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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Ranked #72 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Lakeside, California
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3 reviews
“AMAZING! A VERY GENEROUS GIFT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Not only is this a great hotel, beautiful, clean, quiet, friendly in a great location. They actually care about their guests! My husband and I booked a room for our 22 wedding anniversary. I told the lady on the phone it was our anniversary and she said "oh I'll make a little note here that it's a special occasion". At the time I didnt think anything of it. When we checked in they upgraded us to the presidential suite because it happened to be available that night!!!! AMAZING, and THANK YOU Hilton Bay Front is all I can say!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Firstly, congratulations on your 22nd Wedding Anniversary, I am thrilled to see that our team were able to upgrade you for this very special occasion. I am also delighted to hear you found our hotel to be friendly, conveniently located and quiet. Thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests and I hope we have the chance to celebrate many more anniversaries with you in the years to come.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

The view of the bay was awesome!! The service is excellent, staff were very friendly. This is a great conference host hotel for the city given its proximity to the conference center. breakfast buffet was very good in the hotel restaurant. multiple amenities on site.

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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am delighted to hear that you found our staff friendly and enjoyed our famous breakfast buffet. I am also pleased to see that you enjoyed the beautiful views of San Diego Bay and our close proximity to the convention center. Thank you once again for your review. I hope with have an opportunity to delight you again in the future.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Amazing view and location, everything is within walking distance. Service does not match up to price. Food quality at all outlets does not match up to price and California expectation. I tried the lounge and room service, both were very average. We experienced some of the local restaurants and local chains, food was absolutely amazing. Average service for a four star hotel, the bell staff was always on top and greeted everyone. Beds were a little too soft.

Nice hotel, very clean and awesome location. We will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for high floor city view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Moorestown, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Don't let the allure of the bayside location fool you. My room overlooked miles of trucks at a Dole packing facility and the walk to any part of San Diego meant crossing a big pedestrian bridge....68 steps up and then 68 steps down. Yes, after doing this several times a day, I began to count.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Visited in April 2013 for a conference that was in the hotel. Location is great and convenient for quick access to the gas lamp district and also great views of the harbor. Lobby is nice and large with free wifi for hotel guests. Buffet breakfast was tasty and adequate variety of hot and cold food. I had bed and breakfast so it made sense to go for the buffet.
There's direct access via a bridge to the other side of the road where you can access the Trolley system that gets you around town very easily. Enterprise rent a car has its desk inside the hotel making it extremely convenient to pick or drop off a car.
The rooms are not so great but bathrooms large and well maintained. The in room wifi is free for HHonors Gold members but 13$ plus for regular folk which I thought was not just expensive, but the signal kept dropping every few minutes, which was really annoying. All in all a good stay, though certainly not so memorable.

Room Tip: Higher floors, facing the bay are better.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am pleased to know that you were comfortable during your recent stay and that you appreciated our convenient location on the bay and within walking distance of the convention center, Petco Park, and the San Diego Trolley. I am glad to hear that you loved our delicious breakfast buffet at Vela as well as the complementary wifi throughout many areas of the property. I want to thank you for your loyalty as an HHonors member and let you know that we truly appreciate your business as well as your feedback. I do hope you come back to see us again on your next trip to San Diego.
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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed at this hotel the past weekend with some friends. We had 2 rooms reserved. When we checked in the rooms were not ready as we wanted to be on the same floor as our friends so we upgraded our rooms. After a few hours and HHonors desk trying to expedite it still nothing was happening. After 3 hours of waiting we were getting frustrated that we still didn't have a room - it was aftern 4:00 p.m. We had been at this hotel the previous year and we saw at the front desk the same person who had helped us the previous year. His name is Chris and we decided to speak with him. He was just wonderful. He was attentive and listened to our concerns and really worked very hard to come up with a solution. I think he is a great asset to the hotel. He was decisive and came up with a solution very quickly and within 15 minutes we were in our room. After that our stay was wonderful. We had rooms with beauitful views and we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Chris for taking such good care of us. We should have more people like him. Elizabeth Y.

Room Tip: get a room on the higher floor and ask for the city and bay view rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

I stayed at the Bayfront Hilton during a recent Conference was pleased with the facility and the services. Great Breakfast buffet. The views from the hotel on the bayfront were beautiful and restful. Access to the bay walk was a great feature!

Room Tip: Well appointed, clean, spacious and QUIET!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Address: 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#25 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#31 Business Hotel in San Diego
#46 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#60 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton San Diego Bayfront 4*
Number of rooms: 1190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step in. From the moment you arrive you instantly feel the difference. All of the vitalizing elements of the sea and sun are embraced on this spectacular waterfront setting. Rising 30 stories above San Diego Bay, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is a spirited blend of San Diego’s coastal influences, style, innovation and of course the unmistakable vibe. Steps from downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Convention Center, and PETCO Park, this beautiful hotel offers the amenities and lays the best of the city at your doorstep. Now guests have easy access from the hotel by way of the pedestrian bridge, directly to PETCO Park, downtown’s vibrant Gaslamp district, and up-in-coming East Village. Luxury and comfort have no boundaries here. Enjoy magnificent San Diego Bay and city views from our lobby, restaurants and guest rooms. Each one of the 1,190 spacious guest rooms including 30 suites at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront has a Bay view and features Hilton's Serenity Collection® bed and linens, the finest amenities such as Peter Thomas Roth® products, and the latest technology. And true to Hilton tradition, exceptional service comes as effortlessly here as the tides ebb and flow. For a San Diego business trip, family weekend, or a romantic getaway, Hilton San Diego Bayfront accommodations offer something for everyone. ... more   less 
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