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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina

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San Diego
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Keating, at the corner of 5th and F Streets in the Gaslamp district of San Diego is architectural throw-back to the 1890's that has been updated with all the amenities expected from a pleasant hotel these days plus room decor that is modern-bohemian. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and bars, so the lack of an in-house restaurant goes...

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

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, but it can be...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Keating failed on every detail. Many full concierge speeches from the staff but no action or follow through. This still sleek but aging property is a total dog when you can't get coffee or towels after four requests in two days. Nothing arrived even after the front desk wrote it down. They missed two very important wake up calls for...

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about your negative experience while staying with us. Our staff works hard to give our guests good customer service, but mistakes can be made. It sounds like there were many oversights in regards to your stay with us, and for that we apologize. We will be sure to...

Hacienda Heights, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Loves this hotel!! Great location! Great turn down service!! Concierge was cry polite and helpful. I loved how this hotel is located right smack in the gas lamp district. We truly enjoyed our stay. Definitely coming back!!

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

Dear Lorraine, Your review made our day! We work hard to provide a unique and enjoyable hotel experience for our guests and appreciate the compliment. We are happy that you enjoyed our ideal location in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter as well! We are so glad that you plan to return to us in the future!

Surrey Bc
Reviewed 10 February 2017

At the airport shuttle driver did not know the hotel location we had to give him the address. We were thinking, what have we got ourself's into? The location and the hotel were great.. The rooms were clean. We were well looked after. The staff was very helpful. We would stay there again.

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time staying with us. Our staff works hard to give our guests great service, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to them. They deserve the recognition! We are sorry to hear about the issue you experienced with the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I had a wonderful stay. I found the hotel to be in great part of town and easy walking distance to the convention center. The staff were great and the room was very clean. It was nice to be offered a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

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

Dear Brian, Thank you for your sterling review! We are pleased to hear we provided you with an enjoyable experience here at The Keating Hotel. Our staff works hard to give our guests great service, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to them. They deserve the recognition! Our proximity to the convention center and other...

Bellevue
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Please do not stay at this hotel. I was a recent hotel guest and was,locked out of our hotel room at 1am in the morning with all of our personal belongings in the room with no reason or explanation by hotel staff. We were then told we needed to relocate down the hall to a different room which was smaller,...

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about the issues you had while staying with us. We will be sure to look into it. You deserved better as our guest. We are always on a path of continual progress and improvement, and so feedback like yours helps us achieve that goal. Again, thank...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The only big issue was the shower situation. The bathroom door did not allow for much privacy when in such a small room either. Our espresso machine turned on around 4am by itself, which was eerie. The room was small but worth the price.

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

Dear Jasmine, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that we provided you with a pleasant stay, and that you realized the value that we offer. We appreciate your comments on our shower and espresso machines as well. They are unique features; the shower area is designed to fit a 'European Loft' design; it takes some getting...

Pittsburgh
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Chose the hotel for it's location near the convention center.Staff members were each welcoming and professional. Location in Gaslamp Quarter was perfect for 1st time visitors to San Diego. The area was easily walkable with many dining, entertainment, and shopping options within just a few blocks.

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

All of us at the Keating appreciate your review! We work hard to provide a unique and enjoyable hotel experience for our guests and appreciate the compliment. We are so happy that you enjoyed our ideal location in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter as well! We would love to see you again the next time you visit sunny...

Calgary
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great: location (close to Shops and food), Staff (very friendly and helpful), Coffee machine (I think I have an espresso addiction now) Good: size of the room (plenty of space to move around), cleanliness (room was not spotless but was fine), Internet (easy fast enough to stream Netflix) Not good: Elevator (being an old building, this was expected, but it...

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

Dear Larry, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about the issues you faced while staying with us. Our staff works hard to give our guests great service, and so we are glad to hear you had a good experience with them. We appreciate your feedback in regards to our elevator, mattress arrangement, and noise...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting hotel. Small contemporary rooms. Fantastic shower!!! Right in Gaslamp district. Some cool features in rooms, lights, expresso machine, interesting closets, they slide out. Great coffee shop on sidewallk. Not a typical hotel. Room was fairly clean, not spotless..

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

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that we provided you with a pleasant stay. Guests often comment on our bathroom amenities, proximity to the Gaslamp, contemporary features, and espresso machines, and we are pleased that you enjoyed these features as well. Thanks again for your review and feedback, and we hope you’ll stay with us again!

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Amenities

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
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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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