San Diego is a major destination in USA with over 660 popular hotels - that's quite a lot to choose from. We've rounded up top 20 hotels with highest guest ratings from budget to luxury category.
How do we compare hotels? Mostly based on guest ratings. If guest ratings are similar for hotels of the same tier, then we rank a cheaper hotel slightly higher (same quality for lower price is better).
It's pointless to compare hotels in different categories, so we grouped the best hotels by price range, star ratings and proximity to key tourists attractions, such as Hotel Del Coronado and USS Midway Museum. Use the table of contents to select the hotel category that you're interested in. Let's go down the list!
Best rated hotel for each budget
10 hotels in San Diego with highest guest reviews
26 hotels in San Diego have guest ratings over 90 (out of 100)! 2 most popular hotels in San Diego are Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant and RK Hostel San Diego.
Best 5-star hotels in San Diego
San Diego has 3 highly-rated 5-star hotels - the top 3 are Fairmont Grand Del Mar, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego and Pendry San Diego.
Best 4-star hotels in San Diego
San Diego has 105 highly-rated 4-star hotels - the top 3 are Pacific Terrace Hotel, Tower23 Hotel and Kimpton Solamar Hotel.
Best 3-star hotels in San Diego
San Diego has 344 highly-rated 3-star hotels - the top 3 are Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar and Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Mission Valley.
Best budget hotels in San Diego
San Diego has 114 highly-rated budget hotels - the top 3 are Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant, RK Hostel San Diego and Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley.
About travelling to San Diego
San Diego is a popular city! It's ranked #44 on the list of world's most popular tourist destinations.
The most talked about attractions in San Diego are Hotel Del Coronado, USS Midway Museum, Mission San Diego de Alcala, Sports Arena Square Shopping Center and Whaley House.
Below are the most popular sights in San Diego by category:
- Buildings: Hotel Del Coronado, Whaley House, San Diego Convention Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Stephen Birch Aquarium, Villa Montezuma, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Thurgood Marshall College, Revelle College Administration Building, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building, Estudillo House, Price Center, Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego Correctional Facility, Hepner Hall, Casa del Prado and Hardy Memorial Tower.
- Museums: USS Midway Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Museum of Art, Natural History Museum, California Surf Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, Mingei International Museum and San Diego Aerospace Museum.
- Churches: Mission San Diego de Alcala, Shadow Mountain Community Church, Cornerstone Church of San Diego and Chollas View United Methodist Church.
- Malls: Sports Arena Square Shopping Center, Fashion Valley Shopping Center, Plaza Bonita Westfield Shopping Center and Otay Ranch Town Center.
Best hotels near most popular tourist attractions
Best hotels near Hotel Del Coronado
Best hotels near USS Midway Museum
Best hotels near Mission San Diego de Alcala
Best hotels near Sports Arena Square Shopping Center
Best hotels near Whaley House
Airports in San Diego
Best hotels near San Diego International Airport
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