San Diego, California
Andaz San Diego
What it is
An 159-room paragon of California’s chillaxed style, down to gratis beer or wine at check-in.
What it isn't
A new build. The property is a takeover of a 1913 building, originally erected for the World’s Fair.
What we think
As California’s city’s go, San Diego may take the proverbial cake as the Most Laid Back of All. It doesn’t have the hustle of San Fran or the stress of Lalaland, and it’s blessed with arguably the best weather (pretty much perfect, all year round). The rooms here exemplify that unplugged, sun-swept factor, with blonde wood headboards, sea-blue upholstery and homey amenities (Hyatt Grand Beds, robes, Keurig coffee makers and even comped snacks and drinks available in the minibars). Upgrade to the 750-square-foot Andaz Cabana Suite for a spiral staircase that ascends to a private poolside cabana—your own San Diegan paradise.
You're here because
The immaculate turquoise rooftop pool overlooks the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s main nightlife hub.
Sitting al fresco on the roof at STK with a seagull’s-eye view of the city, you’re feeling a bit like the Mayor of San Diego—but the mayor might not have such a delectable spread in front of them. Come dessert, you find it’s impossible to pick between the Bag O’ Donuts with three dipping sauces (dulce de leche, spiced chocolate and raspberry) and the S’mores Party in a Cup, then decide what you should have settled on immediately: both.
In the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, just four miles along the harbour to San Diego International Airport. Legendary 1,200-acre Balboa Park—with its more than 16 museums, many in Spanish Colonial—is under two miles away.
Restaraunts & Bars
Katsuya by Stark - Unique sushi and sashimi rolls and platters, specialty Japanese cuisine
RoofTop600 - Serves American cuisine as well as specialty cocktails at a rooftop lounge
Andaz Wine Lounge - Choose from 88 wines by the glass from a high-tech delivery system, with daily specials