The 11 Best Hotels on Clearwater Beach
Aug 1, 2019
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of beach hotels in San Diego. Bon voyage!
Updated Jul 30, 2019
“Excellent hotel right on the beach. Such a comfortable hotel with beautiful, modern rooms. The position overlooking the beach is perfect.”
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 can also enjoy in-room spa services or dine at the hotel's on-site gourmet steak and seafood restaurant, JRDN.
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.
“Casual luxury at the Beach. The view from our room was fabulous. Room service/concierge respond and deliver immediately. The decor and grounds are impeccable.”
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.
“Location, location, location. Right on the beach in the Pacific Beach area with a pool overlooking the boardwalk. Easy walk (or bike ride) to tons of great restaurants. The staff was extremely helpful and kind.”
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 Blue Sea Beach Hotel 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 Blue Sea Beach Hotel 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.
“Great hotel on the beach! Rooms were very comfortable and quiet. Beach access is a walk down the steps but the staff set up chairs and umbrellas for us each day.”
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 and room service at nearby restaurants The Duck Dive and Fat Fish Cantina Grill.
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.
“Great hotel, fantastic views. The staff was fabulous. Very pleasant and attentive. Great quiet beach nearby. I will definitely go there again.”
Featuring 3 pools and a full service marina, this luxury resort is located on a 15-acre peninsula. It boasts on-site dining and spa services. Gondola rides are available. A flat-screen TV is featured in all guest rooms. San Diego International Airport is 35 minutes’ drive away.
Comfortably furnished, each room at Loews Coronado Bay Resort includes a minibar. All rooms feature gourmet tea and coffee-making facilities. A spa quality bathrobe and toiletries are provided.
Offering signature cocktails and an exclusive wine list, Crown Landing serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Silver Strand Exchange offers sandwiches, salads and pastries, in addition to market goods.
Sea Spa + Fitness offers signature treatments, therapies and products. Guests can relax and enjoy a sea stone message or an island-inspired body wrap.
Guests of Coronado Bay Loews Resort can relax in the large outdoor pool and hot tub. A sauna is located on site. A tennis court offers recreational fun. Bicycles are available for hire. A conference centre is available for business guests.
Silver Strand State Beach is 10 minutes’ walk from this resort. Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo are 30 minutes’ drive away.
“Fabulous place! Loved the historic architecture, the breezes through the courtyard, and the fantastic beach.”
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.
“The setting here is fantastic. It's like being on a tropical resort. The grounds and room were immaculate and the staff was super friendly.”
The Humphreys Half Moon Inn features waterfront and marina views. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor concert venue.
A microwave and refrigerator is standard in all rooms. The spacious rooms feature large windows.
Guests can dine at Humphreys So Cal Dining & Music restaurant, which features views of San Diego Bay. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel also features an outdoor pool and pool-side bar.
Guests of Humphreys Half Moon Inn can borrow a bicycle and explore Shelter Island.
This hotel is within 10 minutes' drive of the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. The hotel is 5 miles from San Diego's lively Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego International Airport is 3 miles away.
“The view was amazing! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was great, very close to the beach and restaurants. Great family destination!”
Facing the Pacific Ocean in the charming coastal village of Del Mar, this luxury dog-friendly resort and spa offers first-class amenities and accommodations. Guests can relax in a poolside cabana and can chose from several on-site bars and restaurants at the property. The Del Mar Racetrack is 1.6 km away.
Accommodation at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa includes coastal or garden views. The guest rooms have full marble bathrooms with spa amenities and guest robes, in-room coffee facilities and 42-inch HD flat-screen TVs.
Offering alfresco dining with coastal views, Coastline serves California-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At night the restaurant features locally sourced dishes, hand-crafted pasta and farm fresh produce. Bleu Bar features ocean views and an inviting fire pit. Guests can order bar bites, salads and sandwiches and enjoy signature handcrafted cocktails. Living Room Bar offers a Happy Hour Sunday through Thursday and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Guests of L’Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa can relax in the full-service on-site spa. A knowledgeable concierge staff can help to plan local activities as well coordinate tennis lessons on the on-site courts.
LEGOLAND California is 25 minutes’ drive away. Torrey Pines Golf Course is 12 minutes’ drive away from the property.
“The location at the beach was fantastic! I had a room with ocean-view and I could see the sunset from my balcony. Very nice staff and very spacious room.”
Featuring an outdoor pool and spa, this luxurious beachfront resort provides free Wi-Fi and plush bathrobes in all rooms. Imperial Beach Pier is 3 minutes’ walk away.
Select suites feature an oceanfront view. Offering a furnished balcony, each room provides plush slippers and a satellite TV. A glass shower is featured in the en suite bathroom at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection.
Concierge services are provided onsite. Valet parking and a 24-hour reception greets guests at Pier South Resort.
Featuring panoramic views of the ocean, contemporary beachfront dining is featured at SEA180 Pier South Resort. Mediterranean cuisine fused with coastal dishes is featured.
Tijuana International Airport is 25 km away. San Diego is 20 minutes’ drive away from Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection.
“A very attractive, beautiful, and relaxing all inclusive resort. Great location on Mission Bay. Beautiful property, pools, beach, restaurants and friendly service.”
Standing on a lush, private island in Mission Bay, this beautiful resort features a full-service spa and tropical gardens. SeaWorld San Diego is just 5 minutes drive away.
A spacious patio, hardwood floors and a marble bathroom are found in each exotic room of 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 active guests of Paradise Point. Relaxing nature tours, beach bonfires and poolside movie nights are also held.
TIdal restaurant serves fine seafood and features craft beverages. Bars and grills are also open beside the resort’s beach and pools.
The San Diego Zoo is less than 9 miles from Paradise Point Resort. The San Diego International Airport is 11 minutes drive away.
“Excellent family friendly resort! Restaurant was great, room had a great view and the location was perfect. Loved that there was a beach behind the resort as well as the public beach across the street.”
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.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Jul 30, 2019