San Diego

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Top Hotels in San Diego

500 West Hotel

This funky boutique property was converted from a hostel a few years back , and traces still ... more

500 W Broadway
San Diego , CA
Tags: budget | views | trendy
Days Inn & Suites Sea World/Airport

About half of the 159 rooms here are actually two-room suites, which means that a family of four ... more

3350 Rosecrans St
San Diego , California
Tags: budget
Grand Del Mar

The lush coastal canyon preserve near Del Mar is home to the Grand Del Mar hotel. Architect ... more

5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego , CA
Tags: luxury | golf | swimming pool
Hacienda Hotel

With Spanish-style rooms sprawling up a tree-filled hillside, it’s hard to believe this charming ... more

4041 Harney St.
San Diego , CA
Tags: family | moderate | extended stay
Hard Rock Hotel

This luxe hotel, located across from the convention center, lets music diehards live the dream ... more

207 5th Ave
San Diego , California
Tags: moderate | spa | great value | trendy
Horton Grand

Tucked amid the Gaslamp Quarter's clubs and restaurants, this allegedly haunted 108-room ... more

311 Island Ave.
San Diego , CA
Tags: family | moderate | historic | great value
Hostelling International - San Diego Downtown

The wide hallways and brightly colored wallsmake this place feel a little like an elementary ... more

521 Market Street
San Diego , California
Tags: budget | great location
Hotel Del Coronado

This historic landmark evokes an Old World grandeur and ambiance unlikeanywhere else in San ... more

1500 Orange Ave.
San Diego , CA
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | smart splurge | swimming pool
La Valencia

La Valencia's location alone is nothing short of spectacular: nestled cliffside in the upscale ... more

1132 Prospect St., at La Valencia Hotel
San Diego , CA
858-454-0771 or 800-451-0772
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | historic | smart splurge | views
Loews Coronado Bay Resort

The Loews Coronado Bay Resort's serene seaside setting comes with incrediblepanoramic views that ... more

4000 Coronado Bay Road
San Diego , CA
Tags: luxury | family | expensive
Paradise Point Resort and Spa

In the heart of Mission Bay (not far from SeaWorld), Paradise Point, a member of the prestigious ... more

1404 Vacation Rd.
San Diego , CA
Tags: luxury | expensive
The Keating Hotel

Über exclusive and worth every cent, the 35 sleek rooms  and suites here were designed ... more

432 F St.
San Diego , CA
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | trendy
The Sofia Hotel

Renovated in 2006, the Sofia is one of downtown's most affordable boutiquehotels. The Italianate ... more

150 W. Broadway
San Diego , CA
Tags: moderate | editor pick | boutique hotel | great value
Tower 23

Unlike most other seaside cities, San Diego doesn’t have much in terms of luxury on the ... more

732 Felspar St.
San Diego , CA
Tags: luxury | expensive | boutique hotel
W Hotel San Diego

For a hip scene in downtown San Diego, the W is the place to go. Whether you're there to hang ... more

181 3rd Street
San Diego , CA
(1)(415) 777-5300
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel

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