Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
What We Love
- Stellar Gaslamp Quarter spot; adjacent to Padres’ Petco Park
- Rooftop pool scene
- Detox treatments at Rock Spa
- A small museum’s worth of rock memorabilia
- Suites are surprisingly well-insulated from the nightlife noise
What To Know
- The lively crowd keeps things thumping late into the night on weekends
- More for singles/groups of friends than families or couples looking for a quiet getaway
- A $23 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter check-out
- Overnight parking costs $45
- Cover charge for the nightclub is $20-$30 most nights; hotel guests get in free before 9 p.m
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The energetic atmosphere at the Hard Rock Hotel outpost in San Diego is rarely found outside of Vegas. But like its Sin City counterpart, this hotel beckons the young and the beautiful. In the Hard Rock San Diego’s lobby, pulsing music and luminescent videos are the backdrop for groups of hip patrons. The scene primes guests for around-the-clock stimulation, but the hotel also allows for plenty of relaxation in its quiet suites.
Bed and Bath
There’s nothing better than a comfortable bed after a night out, and the 420-room Hard Rock delivers with beds outfitted in crisp Egyptian linens. The guestrooms are designed with thought-through modern décor, and gadgetry is up-to-the-minute, with some bathrooms featuring dual showerheads. A see-through partition between the bedroom and the bathroom in some suites means that bunkmates should feel comfortable with each other.
The rooftop pool is the Gaslamp’s see-and-be-seen spot, where guests bask in the Southern California sun. Enjoy dinner at the on-site sushi spot, Nobu, and then head to 207, a sultry lounge off the lobby, or up to Float, the club complex on the roof. For late night cravings, MaryJane’s diner dishes up American fare and breakfast bites until 3 a.m. on Saturdays — and don’t miss the monthly live music scene at MaryJane’s Underground. No matter what your preferred poison, an entire 24 hours of action can be spent on-site, from predinner drinks to a morning spent sipping coffee and getting pampered at the Rock Spa, recovering from the night before.
In the Area
Stroll through one of San Diego’s most happening neighborhoods, the Gaslamp, a revitalized enclave of restaurants, shops and nightlife spots that still somehow feels historical. The Padres’ Petco Park stadium integrated a 105-year-old building and a sandy beach into its unorthodox seating arrangement. Learn a few centuries’ worth of history at Balboa Park, the undisputed cultural heart of San Diego. Here, you’ll see 17th-century Spanish architecture, plus 1,200 acres of galleries, museums and botanical gardens. For aquatic fun, head to SeaWorld, the famed ocean-themed amusement park, or stay on land and gawk at some of the 4,000 animals at the San Diego Zoo.
How to Get There
The staff was extremely friendly at the front desk, bars, restaurant, and even the bell desk! The business meeting facilities and support were superb. I would book this facility for my corporate meetings anytime!
The Rock Star Suite was beautiful and big enough for friends to come up and party. We went for my wife’s Bday and had dinner at Nobu which is right downstairs. Nobu is crazy good and we all had a great time. Then everyone went up to the room to party like fvckin Rock Stars, minus throwing the TV through the window. Thanks for taking care of us Ivy. We will be back again very soon. 🤘🏼
We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego for 3 nights as part of a 3 week road trip around California. The hotel itself is great - as you would expect from a Hard Rock Hotel it is modern, with great decor and lots of rock memorabilia to see. It has a Rock Shop inside which is great and has a good selection of Hard Rock merchandise. It also has a bar, and a Starbucks (my fave!).
We had a beautiful room - huge, with a balcony overlooking the Historic Gaslamp Quarter and a lovely seating / bar area at one end.
We loved the hotel, but my main reason for writing this review was to commend the excellent staff. Whilst staying at the hotel one of our party became unwell, ultimately requiring medical attention and a trip to hospital. The staff were exceptional - they immediately came to assist and stayed with us whilst medical assistance was arranged. The manager came aswell, giving us his contact details should we need any help when at the hospital. They were kind, calm, reassuring and impeccably professional throughout.
We go every year the location is perfect, you can walk to the baseball game and Gaslamp bars. the staff is amazing we go about twice a year for the last 8 years and look forward to coming back every year.
Had a great time at the pool party for bachelor party. Nini was a great server. She not only took care of us at the pool party but was very helpful with our whole stay recommending the best spots. If your looking to make the best of your partying in San Diego I highly recommend getting in touch with her !