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My stay at The Pendry Hotel San Diego

Pendry Hotel Lobby

 

When you walk in through the tall glass doors at The Pendry you are greeted by a group of couches in front of a fireplace. It instantly feels like you are home. The Lobby is decorated in each and every corner with either tables or couches for your convenience. We checked in late on a Friday night for a weekend getaway. We chose The Pendry Hotel in San Diego because of its aesthetics and all the things it had to offer. Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp District, we knew it was the perfect spot.


The Room and Hotel

 The Pendry that only opened back in February this year has over 300 rooms. Three restaurants, Lionfish, Nasons Beer Hall and Provisional are all a part of the hotel. They also have a lounge bar, Fifth and Rose. And by the pool they have The Pool House which offers food and drinks. Besides from eating there the hotel also has its own nightclub on the underground floor called Oxford Social Club. Anyone staying at the Pendry is automatically on the clubs guest list. There is also a full spa available.

We stayed in a King room with a view over the hotels rooftop pool and the buildings out on main street. The entire hotel has a minimal, luxury and modern look. We especially loved the wall papers and the bright feel. Our favorite part of all was the bathroom, and the open glass shower! All bathrooms have marble countertops and a shabby chic rustic feel to it. I kind of wished this was what my bathroom looked like. The room had a crazy mini bar and the bathroom was completed with amenities from MiN New York. WiFi is complimentary, a 50″ screen TV is on the wall and you also have a bluetooth speaker to play music on. 


The Pool House

This was our weekend getaway. Therefore we decided that The Pool House would be our place to go for the Saturday. The pool is only viable for hotel guests before 5pm and there were surprisingly few people there when we arrived around noon. The pool area has regular sun beds, larger beds like the ones on the photo down below, as well as cabanas. Great music were laying and people enjoyed their time in the sun sipping on cocktails. We decided to order in some drinks and also have lunch while laying in one of the sun beds. After 5pm they host daily rooftop pool parties and on Sundays the rooftop party starts at 1pm.  

 The Tuna Poke was so good!


Nason’s Beer Hall

We had dinner on Saturday night at Nason’s Beer Hall. It has a sporty and fun vibe with sports on the tv and fun games to play with friends while trying one of the beers they have on tap. We weren’t sure of what we wanted to drink so we asked to try some of the waiters favorite light beers and ended up going with her favorite. For starter we ordered in the Cheese and Meat plate which we absolutely killed. It had a ton of pickled vegetables and also honey which just elevated all the flavors. For dinner we both ordered in the burger. Nason’s Beer Hall is the perfect spot for hanging out with friends. Playing beer pong and just having a good time.


Provisional

Before checking out on Sunday we decided to have breakfast at Provisional. Another restaurant under the hotel roof. The restaurant was curated together with Alchemy Works which is a marketplace space here in LA. The entrance is a greenhouse in which you also can shop carefully selected items. Inside is also the Vittoria Coffee espresso bar and honest to god, this was some of the best coffee I have had in a long time!I went with a fresh salmon bagel with avocado, some orange juice and a latte!

We truly had such a nice weekend and it was a great little getaway. Thank you so much Pendry for having us! You can follow them on instagram here.


I received a reduced rate for staying at The Pendry Hotel San Diego. All words and opinion are my own.

A San Diego Weekend Getaway

Me and a friend decided to take a last minute weekend trip down to San Diego. California living definitely has its perks. Your next adventure is just a couple of hours away. From Los Angeles to downtown San Diego on a Friday night it only took us 2 hours to get there.

San Diego is such a charming city. Tons of things to do and go see. During this trip we decided to stay in the Gaslamp quarter. We made it a real girls weekend and enjoyed ourselves every second of the trip. First night we got in kind of late so we decided to grab pizza from around the corner and stay in at the hotel to plan out our next two days.Saturday morning started out early and we had looked up a good breakfast place the night before. It was a cute cafe downtown just a couple block from the hotel where we were staying. I can’t say that the mimosa flights didn’t lure me there. The Cafe we went to is called Cafe 21 and it is a super cute place with a lot of different food choices. They have both outside and inside seating and wasn’t too crowded for being a Saturday morning. I decided to get the bread pudding french toast. It was delicious! A mimosa flight with 6 different mimosas was also shared between me and my friend.Cafe 21 San Diego Bread Pudding French Toast

After breakfast we decided to walk around the area and explore for a bit. There were tons o shops and malls within walking distance. The architecture of the buildings reminded me of Europe a lot. Something that Los Angeles definitely lack of. We even checked out how much it costed to live here and looked up some apartments online. The apartments in San Diego look so nice and is totally what I would go for. You can check out some of the best places to live in San Diego here.

Honestly, most of the weekend was spent drinking drinks and eating good food. Exploring the Gaslamp Quarter and just hanging out with m girl friend. We tried out the nightlife vaguely but felt like it wasn’t really our cup of tea. Saturday night we grabbed thai food at one of the few food places that actually was still serving food after 12am and went back to the hotel room to rest up for the next day. On our ride back home to Los Angeles we stopped by La Jolla to go see the sea lions and grab some gelato. It was a great stop to take on the way. La Jolla is only about 20 minutes away from Downtown San Diego and also such a nice getaway place. I would love to stay there some time!