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“All Round Fantastic Stay!”
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The Pearl Hotel
Ranked #47 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 2 May 2014

My boyfriend & I stayed here for 4 nights during a road trip of California and can honestly say we loved it! First of all the staff were very laid back, friendly and helpful from the receptionist to the bar and restaurant staff. It actually felt like chatting with friends and they were brilliant at recommending places to go and see and what to do in the area and we ended up having a great day at La Jolla for the day watching the baby seals at the kids beach followed by a look round the Contemporary Art Museum down there – both of which were fantastic and were recommended by Jessie in the restaurant the previous night.

We don’t usually eat in the hotels we stay in but one of the restaurants we planned to eat in fell through so we thought we’d give it a try as we wanted to try the ‘Dive In Movie Night’ around the pool anyway - and we were SO glad we did! (F.Y.I. definitely reserve if you plan to go to the Movie Night as it was fully booked the night we went and the impression we got was most weeks are the same). First of all there is a lovely, warm atmosphere and the food was excellent. After a great shared starter of fish cakes, I ordered the Short Rib Gnocchi and it was utterly delicious! One of the best meals of the holiday for sure but probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had! My boyfriend ordered the burger which was equally as good. I love that they had a limited but still varied menu which they clearly could do really well and from the ‘Appetizer of the Day’ in our hotel room these change frequently. The cocktails and craft beers available were also fantastic and the bar staff will happily make you anything you want off menu too – I ordered a couple of Kir Royales which were so good!

We stayed in one of the Jewel rooms - No.14 and initially we thought the room was smaller than we both expected (the photos make them look bigger than they are) but the décor and fun elements made up for it! We had our own fish – Moby – a beach towel we could ‘adopt’ and environmentally friendly boxes of water – all with cute stories and captions. The décor was modern with a retro vibe and fresh and the bed was the comfiest we had on the whole trip! It can be noisy whilst the restaurant is open but they are very prompt at shutting down at 10.30pm so it was all quiet when we went to bed and we had a great night’s sleep.

The only minor issues we had was that there was no fridge or tea/coffee making facilities which we had come to expect from the all the previous hotels we stayed in on our trip however they did provide an ice bucket but which was ultimately too small to get anything more than a couple of drinks in at a time and it would be nice to have a cold beer in the room now and again without having to go downstairs to ask for ice every time (again, the staff couldn't be more helpful – even providing limes for our margaritas!) I guess this is to do with their environmental policy but even a small fridge would suffice. Like I say, these were very minor issues though.

Parking was 10 Dollars a night on the side street or 5 Dollars on the front street spaces and they are limited however we only struggled once and even then they couldn't have been more helpful at organising to make one available for us.

All in all I couldn't recommend this hotel enough – great, unique rooms, beyond fantastic, friendly staff and service and great location! Our definite go to place in San Diego!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

On behalf of The Pearl staff & family, thank you for your WONDERFUL review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Our movie night is a hit. We greatly appreciate your support and hope you come back for a visit soon. Make it a great day.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We went for dinner@The Pearl Hotel last Wednesday April 23rd.
It was the first night of the new food menu. We ordered the fried cod, fried pork ear, the bone marrow and the grilled duck breast.
Great tasting, speed of service and presentation was excellent, awesome staff and atmosphere.
That night also they were projecting a movie.
We definitely come back!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

On behalf of The Pearl management and staff, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your excellent review of our restaurant. We appreciate the support. Glad you had a chance to experience movie night. Hope you return for another dinner or try our brunch. Tell a friend.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

By luck we stayed -my wife and I- in this Hotel we've found on tripadvisor 4hours before our stay.

Simply "Wow".
Service was soooo cool and kind, our room was really impressive (good Surprise with Barnaby, our guest of one night...).
Wifi with no extra charge, parking is 10usd per day but free parking can be found on the whereabouts.
Free coffee on the morning, swimming pool right at the basement, and movies displayed during evening diner party (ending at 11pm sharp)

Noise disturbance could be better, but in a way, this Hotel
Is the coolest we've met this far (our stay was right after Coachella 2014 music festival)

Would recommand 100% sure

  • Stayed: April 2014
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Truly appreciate your fantastic review!! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and "lucked" into choosing our hotel. Thank you again and hope you get a chance to return soon. Tell a friend.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is a small hotel with a few rooms, which makes it more personal. Modern and cozy furniture, the room was very clean. The only drawback of this hotel is that it is in a residential area, so you will need a car to get around. Good price as well.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Appreciate you taking the time to leave us a good review. Thank you for the support. We hope you come back soon. Please tell a friend. Make it an amazing day.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Went to San Diego to visit an Army buddy, and decided to stay off the main grid and expansive hotels. The Pearl was just right. From the time we checked in, till the time we left, we could not have been more pleased. The water pressure is FANTASTIC in the shower. The hotel bar and restaurant was so much fun. The retro feel, even came with old Bewitched shows on the TV. The beds are comfortable and the room was clean. Will stay there again next time out. Again, what a joy. FUN.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

On behalf of The Pearl staff and family, thank you very much for the kind review. We're glad you had a fun stay. Hope you can return for another visit soon. Please tell a friend. Make it an amazing day.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I hosted my best friend's bridal shower at The Pearl Hotel and it was so amazing. The event coordinator answered all of my annoying questions leading up to the day (and trust me, I had a lot). She was very flexible which helped make the day perfect. When we arrived, we were told to "make ourselves at home" and we did. We had an amazing bartender make us punch bowls full of red and white sangria. She was so sweet too. The entire day was perfect. We ended up jumping in the pool at the end of the event which totally helped relieve the stress of planning and was the PERFECT way to end our party at The Pearl. I recommend The pearl for any event. So great!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Congrats to your best friend and thank you so much for choosing The Pearl for your special event. Looked like a great party. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our friendly service and had the chance to jump in the pool! We appreciate your support. Please come back soon. Tell a friend.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed at The Pearl for a couple of nights - Saturday/Sunday - just after Christmas 2013. Was a great experience! The staff were amazing. The room was hip and had very nice touches such as the aromatherapy and the fish! Really liked the overall vibe of the place. Fun, laid back, but with an underlying sophisticated atmosphere. Music around the pool and restaurant was pretty chill/ambient. Never had a problem with noise from the restaurant/lounge. Got the essentials package - parking is limited on site, but I never had a problem finding any. Didn't get to try the restaurant as we went out on Saturday and didn't realize that the bar/restaurant is closed on Sundays - will try it next time - had such a good time, thanks to the atmosphere and staff that this will be my go to place when in San Diego.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ModernTraveler10, Owner at The Pearl Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Thank you for the fantastic review! We greatly appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed our unique touches. Hope you return soon and get a chance to eat at the restaurant. Thanks again. Make it an amazing day.

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Additional Information about The Pearl Hotel

Address: 1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106-2239
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in San Diego
#35 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £68 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pearl Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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