500 WEST is an urban, European-style hotel with 260 contemporary guestrooms, fitness center and cafe. Located in a national registered historic landmark building, 500 WEST is situated in the heart of downtown San Diego. Adjacent to the San Diego Bay, 500 WEST is just steps from Little Italy, the historic Gaslamp entertainment district, Horton Plaza shopping, Seaport Village and the cruise ship terminal. The San Diego Convention Center is a short 5 -10 minute walk from our door step. It is an ideal location for the independent savvy traveler and long term guests. A recently completed multi-million dollar renovation has restored many of the beautiful features of this 1924 landmark building. It is noted that Charles Lindbergh once stayed at the hotel while his airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, was being constructed across the bay in Coronado. As guests walk through the doors they are greeted with a sense of synergy and the feeling they have found a true inner city retreat. Our living room style lobby is tastefully appointed with contemporary furnishings and is an ideal place for casual conversations. When its time to retire, guest will find themselves in rooms with sleek, modern furniture that combine European style and affordability. The simple, crisp palette of colors and materials soothe the senses, enhanced by the fragrant, light breezes from the San Diego Bay. Guests fall softly to sleep on our pillow-top mattresses and custom linens. Each 500 WEST guest room is tastefully furnished with flat-screen televisions and imported platform beds. Guests can retreat to their rooms for a little quiet time, sit at the elegant 500 WEST writing desk, perhaps be inspired to write a novel or just some postcards home. Your individual, shared bathroom is fitted with and complimentary toiletries. A stay at 500 WEST will refresh the budget-minded world traveler. As an independently owned and operated property, we provide our guests with exceptional service and value. It's an exciting, one-of-a-kind California experience. Sleep Small. Dream Big.