San Diego’s charming, historic Gaslamp Quarter is home to boutique shops, sidewalk cafes, and cocktail bars. Opened in February, the 317-room Pendry San Diego (the inaugural Pendry property from Montage International) offers elevated yet accessible accommodations and easy access to local attractions. Developed in association with The Robert Green Development Company, the hotel includes three dining concepts, three bars, a spa, and private meeting and event spaces.
The chic rooms showcase playful, ocean-themed wallpaper, expansive glass windows that overlook the cityscape, wood accents, and comfortable beds. Glass-encased, walk-in showers are integrated into the rooms themselves, functioning as see-through cubes that open up the space. Adorned with blue wall coverings, wood desks, and chaise lounges, thirty-six spacious suites overlook the city skyline and harbor. The most lavish offering is the 1,497-square-foot Pendry Suite, which offers 180-degree views of the Gaslamp Quarter. Outfitted with a full kitchen, living and dining spaces, and a bathroom with a dual vanity sink and soaking tub, the standout suite guarantees a swanky stay.
The hotel’s restaurants and bars offer something for everyone. Not far from Petco Park, Nason’s Beer Hall (which serves local and international craft beers and bar food such as burgers and bratwursts) is the ideal place to get a drink after a game. Open every Thursday through Saturday, the Oxford Social Club is a Vegas-style nightlife hub with a curated music program and craft cocktail menu. A sophisticated watering hole with an array of hand-crafted cocktails, Fifth & Rose is sure to be a favorite for both tourists and locals.
Positioned near the hotel’s rooftop pool, the indoor-outdoor Pool House serves light bites such as chicken wings and avocado toast as well as sangria, margaritas, mojitos, and other libations. A greenhouse-style entryway leads to Provisional, a high-end dining concept with soaring ceilings, chandeliers, and wood floors. Helmed by executive chef Chris Osbourne, the restaurant offers everything from roasted vegetables with celery root puree, buckwheat grilled leeks, and passionfruit to dry-aged rib eye steak with roasted brussels sprouts and poached potatoes. The space also includes an espresso bar and a marketplace that sells ceramics and jewelry.
Managed by executive chef Jose Ruiz, the two-story Lionfish concept focuses on seasonal ingredients and local seafood. Lionfish’s dinner-only menu includes sushi, sashimi, oysters, and scallops. The hotel also offers 35,000 square feet of event space including a grand ballroom and poolside deck. Nightly rates start at $349. (pendryhotels.com)