Best Hotels in San Diego

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Best Hotels in San Diego

San Diego has earned its title of "America's Finest City", boasting gorgeous beaches, amazing nature, and top rate attractions and activities! Visitors flock to this laid back So-Cal city for a variety of reasons, from luxury family vacations to business travel. There is a wide variety of accommodations available for everyone, including budget travelers and adventure seekers with their pets!

All visitors to San Diego enjoy the nearly perfect weather, and relaxed vibe. Check out our picks for the best places to stay while you visit this magical city.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

1) Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Best Luxury Hotels in San Diego

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is among the most extravagant properties in the world. Boasting a 5-star rating for their hotel, spa and Michelin-starred restaurant, the Fairmont also offers endless amenities for a family vacation, or privacy for a couple's weekend. Keep your eyes peeled- celebrities love the Fairmont too!

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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Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

2) Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

Best Luxury Hotels in San Diego

If you're seeking a private luxury vacation, check out Beach Village at the Del, an exclusive offering of the Hotel del Coronado, with beachfront luxury cottages and every amenity under the sun, including fire pits, hot tubs and seamless service. There is also a private pool and access to the exclusive Wyndham Club Cottage.

Things to Know About Beach Village at The Del, 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
Cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $200 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
78 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa

3) Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Best Family-friendly Hotels in San Diego

Paradise Point Resort and Spa is an upscale, family friendly resort that sits on Mission Bay, just a mile away from SeaWorld San Diego. Families are comfortable in bay front bungalows, only steps away from a multitude of water sports, pools, and on-site activities for the whole family! Kids love the Kid's Club offerings while parents spend lazy days by the adults-only pool or spa.

Things to Know About Paradise Point Resort & Spa

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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Loews Coronado Bay Resort

4) Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Best Family-friendly Hotels in San Diego

For families looking to stay on Coronado Island, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a great choice at a reasonable price point. This resort is ideal for families with active kids in multiple age groups, as there's tons of scheduled activities for kids, teens and adults. After a long day of surfing, paddle boarding or exploring, families can reconnect over dinner at Mistral Global Fusion Restaurant!

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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DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

5) DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Best Budget Hotels in San Diego

For the budget conscious traveler, it doesn't get any better than DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley, so book in advance as it fills up quickly! This DoubleTree is conveniently located near the highway, and offers clean, comfortable rooms including a Two Room King Suite. The heated outdoor swimming pool is the centerpiece of this hotel, in addition to being close to the Fashion Valley mall.

Things to Know About DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Neighborhood
Mission Valley
Great location in Mission Valley! Visit nearby Balboa Park for the San Diego Zoo, museums & more plus Old Town San Diego, breweries, SeaWorld San Diego, shops & cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 70 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $65 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
300 Rooms
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego SeaWorld / Zoo Area

6) La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego SeaWorld / Zoo Area

Best Budget Hotels in San Diego

Centrally located between La Jolla and downtown, La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay/ SeaWorld Area is a great choice for those looking to explore San Diego, as it’s convenient to both the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. Families on a budget love the family suites, with bunk beds for the kids. There is also free underground parking and hot breakfast is included, which helps save even more!

Things to Know About La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego SeaWorld / Zoo Area

Neighborhood
Mission Valley
Great location in Mission Valley! Visit nearby Balboa Park for the San Diego Zoo, museums & more plus Old Town San Diego, breweries, SeaWorld San Diego, shops & cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Yes, cats and dogs stay free. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
166 Rooms
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

7) Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Best Hotels for Couples in San Diego

Couples are greeted by stunning landscaping and cozy places to relax throughout the grounds of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Offering couples the opportunity to rest and relax, this property featuring the award-winning Spa Estancia and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, there is plenty of time for couples to reconnect and enjoy each other's company.

Just a short drive to the south of the hotel and spa, couples can also enjoy the Champagne Brunch Cruise in San Diego or a Harbor Cruise on San Diego Bay.

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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L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

8) L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

Best Hotels for Couples in San Diego

The L'Auberge Del Mar is a stunning property, located in Del Mar within walking distance to both the gorgeous beaches of Del Mar and the upscale center of town. Couples enjoy the airy, romantic ambiance of the property, and the heated outdoor pool overlooking the Pacific. The onsite restaurant, Aubergine, is also an experience with a daily tasting menu and extensive wine offerings.

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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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

9) Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

Best Hotels on the Beach in San Diego

This landmark hotel on the gorgeous white beaches of Coronado are what San Diego dream vacations are made of! Offering luxury amenities on their full-service beach, Hotel del Coronado doesn't disappoint. Choose from a comfy beach chair or cabana, and hit the beach with your family or special someone.

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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Tower 23 Hotel

10) Tower 23 Hotel

Best Hotels on the Beach in San Diego

Tower23 Hotel is located steps from the beach of North Pacific Beach, perfect for those looking to sunbathe, surf or paddle board. The guest rooms in this hotel all have ocean views, and some have balconies, which is the perfect place to be as the sun sets! There is also a bar and restaurant with a lively nightlife scene- enjoy having a cocktail while overlooking the ocean.

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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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

11) Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Best Hotels for a Staycation in San Diego

For those looking to enjoy the finest of San Diego's beaches and the activities along the San Diego Bay, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is for you. Situated across from Mission Beach, and right on the beach at Sail Bay on Mission Bay, this Polynesian themed resort is the perfect starting point for multiple water activities. The resort offers multiple amenities on-site, including beachfront spa treatments, multiple pools and a variety of dining options.

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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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

12) The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Best Hotels for a Staycation in San Diego

The Lodge at Torrey Pines encompasses the best of San Diego- coast, nature and luxury. Located between a PGA golf course and the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, this resort is the perfect place for staycationers to retreat after a day of exploring the beauty of Torrey Pines, or enjoying a round of golf. The resort has a rustic feel, with multiple amenities including several dining options and spa treatments.

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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Pantai Inn

13) Pantai Inn

Best Boutique Hotels in San Diego

The Pantai Inn is a darling little boutique hotel located across the street from the beautiful beaches of La Jolla Cove. Each room is uniquely decorated in a Balinese theme, and has a spacious balcony, which is the perfect spot to take in a signature San Diego sunset at the end of the day.

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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Hotel Marisol Coronado

14) Hotel Marisol Coronado

Best Boutique Hotels in San Diego

Hotel Marisol is a charming 15 room boutique hotel located a block away from the stunning beaches of Coronado. The service at this hotel is impeccable, from your first glass of welcome champagne to weekend wine and cheese events. Guests can choose to take the hotel's beach cruisers out for a spin, or maybe rent a kayak in La Jolla.

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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The Dana on Mission Bay

15) The Dana on Mission Bay

Best Pet-friendly Hotels in San Diego

Dogs are treated like kings at The Dana on Mission Bay! At reception, they receive a "Pet Perks" arrival kit which includes treats, a travel water bowl and other goodies. You are welcome to leave your dog in the room during the day, as long as you put the "Pet in Room" door hanger on the door knob.

Dogs and their owners both love strolling along the pathways that surround The Dad, and dining together al fresco on-site at The Firefly.

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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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

16) Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Best Pet-friendly Hotels in San Diego

At the Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego located in the Gaslamp Quarter pets are welcome to enjoy the luxuries of this downtown San Diego hotel along with their owners! Each guest room is spacious, so your four-legged friend has plenty of space. This hotel welcomes both cats and dogs, and provides bowls, treats and blankets.

There is a dog park close by and the area is peppered with dog friendly shops and restaurants with patios.

Things to Know About Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Neighborhood
Core-Columbia
The Core-Columbia area of Downtown San Diego is a beautiful mix of sky rises, restaurants, and hotels, complete with activities like music venues and museums.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
We invite you to bring your pet no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we will welcome them in.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
211 Rooms
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The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
Exterior view, The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
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History and luxury mix beautifully at US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, this distinctive hotel pampers every guest.
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