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
Amazing hotel with roof bar and pool. Awesome experience. Walking distance to gaslight district. Everything in the hotel is updated and new. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They give room upgrades if available.
This is a smaller Hyatt. Less then 200 rooms. No bell men at the front desk so guest are waiting when there was a big wave of check-ins. We had the Sweet Suite so the goomsmen could gather before we left for pictures. I did not like the open glass shower with no curtain. It was like a peep-show. The roof is incredible what a view! The location is fantastic! It was my sons wedding and we had a great time. Great drinks and food. The pool is small but warm and lots of places to sit. Everyone really enjoyed them seleves. Some of our wedding guest said their room was small and the bathroom too.
Arrived late Saturday after a full day of travel. Valet was waiting at the curb and very professional. Check in was friendly and fast. Rooms were well appointed and very clean; surprised by what was free from the mini-fridge, which was very well stocked. Quick walk to several area bars and restaurants. Fresh coffee in the lobby in the morning was a nice touch. Did not experience any of the food or beverage facilities on site but they have several different offerings. Highly recommend.
From the moment you arrive the staff is super friendly. From handing you a glass of wine at check-in to accommodating the little things you forget. Great location within walking distance of many restaurants.
After an awful stay at another downtown hotel, I escaped to the Andaz for my final night in San Diego and was so happy I did. From the exceptional front desk staff to the 'home away from home' room, I had 24 hours of happy. Take some time to enjoy a drink on the roof bar where you can also order a meal. The staff were equally attentive, and even though I was solo, I felt incredibly comfortable enjoying the sunset and sipping a glass of champagne.