Hotel Guide

Hotels in San Diego

The Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA, 92130
(858) 314 2000
Rooms start at $345

Tucked away amidst the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve in Del Mar, the palatial Grand Del Mar is a luxury resort that combines old-world charm with modern elegance. The hotel has only been open since 2007 but has already received numerous praise and accolades, including the AAA Five Diamond Award. The Grand Del Mar offers complimentary fitness classes, transportation within 14 miles, and wireless internet in each room. The hotel places as much emphasis on being environmentally friendly (they maintain wetland areas, have a resort-wide recycling program, and turn green waste into mulch) as they do on providing a luxury experience (they offer a world-class spa and stunning pool). One of the biggest draws of the hotel, though, is Addison, the five-star restaurant where 2010 Rising Star Chef William Bradley and Rising Star Sommelier Jesse Rodriguez are an unstoppable duo, working together to give guests the best food and wine experience possible.

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Sé San Diego

1047 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 515 3000
Rooms start at $250

Guests enter the Sé San Diego through the dramatic, massive bronze pivot door into a chic lobby with cushioned lounges and lamps suspended from the ceiling that resemble jellyfish. There are other fun decorative touches: objects (including lamps and the front desk) covered in stingray skin, a sand dollar motif, and ceramic fins. The comfortable rooms have floor to ceiling windows, plush beds, and luxury amenities. A rooftop pool doubles as a hip bar and lounge in the evening. Complementary coffee is offered in the hotel lobby each morning, or guests can take breakfast in the hotel restaurant, Suite and Tender.

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Tower 23

4551 Ocean Boulevard
San Diego, CA, 92109
(858) 270 2323
Rates start at $199

Tower 23 Hotel is a luxury hotel situated right on the beach (the name comes from lifeguard tower 23, which is near the hotel). Conveniently located between La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the hotel is perfectly situated to explore either both beach communities and urban centers. The guest rooms are sleek with a minimalist aesthetic, modern furniture, and private balconies. Bathrooms feature chromatherapy bathtubs, step in rain showers, and Egyptian cotton bath towels. And be sure to stop by JRDN to check out Chef David Warner’s market-driven cuisine.

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