Andaz San Diego
What We Love
- Convenient and fun Gaslamp location
- Free WiFi
- Happening rooftop nightclub
- A minibar with free soft drinks and snacks
What To Know
- Not ideal for families; the late night bar scene might not suit everyone
- Four miles from the Old Town Trolley
- Valet parking costs $40 per night
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hotel knows how to make an entrance. Its soaring lobby is a please-touch welcome of buttery leather–covered columns, an edgy wall-length mural and mod loungers, all presided over by a Vogue-worthy staff. They kick things up a notch in the sultry rooftop bar — a communal firepit and cabanas that invite bad behavior silhouetted against glittering skyline views. With no stuffy uniforms and no front desk to speak of, the experience is more like being greeted by an old friend — an old friend who happens to look as if she belongs in a Vogue spread.
Bed & Bath
Sophisticated yet sleek, the 159 guestrooms come in creamy whites and chocolate-browns, with custom features in warm woods. The aesthetic balances modern design (think glass and steel tables and white sofas) with warmth and comfort. Expansive windows overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter add a good dose of natural light. Exhibitionist bathrooms have glass walls open to the bedrooms, along with rain showers and built-in speaker systems, ideal for pumping some jams while getting ready for a night out.
Bikinis and sunglasses replace cocktail dresses and stilettos at Andaz’s rooftop bar, RoofTop600, a haven of private, secluded cabanas. Downstairs is the Andaz Wine Bar, which offers some 88 vintages by the glass.
In the Area
Andaz San Diego is located in the lively Gaslamp Quarter, within walking distance of the city’s trendiest galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Soak up some culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art, housed in a former rail depot downtown. Animal lovers can spend the day with gorillas, giraffes and bears at the famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, while golf enthusiasts hit the green at Torrey Pines Golf Course, a clifftop course that looks out over the Pacific. At the end of a busy day, peckish guests should take on the Noble Experiment, a gastropub speakeasy backed by bartender Sam Ross, formerly of NYC’s Milk and Honey.
How to Get There
The hotel was wonderful and so centrally located for a great visit to San Diego. Walking distance to Petco field and so much more in the Gas Light District. Great location, spotless, comfortable, great staff, just a really good experience. Wonderful family experience.
The hotel is Centerly located...just perfect. Uber would be their with in 1-3 minuets. Friday and Sat Night has thousands of people on 5th and 6th street. The hotel is cozy. Rooms comfortable, beds comfortable...bring your favorite pillow. Theirs are to big for my neck.
A bit expensive for a small modern room with no hooks to hang your towels, and chairs would not move well if you want to sit down. It was adequate...and nice. Excellent frount desk and doorman...
If you're looking for a hotel in the heart of the nightlife, walking distance to amazing restaurants, cleaning staff that checks in daily, a friendly staff/valet crew that makes you feel important and welcome, this truly has a
I originally wanted to stay at the Grand Hyatt in San Diego, but it could not accommodate my dates. They offered me a reservation at the Andaz. It was perfect for me, as I was traveling alone. So beautiful. I appreciated the extras - complimentary waters daily and snacks. It was a 20 minute walk from my conference, but I didn't mind, given I was attending a fitness conference. The room was so comfortable, staff wonderful. The room would have been too small for a couple in my opinion. Loved the rooftop bar/pool area. I would definitely go back in a heart beat! I would just check on their scheduled events, though; it was noisy one evening due to its
Excellent service, friendly staff, clean, comfortable, good location. I had never stayed at an Andaz before and will definitely seek them out on my next vacation. We originally chose them because they are dog friendly, but we did not end up bringing our dog. Which was great because we were able to enjoy the amazing pool, restaurant, and view on the roof top!