5.0
Excellent 1083 Reviews
Jetsetter Approved
This Hotel meets our standards
This hotel meets our standards, but we haven't stayed yet

What We Love

  • The German-inspired beer hall onsite
  • An outdoor pool that’s open year-round
  • 50-inch TVs in all rooms

What To Know

  • Looking to stay awhile? The Cabana Pool Suite comes equipped with a full kitchen
  • There’s a pop-up art gallery curated by publisher Tom Adler that's open to guests and visitors
  • Guests can create a signature scent (then take it home) at The Spa Pendry
  • Provisional Kitchen, the hotel’s café, features a well-curated retail marketplace hawking ceramics, jewelry, and assorted home goods

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
property Suite living room Bedroom home condominium cottage

Overview

Urban nest and foodie haven in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, with six food and drink venues

The Lowdown

Presiding over San Diego’s entertainment epicenter, this 317-room, 12-story hotel faces tough competition from its surrounding bar and restaurant scene—which is precisely why the first property in the Pendry portfolio, one that caters to the jet-setting millennial, decided to introduce a formidable drinking and dining program of its own. From contemporary seafood and sushi at Lionfish, steered by a chef that Eater singled out as one of the country’s up-and-coming “young guns,” to a Vittoria Coffee espresso bar (don’t miss their decadent breakfast pizza, topped with lardons, béchamel, and an over-easy egg), each trailblazing dining venue doesn’t play it safe. The nightlife options are just as alluring: the hotel’s watering hole serves up retro cocktails on tables gilded with fresh roses while its buzzy basement nightclub is a whimsical spin on a Gatsby-era lounge. When you’re totally spent, snooze in your calming digs, whose ocean-accented palettes and chaise lounges help you recharge for another day of debauchery.

In the Area

Downtown San Diego is somewhat of a unicorn: that rare, pedestrian-friendly sliver of California. You’re in the center of the Gaslamp Quarter, a 16-and-a-half-block historical district lined with classic Victorians and skyscrapers (read: rooftop bars galore) that’s also within biking distance of Little Italy, the former home for the city’s prolific tuna fishing industry that’s now brimming with wineries, craft breweries, and patio cafés. Further afield are Petco Park and the eclectic North Park neighborhood, known for its edgy collection of art galleries. If it’s the city’s reputable surf you’re seeking, you’re just minutes from some of the area’s best beaches, including Pacific and Mission.

How to Get There

Pendry San Diego
550 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1083 Reviews
The best in San Diego
Reviewed 6 hours ago

The Pendry is my favorite hotel. Service, cleanliness and comfort is exceptional. I can not wait to return. The breakfast at the provisional is delicious. Check out 5th and Rose for an evening cocktail and lionfish for dinner. Perfect location and walking distance to conference center and seaport village.

Best 5* hotel ever!
Reviewed 24 hours ago

The Pendry was the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in. It was a true 5* hotel and we’ve stayed in many. We are a family of 4 and it catered for all our needs. All staff were extremely polite and attentive. Thank you so much.

The Pendry
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Pendry is top-notch. The pool scene during the summer is excellent, and is a welcome respite from the neck-tattoo assemblies at some of the other pool party boozefests we've all been a part of. The service has always been excellent; good attitudes abound at this place. You can eat breakfast at Provisional, have some food by the pool, then do dinner at Lionfish. If you want to "drop it like it's hot," you can then head over to The Oxford Club around 10 pm and do so. Pretty nice day for a stay-cation in sunny San Diego.

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing hotel ! The staff, especially the valet manager and front desk personnel, were superb. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful and breakfast at Provisions was wonderful.

Top notch
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hotel is the best in San Diego. Went with my wife for our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. Bar at street level has fantastic drinks and apps, pool area is super nice and their brunch was fantastic. Pricey but if you want to pamper yourself then book it.