Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Many visitors to San Diego look for accommodations at one of the San Diego hotels that are found in the trendy Gaslamp District.  At 207 Fifth Avenue, the new Hard Rock Hotel San Diego enjoys a prime neighborhood location, and it has been generating a lot of buzz since it opened in November of 2007.  From the decked-out studios, to the Rock Star Suites, your stay here will be a comfortable one, and with on-premise amenities that rival those found at the top Las Vegas Hotels, you are in for a rockin’ good time.  The Hard Rock Café San Diego carries on the hip tradition set by the first London establishment, and guests here should be prepared to enjoy a range of delights.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Lobby
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Lobby

The Hard Rock Café San Diego hotel rises 12 stories at the beginning of the Gaslamp District, where you can find a myriad of interesting bars, shops and restaurants.  Business travelers will appreciate the fact that the San Diego Convention Center is located just across the street.  The hotel’s 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space should make any corporate group feel at home, offering venues and services to make you feel like a VIP.  Leisure travelers will find that between the stunning rooms and the hopping grounds, they might never want to leave.  Thankfully, so many great San Diego attractions are close by.  The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has 420 units, the lowest-priced of which are the studios.  Even the studios are sumptuous, offering premium bedding and tasteful furnishings.  Each room is so chalk full of amenities, that they are too many to list.  Modern technology abounds in each unit, with flat-screen/HD televisions that feature satellite TV channels.  Internet access and on-demand videos and video games are available, as is a media hub where you can plug in all your devices. Elegant bathrooms are standard throughout, and the rain-shower fixtures are a small, but fantastic added touch.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rooms
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rooms

Though a Hard Rock San Diego studio will more than meet the needs of most guests, the Hard Rock Suites provide a bit more if that’s what you are after.  Mini refreshment bars can be found in the suites, and they have plenty of supplies waiting for you to make the perfect drink or snack.  Separated into different living and sleeping quarters, the suites are more like condos than hotel rooms.  The 17 “Rock Star Suites” are for those who want the full Hard Rock San Diego experience.  Once again, feeling like a VIP is part of a stay in one of these sophisticated and sprawling units.  Every amenity you could practically want is provided, and some have outdoor hot tubs and private decks.  A fire pit with seating for 20 can set the stage for a fun-filled evening, and views of the San Diego Bay will embellish any romantic getaway.  The Hard Rock Café San Diego goes to great lengths to make sure that every guest feels special, and that is part of what makes it such a great San Diego lodging option.  It also doesn’t hurt that it’s got some astounding entertainment and dining possibilities.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Club
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Club

At both the pool deck and on the ground floor, the Gerber brothers, Rande and Scott, have dedicated their nightlife expertise to some exciting bars.  On the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s main floor, the relaxed Sweetwater Saloon is ideal for kicking back with a cocktail.  Maybe a beer table complete with taps will better suit your taste, and the bar’s intriguing decor is quite welcoming.  The hip Moonstone Lounge has private cabanas for rent, and exquisite outdoor seating options.  Fire pits and flat screen tv’s mix to keep things interesting on a number of levels, and with the pool right there, it’s a sparkling setting.  The hotel’s 9,000 square-foot Woodstock venue is a great place to see a concert or hold your event, and the indoor Folsom venue often showcases DJ’s, as well as other live music performers.  It is also is ideal for events and parties.  When it comes to dining, celebrity Chef Nobu brings his award-winning talent to the table at his Nobu restaurant.

Known primarily as Nobu, Chef Nobuyuki Matsushisa is known for his restaurants in cities like New York, Miami, London, Milan and Tokyo, and he has partnered with the likes of Robert DeNiro.  Chef Nobu offers Japanese-themed fare that is destined to impress even the biggest critic, and his signature sushi bar will certainly win any sushi-lover over.  A circular bar and lively outdoor patio help to make the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Maryjane’s coffeeshop a fun place to hang out, both day and night.  Offering a signature menu of its own, you can even pick up your tasty order to go if you wish.  Chicken pot pie, sticky buns and burgers are just a few of the menu items found at Maryjane’s and between it and Nobu, you should not want for more.  Between daytime poolside lounging, afternoon dining adventures and exciting evenings at the bars, guests at the Hard Rock San Diego might look for a rejuvenating treatment at the hotel’s Rock Spa.  The Rock Spa’s men’s and women’s facilities provide lockers, robes and such, and the luxurious treatment rooms feature a list of treatment options.  Next door, the hotel’s fully-equipped workout center is great for burning calories, though it might be more tempting to return time and again to the finely-landscaped pool deck.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Pool
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Pool

For both San Diego visitors and locals, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is very much the place to be.  Los Angeles natives can get a taste of Vegas closer to home here, and when you figure in the fact that the great San Diego beaches aren’t too far off, the thought of a Hard Rock Hotel San Diego stay just keeps getting better.  Though it is priced fairly high, it certainly is not the most expensive hotel in the city, and for the experience, it should definitely prove worthy of the price.

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