The beaches in San Diego County are numerous, and there are several beach hotels to select from as well. This helps to make San Diego an excellent destination for beach vacations. The region’s fantastic weather is only icing on the cake, and there are plenty of great area attractions to take in on the side when a break from the sand and surf of the best San Diego beaches is in order. Sea World is just one of them.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
While it isn’t technically a beachfront hotel, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (pictured above) enjoys a fantastic waterfront location. As the name would imply, the hotel overlooks San Diego Bay, and visitors might be interested to know that both the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park are just steps away. Also within walking distance is the renowned Gaslamp Quarter, and it doesn’t take very long to get to the beaches of Coronado Island by way of car. When Hilton San Diego Bayfront guests aren’t out enjoying the area attractions, they can indulge in the comfort and the amenities that are found in the 1,220 well-equipped rooms and suites.
Bay Club Hotel
Situated on Shelter Island, the Bay Club Hotel and Marina offers delightful waterfront views. This isn’t the only reason to add it to a list of possible places to stay on a San Diego escape, however. The hotel offers comfortable and spacious guest units, and guests don’t have to pay extra for airport transportation, a full breakfast in the morning, Wi-Fi or a local newspaper. As for the facilities at the Bay Club Hotel, they include a restaurant, a gift shop, an outdoor pool, a fitness room, meeting and banquet venues, and a popular marina. Also worth mentioning is the fact that the Shelter Island beaches are within easy reach. Also, Bay Club guests can always consider side trips to the area’s more notable strips of sand.
Surfer Beach Hotel
Northwest of Downtown San Diego is where you will find the 53-unit Surfer Beach Hotel. The community of Pacific Beach is the more exact location, and beach enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the fact that the Surfer Beach Hotel sits right on the sand. Other things that help to make this a hotel worth considering when visiting the San Diego area are the stylish guest units and the rather complete facilities. Pillow top beds and plasma TVs figure among the in-room amenity highlights, and most units have a private balcony. Outside of the rooms and suites, guests at the Surfer Beach Hotel will find an activity desk, a heated outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant. Coin-operated laundry facilities and pay parking are also available.
Ocean Beach Hotel San Diego
Travelers on a budget might find it hard to top the Ocean Beach Hotel when visiting the San Diego area. The rates are surely among the lowest that you will find at any of the area beach hotels, and the beachfront location in Ocean Beach is hard to find fault with. Downtown San Diego is just a short drive away should the urge to enjoy some urban exposure set in. All of the Ocean Beach Hotel guest units are non-smoking, and the standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a microwave, a small refrigerator, cable TV, and an iron. Dog owners might make note of the fact that the Ocean Beach Hotel’s ground-level Patio Rooms are pet friendly, and there is no added fee for four-legged friends.
Best Western Blue Sea Lodge
The Best Western Blue Sea Lodge shouldn’t be overlooked by travelers who are interested in San Diego oceanfront hotels. This chain brand offering in Pacific Beach enjoys an enviable beachfront location. Best Western Blue Sea Lodge guests can expect to enjoy a number of inviting amenities. The cable TV and free Wi-Fi can help fill down time, and both bathrobes and hair dryers are provided in each and every room. Safes, mini fridges, and microwaves are also standard amenities. Figuring on the hotel’s general facilities list is an oceanfront pool, and both laundry machines and bicycle rentals are available for those who wish to take advantage.