Born in 1924. Reborn for the Modern Traveler.

The Guild’s oath “... providing comforts and conveniences that will afford practically unlimited opportunity for pleasure and social diversions.”
1924 Dedication

The Guild Hotel is a reimagination of the iconic, historic Armed Services Building with a rich YMCA history in the heart of downtown San Diego. Born in 1924 and reborn in 2019, The Guild, a Marriott San Diego Tribute Portfolio Hotel, seamlessly blends historic charm and modern amenities for an inspiring stay in America's Finest City. Perfect for savoring an authentic downtown experience, our hotel is steps from Little Italy, the Bayfront, the historic USS Midway Museum, and also in close proximity to the renowned Gaslamp District, Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Convention Center, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo ®, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and San Diego International Airport.

Explore and indulge in an unforgettable taste of modern nostalgia. high ceilings, original tilework, elegant archways and exposed brick walls complement our Riviera-style courtyard and Grace Garden, an outdoor urban oasis suitable for romantic soirees. Find sanctuary in our fashionable accommodations complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, free bottled water and local artwork.

Whether planning a corporate retreat, fundraising gala, or a dream wedding, The Guild has a variety of uniquely restored, creative indoor and outdoor event spaces. Savor custom cocktails at The Guild Bar, or overtake our one-of-a-kind ballroom, which throughout our hundred-year history has hosted everything from boxing matches to Marine Balls. Dwell in luxury at The Guild Hotel, San Diego, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

1924: YMCA Opens

500 West Broadway would be home to the new Army Navy YMCA, and host to tens of thousands of guests within months of opening its doors.

1924-1970: Army Navy YMCA

No one decade defines the building, from dedicated to the newest evolution, millions of guests have passed through the doors celebrating service, family and friends.

2019: The Guild Opens

The Guild Hotel is a reimagination of the iconic historic Armed Services YMCA building in the heart of Downtown San Diego.