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Best hotels in San Diego 2022

Best hotels in San Diego 2022

Sunny San Diego is something of a dream city, with a welcoming seaside, thriving beer scene, family-friendly attractions like Balboa Park, and a stack of world-class restaurants catering to every palate. Public transport makes it easy to get around so you can explore the various neighbourhoods without having to rent a car and it’s also a very cycle-friendly city should you prefer to venture out by bike.

The city has accommodation for just about every traveller, whether that’s a chilled coastal resort looking down on sandy California beaches, a high-rise pile with a view of Petco Park’s baseball games, or a practical pillow near a downtown office. You’ll find somewhere comfortable to lay your head no matter your budget or taste.

There’s heaps of choice around San Diego County, but there’s also an array of hidden-away luxury resorts to escape to should you venture just a few miles up the coast or into the hills. For this list though, I’ve stuck to the city (bar one) and picked out the best places to stay right in the heart of San Diego.

The best hotels in San Diego are:

Neighbourhood: Coronado Island

(Hotel Del Coronado)

Located on Coronado Island, across the bay from downtown, the Del, as it is affectionately known, has housed dignitaries, presidents and stars since opening in 1888. In fact, its conical red roofs were made famous as the backdrop for the 1958 Marilyn Monroe film, Some Like it Hot. In recent years however, the 757-room beachfront property underwent a $400 million (roughly £350 million) renovation to protect its Victorian architecture while adding chic bungalows, private cabanas and a new ocean-view pool. Onsite fitness classes, a shopping centre and beach bonfires mean you don’t need to leave, and there’s a kids’ club with a “living aquarium classroom” if mum and dad need a break.