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The Pearl Hotel

#11 of 272 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1410 Rosecrans St (at Fenelon), San Diego, CA 92106
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a local in the area and love visiting The Pearl when I need a break! I am always greeted with an uplifting smile by Angie, the front desk associate. She is incredibly friendly but more importantly, she is genuine. I know when she asks how I'm doing or talks to me about my day, she's doing it out of... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are into retro/design/kitsch/cool then this adorable little hotel is right up your alley. I stayed only one night but was very impressed by the warmth of the staff, the attention to detail given to room/hotel decor and the unique fifties/sixties style pool/bar area. VERY American, VERY hip and VERY affordable. No food until 4pm sadly but the bar... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bring your slippers, as the guest room floor coverings feel like steel wool. Rooms are very minimally decorated and dark. Replace those CFLs with LED bulbs. Nice, small outdoor sitting area beyond sliding glass doors. Hotel/restaurant is a party place, so tends to be noisy.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent two nights at the Pearl. Loved the restaurant, the bar and the staff. Food was great and the drink specials are super. Paul, the bartender deserves recognition for his tasty concoctions! Each of my two nights at the bar felt like I was at a fantastic house party - everyone just seemed in a festive spirit. My room... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for my friends b-day. We were given a super cute cabana directly in front of the screen. The drinks: I had a cranberry vodka. Well made but it's tough to screw that up. The bar staff was really nice and patient. They had a good variety of cocktails and a great beer selection. Prices are average. There was a... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay here mainly because it is so close to the harbor where the fishing charters are located. The last visit was one day, this one was two days, so I got to enjoy the bar/restaurant more this time. The rooms are cool, but nothing fancy. They've taken an older basic hotel and remodeled it to create... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently hosted an event at the Pearl in San Diego to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, serving as more of a wedding reception for our friends and family. We stayed two nights at the hotel (Friday and Saturday), and the event was Saturday night. From start to finish, the entire staff was absolutely wonderful and seemed... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Pearl for the Sunday brunch on Father's Day. My wife booked our room over the phone with Angie and she was very helpful! She took our room and brunch reservation and made sure to answer all of our questions. Though we were on the phone for a little while, she was incredibly patient and thorough. It... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start by saying that this is a place I stayed at because of the location. It was near a wedding venue. Would I stay here again? Probably not. This is not a luxury hotel. It is a standard hotel that if you need a place to sleep, it's probably good enough. The layout of my room was a... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pearl is a memorable, offbeat experience. Kids loved the fun little pool; the adults loved the easy bar access. The Wednesday night "Dive In" movie was a hit with local bar guests, but not so much with hotel guests...it felt like the party was in my room until about 11 pm. The rooms were okay, but a little sparse... More 

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