4.5 out of 5

"The hotel was amazing it was right where we wanted the staff and service was excellent " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 24 Nov 2016

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Hotel Description

Andaz San Diego places you in the center of San Diego, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

All 159 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Minibars provide free refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are available.

The restaurant, The Rooftop by STK, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the pool cabanas and pool loungers. 20000 square feet (1858 square meters) of event facilities include 3 meeting rooms and conference space. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Gaslamp Quarter hotel include San Diego City College and USS Midway Museum.

Andaz, Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$180 per night

Andaz, Grand Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Andaz, Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Andaz, Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Andaz, Loft

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Andaz San Diego ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

In the heart of Gaslamp

The hotel was amazing it was right where we wanted the staff and service was excellent

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great Boutique Style Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter

Pros: Loved the location, the staff and the roof top pool and bar.
Cons: Be prepared to live out of your suitcase. The sleek modern designs of the rooms have little or no storage for unpacking. Roof top drinks were pricey.
Location: Everything is within a 10-15 minute walk except for the Zoo. There are a bunch of breweries, restaurants and bars close by.
Very nice place to stay in excellent walking distance to almost anything you would want to do in downtown San Diego. Rooms are very modern and sleek in their design. Bed was comfortable with lots of down pillows. The bathrooms felt extremely new with modern fixtures and tile. New HD flat screens and complimentary waters and some drinks and snacks. Every room had a small fridge and a safe. There was always someone at the front door to greet you and the front staff was excellent. The roof top is open to the public so be prepared for some extra noise on the weekend nights.

Posted by , from Raleigh on Oct 26, 2016

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4 out of 5

Classy Hotel

Great experience, 2 things it lacked. 1- no fan in bathroom or room, 2- parking is expensive. The staff was wonderful, the hotel was beautiful, food was great, and the bar was fun!!

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Dec 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great with one minor issue.

I have stayed here twice and this is now my favorite place in San Diego! Located right in the Gaslamp District. Walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center and Padres Stadium. Nice roof pool and bar. The first time I stay was in a King Bed room and I really enjoyed it. Good size room with two dresser drawers at the base of the bed. The second time I visited was in a Queen Bed room. My only minor issue was the Queen room had no dresser drawers. So if your clothes couldn't be hung in the closet, you would have to leave it in your bag or laying on the floor. This is not a deal breaker and would book a Queen Bed room if available. Just something to consider if you pick this size room.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Sep 30, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros:
Cons:
pleasing

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

The hotel staff made my family of four feel welcome every time we entered the door.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, walking distance to most everything.
The only issue we had with the hotel was that we booked two rooms based on amenitities and photos shown. We recieved a room that was smaller than anticipated and did not have some of the amentities shown. Overall it was confortable but i believe more photos and details of the rooms should be shown. Example; if a room does not have a tub and only a shower it should be identified as such.

Posted by , from Portland, Oregon on Sep 30, 2011

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5 out of 5

Perfect Getaway!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
This hotel was such a gem. Nestled into the Gaslamp District made it convenient for shopping, dining and sight-seeing. Loved the roof-top bar and lounge area. This was a perfect getaway for girl's weekend and would be perfect as a romantic getaway, too!

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN on Apr 12, 2011

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2 out of 5

Did not enjoy our experience this visit.

Pros: very welcoming front desk
Cons: internet not available in our room
There was a party going on at the hotel and as a multi-day guest I felt slighted and not welcome upstairs at the bar and pool area.

Posted by , from Arizona on Feb 5, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great location, outgoing staff

We really enjoyed staying at this property. The concierge was amazing and helped us out a great deal and we enjoyed the roof-top pool and bar. Will definitely stay here again when I return to San Diego.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great boutique hotel - need to understand environment though

I live in Newport Beach CA and when I go to San Diego for fun I stay at the Andaz (formerly Ivy Hotel). I have stayed there about 6-7 times. I love the modern decor and the overall environment. This hotel is for guests that want a lively environment with bar/club access. This is not the place for total peace at 10pm or for children (my opinion). The staff has always treated me well and welcomed me immediately. I wouldn't continue to stay at the Andaz if the experience as a whole wasn't a good one. I saw some of the reviews and its obvious they didn't adequately research hotels enough to understand what is offered and what they're looking for. Hotels and their overall appeal are very different unless you stay at a typical chain or lower end chain hotel. And in terms of charging for parking - I was shocked that someone expects free parking. I travel alot for business and I can't remember not having to pay for overnight parking. All high end hotels - especially downtown/busy areas - charge for parking. If you're looking for a hip, contempoary, fun, lively, very clean, good service, great location boutique hotel then I highly recommend the Andaz.

Posted by on May 26, 2010

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 10 December 2017 to 24 December 2017 (dates subject to change):

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Andaz San Diego offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 20000 square feet (1858 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Andaz San Diego. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 159 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 20000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1858 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1914
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Andaz San Diego offers 159 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars (stocked with some free items). Beds feature premium bedding. 46-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2017.

  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

The Rooftop by STK - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fees vary based on length of stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Andaz
  • Andaz Hotel
  • Andaz Hotel San Diego
  • Andaz San Diego
  • San Diego Andaz
  • Andaz San Diego Hotel
  • Andaz San Diego Hotel San Diego
  • Ivy Hotel San Diego
  • Ivy San Diego

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

Promotions

Good Morning Sunshine Promotion
Book a stay in a "Good Morning Sunshine" rate category and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2.
Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. No refunds for any unused portion of package. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. The property reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice.

Flights of Fancy
Book a stay in a "Flights of Fancy" rate category and receive a $50 gift card for use in the on-site RoofTop600. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. The property reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice.

Happy Hour Offer


Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive complimentary wine daily from 5 PM - 8 PM.


Happy Hour details at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.