San Diego is home to some truly remarkable Hyatt hotels, making it an excellent destination if you’re committed to the World of Hyatt loyalty program.

Choosing can be challenging, however, as all San Diego Hyatt hotels are wonderful in their unique way. Ultimately, it comes down to what you want in a getaway and how a particular location or lineup of amenities will deliver your dream San Diego trip.

To make this decision a bit easier, I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite San Diego Hyatt hotels for you to consider. And, if you’re not going to redeem points for your stay, we can book you in with extra perks through the Hyatt Prive program — and you’ll earn points.

We speak to readers and clients about San Diego hotels daily, so know what they’re booking. This list is also based on their feedback and information from our contacts on each property and personal experience.

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1. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club, and Spa

Location: Carlsbad
Hotel class: Luxury

You want:

  • to stay in one of our nicest resorts.
  • play golf at an acclaimed course.
  • a two bed room with two king beds
  • recently-renovated rooms and suites.
  • daily onsite resort activities.
  • total rejuvenation during spa treatments.
  • stunning views of the foothills or lagoon.
  • to dine at an upscale restaurant exclusive to resort guests.
  • a zero-entry family pool with small water slides and a splash pad.
  • an adults-only pool experience.
  • proximity to The Flower Fields, LEGOLAND California, and many other attractions.

Choose: Park Hyatt Aviara

This resort is among our most popular choices for families and is what I consider the top five luxury properties in all of San Diego. It’s one of our most requested and booked hotels.

The pool area is a big draw, and the entire resort is newly renovated. The rooms are sizeable enough that the two bed rooms have two king-sized beds, which parents particularly love. Single king rooms have sofa beds, should you prefer a seating area by day.

The Arnold Palmer specialty suite has a putting green on its terrace. But even more popular with our clients is the Fireside Terrace Suite which has two patios, with a fire pit on one of them.

You’ll easily stay entertained onsite, as this full-service resort boasts a variety of indulgent amenities, along with daily planned activities. Tee off at the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course or relax in the over 15,000-square-foot spa that includes a solarium lounge.

Reservations:

  • $100 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade* (can usually process at time of booking)
  • Daily Breakfast for Two at Ponto Lago Restaurant
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi
  • Complimentary Access to Aviara Spa amenities

* Subject to forecasted occupancy

Also featured in: Best San Diego Hotels with Balconies, Best Kid-Friendly San Diego Hotels, Best San Diego Luxury Hotels, Best Carlsbad Hotels, Best Hotels Near LEGOLAND, Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in San Diego, Best Hotel Pools in San Diego


2. Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas

Location: Encinitas
Hotel class: Luxury

You want:

  • a quieter boutique hotel.
  • a fire pit room with a large wrap-around sofa.
  • an exclusive experience at one of the only Alila hotels in the United States.
  • dramatic views of the California coastline.
  • an eco-friendly stay at a resort that prioritizes sustainability.

Choose: Alila Marea Resort Encinitas

It is not a sprawling Hyatt San Diego resort but rather an intimate boutique hotel with great service — and that’s exactly what makes it stand out.

Sustainability is a priority here, as you’ll quickly notice when dining onsite. Locally-sourced ingredients make each meal wonderfully fresh, while the international flavors at the esteemed restaurant Vaga (make reservations in advance because it’s popular with locals) are sure to please.

The beach below is on the quieter side also, but Alila Marea Beach Resort will set up chairs and umbrellas for you. Note that the pool runs on the small side, but that’s typical for our boutique hotels.

Your room or suite has a soothing design that pairs minimalism with natural elements. Many rooms provide gorgeous coastal views and the fire pit rooms are very popular.

Reservations: We can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that include the below.

  • Daily breakfast for 2 in Vaga (value at $30/person plus tax and gratuity)
  • A $100 property credit
  • A welcome amenity
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Early check-in & late check-out, subject to availability

 Also featured in: Best Encinitas Hotels


3. The Seabird Resort

Location: Oceanside
Hotel class: Moderate/Luxury

You want:

  • a more reasonably-priced family beach hotel that is also nice.
  • a North County San Diego location that’s convenient to Orange County.
  • to enjoy the distinct vibes and separate amenities from an adjacent sister property.
  • beach access within walking distance of your room.
  • spa services or a makeover at the salon.
  • casual restaurants and things to do within walking distance.

 Choose: The Seabird Resort

As one of the more recent additions to San Diego’s Hyatt lineup, The Seabird Resort brings the best of the coastal vacation experience to Oceanside in the north end of San Diego County.

The resort is conveniently situated not only near the beach but also right next to the Mission Pacific. As sister hotels, these Oceanside gems provide full access to one another; if you stay at The Seabird, you can take advantage of Mission Pacific’s amenities — and vice versa.

Of course, there’s plenty to keep you happy right at The Seabird Resort. The pool deck invites you to soak in the sun, while the library provides a less expected — but equally wonderful — means of relaxing. Of the two, The Seabird is significantly more family-friendly with activities and amenities for kids.

Treat yourself to holistic rituals at Sunny’s Spa or enjoy a delicious meal on the patio at Piper. The Shelter Club brings the area’s best cocktails poolside. 

Reservations: We can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that include the below.

  • $100 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade*
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi

* Subject to forecasted occupancy

Also featured in: Best Oceanside Hotels


4. Mission Pacific Hotel

Location: Oceanside
Hotel class: Moderate/Luxury

You want:

  • a more adult-focused hotel.
  • an upscale boutique beach hotel that prices resonably.
  • easy access to the beach.
  • craft cocktails at one of the area’s hottest rooftop bars.
  • gourmet dining just steps from the guest rooms.
  • views of the Top Gun House
  • to utilize amenities at The Seabird.

Choose: Mission Pacific Hotel

As previously mentioned, Mission Pacific Hotel stands adjacent to The Seabird — and you can take full advantage of its sister property’s many magnificent offerings.

You’ll find plenty of distinct opportunities at Mission Pacific that keep you onsite, however.

The hotel has many quirky offerings, such as memorable photo opportunities by the house from Top Gun. Its rooftop bar is downright legendary, as are the Guadalupe-inspired entrees at Valle.

Both Mission Pacific and The Seabird are excellent choices when you want to stay near the beach. In fact, the hotel’s staff can set up your beach chair and umbrella on your behalf, so all you need to do is stroll to the beach at your leisure. 

Reservations: We can book you in with the Hyatt Prive benefits listed below.

  • $100 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade*
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi

* Subject to forecasted occupancy


6. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Location: Marina District
Hotel class: Moderate

You want:

  • a hotel near the Convention Center that allows you to relax during your business trip.
  • several excellent onsite dining options.
  • remarkable San Diego bay views and city scenery, especially during sunset.
  • easy access to Seaport Village and the Embarcadero.
  • two rooftop pools with hot tub and views
  • to book a reasonably-priced suite for your family.
  • a hotel where are pets allowed

Choose: Manchester Grand Hyatt

Known, in part, for its proximity to the San Diego Convention Center, the Manchester Grand Hyatt provides somewhere comfortable and sophisticated to kick back when you attend a convention or other work function.

This Marina District gem is a favorite among business travelers, although it provides plenty to keep vacationers happy.

Despite this hotel’s convenient location, you may never feel the need to travel offsite for meals. Instead, you can expect locally-sourced entrees served alongside exceptional California wine at multiple restaurants.

If nothing else, you should check out the Top of the Hyatt lounge on the 40th floor, where you’ll be astounded by the city panoramas.

As you retreat to your room, you’ll observe a minimalist design prompted, in part, by the hotel’s effort to develop sustainable accommodations. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to a suite; they are surprisingly affordable at this location.

Reservations: We can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that include the below.

  • $100 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade*
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi

* Subject to forecasted occupancy

Two Night Minimum Length of Stay required for this brand. The room upgrade, if available, happens within 24 hours of booking (however, this hotel is busy so it can take 48 hours).

Also featured in: Best Downtown San Diego Hotels, San Diego Hotels for Large Families


6. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

 Location: Mission Bay
Hotel class: Moderate

You want:

  • a reasonably-priced hotel with water slides
  • a reasonably priced small suite
  • to visit nearby SeaWorld San Diego.
  • to enjoy aquatic activities available in Mission Bay.
  • to explore a private marina just steps from your room.

Choose: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

We book Hyatt Regency Mission Bay for families who want a more moderately-priced four-star hotel with a kid-friendly pool deck.

While it’s about a 20-minute walk to the beach, you do have access to some water sports on Mission Bay (kayaing, paddleboarding and more) and are not too far from Mission Beach activities like Belmont Park San Diego.

Its rooms are comfortable always fancy, but they have pleasing designs and creature comforts that encourage you to relax. The Marina Suite is popular with families for its reasonable price point.

You can choose between several dining outlets including a grab-and-go market, a poolside bar, and Red Marlin restaurant.

Reservations: We can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that include the below.

  • $100 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade*
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi

* Subject to forecasted occupancy

Also featured in: Best Mission Beach Hotels, Best Hotels Near SeaWorld San Diego, Best San Diego Resorts, Best Kid-Friendly San Diego Hotels

7. Andaz San Diego

 Location: Gaslamp Quarter
Hotel class: Moderate

king room at Andaz San Diego

You want:

  • a trendy experience in the heart of the Gaslamp District.
  • to hang out at an acclaimed rooftop bar.
  • modern accommodations with distinctive decor.
  • a pet-friendly stay in the big city.

Choose: Andaz San Diego

If you desire a cosmopolitan experience, you can’t go wrong with Andaz San Diego. This contemporary San Diego hotel has a vibrant atmosphere that is more conducive to partying than relaxing — so look elsewhere if you prefer serene accommodations.

If you’re on the hunt for excitement, you’ll find it at the rooftop bar, where the likes of Prince Harry have partied in style.

Other memorable rooftop amenities include a pool and fitness center. The posh STK Steakhouse is also in the hotel.

Reservations: We can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that include the below.

  • $50 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade*
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi

* Subject to forecasted occupancy

Also featured in: Best Downtown San Diego Hotels, Best Hotels Near the San Diego Convention Center | Best San Diego Gaslamp Hotels


8. Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine

 Location: La Jolla/UTC area (not in the Village)
Hotel class: Moderate

Room at Hyatt La Jolla Aventine

You want:

  • a business hotel near biotech or UCSD.
  • to enjoy a quick match at onsite tennis courts.
  • quick access to the I-5 freeway, UCSD, Torrey Pines, or La Jolla.
  • easy access to a handful of nice restaurants in the Aventine.
  • a heated outdoor swimming pool with cabanas and fire pits.

Choose: Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine

This hotel isn’t located in the La Jolla zip code, but is rather up by the I-5 freeway. Because of this, you’ll have faster freeway access to other San Diego attractions and cities from Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine.

The outdoor swimming pool is pretty nice actually and non-guests can use it through ResortPass. A seasonal pool bar serves food and drinks. You’ll also benefit from the grab-and-go market serving coffee, sandwiches, breakfast and more.

While it is mostly a business hotel, families do choose it for the price point (lower for the area), pool and easy freeway access.

Note: This hotel used to offer access to a high-end gym called The Sporting Club but it has closed permanently. Instead, the hotel offer their own 24-hour StayFit gym and in-room massages.

Reservations: Book through Hyatt or compare prices on TripAdvisor.

Also featured in: Best Hotels near UCSD

San Diego Hyatt Hotels Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best Hyatt hotels near SeaWorld San Diego?

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is arguably the best option near SeaWorld San Diego, as it’s less than a five-minute drive. In theory, you can walk but the walking route is less direct and can take nearly 30 minutes.

What are the best Hyatt hotels on the beach in San Diego?

A few Hyatt hotels in San Diego are idyllically located on or near the beach. Depending on where you stay, you may be able to hit the sand after a brief walk from your room. Favorite Hyatt San Diego beach hotels include:

  • Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas
  • Mission Pacific Hotel
  • The Seabird Resort

Are there Hyatt Hotels in Coronado?

At this time there are no Hyatt Hotels in Coronado, California. 1906 Lodge Coronado used to be bookable through Hyatt but isn’t any longer.

Which Hyatt Hotels in San Diego are Best for Families?

The best Hyatt hotels on this list that are best for families include:

  • Park Hyatt Aviara
  • The Seabird Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt

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