Best Luxury Hotels in San Diego

There is no shortage of luxury hotels dotted up and down the coast of beautiful San Diego. Check out our top picks for the finest accommodations and service.
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Visitors flock to San Diego to experience world-class beaches, spas and restaurants, and expect only the best accommodations. There are multiple luxury resorts along the coastline with top-shelf offerings, from amazing spas and full-service beachfronts to modern city swank.

Prepare to be pampered as you explore the best San Diego has to offer!

Best Luxury Hotels

The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

1) The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

Built by the son of Ulysses S Grant in 1910, this historic hotel is the epitome of American luxury. The welcoming fountain, grand lobby and crystal chandeliers will take your breath away as you enter. Complemented with modern rooms, bathrooms with large walk-in showers, and top-notch cuisine, guests love the glamorous vibe of this hotel.

Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel is central to all of San Diego's main attractions. Although there is no pool on site, guests are welcome to use the pool at the Westin across the street. Cap off your luxury stay with in-room spa services, or a drink at the swanky lounge.

Things to Know About The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, 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
5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $150 per pet, per night
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
270 Rooms
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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

2) Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

One of San Diego’s most iconic resorts, the Hotel del Coronado provides the ultimate luxury beachfront experience, with every accommodation under the sun from half-moon cabanettes on the beach to paddle boarding lessons. Spend your time relaxing in a luxury chair on Coronado's iconic white sand beach while your kids have a great time at Kidtopia, a kids club for ages 4-12 with extensive offerings. Maybe end your day at the beach with an ice cream sundae from the on-site ice cream parlor!

For the ultimate luxury experience with additional privacy, check out Beach Village at the Del, a private enclave with designer rooms, suites and cottages. Quieter than the main resort, you'll enjoy the private beach and pools, as well as the members-only Windsor Beach Club.

Large families or groups looking for a private, luxury experience love Beach Village, as the cottages have full-kitchens, and range from one to three bedrooms. We've named this elite extension of the landmark resort as one our top luxury hotel picks, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you'll find the best hotels for families, couples and more!

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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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

3) Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar tops our list of most luxurious hotels in San Diego, as featured in our article Best Hotels in San Diego, where you can also find the best hotels for couples, families and more! This property is one the few fifteen star resorts worldwide, earning five stars for their hotel, posh spa and Michelin-starred restaurant, Addison.

This Tuscan styled resort will exceed every expectation, with phenomenal service, lavish rooms and amenities galore. The guest rooms are spacious and offer an adult-only option in the Signature Terrace. There are activities for the entire family, from multiple pools, tennis courts, guided canyon hikes and a private golf course.

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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L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

4) L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa is a luxurious beachfront resort and spa, located on the coast of stunning Del Mar. Guests have access to a private beach via hotel walkway, and enjoy the proximity to downtown Del Mar, which is filled with great shops and restaurants. The vibe at L'Auberge is coastal glam, rather than swanky, and all guests enjoy amazing views from their rooms and top-notch amenities.

There are excellent dining options, including Kitchen 1540 which boasts an extravagant wine list. The spa offerings are also exceptional. This hotel has a private, romantic vibe and is often considered a best hotel for couples rather than families.

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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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

5) The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines has a rustic lodge vibe that is the perfect balance of nature and luxury. After spending the day exploring the bordering Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, you can retreat to your spacious guest room, with amazing soaking tubs in the bathroom and custom toiletries. There is also an amazing spa, with a large menu of services for both men and women.

This California Craftsman style lodge offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean in the Palisades rooms, and also sits adjacent to a PGA golf course. Treat yourself to world-class dining at one of the two restaurants, or check out the heated pool or hot tub. Offering outdoor fire pits and fireplaces, yoga classes, and a luxury car service to the beach, you'll feel pampered at every step during your stay!

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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Paradise Point Resort & Spa

6) Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Paradise Point Resort & Spa is a top-notch luxury resort as well as one of the best family-friendly resorts in San Diego. Set on 44 acres of Mission Bay, the resort is perfect for families who are looking for an upscale vacation, but want to make sure that there are a lot of activities for their kids.

At Paradise Point, guests stay in spacious bungalows with private patios. This resort is centrally located to SeaWorld San Diego and Balboa Park, and offers multiple pools, sports, and activities for kids. For parents, there are adults-only pools, a highly rated spa and fully equipped fitness center.

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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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

7) Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

The Manchester Grand Hyatt is an upscale Hyatt property located in the Gaslamp Quarter, close to the Convention Center and Seaport Village. Guests enjoy large, modern rooms and suites, along with several dining choices on-site.

The views from the impressive rooftop pools are amazing! There are also whirlpools and fire pits to sit back and enjoy the view from the heart of San Diego.

Things to Know About Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Neighborhood
Embarcadero San Diego
Walk the boardwalk and catch a sunset in Embarcadero. Stay close to the cruise terminal, tour local museums, shopping, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway.
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 $100 per accommodation (may vary based on length of stay)
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
1628 Rooms
Resort Fee
$28.13
You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out: The mandatory daily resort fee includes the following benefits: $10 nightly food and beverage credit per room (valid only at Top of the Hyatt, Brew30, Seaview, Sally's, and The Landing, credited upon check-out); 1 craft beer at Brew30 (per room, per stay); daily 1-hour bicycle rental at Wheel Fun Rentals (per room); 1 kayak or paddleboard rental (per room, per stay); 1 shoeshine (per room, per stay); high-speed WiFi; WiFi in
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Pendry San Diego

8) Pendry San Diego

If you're looking for a taste of modern luxury, the newly built Pendry San Diego is for you! Built in 2017, this large property in the middle of the bustling Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego offers multiple amenities amidst its hip and sleek styling.

The Pendry San Diego has six restaurants and bars to choose from, a top-notch spa, and a popular rooftop pool, which often hosts pool parties and other social events on the weekends.

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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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

9) Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

This Spanish style resort located in the upscale community of La Jolla, is situated next to Torrey Pines, amidst meticulous landscaping of fruit trees, native plants and flowers. The guest rooms are simple yet luxurious, with comfortable beds with top quality linens. Guests enjoy relaxing by the heated saltwater pool in private cabanas with fresh fruit, or taking a dip in the adults-only whirlpool.

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa offers a romantic and cozy vibe which makes it a popular choice for couples weekends as well as weddings. The spa offerings and fitness center also get rave reviews.

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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InterContinental San Diego

10) InterContinental San Diego

The InterContinental San Diego entered the luxury hotel scene in 2018, as part of the BRIC, San Diego’s newest lifestyle destination, in the downtown waterfront district along San Diego Bay.

The rooms offer expansive bay and ocean views from their floor to ceiling windows. There is a contemporary pool area on the 4th floor, and a stunning bar on the 19th floor.

Things to Know About InterContinental San Diego

Neighborhood
Embarcadero San Diego
Walk the boardwalk and catch a sunset in Embarcadero. Stay close to the cruise terminal, tour local museums, shopping, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets allowed: Dogs only, 1 per room up to 40 lbs with an extra charge of $150 per room per stay. Service animals exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
400 Rooms
Resort Fee
$33.82
Includes: Pool access, Health club access, Fitness center access, Internet access (may be limited), Phone calls (may be limited).
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

11) Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

The Kona Kai Resort & Spa is located on Shelter Island, and features a private marina, sparkling beaches and a large outdoor pool. There are plenty of amenities for families, and several dining options including a poolside bar where parents can escape the kids after dusk. All guest rooms have balconies or patios with a view of the marina, pool or bay.

Things to Know About Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Neighborhood
Point Loma
Get up and close with the sea life while whale watching, or go jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfing. Experience the beaches on the peninsula.
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 100 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $75 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
170 Rooms
Resort Fee
$42.86
Includes: Pool access, Spa access (may be limited), Beach access, Beach loungers, Beach towels, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Business center/computer access, Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee and WiFi access (may be limited)
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
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