I booked this hotel the same day we arrived. It was a last minute decision by my husband and I to get away from our teenage kids for the night! When we arrived and the valet took our car we were immediately welcomed to have a seat in the comfortable lobby while we waited to be checked in. The staff thoughtfully kept track of what order the guests arrived in and we were all helped in turn. We were swifty checked in via Ipad and offered a complimentary glass of wine. After a two hour drive that was amazing! I wish all hotels had this type of check in. Our room was the exact category we booked and was on a higher floor with a great city view. The shower is not for the shy (see pictures). Complimentary snacks were offered in a basket in the room along with complimentary drinks. Wow! We felt welcome. This hotel makes you feel special. We were greeted each time we entered and exited the lobby and thoughtfully offered assistance with any local places (we walked everywhere as this hotel is in a great central location in the gaslamp area). The valet even stopped another employee one evening to find out how late the local Starbucks was open when we asked. The only negative to our stay was the fact that at three am they began the setup for the huge Sham-Rock event held in San Diego on St. Patrick's Day. The noises were awful! Alarms, beeping of trucks backing up, the banging of stage set-up...ALL MORNING LONG....UGH! Next time we will check city events before staying. I called the front desk to complain but we weren't even offered ear plugs. In truth our rate should have been discounted or we should have been given a breakfast voucher for that kind of sleep interruption. While not a dealbreaker from returning, it was a small misstep in customer service in my eyes as we were not told about this when we checked in!
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- Also Known As:
- Andaz San Diego Hotel San Diego
- Ivy Hotel San Diego
- Ivy San Diego