“The best hotels in San Diego

Need luxe SoCal digs with your surf and sun? Here are the best hotels in San Diego to rest your head.

Planning a trip to America’s Finest City? You’re going to need a fabulous place to slumber. The good news is you’ve come to the right place: our list of the best hotels in San Diego. This laidback jewel of California may be best known for amazing beaches, constant sunshine, and authentic tacos, but throw in stellar nightlife, breweries galore (including one of the best craft breweries in the country), and delicious dining options, and you have got an impressive hospitality scene.

Depending on what type of experience you’re looking for, San Diego has everything from walkable urban hotels with boutique accommodations to charming beach bungalows with epic views, plus must-visit historical institutions and off-the-radar resorts offering a more intimate hideaway. San Diego County is large (over 4,000 square miles!) so choose your home base wisely. If you don’t plan on leaving the beach areas, you should probably plan on staying there to avoid summer beach traffic. The same goes for areas with year-round commuter traffic, running primarily north and south. 

From chic downtown hotels to party the night away, to relaxing hillside resorts and historic gems on the shore, there’s a hotel for anyone looking to get away from it all while also enjoying the best things to do in San Diego

14. The Westgate Hotel

A re-creation of France’s Palace of Versailles, The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego has an old world European style, from the marble bathrooms to crystal chandeliers and grand staircases. Locals flock here for the afternoon tea service, including a mix of sweet and savory bites paired with a selection of fine teas. Check their schedule for fun themed tea parties that coincide with current events, such as a special enchanted tea for The Little Mermaid movie premiere and a superhero tea during San Diego Comic-Con. Don’t miss the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi at AquaVie fitness center (located in an adjacent four-level fitness facility that all hotel guests have access to) overlooking the downtown cityscape.”

Read the full TimeOut article by Michelle Poveda and Kai Oliver-Kurtin here.