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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.
Who wants to feel bad about leaving their favorite pets behind on vacation? Bring them along- San Diego is one of America's most pet-friendly cities! There are multiple hotels and resorts that not only permit pets, but welcome them, offering top-dog amenities such as cozy pet beds and treats. Check out our favorites, in our article Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Diego.
While on your stay, know that there are many restaurants that allow pets to join their owners for al fresco dining as well as local dog parks and beaches that are pet friendly. As a special treat while visiting the city, PETCO Park is open from sunrise to sunset on days when there are no home baseball games for dogs to enjoy the dog park.
At the La Valencia Hotel located in La Jolla pets are welcome to enjoy the luxuries of this ocean view hotel along with their owners! Each guest room is spacious, so your four-legged friend has plenty of space. Their resident Boston Terrier, Pepper, loves to greet all the new dogs at check-in and show them and their owners to the hotel's gorgeous ocean views.
There is a dog park close by and the area is peppered with dog friendly shops and restaurants with patios.
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.
San Diego has some of the most gorgeous stretches of beaches in the world! There's not much better than staying on the beach, with views of the Pacific Ocean and stunning signature San Diego sunsets at dusk. For those loving water sports, there are a number of kayaks, surfboard and paddle board rentals available. Be sure to look at the full list of the 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.
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.
A San Diego vacation is the ultimate family vacation! There are multiple resorts and hotels that cater to families with kids, seeking both relaxation and a full agenda of activities. Families will enjoy the sun, sand and attractions and make memories that will last a lifetime!
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.
For families looking to stay on Coronado Island, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a great choice. 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!
San Diego is a prime destination for visitors looking to pamper themselves! There is no shortage or luxury accommodations, featuring award winning spas and golf courses, and top shelf dining. Enjoy the sparkling beaches and sunset views with every comfort at your fingertips. Checkout full list of the 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!
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.
Staying in a boutique hotel is a great way to truly experience the culture of San Diego. Each boutique hotel has their own unique personality, and the vibe is always welcoming! Check out our favorites, which are featured in our article, 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.
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.
Pristine beaches, stunning sunsets, nature at its finest- what could be more romantic? San Diego is the ideal destination for couples to enjoy some time together, with multiple hotels for couples at every price point and location. From small private boutique hotels to posh resorts, couples enjoy their time together in this amazing city!
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.
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.
San Diego natives know they live in the best city in the world, but sometimes it's fun to see your hometown through the eyes of a tourist! Check out our list of hotels that are all things San Diego, in our article Best Hotels for a Staycation. Lots of staycationers enjoy the Old Town San Diego: Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Tour to get a taste of their San Diego in a way they may have never experienced before. Better yet, combine it with other local activities and purchase a Go San Diego Pass, which will save up to 55% off the regular prices!
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.
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.
At first glance, the grandeur of San Diego might make budget travelers feel like a sunny vacation is out of their reach, but there are a number of hotels in San Diego that cater to the traveler on a budget! Although there is no nightly turndown service, our choices are comfortable and convenient.
With all the money you're saving, consider purchasing the Go San Diego Pass, an all-inclusive card that includes access to over 35 attractions and experiences in the area, and save up to 55% when compared to the regular prices!
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.
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!
Attractions that you can visit with a Go City San Diego pass include:
The San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, SeaWorld, Safari Park, LEGOLAND, Harbor Cruise, USS Midway Museum, the NAT Museum, Whaley House, PETCO Park Tour, iFLY San Diego and many, many more!
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