Point Loma is a seaside village on a hilly peninsula along San Diego Bay. Once a vibrant Portuguese fishing village, the neighborhood is now one of the most affluent in San Diego. Visitors will find sport fishing and scuba diving excursions; speedboat, sailboat, and yacht tours; high-end hotels; and trendy restaurants on the bay side of Point Loma. Historic Liberty Station, a lively revitalized neighborhood within the neighborhood on the site of the former Naval Training Center, is on the north end of Point Loma. Cabrillo National Monument, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and Point Loma tide pools are on its southern tip. The Pacific side of the peninsula features the dramatic sandstone cliffs of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, excellent surfing, and a more laidback ambiance.
The Point Loma Hotels
Hotels in Point Loma run the gamut from contemporary budget hotels like Hotel Aqua Mar to the granddaddy of them all, Kona Kai Resort & Spa on Shelter Island. Boutique hotels like The Pearl, are upscale with an easy-going air about them. Neighborhood bed and breakfasts add their own charm and class to the Point Loma accommodations inventory. Independent resort-style hotels like Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites and Bay Club Hotel & Marina on Shelter Island, or Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island have their own marinas. Several franchise resort-hotels also populate Point Loma, including Homewood Suites by Hilton located in trendy Liberty Station.
Who Should Stay Here in Point Loma
Families will want to take advantage of the many independent and franchise resort-style hotels in Point Loma. Most are clustered in Liberty Station – a vacation mecca in its own right where visitors will find a public market with organic juices, artisan cheeses, handcrafted ice cream, and locally roasted coffees, among other treasures. The resort hotels of Shelter and Harbor Islands in San Diego Bay make access to yachting and other harbor activities a breeze.
Where better to stay as a sport angler, diver, or sailor than in America’s Cup Harbor in San Diego Bay? Maritime enthusiasts will be in their element in Point Loma. Neighborhood budget accommodations or an independent resort-style hotel may be the perfect end to a long day of wrestling tuna or diving the Point Loma kelp beds. Sailors and boaters will appreciate the many independent and franchise waterfront accommodations with their own marinas.
Adult travelers will appreciate Point Loma’s neighborhood boutique hotels like The Pearl Hotel, which purposefully and effectively caters to young adult business and leisure guests, solo travelers, and couples. Perks like eco-friendly touches, sustainable dining, affordable luxury in fun environments, and personalized service make Point Loma boutiques adult-friendly choices. Neighborhood B&B’s like Boat Bed & Breakfast where guests sleep in one of eight dockside accommodations, or Holiday House – a nautical-themed guesthouse offer adult guests privacy and serenity.