Welcome to Courtyard San Diego Downtown

Secure a Perfect Vacation at our Historic San Diego Hotel

Courtyard San Diego Downtown is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, the local entertainment and nightlife district. Baseball games and concerts at Petco Park are just 1 mile away, and the San Diego Convention Center is within walking distance for easy access to conferences and events. Our historic hotel is in the former San Diego Trust and Savings Bank building, and the original vault has been converted into a one-of-a-kind meeting space that your colleagues will be talking about for years to come. We also offer on-site catering services and built-in AV equipment. Free weights and cardio equipment in our fitness center will help you stay in shape during your California vacation. When you're ready to retire to your room, enjoy spacious accommodations with complimentary WiFi and ornate decor. Upgrade your stay with one of our scenic city or bay view options. Let Courtyard San Diego Downtown exceed your expectations.

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Newly Reinvented Downtown Hotel Rooms


Enjoy premium accommodations with abundant amenities at our timeless hotel, and indulge in a relaxing experience of ultimate comfort as our guests. All of our guest rooms and suites feature fresh decor and luxurious bedding with crisp linens and custom comforters.

Presidential Suite Living Room


The Heart of Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Trust and Savings Bank was founded by the Sefton family in 1889 and, under their stewardship, served as the city’s most prominent local financial institution until it was sold to First Interstate Bank in 1994. In September 1996, the doors closed after Wells Fargo Bank acquired First Interstate and sold numerous San Diego properties.

 The Gold Reserve Kitchen and Bar

Historic & Contemporary

The Perfect Mix

This building was, and remains, an important commercial structure associated with the history of the San Diego banking industry. The Courtyard by Marriott - San Diego Downtown is an outstanding example of commercial historic preservation that has transformed one of San Diego’s premier banking institutions into a vibrant hotel in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Presidential Suite Bedroom

Master Design

The San Diego Trust and Savings Bank Building was designed in 1927 in an Italian Romanesque Revival architectural style by master architect William Templeton Johnson, credited with shaping the character of San Diego during the first half of the 20th Century.

Front Desk
Lobby Seating Area

Architectural Milestone

The building at 530 Broadway represented a milestone in San Diego’s architectural development as not only the tallest building in San Diego, but also the most technologically advanced of its time.

Hotel Cupola View

Historical Landmark

In June 1996 the San Diego Trust and Savings Bank was listed on the San Diego Historical Site Board of Register as Historical Landmark #335 and in December of 1999, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior. Guests are welcome to join the guided tours of the hotel given by hotel ambassadors.

Historic San Diego hotel lobby

The Grand Lobby

The Grand Lobby has towering 32-foot-high ceiling with original stenciling. The Marble seen throughout was quarried from all over the world including the US, Greece, Italy, France, Great Britain, and North Africa. The 35 columns around the Lobby were created from 19 different types of marble brought to San Diego from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Safe Deposit Room - Entrance

Safe Deposit Room

The bank’s Safe Deposit room has been preserved as a unique meeting space with vault door weighing 47,000 pounds. A portion of the 14th floor was originally a shooting gallery where tellers (mostly ladies) were encouraged to practice straight shooting in case of a bank robbery.

Presidential Suite Patio

San Diego Skyline

The hotel also boasts one of the most breathtaking views of the beautiful San Diego skyline from the unique Presidential Suite. It was once the office and library of the building’s architect, William Templeton Johnson. With 1,000 square feet, including the sleeping room, balcony, and living space, the room can be utilized as an intimate reception space for weddings and events up to 25 people.

Billiards Room

Billiards Room

The Billiards Room is filled with artwork commissioned from a variety of local SoCal artists as well as historical photos from around the San Diego area.



Courtyard San Diego Downtown

530 Broadway, San Diego, California, USA, 92101

Tel: +1 619-446-3000

Italian Romanesque Revival

The hotel is a spectacular example of successful adaptive reuse, winning a 1999 People In Preservation award. The building was purchased in 1997 and converted to a 245-guest room hotel. On October 19th, 1999 the bronze and glass doors again welcomed visitors - this time as guests of the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown.

Billiards in downtown San Diego

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