The Best San Diego Family Hotels

by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 3, 2018

The Best Family Hotels in San Diego

The 7 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Diego

1. Hotel Del Coronado (luxury) – Coronado

Best Family Hotel on San Diego Beach – Del Coronado
Awesome location on one of San Diego’s best beaches. Historic building with lots of fun shops and restaurants nearby. 2 nice pools (one for families, the other adults only). But the beach is where the action is. Phone: (619) 435-6611

2. Paradise Point Resort & Spa (luxury) – Mission Bay

Best family beach resort in San Diego.
This is the place for families. Four swimming pools open to children featuring fountains, waterfalls, and fire-pits for s’mores roasting. As Paradise Point is on an island, the beach is right at hand along with watersports equipment/rentals. 18-hole miniature golf course plus bike rentals make for an active trip. Younger guests (4 to 15) can join the Island Adventure Club and have amazing excursions while parents get a little time to enjoy the serenity of the beautiful surroundings. Phone: (858) 274-4630

3. Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (luxury) – Downtown/Gaslamp

Best family vacation hotel in downtown San Diego
Outstanding location surrounded by shopping and restaurants, and Petco ballpark is within walking distance. Great for trolley and train watching. Outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, and fire pit. Phone: (619) 231-4040

4. Best Western Bayside Inn (moderate) – Downtown/Gaslamp

Cheap San Diego Family Hotel – Best Western Pool for Kids
Fantastic location close to trolleys, shopping, restaurants, and attractions. Outdoor heated pool and spa is small but well kept. All guest rooms have private balcony plus microwaves and refrigerators. Start your day off right with complimentary buffet breakfast. Free shuttle for airport, trains, cruise terminals. Phone: (619) 233-7500

5. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (moderate) – Carlsbad

Best San Diego family all inclusive resort close to Legoland.Huge family-friendly resort with 8 pools, water slides, a kids club, and several on-site restaurants. The hotel is very close to Legoland and an easy drive to kid-friendly beaches. King suites sleep a family of 3, villas sleep a family of 4.

6. Homewood Suites San Diego Airport (moderate) – Airport

Homewood suites with dining room and kitchen.
Large one-bedroom suites (family of 4) and two-bedroom apartments (family of 5 or 6) with full kitchens, fridge, pots, pans, cutlery, and plates. In a great central location that allows easy access to most of the main attractions. Nice pool, jacuzzi, basketball area. Free wi-fi and free parking. Phone: (619) 222-0500

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2 Questions and Comments

  1. Good Family Hotel near Legoland

    What is the best hotel near Legoland for a family of 5? Preferably walking distance or a free shuttle to the park. Kid-friendly pool is a requirement.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      The best family hotel really close to Legoland is the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort. They have 2-bedroom suites that sleep a family of 4, 5, or 6. It’s walking distance to Legoland (5 minutes). There are 2 pools, one for adults (and lap swimming) and one for kids with a small water park area. The Legoland Hotel is closer to the amusement park (right on the grounds, basically) but the Grand Pacific is nicer.

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