Ah, San Diego, an absolute paradise for events like Comic-Con, endless beach relaxation, a slew of outdoor activities and a consistently warm climate. Just so you know, San Diego’s temperatures stick around 70 degrees, all year long. It goes without saying there are countless places to get Californian cuisine, and iconic sites like SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and LEGOLAND California add to the excitement. The San Diego Convention Center hosts a wide variety of events and is a stunning venue that sits near the San Diego Bay and amongst the expansive skyline. If you’re looking to visit, these hotels are not only proximal but amazing.
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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (Prices & Photos)
This is where the party is at—year-round events like Comic-Con parties and one heck of a Halloween celebration are hosted poolside and throughout the building. The posh decor creates an environment where you feel you might see an actual rock star. Swanky bars, a terrace pool and a full-service spa that provides VIP treatments like the Rock Spa Signature Massage, Celebrity Oxygen Facial, and Amped-Up Sugar Scrub, along with music vibration treatment meet all of our Hard Rock expectations.
Omni San Diego Hotel (Prices & Photos)
A sky bridge connects PETCO Field, the Padres baseball stadium, to the hotel, which is also conveniently situated directly across the street from the convention center. Perfect for baseball fans or folks attending big events, Omni fulfills the need for a solid hotel that makes us feel special—seriously, this chain hardly ever disappoints.
Pendry San Diego (Prices & Photos)
Southern California meets modern chic inside Pendry, and the rooftop pool lined with private cabanas is where we all want to spend summer. At least indulge in breakfast at Provisional if you can’t dine at the other five onsite restaurants, which are all above expectation. If you’re going to burn some calories in the state of the art workout room, get there early because it fills up quickly in the morning. Situated in the quieter area of the Gaslamp District, this is a great place to wind down.
Kimpton Solamar Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Slightly influenced by Spain, this architecturally and decoratively stunning hotel is merely .2 miles from the convention center. Keeping up with the awesome pool trend of the city, Kimpton Solomar houses a vibrant rooftop retreat worthy of the most notable celebs, and you of course. Complimentary wine and beer are served at a lovely reception every day from 5pm to 6pm. Also conveniently located near the trolley stop, it’s a breeze getting around.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Prices & Photos)
You’ll swoon over the pool area, which is a tropical oasis with a resort style pool reminiscent of those in the Bahamas. Being right on the water is a huge bonus, and it’s simply relaxing to watch boats trail in at night. Overall, the two tower campus with top-notch amenities is very impressive.
Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The fun outdoor design with bursts of yellow and blue just says “San Diego”—it’s a quirky yet elegant place to kick back, maintaining that boutique style we all love to find. StayPineapple is so cute and they really focus on adorable details that take a stay to the next level. Attention to details makes this place downright pleasant.
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter (Prices & Photos)
Another hotel in the historic portion of San Diego, Hotel Indigo is up on its outdoor lounging game. Four thousand square feet of green space is at guest’s fingertips—that’s just on the roof! The lovely outdoor space is incomparable to most, as one can enjoy lush foliage while experiencing sky high views with a drink from the bar.
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (Prices & Photos)
The convention center is just a pleasant half mile walk away from Manchester Grand Hyatt’s spectacular bayfront structures, with a pool fit for a Greek goddess. Try to snag a room with a four-sectioned picture window facing the water, then head to Top of the Hyatt for evening drinks and a twinkling skyline backdrop. The Marylin Monroe Spa compliments everything extravagant and lavish about this hotel.
Wyndham Harbor Lights (Prices & Photos)
The loft style of this lodging option blends seamlessly into downtown San Diego. The location and overall beautiful look earn it a spot on the list. Also serving as a timeshare, you may even opt to purchase a bit of San Diego to call your own. There’s no pool, but did we mention the amazing location?
THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego (Prices & Photos)
Historic and jaw-dropping in aesthetic, THE US GRANT is fit for Royalty, with impressive details from the moment you pull up. A Chandelier laden lobby and masterful architectural design are a mere glimpse into the grand features. Enjoy a complimentary drink daily and intricate room touches from chocolates on the pillows to cozy, silky soft mats when stepping out of bed. According to guests, the in room dining is an incredible experience.
Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection (Prices & Photos)
This is a truly swanky hotel with classy touches like marble and subway tile bathrooms, and dramatic scenery display on plasma screens in the common areas. The feel is slightly industrial, but overall streamline and warm. Spend evenings on the rooftop terrace with artisan-style food, or at the two additional restaurants with similar cuisine. It’s worth splurging for an in room massage, which is the perfect way to round out a trip.