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The Best Hotels In and Around San Diego, CA

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San Diego is about as far into Southern California as you can go. In addition to the downtown San Diego area - La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carlsbad, and even Aviara are considered suburban areas for San Diego proper.

Five Star Alliance has compiled a list of the best of the best luxury hotels and resorts within the San Diego area - both downtown and within the 30 or 40 minutes North. Check out the results below.

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Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa | La Jolla, CA, United States

Named one of 2005's "Hottest New Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler, Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa is a garden oasis by the sea. A California Rancho-style coastal sensory retreat where tradition, environment and design blend to renew and inspire. Surrounded by lush landscaping and garden fountains, enjoy a rejuvenating...


Fairmont Grand Del Mar | San Diego, CA, United States

Serenely nestled amidst a beautiful coastal canyon preserve, The Fairmont Grand Del Mar seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. The result is a destination lauded by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the World's Best Places To Stay. Little wonder, given the sun-drenched...


Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla | San Diego, CA, United States

Ideally situated in the seaside village of La Jolla, California, the Grande Colonial Hotel is a historic beauty that honors its traditions yet offers contemporary amenities and services. Amidst the pristine beaches and regal bluffs of Southern California’s most beautiful coastal village, the Grande Colonial hotel has been welcoming...


Hotel Del Coronado | Coronado, CA, United States

The iconic Hotel del Coronado is the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections. This majestic oceanfront beach resort engages the senses and its storied personality captivates the imagination of global guests and San Diego locals alike. Situated on America's most beloved beach, The Del is an iconic destination...


Hotel Palomar San Diego | San Diego, CA, United States

Move into luxury and sophisticated, art-filled style at Hotel Palomar San Diego. In the center of downtown arts and culture, surrounded by award-winning theaters and nightlife and just steps from San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, our boutique Kimpton Hotel is a top choice for both work and play. Hotel Palomar is where Art in Motion...


Hotel Solamar | San Diego, CA, United States

Operated by the award-winning San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Solamar opened in San Diego in 2005. For leisure guests, Hotel Solamar's distinctive personality and expressive attitude will captivate imaginations and create new memories. Business travelers will find Hotel Solamar's extensive amenities and business...


La Costa Resort and Spa | Carlsbad, CA, United States

From the moment you enter through the gates of the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad - formerly a KSL Luxury Resort, you are embraced by the picturesque beauty and leisurely charm of the coastal California lifestyle. Here within this quaint village setting, you'll discover an idyllic Southern California getaway. Nestled among...


La Valencia | La Jolla, CA, United States

Experience the beauty of La Jolla and Southern California in one of the most elegant San Diego resorts. Enjoy the ideal blend during your San Diego vacation with recreation and elegance of our beautifully appointed resort lodging accommodations, restaurants, lounge, full service conference meeting, catering, and wedding facility....


Lodge at Torrey Pines | La Jolla, CA, United States

Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and...


Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa | Carlsbad, CA, United States

Perfectly positioned on Southern California's Pacific Coast just north of San Diego, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond luxurious destination overlooking Batiquitos Lagoon with ocean views. The resort is secluded amid 200 acres of lush hillsides and rolling valleys and offers unparalleled service...


Rancho Bernardo Inn | San Diego, CA, United States

A unique resort experience where warm, attentive service focuses on meeting your individual needs. Where surroundings are lush and tranquil, yet filled with possibilities. Where world-class recreation and fine dining await. And, most importantly, where each and every guest is treated as a lifetime friend. The Inn's location in San...


Rancho Valencia Resort | Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States

Located just north of San Diego and La Jolla, Truly the finest of San Diego Hotels, Rancho Valencia Resort is a year-round retreat from the conventional routines of every day life. One of the premier Southern California Resorts, Rancho Valencia Resort was named Number Two of the Top 75 North American Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler,...


Renaissance San Diego Downtown | San Diego, CA, United States

Renaissance San Diego Downtown, formerly the W San Diego, is a unique hotel designed to re-awaken your senses and redefine your notion of what business travel can be. Located downtown within walking distance of the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the convention center and the Bay, Renaissance San Diego Downtown features 259 guest...


The Westgate Hotel | San Diego, CA, United States

Timeless, classic, elegant, artistic. When you enter The Westgate Hotel, you are transported to a world of beauty, art and refinement. Built in 1970, The Westgate is considered a cultural landmark in "America's Finest City." The lobby, meeting rooms, and intimate dining areas showcase eighteenth-century antiques, Baccarat crystal...


US Grant Hotel | San Diego, CA, United States

A San Diego icon since 1910, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel provides an exceptional experience steeped in timeless elegance and legendary style. Built by Ulysses Grant Jr. in honor of his father, the hotel ranks on the United States National Register of Historic Sites and is ideally located in vibrant downtown. Adjacent...