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Best Hotels in San Diego

We've ranked the top hotels in San Diego based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Out of 36 luxury hotels, 11 made the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in San Diego. Of these, two scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

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Best Hotel in the USA

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in the USA for 2015

  • Hotel Class 5.0-star
  • Critic Rating Excellent
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 953 reviews

About 20 miles north of central San Diego in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers coastal California visitors ... continue »

Best Hotel in the USA

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in the USA for 2015

  • Hotel Class 5.0-star
  • Critic Rating Excellent
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 651 reviews

If you like hiking, golfing, swimming and sunning, you might be interested in booking a stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 5.0-star
  • Critic Rating Good
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 1784 reviews

The son of Ulysses S. Grant (general of the Union army in the Civil War and the 18th president of the United ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 4.5-star
  • Critic Rating Good
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 865 reviews

Though it might be the oldest hotel in La Jolla, The Grande Colonial Hotel hides its age well. Guests describe the accommodations ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 4.0-star
  • Critic Rating Good
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 1408 reviews

Marketed to hip business travelers, Hotel Solamar in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is just three blocks from the convention center and ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 5.0-star
  • Critic Rating Good
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 438 reviews

At the center of the Del Mar Village north of San Diego, L'Auberge Del Mar offers lavish comforts without the snotty ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 4.0-star
  • Critic Rating Moderate
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 750 reviews

Towering atop La Jolla Cove and staring down at the bright blue of the Pacific Ocean, La Valencia Hotel is all about ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 4.0-star
  • Critic Rating Moderate
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 2534 reviews

Overlooking the glittering San Diego Bay and rising high above the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel is all about being cool ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 4.0-star
  • Critic Rating Moderate
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 527 reviews

TOWER23, named after the nearby lifeguard tower, caters to the surfing crowd. And as you might've guessed, it's right on ... continue »

Best Hotel in San Diego

Named one of the U.S. News
Best Hotels in San Diego for 2015

  • Hotel Class 4.0-star
  • Critic Rating Moderate
  • Guest Rating
    TripAdvior Traveler Rating

    Based on 602 reviews

Overlooking the Pacific from its seat about 5 miles south of Carlsbad, the Cape Rey Carlsbad provides a great home base for ... continue »

*Any unranked hotels have been sorted by hotel class and then alphabetically. More information can be found on our methodology page.