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.
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... more >>
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... more >>
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... more >>
We've merged modern sophistication with the time-honored traditions of service. The result? W San Diego. A unique hotel designed to re-awaken your senses and redefine your notion of what... more >>
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... more >>
From the moment you enter through the gates of La Costa Resort and Spa, you are embraced by the picturesque beauty and leisurely charm of our coastal California lifestyle. Here within this... more >>
Serenely nestled amidst a beautiful coastal canyon preserve, The Grand Del Mar seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort.... more >>
Rising from water's edge on the quaint island of Coronado in San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado is considered one of America's most beautiful beach resorts. A classic historic hotel, The Del... more >>
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... more >>
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.... more >>
Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, southern California's finest resort experience offers casual elegance in a natural setting accented by wildlife and wildflowers. The Park Hyatt Aviara... more >>
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... more >>
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... more >>
* Please Note: As of May 1, 2013, Hotel Parisi will no longer be receiving guests. Please see list to the right of page for alternative properties **Inviting to both leisure and... more >>