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The gaslamp quarter is an open market for visitors looking for a room between walls that stand behind the times. Hotels, in the downtown theater and shopping district William Hearst Davis and Alonzo Horton built are spared from the quarter's new beginnings on a clean slate.

Redevelopment heralded during the 1990s and 2000s did not end with the disrepute of the Gaslamp Plaza Suites, still located on the E Street and 5th Avenue corner. The Gaslamp Quarter Association has not let the revitalization work done on the downtown blocks wipe out local history. Five dollars off coupons that lower quarter tour prices make picking out the grand historical buildings easier to afford.

Eleven stories tall, the unforgotten plaza hotel, fits visitors on a stay in reclining rooms made secure by the building's marble walls. Class steps are taken on a marble stairway. Brass doorknobs open the doors.

History preserved in the hotel rooms prevents a break with San Diego's downtown past. To the people who make the Gaslamp Plaza Suites a requested home, a thriving downtown district needs doorways into long settled rooms. Keeping the hotel on the National Register of Historic Places is just the written honor.

December is a time to throw a holiday party at The Melting Pot restaurant at the hotel, and join the list of those who have found historic class soothing.

Between Market Street and G Street, people on the 5th Avenue walks in the Gaslamp Townhouse building who look up to the second and third floors see fully restored two story townhomes, with a library and a grand foyer. Four to six can sleep in the rooms lit by moonlight that shines through historic bay windows. The huge skylights make the light last longer.

Near the Cafe Sevilla, a choice to stay at a feature happening modern hotel with spectacular downtown views or no place is no choice at all. Landmarks keep the market open.

The line continues next week. . . . .

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