Heart of Downtown San Diego.

In the heart of downtown San Diego, you will find an iconic landmark jewel recognized as one of the finest hotels in the world. Plans to develop The Westgate Hotel came about in the early 1960’s when, on a visit to San Diego, President Eisenhower met with and discussed luxury hotels with C. Arnholt Smith, a local businessman and financier. Mr. Smith set a goal to bring in a new era of hospitality and sophistication to San Diego.

When the AAA Four Diamond Westgate Hotel would open its doors, it offered a truly memorable experience. Guests enjoy the European décor that rivaled the palaces in Europe, with the furnishings, paintings and decor. The Westgate represents a contemporary version of elegant buildings from Europe, including the lobby which is a recreation of one of the anterooms at Versailles. At the time of building the Westgate it would be the most expensive hotel in the country, costing $14.5 million. Because of its recognition for being one of the finest hotels in the world, it has been visited by several celebrities and dignitaries over the years.

The Westgate Hotel has grown and evolved with downtown San Diego over the last 45 years. Always evolving and renovating. The hotel offers exquisite contemporary cuisine consisting of California ingredients and French traditions, in the elegant and classic décor of the Westgate room. The Plaza bar will transport you to the Cole Porter era with artistic cocktail creations and live entertainment. The Sunday Brunch is a long standing locals’ tradition for memorable occasions.

With the hotel centrally located in downtown San Diego, you can easily walk to theatres, Horton Plaza, the Waterfront and Convention Center making the hotel a great location to hold meetings in the executive business lounge or banquet rooms. The hotel provides a multi-lingual staff, along with spa services, a fitness center and a rooftop pool. Because of the wonderful ambiance, in addition to the spectacular views of the city and ocean, the Westgate is a popular destination for weddings.

The Westgate Hotel is a part of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts and is a jewel in our downtown, making for a perfect ESCAPADITA.


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