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Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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#118 of 264 hotels in San Diego
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.1
Value
3.7

Daily Mandatory Destination Charge includes: Premium internet: daily $15 food & beverage credit for use in hotel restaurants & bars: 1-hour bicycle or kayak rental: bike locker rental: transportation to Coronado Island & beach: Press Reader: daily bottled water. Alluring and inspired by maritime culture, the distinctive coastal influence is clear the moment you arrive at our 30-story waterfront hotel.

Featuring newly renovated guest rooms that are authentically San Diego in their design, our hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. We are also situated across from the Padres' Petco Park and the bustling Downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Enjoy stunning bay and city views, relaxing leisure facilities, extensive meeting space, and unique dining venues. Expansive windows overlooking San Diego Bay and downtown's skyline make our rooms an inviting base during your stay. Amenities include WiFi, comfortable Hilton Serenity beds and HDTVs.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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The Hilton San Diego Bayfront garners appreciation for its prime location and scenic vistas, a highlight for numerous guests. While the ambiance of the hotel is often described as inviting, with modern touches and panoramic views, some guests have called out issues with noise. The quality of service presents a dichotomy; a friendly and responsive staff is frequently mentioned, yet there are reports of unprofessional conduct and check-in challenges. Room experiences vary, with comfort and views being praised, but cleanliness and outdated features receive criticism. Moreover, the value proposition of the hotel is questioned by guests who are disappointed with additional fees and the cost of amenities.
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Inviting
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Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Underwhelming
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Melissa W wrote a review Feb 20
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Staff was friendly, room was clean and comfortable. Location was great, right next to the convention center and walking distance to the Gaslamp District. The only downside was the cost of the food and beverage outlets. Very expensive. Walk the .2 miles to the CVS! Even with my $15 daily credit, it was still pricy.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Melissa, Thank you for choosing Hilton San Diego Bayfront. We're delighted that our friendly team, well-kept rooms, and convenient location enhanced your stay. We understand your concerns regarding our food and beverage options, and your feedback will be considered as we strive to offer great value to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope your next visit is even more satisfying.
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john u wrote a review Aug 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania46 contributions
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A wonderful hotel. I was here for a conference, and fell in love with this place. It is in a great location, and near everything. A great, friendly staff. I will definitely stay here when I'm back in town.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Aug 6, 2023
Thank you for highly rating our hotel and staff after your recent stay. I am over the moon to learn that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff made it unforgettable. Our team is committed to delivering the best possible service to our guests, and it's always a positive experience to learn that we have achieved this. We will make sure to give credit to every team member involved in delivering you a smooth and seamless experience with no issues. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on many future visits with great excitement. Regards, Shaun Robinson, General Manager
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Melanie M wrote a review Feb 19
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Thank you to Jose and Robert at valet! Had a bunch of gear to load in my car after photographing an event at the Hilton and they watched it all for me while I went and got my car and drove it to ballet. It was thousands of dollars worth of gear so I appreciate their willingness to babysit it for me.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Melanie, Thank you for highlighting the stellar service provided by Jose and Robert at our valet. We're thrilled they took great care of your equipment, offering peace of mind during your event. We look forward to sharing your gratitude with them and welcoming you back to Hilton San Diego Bayfront for more exceptional service.
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Feb 19
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Great service from jose ! Amazing customer service and friendly. Very kind person, helpful and knowledgeable. Jose, was extremely helpful with all the questions and provided all the information he could. Thank you jose for you amazing CS
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Elizabeth, It's gratifying to hear about your positive experience with Jose and his exceptional service. We're proud to have team members like Jose who go above and beyond to assist our guests. Your recognition of his kindness and knowledge truly means a lot to us. Thank you for sharing your appreciation; we eagerly look forward to welcoming you back to Hilton San Diego Bayfront for another amazing visit.
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Scott P wrote a review Feb 19
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Great job with the bags. Handled bags with care and took the time to help get in and out of the car. Very personal able and profession. Welcomed us right in and made us feel like the Hilton was a great choice from the start. Smile and genuine nature of the experience led to the start of a great trip.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Scott, We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience from the moment you arrived, highlighting the exceptional care taken with your bags and the warm welcome by our team. It's wonderful to know that our personal and professional service contributed to the great start of your trip. We're delighted you chose Hilton San Diego Bayfront and felt reassured in your choice. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we eagerly look forward to your next visit, aiming to make it just as memorable.
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Cristina R wrote a review Feb 19
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Super awesome service Jose and Robert were so kind and helpful. I needed help loading in and finding my way around. They gave me excellent advice on what to do around town as well which is great cuz idk anything about the city……………………………………..
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Cristina, We're overjoyed to hear about your experience with Jose and Robert. Their kindness and helpfulness truly reflect the service we aim to provide. It's great to know they were not only able to assist with loading but also offered valuable advice about the city. Your appreciation means a lot to us, and we will pass your kind words on to them. We look forward to your next visit to Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the opportunity to serve you again with the same warmth and efficiency.
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Sophia M wrote a review Feb 19
New Orleans, Louisiana1 contribution
Awesome stay! The staff was amazing, the room was great. I couldn’t ask for more. The hotel is centrally located. The staff was so helpful when I asked the concierge a million questions. All of their reccomendarions were stellar! I will definitely look to return
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank you for taking a moment to leave us a review. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay, particularly highlighting our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
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Anthony O wrote a review Feb 19
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We love the Bayfront because it is off of the hustle and bustle of the Gaslamp Qrter while still having access to it. The boardwalk over looking the bay is the main reason. The staff up front from bring ing our car into the valet to the receptionist were very welcoming. We especially liked Marvin C. up front at valet as he helped my wife out of the car and took care of our luggage. He complimented her and made her feel appreciated. This is what it it all about.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Anthony, It's always a pleasure hearing from our guests. We're glad our friendly staff made you and your wife feel welcome and that you enjoyed the view. Please come see us again the next time you're in the area.
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Michael A wrote a review Feb 18
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Great experience at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront! Awesome staff, facility and location. I believe that the real mark of a quality stay is tied to the quality of my sleep, which was better than being home. I especially appreciated Jason’s help at the desk when I asked for a special accommodation. I will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Michael, It's wonderful to receive your excellent review of Hilton San Diego Bayfront! We're proud that our fantastic service, convenient location, and inviting property made your visit great. It's also good to know you slept so well during your stay. Many thanks for your thoughtful compliments and we look forward to your next visit.
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psatty wrote a review Feb 17
Riverside, California4 contributions
The hotel has great views of the bay and is very well situated for the convention center. But ya’ll there’s NO ROOM SERVICE! They have overpriced food on site though ($20 for a plain Caesar salad w/o protein & $20 for a basic glass of house wine at the restaurant/bar). The rooms were perfectly fine with mini frigs. I’d recommend a quick stop at the store before checking in. Their own convention services and rooms are OK, but they needed more outlets in the convention spaces. It’s like it started out as a 4 star hotel when it was built, but it has just declined. The only reason to stay here is for easy access to a convention.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Go to the grocery store beforehand bc there are mini frigs in the rooms.
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Thank you for being our guest and sharing your feedback. While we are happy you enjoyed our great location, great views, and nice rooms, we are sorry to hear you had some concerns. Your feedback is important to us and will be reviewed with the team, as we are always working to improve our offerings. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back and impressing you further.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Nearby attractions include Petco Park (0.3 miles), Omnia San Diego (0.3 miles), and Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puesto at The Headquarters, Nobu San Diego, and Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hilton San Diego Bayfront located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hilton San Diego Bayfront?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hilton San Diego Bayfront offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.