Locals are truly lucky to be living in America’s Finest City. For visitors, a taste of San Diego will be quite the adventure with lots of beautiful spots to see and do. The question that remains is, “Where to stay in this glorious city?” With so many luxury hotels in San Diego, choosing your place of residence while you’re in town can be as daunting as finding things-to-do.
The purpose of a hotel is generally to be a place to sleep and recharge for the night when the city takes its toll on its gracious tourists. There are many hotels in San Diego, so comparison is key to finding the one hotel that will make a stay more memorable than the norm. Amenities make all the difference for the choice of hotel people look for. What one hotel lacks, another hotel may have; what one offers may not tickle someone’s fancy as much as it may a different hotel. With these top-of-the-line hotels aiming to please, choosing your favorite will be hard to do …
Discover these pimped-out hotels with amazing amenities for your next San Diego vacation.
Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town
Talk about exclusivity. The Cosmopolitan Hotel is uniquely the only hotel in the Old Town San Diego Historic Park, offering only 10 rooms, designed with décor and furnishings of the 1870s period. Complete with a restaurant that understands the cuisine of those times, historic ingredients are used in a modern manner to recreate artful dishes. For a serious setting for a meeting or private gathering, Juan Bandini’s original 4-foot thick adobe walls will make sure no bandits pass through to gather secrets of this old-world frontier elegance. Guests can be prepared to be taken aback by the Victorian style guestrooms, restrooms, bar and lounge of the Cosmopolitan. On the second floor, they will find the veranda where a light stroll can take place, or relaxing by the window of the room to view the hustle and bustle of Old Town visitors will feel just fine. For more information, visit Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Hotel Parisi in La Jolla
In the heart of La Jolla, Hotel Parisi can be found on its 20,000-square-ft. sanctuary of zen ideals, incorporating Feng Shui throughout the design of the building with four crucial elements of life: earth, wind, fire and metal. The only boutique hotel to be considered holistic-inspired, Hotel Parisi is also eco-friendly with all intentions to stream a flow of positive energy for a serious retreat like no other. Not only is it surrounded by many shopping boutiques, the Pacific Ocean and La Jolla Village views embrace the hotel. In each room, guests can expect flat screen TV’s, free internet, Goose Feather down comforters, Egyptian Cotton linens, granite-accented bathrooms and exquisite custom-built furniture. Business travelers can make use of meeting spaces and web/video conferencing capability in any room stay. Mornings will be pleasant as guests can enjoy a complimentary European-style breakfast. But what Hotel Parisi would be known for will be its exclusive holistic menu of 40 different types of spa therapies and treatments, which are done in the privacy of your hotel room. For more information, visit Hotel Parisi.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado
For the ultimate busybody or activity-lover, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is upscale in its own respect to its action-oriented amenities. Options up for rental are bicycles, rollerblades, waverunners, sailboats, motorboats and paddleboats. Guests have access to a private 80-slip marina, direct route to Silver Strand State Beach, outdoor swimming pools, lighted bayside tennis courts and Organic Herb Garden. There’s a club dedicated to the kids, a Teen Lounge and Spa Room, an onsite surfing academy for surfing and stand up paddle lessons, Sea Spa and complete fitness center available with an aerobic studio for group and private lessons. The Gondola Company also guarantees a romantic cruise through nearby canals complete with a serenading gondolier. Talk about a fun-filled stay. For more information, visit Loews Coronado Bay Resort.
Omni Hotel in Downtown San Diego
As a luxury hotel tucked away in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Omni San Diego Hotel boasts 32-stories high and connects to PETCO Park stadium via skybridge, where the San Diego Padres play is all made easily accessible for Omni hotel guests. Omni won’t steer fitness junkies off track while they’re on their business trips, as it offers “Get Fit Kits” where it sets up top-of-the-line equipment in your own room for private workouts. Open year round, guests will enjoy the 8,000-square-foot terrace with its outdoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, stone fireplace and tanning deck. The kids were not neglected in fun, as each kid receives a backpack upon check-in that’s filled with games and books to keep kids minds’ stimulated. For groups meeting for business, Omni’s Sensational Meetings program creates the ideal environment for the goals of the meeting to deliver a sensory experience, with a theme of making the session more productive. For more information, visit Omni Hotel.
The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma
Reminiscent of simpler times with a glamorous touch, The Pearl Hotel has meshed the decade trending from the ‘60s to the ‘70s of the LA scene with a San Diego spin. Walk into the hotel and notice the vibrant colors that the contents inside its walls contain. Guestrooms are graced with lamps and unique lighting fixtures, while vintage-modern pieces furnish the place. Function and beauty mark the amenities offered here — polished chrome fixtures, cast-iron bathtubs, free Wi-Fi access, Roku Sound Bridge Radio, 32- or 42-inch LCD television sets and sturdy platform beds. One of the best views can be seen right from the room itself, with scenes of the busy pool scene. Every week, people can expect to have fun at the “cinema social” at its very own “Dive-In Theatre” by the lounge and poolside, where the Pearl Hotel’s snazzy collection of films are shown on the huge projection screen with full sound. For more information, visit The Pearl Hotel.
Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy
Unpretentious, to stay in Little Italy is a down-to-earth treat. The European Village feel outside also reflects what’s on the inside of Porto Vista — a classic ‘60s vintage and modern Mediterranean boutique hotel. The artsy city streets surrounding the hotel have plenty of little shops for exploration, leading to the harbor for more touring. In the middle of the Vibrant San Diego Art Scene, Porto Vista’s guestrooms will feel like a gallery with the Mediterranean lifestyle photos shot by John Trice and Adam Rowell on the walls. A part of the Porto Vista dedicates itself to the care of your pet, with special pet lodging and amenities for FiFi. The hotel’s very own Evolve Salon is available if guests need to get glammed up for a big night out. To feel even more in Italy, there is a Vespa store right upstairs with vintage models scattered throughout the hotel. After touring the beautiful city, the rooftop of the Porto Vista sets the atmosphere for Sunset Yoga for guests to unwind and free their souls. For more information, visit Porto Vista Hotel.
Sè San Diego Hotel in Downtown San Diego
Sè Hotel appeals to all the senses with its luxury textures, mixing in contemporary Asian influenced design. The extra touches make all the difference at this hotel. A personalized welcome is expected, and an optional hotel tour if it suits the mood. Premium in-room dining services are available 24 hours a day, but if staying in the room is too much, Suite & Tender restaurant inside the Se serves gourmet seafood and steak. For a breath of fresh air, check the rooftop level where Siren, a poolside bar complete with luxury sunbeds and cabanas, is located. Getting from A to B within three miles is easy with Luxury SUV transportation by the hotel. The business center is for complimentary use of self-service fax, copy and print services. Luxe Suites and Penthouses have private and spacious balconies like no other, and same-day 24-hour laundry, dry cleaning and pressing service make this one business-minded friendly hotel. Overnight shoeshine is complimentary, and laptop rentals are available upon request. Sè Hotel is often sought for business at ease with a luxurious flair. For more information, visit Se San Diego Hotel.
THE US GRANT HOTEL in Downtown San Diego
The US GRANT Hotel is one of the most iconic properties in San Diego, with its rich history and celebrity guest attendance. It’s an architecturally jaw-dropping experience, with grand interiors and even grander guestrooms. French and Native American art is featured in the guestrooms, and artist Yves Clement’s figurative drip-painting adorns the headboard. Within the cream walls, classic molding and Empire-style furnishings line the room, while the hard wood entry foyer lead guests to the marble baths. After playing with the imported amenities, plush robes and warm slippers lead guests on to the Luxury Collection bed set with Italian linens. One can expect a pleasant visual overload at the US GRANT with the hotel's timeless elegance of Art Deco-influenced design set-off with marble floors, plush couches and crystal chandeliers, all while reminding guests of past eras in a modern light. For unmatched fine dining, the Grant Grill restaurant serves up dishes and drinks. For more information, visit US GRANT.
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