Come here for the trendy decor, upscale rooms, and central location between Gaslamp and Little Italy. The guestrooms were remodeled in 2014, transitioning from a nautical theme to a more sophisticated design with darker colors and luxury bedding. The rooftop bar has well-crafted cocktails and a giant fire pit, but the pool is tiny by San Diego standards. There's a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere at the lobby-level Living Room lounge, where drinks flow and DJs spin. Be sure to ask for an upper-floor room—the scantily clad crowd parties into the night. The on-site restaurant Kelvin serves three meals daily.
Sep 24, 2012
My husband and I stayed here when we came to town for the San Diego Marathon. I was super excited as I heard a lot about it and it was the host hotel for Team in Training that we were running with. Well, I was disappointed. First off, they were doing construction in one lobby or something so we had to take a long route with our luggage to get to the elevators and our room and there was no offer of a bellman or even one in sight to assist us. The room
was just okay, nothing to fancy. The worst part of it was the showers though as they were not functional at all in its design! The shower had glass only covering half of it so the other half was open/exposed. The part with the glass had a giant hole to hang your hand towel from. Yes, it was cool looking, but we had such a mess on the floor with water that we had to use extra towels just to dry the floor. In booking there, we were advised that they would have light food and drinks the morning of the marathon (37000 runners partaking and in town), and when we got there and asked they looked at us like we were idiots. So, we had to find our own food the morning of and there were so many people milling about their lobby as the run started at 7. It just would have been nice when paying $230/night. The only positive I had was that the beds were quite comfortable and they had extra pillows on each so we got a good night's sleep before the race. Overall though, I would not return.