San Diego

Hotels in San Diego

There is simply no way to get any closer to the ocean in San Diego than staying at the Crystal Pier Hotel. The white cottages with blue trim sit directly above the crashing waves of the ocean on the wide pier that stretches out past Pacific Beach.

This Craftsman-style resort is located above the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. The La Jolla hideaway features the award-winning Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien restaurant.

Since 1910, The US Grant Hotel has been a landmark in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Presidents, dignitaries, and historical figures have stayed here, while today’s A-list celebrity guests give The US Grant modern glamour.

A private enclave of cottages and villas right on the shore, the Beach Village at the Hotel del Coronado is a hotel within a hotel, and the newest part of the 120-year-old resort.

In the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the property features 159 guest rooms with custom fixtures, flat-screen TVs, and generous-size glass-enclosed bathrooms.

On an island across the bay from San Diego, the hotel is a world unto itself, with a marina and a walkway to Silver Strand State Beach.

Ten-story hotel with a chic, urban feel, minutes from San Diego's burgeoning Gaslamp Quarter.


Fresh off an $8 million renovation in 2010, Paradise Point offers travelers a getaway on a private island—though it’s conveniently only minutes from downtown San Diego and is adjacent to SeaWorld.

The hotel takes full advantage of its waterfront location (relaxed sports rule these waves; rooms have coastal views) on kid-friendly Mission Bay, which has 19 miles of beaches.

With its Mediterranean elegance, sweeping views, and steps-from-the-beach location, this hotel has been a local institution since it opened in 1926, when it attracted Hollywood types as well as World War II soldiers waiting to ship out.

Located in the exclusive area of the same name, Rancho Bernardo Inn houses 287 spacious guest rooms and suites. The public areas have a Spanish colonial look, while rooms are decorated in earth tones with clay-red and golden-yellow accents.

Tucked into a quiet San Diego neighborhood minutes from the beach and SeaWorld, the Estancia La Jolla attracts business travelers as well as those looking to explore the great outdoors.

The Bristol, located about a block from Horton Plaza and three blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, is a boutique hotel with 102 guest rooms. It houses a vast Pop art collection, featuring originals from icons Andy Warhol and Peter Max, displayed via an “art walk” on the ground floor.

Formerly the Sè San Diego