Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 5th Avenue | San Diego, CA 92101  [SEE MAP]San Diego, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Multiple restaurant options on-site
Daily resort fee

Overlooking the glittering San Diego Bay and rising high above the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is all about being cool. From its trendy food options (Sunday brunch at Maryjane's and fresh sushi at Nobu) and its swanky decor, to its rooftop pool and entertainment lineup, the Hard Rock will definitely keep you occupied on a rainy day (though there aren't many in San Diego). Guests rave about the hotel's stylish guest rooms, which feature halo-illuminated beds, flat-screen TVs and ceiling-mounted Hansgrohe rain showers. Despite the deluxe digs, this hotel is not really geared towards families and relaxation (no on-site spa). But if you're one to embrace the music, take advantage of the Sound of Your Stay program, which offers free downloads, Fender guitar rentals and a chance to try your hand at being a DJ.

San Diego, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 420 rooms
Primary View
City center
Best For
Couples, Groups, Solo travelers


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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The hotel acts as a living music museum, displaying cool pieces of classic-rock memorabilia, including Pete Townsend's guitar and Madonna's Virgin Tour bustier.



The 420-room Hard Rock, located in the hip Gaslamp Quarter, hosts wild parties on weekends at its popular rooftop pool and bar. It's a haven for twenty- and thirty-somethings (including celebrities), and trendy rooms have big flat-screen TVs and high-thread-count sheets.



At 11-stories tall, the Hard Rock is technically one-floor shy of being a high-rise, but the rooftop still offers excellent sky-high views of the harbor, Petco Park, the Coronado Bridge, and the historic Gaslamp sign.

Fodor's Choice



The best amenity for a wanna-be rocker? Guests have their choice of Fender electric guitars — Stratocaster, Telecaster and more — that can be sent up for an in-room jam session (with an amp and headphones, of course).

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6246 have reviewed the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6246 reviews 4.5 (based on 6246 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Edgy designs and modern decor characterize the rooms at the Hard Rock. The standard guest suites feature 300-thread-count sheets, floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with rainfall showerheads. Amenities include flat-screen smart TVs and work desks.
  • The $25 nightly All Access Pass fee covers access to business and fitness centers, Wi-Fi access, bicycle rentals and more

Standard room size325 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hard Rock San Diego sits on the edge of the city's famous Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and entertainment options, including Petco Park a block east, and the San Diego Convention Center, the Seaport Village and the Embarcadero Marina Park South less than a mile west. The San Diego Trolley station is also just steps from the hotel, providing easy access to other parts of the city.
  • Around 4 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($49)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


The main dining spot at the Hard Rock is the San Diego outpost of the popular Japanese spot Nobu. Other dining options include 207, the lobby bar, and the Maryjane's diner, which serves classic American comfort food. The rooftop bar Float serves drinks and light snacks by the pool.
  • 207 is the on-site night club

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAsian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The Hard Rock offers a rooftop pool and whirlpool with views of the city skyline. Once night falls, the rooftop bar FLOAT, located at the pool, features live DJs and the deck's firepits are lit.
  • Private cabanas are available for rent
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas


The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and features cardio equipment and weight-training machines.
  • The hotel offers free bike rentals to explore downtown San Diego
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Hard Rock features more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a banquet hall that can hold up to 1,000 guests, a 12-person boardroom with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an outdoor terrace located right next to the pool. Business services include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment rentals, decorating services, catering and event planning.

    Number of meeting rooms22

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Even rock stars eventually settle down and tie the knot, and the Hard Rock San Diego provides wedding spaces for the occasion. There are large indoor venues, and the 11th-floor patio provides a view of San Diego for the ceremony.
    • Planning specialists on hand to help with details

    Maximum wedding guest capacity1,000

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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