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

Porto Vista Hotel

San Diego

Boutique Little Italy hotel near San Diego Bay with a restaurant that serves 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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Convenient Hotel Close to San Diego Attractions
Convenient Hotel Close to San Diego Attractions

Best Western Mission Bay

San Diego, CA

Family-friendly hotel near San Diego Zoo offers free perks including WiFi and continental breakfast

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San Diego Hotel on Mission Bay
San Diego Hotel on Mission Bay

The Dana on Mission Bay

San Diego

Mission Bay hotel near SeaWorld with private marina, onsite watersports, and infinity pool

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2-Night Cabin or Cottage Stay at SoCal Campground
2-Night Cabin or Cottage Stay at SoCal Campground

Pio Pico RV Resort & Campground

Jamul

Have a cookout or swim in an outdoor pool surrounded by views of the hillsides at this SoCal campground with log cabins and cottages.

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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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Southern California Hotel near the Beach
Southern California Hotel near the Beach

Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn San Clemente

San Clemente, CA

Hotel near the beach along the SoCal coast, with a heated outdoor pool and free continental breakfast

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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 has an outdoor pool, an onsite restaurant, and a lighted tennis court.

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Inn & Townhouses in Sunny San Clemente
Inn & Townhouses in Sunny San Clemente

Always Inn San Clemente Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Rentals

San Clemente, CA

The beach is a short walk from these townhouses and guest rooms; enjoy breakfast made with produce grown on site

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Mountain Lodge near LA
Mountain Lodge near LA

Quiet Creek Inn

Idyllwild, CA

Located just two hours from LA and San Diego, this remote lodge puts you in the San Jacinto Mountains; deal includes breakfast and wine.

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Chic California Hotel in Surfing Mecca
Chic California Hotel in Surfing Mecca

Shorebreak Hotel

Huntington Beach, CA

Located just steps from the beach, this pet-friendly hotel is steeped in the surfing culture of Huntington Beach

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Retro Hotel in Coachella Valley
Retro 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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Family-Friendly Hotel near Disneyland
Family-Friendly Hotel near Disneyland

Best Western Plus Raffles Inn & Suites

Anaheim, CA

The family-friendly Anaheim hotel located just minutes from Disneyland features suites, an outdoor pool, and complimentary breakfast

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Elegant Boutique Hotel near Disneyland
Elegant Boutique Hotel near Disneyland

Hotel Ménage

Anaheim, CA

Elegant boutique hotel next door to Disneyland features a 24-hour heated outdoor pool, palapa bar, onsite restaurant, and shuttle service

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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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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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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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The Lodge At Torrey Pines
The Lodge At 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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Lafayette Hotel & Suites
Lafayette Hotel & Suites
San Diego, California

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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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Grande Colonial Hotel
Grande Colonial Hotel
San Diego, California

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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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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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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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Hard Rock Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel
San Diego, California

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Although the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is all about rocking out, it's spa, Rock Spa, serves as a zen sanctuary, where guests can recharge and relax. Its <a href="http://www.hardrockhotelsd.com/files/1629/hrhsd-rockspa-menu-web.pdf">services</a> include various massages, body treatments, and facials, as well as nail services, including the unique beer and pretzels pedicure. Clients can also bronze their bodies with airbrush tans or sweat out glitter and toxins from last night's party in the spa's steam rooms.

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

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Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
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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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
San Diego, California

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Ramada Conference Center San Diego/Kearny Mesa
Ramada Conference Center San Diego/Kearny Mesa
San Diego, California

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

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Westin Gaslamp Quarter
Westin Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California

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Hotel Solamar
Hotel Solamar
San Diego, California

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What makes it great: selected as one of Fodors’ Top 100 Hotels in the World, modern guest rooms with mahogany accents, designer pet beds for dogs, a sundeck with a pool and bar, fresh seafood and farm-to-table cuisine at Jsix restaurant, free bikes available for rent, and a complimentary cocktail, wine, or beer from 5-6 p.m.

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