Best Hotels in Beach Cities, San Diego

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    Pacific Terrace Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    9.8 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located between Mission Bay and swanky La Jolla, the beachfront Pacific Terrace Hotel seduces its guests with breathtaking ocean views and comfortable accommodations. Recent visitors say the staff pampers you like royalty. The hotel's easy accessibility to San Diego sights, like SeaWorld, makes it appeal to families as well. But you should note that The Pacific Terrace Hotel doesn't have an on-site restaurant or spa. Many guests do seem content to splash around in the on-site pool, though.
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    The Dana at Mission Bay
    San Diego, CA
    7.6 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Dana at Mission Bay is a 3.5 star hotel located at 1710 W Mission Bay Dr in San Diego. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 2931 reviews.
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    Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
    San Diego, CA
    9.2 miles to city center
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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.
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    Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
    San Diego, CA
    6.6 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    For a relaxed, Polynesian atmosphere and access to one of California's only privately owned beaches, consider staying at Kona Kai Resort & Spa. This Noble House property on San Diego's Shelter Island boasts an array of amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a marina, a spa and a fitness center. Visitors can also rent bicycles and water sports equipment like paddleboards and kayaks. If you're traveling with kids, past guests recommended taking advantage of the resort's family-friendly amenities, which include "Dive-In Movies" at the pool, seasonal s'mores nights at the beach's fire pits and the Kids Korner craft and game room. (Note: Select activities and services are not covered by the daily $19 resort fee.) When you're hungry, grab a bite to eat at the poolside Tiki Bar or in Vessel Restaurant + Bar, the property's main restaurant. After filling up on locally sourced coastal fare, bed down in one of the resort's guest rooms or suites. Renovated in 2015, the resort's accommodations feature ocean hues (shades of blue and white), pattered carpets and wooden furniture, plus amenities like private balconies or patios, minifridges, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and glass-enclosed rain showers.
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    Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    8 miles to city center
    $38.39 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $38.39 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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.
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    TOWER23 Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    9.7 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    TOWER23, named after a lifeguard tower, caters to the surfing crowd. And as you might've guessed, it's right on the shore of San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. Although many guests enjoy spending time outside of the hotel, TOWER23 also offers amenities to keep them occupied inside, including Egyptian cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs, in-room spa treatments, and the spacious second-floor sun deck with drink service. Plus, there's the JRDN restaurant, which serves contemporary spins on popular steak and seafood dishes. Previous visitors praise TOWER23's trendy decor and elegant ambiance. Despite its location along Pacific Beach Park, some guests lamented the absence of an on-site pool.
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    San Diego Mission Bay Resort
    San Diego, CA
    6.8 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    With easy access to SeaWorld, Mission Beach and downtown San Diego, this Noble House resort 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 San Diego Mission Bay 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 flat-screen TVs and balconies or patios). Guests 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 California Bistro 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 prices of add-ons like parking and resort fees, but the clean, comfortable guest rooms seem to make up for the cost.
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    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina - San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    7.7 miles to city center
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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.
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    Bahia Resort Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    8.3 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Bahia Resort Hotel is a 3.5 star hotel located at 998 W Mission Bay Dr in San Diego. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 5347 reviews.
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    Bay Club Hotel & Marina
    San Diego, CA
    6.1 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Bay Club Hotel & Marina is a 3.5 star hotel located at 2131 Shelter Island Dr in San Diego. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1721 reviews.
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    Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites
    San Diego, CA
    6 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites is a 3.5 star hotel located at 2303 Shelter Island Dr in San Diego. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 1981 reviews.
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    Capri Beach Accommodations
    San Diego, CA
    9.8 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Capri Beach Accommodations is a 3.5 star hotel located at 628 Missouri Street in San Diego. It has a 0.0 overall guest rating based on 0 reviews.
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    Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
    San Diego, CA
    6.2 miles to city center
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a 3 star hotel located at 2051 Shelter Island Dr in San Diego. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 4403 reviews.
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    The Pearl Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    6.4 miles to city center
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Pearl Hotel is a 3 star hotel located at 1410 Rosecrans Street in San Diego. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1064 reviews.
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    Capri by the Sea by All Seasons Resort Lodging
    San Diego, CA
    9.9 miles to city center
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Capri by the Sea by All Seasons Resort Lodging is a 3 star hotel located at 4767 Ocean Blvd in San Diego. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 314 reviews.

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