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Opening Spring 2023

A charming, coastal-inspired urban lodge in the heart of the Gaslamp District

Palihotel San Diego reimagines the historic St. James Hotel, originally built in 1885, as a vibrant and bustling mainstay. Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District and featuring 122 guest rooms, Palihotel San Diego is a charming neighborhood hotel inspired by America’s nautical heritage. Each guest room blends Palisociety’s signature California quirky sensibility with the quaint appeal of coastal cabins and a preppy spirit. Equal parts youthful and refined, travelers and locals can celebrate San Diego’s rich history and modern delights from this convenient home base.
The hotel also features Saint James French Diner, an all-day dining room that blends the approachable nature of an American diner with the subtle elegance of a French bistro. The bill of fare coupled with the high-energy of 1960’s French pop and garage rock is an homage to roadside food halls in southern France, where bee-hived waitresses serve tables of hungry truckers the Plat du Jour.
We look forward to welcoming you!

Inviting accommodationsOur Rooms

Our vibrant rooms and suites offer a preppy-meets-nautical sensibility with a touch of youthful Americana. From Queen and King rooms to an expansive King Suite, each room at Palihotel San Diego features custom bespoke furniture, Bellino Fine Linens, Diptyque bath amenities, a Nespresso coffee machine, SMEG mini fridge, a fully-stocked minibar, soothing rain shower, complimentary Wi-Fi, and so much more.

American diner meets Southern FranceDining & Events

Saint James French Diner blends the utilitarian nature of the American diner with the subtle elegance of French bistro cuisine. Located just off the lobby of Palihotel San Diego, menu is hearty and simple, yet refined by nature. It’s shared mussels and a beer at lunch and it’s a pork chop and ratatouille served with two martinis at night. It’s sensible, unpretentious, and totally chic.

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