Hotels in San Diego
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
The all-suite Rancho Valencia Resort opened in 1989 in a bougainvillea-and-hibiscus-filled canyon 25 miles north of San Diego and remains southern California’s only Relais & Château property.
223-room hotel filled with gilded antiques, chandeliers, and 18th-century tapestries.
Located directly on San Diego Bay, within a 15-minute walk of the convention center, Gaslamp Quarter, and Seaport Village, the Manchester Grand Hyatt is the tallest waterfront hotel on the West Coast.
The W San Diego is located downtown between the Gaslamp Quarter and the Little Italy district. Six types of rooms are available, each style distinguished by size — from 250 to 1,250 square feet — and the types of amenities provided, such as Bose surround sound systems and soaking tubs.
Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, The Keating Hotel is the first hotel designed by Italian auto house, Pininfarina (designer of Ferrari and Maserati).
Opulent 2007 property swathed in Italian marble and European refinement—plus hiking trails, golf, and a family-friendly pool.
The Omni San Diego is a glass and steel high-rise in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. It is distinct in that it adjoins the major league baseball stadium PETCO Park via a second-story pedestrian bridge.