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1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#72 of 293 in San Diego
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
GreenLeaders Silver level
Located on the scenic waterfront of Harbor Island, just minutes from downtown San Diego and San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field, the only thing the hotel overlooks is the marina. With 211 guest rooms, we are able to meet the needs of all travelers, families and groups at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island. Offering a resort-like setting with spectacular views and friendly service, we are in an unbeatable location with easy access to freeways and southern California's most popular destinations: SeaWorld, Balboa Park, world famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Our well-appointed guest rooms feature Hilton Serenity beds with down duvets and have balconies overlooking the bay, marina and San Diego skyline. Other amenities include premium bath products, WiFi, on command television and entertainment with video check-out, and a copy of USA Today each weekday morning.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Ocean view
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English, Spanish, Arabic, Filipino and 2 more
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chomyn wrote a review May 1
Encinitas, California39 contributions59 helpful votes
We had not stayed here since pre Covid times until last week and we can say this great hotel only gets better. The staff and management are unmatched and delivered in all areas during our stay. You can tell people who work here really get hospitality and are happy to serve guests. Special shout outs to Regina, Vanessa, Nea, Frank, Jeff and Daniel. There is pride in keeping this hotel sparkling clean and the lobby areas with striking floral arrangements add a special touch. We stay at a number of hotels and in terms of service and cleanliness this one ranks among the top, along with higher category hotels such as the Monarch Bay in Dana Point.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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chomyn, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Hilton Harbor Island. It is rewarding to know that we succeeded in providing you a stay that left you truly satisfied. I have shared your comments with our executive staff and with our team members that you mentioned. Everyone was delighted to read your wonderful remarks about your visit. Thank you again and we hope you visit us again soon.
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Roy F wrote a review Aug 2021
Ottawa, Canada31 contributions12 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This hotel stay was great. The front check in counter person was efficient and courteous. The room was a standard king size bed. But the kicker was the restaurant. I have NEVER seen team work like this. The hostess Karla sat me promptly. I sat is Nea's section, but she was in the back, so MM came and took my oder within a minute or so, about a minute later Nea came and brought me coffee. I wasn't even down to a half cup and I was already being asked if I wanted more. Everytime MM would pass, you would check on me. I finished my last bite, and with a minute Hector came by and took my plate and asked if I wanted a coffee to go. This team work was awesome to see and experience. The lady that was in front of me asked to be sat in MM's section and now I see why. I also want to give a shout out to the shuttle driver. Everytime we were in the lobby he would approach and ask if we needed assistance. He looked up address of stores we were looking for and we grabbed an uber. Amazing service from this hotel staff all around. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Aug 21, 2021
Dear 185royf, Thank you for your detailed review of your stay with us. I am so happy that our staff made your stay so memorable. It is our wonderful associates that truly set us apart. I will be sure to pass along your message to Karla, M&M, the restaurant staff and the front desk staff. I know they will be delighted to see they were all mentioned in such an excellent review. Thank you again for staying with us and I cannot wait to welcome you back again very soon!
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paulchinchen2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
Jackson, Mississippi1 contribution
100% The best hotel on the San Diego waterfront. Just seconds from the SD Airpot, amazing views, beautiful rooms, friendly staff. Best hotel in SD for the money by far! If you want to experience the best of San Diego this is 100% where you need to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 18, 2022
paulchinchen2022, It is great to read your wonderful review of your visit with us. And we agree, our views, location and our staff cannot be beat. On your next visit, check out one of our complimentary bicycles so you can cruise along the bay. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we cannot wait to welcome you back soon.
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victairinternational wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
If I could give this hotel 6 stars I would. We checked in for a four night stay. On the second morning we both felt unwell and tested positive for Covid. We had to isolate in the room and significantly extend our stay. The staff were extremely sympathetic and helpful throughout our isolation. They delivered food, clean sheets and eating utensils to the room as well as checking in on our welfare. We became very familiar with our king bed harbour view room, which was lovely. The balcony made the isolation more bearable. From the short time we got to enjoy the hotel facilities, the pool was great and the location was peaceful, yet near enough to downtown (we only had one day of tourism in the end). Overall a very upsetting and challenging situation was made more bearable by an excellent team of hotel staff who embodied the true meaning of hospitality. We hope to be able to visit the hotel again and really enjoy San Diego.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tom Guieb, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Responded Apr 2, 2022
victairinternational, It was a pleasure welcoming you both to the Hilton Harbor Island and we thank you for your kind review about your visit. We are glad you had a revitalizing stay and that you loved your room, the balcony and its view of the harbor. I am especially glad that you were pleased with our team and our customer service that Hilton Hotels are known for. I will be sharing your comments with our team members and our executive team. I know they will be delighted with your comments. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you visit us again soon.
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kookie5mnstr wrote a review Mar 2022
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Great View of the Harbor and the staff was friendly. The room was small for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The bathrooms are made for small people only but we're clean. Decent food from the restaurant. Nice stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Apr 2, 2022
kookie5mnster, Thank you for the 5 star review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the view from your room and the friendly service from our staff. I hope you consider staying with us again the next time your travels bring you back to San Diego. Thanks again and safe travels.
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Connector516786 wrote a review Mar 2022
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The hotel is in a lovely location, but the excellent customer service by all personnel is what justifies my top rating for this hotel. We were greeted with smiles and Daniel was over the top! He was courteous, patient with my handicapped husband, and took the extra steps to hang our coats in the closet. We stayed for 5 nights and they didn't let us down. One unfortunate evening, my husband fell down in the room and we had to call the paramedics. Kathy was the first employee on the scene and the last to leave. She was responsible, while compassionate and made sure we had everything we needed before the closing out the evening. She asked how we were doing throughout the week. It's comforting to know they care! We stayed in a room with the harbor view and it was enjoyable watching the sailboats and Navy ships coming in and out of the harbor. You will also see many helicopters flying over the Navy base. This was our first vacation to San Diego and we were centrally located to everything we wanted to see. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 19, 2022
Connector516786, What an amazing review to read! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team members went above and beyond for you and your husband. I will be sure to share your comments with Daniel with our Guest Services team and Kathy our Front Office Supervisor. I know they will be pleased to see they were mentioned in such a wonderful review. Thank you for staying with us and we cannot wait to welcome you back very soon.
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MercyM S wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This Hotel offers excellent customer services with Amazing location . We usually stay downtown area but we are glad to choose Hilton by the airport. the view from our room was spectacular as Diamond member the first night wasn’t really exciting when I asked for upgrade Nathen at front desk wasn’t helpful stated there’s no available room for upgrade but the next day different staff member took great care of us and we get harbor view room. and the shuttle driver(door man) Daniel made our stay extra special by providing exceptional customer services with integrity Thank you so much Daniel for your help you are amazing person. We will always stay at this location.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tom Guieb, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Responded Feb 27, 2022
382mercys, Thank you for being a Hilton Diamond member and thank you for the 5 star review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service from our team. Our staff is what truly sets us apart. I will be sure to share your comments with Daniel with our guest services staff. I know he will be delighted to hear he was mentioned in such an amazing review. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our property very soon.
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Tourist269080 wrote a review Feb 2022
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
Diamond members have no status at Hilton anymore. You have to pay for parking. There is no free breakfast. There is no executive lounge and thus is a Hilton. If you travel to San Diego don’t stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Tom Guieb, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Responded Feb 7, 2022
Dear Tourist269080, Firstly, let me thank you for your loyalty to our hotels. Being a Diamond member you are among our most valued guests and we sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. Our executive team is reviewing your comments to ensure they are used to improve our guest experience. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to regain your trust on your next visit to the area.
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sandradominguez001 wrote a review Feb 2022
El Paso, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
This hotel is located in a beautiful location. You can take a walk at the walkway with beautiful view of the shore and 10- 15 minutes from down town. Good food at the restaurant and hotel shuttle service.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 7, 2022
Dear sandradominguez001, Thank you for your recent stay at the Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island and your review. We are glad you enjoyed our central location. Just minutes away from Little Italy, The Gaslamp Quarter and Seaworld and the San Diego Zoo. Our location cannot be beat. We hope to welcome you back very soon!
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rwaters330 wrote a review Feb 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Under staffed due to Covid, on hand staff was courteous and did their best. Rooms need microwaves and access to filtered water. More staff to clean rooms for multiple days of your stay. Johnathan was exceptional !
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 7, 2022
Dear rwaters330, We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay with us. We were short staffed during your visit but I am glad to report that we now all of our staff back on duty. On a positive note, we are glad Jonathan was able to provide exceptional service for you. I will be sure to share your kind comments with Jonathan, I know he will be delighted. Thank you for the review of your visit and we hope to welcome you back very soon.
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$244 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton san diego airport/harbor island hotel san diego, san diego hilton
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Nearby attractions include Spanish Landing (0.6 miles), USS Recruit (0.5 miles), and Harbor Island Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tom Ham's Lighthouse, Papananis Deli & Sundries, and Oggi's Pizza & Brewing - Point Loma.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.