Best Family Hotels in San Diego

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    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina - San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4059 reviewsTripAdvisor (4059)
    Free WiFi
    The hotel offers a variety of children's activities, including scavenger hunts, board games and seasonal pool activities. The property's pools are family-friendly and feature three waterslides. The hotel also offers babysitting services.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4059 reviewsTripAdvisor (4059)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5652 reviewsTripAdvisor (5652)
    The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has a variety of children's amenities including seasonal activities, video rentals and children's menus at the on-site eateries. The Splash Zone, located at the hotel's pool, includes a waterslide, fountains and toys.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5652 reviewsTripAdvisor (5652)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The Explorer’s Club at The Grand Del Mar keeps children and teenagers occupied with video games, movies and arts and crafts (at $15 per hour). Four-hour and eight-hour programs for children ages 5 to 12 include themed activities and outdoor games.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Omni San Diego Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4983 reviewsTripAdvisor (4983)
    Free WiFi
    Upon check-in, kids receive a backpack full of goodies as part of the free Omni Kids Crew program. The backpack features an activity book, memory cards, binoculars, a tabletop game and crayons.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4983 reviewsTripAdvisor (4983)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Coronado, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6356 reviewsTripAdvisor (6356)
    Free WiFi
    The DelVentures for Kids program for children ages 4 to 12 offers many different activities and excursions, including tie dye sessions and campfires on the beach. These 3-hour sessions usually cost $65 per session, and additional kids cost an extra $25.
    Coronado, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6356 reviewsTripAdvisor (6356)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4425 reviewsTripAdvisor (4425)
    There is an outdoor children's pool adjacent to the hotel's main swimming pools. The hotel offers complimentary cribs.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4425 reviewsTripAdvisor (4425)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8924 reviewsTripAdvisor (8924)
    Free WiFi
    The Manchester Grand Hyatt offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including s'mores roasting at the fire pits and seasonal poolside movies. The property also has basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball, tennis and horseshoe courts. Plus, during the summer, the hotel hosts Camp Hyatt for guests ages 3 to 12.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8924 reviewsTripAdvisor (8924)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Coronado Bay Resort
    Coronado, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5235 reviewsTripAdvisor (5235)
    Free WiFi
    The Loews Loves Kids program at the resort begins with a welcome gift at check-in for children younger than 10. The resort offers a "Kids Closet" filled with loaner toys, books, DVDs and games for young guests to use during their stay. The daily resort fee includes seasonal pool deck games and nature walks at Silver Strand State Beach. Children's menus and baby-proofing kits are also available, but there is no kids club on-site.
    Coronado, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5235 reviewsTripAdvisor (5235)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    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
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    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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    Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 890 reviewsTripAdvisor (890)
    Free WiFi
    This family-friendly resort offers a variety of seasonal programs for children, including the seasonal Island Adventure Club for kids ages 4 to 12 with art projects and beach activities. The hotel also offers complimentary poolside activities.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 890 reviewsTripAdvisor (890)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1567 reviewsTripAdvisor (1567)

    A comfortable choice for business travelers, The Westin San Diego is located downtown – just northwest of the convention center near the Gaslamp Quarter – and features work-friendly amenities such as a business center and high-speed Internet access in all the guest rooms (included in the resorts daily facilities fee). Accommodations here also come outfitted in the Westin brand's signature Heavenly Beds, large desks with ergonomic chairs and flat-screen TVs. But business travelers aren't the only ones who enjoy staying at The Westin San Diego: Leisure travelers approve of the property's location near the city's top attractions, as well as the rooftop pool. Dogs are welcome and are offered Westin's signature Heavenly Dog Beds. The Westin San Diego also grants guests access to a variety of fresh seafood entrees at the in-house restaurant, Coast. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1567 reviewsTripAdvisor (1567)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)
    Families can arrange babysitting services through the concierge. Heavenly Cribs can be placed in guest rooms upon request.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1479 reviewsTripAdvisor (1479)
    Free WiFi

    The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine offers visitors a convenient home base near the beaches of La Jolla and away (but not too far) from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego. Many visitors agree that it has a great location, though there are some that say the hotel itself falls a little short in terms of atmosphere. Some travelers complain that the rooms leave much to be desired, even though each accommodation does come with trendy blue and gray decor, high-speed internet and flat-screen TVs. Other visitors mentioned that the customer service staff members weren't always at their best. Still, there are perks to staying here besides location, including access to the hotel's pool and fitness center, as well the in-house sushi restaurant, Cafe Japengo. What's more, if you're a member of the brand's loyalty program, you can earn or redeem points for choosing to bed down here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1479 reviewsTripAdvisor (1479)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
    Imperial Beach, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    Free WiFi
    Pier South Resort welcomes children and offers a swimming pool, as well as direct beach access. Kids will enjoy the shops and restaurants at Imperial Pier — within walking distance of the hotel — and a variety of water sports are offered on the beach for an additional fee.
    Imperial Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4243 reviewsTripAdvisor (4243)
    Free WiFi

    For proximity to San Diego International Airport, you won't get much closer than the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. And considering the Sheraton's superb views of the bay, you might forget that this property is considered an "airport hotel." However, keep in mind that this Sheraton has two towers, the Marina Tower (attached to the main lobby) and the Bay Tower (which is accessible by shuttle or a 15-minute walk). Guest rooms in both sections of the hotel boast red, white and blue decor, Sheraton's signature Sweet Sleeper beds, flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet access as well as a few additional perks such as private balconies or patios. The hotel's location puts it relatively close to San Diego's popular attractions (though not close enough, according to some guests), but those who plan to stick around the property can make use of three swimming pools, the fitness center and the in-house Island Breeze Spa. And those who'd prefer to dine in will find six on-site restaurants and lounges to choose from. Because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4243 reviewsTripAdvisor (4243)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Solamar San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2286 reviewsTripAdvisor (2286)

    Marketed to hip business travelers, the Kimpton Solamar San Diego in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is just three blocks from the convention center and a block from Petco Park. The property's convenient location makes it an excellent home base for working guests and sightseers alike. Travelers like the look and feel of the Hotel Solamar, with guest rooms adorned in dark mahogany furniture, funky patterned accent pieces and amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Atelier Bloem bath products. (Plus, members of the IHG Rewards Club can receive perks here, such as $10 credit to the minibar or free Wi-Fi access.) The 235-room hotel also wins points from the pooches  they get to sleep in designer beds just like their pets, ahem owners. Human guests were also pleased with the property's rooftop sun deck and pool, accommodating staff and seafood-centric restaurant, JSix. 

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2286 reviewsTripAdvisor (2286)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    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
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)

    The son of Ulysses S. Grant (the 18th president of the United States) opened this luxury downtown hotel in 1910. Today, THE US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego gives guests a taste of Old World glamour coupled with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minifridges and marble bathrooms. The hotel also houses a fitness center and The Grant Grill, which is critically acclaimed and known for its fresh Californian cuisine. However, this Luxury Collection property probably isn't the ideal hotel for sun-seekers, since it's pretty far from San Diego's most popular beaches. On the other hand, it's quite close to many of the city's top attractions, and if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member looking to redeem or accrue reward points, this could be the place for you.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4738 reviewsTripAdvisor (4738)
    Free WiFi
    The Catamaran Resort is a family-friendly property with a variety of activities available including biking, boating and paddleboarding. The resort also offers bayside movie nights on the beach, seasonal luaus, riverboat cruises and an arcade. What's more, there is a bird show that teaches guests about the various birds that live on the property, including the talking macaws.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4738 reviewsTripAdvisor (4738)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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