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1654 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
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#46 of 293 in San Diego
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Boutique hotel in Little Italy area of downtown.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Angela P wrote a review 5 May
Marlton, New Jersey3 contributions
What a great affordable place to stay in downtown San Diego. Close to Santa fe train stop, tons of restaurants, brewpubs, and shops. The staff was always very helpful. I recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay for a short or lengthy stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Veronica A wrote a review 2 May
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I loved this hotel. Customer service was superb. Beautiful area close to delicious food and drinks. Great view and very comfortable beds. All the staff was very friendly Can’t wait for the next trip to San Diego. Definitely staying here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Renee D wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom58 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a great value hotel in an amazing location. Facilities are basic, but you have everything you need in a perfect spot for exploring San Diego. The restaurants, breweries, markets and cafes of Little Italy are on your doorstep and it’s also possible to walk to the Balboa Park and the Harbour from here. La Jolla and mission Beach are short taxi journeys away.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: No need for a car
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caramianj wrote a review Apr 2022
Vermont11 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed here for 3 nights. We loved it! The staff was really friendly and helped us get around town. Macy and Vince really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The room was decent sized for 2 people and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the tv had plenty of channels to watch. The shower in the bathroom worked well and had plenty of hot water with good water pressure. And the location was truly excellent, right in Little Italy. There were loads of nice restaurants and bars nearby. Tourist attractions and the Little Italy trolley stop were a short distance away. Everything we needed was within walking distance which was great. This hotel is an excellent value. I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tania wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Property is in a good location and the staff is very nice. However, the room had a funny smell and was very damp all of the time. Our towels would not dry the whole weekend we were there due to the dampness. The AC was also very loud. The walls in bathroom were wet with condensation. Although I loved the location I would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Chelsea R wrote a review Apr 2022
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Hotel was ok at most. We booked through hotels.com and the photos of the room we selected were not the same ones as online. We also brought a mini speaker for the room and we’re told by staff (due to lame neighbors) to turn it off. It wasn’t loud music at all, to respect others, and it was 10 pm on a Saturday night… just seemed really out of place for this style hotel. It’s nothing fancy and was loud in general so music shouldn’t be shamed at an early time on a weekend night in downtown San Diego. It was also super loud in the room, we were placed on the street side and every 30 minutes-1 hour the church bells would go off for 3 minutes at a time from about 5 am on. Barely slept due to this so that was unacceptable for me. Wouldn’t come back here but I guess you get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Edwin V wrote a review Apr 2022
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High recommend this hotel! Stayed here for a weekend; it was very clean and overall great experience! Very central but far away enough from the crowds. The plaza is right around the corner and it has a food lab with lots of good options. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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onigetnom wrote a review Mar 2022
Coupeville, Washington123 contributions31 helpful votes
The entire experience with Urban Boutique Hotel was beyond our expectations. The manager and all the staff were so friendly and engaging. The rooms were clean and quiet with comfy beds and linens. We will definitely go back for a longer visit!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Melissa S wrote a review Mar 2022
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Urban boutique hotel is a gem right in the heart of little Italy! The location canNOT be beat !!! Such a great place with friendly staff !! We stayed with a large group and they were soo accommodating ! We will definitely be returning for our next SD getaway !
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jonathan T wrote a review Mar 2022
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Urban boutique was an all around great experience! From the staff to the fully equipped rooms were excellent, as well as it's location, made trips to restaurants and Gaslamp extremely quick! It's THE go to hotel without a doubt and will be visiting again soon 🙌
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$138 - US$301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Little Italy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Little Italy (0.01 km), Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market (0.08 km), and Waterfront Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Pappalecco, and Cafe Gratitude.
Are pets allowed at Urban Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Urban Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Urban Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.3 km), Whaley House Museum (4.1 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (1.5 km).
Is Urban Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.