Luxury and the Marina district are synonymous in San Diego’s Downtown. Opulent high-rise hotels and condominiums dot the prime waterfront real estate that runs from the Maritime Museum to the San Diego Convention Center. It includes the B Street Cruise Terminal and Broadway Pier where visitors can catch cruise ships, Flagship and Hornblower cruises, the Coronado Ferry, and San Diego Bay water taxis. Navy Pier and the popular USS Midway museum is next door. Seaport Village, Embarcadero Park North, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, and Embarcadero Park South reach the rest of the way to the San Diego Convention Center. The Marina district along San Diego Bay provides visitors with some of the best waterfront views, hotels, restaurants, and attractions Downtown has to offer.
The Marina district is characterized by luxury high-rise, resort-style hotels. They cater to elite leisure travelers and high-end business professionals. Manchester Grand Hyatt offers the best San Diego Bay views from its 40th floor Top of the Hyatt restaurant and lounge. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina provides guests with a boat slip for their yacht, sailboat, or power boat. Hilton San Diego Bayfront offers luxurious spa treatments at on-site Spa Aquazul. Expect to be pampered with hi-tech amenities, signature beds, and epic views; glamorous event spaces; and award-winning restaurants at Marina district hotels.
Who Should Stay Here
Conventioneers and business travelers will love the hotels of the Marina district. Waterfront hotels are an easy walk to the San Diego Convention Center, and are conveniently located near Downtown’s business and financial district. Manchester Grand Hyatt and Marriott Marquis hotels take business services to a whole new level with their on-site FedEx and UPS Store Business Centers respectively. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has the highest ratio of meeting space to hotel rooms in San Diego, and is right across the street from the Convention Center.
The Marina district is the obvious choice for maritime enthusiasts of every kind. Whether it’s diving into maritime history at on-the-water museums, or experiencing San Diego Bay from nearly any vessel imaginable, visitors will be satisfied here. Boating and sailing enthusiasts will want to choose the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The luxury hotel offers guests use of their 466-slip marina, and provides sailboat, power boat, and Jet Ski rentals for those who didn’t sail in on their own yacht.
Marina district hotels cater to a high-end clientele, so families can expect luxury resort-style accommodations. Kid-friendly Manchester Grand Hyatt offers an array of family activities during summer, including Camp Hyatt, The Backyard, and Poolside Cinemas. Marriott Marquis has two waterfront free form resort-style pools with cabanas in a lovely tropical setting and bike and boat rentals. Family-friendly Hilton San Diego Bayfront has San Diego’s first heated saltwater pool, and a separate splash pool for the kids. Marina hotels are also a great choice for staycations.