitorcal with nice and authentical decoration in lobby. See full review

  • Raimo
  • 6 Apr 2015
The best of bargains.

For money paid it was the best of bargains. Spartan but clean room and linens, closet with hangars... See full review

  • William P.
  • 21 Apr 2015
Housed in a 1924 building set conveniently in downtown San Diego, AAE San Diego 500 West Hotel offers an accessible and budget-friendly base for travellers staying in this part of California. While in the area, tourists can enjoy marine animal shows at SeaWorld San Diego, see the diverse collection of species at San Diego Zoo or admire brilliant art pieces at Museum of Contemporary Art. A city tour is not complete without stopping by the old streets of Gaslamp Quarter.
General

AAE San Diego 500 West Hotel has front desk and parking for added convenience. During free time, guests can take a relaxing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or work out at the fitness centre. This pet-friendly (fees apply) hotel is just a stone's throw away from shopping centres like Seaport Village.



Location

AAE San Diego 500 West is positioned on West Broadway, in San Diego city centre. Vacationers can catch events and conventions at San Diego Convention Center or watch stage shows at San Diego Civic Theatre.



  • 5 min drive to the International Airport (San Diego)
Dining

Guests at AAE San Diego Hotel wake up to delicious breakfast on site. For other dining needs, visitors can check out the restaurants downtown.
Rooms

This historic hotel offers 259 comfortable and well-maintained rooms equipped with satellite/cable TV, stereo, ironing facilities, air conditioning, Wi-Fi access and private bathroom. Dorm-type units have access to communal bathrooms.

500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown Rooms

Family Room
Our family room has 2 sets of bunk beds with detached bathrooms. It is perfect for a family of up to four wishing to stay close while enjoying the city. The room has two sets of bunk beds, high speed wireless internet access, digital telephone w/data port, refrigerator (on request) and housekeeping service with downtown and courtyard views. Bring your laptop and your favorite DVD's to unwind at night.
Full Size Room
All beds come with detached private bathrooms. Rooms with One Double Bed include, Cable/satellite TV, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Makeup mirror, Hair dryer (on request) Desk/Work area, Flat screen TV with 36 basic channels, Telephone, and wireless internet in all rooms.
Single Room
All beds come with detached private bathrooms. Rooms with One Twin Bed include, Cable/satellite TV, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Makeup mirror, Hair dryer (on request) Desk/Work area, Flat screen TV with 36 basic channels, Telephone, and wireless internet in all rooms.
2 Twin Beds
All beds come with detached private bathrooms. Rooms with 2 Twin Beds include, Cable/satellite TV, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Makeup mirror, Hair dryer (on request) Desk/Work area, Flat screen TV with 36 basic channels, Telephone, and wireless internet in all rooms.
Double Twin Bunk Beds
If you're traveling in a group of 4, you'll find our Double Twin Bunk Bed rooms to be tailor-made. Two bunk beds and plenty of extras await you. These rooms have 2 beds; you can reserve one bed in a room or reserve the whole room with your friends.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

32.7158 -117.1674
Area served
San Diego
Nearby airports
San Diego International/Lindbergh Field Airport
Area description
Adjacent to the San Diego Harbor 500 WEST is just blocks from Little Italy the historic Gaslamp entertainment district, Horton Plaza shopping, Seaport Village and the cruise ship terminal. The San Diego Convention Center is a short 5 minute walk from hotel. It is an ideal location for the independent savvy traveler and long term guests.

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.6 km
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.7 km
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1.1 km
  • PETCO Park: 1.4 km
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.7 km
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.8 km
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 2.3 km
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.3 km
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.4 km
  • Botanical Building: 2.4 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.5 km
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.6 km
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.6 km
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.6 km
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.7 km
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.6 km
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.7 km
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1.1 km
  • PETCO Park: 1.4 km
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.7 km
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.8 km
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 2.3 km
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.3 km
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.4 km
  • Botanical Building: 2.4 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.5 km
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.6 km
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.6 km
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.6 km
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.7 km
  • Port of San Diego: 3 km
  • Heritage Park: 4.7 km
  • Whaley House Museum: 4.8 km
  • Old Town San Diego: 5.1 km
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 5.2 km
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 5.5 km
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 7.2 km
  • Hospitality Point: 7.5 km
  • Sunset Cliffs: 8 km
  • Mission Bay Park: 9.4 km
  • Belmont Park: 9.9 km
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 10.5 km
  • Pacific Beach: 11.4 km
  • Family Fun Center: 12.9 km
  • Sorrento Valley: 19.6 km
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 45.3 km
  • Legoland: 48 km
  • Cox Arena: 3,409.6 km

Dining

Grand Central Cafe
The Grand Central Cafe just off of the 500 West lobby is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. A favorite among San Diego city dwellers and business people alike, the menu is simple, healthy and hearty. When you're in a hurry, there's almost always one empty seat at the counter. Or grab it to go and enjoy a quiet meal in your room.; Hours of Operation - 7am to 2pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
2.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
William P.
Business
N/A
21 Apr 2015

The best of bargains.

For money paid it was the best of bargains. Spartan but clean room and linens, closet with hangars and a drawer, free wi-fi, helpful staff, superb location to transportation locally to/from airport, & trains, walking distance to the Convention Center, and close by the full price-array of restaurants. Only down side was parking availability for those with cars (I did not have one, but others might.) It is in some respects unfortunate that 500 West will be closing in a few weeks for major renovations due to reopen in 2017 as some sort of boutique hotel/hostel, and most certainly at an exponentially greater price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Doug J.
Business
N/A
18 Apr 2015

Great bargain

A former historic YMCA, this hotel isn't deluxe, but is clean and safe. Good locks on both rooms and shared bathrooms. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Shabby, sure, but at this price I can look past some chipped paint. My wife would require a better place but I was traveling alone. Very happy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Raimo
Business
Helsinki
6 Apr 2015

Good location , historical building

Good location with low price. Building is hitorcal with nice and authentical decoration in lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Yet another Mike
Business
On, Canada
16 Mar 2014

Hotel or Motel?

This is a YMCA room, or just ex-YMCA. These room are small and minimalist, but it's worthwile when: -You need to be downtown (i.e. close to uss midway museum) -You want to cook your own food. -Close to public transit Yes, there is a shared kitchen on the second floor, where the laundry room is. Otherwise, be warned there is no parking available and it will cost you 20$ to park your car overnight in the parking lot, which is at least behind the hotel. The staff is very good, I have been able to check in my room ahead of time at no charge, they got a lot of rooms. Now the minus: -Noisy during the night (closing the windows has little effect) -Parking for your car $$

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
awesomeness
Business
san marcos
15 May 2013

Didn't even stay

The "hotel" first of all is a hostel which was not established by the website so that was a bummer, and to top it all off there was people literally living at the end of the hallway from the rooms that are rented, it kind of seemed like a bum spot, we checked in and found this out and checked out right after, not good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CCCC
Business
Asia
2 Apr 2013

Bedbugssss

We stayed 500 West Hotel and NO wifi from the first day till we checked out! The Manager asked us to use the wifi at Starbucks! Even more, I got the BEDBUGS in the second night after the shower........ Make sure you can accept above situation before making the reservation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

good location

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CCCC
Business
Asia
1 Apr 2013

Bedbug

We statyed for week and NO wi-fi at all. The magenger asked us to use the wi-fi in Starbucks!! Even worst, I got the BEDBUG in the second night when I had the bath and found the small red-spotsssss................ Compare with the good location, which do you prepare??@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Old Traveler
Business
Australia
10 Oct 2012

Just the spot

On your own or with a friend, this is just the spot. A 2min walk from Union station, and trolly stop. restaurant open from 7am till 2pm but hay just a short walk to others, Has kitchen cook for your self also washer and driers. In San Diego the place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Take the rolly to Santee end of the Green Line you name it its there, nice place to get away from things.

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annette
Business
Not Provided
4 Apr 2010

Very small room for 2. However

Very small room for 2. However compensated by being on the waterfront, good for walking around town. Although a hostel there did not seem to be any problems regarding availability of ablutions. Very helpful front desk staff. Very nice restaurant attached.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of 500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott
Business
Not Provided
27 Jan 2010

Reservation appeared well coordinated

Reservation appeared well coordinated with the hotel. This clean, well kept facility is adequate for overnight accommodations. Recommeded for the traveler or tourist. This is an excellent location if planning to use public transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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