"Right in the middle of all the action"
The Andaz is a party hotel right in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarters. It's more catered for the younger crowd who want to be right next to all the pubs and night life. We've also stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt about a mile away which has more of resort slower pace. Nothing wrong with either. Both very good hotels depending on how you want to spend your nights. The Andaz feels rather lavish as you walk in the lobby with complimentary coffee/tea and cookies at the sitting area. The rooftop restaurant / lounge and pool on the rooftop was empty in the day but picks up at night. We did not spend much time here since there was too much to do out in the town. The boutique style rooms appear much larger than we anticipated. It may have something to do with all the mirrors but it was beautifully designed. The Large Andaz King room we stayed in has a glass shower which you can see through from anywhere in the main room. So don't stay here with your parents or co-workers :P After checking into the room, we found that someone had already gone through the mini bar and left partially consumed items in the fridge. A little disgusted by that discovery, but after a call to the front desk they quickly cleaned it up. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in the mini bar are complimentary. While you're here, be sure to try Serrano's Street Tacos & Bar a block away. Excellent tacos and smoked tuna fries! In the morning, head down the block to Coffee & Art. Their Acai Bowls are amazing!
This is a great hotel located in central location. The staff was incredible and willing to help with any need, they were extremely polite. I would highly recommend the hotel and stay there again when I visit San Diego.
"quality place to stay"
The room was very comfortable, the people were great and the mall as well as many eateries were within walking distance. I have stayed here before and was happy when I found out we would stay here again
The Andaz - what a surprise offering that I had not yet experienced. I typically stay at the Hard Rock (won't do again, now that I know about the Andaz), but loved the Andaz. You do have a noise factor to contend with due to the hotels' proximity to the Gaslamp; however, the hotel does offer earplugs on the nightstands. I'd recommend a room on the higher floors if you're super sensitive to sound, or reserve one of the Suites which face into the interior courtyard(s). My sis and I loved watched the street experience and hearing the sounds, so we were quite happy with our 3rd floor location. The beds were super comfy as well. We also chatted about doing a week-long stay in order to really enjoy downtown, the hotel amenities - great gym, awesome, 360 view rooftop restaurant, bar and pool. Looking forward to next time.
"Stylish Gaslamp location"
The property is conveniently located for walking in the Gaslamp District, to Horton Plaza, and other downtown shops and restaurants. There is a rooftop gym, pool, bar, and restaurant with city views and heat lamps for chilly nights. All the staff we encountered were very pleasant and helpful. Parking is valet only and may take 15 to 20 minutes to retrieve your car, so allow plenty of time. I reserved a suite which was really just one room with a partial wall down the middle. Our room faced a light well, so it was always quite dark and dingy, and the only view was looking into the windows of other rooms. However, the room was very quite because there was no street noise. Rooms had mini-bars and Keurig coffee makers. Coffee and tea are also available in the lobby. In advance, I had requested extra towels and turn down service, but neither showed up.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM