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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

#51 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were in town for a conference he was attending at the Hilton bayfront conference center. We wanted to stay near the gaslamp district and this is the perfect location. It was easy access for him to walk across the street to the conference but we were also downtown and within walking distance of many different restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and a bunch of my friends were celebrating my birthday and had two beautiful rooms. John Kaplanis took such great care of me and all my friends! He helped us all get settled in our rooms and gave great advice about where to go in downtown SD. By far the best stay I've had a hotel in downtown SD.... More 

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Denton, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great overall experience. This hotel is in a great location, right across from the convention center and on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter. When there is a baseball game, it can be a little noisy at night, but minimally. The service was excellent and everyone was friendly. Gym was equipped with dumbbells (up to 50 lb.)... More 

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed here a few times now in my trips from Australia. Very vibrant and exciting. A perfect people watching venue! This place has the works including a great location, pool bar, night club, very classy decor throughout, and very friendly professional staff. The only down side is its been full of young people on party nights, bux nites, whatever... More 

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Anaheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great weekend get away. The hotel is right in the heart of the city Middle of everything. However, we didn't have to go far. The hotel also has a couple of great spots for dancing and listening to music. I had been here with friends in the past but really enjoyed this second time.

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Oak;and
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Most of the time the Hard Rock's name only signifies an innocuous theme. The modernist decor, the photos and memorabilia, the music in the lobby offer variety to travelers bored with the bland ambience of a Hilton or its ilk. And this location is so ideal for attending an event at the Convention Center that anyone might be tempted to... More 

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Oceanside, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying at a hard rock hotel and my overall expeience was great. Located close to many restaurants and the spa was amazing. The only charge on my bill that left a sour taste was the 23$ all access pass that was given to me in my room key holder that I was not informed would... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a week. The hotel is gorgeous - the room is AMAZING...they even have your name on the TV when you enter the room! Not a huge fan of the staff that check you in - after you are checked in, their friendliness level dimishes quite a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Truly amazing suites and staff! Especially John Kaplanis! He was beyond helpful arrange an amazing weekend for our group! Everything was so smooth from the arrangements leading up to the weekend to the service while we were there! Will make this our number one spot in SD!

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Casey S, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review! We are glad John made your stay so memorable and that your weekend getaway was perfect. We look forward to sharing your excellent review with John and our team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hotel, with a nice atmosphere, wonderful location, and excellent staff. I've been here at least four times and have never had a problem with the hotel, the hotel staff, or the associated amenities.

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Casey S, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Justin, thank you for being a loyal Hard Rock guest! We are honored that you stay with us whenever you visit San Diego, and that you take the time to tell us about your rockin' experiences. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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