We stayed in a city-view room at the Hotel Indigo in the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. We were attending a wedding and many attendees stayed here, including the bride and groom themselves, over a lovely weekend in June. The hotel was a calming oasis during our busy days... a chic, pet-friendly oasis with hardwood floors and free, reliable WiFi. Rooms were decently spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. Bathrooms were also large and clean -- single sinks and no bathtub, but we had a rather large shower and nice tiling.
As a note, we had paid for the standard room with a king-sized bed but the hotel was running a promotion where a $10 donation to a special cause gave us the upgrade for a city-view room, so we had a view of the city that stretched to where we could see the military ships in the bay. Our upgraded room was located on the ninth floor, which means we didn't have the same swipe-card elevator security as other rooms because it was the same floor as the gym and the bar/lovely terrace space. Each evening of our stay, we lounged in chairs around fire-pits and enjoyed the view of San Diego -- even getting to watch a 10-minute fireworks display after a Padres game from the very visible Petco Park. Noise wasn't much of an issue, despite being on a floor that got a lot of traffic, but I rather wished there had been that extra level of security. There's a CVS nearby in case you find you forgot sunscreen or a floppy hat and, in general, this was a great base for a weekend's worth of wedding and site-seeing activities around San Diego.
My criticisms are minimal. There's rather expensive but I-suppose-it-was-worth-it valet parking that functions on a 24-hour window (so we paid $96 dollars for in-and-out privileges for two full 24-hour terms after checking in Friday afternoon and checking out Sunday morning). The otherwise incredibly friendly staff was oddly brusque and unyielding when it came to requesting late check-outs on a Sunday. One room in the wedding group got a noon check-out and when another room requested, the staff denied ever providing a late check-out to anyone, then offered 11:30 after a long debate. When we then called down and requested, the staff again insisted no one was given a late check-out, so I told them the room numbers of those friends of ours who had succeeded in acquiring this coveted late check-out. I was then told by the staff that my information was not true and those guests had already checked out (though I was texting with them as we all packed up and they were, indeed, still in their rooms), but I was ultimately and somewhat begrudgingly told we could have until 11:30. Finally, and it's not a criticism really, but it is quite a shame that there's no pool or even a jacuzzi for this hotel, as its whole spa atmosphere seems to beg for the addition. Still, we had a very nice stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Indigo! From the moment you enter, you will be invited with the soothing sounds of the floor to ceiling water wall and captivated by locally photographed wall murals. Our refreshingly local Hotel Indigo staff is here to show you just what makes San Diego ‘America’s Finest City.’ Before heading out, we invite you to enjoy an evening cocktail on our Level 9 Rooftop Bar. Sit by the fire pit or reflective pool and enjoy breathtaking views of downtown San Diego and PETCO Park. Unwind with colleagues or meet new friends before exploring all the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer! Prepare for a calming nights sleep with the textures and warm earth-tones that make you forget that you are in a hotel. The iHome allows you to awaken with your favorite music while you refresh in the glass enclosed spa shower.You are invited to sit streetside in our open air Table 509 Bar and Kitchen and feel the energy and vibrance of downtown San Diego while enjoying a fresh cup of locally brewed Café Moto coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Indigo San Diego
- San Diego Hotel Indigo