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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Ranked #34 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Upon arrival, my husband and I were greeted by one of the friendliest valets I have EVER encountered. Check-in was quick, polite and professional.

The room was amazing, the view was spectacular and the location was perfect! Thank you Hard Rock Hotel, way to make a great impression on this couple!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Our pleasure, Pineapplepule! Thank you so much for your excellent review and we truly appreciate your kind words about our valet, location, and accommodations. We're glad you left with a lasting impression and we can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the king suites for Valentines Day this year and had a great time! The room was beautiful and the mini-bar was fully stocked, even though we didn't use it. Mary Janes diner in the lobby was yummy and open late. Wonky process of paying for the room; was charged 200 more then quoted upon check in, then had charge removed and am still waiting to be charged quoted price 2 days after checkout. Still wouldn't stop me from returning! Loved the place!

Room Tip: The "rainfall" style shower is nothing short of epic. Definitely glad we upgraded from the...
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mirania C
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

We're so glad you had an amazing Valentine's Day, Mirania! Thank you for celebrating with us, and we appreciate your feedback about Maryjane's, our rain shower, and overall accommodations. We'd like to follow-up about your checkout to make sure everything was resolved. Can you email us at customerservice(at)hardrockhotelsd(dot)com?

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

A well appointed hotel, perfectly located at to foot of the Gaslamp District, the Hard Rock is no place to rest a weary traveler. The party begins with the pungent smell of burning rope in the elevator, and continues to the sound of very happy guests going full blast from room to room. Though well insulated, the soundproofing proved no match for the revelers, who made it an all nighter, banging doors and yucking it up until dawn. Aside from these obvious distractions, the beds were very comfortable, the amenities were lovely, and the streets outside were filled with things to do and places to eat. Another drawback? Weird bathrooms with barely opaque doors, making privacy obsolete, the sink in the room with a strange faucet that was hard to use, and no bath. Go back? Sure, but next time I bring the earplugs.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob R
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Hi Bob, we're sorry that you experienced a noise issue and in the future please let us know so we can try to accommodate you in a different room during your stay. However, we're happy to hear that you loved all of our amenities and our great location in the Gaslamp Quarter. Thank you so much for sharing your review!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a good time. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. My friend and I had brought her 5 year old son and he thought the place rocked. We needed a sitter to go to meet Cousin Joey and the Concierge set us up with an amazing sitter service. The food was great. Best damn hash browns ever. Fun stay.

Room Tip: Make the thermostats more visible. Cable system sucks.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Pammela S
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Pammela S, it sounds like everyone had a lot of fun! We're glad our concierge was able to set you up with the perfect sitter and that your friend's five year old thought our hotel rocked! What a great compliment! We'd like to look into the cable issue you mentioned, can you email us at customerservice(at)hardrockhotelsd(dot)com to tell us which room you stayed in?

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We live in San Diego and just wanted a night away from the kids for our own fun night downtown. Hard Rock Hotel was excellent all around. We hit the Float lounge in the afternoon for sun and cocktails, then out for the night, and closed the night at the bars in the hotel. Excellent service, room was well tended, comfy. When we wanted to sleep, no issues. One noise disturbance that was handled quickly. I'll be there on business in a couple weeks and can't wait.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susie V
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Staycations are always fun and we're thrilled yours was excellent, Susie! It's wonderful that you enjoyed our nightlife and had fun checking out the Gaslamp Quarter. Thank you for sharing your review and we look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Not bad but it was a bit pricey. Some King suites do not have balconies but windows do open. Didn't like the bathroom setup. Shower is separated from toilet by hallway. Also there is only one sink and it's in the hallway. Parking costs $40 per night.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris G
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day experience with us, Chris. We really appreciate your feedback about our bathroom layout and accommodations. We hope you had a great weekend!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed for Valentine's day & we loved it!! By far the best hotel experience we have ever had in San Diego :) If I had to change anything it would be the DJ at 207. For being all about the music I'd have to say he was not very good at all....to be honest, the hip hop station in the room had better music than him lol :) we absolutely loved this place & will continue to stay here!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matt D, Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Hi marig_1984, we love to hear that you had an amazing Valentine's Day! Thank you for celebrating with us and taking the time to share your experience. We'll share your feedback about the DJ with our team, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Address: 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#14 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#16 Business Hotel in San Diego
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#58 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $203 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hard Rock Hotel San Diego 4*
Number of rooms: 420
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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