Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
View map of 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

3.9/5

Overall score

78%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.6

Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, at the epicenter of San Diego nightlife, the Hard Rock is turning up the volume. Where rock star service meets urban chic design with every amenity, the perfect antidote to the elitist boutique hotel or plain vanilla resort experience.

Although Hard Rock Hotel is conveniently located to all attractions, activities and part spots, there is little reason to leave the hotel. At Nobu San Diego, world-renowned and famously acclaimed Nobu Matsuhisa brings his signature nouveau Japanese cuisine to the city's culinary-scape. Two ultra hip bars: 207 lobby bar and Float, the rooftop pool bar and lounge. For more casual fare, Maryjane's Coffee Shop is Hard Rock Hotel San Diego's signature restaurant serving up fun style, fresh attitude and food without rules.

The 420 room hotel, including 176 suites (one designed by the Black-Eyed Peas), also features 300-thread-count cotton Sleep Like a Rock Star linens, custom-designed furniture, state-of-the-art lighting, m-bar (a greenroom inspired refreshment center) and sensually-styled bathrooms featuring ceiling-mounted rain showers. In-room amenities include an integrated video and sound system including 42" LG flat screen HD TVs, wired and wireless Internet access, extensive satellite TV access, video on-demand, video games and Jack Pack technology that allows plug-and-play access from your personal audio player (iPod or MP3), video camera, notebook computer or portable gaming system to the media hub. Seventeen individually designed Rock Star suites allow guests to experience life behind the velvet ropes to the utmost.

And when guests need to download and relax, Rock Spa offers and exquisite menu featuring specialty treatments like Love Potion No. 9, the ultimate couple's spa experience. The adjacent Fitness Center is fully equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment and is accessible to guests 24/7.

The 4th floor, outdoor rooftop pool also provides a uniquely swanky escape for guests staying at the hotel. Private cabanas outfitted with chaise lounges, mini-fridge, LCD flat screen and MP3 hookups are available for daily rental.

The In-Charge includes: Toll free, local and domestic long distance calling, in-room wired and wireless high speed internet access, unlimited access to 24/7 fitness center, Daily USA Today newspaper and The San Diego Union Tribune on Saturday/Sunday.

100% Non Smoking Hotel. There is a $250 Fee for smoking in the sleeping rooms. Valet parking only is available for $45/night.

Weekend traveler? If you book a stay over the weekend and plan to go to 207 the lobby bar or Float the pool bar, please contact the hotel's Concierge to reserve priority admittance into either one of the bars (Registered guests only). You must get your name on the list by 8:00pm day-of and then admittance with front of the line access will be held until 10:00 pm the night of reservation. If you choose not to put your name on the list or arrive after 10:00 pm, hotel cannot guarantee admittance.

Partying with friends? Hard Rock Hotel San Diego offers many on-property choices at which to enjoy alcoholic beverages and to entertain guests including 2 nightclubs, room service, and 2 restaurants. However by law they cannot allow guests to bring their own alcohol into the hotel. Minimum check-in age is 21.

As a reminder, guest rooms have a maximum occupancy of 4 people per room. Only registered guests may enjoy our guest rooms after hours and we reserve the right to remove individuals form the property if they are disturbing other guests.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rooms

Rock Star Suite
Rock Star Suite with 1 king bed, separate living room and pool views. Fully integrated multi media system, 42" inch flat screen HDTV, wired / wireless HSIA, video games on demand, and plug & play technology to connect your computer or Ipod/Mp3 player. Sensually styled bathroom with ceiling mounted rain shower, custom lighting, stunning cantilevered furniture and luxurious linens. There is a $250 fine for smoking in our guest rooms. Rollaway beds are by request only and are not guaranteed, Rollaway beds are available for King bedded rooms only and for a charge of $30 a night.
Hard Rock Suite with Two Queen Beds
The bedding option for this room includes 2 queen bed with multi media system, 42" inch flat screen HDTV, wired / wireless HSIA, video games on demand, and plug & play technology to connect your computer or ipod/Mp3 player, sensually styled bathroom with ceiling mounted rain shower, custom lighting, stunning cantilevered furniture and luxurious linens. There is a $250 fine for smoking in our guest rooms. Rollaway beds are by request only and are not guaranteed, Rollaway beds are available for King bedded rooms only and for a charge of $30 a night.
Studio with Two Queen Bed
The bedding option for this room includes 2 queen bed with multi media system, 42" inch flat screen HDTV, wired / wireless HSIA, video games on demand, and plug & play technology to connect your computer or Ipod/Mp3 player, sensually styled bathroom with ceiling mounted rain shower, custom lighting, stunning cantilevered furniture and luxurious linens. There is a $250 fine for smoking in our guest rooms. Rollaway beds are by request only and are not guaranteed, Rollaway beds are available for King bedded rooms only and for a charge of $30 a night.
Studio King
The bedding option for this room includes 1 king bed with multi media system, 42" inch flat screen HDTV, wired / wireless HISA, video games on demand, and plug & play technology to connect your computer or Ipod/Mp3 player, sensually styled bathroom with ceiling mounted rain shower, custom lighting, stunning cantilevered furniture and luxurious linens. There is a $250 fine for smoking in our guest rooms. Rollaway beds are by request only and are not guaranteed, Rollaway beds are available for King bedded rooms only and for a charge of $30 a night.
Hard Rock King Suite
The bedding option for this room includes 1 king bed with multi media system, 42" inch flat screen HDTV, wired / wireless HSIA, video games on demand, and plug & play technology to connect your computer or Ipod/Mp3 player, sensually styled bathroom with ceiling mounted rain shower, custom lighting, stunning cantilevered furniture and luxurious linens. There is a $250 fine for smoking in our guest rooms. Rollaway beds are by request only and are not guaranteed, Rollaway beds are available for King bedded rooms only and for a charge of $30 a night.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

32.7075 -117.16
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
(SAN)San Diego International Airport 3 miles
Area description
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Gaslamp, in walking distance to the convention center, PETCO Park, San Diego Trolley and all of Gaslamp nightlife and shopping. The San Diego International Airport is only 3 miles away and freeway access is also very close.

Nearby points of interest

  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.2 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.2 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.8 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.8 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.8 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.9 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.9 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.2 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.2 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.8 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.8 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.8 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.9 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.9 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.5 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.6 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.9 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.9 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.1 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.9 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 5.3 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.5 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 5.8 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 6.5 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.9 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.8 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8.6 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.8 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.6 mi
  • Legoland: 30.5 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.5 mi

Dining

207
Located in the lobby. Decor features a wood bar with black leather accents and padded bar stools upholstered with white crocodile. Specially designed tables include individual beer taps, allowing beer aficionados to choose their own brand and serve themselves. Open late afternoon to late night.
Nobu
Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences. The menu includes signature dishes such as Fresh Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno and Broiled Black Cod with Miso. Dinner is served each evening in the sushi bar or the dining room; drinks are available in the lounge.
Maryjane's Coffee Shop
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a laid-back atmosphere. Menu includes American and regional dishes, such as L.A. Sticky Buns, Chopped Cobb Salad, and Chicken Pot Pie. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Open early morning to late evening; late-night hours available on the weekend.
Float
Rooftop pool bar with private poolside cabanas and outdoor leather lounge seating. Flat-screen TVs and minibars. Fire pits are surrounded by sectional seating and opium beds. Open late afternoon to late night.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Modern, non-traditional design and cutting-edge technology permeates Hard Rock's 40,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. Highlights include an expansive urban garden with bird's-eye views of the Gaslamp Quarter, a boardroom with 16-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a 750 square foot glass-enclosed boardroom that overlooks a 5,000 square foot live concert venue and a stylish 9,100 square foot main event room capable of accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Meeting planners receive extreme Rock Star service including a backstage pass that allows them uninhibited 'back of the house' access anytime during events. And from the moment groups arrive to the second the last limo leaves, our staff will be on hand to anticipate and fulfill every need.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (297)

Ratings and reviews for Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
297 out of 297
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patrick M.
Business
Palm Desert
Feb 4, 2015

Meeting at the Convention Center

The hotel was in a great location with convenient access to the convention center, Gas Lamp district and Petco Park. Ample parking was available, both metered and garage. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the Free Guitar loan a real bonus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thebballkid
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 26, 2015

Guys trip

Hotel was awesome. 3 guys fit comfortably and also the style of it was cool. Location was good nothing was too far. The service was great and polite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay here to feel like the trip was worth it.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BeeGee
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Quick Wknd Getaway

Had a wonderful stay, very comforting. Staff was friendly. Room was clean and well spaced. Noise wasn't a factor for me. Didn't like the all access pass that was added to my stay, not sure if it optional or not. Also didn't like the $45 a night for valet parking, but you can go in and out as you please. Overall, would most likely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael T.
Business
Litchfield Park
Jan 17, 2015

Hard Rock San Diego

Perfect stay! No other description necessary. I won't review stays any longer if I am required to input a certain amount of characters.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
eddie and family
Business
London
Jan 5, 2015

A perfect Christmas at the Hard Rock...

What a great Hotel! excellent room, great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast - has to be the Broken Yoke - around the corner on 6th Ave - 6-8am is early bird special - excellent value. Very friendly and great food - best place for breakfast. Aslo don't use the hotel's valet parking $40!!! - only $15 all day around the corner...or $1 per hour - max $15pd

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patrick O.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Bowl trip

Great stay and location. Enjoyed closeness to eating and pubs. Recommend GoCar tour we'll worth the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Irish Pubs nearby.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OneLoveSD
Business
San Diego
Dec 29, 2014

pricey comfort

Very plush and comfortable place. Very private and safe hotel. Everything was very expensive. The rooms did have everything you needed but everything was at cost. Ever all I had fun. It was in a very perfect spot of downtown San Diego with many different stores and places to visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Take cash because everything is pricey.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OneLoveSD
Business
San Diego
Dec 20, 2014

pricey comfort

Very plush and comfortable place. Very private and safe hotel. Everything was very expensive. The rooms did have everything you needed but everything was at cost. Ever all I had fun. It was in a very perfect spot of downtown San Diego with many different stores and places to visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Take cash because everything is pricey.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kayseemonster
Business
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 29, 2014

Feel like a Rockstar

My boyfriend and I stayed here on Thanksgiving day. The rate was discounted and we got a very nice room. The hotel staff was very helpful and courteous. We were greeted by our choice of music genre when we entered our room. It was pretty spacious. The shower was a rainfall-type of shower. Also, the room came with an All Access Pass which include a free rental bike, free rental of their Fender guitars, free rental of their dj turntables and free wifi access. The only caveat is the parking which cost $30 a day. Overall, our stay was great and we felt like a Rockstar staying there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Instead of using their parking which cost $30 a day, use the public parking structure next to it which is $1.00 per hour or $15 max per day.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BookNation
Business
Terre Haute, IN
Nov 28, 2014

Rock on!

Great location at gateway to the Gaslamp. Nice staff. Rent a guitar for your room : )

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Check out the rooftop bar!

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