5 star hotels in Santee, CA

1. Andaz San Diego – a Concept by Hyatt (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this chic hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from 5th Avenue Station, a mile from the USS Midway Museum and 2 miles from San Diego Zoo.Stylish, contemporary rooms provide minibars and free Wi-Fi, as well as cable/satellite TV, iPod docks and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add living rooms and city views. Room service is available.Amenities include a stylish rooftop terrace with a lively restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool and weekend DJs. There’s also a polished steakhouse and a 24/7 fitness center. Valet parking is available. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have TVs
  • Walking distance to Petco Park and The New Children’s Museum
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly and professional
  • Guests mentioned “nightlife” 11 times
  • Guests liked the terrace
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers


My wife & I stayed at the Andaz as part of our honeymoon, and I was blown away with the attention to detail, respect for loyalty, and luxury Hyatt has created hereIt started at check in with a great, responsive front desk & valet team Offered a free alcoholic beverage

Of all the hotels we stayed at during our honeymoon, this was the only one who did something special (and left us an entire bottle of champagne!) The room we stayed in was spacious and on the top floor Rooftop is beautiful and gives great views of the city (great place to get some work done during the day)The two cons people mention is the noise & the parking cost The location is essentially the cause of both of these, so don’t go into it with false expectations You’re staying at one of the most expensive and popular parts of San Diego, right across from many popular bars (check out Coin-Op) Things were loud, particularly on the weekends, but the hotel gives you a white noise machine and ear plugs Bars get quiet around 10-11 on weekdays and 12-1 on weekends, but we’re night owls and weren’t bothered much The hotel is a sexy (shower had a glass viewing wall into the bedroom), modern place to spend a few nights around a popular nightlife district — not a family-centered, quiet part of town

Ashish Lal

We had a great stay at the Andaz All of the staff were really attentive, friendly, and professional The rooftop was a nice place to start or end your day with pretty good drinks (esp for a hotel bar)

The room and bathroom were comfortable and clean They also treat World of Hyatt members well The biggest downside was the noise at night due to the hotel’s location It’s located in Gaslamp and the bars around the hotel blast music very loud

Michael Anders

The good: centrally located, friendly manager to help address issuesThe bad: First room the A/C was broken and the fans sounded like birds chirping, second room was the loudest street noise I’ve ever heard from a hotel room It was on the 5th floor so I can only imagine how loud it would be on the lower floors You know your windows don’t insulate any noise at all when they need to offer ear plugs in every room

And yes, is the part of the city busy and loud? Of course it is But I live in a loud part of San Francisco and my windows actually insulate noise well It is possible to do if you have good windowsThird room I was moved to was a handicapped room That’s fine I guess, I needed a quiet place to stay with a functioning A/C (I know, so much to ask for) But in that room, the shower didn’t have hot water for 15 minutes so they had to repair that tooAll in all, this was far from a luxury hotel experience The manager Emelina was very nice and tried to make the most of these bad circumstances But the hotel is in need of some major upgrades and is far from the Hyatt standard I am used to

2. Pendry San Diego (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 550 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 738-7000
  • Ratings: 4.6 (1281 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Pendry San Diego
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale lodging offering refined rooms & suites, plus a rooftop pool, a gym & 6 bars & restaurants.

About this hotel

Set in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this upscale hotel is a 5-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center and 1 mile from the USS Midway Museum.Airy, refined rooms have ocean-inspired color schemes and high-end linens, plus minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgraded rooms have city views and stylish bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers. Luxe suites add wet bars and sitting areas, and some have kitchens, dining areas and separate living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.Amenities include 6 bars and restaurants, ranging from casual to posh, as well as a rooftop pool, a fitness center and a spa. Event facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to Petco Park and The New Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Grace Tyminski

Stayed here last weekend (& during the padres v dodgers game)The hotel is lovely – there are many restaurant options which are all good The pool is lovely too but does get very busy

Reasons for 3 stars:1 The gluten free pizza was served to us twice at Provisional brunch and it was still raw both times2 There was a pool party on Sunday which was super pretentious and cheap Unfortunately that ruined the pool vibe for us3 The steam room is unavailable to hotel guests unless you have a treatment booked If you want to use it without a treatment, there is a steep charge!4 Despite having an amazing room, there weren’t any perks5 The vibe and crowd at Oxford Social was also weird and felt like a strip clubOverall we did have a lovely time but worth noting the aboveLocation: If you are going to a Petco park game then this hotel is excellently located If you are not and there is a game on – then it can be overwhelming

DC Guy

So glad I booked this hotel! First and foremost, the best part of staying here are the people Everyone is so friendly, helpful and professional Justin the concierge was especially excellent

He guided me to the best parts of town, helped me get a rental car, book restaurants, and find the best beaches Very friendly and incredibly effective Douglas the concierge was also wonderful to work withThe rooms are well appointed with soft sheets, great coffee, and a firm mattress, which was the best part Make sure to ask for a Bay-Facing room Hotel is well appointed, some great design details Food at all their restaurants was excellent and service (except for one morning breakfast) was outstandingI would say this is a very nice hotel, but not a luxury hotel Partly because of its location in the gas lamp district which is pretty run down/decaying these days and party because parts of the hotel need some updatingThe pool area is in need of new furniture and a remodel of the pool and jacuzzi I was disappointed to see the pool area selling areas for non-guests to sit and lounge for a fee There was a group of tweens and teenagers when i first arrived who were loud and acting inappropriately for a place like of this caliberupon asking, I was told they purchased a lounge area for the day and were not staying at the hotel Only guests should be allowed to use the pool area, in my opinionI would also suggest more sophisticated music in the pool area, something upbeat but not “club” orientedthanks again

Richard Jaffe

Friendly staff Clean Great location in gas lamp district

Lots of restaurants Close to Petco stadium Special shout out to Christian at front door who exhibited outstanding kindness welcomed advice and communicated extraordinary respect He definitely exudes a wonderful face for the hotel Made me feel like I was the only guest here

3. THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in the lively Gaslamp Quarter and overlooking San Diego Bay, this upscale hotel dating from 1910 is a mile from the USS Midway Museum, and 2 miles from the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park.Featuring Empire-style furnishings, the elegant rooms provide Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Suites add living areas. Upgraded suites have dining areas; bi-level suites offer balconies with bay views. There’s also a penthouse with panoramic city views. Room service is available 24/7.Amenities include a polished restaurant and a sophisticated cocktail lounge, as well as a 24-hour gym and 33,000 sq ft of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min walk to The New Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the polished restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Chandelier” 10 times
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jay B

This is by far our best experience At first it was kind of hard to find the lobby and the hotel was more secure than other hotels we’ve stayed in, but there was a purpose to that which you’ll learn about if you do the guided tour at the hotel concierge desk Our room was not that big but the beds are very comfortable

This hotel is very rich in history Highly recommended to experience this history for yourself and your family Even the kids really enjoyed the guided tour, it was very informative Our tour guide knew a lot about this hotel We will definitely come back again in the future

Rolando Jaimez

Loved this place Get ready to be treated with excellent service The rooms are well designed

Enjoyed the comfortable bed and the bathroom was very clean There is only valet parking on site It is located within walking distance to many restaurants The food at the restaurant was delicious Bagel in the morning with coffee was a great way to start the day

Ashlee Hathaway

We stayed here during Comic Con 2022 and had a wonderful time The hotel itself is gorgeous Everyone that we encountered that worked there were so nice and helpful

We had a really great breakfast one morning and enjoyed the lounge in the eveningThe hotel itself was situated close to everything in the Gaslamp and about 15 minute walk to the convention center There were also a few cafes really close for a quick breakfast on our way in the morningThe hotel was so nice to come back to each night It was quiet and the room was so comfortable The bed was amazing and I loved the toiletriesI would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat

4. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 564-3333
  • Ratings: 4.3 (7011 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bayside lodging with a waterfront pool, a spa & refined dining, plus 165,000 sq ft of meeting space.

About this hotel

Across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, this polished 30-story convention hotel overlooking San Diego Bay is a 7-minute walk from Petco Park, home of the Padres baseball team, and 10 minutes’ walk from the historic Gaslamp Quarter.Airy rooms offer bay and city views, plus flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee). Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas.There’s an upscale restaurant offering innovative global dishes, as well as a sports bar, a coffee shop, and a waterfront bar with a terrace. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness center, and an outdoor saltwater pool with views of the bay, plus 165,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • Some guests disliked the unclean bathrooms and others complained about the showers
  • 7 min walk to Petco Park
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Footbridge” 16 times
  • Guests praised the bay and city views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Mini Rag

It is hard to beat the location of the hotel Right at the waterfront, with a spectacular view all around The hotel looks new, well maintained

The rooms are a good size, quite The beds feels old, mine were slanted My one complaint was the shower is slow, and it takes a while to finish The AC on the other hand works perfectlyThe team running the hotel is great

John S

A couple shots of and from the place But this was probably one of the most convenient hotels I’ve ever stayed in You’re able to walk to and from very easily and they have a bunch of great food and drink options right at the hotel

One weird thing was, water was not free unless you bring an empty water bottle and use one of their refill stations near the bathrooms on the main level but they do not provide water in the roomsOther than that it’s a great place to stay The pool was great and all the food we had “on campus” was delicious, especially for a hotel There is a daily destination fee that they charge but that provides you a $15 credit that can be used at the hotels restaurants and convenience store It also include a free 1 hour bike or kayak rental from the place a few minutes down the boardwalk AND a daily free shuttle ride to and from Coronado Beach

Eva Garcia

Very nice clean hotel The bed was very comfy I loved the pool and elevators

AC worked really well Good walking distance to Gaslamp Quarter and stadium The only down side was all the additional fees I had to pay There is a fee for parking at hotel you already pay a good amount of money to stay at, the parking should be included with your stay

5. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a striking modern building overlooking San Diego Bay, this polished hotel is a 7-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center and 2.9 miles from the San Diego Zoo.Airy rooms feature city or bay views, plus flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Wi-Fi is available (fee). Some rooms have access to a club lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas and balconies.The property offers 3 restaurants serving American, Asian and Mexican cuisine, as well as a spa, a 24/7 fitness center, and an outdoor pool with a bar. Other amenities include a 446-slip boat marina and meeting/event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the furniture
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Walking distance to The New Children’s Museum and Seaport Village
  • Guests praised the service but some complained about the room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 42 times
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Mama_ KT_

Beautiful hotel and a wonderful staff If you’re considering grabbing a bottle of wine from their convince area save yourself the money and go to Ralph’s (walking distance) They didn’t have price tags on their wine, but it was $45 per bottle that I got

The breakfast buffet was delicious I love a good omelet station Plenty to choose from Staff in here was super nice and helpful Outside seating was a little chilly and the put the heaters on for usThe view from the 21st floor is incredible! Pool is heated, but was still too chilly for my little one She was happy to check out the hot tub Love love love the fire pit tables around the pool for the end of the dayFree charging for electric vehicles, but there are only 4 stalls It’s a slow charger so it took about 9+ hours for us to get a full chargeGreat location, plenty of things in walking distance!

Tim Mallett

I enjoyed my stay at the Marriott Marquis The room was comfortable and clean My view was great

The food at my convention and the breakfast buffet were delicious I was very pleased with the late check out I was granted Lastly, the gentleman at the shoeshine station was very kind and did a nice job on my shoes I highly recommend him

Bill B.

Great location for attending conferences at San Diego Convention Center Convenient to Seaport Village and harbor activities Nice view from room

I recommend rooms that face the harbor as the street side can be noisy if you’re a light sleeper As for service, the staff were very good except for when I asked that the dirty a/c filter be changed in the room on Saturday and had to ask again on Monday when it was finally done

6. Britt Scripps Manor (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 406 Maple St, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Phone: (619) 795-2937
  • Ratings: 4.3 (75 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Britt Scripps Manor
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Restored historic 1887 house offering 7 lavish rooms reservable for weddings & events only.

About this hotel

In Bankers Hill, this circa-1887 restored Victorian hotel is 2 blocks from Balboa Park, 2 miles from the bustling Gaslamp Quarter and a mile from the nearest tram stop.Individually decorated rooms in the main house and cozy carriage house have ornate period furnishings. They feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screens with DVD players, plus en suite bathrooms with claw-foot tubs, Jacuzzis or rainfall showerheads. Some also offer balconies, porches and/or sea views.Amenities include complimentary breakfast and parking. A landscaped garden offers a furnished terrace.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Balboa Park and the San Diego Museum of Man
  • 8 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Zachary Nabors

First off, the price per night is nowhere near the service you can expect The rates are about double the price of a 4 or 5 star hotel in the heart of downtown SDBoth nights my room was so hot that I had to sleep with the windows open which is pretty unacceptable, as the staff, who is nowhere to be found, was well aware the AC was not working before our stay, yet never informed us until we were finally able to find someone to tell them that the room was over 90 degrees the entire stay

Nonetheless, you are better off staying elsewhere like an actual 4 or 5 star hotel for half the rates you they are charging and can expect to receive way better service

Nicole Quirk

We LOVED having our wedding here I spent more hours on the knot than I want to admit looking for a place that was more special than just another hotel or golf course wedding This was a new venue so it was hidden in the results but I’m sooo glad we found it

Ben was super helpful in working with our budget so that we could could have our dream dayNoban cooked “some of the best salmon I have had in my life” as my husband told everyone Our guests all raved about the food- and they had a personal server for us that night so we actually got to eat the food!Aly was beyond organized and on top of everything She took care of everything and did it in such a composed manor that she calmed me of any stress I might haveBernie is the best He took care of us and our overnight guests and always had a smile on his face He was sooo helpful in our set up and preparations the day before and cleaning up the day afterThe venue itself is amazing The details that went into the remodel are really impressive A lot of time and love were put into this house and it shows Having the house all weekend was just the best We had our rehearsal there the day before with a taco stand and got to spend the evening with our close family relaxing and enjoying time together I got to sleep in and roll out of bed and up to the 3rd floor’s secret room behind the bookshelf to get my hair and makeup done I already felt comfortable in the house and it kept my stress level so low It was great that after the wedding we could hang around with our family and not worry about packing up or forgetting things there because we could deal with it all the next dayI cannot begin to express how perfect of a venue this is They take care of you and really allow you to enjoy your day at such a special and unique place

Roy Lancaster

We can’t thank The Britt Scripps Manor in San Diego, CA enough for the most incredible wedding day My wife and I wanted an intimate Victorian themed wedding and a murder mystery rehearsal dinner In 3 months, this team put together our murder mystery rehearsal dinner, 50-person ceremony/reception and executed it flawlessly

We are SO happy with the choice we made hosting our special day there! Our wedding was nothing short of “happily ever after” with the breathtaking backdrop of the tree overlooking the manor All of our family and friends who attended absolutely loved it They raved about the picturesque ceremony site, the glamorous and classy interior, the delicious food, our signature drinks, the friendly service and the overall ambiance Working with both the management and the crew was fine We couldn’t have been more pleased with the incredible service provided by Louisa, the coordinator, Keegan, the property manager, and Jesse, the chef I felt completely at ease with Louisa being in charge of our entire event from start to finish Their whole team put our dream wedding together in 3 months They answered all of my questions thoroughly and in a timely manner I can’t recommend her and the Britt Scripps Manor enough! Thank you for making our special day a memory we will treasure for a lifetime!

7. The Westin San Diego Bayview (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a tree-lined street, this sleek hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter is 2 miles from San Diego International Airport, 17 minutes’ walk from the San Diego Convention Center and a mile from baseball games at Petco Park.Casual rooms with city views feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, plus minibars. Suites add Bose sound systems, iPod docks, and living rooms with sofabeds, and some also have dining areas.There’s a relaxed restaurant, a cafe and a lobby bar, as well as a rooftop pool, a gym and an airport shuttle. Parking and spa treatments are available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to The New Children’s Museum and the USS Midway Museum
  • 9 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but outdated
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests liked the relaxed restaurant
  • Guests mentioned concierges 26 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Desiree Rushton

We loved our stay here! The front desk employees were polite and efficient The room was clean and such a comfortable bed! Someone had found my wallet on the street and the head of security held it until he could get in contact with me And if you go to the bar, ask for Paul!!! We ended every evening having a drink at the bar with him

He’s an excellent bar tender It was a great place to stay while hanging out in the city

Avery A

We really enjoyed our stay here Not really kid friendly, more geared toward that traveling professional Nonetheless, my 4yr old had fun here

Front staff was nice and friendly, as were their security Lobby was nice and spacious My daughter enjoyed going to the second level and watching everyone from above Our room was basic, yet comfortable and suited our needs Bathroom was small, but its not like we hung out in thereWe really enjoyed the hotel restaurant/bar, and so did a lot of other travelers It got busy later than I expected, like around 9pm Keep that in mind if you get hungry and decided to order here From observation, it looks like it took awhile for the food to come out, but everyone did show up at almost the same time The chocolate cake was okay if you are craving something sweet Of course there are restaurants close by, if you are looking for other fareOverall, a nice place to stay if you’re in the downtown area


Beautiful hotel in a great area but don’t expect any hospitality Trying to get toiletries brought up to my room is an absolute hassle The coffee shop employees are more concerned with keeping the beverages stocked than actually serving customers

And good luck with the shuttle service A couple of the drivers aren’t exactly the most pleasant people to encounter 300 bucks a night I definitely did not get what I paid forQuestion: why is it so difficult to get a shuttle ride to the airport?? The front desk won’t schedule it The drivers aren’t nice about it I don’t get why it’s so difficult I’m giving you guys 300 bucks a night Least you could do is give me a ride to the airport without the hassle

8. The Sofia Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 234-9200
  • Ratings: 4.1 (1395 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Sofia Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant rooms with microwaves & minifridges, plus a 24/7 gym, an American bistro & a yoga studio.

About this hotel

Set in a 1926 gothic-revival building in the lively Gaslamp Quarter, this refined, historic hotel is a 6-minute walk from the San Diego Opera.Elegant rooms feature designer toiletries, desks, and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add extra living space, rich decor and whirlpool tubs. Wi-Fi is included as part of the daily resort fee, and in-room spa services are available for an additional charge. Room service is offered.Amenities include a 24-hour gym, a yoga studio, and a chic American brasserie with an elegant dining room and an outdoor terrace.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small
  • Walking distance to The New Children’s Museum and the USS Midway Museum
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “yoga” 40 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

D Burley

Service was excellent, and everything was clean The fossils were a lovely touch The lobby as beautiful with many suitable places to sit

Parking is available at an extra $40 a day, and the lot is very small, but convenientThe halls are dimly lit, and some of the information on amenities is not up to date (although the discrepancies I found were positive ones, with more extras than expected)The rooms are very small, though they have still outfitted them with all the furniture one expects I shared a room with two beds with one person, and while that was doable, 4 people would have struggled The shower was unusual and drained poorly, but again, the service was good, including the maid serviceThe elevator is comically small, which is to be expected in a historic hotel, but was still surprising The stairs are amply large, well lit, and in good orderThe area is under construction and there are limited food options immediately adjacent to the hotel, but many a block or two away

Pete DeGroote

We came to San Diego for a conference, the room is perhaps smaller than other hotels bit it is neat tidy and everything is where you would expect it My only complaint and it is a small one is there is now shower curtain and the shower stall only has a partial divider which means the floor in front of the toilet gets wet when you showerThe staff was exceptionally friendly at the front desk

Very smooth check in and answered any questions we hadThe area is very convenient, just a short walk to the gaslight district, the convention centre and a short drive from the airportI definitely recommend this hotel and would return in the future

Shün Kanazawa

The hotel is nice classic and antique atmosphere The room is also and I loved the roomSuper convenient location close to all the stations

:)Their small fitness room is 24 hour open and it was cleanBreakfast place in the hotel was closed during the pandemic they said but there are some options really close to the hotel

9. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 8, this straightforward hotel is 1 mile from El Cajon Transit Center, 6 miles from live entertainment at Mt. Helix Park and 18 miles from the San Diego Zoo.The airy, relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus soundproof windows, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms with sofabeds.Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a restaurant, plus a fitness center. Event space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 14 min drive to the Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 21 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has free weights and weight machines
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Alondra Rodriguez

My family of four and I were pleased with our stay here, located right by Mainstreet Walking around and finding a great place to eat and shop nearby was excellent The police station is the building’s neighbor, so it felt secure to walk at night

The staff is amicable! The pool was always at a warm temperature, and we enjoyed that while out on a night swim Beautiful Patio next to the pool as well

Natalia Jeanie

Love this place The staff are always extremely polite, courteous and more than helpful I wish the house keeping staff spoke a lock of English bc it’s really frustrating when they’re the only ones available and they have absolutely no idea what it is that you’re asking for or needing

The communication barrier is a huge road block and very unfortunate other than that very clean, great breakfast and free parking!

10. Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary suburban hotel is 2.6 miles from Qualcomm Stadium (Chargers football) and 10 miles from Petco Park (Padres baseball); it’s 8.5 miles from the San Diego Zoo, 8.5 miles from historic Old Town and 9.2 miles from the University of San Diego.Subdued rooms have work desks, pull-out sofas, cable TV and free WiFi; suites have minifridges and microwaves. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.A restaurant/lounge serves breakfast and American and Southwest cuisine for dinner; kids 12 and under eat free. There’s also room service, parking (fee), an outdoor pool, a fitness room and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 9 min drive to the Mission San Diego de Alcalá
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional and friendly
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 45 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeffrey Davis

Well I don’t know where to start Came in from out of town to just get awayWe called customer service to go to the Hilton on Mission Valley by the mall and as we drove to the location given it was mission valley stadium and did not match the pictures

As we checked in the front desk told us immediately if we switched hotels we still will be charged for three days because we needed to give 24 hours Mind you the reservation was made the same day Not understanding why a simple switch could not be made as we noticed a whole homeless camp in the back parking lot Called customer or corporate line to ask if we could switch and the customer service agent said why did we choose this hotel and not what we wanted as we explained to her we are from out of town and did not know we would of been deceived After telling us she needed to hear the tape to see if we made the mistake or the employee made the mistake Agent was rude and only listened to provide a response and not one of a customer service agent When asked if we could speak to her manager she replied she doesn’t have a manager as we called the top leave of service for Hilton and she was the boss My reply everyone answers to someone and she said she was the top and will send us an investigation As we were on the phone my husband noticed Hilton deducted 202200 from his credit card This was mentioned to top level phone agent and her reply was that wasn’t her concern as she is only focusing if we made the mistake of choosing the wrong hotel We immediately called front desk to make them aware and a male staff member hung up after being confronted about that amount and we called back and a female staff member acknowledged she was aware and they are working on it and it will be refunded in 24 hours 2 days later money was not returned and we were quoted 59400 There were no light bulbs in two of the lamps and a light bulb missing on one of mini reading lamps We don’t smoke and it reeked of stale cigarettes There was dried blood on the sheets Also we had to call the front desk to ask for new wash clothes and clean sheets as no one bothered to clean our room Tomorrow is our check out 4/21/2922 just in case there is a lie to justify the stealing of 2 grand Very disappointed in how this makes the Hilton name to become tarnished

Jill Galbraith

I am giving 4 stars because the good outweighs the badNear many restaurants and stores The only disabled parking spot they have is large

Extremely helpful staff, especially midnight clerk and GM Good food at the restaurant Putting restaurant tab on hotel bill was extremely convenient Nice selection in the store Clean in the common areas and rooms Nice amenities in rooms and lobby The pool was beautiful and the workout room was excellent and very well equipped The guest safes were convenient and a lifesaverHuge homeless camp behind hotel, so tons of foot traffic through the driveway Delivery trucks block driveway throughout the day No coffee available after 10am No lunch at restaurantLots of small things broken in the rooms, but manager took the problems seriously and repairs were made promptly Minor issue with one of the elevators, and the ice machine on the 2nd floor is broken, loud and leakingWe would definitely stay again due to the staff’s commitment to our comfort, convenience, and security

San Xiong

This is the worst Hilton in San Diego, CA The way they took the angle of the hotel looks clean and big but once we arrived, the area is a dump, squash between Jack in the Box like this hotel was in the back alley

in which it is On the outside parking in the rear, you will see homeless encampment It is not safe and be aware that the camera inside the garage only have one view take and make sure you park once you enter the garageif you go further to where you are heading out, there is no camera in which that the camera angle only the entrance and not the other side The elevator and the hallway to any floors smell and has no air condition No complimentary breakfast in which they will charge you $2100 per person We told the front desk, we do not want serviceand they come anyway This place only looks good in the front main entrance to check in but the room are terriblepower outlet do not work, no fan vent in the restroom, and trust methey will try to charge you extra fees Parking is $1500 a night but you see other encampment RV park inside and they did not even care We only put friend family pet in the room for a min of 30 minutes and were charge $7500 for a service fee Stay away from this place and rent the one by the waterfront Other customer that slept during those days we stay said their bathroom was clogged and none of the maintenance did not care We have pay a premium during our stay in July of 2022and it was the worst stay At least have a security on duty patrolling the parking Have extra hotel luggage cart We have ask many time and they said they do not have it, in which we found out they only have 3 cart throughout the hotel in which we were lucking that one of the customer gave it to us down in the basement parking I would not come back to this placeI have seen many customer just walk across the alley to other restaurant to buy breakfast every morning It is a sad location and they need to disclose it online so everyone should be aware of booking it Be aware, check Google map 3d and you will thank me! Going back to lower end of other hotel that offer better service, complimentary, and care about customer spending these nights there

11. InterContinental San Diego, an IHG Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set a block from the Embarcadero and San Diego Bay, this contemporary upscale hotel is 2 miles from the museums and zoo in Balboa Park, and 3 miles from San Diego International Airport.The sleek rooms come with flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemakers, and minibars, plus safes and Wi-Fi (fee). Some feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering bay views. Suites include living rooms, wet bars and dining areas.Amenities include a steakhouse, an international restaurant and a 12,000-sq-ft ballroom, as well as a pool. Breakfast and parking are offered for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • Walking distance to the USS Midway Museum and Seaport Village
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the international restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a bay” 34 times
  • Guests praised the bay views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Roger Aba

This is a really nice hotel! Kinda of confusing as the check in is on the 3rd floor, so had to unload and then go upstairs to check in But the staff made it easy and the valets didn’t give me hard time- Great location

– Good food near by and in the hotel- My boys and I went swimming at their poolrooms were spacious and comfortable Showers/bathroom was great!

Liuyi Zhu

Far from providing the service its price says Very disappointing Would give it 3

5 starsOverall, the building, renovation, and location are nice, ~4 stars, but the technology and service are far behind, ~2-3 starsFor the price, you could live somewhere much better We came for a great stay and a great experience, and I genuinely hope IHG takes that into accountPro: nice furniture and great view- furniture new- room clean- convenient location, nice view- some staff are really helpfulCon: bad service and very mediocre experience- asked concierge for shampoo, took ~20+ minutes, made 3 calls???- need to insert the room key to get electricity… we are at 2022- very limited toiletries, only one tiny bottle of body wash and one tiny bottle of conditioner (why??) not even shampoo and face wash??- scan QR code for menus, very inconvenient- paid and overpriced mini bar, with only two small bottles of welcome water- fridge = mini bar no place for food

12. Barona Resort & Casino (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale casino hotel is 2 miles from Barona Cultural Center & Museum and 11 miles from El Cajon Mountain.Traditional rooms offer free Wi-Fi and desks, and suites add separate living spaces. In-room spa treatments and 24-hour room service are available.The casino features gaming tables, plus 2,000 slots and video poker machines. Other amenities include a spa, a seasonal outdoor pool, an exercise room and a golf course. There are several casual and fine dining restaurants, as well as a business center and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to Barona Cultural Center & Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Food court”, mentioned 221 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Albert Perez

They went all out to create a beautiful hotel and casino that would not only satisfy locals but those with above average taste The design of the buildings are very elegant and the property layout is well planned Service was of a very high standard

The moment you turn into the property, you are greeted by a guard waving and welcoming you, Valet is available or feel free to find your own parking spot There are plenty of spaces due to the size of the property A walk through the hotel on the second floor takes you to the casino entrance Everything was very clean and the casino is non smoking Plenty of beverage carts to serve you as well I wasn’t so lucky today so I did lose some money but I had fun trying to win

Justin M

Stayed three nights here and loved it! The resort has beautiful grounds, including a couple nice large ponds to sit by and watch the wildlife, a large walk-through rose garden, old farm equipment, and moreOur room was on the first floor and had a nice patio We could walk right from our room in the morning and drink coffee by the pond with the ducks

The employees were all very nice and accommodating The room was large and cleanLots of restaurant and food optionsWe did lose everything we brought for gambling, but the casino is huge and has lots of slotsWe will definitely be back!

Renae Flack

We always enjoy going to Barona and have been treated like family there for years The staff is wonderful The hotel is really nice

The food is very good, especially excellent in the steakhouse We love the Indian frybread in the cafe! We especially appreciate that they are staying smoke free in the casino It makes the time playing in the casino so much more pleasant It’s our “go to” place in the San Diego area

13. Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking San Diego bay and a 10-minute walk from the Coronado Ferry Landing, this upscale resort and spa is 6 miles from Balboa Park.Bright rooms feature balconies with bay, resort or bridge views. They have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus desks, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas. Suites offer separate living areas and additional TVs.A sophisticated Californian restaurant has outdoor seating with resort views, along with a cafe and bar serving snacks. There’s also a fitness center, 3 outdoor pools, a hot tub and a spa, as well as a business center and 25,000 sq. ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Coronado Beach
  • Guests praised the large rooms but some thought they were unclean
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Bike rental” 14 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Joe Cuevas

Great location with some of the best views around Beautifully landscaped and very well maintained Service and staff was mostly top notch as they were very friendly

One of the staff went as far as to even get me an iced tea when there was none in the area of the hotel I was sitting at Only exception for rating 4 stars on service is that one of the cleaning carts was blocking my exit from the room on the day of check-out (cleaning crew was next door) Also would say that the rooms are very nice, spacious, and well maintained; however my couch had some small stains on them The color almost blended in One of the towels that is used for the floor just outside the shower area also had a stain on it Another reason for the 4 star rating as a 5 star rating hotel would catch these things I would definitely come back to visit for a vacation with my family I trust Marriott hotels and their standards seem to be high and consistent no matter where in the world I have stayed with them

Denise Kelly

This is solidly a 45/ star hotel The service was excellent all around, from check-in, restaurant, pool bar, valet and concierge

The rooms were clean We stayed in a resort view room, which overlooked the wellness center If I were to return, I’d choose a water/pool view Hotel is great for families The location on the island is the only negative It’s the quieter side with less things to do Overall great hotel and great value

madeline & jonathan

My wife and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Coronado Island Marriott We give our highest recommendation to this hotel and venue Every step of the way, the hotel event staff made us feel cared for and valued, and they were very on top of the details of coordinating our event

Our wedding day itself was just magical They made sure that everything was ready for all our vendors We had our wedding in an outdoor tent, which was just beautiful The food was incredible, people keep telling us how delicious our food was The event staff also were so attuned to our needs during the event, even bringing me additional entree after I finished mine (I didn’t know a second one was even an option) There really aren’t enough positive things I can say about the Coronado Island Marriott My wife and I would choose this venue again and again, and we look forward to visiting in the future to re-live our happy memories

14. San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off I-805 and a 9-minute walk from the Rio Vista Trolley Station, this modern hotel is 6 miles from the San Diego Zoo and 7 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.The contemporary rooms have 42-inch flat-screens with premium channels, coffeemakers, Wi-Fi (fee) and balconies with city or pool views. Club-level rooms grant access to a lofted lounge with free continental breakfast and evening appetizers.A stylish restaurant has a chic bar/lounge and serves American cuisine. There’s an outdoor pool with private cabana seating and a hot tub. Other amenities include a fitness room, a business center and 28,000 sq. ft. of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • 8 min drive to the Mission San Diego de Alcalá
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the stylish restaurant
  • Guests mentioned concierges 13 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers


Excellent Marriott property and well maintained All staff very friendly and helpful Nice common areas and lots of

places to sit and relax throughout the property Pool was nice with plenty of chairs, towels and was very clean Front desk staff including the manager were extremely accommodating to me and very professional I arrived very early in the morning and didn’t expect to be able to check in, but just asked to be able to check in whenever they had something available They were so accommodating and actually found a room within the hour around 10am Awesome!! Great thing is this Marriott had the Elite lounge open and well stocked drinks and snacks Complementary breakfast daily as well Nice touch was a seltzer bar in the lounge with coffee and tea machine as well Only negative here is the rooms have hardwood floors that are not kept clean Not sure if they don’t have the correct vacuum cleaners or what, but the floors had other people’s hair all over the place It was pretty gross actually and my socks were covered with debris from the floor Walls had blood splattered on themas well Low pile rugs are a better option and easier to vacuum using the upright vacuum they use Anyway, I would still recommend this hotel, but just beware that you must wear slippers or setting on your feet at all times in the room unless you want other people’s hair on your feet!

Mariam Benjamin

We stayed here for the first time last weekend and we were very pleasantly surprised how much we loved it The rooms were clean and great The staff was super friendly! While we ate breakfast there, a couple of the staff members really stood out

We were greeted by Dee and we watched as she chatted and made sure all the guests were happy and enjoying their meals Our server was JC and he was excellent Let’s not forget the front desk either They were all super helpful Especially Anna! We will be coming back very soon!!!

Jay Akhtar

Our stay was good and could have been better for 5 starsHere are few things that can be improved:- no room service done even after requesting a day in advance It was done later after when we came back and had to call front desk multiple times- after room service was done, coffee supplies were not refilled- used glasses were not replaced- trash from the bin was not removed- no chairs in the balcony- lastly not a deal breaker but a hot tub around the pool was missing

15. Omni San Diego Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 675 L St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 231-6664
  • Ratings: 4.5 (3117 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Omni San Diego Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Warm rooms & suites in a high-end hotel offering a refined restaurant & a bar, plus an outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Connected to Petco Park baseball stadium via a walkway, this upmarket hotel in the lively Gaslamp Quarter is 13 minutes’ walk from San Diego Bay, 7 minutes on foot from the nearest trolley stop, and a 4-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center.Warm rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows feature Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some add bay views. Suites have separate living rooms; upgraded suites offer balconies and kitchenettes. Room service is available.There’s a refined restaurant, and a lobby bar serving coffee and wine, plus a 6th-floor terrace with an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a seasonal bar. There’s also a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Petco Park and The New Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms but some complained about the furniture
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bay views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • The hotel has childcare

Feedback From Real Customers

Emily Long

I had a lovely 5 day stay here for a conference Very convenient location, close to convention center, gaslamp district and Trolley stops right in frontMy room on the upper floor had incredible views

Bed was super comfortable and the linens and everything felt very clean All the staff I interacted with were super friendly and helpful Great stay and would definitely stay again!

Welt Reisender

The staff were all very nice and attentive We asked the valet for recommendations on the local sights and sounds They were always enthusiastic and we went to a few spots they recommended and they were spot on

Front desk crew were always friendly and we felt like even though it’s a large resort, the staff always made it feel like you were the only person staying there The room was nice and the view was beautiful The hotel has a bridge that connects to Petco Park stadium and it’s located in downtown across from the convention center It’s a nice place to come back to at the end of a long day of sight seeing I’d recommend staying here if you’re from out of townDefinitely will visit again!

Christina Bell

Amazing staff, so friendly, so quick to help, welcoming every time you enter Great poolside drinks and great bar staff It made our stay so comfortable and smooth

Never once did I encounter an attitude when my group had touristy questions They were all just a positive quick to help team so nice So glad we chose the hotel to stay at for my friend’s bachelorette weekend

16. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel next to Hazard Center mall and a San Diego Trolley stop is 2 minutes’ drive from Interstate 8, and 10 minutes’ drive from SeaWorld.All rooms offer contemporary decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add living areas with sleeper sofas, and some include whirlpool tubs. Some rooms and all suites add balconies.A chic cafe with an indoor fountain offers breakfast, and a casual restaurant serves lunch and dinner. There’s also a fitness center, and heated indoor and outdoor pools. Additional amenities include 25,000 sq ft of function space and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to Balboa Park
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Some guests disliked the minibars and others complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests liked “Fire pit”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lin Staley

I was fortunate enough to have the company I worked for put me up at this beautiful hotel for a business trip I was here for two days and enjoyed every minute of it First of all I love San Diego so this was a double plus for me

The staff here were unbeatable and went out of their way to make sure my stay was pleasant and to make sure I had everything I needed My room was very nice and the bed so comfortable I really enjoyed my stay and it didn’t feel like work, more like a mini vacation Thank you everyone there for all of your caring and hard work

Kobié Jacobs

First of all service here by the staff is tops Beyond professional they just really seem to care about your comfort and needs so are quick to respond to any requests or questions Hotel itself is very nice and clean

Rooms are comfortable Layout is easy to navigate Lobby decor is beautiful Just an overall elegant but comfy vibe Only reason for 4 stars is completely subjective I like a hotel with nice views My options seem to be a view overlooking the roof of the lobby and then the freeway or a shopping center There are restaurants, FedEx and other shops right off the second floor which is nice but the neighborhood isn’t very walkable Only other strike was that there was no mini fridge in the room which I thought was strange All minor issues in the end Room rate was surprisingly low compared to other options in the area for the quality I’ll definitely stay here again

regis kwong

Excellent hotel with great service Conveniently located in the mission Valley area surrounded with many great restaurants and shops The service is extraordinary and friendly

They were very accommodating on all our requests The rooms are clean and roomy The lobby has very good vibes buzzy with cool musics and people Facility is new with swimming pool and well equipped gymWith the hotel located right next to the major freeway, it’s easy to get to the hotel For people that are here on vacation, this is a great hotel stay in as it is very close to the beach, restaurants and all the attractions in San Diego without expensive costs associated with the bay and beach hotelsParking is $35 a night which is much cheaper than the other hotels

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