Andaz – San Diego, March 2012
Room: 423 – (Andaz Large King Room)
The first and the last thing we both noticed, again, about the Andaz, is the friendly, professional, staff and the high-level of personal service we have enjoyed both times we have stayed at the property. I think a new word should be invented to describe the experience created by those who interact with the guests at the hotel. The staff members who represent the valet, hotel hosts, room service, housekeeping and lounge wait-staff, are always courteous and anxious, to not only assist you, but to offer suggestions for making your stay better, both while at the hotel and when visiting the surrounding area.
During this visit to the Andaz – San Diego, we stayed in Room #423, which is an “Andaz Large King Room”. It’s tastefully appointed, modern and sophisticated with plenty of beautifully decorated space. And being the neat-freak I am, I fall in spic-and-span-love with how clean every part of the guest rooms and public areas of the hotel are. It’s about as pristine a hotel as I’ve ever been in. And believe me, I look – closely!!
My one insider-tip to consider when choosing a room at the Andaz, is: if you are not traveling alone, and are in need of your privacy, the “Andaz – Large King Room”, may not be the category for you.
When selecting your room at the Andaz, San Diego, keep in mind that the “Large King Room” has the bathroom exposed through glass windows to the sleeping area. When dressing and bathing or showering, you’re going to be exposed as well! The, water closet is separate with a beautiful frosted glass door (that is open at the top), so you will have visual privacy there. The good thing about the bathtub being open to the sleeping area is that it allows you to lounge in the tub while being able to view the T.V. if you so desire. The fixtures in this very large, two-person, tub, have also been cleverly placed on the side so that you can rest comfortably against either end of the bath.
If you don’t mind the openness of the bathroom, this room category is very much worth spending some time in. If you do need a little less exposure, check out one of the other room options at the Andaz – San Diego. But, no matter which room you choose, I can’t imagine not being pleased with your stay at the Andaz.
The food is wonderful! The Ivy Nightclub was crowed, but fun! The Ivy Rooftop is a great place to enjoy the sunset and city view. If you love to try new wines, you have to try to the Ivy Wine Bar! Think “The Jettson’s” version of a Sommelier!
The Andaz has one of the most popular nightclubs in San Diego. If you are concerned about noise, ask for a quiet location. I’ve stayed at the property two times and it has never been an issue for me personally.
Some of the rooms open onto an interior courtyard and others have a city view. The windows facing other windows flips my overly active “privacy switch” a bit, because interior the rooms face other guest rooms across the courtyard. Some of the city view rooms (as did our room) face apartment and condo windows across the street. One of my loves in life is a city view, so I love to keep the windows open day and night. The good thing about the rooms here are that they have both blackout-shades and a more sheer roman shade that allows you to enjoy the view and still have some privacy.
Three Things I liked:
The decor - it's modern and fun and something different from most hotels.
The use of original artwork throughout the property
The location is great! Close enough to The Gaslamp - but not too close.
Three Things I didn't like: - Sorry - can't think of any!
If you need privacy from your travel companions when bathing, make sure the room you get has the bat...
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