Best Family-friendly Hotels in San Diego

San Diego is an amazing destination for families, with multiple family-friendly resorts! Our picks balance kids’ activities with amenities for happy parents too!
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Choose a Hotel in San Diego that your Entire Family will Enjoy!

Full of sun, sand, and multiple attractions, San Diego is an ideal family vacation destination! Whether you choose to stay on the calm beaches of Mission Bay, the sparkling white coast of Coronado, or in downtown San Diego, you'll never be far from the next exciting adventure.

Create family memories in San Diego that will last a lifetime! Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, stunning Torrey Pines or exciting theme parks like LEGOLAND California or SeaWorld San Diego. Or choose to remain at your resort, relax on the beach and take advantage of all the amenities and activities the hotel has to offer.

You can't go wrong with a San Diego family vacation - fun for everyone!

Best Family-friendly Hotels

Legoland California Resort and Castle Hotel

1) Legoland California Resort and Castle Hotel

If you're looking to immerse your family in all things LEGO, then the LEGOLAND California Resort will not disappoint! You'll be greeted by a LEGO pit in the lobby, and can expect LEGO themed rooms, character meetings, and daily LEGO building activities for kids. There are even floating LEGO blocks in the pool!

The resort is kid-centric, and can be chaotic at times. While it definitely will not be a quiet, relaxing vacation, parents can take advantage of happy hour at the lounge, and enjoy the family suites that have separate rooms for kids. Breakfast is included, and guests of the resort get early entry into the park.

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Neighborhood
Carlsbad
Carlsbad is an outdoor-lover’s paradise! Visit the Flower Fields, breweries, local parks & cafes. Hit the beaches and enjoy the sunset from the boardwalk.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 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
250 Rooms
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa

2) Paradise Point Resort & Spa

The Paradise Point Resort and Spa is an upscale resort that is set on 44-acres on Mission Bay, and one of our all-time favorite family-friendly resorts, as featured in our Best Hotels of San Diego article, where you can also find the best hotels for couples, staycations, and more! This resort is perfect for families who are looking for a luxury vacation, with tons of amenities for both parents and kids!

At Paradise Point, guests stay in spacious bungalows with private patios or balconies. In addition to the kid's club, there are a variety of activities for kids to choose from, such as basketball, water sports lesson, and movies by the pool, to name a few. Parents appreciate the adults-only pools, a highly rated spa and fully equipped fitness center.

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Neighborhood
Mission Bay Park
Visit Mission Bay Park for the boardwalk, bay, beaches and SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy the Bay by paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $150 per pet, per stay (maximum $150 per stay). Service animals exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Not Included
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
462 Rooms
Resort Fee
$38.39
Includes: Pool access, Beach access, Fitness center access, Fitness / yoga classes, Internet access (may be limited), Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee and Housekeeping.
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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

3) Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

This iconic San Diego resort is also a great choice for families! The family suites vary in size, some have bunk beds and fun themes, and all are equipped with Nintendos! The DelVentures Kids Club is top-notch, and will even entertain kids for an hour so parents can enjoy a peaceful dinner. There are toys, lessons, ice cream - everything a kid could want while their parents enjoy this luxury of the Hotel del Coronado resort.

Things to Know About Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

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
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $125 per accommodation, per stay. Two per room up to 40 lbs. Service animals exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
679 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Fitness center access, Fitness / yoga classes, Internet access (may be limited), Phone calls (may be limited) and In-room coffee.
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort

4) Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a great choice for families who want to be in Coronado, but are looking for a lower price point than the Hotel Del Coronado. Due to the access to the gorgeous beaches of Silver Strand State Beach, and the multiple amenities and activities for the entire family, we've named this resort as one our top family-friendly hotels, as features in our Best Hotels of San Diego article, where you'll find the best hotels for budget vacations, couples and more!

Kids have access to bikes, sports, on-site water activities and poolside games and movies. While the kids are off on scavenger hunts, parents can relax in the full-service Sea Spa, reconnect over a cocktail at the pool, or challenge themselves to a beachfront yoga or spin class.

Things to Know About Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of $150 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of $150 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
439 Rooms
Resort Fee
$38.50
Includes: Beach access, Health club access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Shuttle service, Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe and In-room coffee.
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The Dana on Mission Bay

5) The Dana on Mission Bay

The Dana is located on Mission Bay, this resort offers a private marina and ideal location for families visiting SeaWorld San Diego. From the property, guests are within walking distance of SeaWorld San Diego, as well as multiple beaches. Try to snag a room in the renovated Water's Edge rooms, which are more spacious for families.

After exploring SeaWorld, return to The Dana on Mission Bay and enjoy a variety of amenities, including two outdoor heated pools and hot tubs. During the summer months, there are 'dive in movies' scheduled at the pool! There is also seasonal poolside food service, in addition to the two on-site restaurants.

Things to Know About The Dana on Mission Bay

Neighborhood
Mission Bay Park
Visit Mission Bay Park for the boardwalk, bay, beaches and SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy the Bay by paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing.
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 80 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $40 per pet, per night. 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
271 Rooms
Resort Fee
$36.06
Includes: Pool access, Beach loungers, Health club access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Sporting facilities or equipment, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper and Phone calls (may be limited).
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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

6) Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Located on the calm bay beach, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a family favorite. This tropical themed hotel offers multiple activities for kids, such as kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, arcades and more. It’s also just across the street from Pacific Beach if your family also wants to experience one of San Diego’s finest beaches.

Bayfront suites are great for families, as they have a sofa bed in the living room and open directly onto the bay beach. Don’t miss the family luaus on the beach during the summer!

Things to Know About Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Neighborhood
Mission Beach
Get a thrill in Mission Beach! Ride rollercoasters in Belmont Park, or go surfing, kiteboarding, and paddle boarding. Don’t forget to pay a visit to SeaWorld!
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 / 12:00 PM
Property Size
310 Rooms
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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

7) Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is a large, contemporary 1600 room property, and a great choice for families who want to be downtown. Kids love to participate in Camp Hyatt, while parents can check out the Marilyn Monroe Spa. The entire family will enjoy the amazing bay views from Top of the Hyatt restaurant.

The family suites are spacious and comfortable, and the hotels also features a 24-hour gym, pool cabanas, tennis courts, and running trails. A family favorite is s'mores and a movie on the rooftop, while checking out the nighttime views of San Diego!

Things to Know About Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Neighborhood
Embarcadero San Diego
Walk the boardwalk and catch a sunset in Embarcadero. Stay close to the cruise terminal, tour local museums, shopping, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $100 per accommodation (may vary based on length of stay)
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
1628 Rooms
Resort Fee
$28.13
You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out: The mandatory daily resort fee includes the following benefits: $10 nightly food and beverage credit per room (valid only at Top of the Hyatt, Brew30, Seaview, Sally's, and The Landing, credited upon check-out); 1 craft beer at Brew30 (per room, per stay); daily 1-hour bicycle rental at Wheel Fun Rentals (per room); 1 kayak or paddleboard rental (per room, per stay); 1 shoeshine (per room, per stay); high-speed WiFi; WiFi in
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

8) Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a Tuscan styled resort conveniently located between LEGOLAND California and Balboa Park. The luxury accommodations will wow the entire family! Kids love the Explorer's Club, which offers a variety of activities for kids aged 4-12.

There are also children's pools, bikes, riding lessons, and even junior golfing. All of the on-site restaurants offer a quality children's menu - not your typical kid's fare!

While the kids are off exploring, parents can relax at one of San Diego's top spas, tee off at a private golf course, or enjoy lunch at the Michelin-star restaurant, Addison. After a busy day, the family can reconnect over s'mores or a 'dive in' movie night at the pool!

Things to Know About Fairmont Grand 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
5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 25 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $150 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of $100 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
249 Rooms
Resort Fee
$49.00
Includes: Fitness/yoga classes, Sporting facilities or equipment, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room coffee and Self parking.
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