Best Family Hotels in San Diego

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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 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.
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    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    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.
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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    16 miles to city center
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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 per child). Four-hour and eight-hour programs for children ages 5 to 12 include themed activities and outdoor games.
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    Loews Coronado Bay Resort
    Coronado, CA
    5.9 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 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.
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    Omni San Diego Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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.
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    Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Coronado, CA
    4.2 miles to city center
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The DelVentures for Kids program for children ages 5 to 12 offers many different activities and excursions, including tie dye sessions and campfires on the beach. These 1-hour daytime sessions or 3-hour evening sessions range from $20 to $65 per session depending on the amount of time and the activity.
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    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    San Diego, CA
    2.7 miles to city center
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    There is an outdoor children's pool adjacent to the hotel's main swimming pools. The hotel offers complimentary cribs.
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    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.8 miles to city center
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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 4 to 12.
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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

    The hotel's children's amenities include babysitting services, a family package and activities like s’mores night, dive-in movies at the pool and game rentals. Kids will be entertained for hours with the hotel's board games, sand toys, ping pong equipment, jumbo checker boards, volleyballs, tennis equipment and more.
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    Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
    Coronado, CA
    3.1 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    Two family-friendly pools, adjoining accommodations, cribs and high chairs are available at this resort.
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    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    San Diego, CA
    4.6 miles to city center
    $26 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $26 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Bicycle and water sports equipment rentals, cribs, basketball and tennis courts, three pools and seasonal "Dive In Movies" are just some of the kid-friendly amenities offered at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel.
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    The Westgate Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    2.5 miles to city center
    $20 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $20 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego has all the fixings of a royal mansion: antique furnishings, Persian carpets, gold fixtures — the works. Modeled after the Palace of Versailles in France, this 223-room boutique hotel offers guests an experience unlike that offered at the city's more contemporary hotels. Many guests found the Old World interiors of the hotel to be simply beautiful but don't let the decor fool you, the place comes outfitted with necessary modern amenities. All accommodations at the Westgate Hotel feature 49-inch LCD televisions, internet access and step-out balconies. The property also features a large rooftop pool, as well as the acclaimed Westgate Room restaurant. Previous diners are quick to praise the fine Westgate Room's dishes, though some say the atmosphere felt a little stuffy (not to mention expensive).
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    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    San Diego, CA
    21.9 miles to city center
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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 downtown 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.
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    Andaz San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    $28 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $28 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    This Gaslamp Quarter hotel gets praise for its trendy ambiance – guest rooms and common areas feature stylized furnishings and contemporary artwork, and the general atmosphere of the hotel says "swanky." With that said, some recent travelers say the Andaz San Diego is more about partying than about relaxing. Guests warn against a weekend stay – Thursday through Saturday evenings, the Andaz's lounge, the Rooftop by STK, is swallowed by loud music and mingling social butterflies. Not to mention the neighborhood is fairly noisy. But during the rest of the week, travelers say a stay here isn't half bad. The comfortable guest rooms provide complimentary snacks and cable TV (plus earplugs for those sensitive to noise), and the on-site pool earns high praise. What's more, because of the hotel's Hyatt ties, rewards program members can earn or use points while bedding down at this Andaz property.
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    The Westin San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.7 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    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.
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    The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    San Diego, CA
    2.5 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Families can arrange babysitting services through the concierge. Heavenly Cribs can be placed in guest rooms upon request.
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    San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Cribs are available upon request and the hotel's main restaurant, Soleil @k offers a children's menu.
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    Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
    San Diego, CA
    12.2 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Standard kids amenities like cribs and high chairs can be found at this Hyatt Regency. Older children can also access the hotel's tennis courts.
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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

    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.
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    Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
    Imperial Beach, CA
    9.4 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    The son of former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant 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, coffee machines 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 is an ideal place for you.
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    L'Auberge Del Mar
    Del Mar, CA
    18.8 miles to city center
    $39 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $39 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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 Coastline and Living Room. But travelers say L'Auberge's best asset is its proximity to the beach – just a short downhill walk. 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 worthwhile.
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    Viejas Casino & Resort
    Alpine, CA
    25.6 miles to city center
    $10 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $10 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Located about 33 miles east of downtown San Diego, the Viejas Casino & Resort is a massive retreat with something for everyone. Business travelers will appreciate the nine on-site meeting spaces and threebusiness centers here. Meanwhile, leisure travelers will love the full-service Willows Spa, the on-site casino with more than 2,000 slots, gaming tables and live entertainment venues, and the hotel's proximity to the Viejas Outlet Center. The property also houses three fitness centers, a large outdoor pool and six on-site eateries, including the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning The Grove Steakhouse. The 203 guest rooms and 34 suites boast pillow-top mattresses, minifridges, clock radios, large flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi access, among other amenities. Recent guests praised the vast variety of food at the on-site buffet, the friendly staff, the complimentary parking and the abundance of on-site amenities, some of which are covered by the daily $10 resort fee.
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    Solamar San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.3 miles to city center
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    Marketed to hip business travelers, the 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, where guest rooms are adorned with dark mahogany furniture, funky patterned accent pieces and amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Atelier Bloem bath products. 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.
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    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Overlooking the glittering San Diego Bay and rising high above the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is all about being cool. From its trendy food options (Sunday brunch at Maryjane's and fresh sushi at Nobu) and its swanky decor, to its rooftop pool and entertainment lineup, the Hard Rock will definitely keep you occupied on a rainy day (though there aren't many in San Diego). Guests rave about the hotel's stylish guest rooms, which feature halo-illuminated beds, flat-screen TVs and ceiling-mounted Hansgrohe rain showers. Despite the deluxe digs, this hotel is not really geared towards families and relaxation (no on-site spa). But if you're one to embrace the music, take advantage of the Sound of Your Stay program, which offers free downloads, Fender guitar rentals and a chance to try your hand at being a DJ.

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