Best San Diego Luxury Hotels and Resorts That Are Truly 5-Star

We have tons of great hotels. Many are in what I would call the high four-star range, or they are boutique hotels that can’t offer robust amenities due to space constraints.

But if you tell me you’re used to staying in Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz-Carlton, Montage, and similar brands  (like I am), you’ll be happiest referring to the list here.

It’s one of a handful of Forbes fifteen-star properties in the world (for the hotel, spa, and Addison restaurant). Addison is San Diego’s only Michelin-starred restaurant.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The villas offer separate bedrooms and living areas that provide travelers with plenty of space (Superior King guest rooms do not) for (usually) a reasonable price for what you get.

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego

The Lodge at Torrey Pines boasts ocean views and excellent customer service. I book many repeat guests and was reminded of how beautiful it is during a recent personal stay.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

A state-of-the-art spa, fitness programming, and peaceful surroundings in the luxury of a Relais & Chateaux property.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

With its attention to detail, luxury linens, stylish decor, city views, and excellent service, Pendry San Diego is a top choice for those who want to stay in the downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter area.

Pendry San Diego

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