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Boutique Hotels in San Diego, CA

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Popular for its warm climate and beautiful pristine beaches, San Diego is one of the top romantic destinations in the world. The place has numerous historic sites, dellicious foods, and timeless art galleries.

One whole day is not enough to explore “America’s Finest City.” As such, we have listed some of the top-rated boutique hotels in San Diego to make your stay more fun. We also have a list of boutique inns in nearby cities. Do check them out!

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Best boutique hotels in San Diego in 2022

Tower 23 Hotel

Tower 23 is a beautiful honeymoon getaway for couples. The place is just 2 minutes walk away from the Pacific Beach Pier.  

Exceptional services that guests can enjoy include an in-room spa and upscale fine dining options. Among the activities that couples can enjoy are fishing, surfing, golfing, and whale watching.

Perfect for family and couples, SeaWorld San Diego is a few minutes drive away from the hotel.

If you liked this hotel, click here to see our list of cool hotels in San Diego.

Hotel Marisol Coronado

Bask in the California sun and stay at Coronado’s historic boutique hotel. The property features a garden courtyard where guests can hang out. The Coronado Beach is only steps away from the property.

Each room is provided with Italian linens, a coffee machine, and a laptop safe. Private bathrooms are equipped with toiletries.

Guests can also use the free bicycle rentals to visit the beautiful spots around the property.

1906 Lodge

Cozy and relaxing, this historic boutique hotel and B&B offers spacious bedrooms with a private bathroom with robes and a fireplaces. Some rooms also boast a spa bath. 

The hotel has a charming landscape garden, beach chairs, spa treatments, and delicious meals.

If you would like to see more hotels like this one, check out our list of hotels with hot tubs in rooms in San Diego.

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Grande Colonial La Jolla

Experience 4-star hotel experience at Grande Colonial La Jolla. This eco-friendly suite is famed for its upscale dining options, large outdoor pool, and spacious accommodations.

Perfect for honeymoon, rooms are beautifully-styled with gold and green color accents while the private bathrooms are complete with luxury bathrobes and amenities.

The property also provides valet parking as well as access to a digital news service.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

This boutique hotel in La Jolla provides guests accommodations with a view of the Torrey Pines Golf Course while certain rooms offer a romantic view of the botanical garden.

It also features a marble bathroom with over-sized tub and luxurious bath amenities and an on-site restaurant, a hot tub, and sauna.

A very welcoming inn for romantic dates! For more hotels for couples like this one, check out our list of romantic hotels in San Diego.

Pantai Inn

Located in downtown La Jolla, this boutique hotel is popular for its stylish Balinese-inspired rooms. Each accommodation has a contemporary kitchen amenities, wooden furniture, beautiful Indonesian artwork, and a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.

Aside from the convenient amenities such as TV and desk, the hotel also provides free parking and continental breakfast.

Pantai Inn is a walking distance from La Jolla Cove Beach.

Andaz San Diego - a Concept by Hyatt

This hotel in downtown San Diego is the perfect spot for romantic dates.

Enjoy delicious American cuisine in the hotel’s rooftop restaurant while appreciating the wonderful view of the city. They also provide poolside service with signature cocktail and craft beer.

Accommodations have glass-enclosed private bathrooms complete with bath amenities. And guests can relax at the rooftop lounge.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Lush green garden will welcome guests at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. This San Diego property has an outdoor pool, on-site restaurants, and wellness center.

Natural stone bathrooms are thoughtfully designed to match the overall theme of the suite. Bathroom amenities are also provided.

Guests will have a relaxing weekend date as the place offers massage therapies on site.

The US Grant Hotel, San Diego

This upscale historic hotel is known for its timeless architecture. The rooms are elegantly designed with a modern touch and comfortable ambiance.

Set in downtown San Diego, the hotel is within walking distance of the city’s great sights. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s gym and on-site restaurant, and book an in-room massage during their stay.

For more hotels like this one, check out luxury hotels in San Diego.

Horton Grand Hotel

This historic inn features elegantly designed rooms with gas burning fireplace and period furnishings to complete that timeless look. Certain rooms have a balcony overlooking the courtyard or the city.

There’s also an on-site restaurant with live entertainment on select days.

Some of the interesting sights around the property include the San Diego Convention Center and the PETCO Park.

Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel

The Best Western Plus Hacienda is a boutique hotel in Old Town San Diego, perfect for couples celebrating their honeymoon.

Its laid back ambiance and modern amenities promote relaxation and convenience. Each guest room is equipped with a TV, microwave, a refrigerator and a coffee machine. Rooms with a view are also featured.

To get you more excited, a fitness center and a hot tub are available on-site and a restaurant with rooftop views.

Hotel del Coronado

A slice of paradise awaits when you stay at the Hotel del Coronado. This boutique hotel in San Diego is great for your weekend getaway.

A pet-friendly accommodation that offers luxury amenities and rooms equipped with a king bed, cable TV, refrigerator, toiletries and other room essentials. Couples can also enjoy the view from their balcony.

Want to explore? No worries, the property is close to other nearby attractions so you can make the most of your romantic vacation.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

This Mediterranean-inspired San Diego hotel features 4 outdoor pools, a soaking tubtennis courts, spa, and a golf course.

Each accommodation is equipped with a TV, feather down pillows, and private bathrooms with plush robes. Guests can enjoy the French and Mediterranean cuisine and wine at the hotel’s restaurant.

The best part? Free transportation to and from select coastal towns are provided for guests.

The Guild Hotel, San Diego, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

This fancy boutique hotel in San Diego features cozy and stylish rooms, spacious lobby, and a relaxing ambiance.

The Amtrak-San Diego train station, Petco Park, The Gaslamp Quarter, and the San Diego Convention Center are within easy walking distance from the property.

You’ll definitely love the beautiful building and classy interior.

The Pearl Hotel

Moving on we have this quirky hotel featuring 1960’s vibes, set only minutes from San Diego Bay, Point Loma Lighthouse, and other points of interest.

It provides guests with a salt-water heated pool in the enclosed patio with a poolside theater hosting movie nights, as well as an onsite cocktail bar and restaurant.

All rooms include a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, and a private bathroom.

Beach Village at The Del

We want to include at least all boutique hotels in San Diego but just a heads up, this next accommodation has a low rating.

This hotel offers luxurious rooms provided with an HDTV, a fireplace, guest robes and bath products. Suites fitted with a kitchen and dining are also offered. Last but not least, soaking tubs are featured in select suites.

Free breakfast is served to get you started with your day and get to enjoy a relaxing day at the on-site spa.

Hotel Indigo San Diego

If you wish to stay in boutique hotel where you can create sweet and remarkable memories, feel, free to check out Hotel Indigo.

This pet-friendly accommodation offers modern rooms and great amenities, like an on-site restaurant where you can dine in a casual setting while enjoying a heart stopping city view.

A 24-hour fitness center is also available, as well as a 24-hour room service for added convenience, in case you want to stay in.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Set on a 15-acre peninsula, this boutique hotel in San Diego is an excellent accommodation for couples going on their honeymoon.

Feel cozy in the rooms offered, equipped with coffee-making facilities, lavish bathrobes, and toiletries. Stunning ocean views are also featured to promote a room conducive to relaxation.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the on-site restaurant as well as cocktails. A spa with signature treatments is also available. 

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Next on our list, is a boutique hotel where music is the core and is set in the center of San Diego.

This striking accommodation offers contemporary rooms with a flat-screen TV, full-length mirrors and a bathroom with a rainfall showerhead. The rooms offer a romantic vibe, making it perfect for couples.

This hotel also boasts a rooftop pool deck where you can enjoy a drink or two, or dine at the Nobu which is a classic sushi bar.

San Diego Marriott Del Mar

The San Diego Marriott Del Mar is a pet-friendly boutique hotel that will give you a bang for your buck.

This hotel features luxury amenities like a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub. Modern rooms equipped with a coffee maker, a work desk, and a seating area is what this hotel offers.

An on-site restaurant that serves American cuisine is available, as well cocktails and a sushi bar

El Cordova

Experience a relaxing date in this vibrant boutique Coronado vacation inn. It features a Spanish village style courtyard complete with shops and gardens.

Sleep safe and sound in the elegantly designed rooms and taste the signature dishes of their on-site restaurants.

El Cordova Hotel is a few minutes walk from Coronado Beach and the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

Staypineapple, Hotel Z

Hip and trendy accommodation in the heart of San Diego, this hotel offers spacious rooms with a sitting area and bathroom with free shower amenities.

This pet-friendly suite is also a wonderful honeymoon spot. It’s conveniently located near the city’s popular spots.

Staypineapple, Hotel Z also offers guests free use of bicycles.

Pendry San Diego

This pet-friendly San Diego hotel provides guests with high-end services and amenities such as an outdoor pool, a fitness center, room service, as well as car rental.

Certain accommodations have a balcony so guests can have a magnificent view of the city.

Couples particularly love the hot tub.

The Sofia Hotel

Boasting an excellent location, this San Diego hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, concierge services, family rooms, yoga classes, and more.

Each guest room at this pet-friendly property comes with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave.

Guests also enjoy the room service, in-room spa services, and happy hour.

Boutique hotels with fancy bathtub in San Diego

Pacific Terrace Hotel

The Pacific Terrace Hotel is the perfect vacation spot for anyone who wants to escape their busy city life.

The property boasts a beachfront outdoor pool and a hot tub. The rooms are furnished with wood furnishings and fitted with an en suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries and other room facilities.

Select rooms feature deep soaking tub to complete the relaxing vibe you’re aiming for. A bar is also available on-site.

1906 Lodge Coronado

Set in a high-end neighborhood is where you will find the 1906 Lodge Coronado, that features a historic and elegant structure.

All rooms are comfortable, stylish and not to mention romantic. Refrigerators and wet bars are also featured, and of course an in-room spa bath in some units to complete the vibe that will set the mood for an intimate evening.

Before hand, you can also call and request to have a room with a private patio or a unit with a balcony.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

This next boutique hotel is set in downtown San Diego and features stylish and contemporary interiors.

A pool and a rooftop bar is featured where you can unwind, and sip on your favorite beverage. The rooms are equipped with the essentials and is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to make it more romantic.

This pet-friendly hotel is close to some popular spots like the Petco Park and Gaslamp.

3 alternatives to boutique hotels in San Diego

Moxy San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

If you are looking for an upbeat and contemporary vibe, then head over to Moxy located in Downtown San Diego.

The guest rooms offer a comfortable bed, with modern furnishings and other room facilities to make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. The room’s neutral color also gives a tranquil vibe.

A bar and a fitness center are found on-site, and free parking as well as WIFI are available for added convenience.

Urban Boutique Hotel

The Urban Boutique Hotel is a hotel that boasts a laidback and charming vibe, great if you are in need of rest and relaxation.

Each guest room features a modern luxury vibe and fitted with a cable TV, a coffee machine, a laptop safe and a private bathroom with a shower. The minimalist room decors also give off a pleasant feel.

This is also a pet-friendly hotel and their front desk is available 24 hours. Top attractions like the San Diego Aerospace Museum are nearby.

Sonder The Leo

This next accommodation boasts a rooftop with outdoor furniture and is nestled in the heart of San Diego.

The rooms are aesthetic, clean and cozy. It’s also furnished with a living area, a kitchen, and a dining space. Essential facilities are also provided like a fridge, microwave, coffee machine and a flat-screen TV.

This apartment hotel has a balcony and with a nice city view and the property is also close to top-attractions.

More boutique and unique hotels in and near San Diego

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FAQs about boutique hotels in San Diego

  • How do I choose the best boutique hotel in San Diego?

    When choosing an accommodation, check for the ratings, reviews, facilities, and amenities that fit your needs. There are pet-friendly suites, some have hot tubs, others have upscale ambiance. Fortunately, this website gives you all the information you need when searching for that perfect accommodation.

  • What are the popular outdoor activities in San Diego, California?

    Since San Diego is known for it stunning beaches, water activities such as snorkelling, kayak tour, and sailing are popular. Biking along the coast and hiking are also popular outdoor activities in the area.

  • Are hotels in San Diego, CA ideal for honeymoon?

    Steeped with history and surrounded by nature, boutique San Diego hotels are among the top destinations for a romantic getaway. If you want an accommodation that's close to the beach, there's Hotel Marisol Coronado, Tower 23, and El Cordova and many more. If you like to stay in a place with historic value and beautiful facade, then The US Grant Hotel, San Diego and 1906 Lodge are your best bet.

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