This is NOT a place for children. Unless you want them to be hit by beer bottles while swimming in the pool.
This hotel is what it claims to be, a party hotel for 30-somethings. In its lobby is a store for guys who are looking for club clothes. Everywhere you go are ads for the rooftop pool with scantily clad women.
Rooms --- TINY. We stayed in a regular room, and its one of the smallest rooms I have ever stayed in. It's a small room with a shower right in the middle, this may be somewhat chic, but it was lost on me as there are no shelves in the shower so everything has to sit on the floor. Lots of bending in a glass shower. Weird, if you ask me. And our shower leaked. There isn't a dresser to unpack and the closet is about 2 feet wide. Tiny, tiny, tiny.
Ambiance- We had gone out friday night so we chilled saturday. We were awoken 6 times saturday night by drunk partiers running and screaming down the halls. Look, I'm not hating, I like to cut loose, but there is something missing about the hotel. Its too "trendy,cool,chic" for its own good. It loses some of the basics, like privacy (we could hear a pin drop in next room which was a bachlorette party and wow do the girls talk about some pretty gross stuff). It loses service. We had flown cross country to stay there and had to be at del mar by 2 p.m. When we went to check in to change, we were told no rooms were going to be ready until 4p.m. We pled our case and that surely, there is a SINGLE room ready in the hotel so we could change from our 7 hours of travel so we could make it on time, and the guy checking us in looked at us like we had a horn on our head, but he did offer that we should "check out the roof top pool for some nice $15 margaritas". Ugh.
Bottom line - if you are on a bachelor party, bachelorette party, or any party for that matter, this is your place. The valet was on-point and it is located in the heart of the party district. Anything else, pass.
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- Also Known As:
- Andaz San Diego Hotel San Diego
- Ivy Hotel San Diego
- Ivy San Diego