Hotels in San Diego

San Diego Guide

When the weather’s lousy in your neck of the woods, do yourself a favor: don’t look at the forecast for San Diego. Listed in the Farmers’ Almanac as having one of the 10 best climates in the country, San Diego is blessed with warm but not sweltering summers, mild winters, and clear blue skies nearly every single day. This cheerful, eco-conscious city boasts miles of public beaches, a thriving downtown, a serious natural-foods scene, and visitor attractions galore.

Where to Stay

  • US Grant Hotel: Built in 1910 by Ulysses Grant, Jr., to honor his father, this downtown hotel is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s historic dining, shopping, and entertainment mecca.
  • Hotel del Coronado is set directly on the beach on Coronado Island—which is actually a peninsula. This sprawling, historical hotel also is a stop on the city’s handy Hop-on Hop-off Trolley.
  • The Gaslamp Plaza Suites was the city’s first skyscraper when it opened in 1913. You’ll find original marble, woodwork, and etched-glass windows within this hotel.

Can’t-Miss Spots

  • San Diego Zoo: Open-air, cageless exhibits designed to recreate natural habitats are de rigueur at zoos nowadays, but the convention was born at this world-famous facility that houses more than 3,700 animals.
  • Balboa Park is one of America’s largest cultural parks; it’s made up of 15 museums, 8 gardens, and gorgeous landscaping.
  • Mission Beach: An essential stop for fans of sun and sand. Along the boardwalk you’ll find the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster that’s been thrilling visitors since 1925.

Let’s Eat!

  • Searsucker: Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey is the creative force behind this laid-back, award-winning restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, where you can try duckfat fries, juicy pork belly, farm-raised chicken, and local coastal fare.
  • Carnitas’ Snack Shack: Craft beer accompanies a daily changing menu that includes carnitas tacos and a local take on poutine involving french fries blanketed with pulled pork and white cheddar bacon gravy.
  • Whisknladle: This farm-to-table restaurant is a local favorite, serving up buttermilk fried chicken, stuffed quail, and Baja mussels to hungry crowds. Be prepared to wait on the weekends.
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Revamped Mediterranean-Style Hotel in San Diego
Revamped Mediterranean-Style Hotel in San Diego

Radisson San Diego-Rancho Bernardo

San Diego

Mediterranean-inspired hotel a half-hour drive from downtown San Diego features landscaped outdoor pool area and free WiFi

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Boutique Hotel in San Diego's Little Italy
Boutique Hotel in San Diego's Little Italy

Porto Vista Hotel

San Diego

The boutique Little Italy hotel near San Diego Bay has a restaurant with locally sourced seafood

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Luxury Suites near San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter
Luxury Suites near San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

The Declan Suites San Diego

San Diego

Downtown San Diego hotel with restaurant and bar; spacious suites overlook the city

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Uncorked Temecula Wine Tours - Escondido, CA
Uncorked Temecula Wine Tours - Escondido, CA

Tuscany Hills Resort and Spa

Escondido, CA

Stay at Tuscany Hills Resort and Spa in the Temecula Valley and enjoy a guided wine tour with limo transportation

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California Suites & Romantic Balloon Ride
California Suites & Romantic Balloon Ride

Tuscany Hills Resort and Spa

Escondido, CA

Stay at Tuscany Hills Resort and Spa in Temecula Valley; includes sunrise hot air balloon ride

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Hotel with Ocean Views in California
Hotel with Ocean Views in California

Holiday Inn San Clemente

San Clemente, CA

Hotel located within walking distance of the beach; downtown location convenient to nearby shops and restaurants

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Orange County Hotel near Beachfront
Orange County Hotel near Beachfront

San Clemente Inn

San Clemente, CA

Located less than a mile from the Pacific, this comfortable hotel features an outdoor pool, an onsite restaurant, and a lighted tennis court

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Retro-Style Hotel in Coachella Valley
Retro-Style Hotel in Coachella Valley

Mojave Resort

Palm Desert, CA

Retro hotel in the Coachella Valley offers outdoor pool and spa treatment cabana and complimentary continental breakfast

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Spacious Condos near Palm Springs
Spacious Condos near Palm Springs

Desert Princess Country Club

Greater Palm Springs, CA

Sprawling Palm Springs–area resort with golf fairways, swimming pools, and mountain views

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1950s-Style Glamour at Palm Springs Hotel
1950s-Style Glamour at Palm Springs Hotel

A Place in the Sun Garden Hotel

Palm Springs, CA

Take a dip in a saltwater pool at this stylish Palm Springs hotel, built for a 1950s film

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Palm Springs Resort with Mountain Views
Palm Springs Resort with Mountain Views

Palm Mountain Resort

Palm Springs, CA

Family-friendly resort near downtown Palm Springs with desert-mountain views; select options come with a $25 credit at a nearby restaurant

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Spacious Condos in Palm Springs
Spacious Condos in Palm Springs

Marquis Villas Resort

Palm Springs, CA

Chic one-bedroom condos near San Jacinto Peak at a resort with private terraces, a tennis court, and a heated outdoor pool

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Market PicksHotels Selected for Top Ratings and Value + 5% Groupon Bucks Credit

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Town & Country Hotel
Town & Country Hotel
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego (Mission Valley - Old Town), you'll be minutes from Riverwalk Golf Club and close to University of San Diego. This golf resort is close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.

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The Clubhouse Grill at the Grand Del Mar
The Clubhouse Grill at the Grand Del Mar
San Diego, California

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With a stay at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, you'll be within the vicinity of Torrey Pines State Reserve and University of California-San Diego. This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Torrey Pines Golf Course and Torrey Pines State Beach.

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The Westin San Diego
The Westin San Diego
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Westin San Diego, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and minutes from San Diego Repertory Theater. This 4-star hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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Doubletree Hotel Del Mar
Doubletree Hotel Del Mar
San Diego, California

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When you stay at DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar in San Diego, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Torrey Pines State Beach. This hotel is within close proximity of Torrey Pines Golf Course and Del Mar Racetrack.

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Wyndham San Diego Bayside, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from Maritime Museum of San Diego and minutes from B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. This family-friendly hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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HYATT house San Diego/Sorrento Mesa
HYATT house San Diego/Sorrento Mesa
San Diego, California

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With a stay at HYATT house San Diego/Sorrento Mesa in San Diego (Sorrento Valley), you'll be close to Geisel Library and University of California-San Diego. This hotel is within the vicinity of University of California-San Diego and Torrey Pines State Reserve.

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel And Marina
Sheraton San Diego Hotel And Marina
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego (Downtown - San Diego Intl Airport), you'll be close to Marine Corps Recruit Depot and San Diego Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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Lodge Torrey Pines
Lodge Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California

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With a stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Torrey Pines Golf Course and close to University of California-San Diego. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Geisel Library and University of California-San Diego.

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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego (Beach Cities), you'll be convenient to Ocean Beach Athletic Area and Seaworld. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Seaworld and Mission Bay Park.

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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley in San Diego (Mission Valley - Old Town), you'll be convenient to Riverwalk Golf Club and University of San Diego. This hotel is close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.

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Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from Petco Park and minutes from San Diego Convention Center. This hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California

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With a stay at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from Petco Park and minutes from San Diego Convention Center. This eco-friendly hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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Lafayette Hotel & Suites
Lafayette Hotel & Suites
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, convenient to Mission Valley Mall and San Diego Zoo. This eco-friendly hotel is close to Balboa Park and University of San Diego.

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Bay Club Hotel and Marina
Bay Club Hotel and Marina
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Bay Club Hotel & Marina in San Diego (Beach Cities), you'll be close to Rock Church and USS Midway Museum. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of NTC Promenade and Naval Base Coronado.

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San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
San Diego, California

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With a stay at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from New Children's Museum and minutes from San Diego Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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Grande Colonial Hotel
Grande Colonial Hotel
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and La Jolla Cove. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove.

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The US Grant, A Luxury Collection
The US Grant, A Luxury Collection
San Diego, California

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With a stay at The US Grant - A Luxury Collection Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from Westfield Horton Plaza and minutes from San Diego Opera. This 5-star hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Omni San Diego Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, steps from Petco Park and minutes from San Diego Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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Sheraton
Sheraton
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley in San Diego (Mission Valley - Old Town), you'll be minutes from Mission Valley Mall and close to San Diego Zoo. This hotel is close to University of San Diego and Balboa Park.

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Courtyard San Diego Downtown
Courtyard San Diego Downtown
San Diego, California

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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown-Gaslamp is in the heart of San Diego, walking distance from Copley Symphony Hall and Westfield Horton Plaza. This hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

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San Diego Marriott del Mar
San Diego Marriott del Mar
San Diego, California

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When you stay at San Diego Marriott Del Mar in San Diego, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Torrey Pines State Beach. This hotel is within close proximity of Torrey Pines Golf Course and Del Mar Racetrack.

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Wyndham Garden San Diego near SeaWorld
Wyndham Garden San Diego near SeaWorld
San Diego, California

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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
San Diego, California

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A stay at Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown places you in the heart of San Diego, minutes from Firehouse Museum and close to Balboa Park. This hotel is close to San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo.

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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego, California

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With a stay at San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego (Mission Valley - Old Town), you'll be close to Mission Valley Mall and San Diego Zoo. This hotel is within close proximity of Fashion Valley Mall and Riverwalk Golf Club.

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Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott
San Diego, California

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Located in San Diego (Rancho Bernardo - Scripps Ranch), Residence Inn by Marriott Scripps Poway Parkway is within the vicinity of Carmel Mountain Plaza and Black Mountain Open Space Park. This hotel is within the region of La Jolla Cove and San Diego State University.

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Candlewood Suites San Diego
Candlewood Suites San Diego
San Diego, California

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With a stay at Candlewood Suites San Diego in San Diego (Mission Valley - Old Town), you'll be convenient to Riverwalk Golf Club and University of San Diego. This hotel is close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.

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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California

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Wine and Canvas sends local artists to restaurants and comfortable bars to guide students through featured paintings from the studio's monthly <a href="http://gr.pn/H8woGF">calendar</a>. As instructors offer step-by-step instructions, pupils mimic the motions of their brush to re-create scenes inspired by nature, Impressionist masters, and alcoholic libations themselves. After the night has ended, students carry their finished masterpieces home to hang proudly on their walls or avant-gardely on their fish tanks.

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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
San Diego, California

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San Diego's mild, semi-arid climate keeps temperatures in the 50s and 60s throughout winter—in fact, November–February is one of the area's sunniest times. In the heart of the city, the 1,200-acre Balboa Park contains forest groves and themed gardens, intertwined with hiking paths. Playgrounds and a 1910-era carousel entertain children, and the central boulevard of El Prado hosts several museums, many with iconic Spanish Colonial architecture.Jutting off the southernmost tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, Cabrillo National Monument boasts spectacular panoramas of the bay and harbor. Just beyond the park's 19th-century Old Point Loma Lighthouse, a glassed-in observatory overlooks the sprayed plumes and barnacle cardigans of migrating gray whales, which pass by throughout January and February.

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Rancho Bernardo Inn
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, California

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There isn't a bad time to visit San Diego: temperatures hover near 70 degrees all year round. World-class golf courses surround the city, and famed beaches draw surfers from around the globe. Nightlife centers on the Gaslamp District, where Victorian architecture adds period charm to endless clubs, restaurants, and shops. In the heart of the city, the 1,200-acre Balboa Park is home to premier attractions, including the Museum of Art and the San Diego Zoo. You can easily spend a full day exploring those sites as well as the park's diverse landscape of rare trees and nearly 20 separate public gardens.Though Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Glass Door
The Glass Door
San Diego, California

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Little Italy's historical streets bustle with tourists and locals alike, especially for its eats. Behind any given window, one can watch as confectioners scoop handmade gelato or as pizza pies bubble over the sides of plates in classic, Italian-style eateries. One dessert café, run by a Paris-trained pastry chef, regularly sees lines forming down the block in the early morning to stock up on flaky, buttery croissants and scones.Less than a mile from the hotel, the massive USS Midway Museum lets visitors wander through a Navy aircraft carrier and immerse themselves in life on the high seas. To observe San Diego's funky neighborhoods up close and then safely escape its dogs, travelers can rent electric bikes during full- or half-day adventures or follow guided tours.

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