slide1The term “boutique hotel” has been muddled by every real estate developer or big box conglomerate trying to stake their claim in the smaller, more high style concept of overnight accommodations. Today’s sophisticated and savvy travelers are looking for more than mere hip and hype when choosing from the plethora of hotel options available. Enter Hotel Occidental, a completely revitalized historic property in the center of San Diego’s urban core, developed specifically for people like you  – International, business and leisure travelers who seek not only substance and style, but value, quality, comfort, convenience, and most importantly, superior guest service

The two-story, 55-room Hotel Occidental is the true definition of hybrid, combining modern amenities and stylish decor with old-world charm and appeal and the functional simplicity of European lodging, creating a practical, comfortable and affordable solution for both overnight and extended-stay guests. A complete redesign, in 2005, of this 1920’s classic now gives way to a contemporary Euro-style hotel that boasts four extremely versatile room types fitting for every kind of guest, from the traveling conventioneer, the international student, to the young family enjoying a San Diego vacation that won’t break the bank.

Hotel Occidental is leading a new wave of European style accommodations found in other large cities like New York and Chicago, where older structures are completely rehabilitated and converted into more refined, urban identity hotels. Due to the varied uses of these once vibrant buildings, the size of the interior rooms often do not allow for ensuite bathrooms. So, in true European fashion, the “water closet” is just across the hall. Hotel Occidental’s unique layout allows each guestroom to vary in type and size – no two rooms are alike. With accommodations that fit any lifestyle on any budget, the hotel’s smaller ”twin” and “full” guestrooms share one of several nearby private, lockable lavatory facilities. Every private bath features sinks and mirrors, and stall showers. The hotel’s larger full rooms and suites include either an in-room half-bath or full-bath, some with showers and others with shower/tub combinations.

The Occidental’s reputation as San Diego’s premier hybrid hotel is validated by the many loyal return guests who appreciate its eclectic blend of simple elegance, all the essentials, and classic features. The hotel’s remodeled interior completely transformed its classic mission style into sleek, comfortable spaces with many contemporary design elements. The cozy guestrooms are minimally furnished, with custom built-ins, containing a sink, microwave, and mini-fridge, TVs with DVD players, central air conditioning, complimentary high speed wireless internet access, and in-room telephones with free local (619) calls.

For a hotel smack in the center of everything San Diego, with Downtown & Balboa Park mere blocks away – you can’t beat this hotel, anywhere in the city.