East Village is an eclectic neighborhood with an edgy mix of reclaimed warehouses and ultra-modern architecture. The classy, hipster vibe has likened the district to Manhattan’s SoHo. San Diego’s newest Downtown neighborhood underwent a complete revitalization with the arrival of Petco Park, the Padres state-of-the-art baseball stadium. East Village, the largest of the seven Downtown districts, is known for its sophisticated rooftop lounges, local craft brew and farm-to-table scene, and premier Downtown shopping. It’s also home to one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in the world, connecting East Village to the San Diego Convention Center.
The East Village Hotels
The assortment of boutique hotels in East Village is as eclectic as the neighborhood. The ultimate in luxury boutique accommodations is the Palace of Versailles-style Westgate Hotel. Those enamored with eighteenth century tapestries, baccarat crystal chandeliers, deep carpets, antique furnishings, and bronzed sculptures will appreciate The Westgate Hotel. It is known for having some of the largest rooms and suites in San Diego, including a 1,500-square-foot Presidential Suite with stunning views.
Andaz is the epitome of glitz and glamour where young urban professionals go to work and play. The hotel offers everything from on-demand fitness trainers to rooftop VIP bottle service. Hotel Solamar encourages a healthy SoCal lifestyle with amenities like yoga mats, loaner bikes, in-room spa services, and a rooftop pool. Hotel Indigo is San Diego’s only Downtown LEED certified boutique hotel providing a hi-tech business center and well-equipped fitness center. The eco-chic hotel is pet-friendly.
Who Should Stay in the East Village
Young urban socialites will love the rooftop party lounges of East Village. RoofTop600 atop Andaz is the largest rooftop lounge in San Diego and fills to capacity with weekend A-listers. LOUNGEsix atop Hotel Solamar offers young sophisticates a posh tropical oasis at their fourth-story poolside bar. Level 9 Rooftop Bar atop Hotel Indigo provides sweeping cityscape views, and a classy cosmopolitan vibe. The best way to experience East Village nightlife is via the round-trip elevator ride from hotel suite to rooftop party.
Visitors who appreciate luxury will happily indulge in the upscale shopping mecca of East Village. Tasteful boutique shops like Ma Cherie and Amy Rae Boutique offer high-end designer brand fashions. Dianne O Studios brings high fashion to East Village from New York, Paris, and Milan. The Library Shop, a well curated book and gift shop, has unique items, and Industry Showroom features the work of local artists. The Westgate Hotel provides a luxurious retreat after a long shopping day.
Down-to-earth urbanites who appreciate healthy eating and green living without sacrificing style and upscale amenities will enjoy their stay in East Village. There are abundant farm-to-table restaurants in the neighborhood where organic and locally sourced ingredients abound. The craft brew scene is vibrant with a number of bars, pubs, and microbreweries scattered about the reclaimed warehouses. And then, there is baseball. Fans will enjoy walking to the stadium from their hotel to avoid the pains of parking and the clamor of the trolley.