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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Waterfront Hotel on San Diego's Shelter Island
Waterfront Hotel on San Diego's Shelter Island

Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

San Diego

Tropical-style hotel on San Diego’s Shelter Island with private marina, gourmet waterfront dining, and legendary live music venues

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Bayfront Resort in San Diego
Bayfront Resort in San Diego

Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego

Sprawling Mission Bay resort with seal habitat, a secluded beach, watersport rentals, and a restaurant; 5 minutes from SeaWorld

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San Diego Hotel near SeaWorld and Zoo
San Diego Hotel near SeaWorld and Zoo

Comfort Inn Hotel Circle SeaWorld Area

San Diego, CA

Hotel within 10 minutes of the airport, San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld features free breakfast buffet and heated outdoor pool

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$69 From $55/night

Inn Overlooking the Pacific and La Jolla Cove
Inn Overlooking the Pacific and La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove Suites

San Diego, CA

Located across the street from La Jolla Cove, inn features complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and ocean views from its guest rooms

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$159.20 From $109/night

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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Beachside Resort in San Diego
Beachside Resort in San Diego

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

San Diego, CA

This island resort features beach access, a spa, three restaurants, and private rooms amid tropical gardens

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Oceanfront San Diego Hotel
Oceanfront San Diego Hotel

Inn at Sunset Cliffs

San Diego, CA

Recently remodeled hotel inspired by Greece; steps from surfing, swimming, and fishing at San Diego’s Ocean Beach

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Comfortable Hotel near Downtown San Diego
Comfortable Hotel near Downtown San Diego

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel

National City, CA

Comfortable and convenient hotel minutes from downtown San Diego; features onsite sports bar, outdoor pool, and free parking

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Convenient Hotel near San Diego
Convenient Hotel near San Diego

Best Western Plus Otay Valley

Chula Vista, CA

Comfortable, Southwestern-style hotel near San Diego features heated outdoor pool and free breakfast

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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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Gift a Southern California Resort Stay with Wine Tour
Gift a Southern California Resort Stay with Wine Tour

Tuscany Hills Resort and Spa

Escondido, CA

Stay at a resort in the Temecula Valley with a guided wine tour with limo transportation makes a memorable gift for the holidays

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Gift Credit Toward a Beachfront Condo Stay in Oceanside
Gift Credit Toward a Beachfront Condo Stay in Oceanside

Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals

Oceanside, CA

Gift credit toward a luxury oceanfront condo rental with a full kitchen and patio near San Diego; perfect for large families or groups

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Temecula Valley Inn near Wineries
Temecula Valley Inn near Wineries

The Inn at Europa Village

Temecula, CA

Sip sangria and lounge in an eight-person hot tub amid views of Temecula Valley at this relaxing inn

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Orange County Hotel near Beach
Orange County Hotel near Beach

Holiday Inn Express San Clemente

San Clemente, CA

Family-friendly hotel with free breakfast and outdoor pool near San Clemente Pier

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Comfy Hilton in Orange County
Comfy Hilton in Orange County

Hilton Garden Inn Irvine East-Lake Forest

Orange County, CA

Lounge around the outdoor pool at this award-winning Hilton resort near Irvine

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SoCal Hotel with Bike Rentals near Newport Beach
SoCal Hotel with Bike Rentals near Newport Beach

Best Western Plus Newport Beach Inn

Newport Beach, CA

Hotel located across the street from Newport Beach features complimentary breakfast buffet and recently renovated guest rooms

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Omni Resort with Golf Course and Water Playground
Omni Resort with Golf Course and Water Playground

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Palm Springs Area

Family-friendly resort with water slides, a 27-hole golf course, and gourmet dining near Palm Springs attractions

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Palm Springs Resort near Shopping and Dining
Palm Springs Resort near Shopping and Dining

Mediterraneo Resort

Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs resort at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains features spacious guest rooms with kitchens

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Condo-Style Villas in Palm Springs
Condo-Style Villas in Palm Springs

Palm Canyon Resort

Palm Springs, CA

Swimming pool with water slides, grottoes, and rock formations next to condo-style villas in Palm Springs

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

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Lodge Torrey Pines
Lodge Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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