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Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
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$125
per night
Oct 31 - Nov 1
4.1/5Very Good! (5,986 reviews)

"I loved this resort. They have a nice private beach with huge cabana beds to lay on. All I could think about was this would have been a great place to bring my kids when they were little. The beach would have been perfect for them to safely be In the ocean without huge crashing waves since it’s bayside ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Bahia Resort Hotel
Catamaran Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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$159
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.2/5Excellent! (3,236 reviews)

"I liked that the property had pathways that were well landscaped and marked so I could find my way around. As in many beachside Southern California hotels, things get a little old and dated and need a facelift. Room felt like it was at least 40 yrs old in decor. The towels definitely had seen better ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Catamaran Resort and Spa
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
707 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA
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$146
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.3/5Excellent! (2,087 reviews)

"proximity to the beach, family friendly, helpful staff, comfortable bedding."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Ocean Beach Hotel
2 out of 5
5080 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA
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$130
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
3.9/5Good! (1,741 reviews)

"Love it. Discovered this hotel this summer for its location at the beach. Beats driving to the beach. Parking, internet provided. Nice courtyard to hang out."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Ocean Beach Hotel
Surfer Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA
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$129
per night
Nov 11 - Nov 12
3.6/5Good! (1,934 reviews)

"The location and price was amazing. Room was very nice and comfortable. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The outside steps and pool area could use some cleaning/painting. That is my only suggestion. The hot chocolate/coffee in the reception area was a nice touch. We will definitely be ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Surfer Beach Hotel
Ocean Villa Inn
2.5 out of 5
5142 West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA
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$89
per night
Oct 21 - Oct 22
3.9/5Good! (1,101 reviews)

"I liked that this was located on the beach. The dog beach was full of friendly owners and lots of friendly dogs with no leash. For a very old hotel that allows dogs - the rooms were surprisingly clean. No odors. Comfy beds. Good food in the morning and lots of free coffee. Fresh air and sunshine. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Ocean Villa Inn
Ocean Park Inn
3 out of 5
710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA
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$149
per night
Nov 5 - Nov 6
4.3/5Excellent! (1,353 reviews)

"Great location. Garage was easy to access. Room was clean and spacious."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Ocean Park Inn
The Dana on Mission Bay
3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
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$129
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.1/5Very Good! (8,671 reviews)

"Nice pool area with poolside bar service. Pretty setting along the marina with a bike trail and the hotel provides vouchers for free bike rentals. Very slow wifi."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

The Dana on Mission Bay
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
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$152
per night
Nov 13 - Nov 14
4.2/5Excellent! (1,049 reviews)

"This property was so beautiful and had so many things to do or just relax"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach
2.5 out of 5
4802 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
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$100
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.8/5Good! (2,000 reviews)

"Great location and friendly front desk Only issues was two different days we had no hot water and Internet was quick to kick you off"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach
Pacific Terrace Hotel
4 out of 5
610 Diamond St, San Diego, CA
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$193
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,193 reviews)

"The food, parking and property service charges were pricey."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Pacific Terrace Hotel
PB Surf Beachside Inn
2.5 out of 5
4760 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
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$100
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31
3.9/5Very Good! (1,368 reviews)

"Its a nice enough hotel for a good enough price. I have no complaints. I wouldnt mind staying here again next year, plus its right next to the beach, who doesnt like that?"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

PB Surf Beachside Inn
The Beach Cottages
2.5 out of 5
4255 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego, CA
$100
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.4/5Excellent! (487 reviews)

"Charming, simple, and staff was welcoming. Room was large. No A/C made for evening discomfort. So close to the beach, shopping, and restaurants, though. Couldn't have been a better location."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

The Beach Cottages
Tower23 Hotel
4 out of 5
723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA
$229
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.6/5Exceptional! (870 reviews)

"Very nice. I will return and recommend to friends and family. Beautiful room and ocean view."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Tower23 Hotel
Beach Haven
2 out of 5
4740 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
$119
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.1/5Very Good! (620 reviews)

"Excellent location. 1/2 block to the beach. Very walkable area close to restaurants and every thing need. The staff was super nice and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Beach Haven
Pacific View Inn
2 out of 5
610 Emerald St., San Diego, CA
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$129
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.8/5Good! (545 reviews)

"Great location! Spacious room!"…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Pacific View Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA
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$70
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
3.8/5Good! (9,283 reviews)

"Great location! Beautiful grounds! Friendly & efficient staff. The bed was ready hard on my back. So much so I found myself taking pain killers 3 out of the 5 nights of my stay. Also, there was a need for upgrading. The toilet seat was too small so you could feel the cold porcelain when using the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
4 out of 5
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$159
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4/5Very Good! (70 reviews)

"That have been renovating the rooms in the tower. Finally got to stay in one of them and I was not disappointed. Great rooms, very spacious, and great views."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

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Beach Hotels in San Diego

Known for its beaches and museums, San Diego offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. This seaside destination has 339 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you decide on a place to stay near the beach in San Diego, take a look at these top hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Tower23 Hotel - 4-star romantic hotel on the beach. It features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar. Guests love the beach locale and pool.

Beach Haven - 2-star hotel near Mission Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and pool. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.

Pacific View Inn - 2-star hotel on the beach. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and TVs. Activities include surfing on site. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld - 3-star hotel near the beach. It features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina - 4-star spa resort, 1-minute walk from Mission Bay. Our travelers recommend its central location and breakfast. This resort boasts 3 outdoor pools, a spa tub, and a poolside bar.

Planning Your Trip to San Diego

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 49°F
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.94 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.90 inches

Sightseeing in and Around San Diego

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Coronado Beach or Ocean Beach Park. Experience the area's museums and theater, and make time for local attractions like Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to SeaWorld or Petco Park. Visitors also enjoy San Diego for its:
  • Art
  • Entertainment

Getting Around San Diego

Make your way to San Diego with a flight to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest major airport which is located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. Walk to nearby metro stations like Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station, and Convention Center Station. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center, or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station. You can explore your water travel options at the local port.

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