San Diego Resorts: Enjoy Award-Winning Golf Courses, Luxury Spas and More

San Diego's resorts allow guests to kick up their feet and soak up the sun by offering everything both kids and adults love about vacation. Whether your focus is golf, luxury spas, glorious swimming pools or family-friendly activities, these resorts are located all over America’s Finest City and cater to both business and leisure travelers.

Is the ocean too cold for you? Swim in San Diego’s only heated saltwater swimming pool at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, located on the water and next to the San Diego Convention Center. Speaking of the ocean, beachgoers may prefer an oceanfront resort, such as the Hotel Del Coronado. In front of this historic resort lies one of San Diego’s most family-friendly beaches.

Golfers rejoice! Bring the family, because while you tee off at an award-winning Arnold Palmer course, the rest of your crew can enjoy the spa, kids club or 3200 square foot family swimming pool at Park Hyatt Aviara.

Foodies may appreciate that some of the city’s finest restaurants are located in resorts. Enjoy a five-star stay at The Grand Del Mar with Addision, ranked number one on our list of San Diego’s 10 Best Restaurants, within walking distance from your room.

Though we encourage visiting San Diego's best attractions, it is not uncommon for travelers to stay put at these fantastic resorts and let the stress melt away. Imagine yourself sipping that umbrella drink, likely with a hand-crafted twist, while reading our list of San Diego’s 10 Best Resorts.



Paradise Point Resort & Spa is a particularly family-friendly resort due to it's typically reasonable pricing, close proximity to SeaWorld, full-service marina, five swimming pools and other kid-oriented activities. The resort is a sprawling...  Read More



Nestled in a quiet area of Rancho Bernardo, the Rancho Bernardo Inn is known for its 18 hole championship golf course, luxurious spa, and secluded feel. The 287 rooms feature custom furniture, ample work spaces and flat panel TVs. The new...  Read More

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
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Located on the San Diego Bay, Loews Coronado Bay is a luxury resort offering a private 80-slip marina, a soothing spa, enchanting gondola cruises, four restaurants and lounges, basketball and tennis courts, 3 outdoor pools, surfing lessons,...  Read More



Take in the San Diego skyline from across the bay at the Marriott Coronado. The resort sits on 16 acres of waterfront property, right at the base of the famous Coronado Bridge which provides easy access to downtown San Diego and all of its...  Read More

L'Auberge Del Mar - Destination Hotels & Resorts
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Just a quick walk away from one of San Diego's nicest beaches and Del Mar's finest restaurants, the recently renovated L'Auberge Del Mar is an excellent vacation choice. The resort is reminiscent of a private, coastal estate, offering 112...  Read More



The secluded Park Hyatt Aviara lies above a protected wildlife sanctuary called the Batiquitos Lagoon and enjoys spectacular ocean views. This AAA 5-diamond resort offers all the luxury one might expect from a Park Hyatt. When not splashing...  Read More



The luxurious Rancho Valencia, tucked away in the affluent Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood, is an all-suite property of 49 suites averaging 1000 square feet in size that just enjoyed a $30 million renovation. All suites boast a fireplace, private...  Read More



The La Costa Resort & Spa is located just a few miles from the beach in Carlsbad, which is in North San Diego County. In addition to its world-renowned spa, the resort boasts a newly-renovated golf course that is the site of several national...  Read More



The iconic red roof has become one of San Diego's most recognizable symbols. The beachfront Hotel del Coronado is filled with over 120 years of history with guests including 11 Presidents, royalty and countless movie stars. Coronado Island is...  Read More

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
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As Southern California's only triple five star resort, The Grand Del Mar oozes opulence. Nestled in a secluded canyon east of Del Mar, the sprawling property boasts an equestrian center, luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 5-star...  Read More


Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie