The beach is a both a huge draw for tourists and a big reason why people choose to live in San Diego. It doesn't matter if it's December or July–good weather enables year-round surfing lessons, suntanning and sand castle building. If the beach is going to be the focus of your San Diego vacation, why not fall asleep with ocean breezes? Beachfront hotels can be found all over the county and though you may understandably pay a bit more for the privilege, you won't in a handful of places.
Voted one of America's Top 10 Beaches by the Travel Channel, Coronado Central Beach is right in front of the historic Hotel Del Coronado. Forget your beach gear? This luxury resort, popular with celebrities, politicians and residents, has umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, surfboards, and volleyballs available for rent as well as a shopping arcade to pick up bathing suits, sunscreen and other necessities.
Up the coast in Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar offers a private footpath to the beach and a prime location near Del Mar's finest restaurants and shopping. Though not directly on the beach, it's just right across the street from one of the most popular, family-friendly beaches in North County.
Also, on our list of 10 best budget hotels, the Ocean Beach Hotel provides guests with a beachfront experience without breaking the back. It's located in the funky beach neighborhood of Ocean Beach. Walk out on the pier, nosh on burgers or fish tacos, and have a casual beach vacation.
If you're coming to San Diego or a resident looking to staycation, relax at one of the 10 best beachfront hotels.