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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This was my first time staying at the Pendry. I cannot more highly recommend staying here. First class all the way! It is what your stay in the gas lamp district should be. Private. Exclusive. And most of all memorable!
Great boutique hotel in heart of Gas Lamp district. Easy walk to many restaurants and clubs. Nice rooms. Price value excellent. Concierge is very helpful. Really nice set-up. Would definitely stay again.
During our anniversary trip, my husband and I were in an Executive Suite at the Pendry San Diego where we had a peaceful stay in the Gaslamp District. We found the suite fresh-smelling and cozy, and after days of exploring the city, we appreciated its comfy couch and bed as well as the soaking tub and espresso machine.
Additionally, we enjoyed the following about the hotel:
- Convenient location
- Friendly staff
- Solid dining options onsite (Provisional, Nason's Beer Hall, Pool House)
- Macarons available with turn-down service
- Spa (Couples Romance Package)
The following are areas of improvement:
- More explanation on website, customer emails, and so on about fees and taxes
- More individual hand/body lotions and toiletries for guests