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Get a Refresh San Diego-Style

Allison Mitchell | December 16, 2020 | Travel & Recreation Travel

Trade Scottsdale for sunny Southern California, where Pendry San Diego offers guests rooftop pool views and plenty of decadent dining.


It has been three years since Pendry Hotels & Resorts (, the sister brand of Montage International (montagehotels.‌com), opened its first luxury hotel in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Since then, Pendry San Diego has established itself as a dapper destination for locals and visitors alike. “From its early inception, the Pendry vision has been clear,” says Michael Fuerstman, creative director and co-founder of Pendry. “We wanted to take our extensive experience in hospitality and combine it with our vision of modern-day luxury and style, one that is rooted in local culture, beautiful design, international inspiration and authentic service.” The result is a 317-room property that includes six drinking and dining concepts—Lionfish, Provisional, The Pool House, Fifth & Rose, Nason’s Beer Hall and Oxford Social Club—plus the first Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine in California, where guests can purchase bottles of bubbly via tokens available at the front desk. Spa Pendry also beckons for those ready to indulge in body treatments, calming rituals, facial services, massage therapy and more.


A variety of accommodations await travelers of all tastes, from superior, deluxe, premier and grand rooms to specialty suites that offer the ultimate way to enjoy Pendry’s most posh surroundings. The 1,082-square-foot Cabana Pool Suite is ideal for visitors who want primo access to the rooftop Pool House thanks to its own private 220-square-foot pool cabana, plus a wet bar and six-seat dining area for entertaining inside. (Order a pitcher of the popular Ciroc Red Berry vodka-spiked Strawberry Lemonade with a side of coconut ceviche for an ideal poolside snack.) Meanwhile, the 1,497-square-foot Pendry Suite will have city slickers satisfied with its 180-degree views of the skyline from the bedroom.

Up next, look for Pendry to add West Hollywood (2020), New York (2021), Natirar, N.J. (2021), Park City, Utah (2021), and Washington, D.C. (2022), to its booming portfolio of properties. Overnight suite rates $545-$955, 619.738.7000,

What’s cooking


Make the most of your time at Pendry San Diego by exploring its myriad restaurants from sunup to sundown. For brunch, head to Provisional Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile, where the breakfast pizza (topped with bacon, aged pecorino, spinach and over-easy eggs) pairs perfectly with bottomless bubbles that arrive with three housemade syrups. Make it a leisurely experience as brunch runs until 3PM. At dinnertime, Pendry’s signature restaurant, Lionfish, beckons. Executive chef Jose “JoJo” Ruiz offers a sensational menu of shareable sushi, seafood and coastal cuisine. After dinner, enjoy a nightcap at Fifth & Rose. Its new Passport Cocktails will take your taste buds on a trip around the globe with fun sips like One Night in Bangkok and Winter in Singapore.

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Photography by: courtesy of Pendry San Diego