Ratings based on 1,219 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location for sightseeing in San Diego.

Posted Feb 24, 2015
Pros: location, tennis court (no extra charge for use of this), pool and hot tub, fitness center was also included but we used the boardwalk for exercise.
Cons: minimize or eliminate the extra charges and fees. they are unnecessary and make people feel tricked when you tell them about the fees when they arrive
Location: San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld (you can see it from the hotel), Coronado Island, Petco Park, nice beaches (the beach on the bay at the hotel is not the best)
this hotel is in a great location for seeing the sights of San Diego. It's minutes from Sea World and close to downtown, the zoo and Coronado Island. The hotel is located on the boardwalk which is great for running, walking and biking. there are bike and water sport rental places right there and the prices are reasonable for rentals and the bike path is clearly marked. the pool and hot tub are great. the disappointment is the nickel and dime-ing that happens when you get there. In addition to the nightly rate, they charge a resort fee of $25 per night, a $35 daily parking fee and wanted $75 per night for a cot... a cot!!... what about a cot makes it worth $75?? it's not like we get another room along with it!... i think these charges are ridiculously expensive and unnecessary. We found a Target nearby and bought a twin sized air mattress for $50 and used it instead of the overpriced cot. in addition, the breakfast buffet is a steep $25 per person, so $100 for a family of 4!! Again, ridiculously expensive. overall our stay here was satisfactory. the room was fine, nice to have a mini fridge to keep our water cold and the walk out patio was nice, although 3 of the 5 days we were there they had corporate events on the lawn... tents one day, water sports inflatables another and a luncheon on the third day. we never knew what we would open the curtains to. But, it was not disruptive to our enjoyment. the pool and hot tubs were nice (even though one was out of order the last day)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Bakersfield, CA

Nice quiet resort close to the beach.

Posted Feb 10, 2015
Pros: Clean rooms, friendly staff.
Cons: Water pressure in the shower.
My Wife and I stayed here for her birthday. The staff was extremely friendly and even provided a complimentary room upgrade because of the special occasion. The suite itself was very comfortable and clean. I wish we could have taken full advantage of the many ammenities offered but we already had other plans. The only thing that seemed a little ridiculous was the $35 overnight parking fee and the $25 ammenities fee (seeing as we were unable to use any of the ammenities) Overall a great hotel and we would definitely stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Dallas

Upscale Resort Close to Sea World

Posted Feb 2, 2015
Pros: Isolated resort property backs up to the waterfront featuring paved jogging trails along the bay. Suites with patio fire pits available.
Cons: The furnishings in the rooms are dated (feels like the 1960s). The carpeted rooms have a musty odor.
Location: Easy freeway access and close to the airport, beaches, Sea World and all the tourist attractions in Balboa Park (Zoo) and Mission Beach.
We have stayed several times at the resort. We enjoy the property and the bay side sunset dining experience at Acqua [sic].
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 30, 2015
Beach area just plain dirty and extra charges not worth it
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Kuwait

Amazing resort and nice place

Posted Jan 30, 2015
Beautiful and quite place and resort more wonderful the room is normal level over all , I Recommend this hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Torrance, CA

Time for a renovation

Posted Jan 26, 2015
Pros: Location, location, location! And the ducks! :)
Cons: Renovation needed.
This is our 4th visit here. Originally, we were put in a room that smelled of damp and faced a fence and a road. We changed rooms and were downgraded from a suite to a regular room (but had already paid for the suite) but at least we had the view we requested. The hotel is nice, but 1) the place needs a bit of a facelift - tear in the curtain, wallpaper peeling off in the bathroom - little things like that; and 2) they need to increase their staff. Everyone was very nice, but they were definitely understaffed, which caused delays in food & beverage service, in particular.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great service

Posted Jan 9, 2015
The staff was friendly, professional. The room was comfortable ans clean. Overall great experience.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 13, 2015 by Don, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to recommend the HILTON SAN DIEGO RESORT & SPA and for being our valued guest! Our team takes great pride in providing our guests with an exceptional service experience and they will be pleased to hear of your praises. We hope to welcome you back to our resort soon! Wishing you a wonderful New Year, ELIZABETH PELECKIS Hotel Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Toronto, ON

Amazing Hotel

Posted Jan 5, 2015
Pros: Staff, staff, staff! and rooms clean and comfortable
Cons: Cost of Buffet breakfast..not quite worth $25.00
Location: US Midway, retire aircraft carrier.
Great hotel, location and on the beach..next to huge City park, Bay and more beach. Close to many restaraunts, highway, airport. Would stay here again . Staff and amenities are excellent. Buffet breakfast was expensive $25.00! Rooms comfortable, clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 10, 2015 by Don, Hotel Management
It was a pleasure to have welcomed you to the HILTON SAN DIEGO RESORT & SPA! We strive to afford a level of service and amenities that rivals the beauty of our scenic property and we thank you for sharing your enjoyable stay with fellow travelers. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!. The best of New Year wishes, ELIZABETH PELECKIS Hotel Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom madison WI

Good hotel for families

Posted Jan 5, 2015
Very child friendly. Restaurant good but expensive Very helpful staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2015 by Don, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing to spend your family holiday season at the HILTON SAN DIEGO RESORT & SPA and taking for the time to share with fellow travelers your experience with us. Whether it’s a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, there are special memories each of our team members is eager to help you discover! We hope to welcome you back to our resort soon for any occasion and share with you all there is to experience in and around our sunny San Diego Mission Bay property! Wishing your family all the best in 2015, DON DENNIS Managing Director
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Alberta

Beautiful pool, quiet location

Posted Jan 4, 2015
Excellent housekeeping and janitorial staff - everything here from the guest rooms to the pool area was kept super clean at all times. Pool area is spacious and the fire pits with seating areas are a nice touch for people who want to hang out at the pool without swimming. All staff were friendly and helpful. Location is quiet, and we were able to watch SeaWorld's fireworks from our balcony. Our only dislike was the lack of dining choices on-site. Acqua and its adjoining lounge are way overpriced for small portions of food that was not really all that special. This was not a big deal to us though, as we spent plenty of time off-site and just ate our meals elsewhere. We had a villa with a bay view and would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to others. Regular prices are maybe a bit on the high side, but if you are booking a flight and receive the hotel discounts (as we did) the price is quite reasonable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 9, 2015 by Don, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa for your recent visit to California. We’re thrilled that you were able to enjoy our beautiful pool, area activities and that our genuinely caring and knowledgeable team made your stay enjoyable. Your comments are invaluable to us, and while constantly making improvements throughout the resort your constructive comments will be taken into consideration. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation with fellow travelers and we hope you will come back and enjoy these great guest offerings next time your travels take you to San Diego. All the best wishes for the New Year, DON DENNIS Managing Director