Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
660 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 238-4100
Fax: (619) 238-5310
Unusual furnishings from all over the world fill this small but enchanting shop. Located just outside the Gaslamp Quarter on Historic Market Street, the custom-made sofas are in particular demand. The owners ship all over the world. The selection of fine mirrors is extensive, with many styles, designs and sizes from traditional fine craftspeople in Spain, Mexico and Indonesia. As a small shop, the staff knows first hand what good mirrors can do to enhance the feeling of spaciousness! Custom mirror orders are welcomed. Most ATM cards are also accepted here.
The Gaslamp Quarter location of this cupcake specialty "lounge" is a little unfair to locals—far more conventioneers get to sample the wares at this artisanal cupcake shop. The available flavors change daily and with the seasons, with a few standards which are always available, such as red velvet and orange chip. In fall, the favorite is the pumpkin cupcake adorned with ginger cream cheese icing, and topped with their signature candy halo ring. Seating is limited, and this is not a place for the sugar-phobic or low-carb dieter. But it's a great place to grab an easy sugar rush to prepare for a night downtown.
While the eponymous chocolate rules the roost here, this small, friendly cafe also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options, ranging from a fresh-baked croissant to egg dishes and savory crepes filled with spiced cheeses and imported ham; there's also a few choice pasta dishes. Working from intense chocolate stocks such as roc lait, virgole, and gascon, these core ingredients turn into everything from towering cakes and pastries to Sicilian gelatos and sinfully-rich, European-style hot chocolates and chocolate-infused coffees. - deTraci Regula
Need a tuxedo for that special evening out? This is where the most stylish of men come to rent or buy their evening wear. Complete tuxedo packages are available with accessories and shoes for all sizes. Browse through an extensive selection of designer tuxedos on hand. If you are in a rush, last-minute requests can be accommodated. The establishment has five stores throughout the county.
Try not to get lost in this gargantuan maze of flamboyant colors, eccentric angles, trendy and expensive shops that include clothes, food, movies, books, maps and more. At this ultimate urban mall, you can find gourmet coffee and gourmet ice cream, but you may not be able to find your way out. So hold onto your friends as you spend a long and twisty day in this exciting outdoor mall. Department stores include Nordstrom and Macy's. Also houses the Regal United Artists Theatre 14. See website for full list of businesses.
Located inside of the Super JR Market in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, in the Market Deli and Catering, the Best Damn Beer Shop offers beer, wine, spirits, cheese, prepared foods, and more. Among their beer list, of which many beers they offer are made at San Diego breweries, are Alpine Pure Hopiness, Green Flash Barleywine, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Anchorage Love Buzz Saison, Chimay White, and many more. Throughout the year, the Best Damn Beer Shop hosts various events, such as the Best Damn Sour Fest, which includes a tasting of a secret keg. And for those who want to enjoy more of the Best Damn Beer Shop, they offer the Best Damn Home Brew Shop for home brewing. - Erick Pettersen
Attention all sports fans! This is the shop to go to if you're looking for that special collector's card to fill out your collection. In this shop, sports fanatics (and those who love them) will find the perfect gift. Sports cards from the worlds of baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, horse racing, boxing and many obscure sports line the walls from floor to ceiling. Also on hand are autographed balls, helmets and jerseys. The helpful staff will also search for that elusive sports card free of charge.
Deluxe leather and fine tapestry luggage, business cases and handbags in useful, durable designs plus lots of handy, helpful travel accessories designed to make your trips easier and more efficient are exactly what you will find here. It is not just function; these items have style! Business gear includes the Tumi Modernist Collection, with buttery-smooth leather folders, organizers and wallets, Fisher pens (including the Millennium model) and the famous gravity-not-required Fisher Space Pen originally developed for NASA astronauts.
Serving San Diego for decades now, this downtown jeweler specializes in romantic jewels and fine watches by Cartier, Seiko, Swatch, Bulova and other prestigious name brands. American Gem Society-certified jewels can be found behind the counter. Fine diamonds in white or yellow gold settings abound, along with a few in trendy and even more precious platinum. Custom orders are also available, along with a jewelry redesign service to update settings.
If you know and love wine, this is the shop for you. A brilliant collection of worldwide wines packs two floors, where a bottle of Chaucer's Mead is found in a corner of a room holding a 1982 Chateau Lynch Bages imperial (5-liter bottle) of Bordeaux. At the Wine Bank, separate rooms are devoted to the output of specific nations or, in some cases, to a particular type of wine, allowing easy comparisons. Regular wine tastings are scheduled. So swirl your glass and sip on to the finest of varieties!
Situated appropriately enough in the beautiful historic Brunswick Building in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, this is a favorite browsing and shopping venue for stylish antiques and knick-knacks. There is always interesting European china and porcelain on display, together with distinctive antique and vintage jewelry, fashion and floral prints of yesteryear and some pieces of vintage furniture to delight the discerning buyer. As with so many shops in this quarter of San Diego, it is a pleasure to enter the its door.
Located in historic downtown, this old building really used to be a cracker factory. Now Olde Cracker Factory is one of the best antique malls in San Diego. Almost like a maze (be careful, you do not want to miss anything), the building houses numerous tiny rooms replete with antiques and collectibles offered by scores of dealers. Some of the most unusual shops focus on items such as: Hawaiian collectibles, rare books, early California potters and Vargas girls pin-ups. Fine antiques and jewelry also have their space.