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"A good deal for families” -- Frommer’s

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
  • All-suite downtown hotel, good home base to explore the area
  • Located across from Seaport Village and a five-minute walk to trolley stop
  • All rooms have a separate living room and mini kitchen
  • Free nightly cocktails and an indoor heated pool
  • Quality Checked by Travelzoo
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  • No Booking Fees


601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Strictly speaking, the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown is a business-centric hotel, but its spacious all-suite accommodations mean it’s also a good bet for families. Five minutes on foot to the Seaport Village trolley stop, the location makes it convenient for exploring downtown attractions as well as area beaches. SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo are less than 15 minutes away by car.

Upon entering the circa-1980’s property, it feels as though you've stepped foot somewhere in the tropics rather than Southern California. The 12-story atrium is filled with tropical plants and koi ponds meander through the center. Here, the manager holds a free nightly drinks reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (two free cocktails per person).

Family-friendly facilities include a heated indoor pool and a complimentary breakfast buffet, with cooked-to-order options. Washers and dryers on the 11th and 12th floors (extra charge) are handy for longer stays. There’s also a well-equipped fitness room and a relaxed bar and restaurant serving one-pound hamburgers and beer from a local microbrewery.

Each suite comes with a separate living/dining room equipped with a sofa bed, a granite-finished bathroom and a mini kitchen, complete with a microwave, mini fridge and wet bar. Corner suites offer more space, and two-bedroom suites also have two bathrooms.

From the press:
  • “If you can snag a room when a big convention isn't forcing up downtown rates, this business hotel can be a good deal for families” -- Frommer’s
  • “Renovations in guest bathrooms brought new granite counters, motion-activated lights, and curved shower rods that add more room” -- Fodor’s


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Children 18 years and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge for one child under 2 years of age. Any additional adults in room will be an additional charge. Charges will be added to your bill.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is only 10 minutes by taxi from San Diego International Airport. Valet parking is available for those arriving by car (extra charge).


  • 601 Pacific Highway
  • San Diego, CA, 92101
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

agents available 24 hours

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