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  • #1
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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    #1 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    About 20 miles north of central San Diego in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers coastal California visitors a hearty helping of luxury from the moment they enter the lobby. Guests rave about the incredibly spacious guest rooms, saying that the deep-soaking tubs, Nespresso coffee makers and rich Tuscan decor makes for a relaxing stay. And if that isn't enough, there's also a five-star spa, swimming pools and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course. The Grand Del Mar also receives high marks for its cuisine; the hotel's Addison and Amaya restaurants serve award-winning French and Mediterranean fare coupled with regional wines. Add to that the hotel's consistently friendly customer service, and it's easy to see why guests frequently refer to their stays here as five-star experiences. As a member of the AccorHotels portfolio, this hotel allows guests to earn and redeem Le Club AccorHotels perks.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    L'Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel
    Del Mar, CA
    #2 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1202 reviewsTripAdvisor (1202)
    Free WiFi

    At the center of the Del Mar Village north of San Diego, L'Auberge Del Mar offers lavish comforts in a relaxed setting. Recent guests say that the friendly staff  particularly behind the front desk – were always eager to lend a hand. With plush beds and a light color palette, the rooms exude a quaint rather than ritzy atmosphere, according to visitors. The property also encourages visitors to take advantage of the treatments offered at Spa L'Auberge and the fresh seafood served at both KITCHEN 1540 and Coastline. But travelers say L'Auberge's best asset is its proximity to the beach  just a short downhill walk. And the hotel's location also places guests near boutique shops, golf courses and Del Mar Racing track. Though there are hefty resort and parking fees at this hotel, other amenities like a fitness center, business center and complimentary shuttle service make staying here worthwile. 

    Del Mar, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1202 reviewsTripAdvisor (1202)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Coronado, CA
    #3 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6356 reviewsTripAdvisor (6356)
    Free WiFi

    The Grande Dame of Coronado, this red-roofed hotel has overlooked the Pacific from its beachfront locale since 1888. Throughout its history, the storied Hotel del Coronado has been a favorite among traveling presidents, including Benjamin Harrison, William Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Movie stars, such as Charlie Chaplin, also paid visits, and the Hotel del Coronado played the backdrop to the feature film "Some Like It Hot" in 1958. More recent guests said the property's past adds an air of romance (though some feel that room rates are too high). Accommodations have been upgraded to include modern amenities, such as high-speed internet and flat-screen TVs, and the property offers visitors access to the on-site spa, two pools and a wealth of in-house eateries. 

    Coronado, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6356 reviewsTripAdvisor (6356)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    San Diego, CA
    #4 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2379 reviewsTripAdvisor (2379)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    When you see the word "inn," you might conjure up images of floral wallpaper and lace doilies but not here. Rancho Bernardo Inn is more resort than bed-and-breakfast with its 18-hole championship golf course, full-service spa and four on-site eateries. Despite being a good 30-minute drive from San Diego and about 20 miles from the beaches at La Jolla or Del Mar, guests still enjoy Rancho Bernardo's setting. The property's 287 guest rooms and suites all offer views of the property gardens from private patios or balconies, and they also come outfitted with flat-screen TVs and, in some cases, fireplaces. Just be aware that Rancho Bernardo charges a resort fee to cover fitness center access, Wi-Fi connection and complimentary use of courtesy vehicle within 5-mile radius.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2379 reviewsTripAdvisor (2379)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    #5 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 890 reviewsTripAdvisor (890)
    Free WiFi

    Occupying its own 44-acre island in Mission Bay, Paradise Point offers guests a wide variety of ways to pass the time. Not only is the island flanked by quiet beaches, the resort also boasts five pools (including one reserved just for adults), an 18-hole mini-golf course, a surf school, five tennis courts, a spa and a basketball court. Travelers appreciate the resort's sense of isolation, despite its busy location near SeaWorld and Mission Beach Park. While guests were thoroughly appreciative of the resort's address, accommodations get mixed reviews, with some saying rooms needed an update, or a good cleaning. Guests say to really sink your teeth into this resort experience, book a room with a private lanai. As for dining, Paradise Point houses four restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, from fresh seafood to pizza.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 890 reviewsTripAdvisor (890)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Coronado Bay Resort
    Coronado, CA
    #6 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5235 reviewsTripAdvisor (5235)
    Free WiFi

    Located on Coronado Island, this Loews resort offers plenty in the way of beachfront fun. The property offers easy access to Silver Strand State Beach, as well as bike and water sports equipment rentals. Back at the property, you'll find three outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and the full-service Sea Spa. The views from the guest rooms aren't half bad either, though some guests wish the private balconies and patios were slightly larger. (Accommodations also feature deep soaking tubs, high-speed internet access and beachy decor.) For dining, head to the main restaurant, Crown Landing, which serves casual Californian cuisine by the water. Despite all its physical offerings, guests cite Loews Coronado Bay Resort's whimsical atmosphere as a reason to return. After all, this is the property that hosts an annual dog surfing competition. 

    Coronado, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5235 reviewsTripAdvisor (5235)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
    San Diego, CA
    #7 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4738 reviewsTripAdvisor (4738)
    Free WiFi

    On the northwest shore of Mission Bay, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa attracts visitors looking for a bit of R&R. The property is visibly older than other modern luxury accommodations in the San Diego area. However, each of the guest rooms features a plasma TV and an iPod docking station. Still, some guests can't help but remark that the rooms need an upgrade. But the on-site amenities are better received, with travelers praising the Catamaran Spa for its soothing ambiance and its long list of treatments. Recent guests also commend the hotel staff members for their friendly nature and eagerness to help out. And for many, the resort's Sunday Champagne Brunch was a highlight of their visit. The property charges a $25 resort fee, which covers amenities like hotel-wide Wi-Fi access, in-room water and towel service.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4738 reviewsTripAdvisor (4738)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
    San Diego, CA
    #8 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3637 reviewsTripAdvisor (3637)
    Free WiFi

    With easy access to SeaWorld, Mission Beach and downtown San Diego, this Hilton makes a great home base for sightseers. And the property's business center, meeting venues and Wi-Fi access make it a good choice for business travelers as well. Those who visited for work and leisure found the Hilton San Diego Resort to be an enjoyable place to stay. Recent guests praised the views afforded by the accommodations, as well as the in-room amenities (which include 42-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies or patios). Guests of the Hilton can also take advantage of the property's water sports equipment, its on-site spa and its outdoor pool. Come dinnertime, the American cuisine served at Acqua earns rave reviews, while the relaxed atmosphere at the poolside Fresco's makes it a great dining spot for those looking for good food in the sun. Some guests do lament the high price of staying here, though members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can see some of their costs mitigated with room upgrades and other perks.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3637 reviewsTripAdvisor (3637)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
    Coronado, CA
    #9 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1583 reviewsTripAdvisor (1583)

    The Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa sits on Coronado Island about 5 miles from downtown San Diego (and the San Diego Convention Center), so it's a popular choice among business travelers. But its picturesque bay views are enjoyed by all who stay here. Guests also laud the resort's spacious guest rooms, which include private balconies or patios, high-speed internet access (for a fee) and flat-screen TVs. This Marriott's proximity to the Ferry Landing also earns praise (guests can take water taxis to San Diego from Coronado if they'd prefer not to drive). Those who prefer to stay nearby can take advantage of the in-house spa, three heated pools and easy access to the beach. Plus, guests who choose to bed down here can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points toward free stays and other perks.

    Coronado, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1583 reviewsTripAdvisor (1583)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
    Imperial Beach, CA
    #10 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    Free WiFi

    For recent visitors to the Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection, there were many standout features, starting with the location. Situated on Imperial Beach, about 15 miles south of downtown San Diego, the property offers a quiet spot to catch the sunset every evening, not to mention it's within easy walking distance to several of the neighborhood's eateries. But if you'd rather stick close to the hotel for your meals, hip up Sea180 Coastal Tavern, which serves coastal cuisine alongside views of the beach. A big point of praise for recent visitors: the rooms. Accommodations are outfitted with balconies, free Wi-Fi access, Keurig coffee makers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and fully-stocked minibars. To make the most of the property's oceanfront location, visitors suggested requesting a room with a full beach view. When you're not admiring the view, get out on the water – the hotel offers kayaks, paddleboards and bike rentals. And if you need a break from the sun and sand, Pier South Resort also boasts a pool, a spa and a fitness center with complimentary classes. Another bonus: If you're a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can use or earn perks for staying here.

    Imperial Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina - San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    #11 in Best Resorts in San Diego
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4059 reviewsTripAdvisor (4059)
    Free WiFi

    The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina offers guests a convenient home base near Mission Beach, just a short drive from downtown. Guest rooms here feature bright green accents, flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access and ample space to spread out. Previous visitors say that the views from the rooms are great (make sure to ask for accommodations on a higher floor overlooking the water). If you aren't satisfied with the scenery outside your room, you can enjoy the surroundings while dining on coastal cuisine at Red Marlin Restaurant & Terrace  an experience many recent guests recommend. This Hyatt property also boasts three pools (complete with waterslides for the kiddos), a fitness center and the Blue Marble Spa. However, some travelers say that this property could be better, with some citing costly parking fees as reasons they may think twice about returning. Members of the brand's loyalty program can offset fees by cashing in accumulated points.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4059 reviewsTripAdvisor (4059)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Winners Circle Resort
    Solana Beach, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    Free WiFi
    Winners Circle Resort is a 3.5 star hotel located at 550 Via De La Valle in San Diego. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 294 reviews.
    Solana Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Morgan Run Club and Resort - A Golf and Spa Resort
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 290 reviewsTripAdvisor (290)
    Morgan Run Club and Resort - A Golf and Spa Resort is a 3.5 star hotel located at 5690 Cancha De Golf in San Diego. It has a 3.5 overall guest rating based on 290 reviews.
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 290 reviewsTripAdvisor (290)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    San Vicente Resort
    Ramona, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    Free WiFi
    San Vicente Resort is a 3 star hotel located at 24157 San Vicente Rd in San Diego. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 148 reviews.
    Ramona, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sycuan Golf Resort
    El Cajon, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    Sycuan Golf Resort is a 3 star hotel located at 3007 Dehesa Road in San Diego. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 175 reviews.
    El Cajon, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    3.0-star Hotel Class