San Diego Beach Hotels

Oceanfront hotels range in price and style from modest surf hotels to luxurious resort hotels. Expect panoramic ocean views, broad private or public beaches, and easy access to watersports amenities. Many provide beach gear that is either complimentary or included in resort fees such as chair and umbrella set ups on the sand, beach toys, and beach towels. Rentals may include boogie boards, surfboards, SUP boards, kayaks, or motorized equipment. These hotels often have heated pools, hot tubs, on-site spas, fitness centers, and waterfront restaurants. Beach fire pits, barbeques, in-room massages, and surfboard storage facilities are common amenities. Watersports lessons and supervised activities can also be expected.

San Diego Beach Hotels

Many of the beach hotels in San Diego have modern interiors with upscale amenities. Tower 23 in Pacific Beach offers beachfront open-air dining in a sophisticated ambiance with sleek décor. The stylish Pacific Terrace Hotel, also in Pacific Beach, has an oceanfront outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, and ocean-facing fitness center. Both hotels are near the neighborhood’s iconic Crystal Pier. Each offers complimentary beach gear with a small resort fee. Additional perks include complimentary breakfast, 24-hour concierge service, and attraction discounts.

In San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood, La Jolla Shores Hotel sits right on the beach. It is equipped with a recreational pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna. Watersports rentals are available at nearby activity centers. Ocean facing rooms with patios or balconies, in-room spa services, underground parking, and complimentary DVD rentals are a few of the hotel’s perks. The enclave of villas and cottages at Beach Village at The Del provides a luxurious beach experience. Located on a private beach, hotel guests enjoy a secluded pool, cabanas, and in-villa meals prepared by an award-winning personal chef. There is also an array of more budget-friendly beachfront accommodations in Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla.

Best San Diego Neighborhoods for Beach Hotels

Mission Beach and Pacific Beach combined have the most beach hotels of any San Diego neighborhoods. They are either directly on side-by-side Mission and Pacific beaches, or across Mission Boulevard in the Mission Bay Aquatic Park. There are luxury beach hotels, resort hotels, and budget-friendly oceanfront hotels from which to choose. Besides the luxury and resort hotels, affordable Blue Sea Beach Hotel and Surfer Beach Hotel are on Pacific Beach, and Beach Haven Inn is a block from the beach. The hotels in La Jolla suit the neighborhood; they are pricey and upscale. La Jolla Shores Hotel and La Jolla Cove Suites are excellent options.

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
A beautiful family vacation destination situated between the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean. The resort features two heated adults-only and family pools, two Jacuzzis, a tennis court, and more.
La Jolla Shores Hotel
Across the boardwalk from La Jolla’s most popular beach with 128 suites and rooms from which to choose. Resort-style amenities without the resort fees.
The Dana on Mission Bay
A ten-acre, tropical-themed waterfront resort next to Mission Bay Aquatic Park. Guests can enjoy two outdoor heated pools, a fitness center, and a private marina.
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
The only year-round beachfront, heated pool and spa in the neighborhood, All 120 guest rooms and six suites have been renovated.
Del Mar Motel on the Beach
USA Today named Del Mar Motel on the Beach among the '10 Best Budget Hotels' in San Diego. A one-bedroom beach bungalow is next door and may be reserved for a more private experience.
Hotel del Coronado
Since it opened in 1888, Hotel del Coronado has been hosting and entertaining Presidents, celebrities, royalty, and other guests.
La Avenida Inn, Coronado
A long-standing history of providing superior customer service in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Take an impromptu self-guided tour around this hotel with a storied past.
Ocean Beach Hotel, San Diego
The Mediterranean-style beachfront hotel is at the end of popular Newport Avenue. Families will appreciate the large, renovated and reasonably priced rooms.
La Jolla Cove Suites
The only oceanfront hotel in La Jolla Village. Guests can choose from studios, suites, or bungalows. The heated pool and Jacuzzi are open year-round.
La Valencia Hotel La Jolla
From the beginning, it's been a Hollywood hideaway for some of its brightest stars. The signature pink Spanish architecture and original 1940s hand-painted murals was renovated in 2014.
Pantai Inn La Jolla
Perfect for a romantic getaway, the property features manicured gardens, Balinese statuary, a coral stoned courtyard with colorful hibiscus and fragrant plumeria.
The Grande Colonial La Jolla
A La Jolla landmark. Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, Groucho Marks, Jane Wyatt and other La Jolla Playhouse regulars stayed here during their runs.
Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado
Once the mansion of John Spreckels, one of the first developers on Coronado Island. The Inn is the result of a painstaking renovation to bring it back to the grandeur of its glory days.
L’Auberge Del Mar
L’Auberge is located on the site of the original Hotel Del Mar, playground to Hollywood’s elite in the 1930s. Each of the 120 estate-style guest rooms is designed with the comfort of home in mind.
Beach Haven Inn, San Diego
With the Pacific Ocean just one-half block from your hotel room, you’ll have plenty of water activities to experience and enjoy. The hotel is just four blocks from the iconic Crystal Pier.
Pacific Terrace Hotel, San Diego
The upscale ocean-facing hotel caters to every kind of traveler. Its distinctive Bahamian vibe feels more like you’re in the Caribbean than on the West Coast.
The Catamaran Resort and Spa, San Diego
The elegant hotel with a 1950s vibe. Deluxe suites and studios in the Tower enjoy epic views of either Coronado Bridge and beyond to Mexico, or Crystal Pier to La Jolla.
Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego
Located on a private peninsula in Mission Bay, the Mediterranean-style décor is complemented by the outdoor tropical garden setting complete with duck ponds, garden gazebo, and garden fountain.
Tower23, Pacific Beach
Just steps from the famous Crystal Pier, beachfront property is a high-end independent hotel that caters to the savvy adult traveler.