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
First of all, it would be rare for me to power on my laptop, go to TripAdvisor website, and search for a hotel to give a GOOD recommendation. But I just came back from Pendry in San Diego, and I was very very impressed.
I am admittedly picky. Which you can probably tell by reading some of my other reviews. But Pendry met all the marks.
Cleanliness. Plush, extremely comfortable bed and pillows, brand-new soft carpet, awesome furniture, amazing shower/bathroom....in addition to fantastic location and great staff.
I was sad to leave. I will DEFINITELY recommend it to family and friends, and will defintiely stay again if I'm back in San Diego.
Only there for a couple of days, had great time walking to all the shops and pubs around. Great food, I felt safe walking in this part of the city. No too far from the airport, only about 15 minutes. New hotel was beautiful and quiet.
We loved our stay at the Pendry. The hotel itself is beautiful, and the staff are all incredibly friendly, professional, and helpful. We enjoyed the spa the first day and had the best massages - incredibly relaxing and a great way to start our vacation. The bed is very comfortable, and we did not have any problems with noise on the higher-level floors. We look forward to staying again during our next trip to San Diego.
Lovely room in great location. All the staff were very helpful, giving great restaurant recommendations and all requests met quickly. The only thing I would say is the food wasn't great, but the surroundings were lovely.
Stayed here for a quick business trip. Ideally located in the Gas Lamp Quarter, easy walk to the convention center and many many restaurants. Be aware, this is a very busy area with all sorts of people and vehicle traffic.
The hotel itself is very nice. Friendly service, clean and comfortable. Rates were competitive for this expensive area.