Originally designed by local architect Robert Platt in 1959 and operated as a Sportsman’s Lodge throughout the 1960s by resident husband and wife duo, Charles and Dinorah.
Fast forward to The Pearl Hotel as you know it today. The mid-century modern motel and gem of San Diego’s Point Loma neighborhood was thoughtfully renovated with hospitality brand Casetta Group at the helm. The interiors are outfitted in a contemporary aesthetic and unique vintage decor, while maintaining the integrity of its original architectural features. The 23 unique guest rooms surround the art moderne oyster-shaped pool, which flows into the onsite cocktail bar and restaurant Charles + Dinorah.
As a nod to the hotel’s name, the in-room artwork pays homage to the remarkable female Japanese pearl divers, called Ama, known to hold their breath underwater for extended periods of time while harvesting oysters.
Our guest rooms also feature artwork by local makers including ceramics by Wood Metal and Mud and block prints by Natalie Bessell.
Casetta is Italian for “Little House” or “Lodge”.
Casetta was founded by boutique hotel lovers excited by the challenge of giving storied properties new life. Our hotels are architecturally significant, in some cases historic, and often hidden gems. We dig into each building’s history, honoring the past while designing for the future; collaborate with our partners and artists to design spaces that speak to each property’s locale; and spend time with our communities, aiming to create special hotels that resonate with each guest. We hope that you check-in and instantly breathe deeper—Casetta properties tend to have that let-go and unwind effect.
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