This condo is in the best location possible. Walk to Petco Park, Convention Center, Balboa Park, the Zoo, the Bay, etc... All the best restaurants and bars a stones throw away in every direction. The airport is just a 7 minute taxi ride. The famous Horton Plaza mall is just 2 blocks away! Walk Score calls it a "Walker's Paradise" with a rating of "100"!
The building is on F street and between 6th and 5th in the most popular Gaslamp District.
4. Festivals/Block Parties: Gaslamp Quarter is home to many popular festivals throughout the year including Mardi Gras, ShamROCK, Halloween Time, and the San Diego Film Festival. Locals look forward to June when the Taste of Gaslamp festival allows participants to explore and sample food from several restaurants in the district. The Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade is not to be missed in December!
10. Harbor Cruises: The many cruises around San Diego Harbor offer scenic escapes away from the bustle of the city. You can eat and drink in style aboard a pleasure ship while enjoying the freedom of the water. For the more audacious, Pirate Ship Adventures provides the opportunity to join a buccaneer crew and participate in swashbuckling activities while exploring the Harbor.
15. Copley Symphony Hall: Home to the San Diego Symphony, this multi-functional facility was originally The Fox Theater movie palace, built in 1929. State-of-the-art digital sound and lighting capabilities have been installed in this continually updated venue, but, rest assured, the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber have been preserved. A full-sized Robert Morton pneumatic pipe organ and two carbon-arc film projectors are featured within the performance chamber. This symphony hall is not just for music though, it can accommodate comedy shows, corporate and civic events, and film screenings.
House Rules: Treat it as if it were your own! Please be courteous to the property, building, and people around. NO SMOKING! No partying, drugs, excessive noise, etc. Please be responsible !!!
Great place. Great location. A little bit loud on the Friday and Saturday nights given the party atmosphere in the Gaslamp, but hey, it's San Diego and people are having fun. If you want super quiet, the suburbs are a short drive away. But for a great San Diego experience and location, this condo is outstanding. You are literally in the heart of great restaurants, shopping, etc. Also if you are attending a conference by the water, this condo is only a 7-8 minute walk away (Hilton, Manchester Hyatt, etc). Also 3 minutes from the baseball park.
The price is great compared to other places on VRBO. The condo is spacious, and everything you need is in the condo (bottle opener, towel, iron, ironing board, etc.). The building is old, but the condo has clearly had some nice renovation work. The building has some cool character...with the old school elevator and all. This condo was heads above staying in an overpriced 'surgical suite' in the Hilton or one of the other conference hotels.
The wifi was a bit slow, but it worked and did the trick when I needed it.
Sarp the owner was great. No hassle and no nonsense. Next conference I attend in San Diego, I'll be booking this condo for sure.
The location of the condo was ideal and therefore, we chose to overlook the fact that it was dirty and noisy. Keep in mind that the building is old and worn and due to the location, parking is difficult to find. Park It On Market is a few blocks away and you can park on the street for free on Sundays if you can find a spot. There were only two bath towels and no wash cloths and we barely had enough toilet paper. We wore shoes the whole time because of the stains on the carpet. The noise from local bars and restaurants was very loud and carried on till 2 a.m. We enjoyed our stay, but will consider staying somewhere else next time.
Great location but plenty of issues. The condo is right in the middle of the middle of the gaslamp district easy walk to the convention center or Petco.
When I booked this for a convention months beforehand I had no information about ShamRock a huge block party for St Patrick's day. If Sarp had let us know that the
Condo was inside the block party and someone was going to bring us wristbands I might have scheduled a later flight or not booked the last night. Our flight out was at 7am on Saturday after the Friday night bash. We tried to contact Sarp earlier in the week to see if we could check out a night earlier and maybe he could have found someone that wanted the wristbands and their own private bathroom. It could have really been a selling point if we would have known. As it was we had to make other arrangements for Friday night. Sarp never replied to our request.
Also as others mentioned the carpet was filthy. The bed skirt looked like someone vomited on it. The condo was on the 4th floor and the elevator was ancient. It was also out of order both when we brought our bags in and out. The TV in the bedroom was not connected to the cable box. We contacted Sarp about this issue as well and he did not respond. The bathroom had only 2 towels for the week and no bath mat.
Most of these things could have easily been dealt with if Sarp had informed us about the party and responded to our questions.
The condo definitely is old and there are a lot of stains in the carpet, otherwise it was pretty clean. The noise hasn't been mentioned by other reviewers and I recommend finding lodging elsewhere if you're sensitive to noise at all. There's a few bars behind the condo and the walls are thin.
Location is excellent and host was moderately easy to get a hold of.
I think it's a "get what you pay for" kind of place.
I wouldn't stay here again but it's because of the noise issue.
The condo is in a great location. It is walking distance to so many shops and restaurants. You can eat dinner at a different place everyday. We used Uber and Lyft to travel further out of town. We also took the trolley which is only a 10 minute walk from the condo. The only issue is the cleanliness of the condo. It could use a deep cleaning. Bring slip on shoes to wear around the condo. And we ended up washing the towels that were supplied. I think they have daily housekeeping available but not sure and there is probably a fee for that. But for what we paid for a week, it saved us hundreds of dollars as compared to the local high end hotels. And if you are in San Diego you should be spending most of your time sight seeing anyway.
Great location!! In the heart of the Gaslamp district. I had a conference at the Hilton Bay side and it was an easy 15 minutes walk and a 10 minute walk to Petco park. I wouldn't say that it is professionally cleaned. The kitchen table was sticky in spots and had water type marks all over it. Overall I would recommend this condo.