The Best Hotels with Kitchens to Book in San Diego, California

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20 December 2021
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Cooking up holiday ideas on the California coast? Let San Diego serve you a sample of its finest places to stay and play. The hotels with suites in San Diego have all the must-haves, from pools and spas to kitchens and tiptoes to the beach. Whether you’re hankering for an all-inclusive resort or a cozy suite with a kitchenette, here we reveal the best hotels with kitchens in San Diego, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

A luxurious guest casita with high exposed-beam ceilings at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
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Many hotels with kitchens in San Diego are solid for wannabe Batalis, but only Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa treats you to a gourmet kitchen and a private chef who knows their way around it. These kitchen cabinets will be stocked with whatever you please, just in case the cuisine at the Pony Room doesn’t hit the spot. Want to learn a few kitchen tricks of your own? A private culinary class at the Culinary Garden can be arranged in the snap of a pasta stick.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Outside pool with the Lodge at Torrey Pines in the background
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The ultimate California golf getaway is as close to the pin as you can get at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. Before you hit the links, hit the kitchen, and whip up the breakfast that’ll give your game the boost your driver can’t. The Blacker Suite is one of our favorites, treating you to a buffet of views spanning the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course. We like to think of the suite’s Presidential parlor as our 19th hole.

Coronado Beach Resort

Suite at the Coronado Beach Resort, decorated in light cream colors
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Need to get away from it all? The rooftop hot tub at the Coronado Beach Resort has all-you-can-eat ocean views from this private perch. One- and two-bedroom suites can satiate your actual appetite if you put their full kitchenettes to good use. Should you choose to go out for a bite, it’s good to note that your stay includes access to the amenities at Loews Coronado Bay Resort including its pools, jacuzzis and sports courts.

Beach Village at the Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

Suite with a beach-view balcony at the Beach Village at the Del, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Get a taste of the SoCal lifestyle with a long stay in Beach Village at the Del. Secluded pools and spas present a retreat for the body and soul. Your suite will be just as inviting with its gourmet kitchens, soaking tubs and fire pits. No need to touch the stove if cooking isn’t on your to-do- list; nine separate bars and restaurants on property will treat you to tacos, tapas and tequilas galore.

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Pool at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, lined with blue sun loungers
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Where better to celebrate your holiday retreat to Carlsbad than in one of Omni’s hotels with kitchens in San Diego. These luxurious villa suites have it all: a fully stocked kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, warm gas fireplaces, oversized soaking tubs and private balconies. This home-sweet-home feeling will keep you indoors for hours at a time; the only thing that can lure you out might be the adults-only pool or the rejuvenating spa.

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego

Bedroom at the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego, with a double bed and a beige sofa
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The Four Seasons wants to wow you at every turn, but it also believes that there’s no substitute for quality family time. This family-friendly hotel has in-villa dining available if you don’t want to cook up a spread in your fully equipped kitchen. We suggest the vegan “osso bucco” or the seared seabass cioppino (fish stew). You’re welcome to make that third-generation meatloaf if you so choose, as long as you’re spending time with the ones you love.

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Living room at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, with a sofa, an armchair and a TV
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Tennis lessons, games and tournaments aren’t the only things the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club can serve up. Many of its beachfront suites have separate dining areas and fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes so you can serve up anything you want. Find a refrigerator and oven on the deuce court opposite the living area. Make the meals you love, staring out at the seaside as the stove heats up. Be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the digestif of the day will always be drinking in the beach views.

Grande Colonial Hotel

Ocean-view bedroom at the Grande Colonial Hotel, decorated in blue and yellow
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With Shell Beach a five-minute walk from the Grande Colonial Hotel, every day is picnic-worthy. This San Diego hotel with kitchenettes in its suites has almost everything you need for a picnic on the beach. It’ll provide the bicycle, beach towels, umbrellas and chairs – even two bottles of water and Keurig coffee in your room. All you need to do is grab a loaf of bread, some cold cuts from the deli and mayo to slather on your sammie.

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar

Bedroom with two beds at the Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
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The only way to make Homewood Suites by Hilton truly feel like home is to fill the refrigerator in your suite with the essentials. We’re talking about random fast food sauce packets, a half-empty jar of pickles and a wall of takeaway boxes. Feel free to bring leftovers from the complimentary breakfast to fill any lingering gaps. No beer in the icebox? New English Brewing has a San Diego location right across the street with a stout solution.

Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar

Bedroom with a double bed with a large wooden headboard at the Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
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Let’s talk about the art of snacking at the Residence Inn. It starts with free breakfast, sweatpants optional. When the eggs are well past scrambled and the toast is toast, you can cook a second breakfast in the kitchen in your suite. That should be enough to put you in a food coma until evening appetizers and drinks at the lobby mixer. Your night doesn’t end yet; midnight munchies are always on deck at the 24/7 onsite market.

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