What are the best hotels in San Diego? Well, If you and your family or a loved one are looking to take a trip to San Diego, but need to know where to stay, look no further.
We are delighted to provide a list of the best hotels in Downtown San Diego we love to stay at any time we visit San Diego.
There are many hotels in San Diego but these hotels are family-friendly and make great romantic getaways. These hotels are all in great locations within walking distance of all our favorite restaurants in San Diego; let’s get into it!
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
This beautiful double-tower hotel in San Diego is located in the heart of the city along the bay.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel can be seen around the city of San Diego and is so beautiful from the outside and even more gorgeous on the inside. This hotel is located downtown/Seaport Village, steps away from the convention center. The Manchester Hotel is within walking distance of downtown, Seaport Village, Little Italy, Gaslamp, Petco Park, Marina, and many restaurants.
The Manchester Hotel has two buildings, the main building having 40 floors and the second having 34 floors. Each tower has stunning rooms with stunning views. No matter what room you get, you’ll have views of the beautiful ocean or the city. All the rooms are beautifully designed, very spacious, and clean.
The Landing (lobby bar) serves great drinks and is an excellent place to lounge. Top of the Hyatt is a fantastic restaurant inside the hotel on the 40th floor, which overlooks San Diego Bay and the beautiful city. It’s the perfect place to enjoy dinner and drinks. Top of the Hyatt has the best views in the whole city and is breathtaking. I recommend you come here and enjoy a nice cocktail while you watch the sunset and admire San Diego’s beauty.
The Manchester Hotel also has a beautiful pool on the 4th floor that overlooks Seaport Village, Coronado Bridge, and the bay. They also have an adult pool that’s 21 and over, which is a plus when you’re on a romantic getaway. The pool area has a seasonal Pool Bar & Grill that serves cocktails and great bar food for everyone to enjoy while relaxing by the pool.
Other amenities at the Manchester Hotel are tennis courts, a basketball court, and other family fun activities. On specific days, they have a movie night on their lawn near the pool. They bring out lovely lawn chairs and a big screen and play family-friendly movies. This hotel has so much to offer, is beautiful, and is ideally located. We love staying here because we can walk to all our destinations and enjoy lovely views. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic weekend.
Hotel Dining Options
- Market One
- Sally’s Fish House & Bar
- The Landing
- Pool Bar & Grill
- Top of the Hyatt
- Seaview Breakfast Buffet
- Grand Eats
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The beautiful Marriott Marquis Hotel neighbors The Grand Hyatt Manchester and the San Diego Convention Center. This hotel is located in the Downtown/Seaport Village area and overlooks the beautiful San Diego Bay.
The Marriott Marquis is family-friendly and has some fantastic views of the city. They have an excellent pool area and a splash pad for the children. The pool here is so beautiful, and the surrounding patio makes it even better. Many trees in the patio/pool area make it feel like you are in a tropical environment.
The Marriott Marquis has a few restaurants inside the hotel, one being Bayside Lounge which features craft cocktails, beer, and wine. Other dining options at the Marriott Marquis Hotel are Roys, Maria’s Kitchen, and the Tequila Bar, all delicious and unique and perfect for staying and enjoying your hotel. They also have Top Golf, where you can enjoy a game of Top Golf on the big screen, which is excellent for people of all ages.
All and all, this hotel is perfect, clean, spacious, and in a great location surrounded by all the San Diego wonders. The Marriott Marquis checks all the boxes for most visitors looking to enjoy the beautiful city of San Diego.
Intercontinental San Diego
This gorgeous glass-looking building can be seen when you are in the downtown area of San Diego. The beautiful Intercontinental Hotel is located on San Diego bay across from Port of San Diego. The Intercontinental Hotel is a clean, vibrant hotel that is elegant and great for any occasion.
This hotel is close to all the excellent restaurants in Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, Gaslamp, and Harborview. This beautiful hotel overlooks San Diego Bay, and you’ll always have a fantastic view, no matter what room you are assigned. This hotel has spacious rooms that make any stay comfortable. Here at the Intercontinental Hotel, they have a few restaurants, which are all so amazing!
Our favorite is Seneca, an Italian restaurant located rooftop of the hotel, giving you 360-degree views of the city. Seneca is an open-air restaurant, so while you enjoy the incredible food, drinks, and sunset, you’ll also enjoy the fresh San Diego air. Seneca is a must when you stay here. I promise you will not regret it.
Hotel Dining Options
- Vistal Bar + Restaurant
- Seneca Trattoria
Omni San Diego
The Omni San Diego Hotel is located in the Gaslamp Quater, next to Petco Park and right across from the Convention Center. This beautiful hotel is in the mid of the fun, with over 100 restaurants and bars steps away from the hotel.
The Omni Hotel has a bridge that takes you right over to the San Diego Padres Stadium (Petco Park) and is for hotel guests only, which is so cool to have your special entrance to a Padres game. This hotel has a rooftop pool, great spacious rooms, and great views. The interior is lovely and trendy, and a great place to stay.
If you’re coming to San Diego for a Padres game or to enjoy the beautiful city, this is a great place to stay.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel is also located on the San Diego Bay just across from Gas Lamp Quarter. The Hilton Hotel has a beautiful view of Coronado Island’s bridge and the island itself.
This hotel is clean and beautiful and has an excellent pool area and a toddler pool for the little ones. The rooms here are fresh and clean and very comfortable. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront does charge a destination fee. The destination fee includes hour-free rentals such as bike rentals, kayaks, free transportation to Coronado Island, and much more. So be sure to use the free stuff because it’s already included in the booking rates.
The Hilton Hotel is also pet-friendly, so bring your furry friends along. The hotel is within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Downtown San Diego, and Seaport Village. You’ll also enjoy the Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt, a frozen yogurt bar inside the hotel.
In the end, this hotel is so beautiful, and you can’t go wrong with the fantastic views of Coronado Island, even more so at night.
Hotel Dining Options
- Hudson & Nash
- The Pool Club
- The Cannery Market & Supply
- Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt
Courtyard by Marriott Airport/Liberty Station
The Courtyard by Marriott is located in Liberty Station just south of Mission Bay and Point Loma Heights. The hotel is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a cozy, comfortable hotel with easy access to Downtown San Diego, Old Town, Little Italy, Gas Lamp, Mission Bay, and Point Loma.
The Courtyard by Marriott has an open view of the bay, and the pool area is just the right size. Behind the hotel, near the bay, you will find West Coast Paddle Board Rentals so you can cruise down the bay. The rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott are clean and comfortable, and the beds are excellent. The hotel is next to Liberty Station Park, which allows kids to run around and play.
The Liberty Public Market is within walking distance of the hotel, so that you will find many restaurants in the area. The Courtyard Marriott has flat surface parking, so it’s perfect if you see yourself driving around the city.
This hotel is the perfect stay for a low-key, relaxing weekend without the city’s noise.
The US Grant Hotel
The Gas Lamp Quarter has this beautiful, elegant hotel named The US Grant. The US Grant, built in 1910, is known for its luxurious details. The marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and white crown molding make it different from other hotels.
The rooms are unique, and they’re always clean and fresh. The staff is always ready to serve you, and the onsite restaurant, Grant Grill, is a 4-diamond restaurant. Everything in the US Grant Hotel is made to perfection, and the food is delicious and tasteful.
They have a full bar serving up fantastic craft cocktails, and you can listen to a beautiful piece of live classical music while eating.
The US Grant Hotel is perfect if you seek a luxurious experience in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Explore Local Attractions & Things to Do Near Downtown San Diego’s Hotels
When you’re staying in Downtown San Diego, there’s no shortage of fun local attractions and activities to immerse yourself in. From family theme parks to art museums, the Gaslamp District offers an extensive list of one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out Seaport Village for a variety of popular shops, cafes, and unique restaurants during your stay!
What Do You Consider the Best Hotels in Downtown San Diego
Do you have a favorite hotel when visiting Downtown San Diego? We would love to hear what your favorite hotel is and why you love it so much. The city of San Diego is filled with options and surrounding areas that make the overall experience one of a kind.