Margaritaville Hotel San Diego

Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego, CA

Located in the former Hotel Solamar building, the new Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter brings tropical vacation vibes to city dwellers. The property underwent a full rock ‘n’ roll revamp to become the first urban location for the popular lifestyle brand on the West Coast.

The hotel features 235 guest rooms and suites and three dining concepts: LandShark Bar & Grill, 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, and Margaritaville Coffee Shop.

Hospitality, Restaurant


Build Type

6 months

The lobby has a local touch reminiscent of Baja California with a Mission style utilizing raw materials like stucco and concrete, custom hand-made furnishings from reclaimed wood, and creative works from Mexican artists.

Situated on the largest rooftop pool deck in downtown San Diego, the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar offers guests a place to enjoy views of downtown and Petco Park.

The guest rooms and suites have a vintage beach bungalow aesthetic, authentic surfboards hung on the walls, tropical accents, and framed Jimmy Buffett albums. Additionally, the hotel offers two unique specialty suites that open onto the pool deck – the Jimmy Buffett Suite and Nothin’ But Breeze Suite.

Unique items installed included a 500-lb airplane hanging in the LandShark Bar & Grill, a light fixture assembly of over two hundred hand-painted Margarita Glasses in the Lobby, and an eleven-foot-tall Flip Flop. It was a challenging project that included a once-in-a-100-year hurricane in San Diego, which seems appropriate for Margaritaville.

Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego
Margaritaville San Diego

Project by the Numbers

An icon graphic of a bed

235 guestrooms and suites


3 dining concepts


13,000 SF of meeting and event space


7,000 SF of outdoor space including San Diego’s largest rooftop pool deck

The Team

Rossi Architecture

Full-service architecture and interior design firm Rossi Architecture was the hotel’s public space renovation architect.

Dawson Design Associates

Established in 1987, Dawson Design Associates led the interior design for the hotel’s conversion into a rock-inspired lifestyle concept.

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