The Guild Hotel San Diego
San Diego, California
From golden sand beaches to the Laguna Mountains, San Diego ranks as one of the most beautiful cities in America. Your perfect stay, with perfect hospitality, in a perfect location, in a perfect city, can be found at The Guild Hotel. Once the grand downtown historic home of the YMCA welcoming hundreds of thousands Army and Navy servicemen each year from its completion in 1924 to 1970. Revisioned and transformed in 2019, its classic facade now is home to the sleek modern boutique hotel, The Guild, welcoming San Diego’s discerning business and leisure travelers with historic charm and the popular minimalist chic sophistication in its ideal downtown location, set between the Gaslamp Quarter’s famed nightlife and Little Italy’s renowned restaurant scene, easily accessible to the San Diego Convention Center and the Padres’ home at Petco Ball Park.
The century old YMCA building retains lovely historic elements in its elegant archways, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, original tilework, and small details throughout. The once popular basketball court that thrummed with the pounding footfalls of young servicemen, now sparkles as the Grace Ballroom hosting events from corporate meetings with all the requisite state of the art technology, formal social gatherings, charity events, and stylish weddings. The former swimming pool has been transformed into the elegant Society Ballroom, where the only splashes and bubbles are now served in champagne glasses.
The modern chic of the spacious lobby is now an emblematic designer palette where guests will luxuriate in velvet furnishings at the Guild Bar, enjoying handcrafted cocktails, local brews, and the sophisticated ‘shaken not stirred’ martini menu. Gatherings spill into the courtyard’s inviting urban outdoor space, Poppy, delighting in the light fare served in its atmospheric charm. The lobby also hosts the Guild Cafe, popular coffee bar, bakery, and with an enticing breakfast menu which demands your indulgence to sit, inside or in the courtyard, and enjoy your coffee with amazing Chiliquiles, Really French Toast, Chia Pudding, savory Baja breakfast, fresh fruits or a Croque Madam that will definitely awaken your taste buds. You will be glad you started your day at the Fitness Center on that Peloton Cycle or weight machine, upping your cardio workout, and prepping for your breakfast run to The Guild Cafe.
Accommodations at The Guild align with the minimalist modern vibe throughout the hotel. Sophisticated simplicity and efficiency complement design elements of luxury in superior mattress comfort and premier toiletries for the bath. From cozy single guest rooms, city level or loft rooms, the Journeyman, Master or Penthouse Suite, travelers on the go can appreciate the calming retreat that awaits.
Take in all San Diego offers with the helpful assist of your Guild concierge team… they are the go-to for reservations, tickets, entertainment, sports, museums, USS Midway, and, of course, Balboa Park and the famed San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Park. Venture a bit further to charming Coronado Island, or range out to Del Mar, Legoland or SeaWorld. Make your staycay, vacay, or business trip your perfect getaway.