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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

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Mexico
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Keating for a nigth. On the bright side, its location is excellent, very close to the pier, and in the middle of Gaslamp, close to the best part of the city. Also, the design of the hotel is very nice. Unfortunately, there are many things that made me not wanna stay there again. First off, the...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have a heart condition and needed to go to the hospital, but had to follow up with the front desk 3 times for a cab. I should have called an ambulance but felt a cab would be fast enough. A nearby barista helped me hail a cab. Then I had the worst check-out experience ever after staying 3 days...

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Stephen F, Front Office Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear R2841HSclk: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is with guest feedback that we are able to refine our procedures to offer classy service to all of our guests. After receiving your phone call about your medical issue, our team asked multiple times if you would like an ambulance called. When you refused,...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay here. Great location, staff was very welcoming and helpful. Only thing i would change is my room. I was on street side and could hear every noise outside...tough to sleep. Otherwise, great!!

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Stephen F, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time staying with us. Our staff works hard to give our guests a great experience, and we are glad you found them to be helpful. Indeed, our proximity to so many dining and drinking opportunities is a benefit when you’re looking for options. However, the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is located near all the action in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. Awesome, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff, particularly a young man named Denzel. The room we stayed in was outfitted with dual sinks and mirrors next to a glass encased, odorless rainfall shower, across from a King sized bed. Very quaint and more than enough...

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Stephen F, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Thank you for your generous review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Keating. Our staff, Denzel included, works hard to give our guests great service, and we are pleased that you appreciated their efforts. They deserve the recognition! We are in a prime location for walking around the Gaslamp,...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Keating is a great historic hotel in the Gaslamp district of San Diego. It is close to everything, and the rooms are absolutely gorgeous and modern. Each staff member was helpful and super friendly from the moment we arrived until the time we left.

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Thank you so much for your 5 Star recommendation! The entire staff at the Keating Hotel appreciates it! Our dedicated team takes great pride in the quality of service given to our guests, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to them. They deserve the recognition! Our guests often comment the unique character if...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Luxury" is quite a stretch for this boutique hotel. While the staff were friendly and location convenient, the rooms were disappointing on even a basic level - no safe in room, linens stained, shower leaked, king bed had a big gap in the center - clearly two twins with no connector. The design finishes are cheap, if not amateur -...

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Yoko, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had some issues during your stay with us. As you experienced, our staff works hard to give our guests great service, and we appreciate your kind words. The experience you had with your room concerning the linens and shower is unusual, and we will...

Glendale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From check in to check out, the place was great. We had a slight trouble getting the two twin beds after I confirmed reservation of that bed type but we finally got it after a few minutes. Our expresso maker didn't work in the room either but the next morning the manager bought us coffee from the stand right outside...

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review! We are glad to hear we could provide an experience worth repeating here at The Keating. Our staff takes great pride in the quality of service our guests receive, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to them. They deserve the recognition! Our guests often comment on our comfortable beds,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Pininfarina inspired design at the Keating is truly unique and a welcome change from the normalcy of most hotels in San Diego. The experience is luxury from start to finish with an amazing view, in the heart of the gaslamp district & walking distance to some of the cities best restaurants and shopping.

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Kyle, Thank you for your sterling review! We are happy to have provided you with a pleasant stay here at The Keating. We are proud of our unique atmosphere, and always appreciate hearing that guests enjoyed it too. Our location is a great choice for the savvy traveler looking to make the most of the Gaslamp district, and we’re...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the best time at The Keating! The location is perfect (I could walk to quite a few of the top rated restaurants and did for almost every meal) The staff could not have been more accommodating, always quick to bring up anything you need. I ended up stuck in San Diego alone and had to extend my stay,...

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear we could provide an experience worth repeating here at The Keating. Our staff takes great pride in the quality of service our guests receive, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to them. They deserve the recognition! We are happy that we could help you...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Keating is my favorite boutique hotel to stay in downtown San Diego. Great rooms both the stanzas and the loft suites. The loft suite is always impressive, especially if you want to bring a couple friends or biz associates home after dinner... plenty of room to relax and enjoy. The hotel staff service is impeccable, whatever you need they provide.

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Steven M, Manager at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina, responded to this review

Dear Taylor, Praise does not get any higher than this! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Keating Hotel. Guests often comment on our ideal location in the heart of the Gaslamp, but most of all our dedicated staff. Thanks for recognizing them. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you’ll stay with...

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Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Diego’s first true luxury boutique hotel that transformed the Gaslamp District from bland to chic. Situated in a building dated from 1890, The Keating is Pininfarina’s first hotel creation -world-renowned master designer behind Ferrari and Maserati. The result is a rare fusion of past and future. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

Address: 432 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6118
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: RM761 - RM2,253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Keating Hotel San Diego
Keating San Diego
Hotel Style:
#23 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#37 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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“Spa rooms are a treat!”
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“Higher floors will have less noise from the street.”
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“Beautiful views from the top Left Corner room”
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“Face the street for views of the action, but noise to match...”
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