Pendry San Diego

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550 J St., San Diego, CA, 92101
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Enjoy full-service, luxury accommodations in a prime Downtown San Diego location when you stay at the Gaslamp Quarter’s boutique hotel, the Pendry San Diego.
Todd Sarouhan
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Pendry San Diego
Prices starting at $850 / night
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Elegance Meets Convenience at the Pendry San Diego

Cozy Lobby Fireplace at the Pendry San DiegoThe Best Pancakes in San Diego at the Provisional Kitchen Part of the Pendry

Staying at the Pendry San Diego is an unparalleled experience; we know because our team can’t wait to go back!

In the heart of the action in the Gaslamp Quarter, this boutique hotel caters to guests with sophisticated tastes.

We’ll share everything you need to know when deciding where to book your next Southern California vacation, from insider details on the rooms to tips about the best nearby attractions and other things to do.

Our team agrees: the Pendry is amazing from the moment you arrive to the moment you check out!

Hotel Lobby at the Pendry San Diego
Hotel Lobby at the Pendry San Diego

Boutique Luxury

You’ll see what refined elegance means from the moment you enter the Pendry’s stylish lobby. Attention to detail is evident in the architectural details and coastal California design, both in the common areas and in the rooms themselves.

When you travel, I really believe that you shouldn’t have to give up style or comfort, and the bespoke rooms at the Pendry should satisfy even the most discerning guest. Both the rooms and suites are generously sized and feature the amenities you would expect of a hotel of this caliber.

With the grand views of San Diego Bay or the downtown skyline, you’ll feel at peace in your own private cocoon.

Reception at the Pendry San Diego
Reception at the Pendry San Diego

Staff That Goes Above and Beyond

From the attentive valet to the multilingual front desk to the obliging concierge staff, I was catered to during my stay. There was no need that went unmet, which made my stay at Pendry San Diego feel truly special.

The hotel is also perfect for special events; the staff can coordinate arrangements for your work function or wedding, and the ballrooms and other meeting facilities can accommodate your occasions, both large and small.

As a guest at the Pendry, you can experience the very meaning of ‘exceptional’!

Local Tips
Explore the Neighborhood
Downtown San Diego is a thriving, pedestrian friendly pocket of California where coast meets city. Pendry San Diego resides in the Gaslamp Quarter, a central and historic neighborhood home to a bustling mix of restaurants, shops, and nightlife.

My Take on the Pendry San Diego

Our team loves the Pendry San Diego so much that it’s one of our top picks for the Best Luxury Hotels in San Diego.

To give you an idea of what I experienced while there, here are some of my favorite things about this hotel.

Fun and Unique Places to Get Away at the Pendry San Diego
Fun and Unique Places to Get Away at the Pendry San Diego

Spots to Relax

As expected of a luxury boutique hotel, even the lobby is attention-grabbing. There are lots of places to relax and even an attached lobby bar called Fifth & Rose that has an atmosphere of sophistication.

I also loved the rooftop pool, which offered amazing views of the city in both the afternoons and evenings. The Pool House lounge serves cocktails and light bites to enjoy while sunbathing.

Large Group Table at the Provisional Kitchen
Large Group Table at the Provisional Kitchen

Dine in Style

There are an incredible six different locations to have a drink or meal on hotel grounds, plus room service. Options range from the coastal cuisine of Lionfish to the relaxed Nason’s Beer Hall.

My absolute favorite restaurant at the Pendry hotel is Provisional kitchen. Not only did I have breakfast and lunch here a few times, but the Provisional’s unique blend of eatery and marketplace meant I could do some shopping here as well.

Do know that the Provisional is a little pricey, but for the delicious food and excellent atmosphere, I really think that it’s worth it!

View of the Field at a Padres Game at Petco Park
View of the Field at a Padres Game at Petco Park

An Unbeatable Location

The Pendry San Diego is ideally located for any activities that are part of your trip to San Diego.

See a Padres game at PETCO Park, which is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. This is a must-do experience during baseball season. If you’re not a huge sports fan, you may still be able to catch a concert at the stadium or take a tour.

The San Diego Convention Center is also within walking distance, making the Pendry an ideal choice when Comic-Con rolls around.

Additionally, the nearby Gaslamp Quarter, East Village and Little Italy neighborhoods have excellent restaurants if you don’t feel like dining at the hotel.

Pendry San Diego
Prices starting at $850 / night

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What's Nearby

Petco Park
Petco Park
4 min Walk
Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
4 min Walk
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
7 min Walk
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
23 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
25 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
7 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
10 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
12 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
18 min Drive
Belmont Park
Belmont Park
20 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
23 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
24 min Drive
Pendry San Diego
Prices starting at $850 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Pet Policy
Dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 20 lbs per pet.
Resort Fee
$40.60 Includes: Pool access, Fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited) and In-room safe.
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
317 Rooms

Property Amenities

Babysitting
Babysitting
Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Bellhop
Bellhop
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
EV Charger
EV Charger
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi
Laundry
Laundry
Massage Services
Massage Services
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pets Allowed
Pets Allowed
Pool
Pool
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Spa
Spa

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$51 / day for Valet Parking

Room Amenities

24 Hour Room Service
24 Hour Room Service
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Crib
Crib
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 7 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 20 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 29 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
62°F / 76°F
Partly Cloudy in June
Jul
66°F / 81°F
Sunny in July
Aug
68°F / 83°F
Sunny in August
Sep
66°F / 82°F
Sunny in September

Rooms & Rates

Double guest room, Pendry San Diego

The Pendry San Diego has elevated what a hotel stay should be. The rooms and suites include luxurious amenities with that same attention to detail, such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, and Bluetooth speakers.

Guests will enjoy a private bath with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, mini-bar, hairdryer, in-room safe, daily housekeeping, and turndown service.

Pendry San Diego
Prices starting at $850 / night
Superior Rooms

The spacious Superior Rooms are located on the lower levels of the hotel and have either a king or two queen beds.

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Deluxe Rooms

On the middle floors is where you’ll find the Deluxe Rooms, which also have a king or two queen beds.

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Premier Rooms

The Premier Rooms are located on the upper floors, these rooms have a king or two queen beds, a stunning view of the city, and an oversized shower.

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Grand Rooms

The Grand Rooms, on the upper floors of the hotel, have a king or two queen beds, and a magnificent view of the bay.

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Executive Rooms

The Executive Rooms are studio suites that are furnished with a wet bar, wood desk, king bed, and soaking tub.

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Deluxe Suites

The Pendry’s generous one-bedroom Deluxe Suites have a separate living room with wet bar, dining area, and wood desk. The bedroom features a king-sized bed and oversized shower.

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Corner Rooms

The Corner Rooms are a one-bedroom suite that offers guests a 180-degree view of the city, a separate living area with wet bar and a king-sized bed.

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Grand Suites

Enjoy the grandeur of the Grand Suites. This one-bedroom suite, with impressive 180-degree view of the city and bay, a living room with dining area and wet bar, and a king-sized bed.

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Specialty Rooms

Choose from the Cabana Poolside Suite, designed for entertaining with indoor-outdoor space that opens to the pool, or the Pendry Suite, with a custom pool table in the living room and a separate bedroom with king-sized bed.

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Pendry San Diego
Prices starting at $850 / night

Finding Things to Do During Your Stay Is Easy at Pendry

The Pendry San Diego offers an array of activities to guests, including live music at the bars and restaurants, the rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center.

With its ideal locations in Downtown San Diego, there are also many options of attractions and activities nearby.

Fifth and Rose Lounge next of the Lobby at the Pendry San Diego
Fifth and Rose Lounge next of the Lobby at the Pendry San Diego

Things to Do on the Property

Make your stay at the Pendry San Diego special by taking advantage of everything the hotel has to offer.

Fitness center, Pendry San Diego
Fitness center, Pendry San Diego

Enjoy the Onsite Amenities & Services

Relax next to the heated rooftop pool and grab a snack or a cool libation from the poolside lounge. On property, you’ll also have 24-hour access to the fitness center and a full-service spa to take care of yourself, body and mind, when you are away from home.

Amazing Food at the Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry San Diego
Amazing Food at the Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry San Diego

Indulge in Quality Dining

You don’t need to leave the property for superb cuisine, drinks, or live entertainment. With six restaurants and bars at the hotel, you can opt for formal or casual dining and cocktails or craft brews.

The Lively Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
The Lively Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Nearby Activities & Attractions

Venture just steps outside the hotel to explore Downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic district with boutiques, night clubs, and dining that appeals to any taste, plus countless nearby points of interest that are only a short ride away on the FRED shuttle service.

Gorilla Statue at the San Diego Zoo
Gorilla Statue at the San Diego Zoo

Visit the San Diego Zoo & More

Visit the tourist attractions, including SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, and the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Grab a Go City San Diego pass with our discount code GVSD5OFF to save even more on admission costs!

Tour the museums and gardens of Balboa Park or learn more about the history of the city at Old Town San Diego. You can also honor the city’s military history at the USS Midway Museum or the Embarcadero’s Greatest Generation Walk.

Beautiful Windnsea Beach in La Jolla
Beautiful Windnsea Beach in La Jolla

Have a Beach Day

The Gaslamp Quarter may not be a beach neighborhood, but you’re never far from the shore, with La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Coronado Island, and Mission Beach just a short drive away.

Kayak, surf, or swim at any of the nearby beaches, and save when you rent gear with a Go City San Diego pass.

Alternatively, head to the San Diego Bay and see the seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales with a charter boat excursion, whale-watching tour, or harbor cruise.

Looking Through the Torrey Pine Tress at the Los Penasquitos Lagoon
Looking Through the Torrey Pine Tress at the Los Penasquitos Lagoon

Just Spend Time Outdoors

There’s no shortage of sunny days in San Diego. Make the most of them by getting outdoors, whether you hike the trails at Torrey Pines Nature Reserve or climb the Sunset Cliffs to spot whales from the top.

You can also bike the 24 miles of pathways that goes from Downtown San Diego to the Silver Strand of Coronado Island.

Popular Activities

Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Air and Space Museum
San Diego Air and Space Museum
Discover the history of science, space and aviation when visiting the San Diego Air and Space Museum. See historic aircraft and spacecraft from all around the world. Also, enjoy multiple hands-on exhibits.
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
When heading to the San Diego Zoo, make sure to visit to the Safari Park. The Safari Park is home to a wide array of different safaris where you can experience different animals from around the world.
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Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
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GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
The future is here - enjoy learning about the history of downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District from a talking GPS car! You'll wind through multiple areas such as Petco Park & Little Italy on this loop!
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Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in the heart of downtown, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features premiere modern art pieces from the 1950’s to today. Spend a day marveling & exploring all things modern art.
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PETCO Park Tour
PETCO Park Tour
This tour is a GRAND SLAM! Get an intimate look into the home of the San Diego Padres. On this 80-minute tour, learn about the history of the stadium and visit behind-the-scenes areas such as the dugouts and press boxes.
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San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
Wind through the streets of Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, and Old Town on a talking GPS car! This 4-hour tour for two people passes by the San Diego Zoo and through Banker Hill.
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The San Diego History Center
The San Diego History Center
The San Diego History Center, located in Balboa Park, is a family-friendly museum, with family friendly exhibitions. Learn about the stories of the region from the past, present and future.
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