$162 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 8, 2015 Check-out: Mar 11, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
297 reviews
Guys trip

Hotel was awesome. 3 guys fit comfortably and also the style of it was cool. Location was good... See full review

  • Thebballkid
  • Jan 26, 2015
Quick Wknd Getaway

Had a wonderful stay, very comforting. Staff was friendly. Room was clean and well spaced. Noise... See full review

  • BeeGee
  • Jan 17, 2015
Hip hotel with nightlife and music history

Situated at the official entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is hip, cool and anything but ordinary. The rooftop bar has been voted the best in San Diego. Views from rooms below the bar aren't too bad either--most offering views of San Diego Bay. The hotel boasts a rooftop pool with cabanas, a full-service spa and two choices for unbeatable nightlife. Even the on-site sushi restaurant, Nobu San Diego, is chic.

Highlights
  • Two choices for unbeatable nightlife
  • Stellar views from the rooftop pool deck
  • Relax in the full-service spa
  • Nobu San Diego serves fresh sushi seven days a week
Rooms

The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego offers 420 rooms, including 16 suites varying in size and configuration. Each rooms boasts cantilevered furniture, rock posters and memorabilia. Basic rooms include a flat-screen TV, ceiling-mounted rain shower, refreshment center and in-room safe. Suites add sitting areas, coffee tables and mini-kitchenettes. All guests receive two VIP passes to the two on-site clubs, 207 and Float. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply).

Features

The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has received AAA's four diamond award, as well as numerous accolades for its environmental programs.

Guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the heated rooftop pool. Visitors also receive VIP treatment at 207 and Float, the two clubs onsite. The hotel boasts a modest fitness center with Cybex equipment and offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

The real highlights of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego are the restaurants onsite. Nobu San Diego serves some of the freshest sushi around, while Maryjane's is a trusted, upscale diner that specializes in comfort food.
Transportation
  • MTS Bus (1 block)
  • San Diego Trolley (2 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (4 mi/7 km)
Attractions
  • San Diego Convention Center (1 block)
  • Petco Park (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Zoo (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Old Town (4 mi/7 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/10 km)
  • Point Loma (7 mi/12 km)
  • Sea World (10 mi/16 km)
Business
  • 40,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 24-hour business center
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)
  • Parking fee is $40 USD per night.
  • Valet parking fee will increase to $45 per night in 2015.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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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

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.

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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

5
5.01.0
IMAAUDIOSLAVE
Business
Southern California
Aug 13, 2012

GREAT LOCATION & HOTEL

Picked this location for my friends bachelor party and couldn't of been more impressed with the location, valet, and front desk staff. We were upgraded to a suite for free which rocked (no pun intended). The hotel is located at the south side of the main gas lamp strip and is walking distance to all the bars, and restaurants. There are bars and restaurants at the hotel. The crowd was young at the hotel, not a lot of families which isn't an issue if you know you aren't looking for a tranquil family vacation. The cafe Maryjanes was excellent. My ONLY complaint was that the shower was clogged and about 2 inches of standing water resided but I'm sure if we called to get it fixed it would have. Easy in room check out. Quick valet exit, no issues what so ever. After this experience I will surely stay here or any other Hard Rock Hotel again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

STAY HERE! Walking distance to everything and yes you pay for valet but you never have to leave and pay for parking anywhere else

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sean Ross
Business
Washington, DC
Aug 10, 2012

Great stay and location

Wonderful rooms, proximity to anything you would want to do downtown, hip but not distastefully loud and tremendous staff. Stayed by accident and loved the surprise!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jen c expert traveler
Business
Vegas
Aug 4, 2012

Not worth it stay somewhere else

Although the location of this hotel is ideal, there are too many hidden costs. The total cost per night came out to $50 more than advertised. There was also no mention that valet was a charge of minimum $40 per day depending on if you leave throughout the day. They also did not clean the room or deliver fresh towels as requested. I understand the go green initiative but for almost $300 a night, clean the room. The bar attached to the hotel also charged a ridiculous cover even for hotel guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AZ Native Couple
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 25, 2012

Best Location in Gas Lamp!!!

From the parking attendant to the front desk attendant, the service was impeccable. Extremely pleasant and 1st class all the way! If you want to be able to walk outside the front door and be within 5 minutes of all the best restaurants in San Diego's Gas Lamp District, then this is the hotel for you. The bed was extremely comfortable while the decor was very modern and sophisticated. I will stay at this hotel over and over again!

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

Don't stop at the first restaurant outside the hotel doors. If you just walt a block or two up 5th avenue, you will find a number of fantastic options.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Great Weekender
Business
SF East Bay Area
Jul 18, 2012

Mini Vacation

We stayed at this hotel for a two-night getaway. It was very nice and relaxing at the hotel. The only downside I have to say is that they stuck us in a handicapped room, which I feel should be reserved for those who actually need it, not those who booked the room at a discount. However, it was still a very nice room, and we were on the top floor which was fun.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The best place we found to get a late night snack/meal/drink was a place called La Puerta which was only a few blocks from the hotel. Great drinks at a reasonable price and they served a full menu until about midnight. After that the bar remained open until 3am like all the other surrounding establishments. They also had a very friendly and efficient bar tender and didn't play their music terribly loud so a conversation could be held with your present company.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WaynesGirl
Business
Yuma, Arizona
Jul 13, 2012

Honeymoon Stay

Excellent service from all staff. When we mentioned we were there on our honeymoon, they sent up a complementary bottle of champagne with champagne flutes and a nice congrats card. some negatives: being from Arizona, where parking is FREE, we were taken a-back by the valet parking charges. These were not mentioned on the website when booking so came as a surprise. the only other alternative was meter parking. another negative was the room location. While it offered a spectacular view of Coronado Bridge and the bay, it was directly across from the train tracks crossing and the trains and trams run ALL DAY AND NIGHT!! The whistle from the train about knocked us out of bed. We chose The Hard Rock due to its location on the Gas Lamp District. We were able to walk to everything. Sea Port Village, Star of India ect. Highly suggest you forgo the hotel restaurants and visit The Broken Yolk (on 6th Ave) for breakfast and Fred's (on 5th Ave) for lunch or dinner. There are so many choices in the Gas Lamp District at reasonable prices, these were our personal favs. If you plan on driving around the Gas Lamp beware of the ONE WAY streets! We would stay at Hard Rock again, but would ask for a room away from the tracks!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Broken Yolk Cafe on 6th Ave (featured on Man v.s Food) best California Breakfast Burrito on Earth! Fred's Mexican Restaurant on 5th Ave. Awesome food and upbeat atmosphere. Both are very reasonably priced.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NiTrace
Business
Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA
Jul 5, 2012

Totally Awesome Hotel.. Great Staff

Most excellent indeed!!!! The rooms were amazing, the view was amazing.. Felt like a Rockstar..

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
Joe Grande
Business
El Monte, CA, USA
Jul 4, 2012

Worth every penny!!

The price for the room at this hotel is well worth it. Love the Modern look and amenities this Hotel Provides. Not only is this Hotel in the hart of the gas lamp district and makes it easy to get to all the bars, there's no need for taxi, witch will be saving a couple of bucks. Intervention is a MUST!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

You must go to the pool party in Intervention, a different look from Vegas pool parties.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mitch15
Business
St. Cloud, Mn
Jun 26, 2012

Get Away

This hotel was very fun. The amenities were great. Bars, restaurants, location. I went to a Padres game when I was there and it was a two minute walk. Right in the gaslamp district which is what I wanted. So many restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mmea
Business
New York , ny
Jun 17, 2012

Disappointment

The hotel is trendy and rooms are of good size. However, the staff need to take lessons on customer service. The hotel amenities are a joke, they claim to have a pool, but the pool seems to never be available to hotel guests since it's closed for "private functions "....sucks for other paying hotel guests! Definitely do not stay here if you want quality.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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