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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 beach lovers 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 family friendly hotels or even no-frills hotels. Everyone can agree that the crystal-clear water and stunning sunsets will leave you speechless.
The hotels on our Best San Diego Beach Hotels list are located up and down the coast, in the unique coastal communities that make up San Diego. Whether you are looking for the lively Pacific Beach, the luxurious La Jolla, the sleepy Del Mar or even the funky Ocean Beach neighborhood you are sure to find what you are looking for.
Choose from the excitement of beaches on the Pacific Ocean, or the calmer, more relaxed bay beaches of Mission Bay or San Diego Bay. Either way, you can’t go wrong- enjoy your stay along this prime stretch of real estate!
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.
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.
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.
Coronado beach makes the perfect backdrop for The Beach Village at The Del. This 4-star luxury hotel is the perfect location if you are looking for seclusion and luxury.
The suites are charming, as well as having living room, dining room as well as a gourmet kitchen to prepare your own meals. You can choose between ocean views or pool views.
It is the perfect oceanfront San Diego 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is located just south of Coronado Island on on a peninsula between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
This 4-star resort is the perfect place to go if you are looking to get away from the crowds of most the other beach hotels. The amenities at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort are beautiful starting with the huge swimming pool and a poolside cantina.
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.
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.
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.
Beachfront location along the boardwalk in Mission Beach makes the The Wayfarer San Diego 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.
The Ocean Beach Hotel is located just across the street from the beach in the funky Ocean Beach. This laid-back beachfront hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a no-frills affordable beach hotel.
You’ll enjoy views of the beautiful ocean views that is right in the middle of the action of Ocean Beach.
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