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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Rating: 5.0 Pearls

The 373-room Park Hyatt Aviara features Spanish colonial architecture and a stunning setting just north of the Batiquitos Lagoon wildlife sanctuary, which makes for stunning views. It was formerly a Four Seasons property, but switching from one luxury brand to another didn't impact the hotel's comfortable mid-to-upper-level ambiance. The rooms are clean, and though their decor is slightly generic (not quite up to the Park Hyatt's usual standards), there are modern amenities (flat-screen TVs with DVD players and iPod docks) and spacious balconies. There are separate pool areas for families and adults, and the adults-only pool is attractive, with impressive views of the nearby lagoon and Arnold Palmer-designed golf course.

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego Rating: 4.5 Pearls

This isn't a typical Four Season in that it is a condominium complex, not a luxury hotel. The complex is massive, with two "neighborhoods" called (Summits and Meadows), each with its own heated outdoor pool and small fitness center. Because this is more a residence than a hotel, the vibe here is a lot more laid-back than at other Four Seasons properties -- there's no fine dining restaurant (just poolside snack bars), and the expansive grounds give it an outdoorsy feel that many guests enjoy. But the actual rooms have the typical Four Seasons upscale classic American look, with a beige-and-blue color scheme and lots of hardwood accents. Guests can rent a Superior Room with a kitchenette or upgrade to one of the one- or two-bedroom villas and residences, with lots of living space and a full kitchen. Overall, the Four Seasons is a solid choice especially for families -- it's in a quiet area (right by a golf course) and gives guests the option of cooking meals in their kitchens/kitchenettes.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa

Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This 439-room resort right on the San Diego Bay, five minutes from the beach, is made for families, with three pools and activities galore (surf lessons, gondola rides in a private marina, a teen lounge...the list goes on). But its isolated location on the Coronado peninsula is less convenient for seeing the sights, and extra fees can make guests feel nickel-and-dimed.

Paradise Point Resort and Spa

Paradise Point Resort and Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This 462-room property near Sea World has sprawling, 44-acre grounds on a private island, activities galore (tennis, a putting green, water sports, basketball), five pools, a mile-long beach, bonfire pits and a spa. Rooms were renovated in 2010 and feature Balinese-inspired decor, patios, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks. But bathrooms could have used more of an upgrade, and some rooms have views of the parking lot.

Hotel Solamar San Diego

Hotel Solamar San Diego Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This 235-room Kimpton boutique just outside the Gaslamp Quarter is notable for its stylish rooms with beach-inspired decor and its attractive rooftop pool area. There are some great freebies -- a free nightly wine hour, free coffee and tea in the lobby, free newspaper delivery, and free guided walks every Wednesday afternoon -- but you'll have to pay for parking and business center services. The nearby Hard Rock Hotel is sometimes a little cheaper, but it's less kid-friendly.

Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

Omni La Costa Resort and Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This 400-acre, 611-room megaresort near Legoland is packed with family features, including large rooms, six pools with waterslides, and an impressive kids club. The spa, golf courses, tennis courts, and on-site shopping help ensure adults have fun as well, but there are extra fees for almost everything.

Hotel del Coronado

Hotel del Coronado Rating: 4.0 Pearls

The iconic, family-friendly Hotel del Coronado is one of the largest and best-known resorts in Southern California, with 679 rooms right on the beach and an acclaimed fine dining restaurant and wine bar. It's located in charming Coronado Village, a short drive away from San Diego’s main attractions. But some rooms and bathrooms are small for the price, and could use updating.

Beach Village at The Del

Beach Village at The Del Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Beach Village at The Del is the more luxurious section if the iconic Hotel del Coronado, offering big upscale cottages right on the sand. Beach Village guests get exclusive extras that Hotel del Coronado guests do not: private pools, use of the Windsor Club Cottage, a free breakfast buffet, and better in-room amenities, such as iPod docks, fireplaces, kitchenettes, and terraces. The beachfront location is impossible to beat, and Beach Village guests get free beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. But prices are steep and there are some flaws: some ground-floor units have privacy issues due to passing pedestrian traffic, there are extra fees for Wi-Fi and parking, and some complain service isn't as seamless as it should be for this level of hotel.

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort's large (if bland) condos are convenient for families, with full kitchens and (in most) ocean views. It's across the street from the beach and has lots of kid-friendly activities, including kids' pool, a playground, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, and miniature golf. But it's a 10-minute drive to the restaurants and shops in downtown Carlsbad, and the beach could be nicer.

Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter

Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter Rating: 3.0 Pearls

This mid-range property in the Gaslamp Quarter is surprisingly stylish for a Residence Inn, and one of the most family-friendly properties in San Diego, despite its happening location. It's easy to save money on food here -- rooms all have kitchens, there's a barbecue area next to the small pool, and the buffet breakfast is free. There's also plenty of room for families to spread out: the smallest room starts at 400 square feet, and many rooms have sofa beds. All in all, it’s a great value -- but families may also want to consider the nearby Hotel Solamar.

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What's Your Style?

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Beach
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Romantic
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Locations

  • Balboa Park
  • Carlsbad
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner
  • Babysitting Services
  • Balcony
  • Bar at Pool
  • Basic Television
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Brands

  • Four Seasons
  • Kimpton
  • Loews
  • Paradise Point
  • Park Hyatt
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