The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is located in the lively Gaslamp District in Downtown, San Diego. This funky, modern, luxury resort features bold colors, a sleek contemporary design, and top of the line amenities that ooze rock and roll swag. The only thing that supersedes the unconventional and uniquely designed hotel is their exceptional staff and commitment to the small details. At check-in, guests are asked what music they enjoy, and when they get to their rooms they’re greeted by their selection. From the on-site photo booth encouraging visitors to memorialize their stay to the guitar pick sticker binding the toilet paper, every micro-detail is covered. The Hard Rock Hotel is an adult playground, perfect for travelers who want all the flash of Las Vegas, but prefer the sunshine and ocean breezes that only America’s Finest City can offer.
Rooms and SuitesAccommodations at the Hard Rock Hotel are all uniquely designed; no guestroom or suite is like the other. Using powerful colors, crazy patterns, rock-and-roll memorabilia, black and white photos, and funky modern furnishings, each space screams “hard rock.” There are three different choices for studio suites, all distinctively arranged with a catalog of amenities. They feature Halo-illuminated beds with 300 thread count sheets, and custom designed “Sleep Like a Rock” bedding.
The spa-style bathrooms mix sleek design with comfort, and feature ceiling mounted rain showers and a separate lavatory. Rooms are equipped with a custom desk, funky seating spaces, state-of-the-art lighting, and an integrated 42” flat screen HDTV that provides an easy plug-and-play feature. Guests can choose the King Studio, with one King bed, the Queen Studio with two Queen beds, or the Float Studio with one King bed and a private patio that overlooks the Woodstock Terrace.
For guests requiring more room there are also three larger suite options. Each has a spacious private bedroom, separate lounge area, and expansive bathroom that flow seamlessly together. Like studio suites, each room is expertly designed with modern furnishings, eye-catching décor, and custom detailing. These suites also provide the Halo-illuminated beds with 300 thread count sheets, and custom bedding.
Large bathrooms have Hansgrohe ceiling mounted rain showers, separate lavatory rooms, and full length mirrors. The lounge areas feature custom desks, spacious seating areas with hip furnishings, and 42” plug-and-play HDTVs in both the living space and rock worthy bedrooms. Guests will enjoy oversize wetbars with bar stools, floor-to-ceiling sliding windows, and Juliet balconies, all perfect for enjoying an in-room after-party.
Suite choices include King Suites equipped with one King bed in the private bedroom, and Queen Suites with two Queen beds in the private bedroom. Woodstock Suites are the most impressive with one King bed in the private bedroom and a wrap-around deck overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter. ADA rooms are also available and feature all the same stylish room and suite amenities and unique designs.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has two on-site restaurants. Maryjane’s is a 1960s diner-themed restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features healthy California dishes with bold Mexican flavors. The hotel’s upscale dining counterpart is Nobu. World renowned Master Chef Nobu Matsuihisa has earned the restaurant the coveted 3 Michelin Star status for his re-imagined traditional Japanese dishes and exquisite sushi.
Hard Rock has two on-site bars. Versatile 207 takes on a sports bar persona during the day, and at night it turns into a San Diego hot spot with live bands, and a central dance floor. Happy Hours are available Monday through Friday, and hotel guests get free VIP passes for live music nights. Float is the hotel’s rooftop poolside lounge. It features well-known DJ’s spinning electric dance music. It also features Happy Hours and a weekend nightclub scene.
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has a small fitness center equipped with a few treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights, perfect for a quick workout. For those wanting something extra, the Ezia Executive Fitness Membership provides personal training sessions and exclusive discounts. Relax at the rooftop pool with epic views of the city’s skyline, private cabanas, and VIP drink service.
Treat yourself to some me time at the Zen-modernist Rock Spa where you can choose from a full menu of spa services including facials, body scrubs and wraps, spray tans, mani-pedis, and massages. On Wine Down Wednesdays, guests can combine 25-minute spa treatments with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne.
If you forgot to pack your favorite outfit or swimming suit, or you just want to buy some Hard Rock swag, head over to the Rock Shop where you’ll find everything from branded shot glasses to jackets. Wait to shop for your Hard Rock gear until after you check out, and you’ll receive a 20% off voucher for the store after presenting your room key.
Business travelers will appreciate the 24-hour business center featuring computer terminals, printers, and free wireless internet in a sleek lounge-style setting. The hotel has 40,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The 9,100-square-foot main event room is perfect for your destination wedding or corporate banquet and can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Hold your own private concert in the 4,000-square-foot 16th floor venue with floor-to-ceiling windows! The hotel’s vast event space also includes an 8,700-square-foot outdoor terrace adjacent to the rooftop pool and bar. Event services can include an event planner, full-service catering, professional photographer, DJ or music services, decorating services, and audio/visual equipment rental. Their philosophy is Name it and we’ll make it happen.
Other unique amenities include the Sound of Your Stay program where you get to choose from among making a personalized playlist to take home, playing a real Fender electric guitar with amplifier, or mixing some beats like a DJ with a Traktor Kontrol Z1 controller and iPad – all in your own room. Guests can also check out Electra bicycles from the concierge to explore the Gaslamp, East Village, and San Diego Bay while getting some exercise under perpetually sunny skies.
One of the best things about Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Hotel’s location is its proximity to the San Diego Convention Center. Host to huge events like the Rock N Roll Marathon Expo and the annual San Diego Comic-Con International, the Convention Center draws high energy crowds of up to 100,000 visitors to the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village year-round. Conventioneers will appreciate the short walk across East Harbor Drive to the welcoming comfort of the Hilton Gaslamp at the end of a long day.
Hilton Gaslamp guests are within walking distance of two of San Diego’s most happening neighborhoods. At the westernmost tip of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, visitors can explore neighborhood favorites like the Chuck Jones Gallery, which is home to 60 years of Loony Toons artwork, features Bugs Bunny, Wile E Coyote, Daffy Duck, and friends at 5th Avenue and K Street. Walk the historic Gaslamp Quarter or hail a Pedi-cab or horse drawn carriage and explore the neighborhood in a whole new way. When you’re hungry, stop in at the uber-popular Burger Lounge, serving organic beef burgers on 5th Avenue. If you want to take it upscale, eat at Searsucker, also on 5th Avenue, serving a trendy New American menu created by celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey.
Be sure to venture over to East Village, just a couple blocks away. Check out Moonshine Flats, a country-western dance hall on 7th Avenue where you can practice your line dancing. The Blind Burro is at the corner of 7th Avenue and J Street; the fun restaurant serves Baja-style Mexican fare. Take in a San Diego Padres game at state-of-the-art Petco Park, or go old school and catch a game at Park at the Park on K Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Don’t miss the nautically-themed Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in the world. It connects East Village to the San Diego Convention Center at its opposite end. Want to get out of the city for a few hours? Hop on the San Diego Trolley just steps from the hotel and pick a destination.
The Hard Rock Hotel offers several different packages to their potential guests, a popular choice is the Girls Getaway Package which includes VIP champagne check-in, wine and cheese plate, 20% off spa services, and discount make-overs. The Let’s Get It On Package is perfect for couples, and includes a reservation for two at Nobu, breakfast in bed for two, and chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to your room. These are just two of the many packages offered at Hard Rock. Visitors with AAA can also receive a discount, just make sure to ask about the reduced rate when booking the room. Military and Government discounts feature low room rates and $20 per day credit for breakfast.