Keating Building

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Keating Building
Keating Building, San Diego.jpg
LocationNorthwest corner of 5th & F street, San Diego, California
Built byReid Brothers
ArchitectGeorge J. Keating
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
Part ofGaslamp Quarter Historic District (#80000841[1])
Designated CPMay 23, 1980

The Keating Building,[2] also known as The Keating Hotel, is now 35-room luxury boutique hotel in San Diego. Located in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Keating is located near the San Diego Convention Center, Balboa Theater, and Petco Park.

It is a five-story Romanesque Revival-style building, built as an office building with then modern conveniences of steam heat and a wire cage elevator, in 1890. It was designed by George J. Keating and was completed by the Reid Brothers after Keating's death. The San Diego Savings Bank occupied the corner space in the building from 1893 to about 1912, and its old safe was still in the building in 1980.[3]

In the 2000s its interior was redesigned by Pininfarina and in 2007 it was re-opened as the Keating Hotel.[4]

In 2012, the hotel was featured on the FOX reality series Hotel Hell starring Gordon Ramsay.[5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2013-11-02.
  2. ^ "Historical Landmarks Designated by the San Diego Historical Resources Board" (PDF). San Diego Historical Resources Board. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Michael Stepner (November 5, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Gaslamp Quarter Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved February 6, 2019. With accompanying photos (Keating Building is shown in photo #46)
  4. ^ "The Keating Hotel". Website. The Keating Hotel. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "(HOT-102) "Keating Hotel"". Listings - Hotel Hell on Fox. the Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012.

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