Best Hotels in San Diego
No. 3 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
At the edge of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Hard Rock San Diego delivers rock-star style with 501 rooms and suites outfitted with contemporary décor, and some with Bose® sound systems, 42-inch plasma TVs, and access to VIP guest lists. 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. Amenities include a full-service spa, a Fender guitar room-service menu, and Green Room VIP check-in services (with complimentary cocktails) that appeal to the famous and not so famous alike. Do a little stargazing from a private cabana at the rooftop pool or while dining on gourmet sushi at Nobu. With a 490-square-foot, wrap-around terrace, and rooftop Jacuzzi, Diamond Rock Star Suite has views of downtown San Diego, Point Loma, and Coronado Island. Celebs are often spotted at the hotel—Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Matthew McConaughey have all slept here.