23 Best Boutique Hotels in San Diego, California

Planning a trip to San Diego? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, I have the inside scoop on the most charming and trendy boutique hotels San Diego County has to offer.

Photo: Carte Hotel

Photo: Grand Colonial

The hotel features a gorgeous pool, an impressive fitness center, and a full-service spa. Petco Park and the San Diego Bay are just a few streets away. And it’s easy to reach San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.

Pendry San Diego

Photo: Pendry San Diego

Beach butler service sets up guests on the beach with towels, chairs, and umbrellas. You can also book surfing lessons through the concierge a few paces north at South Ponto Beach.

Alila Marea Resort Encinitas

Choose from ocean, garden, or Village views, and enjoy the coveted location within walking distance of the water. The hotel also has a spa tub, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

La Valencia Hotel

Photo: La Valencia

The breathtaking grounds provide the perfect backdrop for photographs, and the  Spanish-California architecture invokes romance and relaxation.


Photo: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Located within the attractive and historic Gaslamp Quarter, this trendy hotel features stylish, fully updated bedrooms and bathrooms.

Andaz San Diego

From the ornate, highly decorated entryway to the refreshing and simplistic design of the interior guest rooms, this hotel induces feelings of nostalgia for a time gone by.

The Guild Hotel, San Diego, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Photo: The Guild Hotel

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Photo: 1906 Lodge Coronado