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“Slice Of Heaven in San Diego!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Ranked #70 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Forest
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7 reviews
“Slice Of Heaven in San Diego!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

This hotel is amazing. It has a great location, wonderful amenities and a grand ambiance. A must stay at, for sure. When you first enter the lovely lobby, you are greeted by a front door man in uniform and dotted by lovely flowers and foliage. When you reach your room, it is spacious, clean, and has a lovely bay view. We love this place and can't wait to return next year!.

Green Features: They use Energy Star Appliances, windows, recycle, have healthy food options, local plants and cleaning products.
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. I am delighted to know how much you loved the property and that you appreciated all the amenities we offer our guests. I am ecstatic to hear that you experienced amazing service and smiling faces throughout your stay and that you found the hotel and your accommodations clean and comfortable. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

This hotel is situated so that you can walk to any venues in the downtown San Diego area. There is shopping, sightseeing and sports! What a combo. If you are traveling for business plan on extending your stay so you can enjoy what this area has to offer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your recent review and for sharing your experience with our future guests. I am pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and that you appreciated our convenient location on the bay and within walking distance to a variety of shops and restaurants in the downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back during a future visit.
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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

I had no choice but to stay here for a business conference. I have to admit, I expected a lot more out of this property. The rooms are average. Small, but clean. No extra amenities like a make up mirror or mini bar, which I would expect from a property in this price range. But the room was clean and fairly quiet. Thermostat was an issue. The room was never comfortable regardless of how much I coddled the thermostat. But the location is great and the pool seemed nice. Service was subpar. The cashier in the gift shop should be fired due to her rudeness. If I have the choice, I will not stay here again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed at Hilton San Diego Bayfront for a conference. The rooms are immaculate, not large but equipped for the business or vacation traveller, the views from the upper floors are breathtaking, conference facilities are excellent, and conveniently located within walking distance of any room, the lighting for slide presentations is perfect. The decor of the lobby and restaurants are modern, but oh so aesthetic and delightful to walk by. The restaurants offer eclectic California food (round up the usual Californian slant on healthy foods - avocados, berries, fish tacos, granola) but also can locate calorie- and fat-dense burgers, etc. (Wish menus had included Californian vision of tapas). Everyone on staff at this hotel is not only pleasant and friendly but are sensitive to cues of "where am I" and step in immediately to help. One of the kitchen staff who came out to replenish the breakfast buffet started chatting, with such genuine delight, that the rest of the day was the color rose. The vistas from some of the meeting spaces are dramatic, the decks, the pool area and walking paths along the waterfront are lovely, and big comfortable chairs and sofas wait with open cushions to rest tired legs. San Diego is a visitor's dream, with more quality outdoor and indoor activities than you can possibly avail yourself of in a short visit. I had no time to exploit these possibilities, but others shared their view that concierge service to accommodate their tourist destinations were excellent. This hotel is a great base for exploring the dramatic, natural and human-created beauty and bounty of San Diego. Scratched my memory to excavate a negative about this hotel but came up zero. .

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view. Upgrade if you can.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your amazingly thorough review and for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to San Diego. I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that you were comfortable in your clean and inviting guest room. I am glad to know that you found all the staff very courteous and accommodating and that you loved the beautiful views from a variety of locations around the property. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to San Diego.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Spend a day at the Hilton Bayfront and what an amazing hotel....on the waterfront and close to Gaslamp Quarter. Amazing pool, excellent front desk staff, meticulously maintained, rooms very comfortable. I will be coming back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your 5 star review. I am delighted to know how much you enjoyed your stay and that you were impressed with our brand new pool area complete with our new open-air lounge, The Pool Club. I am pleased to know that you loved our convenient location on the bay and within walking distance to all the best San Diego has to offer. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel and every staff member I came into contact with was friendly and happy to be at work. My housekeeper was phenomenal!
Enjoyed sitting on the patio of the Fox Sports Grill as the view was perfect. Only downfall is you must walk outside of the building (no direct access from within the hotel) to the sports grill, the coffee shop, & the frozen yogurt locations. Petco park is truly across the skywalk & Gaslamp Quarters just beyond that. Centrally located especially with the harbor walk right outside the hotel. A short walk to the fabulous Seaside Village that quickly became a favorite destination. The ferry across to Coronado was 100 yards away from the hotel & very convenient but wish they had more time slotted from the 5th ave landing.

Room Tip: The upper floors have great views & even overlooking the loading docks the scenery was beautiful...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Katie E, Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests. I am ecstatic to hear that all of the team members you encountered were friendly and accommodating, making your stay that much more enjoyable. I am happy to hear that you appreciated all the amenities we offer our guests as well as our convenient location on the bay and within walking distance to some of the best shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in San Diego. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again on a future trip.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Couldn't ask for a better location! I had early mornings at the convention center for work and late nights in the gas lamp district for pleasure. The hotel was situated perfectly and safely for walking.

Particularly commendable staff were: Gary Floyd, the late night front desk reception staff on 6/1 and the early morning front desk reception staff on 6/2

Thank you for a lovely staff. I will book this hotel again during my next business trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#17 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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