When it comes to a choosing a vacation destination, few places have that relaxing beach vibe with nearly perfect weather year-round like San Diego does. But the city has more to offer than coastal views and its family-friendly reputation—just look to the rich mix of hotels for proof. There are swanky downtown spots, romantic Spanish-Colonial resorts, and historic landmarks, not to mention world-class spas, championship golf courses, and an Oprah-approved wellness center. If you're in town on business or pleasure you'll find somewhere that will ensure you make the most of your trip. Here, our list of the best hotels in San Diego.
ESTANCIA LA JOLLA
Estancia is in the upscale coastal neighborhood of La Jolla, but closer to UC San Diego and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve than the pedestrian-friendly Village. Terra-cotta hues and charming architecture stand out at this Spanish Colonial-style hotel and spa that also features pristine gardens to stroll in the mornings. The spa has nine treatment rooms, including a couple’s option with an outdoor tub. Make sure to hit up the eucalyptus steam room and the meditation garden. The hotel is peak California: Mission-style architecture, succulents, and gardens galore.