San Diego, California
Pendry San Diego
Cool & Collected
What it is
A sceney, industrial-chic retreat in the hipster Gaslamp Quarter, with a rooftop pool and six buzzing bars and restaurants.
What it isn't
For wee ones. The Pendry’s offerings are tailor-made to delight grown-ups, from the beer hall and pop-up shops to the holistic spa.
What we think
In a city known for kiddie treasure, from the San Diego Zoo to Legoland, Pendry’s matching the excitement for adults. Case in point: their oversized guest rooms (starting at 350-square-feet), stylishly fitted with marble-lined bathrooms, custom toiletries, expertly curated mini bars and bluetooth speakers for partying into the wee hours. If you’re part mermaid, splurging on the 1082-square-foot Cabana Pool Suite is practically required, thanks to its floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open onto the pool deck, wet bar, soaking tub and its own private pool cabana. Don’t be surprised if you spend most of your time *not* in your room, however; the hotel’s F&B offerings are major lures, including the breezy rooftop Pool House, where you can sip Mezcalita tequila cocktails while people watching lofted above 5th Avenue.
You're here because
You have a thing for DJ-fueled craft cocktails within a few seconds walk from your bed, and the hotel provides myriad tippling options—including Oxford Social Club, meant to evoke throwback boites with velvet ropes and VIP bottle service.
Maybe you’ve been working too hard (probably). Or partied too hard (also true). But you’ve been feeling less than stellar lately. That is, until you start your Urban Green Coffee + Lime Detox in the spa. First, you’re brushed with agave fibers; then scrubbed with charcoal, coffee, and citrus; then wrapped in green tea and mud. Finally, a full body massage with warmed herbal packs works out every last kink, and you open your eyes to feel brand spanking new.
Restaurants & Bars
- Lionfish - modern coastal cuisine and grill in a dimly-lit, wood-paneled dining room. Open for dinner only.
- Provisional - a restaurant-marketplace hybrid featuring an espresso bar, bistro tables and retail spaces
- Fifth & Rose - classic cocktail bar in an elegant, chic room.
- Nelson's Beer Hall - craft beer and vintage bar games.
- The Pool House - poolside rooftop lounge with a bar.
- Oxford Social Club - lively lounge and popular nightlife hot-spot.
San Diego’s vibrant downtown Gaslamp Quarter, where nightclubs stud the streets just a couple blocks from the San Diego Bay. An 8 minute drive inland: 1,200-acre Balboa Park, where many of the 17 museums date to 1915, when the site hosted the Panama-California Exposition.