(stay) Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection Review

Design Inspiration: chic beach house meets private yacht club aesthetic.

Hotel Republic photo by Carrie Finley
Hotel Republic San Diego coastal chic.

Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection launched last week and is ready to welcome cruise visitors to the city by the bay.

Hotel Republic San Diego is a design-forward Autograph Collection hotel by Marriott International. Doors opened officially on November 8th, 2017 in downtown San Diego as part of Autograph Collection Hotels’ diverse portfolio of more than 125 hotels around the world, all one-of-a-kind-properties.

Located at 421 West B Street, the 19-story boutique property captures the essence of San Diego. Expect to discover insider experiences inspired by its surrounding neighborhood through immersive amenities, inspired design, and local culinary partnerships. The property is located a couple blocks from the train station and a quick ride to the pier for those cruise visitors that plan to spend extra time in San Diego before or after a cruise vacation.

 It’s a really great location if you’re getting ready to hop on a cruise – very close to the port

 photo by Carrie Finley
Reception desk at Hotel Republic
Chic beach house meets private yacht club aesthetic at Hotel Republic San Diego
Photo by Carrie Finley
Corner room with city view on the 10th floor. Room vibe is city club meets beach chic at San Diego’s Hotel Republic.


Photo by Carrie Finley
Inspired design detail at Hotel Republic

Hotel Republic’s Most Notable Amenities

Dining Experiences

Hotel Republic offers three distinct dining concepts:

  1. Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar – city view from the rooftop
  2. Trade – cocktail bar and restaurant
  3. The Patio Marketplace – quick-service casual, street side café. Implementing a menu of sustainably sourced, seasonal ingredients presented by Executive Chef, Amol Thanky

Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar

Photo by Carrie Finley
Topside, Hotel Republic’s open-air third-floor terrace restaurant, and lounge

Hotel Republic’s open-air third-floor terrace restaurant and lounge is an oasis from the city. Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown with a SoCal-inspired food and drink menu. Enjoy brunch on the weekends, happy hour, or small bites.


Trade, an elegant and airy restaurant and
cocktail bar

Anchoring the lobby of Hotel Republic and welcoming patrons upon arrival is Trade, an elegant and airy 57-seat restaurant and cocktail bar offering a selection of daily dining options including lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Trade aims to celebrate San Diego’s unique gastronomic identity—influenced by the city’s abundance of local farms, easy access to fresh fish and crustaceans from the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, and proximity to Mexico.

The Patio Marketplace

Photo by Carrie FiInley
The Patio Marketplace, Executive Chef Amol Thanky (right)

The Patio Marketplace healthy dining options

With seating for up to 46 guests, The Patio Marketplace caters to the hustle-and-bustle of Downtown San Diego with quick-service and healthy dining options, as well as full-service dining in its street-side bistro setting. Situated alongside B Street, with access from the lobby as well as a street-front entrance, a daily rotating breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu offer pre-packaged to-go items, a pared-down selection of bowls, sandwiches, and wraps prepared a la minute, alongside an expansive coffee bar featuring The Patio Group’s Swell brand coffee, fresh pressed juices, kombucha, and teas.

The Buzz – Hotel Republic Review

I had a chance to stay at Hotel Republic for one night while visiting the city to research activities, attractions, and hotels for cruise visitors calling on San Diego. Most cruise visitors that fly to the city will most likely want to add a pre or post stay to the city to extend the vacation fun. I stayed in a corner room (1014), which had plenty of space.  The views of the city were spectacular and the proximity to the harbor, where I rode a bike that I rented from the hotel, is a couple blocks away. However, if you have your cruise luggage, then I suggest a ride share or a taxi (it’s not that close to walk with all your suitcases).

The brand is going for an “unpretentious but prestigious” vibe, which I could see. Although the property was only a couple days into their launch when I visited, the staff and operations were seamless.

Coastal chic is the trend that Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection is going for, and I think they nailed it.

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