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Where To Stay In San Diego

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Updated: 9 February 2017
San Diego has a large range of hotels to choose from surrounding the city. Whether you need to pick a hotel with a spa, relax or sunbathe next to the pool. Take your pick from the 10 best luxury hotels that we have found in San Diego, California.

Declan Suites San Diego

The stylish Declan Suites San Diego hotel features a lively bar, an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour fully-equipped fitness center, meeting space, business facilities, and a full-service concierge to make each individual guest’s stay an enjoyable one. The Declan Suites San Diego is an exciting and fresh San Diego hotel on the downtown scene. They offer the perfect combination of a fantastic location, near all of the most popular sites and tourist activities in San Diego, spacious and modern suites, and exemplary guest service for business and leisure travelers.

701 A St, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 696 9800

Pacific Terrace Hotel

Overlooking the sparkling ocean, the Pacific Terrace Hotel provides beachfront accommodations in San Diego’s Pacific beach. Kick off your shoes, settle into your balcony chair, sip a relaxing beverage, and look out over the amazing Californian coast. Here, guests can treat themselves to a massage by the pool, a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just get comfortable in their portable beach chairs, and sun umbrellas, out on the warm sand. The central San Diego hotel provides easy access to exceptional surfing, sailing, fishing and cycling.

610 Diamond St, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 858 581 3500


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Discover the culture and beauty of San Diego right outside your door at Manchester Grand Hyatt. At this hotel, guests can wake to the sun sparkling off San Diego Bay, indulge in a bountiful breakfast buffet overlooking the marina at Seaview, enjoy shopping at Seaport Village or take a coastal cruise. For a day adventure, have a stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter or spend time with family at San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Whatever visitors do during the day, guests here can retire to a premium view room for a great night’s rest in a signature Hyatt Grand bed.

1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 232 1234


Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

Overlooking Mission Bay, this contemporary beachfront resort is just over two miles from SeaWorld San Diego and nine miles from Balboa Park. Airy rooms and studio to one-bedroom suites offer sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds, plus balconies or patios. All of the rooms have coffeemakers, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Suites contain the additional wet bars, microwaves, separate living areas and whirlpool tubs. Some quarters come with patio fire pits and bay views. An American cuisine restaurant and a poolside lounge offers waterfront dining; plus, there’s also a bar and a coffee shop at the Hilton San Diego Resort.

1775 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 276 4010


Bahia Resort Hotel

The simple traditional rooms and suites offer free WiFi, coffeemakers and mini-fridges at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Some rooms even have beach or garden views; studios and some suites come with additional kitchenettes and dining tables, as well as sitting areas and bay views. Dining options include a Mediterranean cafe, a Moroccan-themed lounge bar and room service. There’s an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi and tennis courts, plus a children’s game room and shuffleboard. Free cruises with entertainment are available, as well as a complimentary shuttle to a sister property’s spa.

998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 858 488 0551


Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

The Polynesian-themed resort, only eight miles from San Diego International Airport, offers casual elegance with palm trees, luscious vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and exotic birds that like to strike up conversations with guests. Whether you enjoy sunbathing at the beach, relaxing by the pool, rejuvenating in the Catamaran spa’s hot tub that overlooks the bay, paddle boarding, or cruising up-and-down the boardwalk on a bike or segway, they have something for everyone. Each of their 310 rooms and suites has a private balcony or patio with breathtaking views of Mission Bay, the Pacific ocean or tropical gardens.

3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 858 488 1081


Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Basking in San Diego’s endless sunshine, Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes guests to a warm Mediterranean estate, replete with their signature charm and Southern California style. Unrivaled five-star service delivers every indulgence, including a championship Tom Fazio golf course, a five-star spa, and exquisite dining. Set amidst the breathtaking Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, this 249-room luxury San Diego resort captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with an enviable Southern California locale. Freebies consist of guided hikes, parking and transportation to nearby destinations.

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 858 314 2000


Tower23 Hotel

Set between La Jolla and downtown San Diego, this modern, glass-paneled hotel overlooks the ocean and is adjacent to Pacific Beach Park. Chic rooms feature private balconies or patios, minibars, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add extra living spaces with some having whirlpool tubs. Amenities include meeting facilities and a rooftop lounge with fire pits. The on-site steakhouse serves upscale Californian cuisine at the Tower23 Hotel.

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 858 270 2323

Kings Inn Hotel

Kings Inn Hotel go the extra step to create a pleasant atmosphere and treat their guests to a cup of coffee before guests head to their rooms. Here, you can relax in their vintage decor with modern amenities. Enjoy the timeless treasure of a memorable vacation close to the beaches of Mission Bay and all of San Diego’s world-renowned attractions. One of the largest pools in town, free parking, and two budget-friendly restaurants on site with kids menus are a popular choice with families of all ages and sizes.

1333 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 297 2231

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Overlooking San Diego Bay, this 30-story convention hotel is across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and is a seven-minute walk from Petco Park. Rooms offer bay and city skyline views, upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi, although the WiFi comes with a fee. Suites have the additional living areas with pull-out sofas. Dining options include a restaurant in the hotel offering vegan dishes, a sports bar, a coffee shop and a waterfront bar with a terrace. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness center and an outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub with views of the bay at the Hilton.

1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 564 3333