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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great hotel, perfect location and the best rooftop bar, pool and hangout area. Fantastic view. Although the rooms are on the smaller side they area beautifully appointed. Bed was comfy and shower was huge.
Where do I start? I have been trying different hotel chains and thought that I found one in Hyatt that was clean and had an honest staff. This is my third stay in about a year at Hyatt and the other two experiences were excellent so this is very frustrating to write. Let me start by saying that all seemed to be fine until 3 or 4 days into our trip we had room service come to the door and accused us of smoking. My fiancé answered the door and I was in the shower. She explained it was probably just from the steam from my shower as I was taking a long shower in the awesome shower. At that point I thought that the issue was over. The next day since we did not have room service they were calling and knocking on the door despite the do not disturb being on the door. This was followed by multiple other attempts to clean the room even though we prefer not to have the room cleaned unless we are in the room due to items coming up missing from other stays. This was followed by a welfare check because we did not have room cleaned. At the end of the stay when we checked out they added a $250 room charge because of smoking. First we never smoked in the room. Second when we checked in there was a smoke eater in the room from apparent previous smoking(Probably why they smelled smoke in room despite us not smelling or smoking anything). I was told by the Manager that security had smelt smoke in our wing which had several hotel rooms. After no cooperation from the Manager I told him that I would no longer be staying at Hyatt and he seemed fine with that in fact he was no help whatsoever. The other issue was this area was very noisy and I was not told this would be the case. Earplugs were provided but if I had known the noise would have been as bad as it was I would have booked a room elsewhere. I am extremely frustrated and will be filing a dispute with my credit card over the $250 charge. Had I had known we would be charged this fee we would have saved ourselves the walk to around the corner to smoke on several occasions. This is absolutely ridiculous and I will do everything in my power to stay somewhere besides Hyatt the next time after all I did not stay at the Hyatt to stay in a motel. And the final kicker my fiancé had her reading glasses come up missing which is exactly why we do not usually allow cleaning staff in our room unattended. These were not that expensive and I am glad I put everything else in the safe but it is the principal. We asked
When making my reservations I happened to mention that it was our Anniversary and was pleasantly surprised when we were given a card and chocolates. What an amazing thoughtful touch. The shower in the room was to die for, I didn’t want to leave, but when I got into that comfortable bed it was lights out. The staff was also very friendly and welcoming, the experience couldn’t have been better and the Padres won that night.. great weekend!