The Westgate Hotel - San Diego, California - Euro-style Hotel in the Gaslamp District

The Four-Diamond Westgate Hotel brings a bit of European style to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. The use of elegant Richelieu furniture in the rooms and decorative French artwork in the hallways and lobby set a Continental tone. But guests won't forget they are in Southern California, as the upper floors offer excellent views of Coronado Bridge, downtown San Diego and the Harbor.

Room options at the Westgate Hotel range from 400-square-foot standard Guest Rooms to the 1,500-square-foot Presidential Suite. All units come with European imported furniture, oversized work desks, down pillows and comforters, oversized marble showers, plush bath robes and slippers, 32-inch color televisions, DVD players, and complimentary wireless Internet access. The Royal Suites also have step-out balconies.

For casual dining, The Westgate Room offers breakfast from 6:30am, lunch from 11am, and dinner starting at 5pm each day. The last seating is at 9pm. The menu can best be described as Continental-California, adding a European flair to fresh local produce, game, seafood, and fish. The Westgate also serves afternoon tea daily from 2pm to 5pm and a champagne brunch on Sundays from 10am to 2pm.

At the hotel's Plaza Bar, visitors can enjoy live piano entertainment while relaxing with drinks and snacks. After-theatre fare includes pates, cheeses, pastries, specialty coffees and cocktails. There is also a Happy Hour Menu featuring half-off on specialty martinis and food between 5pm and 7pm on weekdays.

A full range of health and wellness services are provided on site at Le Spa, which can be found on the lower lobby level. Massages, facials and other spa services are available from 8am to 8pm daily. Le Spa also has a fitness center with complimentary access for hotel guests. The center's hours are 6am to 10pm daily.

Some 17 event spaces are available at the West Gate Hotel for meetings, social gatherings, weddings, and more. The Grand Lobby can be used for functions of up to 100 persons, while the 2,550-square-foot Versailles Ballroom with its hand-cut crystal chandeliers can accommodate banquets and receptions for 240~250 guests. For larger groups, the 7,000-square-foot Riviera Terrace on the third floor can seat up to 1,000.

Among other facilities on the premises are a Gift Shop on the lower lobby level and the Gourmet Wine and Delicatessen, which is open from 9am to 3pm Tuesday through Friday. The latter has recently added a floral boutique, specializing in arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, bridal showers and weddings. There is a full-service Business Center, too. Located in the Bordeaux Room off of the Grand Lobby, it is open daily from 10am to 7pm.

The address of the Westgate Hotel is 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, California 92101. If coming by car from Interstate 5 North, get off at the Front Street/Civic Center exit and take the Front Street ramp to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway and then left again Second Avenue. The hotel entrance is on the right. Overnight parking is available for hotel guests at a rate of $28/day.

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