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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina in San Diego, California
Dive into the sleek, sultry side of San Diego at The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina. Conveniently located in the lively Gaslamp Quarter downtown, this ultra modern boutique hotel is a hotspot for the hip, and a place to see and be seen. The master creation of Pininfarina - the powerhouse designers behind Ferrari and Maserati - the hotel features the historic building's original exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, resin sealed floors, open floor plans, and a vibrant red lobby which showcases the rich history of downtown San Diego. Guest rooms feature glass-walled showers, rich red accents, LaVazza espresso machines, and Frette linens. High-definition Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, iPod docks, and available wireless Internet keep you connected, and 24-hour concierge service ensures your personal needs are always met. The Keating Spa is a relaxation oasis, with an array of massage and body treatments, and you can check out the manager's running trails for a fitness experience catered to the city sites.
The hotel offers casual dining right on site at its new restaurant, Brock + Mortar, where modern fare is served in an extraordinary atmosphere. And for nightlife you need not go any further than The Keating's subterranean scene at PCD Dollhouse, a sexy nightclub by the infamous Pussycat Dolls, open three nights a week. With its ideal location, you are blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center, Balboa Theatre, Horton Plaza Mall, and Petco Park. In addition to these tourist hot spots, numerous unique shops, restaurants, bars, lounges, and nightclubs also surround the hotel. Check out the USS Midway Museum a mile away or stop to browse the shops at Seaport Village. The world-famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Sea World are all excellent opportunities for kicking it with critters, and the area's many beaches and championship golf courses are perfect ways to soak in the sunny South California vibe. For a fun time in a great city, take to The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina for a trendy space and stylish setting for it all.
Location of The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
Nearest Airport: SAN
Amenities for The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
- General Information
- 35 Guest Rooms
- Wine Cellar
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Shoe Shine Service
- Spa Services
- Laundry Service
- In-Room Spa Services
- In-Room Amenities
- CD Players
- Direct Dial Telephones
- DVD Players
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- iPod Docks
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Linens
- Coffee & Tea Facilities
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Radio & CD Players
- Vaulted Ceilings
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Services
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
I can't join in the chorus of positive reviews. There are significant issues with this hotel. I can start with the pros: Staff was very pleasant; location is convenient; hotel is very stylish. Cons: The hotel was rehabbed about 10-12 years ago, and it's showing its age: Furniture is stained, and the sink/shower area and furniture are getting run-down. This is not a comfortable place--the high-style makeover seems to have placed form over function. Things are hard to use (sink, wardrobe), the wi-fi is slow, the lighting is harsh, you're walking around on a bare concrete floor...the novelty of the style wears off quickly, and you realize it's just not a cozy place to spend any amount of time. It's also a little dirty-feeling--there's a musky smell in the hallway, the sink is sketchy, the milk scum on the expresso machine was not cleaned since the last user, and the linens don't smell fresh. And now for my biggest kvetch: There's a sketchy bar on the first floor, which happens to be directly below my room. The proprietors neglected to share this fact with me, or the fact that this bar features live music. It's loud as hell (and not very good), and the vibrations from the bass are shaking everything in the room. It's currently after midnight, sleep is out of the question, and I have to be up in four hours to catch an early flight. I am very cranky about this.
pjloll - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This hotel is by far the best hotel in San Diego my husband and I have been too. Everything is exceptional and has pasted our expectations. We we're even given complementary glasses of champagne. We came down for the Padres game and are enjoying the hotel so much, we're going to skip the game. This is the only hotel in San Diego that we'll stay at from now on.
InbodenA - Oceanside, California
The customer service was outstanding from the moment I arrived. This a great downtown location with access to shopping and food in seconds. Everything is all nearby and you donâ€™t have to walk far. The hotel staff was great and Keep up the good work!
Jimster018 - San Jose, California
My husband and I had a very romantic and great experience at The Keating. They had excellent service and surprised us with a wonderful bottle of champage on ice for our anniversary of our first date. (we are married) We had a very nice stay at the Keating, and we'd definitely go back. Everyone at the front desk greeted us by name and wished us a Happy Anniversary. We stayed in a corner suite and it was wonderful. It was very clean, the bed was very comfortable, but 2 chairs needed new coverings. We were able to drown out the noise with music which we played through the night. Their sound system is amazing! It's located right in the heart of The Gaslamp District which is a great location, but it can get noisy. Enjoy, can't wait to go back!
25yrstime2travel - Orange, California
Just checked in but already feel very welcomed by the concierge, Matthew. He has already helped with not only directions but complimentary wine and helping clear out the mini fridge to make room for our own drinks. He also helped get us checked in early which was great! Room is clean and has a patio with a spa because of our room choice of the Fresca suite. Canâ€™t wait to finish our night here. Thanks!
Cvmosh - Oceanside, California