Top Choice in Cheap Hotels near San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter
As a major historic district within San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the the city. If you are looking for a conveniently located hotel, the Vagabond Inn is just minutes from the best beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment San Diego has to offer including the Gaslamp Quarter. Experience the best in Mission Valley hotels near downtown San Diego with the Vagabond Inn.
The Historic Gaslamp Quarter Provides Endless Entertainment
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gaslamp Quarter was designed to improve the downtown district of San Diego and was built to create a new city center that was more accessible to the bay. Starting in 1867, the Gaslamp Quarter was laid out over a sixteen and a half block area, taking a number of years to develop. The Quarter included restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, hotels, artisan shops and many other business developments. In all, there would be more than 400 businesses in the new Gaslamp Quarter.
After a few years, the Quarter began to decline with the inclusion of a “redlight” district within the business community. The new “business” began to give the area a bad reputation and along with the new development of street cars and private vehicles, businesses began to spread out, away from the center of town, leaving the Quarter to decline and include businesses with a less reputable clientele. The Quarter was left to become a rundown section of town for several years until talk of redevelopment for the old Gaslamp Quarter began in the business community.
In the early 1980′s the Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA) was organized to begin redeveloping the old business community and a number of renovations were made to bring the Victorian style buildings back to their old glory. The Quarter is now filled with more modern restaurants, hotels, businesses and shops that are housed in the renovated Victorian buildings. The Gaslamp Quarter is now a very popular tourist destination in the city and walking or Segway tours are available. Many San Diego vacationers enjoy learning about the history of the city as well as seeing Victorian architecture.
Affordable Rates for Mission Valley Hotels near Downtown San Diego
Vacationers in San Diego choose the Vagabond Inn because of our central location, comfortable and modern rooms, high quality customer service and affordable rates for hotels near the Gaslamp in San Diego. Call 1-800-571-2933 to speak with our Reservation Manager and experience the best San Diego has to offer in hotel accommodations.