San Diego has some of the best beach resorts in California stretching from downtown San Diego, Mission Bay and up the coast to La Jolla, Del Mar and Carlsbad. Many are right on the water with great views of the bay, ocean and downtown skyline. Below are some of my favorites.
Catamaran Resort and Spa - Located on San Diego's beautiful Mission Bay, and very close to Pacific beach and world famous Sea World, this is a great place to send a week or a day. The resort has a full service spa and a private beach.
Manchester Grand Hyatt - This beautiful hotel is located in downtown San Diego and very close to the San Diego Convention Center, the USS Midway museum and Seaport Village. Enjoy the full service spa, complimentary wireless internet and great food from the on-site restaurant or one of 4 bars/lounges.
Marriott Gaslamp Quarter - Located next to of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and Petco park, this is the perfect place to choose from one of the many great restaurants or catch a baseball game at Petco Park.
Hard Rock Hotel - In the center of San Diego's Gaslamp, this hotel has a full service spa, nightclub, health club, outdoor pool, three restaurants and a coffee shop.
Hilton Bay Front - Overlooking San Diego Bay and located in downtown San Diego, this hotel has spectacular views of Point Loam, Coronado Island and the Pacific ocean. On-site spa, health club and outdoor pool make the Hilton Bay Front a great place to stay.
Tower23 Hotel - This is a small 44 room hotel with private balconies or patios and is located right on the water in Pacific Beach. Just minutes away from Mission Bay and La Jolla.
Hotel Del Coronado - Situated on the beautiful white sand of Coronado, this historic hotel is close to downtown San Diego and convention center, There are 4 restaurants, full service spa, private beach, health club and outdoor pool.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort - Located on Coronado's Silver Strand with the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Diego Bay to the east, this 4 start resort has 439 rooms, refrigerators, balconies/patios, full service spa, 4 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court and health center.
Omni Hotel - Centrally located in Downtown San Diego and right next to the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco part, the Omni hotel features a 24 hour health club and outdoor pool plus 2 restaurants and 2 bars.