San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and a popular vacation and travel destination for many. Given the fact that it’s in Southern California and right on the ocean, San Diego has been attracting all sorts of travelers for years now. With an yearly average temperature of around 70-degress, it’s not hard as to see why that is. Naturally in any area that’s a popular travel destination, San Diego is filled with some pretty great resorts and hotels.
San Diego is consistently ranked as a city that has some of the best weather in the world, so it’s no surprise that the beach resorts here are something else. So if you were traveling to San Diego, what would be some optimal hotels to stay in? We are going to look at five of our favorite luxury hotels and resorts in San Diego that are considered to be some of the best that the city has to offer.
5. The US Grant
Constructed in 1910, The US Grant has become an iconic landmark within San Diego. It constantly receives great reviews, and many consider it to be one of the best hotels in the area. If you want to stay in the downtown area, the US Grant is the hotel for you. It’s a five-star property that offer 270 rooms and suites in total. There’s two restaurants, a fitness center, a spa, and more. It’s a classic luxury hotel whose rich history makes your stay even better.
4. The Andaz San Diego
Also located downtown in San Diego is the Andaz. If the US Grant were more a classic luxury hotel, the Andaz San Diego is more of a modern luxury hotel. From each room to the lobby, the Andaz clearly displays a great sense of style. The entire property is very modern, suave, and extremely luxurious. There are 159 rooms in this four-star property, and they are all exquisite. If you want a more stylish and “hip” luxury hotel, this is the place to stay. The views from the roof are also quite hard to beat.
3. The Paradise Point Resort and Spa
Located just outside of the central city area on a 44-acre private island that is covered in tropical gardens is the Paradise Point Resort and Spa. For those seeking a beach resort experience while remaining in a major Californian city, this place is truly something else. It’s a massive resort that’s comprised of 462 rooms and suites, four restaurants, a large spa and fitness center, a private beach, a few bars, tennis courts, plenty of hot tubs, lush gardens and lagoons, a private marina, and more. When staying here, you forget that you’re not in the Caribbean but are actually in San Diego.
2. The Omni San Diego
Located within the downtown Gaslamp Quarter of the city is the large and luxurious Omni San Diego. Those that are familiar with this hotel brand will know that you can expect top-notch levels of luxury and comfort here. It’s a four-star property that is comprised of 511 large rooms and suites. It’s optimally located near many of the downtown attractions, and that’s a feature you want when traveling to California. There are three restaurants, a bar, a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, a large pool/deck area, a tennis court, room for business meetings, and more. The Omni San Diego also recently saw some renovations, so it feels brand new. It’s modern, luxurious, and optimally located near PETCO Park, the San Diego Zoo, and even the convention center, among other attractions.
1. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Just outside the main downtown area of the city is the incredible Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, and it is here that we find the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. This five-star/five-diamond property is rated as the top hotel or resort in the entire city according to TripAdvisor. You’ll be paying a lot to stay here, but if you can afford it, a stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is well worth the price. The area is absolutely beautiful and the hotel/resort has everything you could possibly want. They offer 249 luxurious rooms and suites, a five-star spa (one of only 41 in the entire world), a large pool, a fitness center, six restaurants, a few bars, an attentive staff, a championship professional golf course, and much more. If you had to go all-out and stay in arguably the nicest hotel and resort in all of San Diego, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar would be the place to come.