Best Beach Hotels in San Diego

We’ve filtered out the noise and surfaced the best beach hotels in San Diego for you below. Bon voyage!

Sarah, Travel Blogger

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La Valencia Hotel

Rated 7.6 in 162 reviews

Combining old-world charm with modern amenities, this Mediterranean designed La Jolla hotel is 20 minutes’ drive from… See more

Combining old-world charm with modern amenities, this Mediterranean designed La Jolla hotel is 20 minutes’ drive from San Diego International Airport. It boasts elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, features an outdoor pool and has 2 restaurants located on-site.

Each stylish room at La Valencia Hotel includes a flat-screen TV, a minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities. Rooms are decorated in soft colours and include guest bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Select rooms offer lush garden or panoramic Pacific Ocean views.

Guests at Hotel La Valencia have the option of dining at The Med, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, or at Café la Rue, which is open from 11:00 am until midnight daily.

A spa and wellness centre offering massages is located on-site at La Valencia. Guests can go for a workout in the fitness centre or visit the business centre.

Torrey Pines Golf Course is 15 minutes’ drive from this hotel. Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds are 13 miles away.

Rooms from $440

Pacific Terrace Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 668 reviews

Featuring a beachfront outdoor pool and hot tub, this San Diego, California beach resort is located on Pacific Beach… See more

Featuring a beachfront outdoor pool and hot tub, this San Diego, California beach resort is located on Pacific Beach Park. Ocean views are featured in select island-inspired rooms.

Styled in elegant dark wood furnishings, each luxurious room provides terrycloth bathrobes and free toiletries in the en suite bathroom at Pacific Terrace Hotel. Tasteful tropical linens are featured.

Concierge services help book dinner reservations nearby. Conveniently, the San Diego Pacific Terrace Hotel offers charge back to the room services

Gated underground parking and a gift shop is offered. A modern and spacious fitness centre is available for guests.

Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center is 4 miles away. Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Zoo are within 20 minutes’ drive of Pacific Terrace Hotel.

Rooms from $314

Tower 23 Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 192 reviews

Combining minimalist design with sleek sophistication, Tower 23 Hotel is just 2 minutes' walk from Pacific Beach Pier… See more

Combining minimalist design with sleek sophistication, Tower 23 Hotel is just 2 minutes' walk from Pacific Beach Pier and the boardwalk. Numerous beach bars and restaurants are in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Tower 23 Hotel features exceptional accommodations furnished with flat-screen TVs and luxurious goose-down duvets.

Guests at Tower 23 are surrounded by a large variety of activities. Surfing, fishing, golfing and whale watching tours are just some of the leisure opportunities offered in the surrounding area. SeaWorld San Diego is 15 minutes' drive from the property.

Rooms from $233

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Resort

Rated 8.1 in 1113 reviews

On a lush island in Mission Bay, this beautiful resort features a full-service spa and tropical gardens. SeaWorld San… See more

On a lush island in Mission Bay, this beautiful resort features a full-service spa and tropical gardens. SeaWorld San Diego is just a 5-minute drive away.

A spacious patio, hardwood floors and a marble bathroom make up each exotic room at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. A flat-screen TV and ironing facilities are also included.

Five pools, a fitness center and sports courts are open for guests at the Paradise Point. Relaxing nature tours, beach bonfires and poolside movie nights are also featured.

Tidal restaurant serves fine seafood and features craft beverages. Barefoot Bar & Grill is open for all day dining and the resort’s Main Pool cantina is open seasonally serving poolside drinks and fare.

The San Diego Zoo is less than 9 miles from Paradise Point Resort. The San Diego International Airport is a 10-minute drive away.

Rooms from $273

Ocean Park Inn

Rated 8.9 in 1670 reviews

With an ideal location just steps from the Pacific Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Park Inn offers guest rooms with free WiFi… See more

With an ideal location just steps from the Pacific Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Park Inn offers guest rooms with free WiFi. Guests can relax in the year around outdoor pool and hot tub. Historic oceanfront amusement park Belmont Park is 5 minutes’ drive away.

Offering free WiFi, each air-conditioned room at the property includes a flat-screen LCD TV, a fridge and a coffee machine.

The seaside village of La Jolla is 12 minutes’ drive away. San Diego International Airport is 16 km away. Crystal Pier is 4 minutes’ walk from Ocean Park Inn.

Rooms from $250

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Rated 7.4 in 247 reviews

Located 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean, this San Diego resort features an outdoor pool and full-service spa with… See more

Located 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean, this San Diego resort features an outdoor pool and full-service spa with beauty treatments. Rooms at the resort include free Wi-Fi.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa provides rooms with balconies or patios. Every room contains a flat-screen cable TV with HBO and an iPod docking station.

Guests can enjoy on-site dining at the property's restaurant, Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Guests can also rent inline skates and bicycles at Catamaran Resort Hotel. Water sport rentals, sand volleyball courts and children’s activities are also available at the hotel.

The Catamaran Hotel Resort is 4 miles from SeaWorld. The San Diego zoo is 10.5 miles from the hotel.

Rooms from $288

The Wayfarer San Diego

Rated 8.5 in 1421 reviews

This San Diego hotel is located along the ocean and is 1 mile from Mission Bay Park. This beachfront hotel features an… See more

This San Diego hotel is located along the ocean and is 1 mile from Mission Bay Park. This beachfront hotel features an oceanfront pool, bike rentals and rooms with balconies.

Each guest room at the The Wayfarer San Diego is equipped with a 50" LCD TV, a refrigerator, coffee maker and private patio or balcony. Guests can watch an in-room movie, or play one of the in-room video games that are provided.

The The Wayfarer San Diego offers free WiFi throughout the entire property and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can relax in the hot tub or use the outdoor picnic area. Business services and laundry facilities are also available. The spacious lobby is also equipped with retro video games.

This oceanfront hotel is 10 minutes' drive to Sea World Park and within 20 minutes' drive of the University of California. The San Diego Bay area offers many activities including water sports, bicycling, surfing, tennis and shopping.

Rooms from $264

Bahia Resort Hotel

Rated 8.1 in 809 reviews

This San Diego hotel overlooks Mission Bay and is a 5-minute drive from SeaWorld. The hotel offers asecluded beach… See more

This San Diego hotel overlooks Mission Bay and is a 5-minute drive from SeaWorld. The hotel offers asecluded beach, outdoor swimming pool and 30-person hot tub.

Bahia Resort Hotel features free Wi-Fi and cable TV in every guest suite. Suites are also equipped with a kitchenette. Deluxe Suites offer views of Mission Bay.

Guests at the Bahia Hotel can enjoy a game of tennis or a workout in the gym. A game room, gift shop and business center are also available.

Cafe Bahia serves Southern California cuisine and offers a spacious heated patio. The hotel's Tangier Lounge offers cocktails and light meals as well as a piano and fireplace.

Mission Bay Park is one-half mile from the Bahia Resort. The San Diego Zoo is within a 15-minute drive of the hotel.

Rooms from $243

Facing the beachfront, Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton offers 4-star accommodation in San Diego and… See more

Facing the beachfront, Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton offers 4-star accommodation in San Diego and features an outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge and terrace. 300 metres from Coronado Beach and 1 km from Silver Strand State Beach, the property provides a restaurant and a bar. The accommodation features an ATM, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.

Selected rooms are fitted with a kitchen with a fridge, a dishwasher and a microwave.

The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at the resort.

Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English and Spanish.

San Diego Convention Center is 8.3 km from Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton, while San Diego - Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Station is 10 km away. The nearest airport is San Diego International Airport, 12 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $693

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

Resort

Rated 7.4 in 393 reviews

This historic hotel is ideally situated along California's Pacific coastline and boasts luxurious accommodations… See more

This historic hotel is ideally situated along California's Pacific coastline and boasts luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities and exceptional service, in a charming Victorian-style atmosphere.

Originally built in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado provides guests with a number of modern luxuries. Plan the day with the concierge staff, enjoy a swim in the spacious outdoor pool, or relax with a beach-side massage.

Set along the sands of the famous Hotel del Coronado, Del Beach offers a full day of reserved seaside seating. Guests can enjoy bar-to-beach service that includes a delectable food and drink menu.

A conference centre is available for business guests.

The Hotel del Coronado is conveniently located close to many area attractions. With its beachfront location, guests can enjoy a variety of water sports.

San Diego International Airport is 25 minutes' drive away from the hotel. The San Diego Convention Center is 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms from $502