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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
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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 644 Reviews
Great stay- Great hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

We had a tremendous stay here at the Pendry. I can't stress how awesome the service is. Everyone is incredibly polite and helpful. I don't think we have ever stayed somewhere that the service was this good. The location is great too. So many good restaurants, bars and shops to go to in the area. If you are ever in San Diego and want a pefect place to stay in the city, this is the place!!

Great boutique hotel right in the gaslamp
Reviewed 1 day ago

I was in San Diego in June 2018 for large conference, and spent five nights at the Pendry. I was extremely impressed with not only the room, but the exceptional courteousness of the staff. From the moment we arrived, the bell staff, the front desk folks, and even the housekeeping staff who brought up extra hangers for me we’re all oriented towards a very pleasant and engaging customer experience. I travel probably 2 to 3 weeks a month, and I wish there were more hotels like the Pendry in different parts of the country. Very comfortable bed, excellent lighting, great TV, and a very unique shower that my wife and I enjoyed very much! I also appreciated the complementary shoeshine service. I will be coming back

Amazing!
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff, the ambiance, the accommodations.... I don’t understand why anyone would stay elsewhere given the choice. I was in San Diego on business and by chance stumbled across the pendry... I did not want to leave!

Sunny San Diego
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very convenient location. Close to Gas Lamp District, convention center and Petco Park. Walking distance to Seaport Village. Service was excellent. Everyone was very Kind. Weather was amazing. So much to see in the immediate area. Would have loved to have stayed longer.

Great Comfort in the Gaslamp District
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed at The Pendry for a conference and upgraded my room to one with a soaking tub. I found the staff to be very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Everyone was always asking to assist if it was needed and from the bell-persons to the concierge, each employee was attentive and courteous. I stay in a lot of hotels for business and pleasure and found the team and accommodations to be top notch. I highly recommend a stay here for the location, the ambiance, the staff attentiveness and location.