Just spent a lot of time writing a great review for the hard rock but the crappy Internet in the hotel that I'm in now decided to crap out right before I submitted this. They are losing a star for that! I'll be staying in 5 different hotels between San Diego, Los Angeles and Anaheim before this trip is through so feel free to check out my other reviews.
The Hard Rock was our first stop last Thursday and Friday and will be hard to beat. Very clean, very stylish, and everyone there was awesome. Every staff member that I encountered had a smile and was very helpful. We had our four year old with us and I knew going in that this hotel was not necessarily ideal for families but we had no issues at all from staff or patrons. Tisha at mission control (front desk) was awesome! We stayed in a King Suite and I had requested a balcony room facing the pool. She suggested that a room facing 6th street may be better noise wise for my son. The room was great, 8th floor overlooking Petco Park, and we didn't hear a sound except for the occasional door slam. Tisha even asked me the next day if my son was having fun.
The room was set up very nice with two large flat screens and a separate living area. The bedroom could be closed off with a thick curtain so not soundproof but adequate. The bathroom was cool. Right between the livingroom and bedroom with the toilet in a separate room on one side, the sink out in the open in the middle and an awesome shower on the other side. The TV in the living room had a full jack pack in the wall below it so that you could hook up external devices. Very cool. I brought my Apple TV with me and it worked. The opaque glass doors to the shower and toilet are cool and you really can't see through them. Beds are a bit firm. Toiletries are excellent!
We hung out poolside Friday and had a great time. My son was the only one in the pool but again, no issues. My wife asked why we were ones at the pool with a kid and I told here because he has the coolest parents in San Diego! Beers were $8 but who cares...you're on vacation right? They were four bucks more than that at my next hotel pool bar with no selection what so ever. I went out later that night to 207 and forgot to even go back up to the pool to check it out at night. I'm sure it was cool up there with the firepits going. They were already setting up for there big party on Sunday so I'm sure that rocks. 207 was cool if you like the club scene...crowded and loud but fun. Don't know who the DJ was but he was awesome. We got VIP passes for free entry into the clubs with our room.
A couple of other mentions...Anthony from the rock shop was great. He's in a local band and we BS'd about guitars and life for a bit. He liked seeing the pics of my son on my phone rocking out on his mini Gibson electric that I got him for his 4th birthday. Thanks for the time and for being genuine Anthony! FYI, you can check out guitars for free and take them to your room! I don't remember the concierge's name but he was great too. He has long hair and a beard. Looks like a member of CCR from the 70's and not your normal stuffy concierge which was way cool. He told me that I should ask the rental car company to take the price of cab fare off of my rental since they didn't have a shuttle and it worked! Saved me $20!
Overall great stay and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hard Rock San Diego
- San Diego Hard Rock