Palihotel San Diego

830 6th Avenue, San Diego / La Jolla, USA
122 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The original Hotel St. James sign still stands atop this 1912 Victorian-style hotel building in San Diego’s nightlife-focused Gaslamp Quarter. Today, though, the old St. James is now Palihotel San Diego, a 122-room boutique hotel by the Los Angeles–born Palisociety group. Like all of their hotels, Palihotel San Diego aims to preserve the character of its setting, from the marble staircase and the vintage elevators to the Victorian architectural details in the rooms. Equally, though, it’s distinctive for its signature Palihotels look — rich colors, eclectic, vintage-inspired décor, and a pronounced French accent.

In fact the rooms are uncharacteristically light and bright, making the most of the light from their Victorian-sized windows. Inside are substantial comforts, including plush queen or king beds alongside boutique-hotel favorites like Nespresso machines and SMEG mini-fridges. Saint James French Diner is the hotel’s versatile restaurant and bar, inspired in its aesthetics by the food halls of the south of France. Its menu, similarly, adds a French bistro influence to upscale American diner fare. And the roof deck, open Thursday through Sunday, is the perfect place for a late-afternoon drink before a night out in the always-lively Gaslamp Quarter.

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Palihotel San Diego
830 6th Avenue, San Diego / La Jolla, USA

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)

Need to Know

  • Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
  •  Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement

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