Best Boutique Hotels in San Diego

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Choose a Boutique Hotel for your Stay in San Diego

San Diego is a destination for vacationers worldwide looking to visit the famed beaches, nearly perfect weather, top attractions and natural beauty of the area. For those wanting the full San Diego, So-Cal experience, a boutique hotel is a smart choice.

Boutique hotels are generally smaller and more personalized than their large hotel chain competitors. Guests can expect a more intimate atmosphere and service, perhaps with the owners on site. The decor in San Diego boutique hotels reflects their individual personalities, from coastal cool to rustic glam.

Staying at a boutique hotel is an experience within itself! You’ll be impressed by the attention to detail and character in each one. Check out our picks below and enjoy the best of San Diego’s boutique hotels.

Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt

1) Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt

The Andaz San Diego is a trendy hotel, located in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter. They offer a choice of double rooms, suites or quads, and welcome families, couples and even pets at no extra charge! The rooms are stocked with robust minibars, large flat screen TVs, and snacks.

The heart of this hotel is the rooftop pool and upscale restaurant, Rooftop by STK. This is the hip place to be on the weekends, offering amazing poolside cabanas and panoramic views of San Diego.

Things to Know About Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt

Neighborhood
East Village
East Village is a hotspot for attractions! Great for nightlife, the Gaslamp, Comic Con, PETCO Park, Balboa Park & the Convention Center! Walk to local breweries & cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's no charge for pets.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
159 Rooms
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Hotel Marisol Coronado

2) Hotel Marisol Coronado

Hotel Marisol Coronado is a coastal boutique hotel in Coronado, with 15 rooms. Located just one block from the stunning beaches of Coronado, guests enjoy the peaceful vibe and extra attention at the Marisol. This is one of our top picks for boutique hotels, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you can also find the best hotels for couples, staycations and more!

You'll be greeted with a glass of champagne, and can expect a number of extra luxuries that set this hotel apart, including fine Italian linens, spa robes, fresh breakfasts and more. There are also beach cruisers available, and "Friday Wine Down" events offering a variety of cheeses and baguettes to complement their abundant wine choices.

The service is superb, staffed with San Diego experts who are ready to help you make the most of your stay. For example, they are happy to book you a 90-Minute Tandem Kayak Rental or Stand Up Paddle Board Rental conveniently located in the neighborhood.

If you’re planning multiple activities, consider buying a Go San Diego pass before you arrive. Through our exclusive partnership, we’re able to offer an extra discount on top of the discounted price offered to the general public.

Things to Know About Hotel Marisol Coronado

Neighborhood
Coronado Island
Take the hop on hop off bus to the boardwalk and beaches of Coronado Island. Go biking, paddle boarding, kayaking or fishing and enjoy many local shops.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $125.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
15 Rooms
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Pantai Inn

3) Pantai Inn

The Pantai Inn exudes luxury boutique hotel. Everything is simply perfect- from the location to the decor! This hotel is one of our all-time favorite boutique hotels, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you can find the best hotels for families, budget travelers and more!

Situated right across from the pristine beaches of La Jolla Cove, guests can choose to visit the beaches from the footpath for a day of sunbathing, or possibly a Surf Board Rental or San Diego Beach Tour.

Every room at the Pantai is uniquely decorated, with a Balinese theme that is carried throughout the hotel. Guests also appreciate the rain showers and four-poster beds, in addition to the spacious balconies to view stunning sunsets.

Things to Know About Pantai Inn

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
30 Rooms
Resort Fee
$25.00
Included: Beach loungers, Health club access, Fitness center access, Nearby fitness center access, Shuttle service, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Self parking and Parking
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4) The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines encapsulates everything uniquely San Diego- coastal, luxury and nature. Situated between Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Park and a PGA golf course, this boutique hotel is the perfect combination of nature and extravagance.

The Lodge delivers a rustic vibe, and well-equipped spacious rooms, complete with oversized bathtubs. The grounds are simply gorgeous, and there is an award-winning spa and wellness center on-site.

Things to Know About The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
170 Rooms
Resort Fee
$39.38
Includes: Pool access, Fitness center access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, In-room safe, In-room coffee and Housekeeping.
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Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar

5) Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar

Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar is centrally located in downtown Del Mar, right in the center of the action, an ideal starting point for a San Diego City Tour. This eco-friendly boutique hotel is the first LEED certified hotel in the city, boasting low water consumption, reusable containers and green space on the roof. Families, pet-owners and business travelers all enjoy the amazing city views from the rooftop.

Things to Know About Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar

Neighborhood
Del Mar
From picturesque sandy beaches and nature preserves, to huge horse racing tracks, Del Mar truly embodies the spirit of its location right where land meets sea.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There's a charge of $75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
94 Rooms
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

6) Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is situated on a meticulously landscaped property in the heart of La Jolla. Walking this charming property, you'll observe fruit trees, fountains, native flowers and multiple benches or cozy coves to sit and enjoy. Donned in a Spanish Rancho style, guests can expect orange tile roofs, terracotta tiles, open wooden beams and other rustic decor throughout the property.

There is a whimsical, romantic vibe at this upscale boutique hotel. It is very popular for weddings, and one of our top choices for a hotel for a couple's weekend. Other attractions include the heated, outdoor saltwater pool and adults-only jacuzzi.

Things to Know About Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
210 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Pool access, Spa tub access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee and WiFi access (may be limited).
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1906 Lodge

7) 1906 Lodge

The 1906 Lodge is a quaint boutique hotel located just steps from the beaches of Coronado, arguably among the most gorgeous in the world. Offering only 17 guest rooms, the rooms are spacious and filled with antique furniture in addition to modern conveniences. A stay at the Lodge includes a hearty buffet breakfast every morning, bottomless mimosas and cookies in the afternoon, and access to loaner bikes and beach chairs.

This is a convenient choice for guests looking to visit the Coronado Museum of History & Art, which is also part of the Go San Diego pass. The all-inclusive card includes access to the museum and over 35 attractions and experiences in the area. In addition, you get up to 55% off when compared to the regular attraction prices.

Things to Know About 1906 Lodge

Neighborhood
Coronado Island
Take the hop on hop off bus to the boardwalk and beaches of Coronado Island. Go biking, paddle boarding, kayaking or fishing and enjoy many local shops.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
17 Rooms
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Porto Vista Hotel

8) Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel is a trendy boutique hotel located in the lively Little Italy neighborhood of downtown San Diego, where the San Diego GoCar Tour departs. With just under 200 rooms, including 5 suites, there is a mid-century, artistic vibe. There is original artwork in every room, making every stay unique!

The hub of the hotel is GlassDoor, a hip gastropub located on the fourth floor. Choose from either patio or balcony seating, and enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the panoramic views of Little Italy and the bay. If you want to relax, check out the rooftop "spool" which is a heated pool with mini jets.

Things to Know About Porto Vista Hotel

Neighborhood
Little Italy San Diego
Get a taste of Little Italy, San Diego at a sidewalk café or brewery. Or take a pedicab to explore the famous Balboa and PETCO Parks. Walk to local boutiques, shops, and picturesque parks!
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $39 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
190 Rooms
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Pacific Terrace Hotel

9) Pacific Terrace Hotel

The Pacific Terrace Hotel is a relaxed, beachfront gem located steps away from Pacific Beach. The beachy decor welcomes guests at the lobby, with breezy rattan furniture and a live stream of the coast on a flat screen monitor. Try to snag a room with a balcony for amazing ocean views and stunning sunsets - one of the Best Romantic Things to do in San Diego!

The location and intimate feel of this hotel are the main draws. There is a large, heated outdoor pool and hot tub that overlooks the ocean, also offering towel services and poolside nibbles.

Things to Know About Pacific Terrace Hotel

Neighborhood
Pacific Beach
Get a true beach experience! Go surfing, kiteboarding, paddle boarding, fishing, bike riding & walk the boardwalk. Don’t miss an amazing sunset at the pier.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
73 Rooms
Resort Fee
$18.00
Includes: Pool access, Spa tub access, Beach access, Beach loungers, Beach towels, Health club access, Fitness center access, Sporting facilities or equipment, Bicycle storage, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee, Concierge / Valet service and Housekeeping.
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Glorietta Bay Inn

10) Glorietta Bay Inn

Glorietta Bay Inn is a romantic, boutique hotel located across the street from the bay on Coronado Island. Registered as a Historic Landmark, the inn was constructed in 1908, and some of the original details still remain, such as the chandeliers and ornate decor.

Set in an ideal location, it is a short walk to the upscale shops of Coronado, or some of the most gorgeous beaches in San Diego.

The hotel features11 historic mansion rooms, which are among the best accommodations in the area. Each room is unique, with luxury linens, authentic furniture pieces and modern amenities. Although there is no restaurant onsite, there are many local offerings close by, and there is a buffet breakfast included.

Things to Know About Glorietta Bay Inn

Neighborhood
Coronado Island
Take the hop on hop off bus to the boardwalk and beaches of Coronado Island. Go biking, paddle boarding, kayaking or fishing and enjoy many local shops.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
100 Rooms
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Balcony View at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
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