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“LOUD Thursday night into weekend!”
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Andaz San Diego
Ranked #73 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Hotel staff were very friendly. Very good central location. Checked in Tuesday night, and all was well until Thursday night around 9 p.m. when the music started on both the first and rooftop levels. I had to ask hotel staff for earplugs which made absolutely no impact. Tip if you are not into the party scene: ask for an INTERIOR room. One of my colleagues stayed on the fourth floor, I believe room 401 and their room was very quiet even Thursday evening.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Rusty_Middleton, General Manager at Andaz San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2011

Dear AvaandCeliasMom,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and concerns regarding the nightclub noise and your recent experience in our hotel, as we are always trying to improve our guests’ experience at Andaz San Diego. Please accept my apology for the noise issues you encountered during your stay. Your concerns are being addressed as we are dedicated towards giving each of our guests the best experience possible. I hope to welcome you again soon.

Warm regards,

Rusty Middleton

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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Had a wonderful stay. From the moment we arrived, Jeff C, our host, took care of us. He understood what we needed and helped make the necessary arrangements. Celebrated a memorable birthday and everything was great. All the staff were friendly, and we enjoyed our stay at this hip and sexy hotel. Thank you to Mark, our chef and Jason, our server. Our dinner experience at The chef's bed, Quarter Kitchen was delicious and catered to us. Thank you so much for the fabulous food, wine and hospitality. We will definately be back one day. Once again, thank you Jeff for being a top notch host and for hooking us up with what we needed. xoxo

Room Tip: We had a top floor room and it was perfect.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Wow! Every staff member is "on." Property is beautiful. Room is beautiful. Breakfast and dinner were top-notch. Perfect location. Just off the loud strip but in the middle of it all. Great amenities...free snacks/drinks in room, free internet, nice computers/printer in lobby, big bowl of fresh apples in lobby. Fantastic service looked effortless. Hip but unpretentious. Quiet, spacious room, upper floor.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

The valets are incredible--what a great start! Staff is warm, friendly and willing to go to great lengths to make your stay wonderful. One of the front desk agents gave me directions to Starbucks (late night). When I came back empty handed (they had closed), she insisted on making me coffee and bringing it to my room. The rooftop staff caught on to my love of coffee, and had it ready to go for my entire stay.

The welcome beverage is a nice touch. My room was great, loved the decor and the music playing when I walked in. The hotel is in the middle of the Gaslamp, so I barely needed the car. Be aware it can get a little crazy on weekend nights, which I loved.

Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank wam3
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

The staff was super friendly, efficient, and went above and BEYOND! The checkout process was quick and painless. Stayed there from Saturday thru Tuesday. Location is dead smack in the middle of the GasLamp District and definitely within walking distance to all restaurants and shops. A slight hike to the convention center and a cab ride away to Little Italy. The "nightclub" was packed and the noise could definitely be heard from the room. Asked for a "quiet room" and was put in #227. I quickly learned that was likely still too close to the nightclub downstairs even though the room was on the "interior" of the bldg. We got in early and could hear/feel the bass until everything shut down at 2am. Since we went out, we didn't mind all that much, but those that aren't doing the whole "nightclub" thing should definitely be aware.
The rooms are fairly small (was in a King Deluxe), but if you don't need a ton of room, it's perfect. Because we missed the early round of housekeeping (7-8 am-ish), they didn't finish our room until about 4pm each day.
Overall, no complaints (besides the noise on Saturday night-though the club is open Thurs-Sat- that could have been an issue if we stayed in), but probably not the best place for couples looking to relax or those with children (if you want them to sleep before 2 am).

Room Tip: Interior, AWAY from Ivy Nightclub
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

As locals, we're likely to be more skeptical of a place than a tourist but we found Andaz a great surprise. The staff was very friendly (what? a free glass of wine at check in? Free water and snacks in our room?!?) and even offered to text us when our room was ready. The hotel was hip enough to remind us of a New York hotel we recently visited. The hotel must rock the rooftop pool on the weekends since we were there on a Sun. night and the DJ had the uber chic 20 somethings entertained. Only thing preventing a 5 star is the fact that our room faced the street and I could see it being louder on a Sat. night.

Room Tip: Get a room not facing the Salvation Army
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We flew in the night of the black-out so the welcome beverage of course, did not happen. Only fluke was they had a hard time finding our reservation which also could have been related to the black out( we had a confirmation, they has sent US a reminder, we had pre-payed for the room and completed early check in on line and they still couln't find us). Elevators were out so the poor girl had to drag our suitcases up 5 flights of stairs. I know they are all are fighting over tips but really, there was 4 guys at least; standing in the lobby.
The room was great. A lot of mirrors help to make it feel bigger than it really is. It was hot when we got there but, no air with the power being out. Came back on by 3:00 A.M. so no biggie. Bathroom was pretty cool/modern with the big shower between the room and the bath. Note this is not a room to share with your buddies!!
Mixers,water bottles etc. are free though one day they did not replace what we had used. Alchohol bottles in the room are at a premium price though after having a few drinks at the rooftop bar we may as well have opened them instead. Drinks $13 to $15 a piece.The decor is wonderful and was very relaxing up there. Has a personal pizza appitizer which was quite good. The wine bar looked pretty awesome but after seeing the prices of the rooftop bar drinks we found other happy hours in the area!!
The second night we were out and about going to dinner and a comedy. Upon returning we had to laugh as the security was a little intense. Guys on head sets "guests in the lobby. guests in the lobby" and escorted us up to our floor. We did feel safe however. There always seemed to be at least 3-4 staff members in the lobby at all times.
The noise was not all that bad. We were on the 5th floor facing the front of the hotel. A few drunk laughs and sirens but not enough to keep us awake. Did not do the club scene as we are a litle past ort prime for that venue. I can also say having never stayed downtown before that you could probably stay for a month and never eat at the same place twice. Hundreds of restuarants with-in a few blocks. The valets are really friendly and can suggests great places. Never felt underdressed even after spending the day at the beach. You do probably want to dress for dinner/night life.
Check out was a breeze and no extra charges etc. But yes, the valet parking was $35 per night which did not include many tips as we were in and out with our car quite a bit. Over all it was a great place to stay and yes we would stay here again

Room Tip: 5th floor facing front of hotel was just fine.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 600 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6310
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#25 Green Hotel in San Diego
#25 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#33 Business Hotel in San Diego
#36 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £145 - £332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Andaz San Diego 4*
Number of rooms: 159
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Andaz San Diego Hotel San Diego
Ivy Hotel San Diego
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