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Top San Diego Beach Resorts & Hotels

$139
Catamaran Resort and Spa

Catamaran Resort and Spa

4.0 out of 5.0 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
4.3/5
(258 Reviews)
A full-service spa, a health club, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. Bring the family and enjoy the arcade/game room, along with kayaking.
$125
Blue Sea Beach Hotel

Blue Sea Beach Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0 707 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA
4.2/5
(57 Reviews)
This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a 24-hour business center, and a snack bar/deli are also offered.
$79
Ocean Villa Inn

Ocean Villa Inn

2.5 out of 5.0 5142 West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA
4.1/5
(18 Reviews)
An outdoor pool, self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. There's a garden and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.
$89
Bahia Resort Hotel

Bahia Resort Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
3.9/5
(190 Reviews)
A private beach, a marina, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Spend a day at the beach surfing, or relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. Families will appreciate the arcade/game room and onsite laundry facilities.
$107
Surfer Beach Hotel

Surfer Beach Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0 711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA
3.6/5
(33 Reviews)
This hotel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a terrace are also offered.
$130
Ocean Beach Hotel

Ocean Beach Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0 5080 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA
3.5/5
(22 Reviews)
This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Oceanfront Hotels in San Diego

$109
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

4.0 out of 5.0 1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
4.2/5
(5 Reviews)
Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Bay, Belmont Park, and SeaWorld. Ocean Beach Park and Mission Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
$89
Bahia Resort Hotel

Bahia Resort Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
3.9/5
(190 Reviews)
Nestled on the beach, this Central Mission Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Mission Bay, Belmont Park, and Mission Beach. SeaWorld and Pacific Beach Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
$120
Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

4.0 out of 5.0 1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
3.7/5
(171 Reviews)
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Maritime Museum of San Diego, Port of San Diego, and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. USS Midway Museum and Waterfront Park are also within 10 minutes. County Center - Little Italy Station is 7 minutes by foot and America Plaza Trolley Station is 10 minutes.

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San Diego Beach Hotel Guide

Escape to a place where the sun shimmers off saltwater skin, where seagulls gather for afternoon naps on the pier, and where the surf is always just right. Escape to San Diego. Michelle Held once said, “Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” Take this advice to heart as your “grown up” troubles drift over the horizon on the warm waves of the Pacific Ocean. Stretching out like a sea lion on the sand, America’s Finest City lines the Southern California coast with beautiful beaches, world-famous attractions, and a craft beer and cuisine scene that brings all the best of the Golden State to the table. Before you float away, book San Diego beachfront hotels and let us answer some of your seaside queries:

What are the best beaches in San Diego to surf at?

Many of the beaches in San Diego are known for excellent surfing and swimming conditions. Remember when you were a kid and stood in awe of suntanned surfers paddling with the currents and springing up at the perfect moment? You can be your own wave-charging hero at any of these locally loved surf spots:

  • Ocean Beach: Home to the longest pier on the West Coast, this quirky neighborhood haunt is a hippie haven. At sunrise and sunset, you’re sure to see the surf community take up their places around the pier and riding smooth waves back to shore.
  • Point Loma: A narrow peninsula south of “OB,” Point Loma boasts spectacular cliffs and famous waves. Join seasoned surfers as they take boats out past the bluff and catch a ride back to land on some of the best waves in the state.
  • La Jolla Shores: On the north side of San Diego, La Jolla is a luxury destination with an exquisite surf. This beach is perfect for beginners and those who want to spend a relaxing evening on the water. The area is most known for its adorable seal colony and its fabulous San Diego beach hotels and restaurants. Stay at Inn by The Sea La Jolla and wake up to coffee with seal pups and sunshine.

Can I go whale watching in San Diego?

You certainly can go whale watching in San Diego. Join a cruise out of the harbor or charter a smaller boat from Mission Beach to see these sea mammals up close and in their natural habitat. SeaWorld has nothing on the experience of seeing endangered blue whales on their summer migration path from Antarctica to Costa Rica.

Love to explore the great outdoors? Wind you way through the coastal trails at Torrey Pines State Reserve and keep a weather eye on the sea. Many of the easy-to-intermediate walking paths skirt the cliff-lined coast and wide-open waters where gray whales pass each winter and spring on their way to Baja California.

Release your inner child on the beaches of San Diego while you toast to adulthood in top brew pubs all over the city. Travelocity offers several San Diego hotels on the beach—from Pacific Terrace Hotel in party-ready Pacific Beach to the quiet tides of La Jolla.

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