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“A fun, posh, San Diego hotel”
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Andaz San Diego
Ranked #73 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

The Andaz is by far the "coolest" hotel my fiance and I have stayed at, from the posh decor to the stylish staff, everything is done to the nines here. We stayed on the suite level, so I think we avoided a lot of the noise other commenters have mentioned. Our room was exquisite, the bed was comfy, there was free wi-fi, the mini bar was loaded (with a bunch of complimentary items too!), the bathroom was clean and had really nice shampoos and lotions.
The hotel is in a great location in the gaslamp district and is within walking distance of a lot of nice restaurants and attractions. The hotel even has an Escalade service that will drive you to and pick you up from wherever you need to go! Even if you don't know what to do, the friendly front desk staff have a ton of suggestions.
The great service and thoughtful amenities really put our stay here over the top.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

I stayed here on Valentine's weekend. Check in process was quick but most of the rooms were not ready for guests at after 4 pm. There were lots of people sitting around the lobby area waiting for the room to get in, including us. At close to 5 pm, we were called that the room was ready. They gave us the wrong room when we opened the door. There were still someone's luggage in the room. Again went downstairs and was given a new room. This is after waiting around for our room close to 1 hour.

The management was able to give credit and free breakfast, but I would not recommend staying here. The party on the rooftop was so loud until 2am that we could not sleep before than 2 am. If the check in time is 4 pm, we should be able to get in the room at 4pm, not at 4:55 pm.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

My husband and I read an earlier review by someone who was disgruntled with the hotel management/staff and we booked anyway, assuming that nothing would go wrong for us since we had stayed here when it was The Ivy last year. During our second trip there was an unexpected snafu that could have derailed our entire weekend getaway--and we thought, "Oh no! That Trip Advisor review better not be accurate!" However the hotel's front desk management did everything in their power to rectify the situation--and then some!

Joe Tighe didn't skip a beat in making sure that we weren't too inconvenienced by the snafu, and he quickly involved upper management (Aaron Cole) to ensure that we were comfortable with the results. From there Aaron's responsiveness, follow up/follow through, and overall attentiveness to detail and service ensured that we will be loyal fans of the Andaz San Diego. They both went above and beyond our expectations and truly made us feel like valued clientele.

The location is perfect, and the ambiance at the rooftop bar and pool is superb. Had they not handled the situation they way they did, no matter how great the hotel was, we knew we would not have returned. Without hesitation we would stay here again--it's always a great time and now we know that it has the service to match!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

Was looking to get "away" and feel pampered within my own city... and found it at the Andaz!! Great location - central to fun restaurants and shopping in downtown San Diego. Service was excellent from the minute the valet took the car... till he brought it back to us the next day. Room was modern and very sexy - shower is in glass and can be seen from the main room (good thing my partner is gorgeous to watch!). Lounged and cocktailed at the pool - felt very hip and cool with drinks abounding and beautiful people everywhere (didn't hurt that there was a photo shoot happening at the same time - which didn't interrupt our time at all, simply added ambience). Had drinks at the bar, yummy food at the restaurant... and well... the rest of the night was stellar.

Would ABSOLUTELY recommend it to anyone... and will definitely be going back again!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

Not for business, and not for families, and best for singles or couples, but 5 star in every way and the best place to stay and party outside Vegas. In fact, I like it better than Vegas as a party hotel, staff is highly professional and without the 'tude. The dance party goes on and will keep you up towards 2 am on weekends, and the adult orientation is not kid friendly. But 24 hour room service, huge shower for 2, free soft drinks in mini bar, Gaslamp location, and good value through Hotwire or Priceline. This was a business visit and I could not sleep until after 2 am and had to be at the Convention Center at 7AM, and I STILL rate this hotel 5 stars, what does that tell you? They handled it really, really well.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

LOVED this hotel!! We were skeptical at first after reading all the reviews but after staying here LOVED IT. The staff was great and eager to offer assistance in anyway.
We could hear the music from the nightclubs but it wasn't too bad, we were on the 3rd floor, they do offer ear plugs if needed ;). The hotel also offers lots of complimentary drinks and munchies. The beds were comfy and the bathroom is well-designed. The hotel is located in the heart of GasLamp and in walking distance to Horton Plaza, Petco Park and restaurants. This hotel is very stylish. The only concern really was the Nightclub music but only Thur-Saturday. We'll definitely be back for another stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

Great location, friendly service, nice room, fantastic pool deck with a 360 degree view of downtown San Diego. The only issue is the noise on weekend nights. We had an city-facing room on the top floor and could still hear the bass booming (though it wasn't loud enough to keep us awake). I imagine it's much louder on lower floors and those facing the atrium.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Andaz San Diego

Address: 600 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6310
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#25 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#25 Green Hotel in San Diego
#33 Business Hotel in San Diego
#36 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $169 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Andaz San Diego 4*
Number of rooms: 159
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Andaz San Diego Hotel San Diego
Ivy Hotel San Diego
Ivy San Diego

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