A charming, coastal-inspired urban lodge in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter
Palisociety reimagines the historic Hotel St. James, originally built in 1912, into Palihotel San Diego, a vibrant and bustling mainstay located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Featuring 122 guest rooms, Palihotel San Diego brings a youthful, design-centric offering to San Diego’s hotel landscape, showcasing a preppy, nautical-inspired charm, a new restaurant, and a guest-exclusive roof deck offering daily social hour and the best views of the city. Equally approachable and refined, travelers and locals can celebrate San Diego’s rich history and modern delights from this convenient home base.
Palihotel San Diego features Saint James French Diner, a restaurant and bar that blends the utilitarian nature of an American diner with the subtle elegance of French bistro cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the menu is hearty and simple, yet refined by nature, paying homage to roadside food halls in Southern France. It’s shared mussels and a beer in the afternoon and it’s a burger and two martinis at night. It’s sensible, unpretentious, and totally chic.
Warm, charming, and jovial, this historic hotel and its dining spaces are ideal for intimate soirées, post-convention cocktail hours, private dining, and more.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Inviting accommodationsOur Rooms
Palihotel San Diego features highly stylized, fun, and approachable accommodations with a preppy-meets-nautical design sensibility that appeals to a broad range of travelers. From Queen and King rooms to an expansive King Suite, each room features custom bespoke furniture, Bellino Fine Linens, Diptyque bath amenities, a Nespresso coffee machine, SMEG mini fridge, a fully stocked minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and so much more.