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Top 5 San Diego Luxury Hotels


We spent hours researching San Diego luxury hotels so you don't have to. With a lot of excellent places to choose from, it wasn't easy.

This is how how we choose recommended hotels in general, but for these San Diego luxury hotels, we've applied a higher standard of 4 stars and 4.5 rating out of 5 at Tripadvisor.

San Diego hotel tax is 10.5% (12.5% for hotels with more than 70 rooms). La Jolla charges 10.5%.

Grand Del Mar

In north San Diego County near the Del Mar Race Track, the Grand has a top-notch restaurant, spa and golf club.

  • Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court
  • Telephone: 858-314-2000, 888-314-3020, 858-314-2030 fax
  • Rooms: More than 200 rooms, suites and villas
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Lodge at Torrey Pines

This elegant, craftsman-style resort, overlooking the 18th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course is one of our San Diego favorites. Their onsite restaurant J. R. Valentien is one of the area's best, and the spa is relaxing and well-appointed.

  • Address: 11480 Torrey Pines Rd
  • Area: La Jolla
  • Telephone: (858) 453-4420, (800) 656-0087, (858) 453-0691 fax
  • Rooms: 175 rooms
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Omni San Diego

The Omni is located close to the Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Trolley stops nearby. Baseball fans will love the Omni; it's connected by skybridge directly to the San Diego Padres Ballpark. Use the fitness center, or reserve a Get Fit Room and have an in-room treadmill

  • Address: 675 L Street
  • Area: Downtown
  • Telephone: (619) 231-6664, (888) 444-6664, (619) 231-8060 fax
  • Rooms: 478 rooms
  • Cost Considerations: Free high-speed Internet, Valet parking for a fee, or paid public garages nearby
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Park Hyatt Aviara

Elegant golf resort 30 minutes north of San Diego in Carlsbad

  • Address: 7100 Four Seasons Point
  • Area: Carlsbad
  • Telephone: (760) 603-6800 , (760) 603-6801 fax
  • Rooms: 331 rooms
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US Grant Hotel

Built in 1910 but not behind the times, THE US Grant has won a string of awards that include the AAA four diamonds.

  • Larger hotel with more than 250 rooms and suites
  • 326 Broadway
  • Gaslamp
  • Phone: 619-232-3121, 800-237-5029 toll free, 619-232-3626 fax
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