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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Ranked #32 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed January 28, 2010

Rooms have special attention to detail in lighting, TV connections and snack/minibar selection! The bar could be full of conference goers and noisy at times. Breakfasts are diner-style (great for overseas visitors). Staff very friendly. Music memorabilia actually quite interesting! and the large photos around the place add a lot of character.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

I hosted a number of clients on business at the Hard Rock. They all remarked on how fantastic the hotel and rooms were -- I believe it really made their experience in San Diego. If you're looking for a place to win over your clients, this is it!!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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bmclean02, Guest Services Director at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2010

Awesome! We pride ourselves on the fact that we have the ability to mix business with pleasure. We’re glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 21, 2010

This hotel is "where it's at" in the Gaslamp. We've stayed here both in the summer and the fall. In the summer the rooftop bar is a great place to hang out with plenty of people watching. Word to the wise - this hotel is definitely not for kids or families. Petco is just a block away for Padres games. In the Fall it's easy to ride the trolleys to the Chargers games. The Gaslamp area is easily accessible from this hotel. Love the rooms, the ambiance and Mary Jane's cafe is really good place for breakfast. The HR spa is also really nice although there is no hot tub. One other tip: If you valet park it is VERY expensive (approx. $30)! If you ask the valet people about a place to self park, they will not tell you about the parking garage that is right next to the hotel which is only about $8/day. Another restaurant close by "Toscana Cafe Wine Bar" is terrific place for an inexpensive dinner with lots of wines to choose from. My husband and I had a small bowl of crab bisque and wished we had ordered it for our entree.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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bmclean02, Guest Service Director at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2010

Thanks for the kind words as well as the Gaslamp recommendations. I hope you had a chance to try our BENNY’S (Eggs Benedict) at Mary Jane’s, or my personal favorite, the Johnny Corned Beef Hash. As for Valet, please know that all the Hotels charge a premium for the service and accessibility as parking in the area is limited. As you mention there is a self-parking structure next door, and I will certainly talk with our Valet staff about not keeping it a secret Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed January 12, 2010

My friend and I had a blast at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. It's very hip, fresh and so 21st Century. We loved the decor, the SERVICE, the spa, the bars and of course the restaurants. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, once you park you never need your car, walking distance to the Convention Center, shops, restaurants, clubs and much more. Can't wait to do it again.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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bmclean02, Guest Service Director at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2010

And we can’t wait to have you back! Many thanks…

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Reviewed December 28, 2009

I traveled with a few colleagues for 2 days then my wife caught up with me over the weekend. We had a blast. Very nice city and the Hard Rock was in a perfect location to tour the Gas Lamp. If we didn't want to look around the city, we would have been very content hanging out in the hotel the whole time. The Hard Rock meshes a hotel and entertainment very well.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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bmclean02, Guest Service Director at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2010

Excellent – that’s the goal – to deliver authentic experiences that rock. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed December 27, 2009

This hotel is the warmest, friendliest, cleanest, most accommodating, most comfortable place I have ever stayed! It was such a wonderful experience that I did not want to check out! It is close to everything, a great spot for a tourist, business trip or just to get away and relax. The Hard Rock Hotel offers comfortable bedding, spacious rooms, fast room service, great restaurants, bars and entertainment along with the excellent service. The entire staff makes you feel like family and look forward to a return.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled solo
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bmclean02, Guest Service Director at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2010

Awesome! Very kind words, thank you. I’ll be sure to pass along your comments to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed December 13, 2009

Stayed at Hard Rock one night with my wife and had a great experience. Very friendly staff, nice modern and clean rooms, amazing location. My wife was on crutches due to a knee injury and the staff went out of their way to take care of us. We will definitely return and highly recommend Hard Rock San Diego.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

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:
#7 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#12 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#16 Business Hotel in San Diego
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $191 - $409 (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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