Hotel Z In San Diego, CA. Modern Boutique Hotel Review
Updated: Mar 17
Last weekend we planned a fun weekend in San Diego for my daughters birthday and found a great, fun and unique hotel to stay at. Hotel Z was exactly what we were looking for; kid friendly, fun decor, clean, walking distance to restaurants and many of San Diego's popular destinations. They were kind enough to host my little family and I for one night and we were very happy with our visit. I want to share with you our personal experience and why we feel Hotel Z is a great modern boutique hotel to stay at while in San Diego, CA.
We stayed in a King Suite in the 2nd floor that sleep 4. It had a king sized bed and a sleeper sofa with pull out foam mattress bed, that was perfect for Alexia. Their naked experience with double individual duvet European style bedding was amazing! There was no fighting for the covers and it seriously felt like I was laying on a cloud. Why is it called the "naked experience" because everything that touches you is freshly laundered. Sleep naked, it's that clean...unless you come with your kiddo like we did then just wear something light to still get the experience lol. Why did I call this hotel unique? Their theme is pineapple, so you get pineapple cups, snacks and their signature color is yellow. It's fun, bright and just the right amount of pineapple touches without making it feel over the top...see for yourself!
Restroom were just as impeccable as the rest of the room!
Service and Amenities
The service was great and the front desk staff were very friendly from the moment we arrived. Besides the great service, this hotel also had many very special features.
It is a dog friendly hotel! For only $25 a night you can get the pineapple pup package that includes water bowl, treats, dog waste bag dispenser with bags and dog bed. Unfortunately we could not bring our pup because we were headed to the zoo the next day , but we're sure our Millie would have approved
microwave - perfect to reheat leftovers
Signature Pineapple treat and in room Keurig with unlimited coffee
Tommy Bahama Bath and Body Products (hand wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner and body wash). Why bring your own when you can use theres.
For a Daily Amenity Fee of only $20 that will be added to your bill you get:
Beach cruisers to explore the city
High speed wireless internet access available on unlimited devices
$10 daily eat and drink credit from the pineapple quick bites and bevvies cooler. We were able to grab a granola, some yogurt, and coffee the morning before checking out which made it super convenient and affordable. Many other options were available.
Signature blend coffee and tea for use with in room keurig
UNLIMITED water bottles during your stay...yes no $6 dollar water bottles
Hotel Z is located in the Gaslamp Quarter. It is a 16½ block historical neighborhood in Downtown San Diego that is known for its wonderful restaurants, shopping and entertainment. We were able to walk one block down to have a wonderful dinner and ice cream which was a huge plus. We had dinner at The Butcher's Cut and right across the street had dessert at Ghirardelli! Looking for some night life? We weren't because we had the kiddo with us but you will definitely find plenty of it around here.
They closed this whole street to cars and all restaurants have outdoor dinning set up, which was awesome!
The Hotel is also conveniently located close to many of San Diegos popular destinations. It's an 8 minute drive to the San Diego Zoo, 6 minutes walk to Petco Park, 10 minute walk to the Convention Center, 10 minute walk to the Marina and 32 minute drive to the San Diego Zoo Animal Safari park. It's in a prime location and very affordable for all of the perks that are included.
Cleanliness & Safety
More than ever cleanliness is a huge component and Hotel Z did not disappoint. All staff members were wearing masks and all guest are required to wear them while in public places. Hand sanitizer stations were throughout the hotel for guests and employees to have easy access to including in the elevator. Before entering our room there was a stay clean seal on our door that was only broken once we entered to prove after the room had been cleaned no one else had been inside. The whole hotel including our room was perfectly clean and very well taken care of. Huge plus for us is that the whole hotel is a smoke-free area.
We loved our stay in Hotel Z! It had everything we needed during our stay in San Diego and more. Beautiful unique hotel, perfect location, very affordable and great service. What more could I possibly have asked for! I highly recommend this hotel next time you are looking to stay in San Diego.
Address: 521 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619 330-6401
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