Sight-seeing families in San Diego tout the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa for its kid-friendly activities and central location.
Your kids may not care that the resort is overlooking scenic Mission Bay, but they will pay attention to the separate pools for swimming and splashing, life-sized checkerboard and “dive-in” movie nights.
Adrenaline-seeking older kids and their parents can take the winding path to the marina, where Jet-Skis, wakeboards and other water sports are on hand to get your motors running. Calmer family pursuits include classic games like croquet, ping-pong, volleyball and horseshoes. For even mellower fun, there’s a full-service spa and salon with a kids menu.
If the plans involve sights beyond the hotel, hop on the free shuttle for a five minute ride to Sea World or drive 15 minutes to Balboa Park, home to 17 museums and the renowned San Diego Zoo.
The hotel’s main restaurant, Acqua California Bistro, has an award-winning wine list and suggested pairings for each dish. For more casual fare, there’s a poolside bistro that includes kiddie favorites.
With all the amenities on-hand, you may not mind that there isn’t anywhere to shop or eat within walking distance of the hotel. But if you’re the kind of traveler that likes to explore, the ten minute drive to the pedestrian friendly sights of the Old Town District might be a nuisance.
by Dana Marshall
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
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.
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.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Fees The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or checkout.
Self parking fee: USD 35.00 per day (in/out privileges)
Late check-out fee: USD 75.00
Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
Spa tub access
Health club access
Fitness center access
Sporting facilities or equipment
Business center/computer access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The Hilton San Diego Resort is approximately a 15 minute drive from San Diego International Airport. A SuperShuttle shared ride service starts at $12 for the first passenger. A taxi is approximately $23 plus tip.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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