Hard Review for Hard Rock -- a disappointing gluten free experience at hotel in San Diego,
December 09, 2012
Carson City, NV
Not only was I not impressed with the quality for the dollar of this hotel, they really offered zero gluten free choices for me the entire four days I was there. The conference planners had been advised that I would need gluten-free meals while I was there, but the chefs did not cooperate in the least.
While other participants at the conference gorged themselves on buffet meals and delicious snacks at breaks, I had no snacks (not even fresh fruit), and for the lunches they kept bringing me vegetarian meals instead of gluten-free meals. They seemed to think it was one and the same. This gave me zero confidence that I was really getting gluten-free food. For breakfast they served me oatmeal, that I am fairly certain was not certified gluten free, and for lunch I got only raw veggies and hummus dip, while at another lunch I was only served corn chips and bean dip. I figured I probably had a 50/50 chance of getting gluten in the hummus and corn chips.
It was a disappointing experience, and I will choose not to stay at the Hard Rock from now on.
The good news is that the hotel is located in the gas lamp district with restaurant after restaurant after restaurant offering exquisite gluten-free food there!