If a getaway to San Diego is in your future, there’s no better spot to call home than Hard Rock Hotel. Located in the historical Gaslamp Quarter, Hard Rock guests are steps away from an abundance of entertainment and nightlife venues, unique shops to peruse, and plenty of mouthwatering dining venues.
Yet there’s plenty to enjoy on-site at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. During my recent stay, I enjoyed breakfasts at Maryjane’s Diner where old school diner charm is matched by a contemporary menu with comfort food classics. For a local twist, try the Tijuana Eggs Benedict paired with a Green Superfood Smoothie. For good old American diner classics, I loved the buttermilk pancakes and the variety of egg and omelet platters, plus Maryjane’s hashbrowns were so delicious. While refilling on coffee, enjoy the booth-side televisions featuring classic cartoons and Star Trek clips. Maryjane’s is laid back and welcoming, and completely charming in decor, with the bonus of a great menu, so this was a go-to venue for me pretty much every day of my stay. It’s a great spot for a quick dinner or late night snack, too, though if you’re craving something a little more on trend, NOBU is just down the hall. Celebrating its tenth year anniversary in San Diego, this celebrity chef hot spot is a not-miss venue for Sashimi, tempura, and an impressive sushi list.
After eating your way around the property, you’ll want to kick back and enjoy Hard Rock hospitality. Float is a funky rooftop lounge neighboring the pool, and you’ll find a great spot to catch sunsets here, too. If you’re seeking a bit more R&R, I suggest a visit to Rock Spa. The full service spa offers facials and rejuvenating treatments, couples massages and more, all in addition to private changing rooms and saunas. A quickie massage will put some pep in your step, or if indulgence is on your wish list you’ll want to schedule something from the Rhythm and Motion menu, offering the world’s first immersive music-centric spa experience.
When you’re ready to get your rock on, sample some tunes via the Sound of Your Stay playlists. Or, check out a Fender guitar and put on a private concert in your suite. There are plenty of in-suite options for enjoying music to accompany the sophisticated display of music memorabilia located throughout the venue. During my stay, I loved singing along to vinyl records with the in-room record player guests may rent as part of their R&R at Hard Rock. You’ll have a fully stocked record package to set the mood for downtime in your spacious suite.
My room had a spacious living area with full bar and cozy furniture, alongside a comfortable bed room with floor to ceiling windows and a mini balcony. From there, I had a great view of Petco Park and neighboring nightlife. Some suites come with full sized balconies, so there’s more than one room style for your specific needs. Amenities include refreshing Hard Rock toiletries and plenty of electric and USB outlets to keep your gadgets charged. From the modern decor to deluxe bedding, my stay was comfortable and energizing, and all within a heart’s beat of Gaslamp Quarter entertainment.
Public transit is available directly across the street from the hotel, though Hard Rock’s valet service is fantastic if you’ve opted to drive. My rental car was only ever a quick call away and delivered with friendly service. Within walking distance, you’ll also find the downtown waterfront and San Diego Convention Center are just moments away.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is on my repeat visit list for its full host of services and amenities, welcoming staff and friendly service, not to mention the utmost in stylish comfort. For more information about the hotel, visit http://www.hardrockhotelsd.com. Need ideas for your trip to San Diego? Visit http://www.sandiego.org.