Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
The Hilton has one of the most spectacular locations of any San Diego hotel, on the narrow spit of land dividing the harbor from the main part of San Diego Bay, and is also just about the closest hotel to the international airport (one mile; free shuttle available). The city center is 3 miles east. All the oversized guest rooms enjoy unobscured views of the bay, marina or downtown; guests can also choose from a number of suites with extra living space plus a microwave & refrigerator. There are several restaurants on Harbor Island and one in the hotel, open all day until 10 pm; the adjacent bar serves drinks & meals until midnight. The largest meeting room can accommodate events of up to 180 people.
Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
One of ten Holiday Inn hotels in the San Diego area, the Bayside inn is an older building 200 feet from the north edge of San Diego Bay, overlooking the marina, in a generally quiet area close to the US Naval Training Center. The hotel is situated along Harbor Drive, a road which passes the airport after 2 miles and the downtown San Diego 2 miles further; the many other nearby attractions include Sea World a short distance north and Cabrillo National Monument
to the south. The 237 rooms are divided into several blocks arranged around a sizeable garden area containing an outdoor pool, whirlpool, a 9 hole putting course, and many palm trees. Free parking and a free airport shuttle are available, plus other services of a restaurant, gift shop/newsstand, fitness center, games room, and 10 meeting rooms (4,805 sq ft of event space).
Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2592 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Many of the 200 guest rooms at the recently built Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station have fine views over San Diego Bay - the hotel is part of a shopping center facing part of the waterfront, just off Harbor Drive and at the edge of the new Liberty Station development. The international airport is 2 miles east, with downtown San Diego 2 miles further. The hotel occupies a spacious site, surrounded by gardens and a short walk from a waterside park, and its many amenities include a restaurant, lounge/bar, picnic area and a cafe overlooking the bay. There are good meetings facilities - 5,000 sq ft of event space, and a business center. Parking is free (though not breakfast), and leisure amenities comprise an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center.
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
The Homewood Suites occupies half of a new development along the Pacific Highway, shared with the Hilton Garden Inn; both hotels opened summer 2016. The waterfront is one block away, while most places in the city center are between one and two miles south. The hotel offers 160 oversized suites, all with a separate living area, a work desk and a full kitchen. Weekday evening receptions and daily hot breakfasts are complimentary, while snacks and drinks may be purchased 24 hours a day from the onsite convenience store. Guests can take advantage of a fitness center and a rooftop pool, which has fine views across San Diego Bay. Access is from Interstate 5 exit 17A (hawthorn Street)
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport-Liberty Station
2576 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Most San Diego Bayside hotels have a scenic setting, and the Homewood Suites is no exception; rooms are divided between two blocks facing a channel on the north edge of the bay, in the recently developed Liberty Station area, just off Harbor Drive. This location is just over a mile from the international airport and 4 miles from Sea World. Half the guest accommodations have harbor views; the others look out over the extensive parking lot at the front. All are suites - two bedroom, one bedroom or studio - and all contain a full kitchen. Free hot breakfast is served each morning, and free receptions weekday evenings. An outdoor pool, fitness center, hot tub and basketball court are available for relaxation.
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Open summer 2016, the Hilton Garden Inn provides affordable, well-managed accommodations with an easy-to-reach location along the Pacific Highway, about half way (2 miles) between downtown San Diego and the international airport. Guests are a short walk away from the harbor, Waterfront Park and the Maritime Museum, as well as a wide selection of restaurants. The hotel shares a building with the another Hilton property, the Homewood Suites, and has several joint facilities including a fitness center, rooftop pool, meeting space and restaurant/bar. Select guest rooms have bay views; others look out across the mostly commercial neighborhood.
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
Not many hotels have their own marina, but the Best Western Island Palms makes full use of its beautiful location on Shelter Island, in the middle of San Diego Bay. Boats line the waterfront to the rear of the hotel, while on the other side is the open expanse of the bay - all 174 rooms have great views of the water, and are clean & well equipped, if a little on the small side. All day dining is available on site at the waterfront Blue Wave Bar and Grill, though the island has at least 6 other restaurants, all within easy walking distance, or reachable on the free bicycles provided by the hotel. The complex also includes two outdoor pools, an exercise room, spa, and banquet/meeting space for up to 175 guests.
Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel
5005 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-2307
Most of the 111 rooms of Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel, on six floors, overlook the marina at the north edge of San Diego Bay - the hotel is located alongside Harbor Boulevard, about a 3 minute walk from the water's edge. The neighborhood contains a mixture of shops and restaurants near the bay then houses further back, with the US Naval Training Center just to the east; the best nearby place to eat seems to be Pizza Nova, a full service Italian diner just across the road. The hotel offers amenities of free continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, meeting room and complimentary airport transportation.
Comfort Inn San Diego at the Harbor
5102 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
The two story Comfort Inn at the Harbor provides budget motel accommodation, but still with a good location, about 300 feet from the edge of San Diego Bay and 2 miles east of the international airport. The inn has 45 smallish rooms linked by exterior corridors, and an outdoor heated pool next to lawns, palm trees and a sundeck. Most of the central San Diego attractions are within 5 miles; for those not driving there is a bus stop right next to the hotel, on Rosecrans Street. Free breakfast is served and there is a good selection of nearby restaurants.
Ramada Limited San Diego Airport
1403 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92106
Two miles west of San Diego International Airport, the Ramada is an affordable, full service hotel with a good location on the shore of San Diego Bay; select rooms have views across a road and car park to the harbor. Others overlook the outdoor pool and patio, and many have a private balcony. The surrounding neighborhood is generally quiet and residential, but including a selection of restaurants and small shops within walking distance, and the natural landscapes of Cabrillo National Monument
just 3 miles south. Airport transportation, wi-fi and continental breakfast are complimentary.
Motel 6 San Diego Airport/Harbor
2353 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
On he north edge of downtown San Diego, the Motel 6 provides the basic facilities of wi-fi, laundry and an outdoor pool, and it has the traditional exterior corridor arrangement, the guest rooms in several blocks facing the central parking lot, which is adorned by a few palm trees. The motel is positioned between some railway lines and the Pacific Highway, close to the east side of San Diego International Airport; the terminal buildings are 1.4 miles away (shuttle available for a small fee). The waterfront is reached by a 0.3 mile walk, and there are several restaurants, parks and museums close by.