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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
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#41 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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Hard Rock San Diego Hotel Downtown is where VIP service meets urban-chic design with world-class dining and ultra-hip nightlife for an unforgettable experience that rocks.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mike B wrote a review Yesterday
Vancouver, Washington206 contributions51 helpful votes
Top of the line linens, towels, shower, etc. Only complaint was the faucet on/off was a pain to be sure. There was an in room coffee maker with free coffee, a bar if you wished to purchase from it, free internet access, etc. I mention the in room coffee and internet access because I stayed at a 5 star property (The Clancy in San Francisco) 2 nights later and neither was offered. Paying for internet in a 5 star property seems like gouging to me and I remain pleased that the Hard Rock didn't play that game. I stayed here because of the hotel's proximity to Petco Park and boy was it "proximate"! LOL
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: If you don't want to use valet parking, the garage across the street (6th and K) is...
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oHaus wrote a review Jul 10
Montreal, Canada191 contributions72 helpful votes
This place is sad . Not in a gothic cool stylish sort of way. Melancholy can be doable. This is something else altogether. I don't even know how to describe this place. Desperate for business and unauthentic/insincere. If people in your party insist in staying here let them find out for themselves but do yourself a favor and get anywhere else for yourself. The style, the staff , the food, the vibe, the swag...DEAD. I thought Hard Rock had some sort of guidelines ...
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Hard Rock Hotel SD, Guest Services / Front Office at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback 0Haus, we're sorry to hear that the hotel did not meet your standards of style and swag! We recommend checking out our Liquid Sunshine pool parties every Saturday this summer, a six hour pool event with a live DJ! We hope to earn your business again in the near future. Have a great day and stay safe.
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Connor Hayes wrote a review Jul 10
24 contributions6 helpful votes
The Hard Rock hotel was a great experience for a week in San Diego. Can't beat the location in the gaslamp quarter; it's within walking distance to tons of restaurants and shops as well as right next to Petco Park. I stayed in the float studio with is the standard room with a spacious patio overlooking the pool deck. Only things that kept me from giving the hard rock 5 stars were minor things in the room. The fridge is a mini bar and it wasn't even cold, so I had to keep grabbing ice from the 5th floor to keep drinks cold. The shower attachment in our room didn't turn off so the resulting pressure from the rain head was fairly weak, and it didn't drain fast so the bathroom would flood for a short time. Our door handle to the patio was also broken, so it was hard to open the door and hard to lock it. All of these were minor and I would recommend this hotel to everyone if you come to San Diego.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want a balcony or patio space, book float studio rooms on the 4th floor
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Response from Hard Rock Hotel SD, Guest Services / Front Office at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Responded 1 week ago
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon visit with us at the Hard Rock San Diego! Congratulations! Thank you for brining those concerns to our attention, we'll have our engineering team resolve those issues immediately. We hope to earn your business again in the near future!
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D'Anna R wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has THE most amazing staff. Amy in sales helped us create the most beautiful and special wedding reception, complete with a custom menu that all of our guests said was hands down the BEST wedding food they’ve ever had. Ben checked us in and made us feel so welcome and special. David helped us and my parents with their luggage - he was always near by like some kind of bell-hop ninja. I worked for the Hard Rock Cafe in college (many moons ago) and it has been very apparent that Hard Rock staff here works as a big family. Leslie made sure that our guests could access parking on a Padres game night (which is no simple task) and she directed every transition throughout the evening seamlessly. The awesome RSA in the Rock Shop was super patient and friendly as I dithered over which new handbag I wanted (I ended up choosing the beaded record player!). MaryJane’s has super tasty eats which were much enjoyed this post-wedding morning. I wish I could remember every staff member’s name to leave each of them a Rave Review; I hope that the Powers that Be in Hard Rock corporate know and appreciate the immense value of their employees here. If you’re looking to plan a wedding or any other type of event in San Diego, you can stop your search at the Hard Rock’s door!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Hard Rock Hotel SD, Guest Services / Front Office at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the positive review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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Yummy805 wrote a review Jun 2021
Oxnard, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
Decided to spend the weekend in San Diego with friends. The Staff is super friendly and helpful. The Hotel is within walking distance of everything that interested us. The pool party was amazing! Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hard Rock Hotel SD, Guest Services / Front Office at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Responded Jun 5, 2021
Thank you so much for the lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Petco Park (0.2 miles), Gaslamp Quarter (0.3 miles), and The Nolen (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Basic, Meze Greek Fusion, and Half Door.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hard Rock Hotel San Diego located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hard Rock Hotel San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.