Pendry San Diego
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
- Parking On Site
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
Excellent customer service, central downtown location close to all shops and restaurants nearby. Lionfish and Provisional had really good food. Accommodations are mostly luxurious. Guest shower enclosure is a bit odd (walled off with a curtain instead of a regular wall enclosure, so it's right next to the bed!).
This is a mixed review as we loved so many aspects of this amazingly central downtown hotel- the location is great, the decor is stunning, the rooms and great, the rooftop pool and spa is gorgeous and wonderful restaurants and friendly staff- however we were travelling as a family and the noise from the bar and club on saturday night was ridiculous- why on earth they put a family with kids on the first floor I have no idea but we didnt sleep a wink on the saturday night until after 3am... it definitely felt like a 'pool party' vibe on saturday night and wasn't suitable for us- which was a shame after an otherwise great stay. In fairness management acknowledged our complaint at checkout and gave a reduction on the room.
My husband and I stayed at Pendry for a short weekend getaway in December and we really enjoyed our time at the hotel. The staff was kind and helpful. They told us about a festival going on that weekend which we attended and loved! The restaurants in the hotel are also wonderful with the cocktail bar being my favorite. We went there both nights for a drink before dinner. I wish we had more time there, but will be back in the future!
Very nice Hotel, conveniently located with great amenities and restaurants on site. Rooms were excellent, staff very attentive and friendly. Meeting space and on site meals were excellent as well. Superb service.
Man, I loved the Pendry, I had never heard of it, but I loved it.,This place had tons of style and charm. From the pink and black plaid room keys to the turn-down service with two macarons on the pillow, and the Beach Boys on the stereo.
It’s huge but feels intimate, it spans a city block, 5th and 6th and J. It is four blocks from the Convention Center, in the heart of the Gaslamp District. Read more at MargoOnTheGo.blogspot