Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, the recently constructed Hotel Indigo San Diego toes the line between hip and historic. The eco-chic boutique property prides itself on achieving LEED certification and boasts such unique features as a 4,000-square-foot green roof and a business center with Macs and iPads. History plays out in the hotel’s neighborhood story: an ode to the Wild West and the founding of San Diego.
Boldly designed rooms are outfitted with modern cherry blossom linens, vibrant murals, and oversized cushioned headboards. Clean up with Aveda bath products in your spa-inspired shower, and wake up to your own music thanks to an in-room iHome docking station. High-definition flat screens with premium cable and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel mean you can stay as connected as you wish. At sunset go up to Level 9 Rooftop Bar for stunning city views and craft cocktails. Daily happy hour from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. sweetens the deal.
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Just two blocks from Petco Park, Hotel Indigo makes an ideal base for catching a San Diego Padres game during baseball season. Afterward, grab a celebratory (or conciliatory) pint at Dublin Square Irish Pub & Bar. For a one-of-a-kind souvenir, make an appointment to drop by Diana Cavagnaro Milliner Shop. Browse Cavagnaro’s gorgeous hats, or commission one of your own. And no stay in the Gaslamp Quarter is complete without a night out. Start your evening at Altitude Sky Lounge, where views of the Coronado Islands and city pair well with cocktails and draft beers.
Need to Know
Rooms: 205 rooms, 5 suites. From $179. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check out: 11 a.m. Dining options: Table 509 Bar and Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, the restaurant highlights Pacific fish in its pineapple salsa-topped Baja tacos and prepares its signature burger with local bread and a roasted tomato aioli. Level 9 Rooftop Bar serves inventive craft cocktails and local beer from Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Spa and gym details: While there’s no spa, a 24-hour fitness center includes cardio equipment and free weights.
Who's it for: Young couples and business travelers who prefer a happening downtown locale. Our favorite rooms: The spacious Deluxe View rooms overlook Petco Park, the San Diego Bay, or the downtown skyline. Feel free to request your view of choice when booking. Signature tipples: Don’t miss the house-infused cocktails at Level 9 Rooftop Bar. The SoCal margarita is made with jalapeño-and-pineapple vodka, orange, and agave, while the Bad Habit is a mix of ginger-and-Asian pear vodka, Peychaud bitters, grapefruit, and ginger beer.