A neat San Diego hotel with a concentration on food
August 13, 2018 - table lamp
The Pendry, San Diego
The Pendry San Diego occupies half a city retard that was privileged to make approach for a Marriott hotel that never materialized. The 317-room hotel, non-stop in Feb 2017, was a initial in Montage International’s new liberality brand.
With a Pendry, a organisation hopes to attract younger oppulance guest than a Montage Hotels Resorts. As most a end for celebration and dining as for sleeping, a contemporary section and smear building houses 6 bars and restaurants including a rooftop loll and a sustainable-seafood restaurant. The interior design’s manifold influences embody New York City and California roller culture. The black and white entryway, with a white chesterfield lounge and mosaic tile floor, competence be during home on a Upper East Side of Manhattan. The check-in area recalls a turn-of-the-century sight repository while roller photography can be found in guest bedrooms and common spaces.
Located on a dilemma of J Street and Fifth Avenue, a Gaslamp Quarter’s categorical drag, a hotel is dual blocks from a gathering core and one retard from Petco Park, where baseball’s Padres play.
I stayed during a Pendry with my father and 11-month-old son, and a crib had already been set adult when we arrived. Our eighth-floor “superior room,” a entry-level category, had a floor-to-ceiling window with a perspective of a downtown skyline. A wooden list and chair sat underneath a vast TV, and a black armoire with clear handles was surfaced with goodies accessible for squeeze like Kind Bars and chocolate chip cookies. The king-size bed featured frail white linens, and a blue and cream wallpaper incorporating surfers, rabbits and palm trees flushed a space with some whimsy. Charging outlets were conveniently located in a list flare and alarm time on possibly side of a bed.
Our room enclosed a glass-walled lavatory with a white subway-tile showering that was entirely manifest from a bed. A white furnish could be drawn around a outward of a showering for privacy. Within a bathroom, a apart H2O closet was secluded behind a shifting door. The showering had both a customary wall-mount showering conduct and a rainfall showering head, though conjunction had quite clever H2O pressure, a usually beating with a stay. Custom bath products are from MiN, a New York-based perfumery and apothecary.
A clerk in a plaid dress greeted us during check-in. She constructed a black teddy bear for my son and urged us to flow ourselves a acquire splash of extract from a potion libation dispenser. If we took it to a bar and pronounced “shiver me timbers,” a barkeeper would give us a glug of a good suggestion of a choice, she said. Guests accept nominal Vittoria Coffee, a reward Australian roaster, any morning in a mountainous booze bar and cafeteria space. The Pendry has a swimming pool, a gym, a sauna and giveaway Wi-Fi. Valet parking costs $49 a day.
At a poolside Lionfish Rooftop, we tucked into happy hour (5 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday) while lounging on a vast white daybed, with sea dollar oysters from Baja, steep confit tostadas and a preference of wines for $7 a glass. Dinner during a restaurant’s street-level plcae enclosed lobster carpaccio in a sherry ponzu salsa ($23) and buttery New Zealand aristocrat salmon nigiri ($17). Everything we sampled, from a pretzel honeyed with maple syrup during Nason’s Beer Hall to a whiskey green with St-Germain liqueur during a cocktail bar Fifth Rose, was delicious.
The Pendry’s glorious food and splash and well-considered décor move excellence to a Gaslamp.