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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I came on our babymoon and had a great experience. We definitely plan on coming back with our baby. We stayed in a villa and loved the spacious room, walk out patio and view of the bay. The grounds were beautiful and loved that the water and beach were right there. The pool was nice as well. The location is super convenient being right off the freeway but not so close that you could hear the noise. 10 mins to downtown San Diego, 20 mins to Coronado and 10 mins to La Jolla. A downfall was that we could definitely hear our above neighbors walking around and our next door neighbor's when they were talking loudly. It wasn't enough to keep us awake or ruin our experience but definitely wished it was insulated a bit better. Also, parking was a bit tough if you came back later at night. For $38/night I would expect to be able to park closer to our room and not have to walk across the resort. May have just been because it was crowded due to Memorial Day but something they should consider.

Gordon the concierge knows everyone in the area in more importantly they know him He can get the best tables and reservations at the best restaurants The same day you want to dine

This is a great hotel located on the beach (bay side) with lots of services and amenities. Would have gotten a 5 overall, but make sure to read the fine print. $30 daily resort fee, $38 daily parking fee (really....this is ridiculous for the area), and a 3.5% service charge on all resort purchases.....Hilton c'mon...there was a sign in the restaurant saying this was to cover the rise in minimum wage.....WHAT A JOKE!!!!. Dinner for four at the restaurant including 3 drinks was $158 except tip....Dinner was good, but would only fill a 100 lbs woman....and at that price you couldn't cover the rise in minimum wage....the result...a reduction in tip....only hurting your employees who worked their a** off.

Nice hotel overall. $38 dollars a night tho, for parking your car, on top of a daily $30 dollar resort fee, is ridiculous.

Nice facilities, dated rooms. Old construction with thin floors.

hard to find the Room at the check in there are different buildings and at night the were just difficult to find the signs of the name of the buildings

Restaurant was not kid friendly and it was expensive. Continental breakfast only good for honor members.

Couldn't relax at pool it was always too crowded. Had nice breeze off of Bay. Excellent location to attractions. I would stay here again just wish they had more pools.

Room 515, Villa with King size bed, had a mildew odor and the air conditioning vents were black. The vents were dirty or moldy. I was switched to another room and management gave me a credit. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

My teenage son and I had a great time enjoying your resort. My son used the basketball court. I loved the location so close to the bay. I enjoyed walking the bay, and we rented bikes to ride around the bay. We even rented a couple of different types of boats at the marina, and we had a fantastic time exploring the bay by water. The pool is beautiful, and the staff was incredibly helpful!

Poor ventilation in the first room we had. After switching to a different room the ventilation was better. In the second room we spotted two cockroaches, one shortly after moving in and one the day we left. Smallish rooms. Things just felt a little shabby: frayed edges on the carpets, drawers on the dressers that wouldn't stay shut, two small hooks for hand/bath towels, etc.

The hotel was very nice; however the concierge service provided by Gordon Berry was top notch. My wife and I have traveled all over the world, but he had to be the best concierge we have ever met. Also, April at check-in and check-out provided excellent customers service. The hotel location is close to everything and right on the beach. The room and food was excellent. I will definitely stay here again and next time bring more family members for a large family trip. Thank you Hilton staff!

The hotel was in a great location close to the freeway and on Mission Bay very close to Sea World. It was also a quick ride to get to Mission Beach. Fantastic facilities and a great restaurant and bar with excellent staff. Fiesta Island is also right across from the hotel and is a very nice drive place to visit.

Disappointed with the cleaning of the room. Parking fees and other fees on top of the booking was a surprise. Will not stay there again.

Added expenses were astronomical Way overpriced definitely NOT value for money

$35 a day to park your car $25 a day resort fee I loved the location. Close to sea world Friendly staff No microwave in room Dining with kids after 5 is an issue unless you want to take them for an expensive meal there Staff gave me a list of restaurants and the one we went to was gone. They gave no specific recommendations. Great coffee at the aroma cafe Nice gym Awesome walk/run/bike path directly behind hotel. Nice for kids. Great pool. Food was our biggest issue with the kids after 5.

The best part of this hotel is it's location. Other than that, it's just ok. Our room was right against the parking lot next to a construction tent that was being built our entire stay. There is no valet and parking is very expensive. We enjoyed the pool but there is just one restaurant and it's on the higher end. The hotel sits just around the bay from Sea World which was nice. But I doubt we will a stay here again. Unless you are willing to pay well over 300 p night to view the bay, i don't see the benefits.

Hotel is nice but location is not on the beach.. It is Bay! That's ok but not the beach view and price is beachy.. Spa is Ok not great. But overall this is a very pretty hotel. Finally, this place also has a Bay and attached to it is Boating area and I kayaked., lot of fun had a great time

Las habitaciones están viejas y sin mantenimiento.

I will have to say this hotel is great. We had a garden view villa. The view was awesome. However, the $25 "resort fee" plus the $35 parking fee added up. We were going to get room service but a basic breakfast was $17 each not including coffee/juice. The on site restaurant was extremely expensive as well. But like I said the scenery was beautiful. The location was 15 minutes from most things we wanted to see. So you will enjoy this hotel but you will have to pay for it.

1775 E Mission Bay Dr San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Spa

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Seaworld and University of San Diego. This 357 -room, 4-star resort has a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. On the beach, it's also near Old Town San Diego State Park and Mission Beach.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Acqua, which specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 357 air-conditioned rooms feature MP3 docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. If you drive, self parking is USD 38.00 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and 3 spa tubs.

Room options

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

Everyone (12) Couples (19) Business (7) Family (21) Other (3) Friends (3)
4

grounds & location were great

Everyone

My husband and I came on our babymoon and had a great experience. We definitely plan on coming back with our baby. We stayed in a villa and loved the spacious room, walk out patio and view of the bay. The grounds were beautiful and loved that the water and beach were right there. The pool was nice as well. The location is super convenient being right off the freeway but not so close that you could hear the noise. 10 mins to downtown San Diego, 20 mins to Coronado and 10 mins to La Jolla. A downfall was that we could definitely hear our above neighbors walking around and our next door neighbor's when they were talking loudly. It wasn't enough to keep us awake or ruin our experience but definitely wished it was insulated a bit better. Also, parking was a bit tough if you came back later at night. For $38/night I would expect to be able to park closer to our room and not have to walk across the resort. May have just been because it was crowded due to Memorial Day but something they should consider.

By , from scottsdale az on May 30, 2017

5

gordon the concierge is fantastic!

Everyone

Gordon the concierge knows everyone in the area in more importantly they know him He can get the best tables and reservations at the best restaurants The same day you want to dine

By on Apr 28, 2017

4

buyer beware

Everyone

This is a great hotel located on the beach (bay side) with lots of services and amenities. Would have gotten a 5 overall, but make sure to read the fine print. $30 daily resort fee, $38 daily parking fee (really....this is ridiculous for the area), and a 3.5% service charge on all resort purchases.....Hilton c'mon...there was a sign in the restaurant saying this was to cover the rise in minimum wage.....WHAT A JOKE!!!!. Dinner for four at the restaurant including 3 drinks was $158 except tip....Dinner was good, but would only fill a 100 lbs woman....and at that price you couldn't cover the rise in minimum wage....the result...a reduction in tip....only hurting your employees who worked their a** off.

By on Apr 17, 2017

4
Everyone

Nice hotel overall. $38 dollars a night tho, for parking your car, on top of a daily $30 dollar resort fee, is ridiculous.

By on Feb 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2017

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa for your recent trip to San Diego! While we're thrilled to hear that your trip was enjoyable overall, we apologize that we fell short in some areas. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. All the best, DON DENNIS Managing Director

3
Everyone

Nice facilities, dated rooms. Old construction with thin floors.

By on Jan 4, 2017

3
Everyone

hard to find the Room at the check in there are different buildings and at night the were just difficult to find the signs of the name of the buildings

By on Dec 19, 2016

2

nice hotel on the beach. restaurant was expensive

Everyone

Restaurant was not kid friendly and it was expensive. Continental breakfast only good for honor members.

By on Nov 29, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 16, 2016

Thank you for your feedback and visit. We're disappointed we fell short of providing you with an exceptional stay. We work hard to be competitive with the other resorts on Mission Bay and pride ourselves on our family friendly site. We hope you will consider a return visit so that we can Make It Right for you. Warmest regards, ELIZABETH MELENDEZ Hotel Manager

4

staff very friendly and accommodating.

Everyone

Couldn't relax at pool it was always too crowded. Had nice breeze off of Bay. Excellent location to attractions. I would stay here again just wish they had more pools.

By on Aug 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2016

We would love the opportunity to welcome you back to the resort for a more relaxed and serene visit. As the summer vacations come to a close for many of our family visitors and the children are headed back to school, the fall months though still spectacular weather on Mission Bay, becomes much more quiet at our large resort pool. We're certain with some insider tips about the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa the perfect return visit awaits you and all you are looking for in a stay with us! Warmest regards, ELIZABETH MELENDEZ Hotel Manager

2

close to sea world

Everyone

Room 515, Villa with King size bed, had a mildew odor and the air conditioning vents were black. The vents were dirty or moldy. I was switched to another room and management gave me a credit. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

By on Aug 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2016

We're very sorry your stay with us was less than exceptional. We strive to provide every guest with a relaxing and enjoyable visit and it's disheartening to hear we fell short of the mark with your stay. Each villa has there own ventilation system and the issue was immediately addressed and corrected. We hope you will reconsider giving us another opportunity to show you our normally high standards and attention to details. Kindly, ELIZABETH MELENDEZ, Hotel Manager

5

beautiful hotel with lots of fun things to do!

Everyone

My teenage son and I had a great time enjoying your resort. My son used the basketball court. I loved the location so close to the bay. I enjoyed walking the bay, and we rented bikes to ride around the bay. We even rented a couple of different types of boats at the marina, and we had a fantastic time exploring the bay by water. The pool is beautiful, and the staff was incredibly helpful!

By , from Chino, California on Aug 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Dear Kim, Out of the many wonderful hotels to choose from in Sunny San Diego, thank you for choosing to spend your time with us. We are incredibly fortunate to offer our active families so many fun options to enjoy right here on site and just beyond and we're delighted you were afforded the opportunity to enjoy some of our family favorites while with us! We appreciate your positive feedback as well as constructive critique where we could make some changes that would have made your stay even better. we hope to showcase some of these changes the next time your headed our way. Warmest regards, ELIZABETH MELENDEZ, Hotel Manager