Best Hotels on the Beach in San Diego

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Choose a Beachfront Hotel along the Stunning Coast of San Diego!

San Diego is lined with pristine beaches along its 70 miles of coastline. Sun seekers from all over the world head to San Diego to enjoy the amazing coastline and temperate climate. Families, surfers and water adventurers alike head to the world-class beaches of San Diego for some sun and surf!

There are a variety of accommodations dotted along the coast to choose from, ranging from super luxurious resorts to no-frills hotels. Everyone can agree that the crystal-clear water and stunning sunsets will leave you speechless.

The hotels on the beach listed below are located up and down the coast, in the unique coastal communities that make up San Diego. Choose from the excitement of beaches on the Pacific Ocean, or the calmer, more relaxed bay beaches. Either way, you can’t go wrong- enjoy your stay along this prime stretch of real estate!

Best Hotels on the Beach

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

1) Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

This iconic red roofed resort, the Hotel del Coronado is located on Coronado Island just across San Diego Bay and has been welcoming visitors to San Diego for over 100 years. The full-service resort offers multiple luxury accommodations, and has hosted multiple celebrities and dignitaries over the years. There is also upscale shopping and dining, along with several pools.

The "Del Beach" or Coronado Central Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach in San Diego, with sparkling mica mineral sand, and tops our list of best hotels on the beach, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you’ll find the best hotels for families, couples and more!

There are luxury amenities such as chair-side service, cabana rentals, and yoga classes. A boardwalk wraps around the hotel for a fun space to bike ride or jump on a surrey, which are available to rent.

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

2) Tower 23 Hotel

This boutique hotel is located on Pacific Beach, in an exciting part of town with a happening beach scene. Tower23 Hotel is one of our all-time favorite beach hotels, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you’ll find the best hotels for luxury, staycations, and more!

There is a popular on-site restaurant and bar, as well as a raw bar. Visitors enjoy complimentary chairs and towels on the beach.

Tower23 is a great choice for joggers or bikers, as the Beach Boardwalk runs right in front of the property. Although there is not a pool, visitors enjoy hanging out on the large deck that overlooks the beach and checking out the amazing views and San Diego sunsets while enjoying a cocktail.

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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Pacific Terrace Hotel

3) Pacific Terrace Hotel

The Pacific Terrace Hotel offers a touch of luxury, perfect for those looking for a quieter stay. Located in Pacific Beach just a few blocks from Tower23 Hotel, there is a heated pool and hot tub, offering a poolside menu. This hotel is a popular choice for families looking for a great place to stay, with the availability of a two-room family suite, rollaway beds, poolside cookies and beach toys.

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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La Valencia Hotel

4) La Valencia Hotel

Ideally located in La Jolla, the La Valencia Hotel is a historic luxury resort. Often referred to as `The Pink Lady’ as a nod to its original pink interior, the resort underwent a full renovation and now sports a Spanish style decor throughout. There are multiple upscale options of suites, villas and oceanfront rooms.

Guests enjoy the beach at La Jolla Cove, which is known for snorkeling, or visiting The Children's Pool beach, to check out the seals. The hotel is also within walking distance of downtown La Jolla known as the Village.

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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Grande Colonial La Jolla

5) Grande Colonial La Jolla

The Grande Colonial La Jolla is well situated close to the white sand beaches of La Jolla Cove. With a strong history, this European-style hotel is also within walking distance of downtown La Jolla. When not enjoying the beautiful, unspoiled beaches of La Jolla, guests can take a complimentary bike from the property out on a ride, or jump in a golf cart.

Things to Know About Grande Colonial La Jolla

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
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
93 Rooms
Resort Fee
$20.00
Includes: Beach towels, Health club access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Sporting facilities or equipment, Nearby fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room coffee, Lending library access, Wired Internet access (may be limited) and WiFi access (may be limited)
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Pantai Inn

6) Pantai Inn

Pantai Inn is a unique, boutique hotel located in downtown La Jolla. Only a short walk from La Jolla Cove Beach, the cottages and suites are well-equipped with kitchens, fireplaces and stunning views of the ocean. Many couples choose the Pantai Inn for its quiet and serene ambiance.

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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Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection

7) Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection

This spa resort provides oceanfront rooms only steps away from Imperial Beach Pier. Enjoy amazing ocean views from the balcony of your large, modern hotel room! Pier South Resort offers boogie boards and paddle board rentals, as well as surfing lessons.

SEA180, the onsite Mediterranean fusion restaurant, gets rave reviews, and guests enjoy the beachfront dining and cocktails. Outdoor pool service is also available.

Things to Know About Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection

Neighborhood
Imperial Beach
Have a blast at Imperial Beach! Go kiteboarding, paddleboarding, windsurfing, surfing, or watch an amazing sunset. Walk to local shops, cafés, and parks.
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
78 Rooms
Resort Fee
$22.00
Includes: Pool access, Beach access, Beach towels, Fitness center access, Internet access (may be limited) and Newspaper
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa

8) Paradise Point Resort & Spa

This upscale resort sits on 44 acres on Mission Bay and has the feel of a private, secluded island. With one mile of beach surrounding the resort, there are multiple amenities available on the beach, including bonfire pits, games, toys and surfing lessons. There is also a full-service marina with sailboats, jet skis and waterskiing.

Paradise Point Resort and Spa is a favorite resort for families looking to vacation on the bay beach, as ocean beach is about a 5-minute drive to Mission Beach or Pacific Beach. The resort is pet friendly, and runs the Island Adventure Club for kids ages 4 and over. There are also five swimming pools to enjoy, including some adults only swimming.

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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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

9) Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

This unique resort is situated across the street from Mission Beach and beachfront to the more relaxing Sail Bay beach on Mission Bay. The Polynesian theme throughout the resort is marked with tiki torches, lush plants and a koi pond. This is the only beachfront spa in San Diego, offering a variety of tropical themed services.

The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers multiple beach amenities, including chairs and umbrellas, a beachfront restaurant, water sports, chairs and summer luaus and beach movies. Vacationers and staycationers looking for a place to visit can also participate in yoga classes or sailing lessons. All of the rooms have private balconies and some have ocean and or bay views!

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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Bahia Resort Hotel

10) Bahia Resort Hotel

Located on a secluded peninsula in Mission Beach overlooking Mission Bay, the Bahia Resort Hotel is an ideal choice for families or visitors looking to spend their non-beach days exploring San Diego. With close proximity to SeaWorld San Diego, downtown San Diego and Belmont Park, guests are a short five-minute walk from the beach and boardwalk. The bayfront rooms open directly onto the bay beach.

The bay beach is calm and beautiful, with season planned activities for kids as well as concerts. There are complementary cabanas and rentals of jet skis, wet suits and other water activities available.

Things to Know About Bahia Resort Hotel

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
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
314 Rooms
Resort Fee
$25.00
Includes: Complimentary WiFi access in guestrooms and public areas, Bahia Belle bay cruises (depending on time of year), Rescue seal exhibit, tennis courts with loaner rackets and balls, shuffleboard courts, use of cabanas on private beach, towels at the resort pool and whirlpool, Two in-room waters per day, USA Today newspaper each morning in the lobby and Complimentary local and domestic long-distance calls.
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel

11) Blue Sea Beach Hotel

Beachfront location along the boardwalk in Mission Beach makes the Blue Sea Beach Hotel popular among couples, adventurers and families. It is also walkable to multiple restaurants and shopping. Try to get a room with a balcony for stunning ocean views and people watching!

Guests enjoy the pool and hot tub that are just steps from the beach. Bicycle and water sports rentals are also available.

Things to Know About Blue Sea Beach Hotel

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
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
126 Rooms
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The Dana on Mission Bay

12) The Dana on Mission Bay

Located on Mission Bay, The Dana on Mission Bay is located in walking distance of multiple beaches. This is a great choice for those looking to avoid crowded beaches and upscale resort fees. Conveniently located, this resort is walkable to SeaWorld San Diego and only a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego.

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
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When you stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, you may forget you’re still in Mission Beach. You’ll love the Polynesian-themed rooms and common areas!
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