CREF Hotel Accommodations

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is the official 2017 CREF hotel. Ideally located in the heart of downtown San Diego's historic, vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, the Westin Gaslamp offers an unparalleled San Diego experience, with every imaginable amenity, discounted CREF hotel room rates for all attendees, and proximity to the best of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter: premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural activities.

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter's striking bay and cityscape views provide a dramatic, awe-inspiring natural backdrop to your San Diego experience. The hotel's 450 guest rooms and suites, all recently remodeled to inspire a sense of serenity and balance, offer a sanctuary of soothing color palettes, natural wood and stone accents, and sophisticated, contemporary décor.

Enjoy the features the Westin has become known for worldwide: Heavenly Bed®, flat-screen TV, and spa-inspired bath amenities. Leave your CREF hotel feeling rested, energized, and renewed.

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CREF Hotel Reservation Details

Cuto Date and Room Rate

The cutoff date for the reduced CREF hotel group rate of $209 single or double is Wednesday, September 6, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Facility Charge

A daily facility Charge of $20.00 per room, per night (plus tax) includes the following amenities:

  • High Speed Internet Access (Up to 10mb/s) in guest room and the lobby
  • Local and domestic long distance phone calls
  • Daily $10 Food & Beverage voucher (excludes alcohol: any one of our Venues: Pinzimini, Ingredients & In Room Dining)
  • 1-hour usage of Tangent office space and amenities, based upon availability

Check-In and Check-Out Times

Check-in time is 3:00 PM; checkout time is 12:00 PM. All guests arriving before 3:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available.


If cancellation occurs within 72 hours, an amount equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to the guaranteed credit card, or the deposit will be non-refundable.

Early Checkout Fee

If a guest reserves a room within our CREF 2017 room block and then checks out prior to the guest’s reserved checkout date, the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter will add an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax.

Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Cross-Reference Room Block

In order to ensure that CREF 2017 meets its contractual requirement to sell a specified number of rooms per night, CREF has requested that the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Hotel cross-reference registration lists to identify rooms erroneously booked outside of the reserved room block.

Non-Smoking Policy

The Hotel does not allow smoking inside the building. This includes electronic cigarettes/devices. There are designated smoking areas outside the Hotel.


Valet parking is $48 per day.

Guest Loyalty Program

Join the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program to earn Starpoints®, which you can redeem for stays or for VIP access to sporting events, culinary experiences, concerts and more.

You can now link your Starwood Preferred Guest® account with Marriott Rewards or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® to enjoy two new additional advantages: elite status match and the opportunity to transfer points between the two programs. Learn more at

Air & Ground Travel to San Diego, CA

Those arriving by air will fly into the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

A short taxi, Uber, or Super Shuttle ride (under 3 miles / 5 km) will transport you from the airport to the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.