California’s second-most populous city draws visitors with its range of beaches and parks, consistently warm, sunny climate, and close proximity to Mexico – ideal for day-trippers looking to dip into Tijuana. The Balboa Park is home to the famous San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Art Museum, and the city’s distinctive neighborhoods draw you in with their unique character. To explore San Diego and unwind after a day of sightseeing, you need a home base – preferably a San Diego hotel with a hot tub. Here is our pick of the city’s best hotels with hot tubs and jacuzzis.
Balboa park silhouettes, fake ostrich leather, cantilevered lanterns and a color scheme of navy, gold, black and crimson in the rooms aim to reflect San Diego’s chilled vibe, with nods to the city’s history and culture. The Spa category of rooms comes with oversized Fuji soaking tubs, while the Virtuoso Suite has a Jetted jacuzzi tub. You just need to order champagne for yourself and your sweetie. Hungry? Jsix serves modern American cuisine, with flavors of New England. Have a classic cocktail at the Upper East rooftop bar as an aperitif.
Romance is a priority at 1906 Lodge, where you have a rather large spa tub in your very own individually-styled room, so you can hop back and forth between your bed and the bath without having to so much as open a door. Various perks await at this Coronado Island boutique hotel, including endless mimosas, free afternoon wine and snacks, a gas fireplace and complimentary bathrobes. If you decide to leave your room after all, there are free bikes to borrow and explore the surrounding area.
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