The Top 20 Beachfront and Oceanfront Resorts in San Diego

The hotels and resorts I have reviewed on this story are chosen because of their easy beach access, great amenities, and wide range of things to do within walking distance.

You like historic hotels with a big roster of amenities. The red roof of this famous San Diego hotel has become one of the city’s icons.

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Colection by Hilton

These coastal residences range between one and three bedrooms, including kitchens and living rooms that are separate from the bedroom.

Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

Beach Village is a private enclave at Hotel del Coronado with designer rooms, suites, and cottages.

Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

You’d like a quieter beachfront vacation with the comforts of home or are traveling with extended family and need accommodations that can fit everyone.


You want a luxury boutique hotel on a quieter beach in North Encinitas. You have a car and don’t need a bunch of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Alila Marea Resort Encinitas

A recent addition to the Oceanside beachfront hotel lineup, The Seabird Resort delivers superb views from its balconies, restaurants, and pool.

The Seabird Resort

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