My husband and I went to San Diego during July 4th holiday and we stayed at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. I was a little skeptical based on the other reviews that I read on TripAdvisor about this propety but we were very pleased with our room and stay. It is a beautiful location overlooking Mission Bay. The sunsets were great as well as the fireworks from SeaWorld every night (at least in summer).
It was a convenient location with regard to getting around San Diego, right off I-5. We got to/from the airport in less than 10 minutes; LaJolla was an easy 20 to 30 minute drive; Old Town just an exit or two away; San Diego Zoo 15 minute drive; and of course SeaWorld was 5 minutes away! You do need a car if you stay at this location and want to get around. Although the location is convenient to the highway etc., the resort is in a isolated location i.e. nothing within walking distance. However, the hotel is full service and there is a restaurant/bar (Acqua & Olive), casual pool bar/restaurant, coffee shop (Aroma), full gift shop/convenience store, spa/gym/tennis courts (which we didn't happen to use), water sports. It does have a "beach" technically but it's the bay. So if you are looking for a true beach experience i.e. Pacific Ocean - you'll have to head out to one of the several beaches.
It does cost $25 per day to park here which we knew ahead of time but it's worth mentioning again since it seems to be a surprise to some based on the reviews.
It seems to be a family-friendly place - lots of kids at the pool and lots of kids activities at the pool. They had a family movie night one night at the pool; another night S'mores on the beach.
The food is very good at the Acqua restaurant - we ate there for breakfast several times, dinner, and at happy hour (Olive is the bar). However, the service is very slow so just be prepared. Nothing is quick. The pool bar also has happy hour every day which was fun and affordable
I can't say how much of a value it was price-wise as we stayed using Hilton points.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to San Diego and cannot wait to go back some day. it is a beautiful city with lots to do and absolutely perfect weather.
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- Hilton San Diego Resort And Spa
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