Best Hotels for Couples in San Diego

With ocean views and spectacular sunsets, San Diego is the ideal spot for romantic getaways. There are multiple hotels where couples can relax and recharge.
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San Diego is an ideal city to visit for a romantic trip, whether you’re planning a vacation or a local looking for staycation ideas! Spend your days lounging on the sparkling sand beaches, checking out the natural beauty of the canyons in Torrey Pines, or taking advantage of luxury amenities at your chosen resort.

Whatever your style, you can expect perfect weather, the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay, and stunning sunsets to end the day. Check out our article on the Best Romantic Things to do in San Diego! Grab your special someone, and look forward to relaxing and reconnecting in gorgeous San Diego.

Best Hotels for Couples

Pacific Terrace Hotel

1) Pacific Terrace Hotel

The Pacific Terrace Hotel is a beachfront hotel located in Pacific Beach. Here couples will enjoy a heated outdoor pool and hot tub with towel service, evening turndown service, and panoramic views of the ocean. The guest rooms are large, with patios and great views from the second and third floors.

What can be more romantic than falling asleep to the sound of the ocean? After a hearty breakfast buffet and free coffee, spend your day together relaxing on the beach in complementary hotel chairs, or grab a bike for a couple’s ride on the beach boardwalk in Pacific Beach. There is also a nightly happy hour by the pool, which overlooks the ocean.

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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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

2) Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is absolutely breathtaking, from the moment you enter the meticulously cared for landscaping you'll be in awe. This is a perfect resort for couples who want to stay at the resort for rest and relaxation. The Spa Estancia was named as the "Best Spa" by San Diego Magazine, and offers a eucalyptus steam room, nine treatment rooms, and a private couple’s bungalow with an outdoor soaking tub for two.

There is also an outdoor pool, where couples can relax and enjoy poolside fare, perhaps after a long day of checking out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, which is only a ten-minute drive. This is one of our all-time favorite hotels for couples, as featured in our article, Best Hotels in San Diego, which also shares the best hotels for families, staycationers, and more.

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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Pantai Inn

3) Pantai Inn

The Pantai Inn is a hidden gem, tucked right in front of La Jolla Cove. Couples love strolling into town, which is only two blocks away, or enjoying an amazing sunset from the spacious balconies off their rooms. Keep an eye out, and you might see whales or seals passing by!

The Balinese style of this hotel is truly impressive, with each room decorated uniquely. The luxury suites promote romance, with fireplaces, robes, rain showers and four-poster beds. The beaches at La Jolla Cove are just a quick walk down the footpath.

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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La Valencia Hotel

4) La Valencia Hotel

The La Valencia Hotel is located in the heart of La Jolla, just a quick walk to the pristine beaches of La Jolla Cove. Couples love this charming, welcoming hotel, and often choose to stay on the property for their stay and take advantage of the luxury amenities, including in-room and poolside spa services, a fitness center including Peloton bikes, and multiple on-site dining options.

Although the recently renovated pool isn't the largest in San Diego, it is the most luxurious, with plush lounge chairs, towel service, poolside service and amazing views overlooking the Pacific. For extra quiet and privacy, book a villa, which is closer to the ocean.

Things to Know About La Valencia Hotel

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
Pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 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 / 12:00 PM
Property Size
114 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Beach towels, Fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room coffee and Valet parking.
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L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

5) L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa is a boutique, upscale hotel located in Carmel, that is both classy and cozy. Just a short walk away from the amazing beaches and restaurants of Del Mar, most couples come to L'Auberge to relax and reconnect, and are not looking for the luxury amenities of the larger resorts. We've named this hotel as one of our all-time favorites for couples, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you can find the best hotels for families, luxury stays and more!

There is a gorgeous pool, overlooking the Pacific, where couples can take in the view from a private cabana, or choose to head down the footpath to the beach. At the heart of this hotel is the fine dining restaurant, Aubergine, which offers a daily tasting menu and extensive wine list. Don't forget to book a spa appointment- and truly relax and recharge.

Things to Know About L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

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
Dogs are welcome. There's a charge of $200 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of $200 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
121 Rooms
Resort Fee
$42.00
"Includes: Pool access, Beach access, Beach loungers, Beach towels, Fitness center access, Sporting facilities or equipment, Shuttle service, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room safe and In-room coffee."
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

6) Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is the ultimate luxury experience, and one of the only fifteen 5 star resorts in the world for the Fairmont hotel chain. Although the resort is welcoming to families, couples have the option to select adult-only accommodations and activities. The Signature Terrace rooms are spacious, private guest rooms that overlook the adults-only Relaxation Pool.

For those seeking a little more luxury, there are also adults-only suites and villas available. Couples love the romantic vibe of the resort, and take advantage of the multiple amenities, including golf, equestrian activities, beaches, and more!

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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Tower 23 Hotel

7) Tower 23 Hotel

Beach loving couples love staying at Tower23 Hotel, the nicest hotel on Pacific Beach. This oceanfront gem is popular among couples looking for some sun and sand in a relaxed atmosphere. Although there is not a pool, couples enjoy cocktails on the sun deck, or snuggling around the fire pit on the second floor.

There is a stairway down to the beach, and the hotel provides complementary chairs and umbrellas. When choosing a guest room or suite, the Sanctuary Suite is a top pick for couples, featuring ocean views, whirlpool tub, a step-in rain shower, and balcony. In-room spa treatments are available for couples who don't want to venture out!

Things to Know About Tower 23 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
44 Rooms
Resort Fee
$25.00
Resort fee (June - December) includes: Beach loungers, Beach towels, Nearby fitness center access
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Pendry San Diego

8) Pendry San Diego

The Pendry San Diego is a great choice for couples who want the experience of being in the Gaslamp Quarter, close to restaurants and nightlife, with a spa onsite. This glamorous hotel is modern, with a lobby that makes a statement and spacious guest rooms with plush furniture and top-quality linens. There are multiple options for dining and cocktails, and the rooftop pool offers panoramic views in addition to a cocktail bar.

Things to Know About Pendry San Diego

Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 20 lbs per pet.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
317 Rooms
Resort Fee
$40.60
Includes: Pool access, Fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited) and In-room safe.
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