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Beachfront hotels in San Diego

A curated list of beach hotels and resorts

Tomas Mazowski A list by Tomas Mazowski. This guide was last updated in June 2024.

Hey! I love staying in a nice beachfront hotel - being able to go straight from your room down to the ocean is a priceless feeling. To help save some time when booking your next vacation I've put together this list of beachfront hotels and resorts in San Diego. I hope you will like it!

  • 1 Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton San Diego, United States

    Beach: Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

    **** Resort. Located in Coronado, Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton is an exclusive enclave of beach facing cottages and villas located at Coronado Beach. Located within Hotel del Coronado, this resort features luxurious suites and rooms with free WiFi, patios and balconies. San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is 8. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around $1062.

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  • 2 Ocean Palms Beach Resort San Diego, United States

    Beach: Ocean Palms Beach Resort

    *** Hotel. Fire pits and barbecue facilities are available at this family-friendly Carlsbad hotel. Rooms all feature a fully equipped kitchen. LEGO Land is 4 miles from the property. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around $329.

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  • 3 Beach Terrace San Diego, United States

    Beach: Beach Terrace

    *** Hotel. Placed directly on the beach in Carlsbad, California, within walking distance of dining and shopping, this hotel offers contemporary guestrooms with free wireless internet access and a free continental breakfast. Beach Terrace features an outdoor pool and a hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can lounge on a chair near the pool or spend the day surfing at the beach. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around $479.

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  • 4 Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge San Diego, United States

    Beach: Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge

    *** Hotel. Across the street from Tamarack State beach and a short drive from LEGOLAND California theme park, this Carlsbad, California hotel serves a daily free continental breakfast. Guests can relax in the outdoor pool and hot tub. Every room at the Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge features an in-room coffee maker, a cable TV, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Show full description Guest review score 8.4, rooms from around $339.

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  • 5 Ocean Beach Hotel San Diego, United States

    Beach: Ocean Beach Hotel

    ** Hotel. Located directly on Ocean Beach, this San Diego hotel offers 100% non-smoking guest rooms and free WiFi. The hotel is 3.2 km away from SeaWorld San Diego. Show full description Guest review score 8.0, rooms from around $182.

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  • 6 Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach San Diego, United States

    Beach: Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

    **** Hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach hotel in Carlsbad, CA is directly across from the beach on Pacific Coast Hwy. and about 25 miles north of San Diego. Located just minutes from LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad Flower Fields, Carlsbad Premium Outlets and within a short drive from SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach is a newly renovated, spacious and welcoming, coastal hotel. Show full description Guest review score 7.5, rooms from around $305.

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  • 7 Surfer Beach Hotel San Diego, United States

    Beach: Surfer Beach Hotel

    *** Hotel. Located on the beach and only 10 minutes drive from attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers comfortable guestrooms and is right on the Pacific Beach boardwalk facing the Pacific Ocean. Surfer Beach Hotel features a heated outdoor pool as well as an activity desk, complete with a knowledgeable staff. Guests will also enjoy the free coffee, tea or hot chocolate service available anytime in the lobby. Show full description Guest review score 7.4, rooms from around $369.

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  • 8 Mission Pacific Beach Resort, part of JdV by Hyatt San Diego, United States

    Beach: Mission Pacific Beach Resort, part of JdV by Hyatt

    **** Resort. Mission Pacific Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt is set in Oceanside, 8 km from MiraCosta College and 200 metres from California Surf Museum. The property is around 3.9 km from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and 13 km from Antique Gas Steam Engine Museum. The nearest airport is McClellan-Palomar Airport, 12 km from the resort. This is a beachfront hotel. Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around $273.

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  • 9 Ocean Park Inn San Diego, United States

    Beach: Ocean Park Inn

    *** Hotel. With an ideal location just steps from the Pacific Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Park Inn offers guest rooms with free WiFi. Guests can relax in the year around outdoor pool and hot tub. Historic oceanfront amusement park Belmont Park is 5 minutes’ drive away. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around $629.

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  • 10 Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego, United States

    Beach: Pacific Terrace Hotel

    **** Hotel. Featuring a beachfront outdoor pool and hot tub, this San Diego, California beach resort is located on Pacific Beach Park. Ocean views are featured in select island-inspired rooms. Styled in elegant dark wood furnishings, each luxurious room provides terrycloth bathrobes and free toiletries in the en suite bathroom at Pacific Terrace Hotel. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around $577.

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  • 11 Tower 23 Hotel San Diego, United States

    Beach: Tower 23 Hotel

    **** Hotel. Combining minimalist design with sleek sophistication, Tower 23 Hotel is just 2 minutes' walk from Pacific Beach Pier and the boardwalk. Numerous beach bars and restaurants are in the surrounding neighbourhood. Tower 23 Hotel features exceptional accommodations furnished with flat-screen TVs and luxurious goose-down duvets. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around $459.

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  • 12 The Wayfarer San Diego San Diego, United States

    Beach: The Wayfarer San Diego

    **** Hotel. This San Diego hotel is located along the ocean and is 1 mile from Mission Bay Park. This beachfront hotel features an oceanfront pool, bike rentals and rooms with balconies. Each guest room at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel is equipped with a 50" LCD TV, a refrigerator, coffee maker and private patio or balcony. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around $438.

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  • 13 Paradise Point Resort & Spa San Diego, United States

    Beach: Paradise Point Resort & Spa

    **** Resort. Standing on a lush, private island in Mission Bay, this beautiful resort features a full-service spa and tropical gardens. SeaWorld San Diego is just 5 minutes drive away. A spacious patio, hardwood floors and a marble bathroom are found in each exotic room of Paradise Point Resort & Spa. A flat-screen TV and ironing facilities are also included. Five pools, a fitness center and sports courts are open for active guests of Paradise Point. Relaxing nature tours, beach bonfires and poolside movie nights are also held. TIdal restaurant serves fine seafood and features craft beverages. Bars and grills are also open beside the resort’s beach and pools. The San Diego Zoo is less than 9 miles from Paradise Point Resort. The San Diego International Airport is 11 minutes drive away. Guest review score 8.1, rooms from around $359.

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  • 14 Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection San Diego, United States

    Beach: Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection

    *** Hotel. Featuring an outdoor pool and spa, this luxurious beachfront resort provides free Wi-Fi and plush bathrobes in all rooms. Imperial Beach Pier is 3 minutes’ walk away. Select suites feature an oceanfront view. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around $349.

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  • 15 Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton San Diego, United States

    Beach: Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

    **** Resort. This historic hotel is ideally situated along California's Pacific coastline and boasts luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities and exceptional service, in a charming Victorian-style atmosphere. Originally built in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado provides guests with a number of modern luxuries. Plan the day with the concierge staff, enjoy a swim in the spacious outdoor pool, or relax with a beach-side massage. Set along the sands of the famous Hotel del Coronado, Del Beach offers a full day of reserved seaside seating. Guests can enjoy bar-to-beach service that includes a delectable food and drink menu. A conference centre is available for business guests. The Hotel del Coronado is conveniently located close to many area attractions. With its beachfront location, guests can enjoy a variety of water sports. San Diego International Airport is 25 minutes' drive away from the hotel. The San Diego Convention Center is 15 minutes' drive away. Guest review score 7.3, rooms from around $656.

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  • 16 Pacific Shores Inn San Diego, United States

    Beach: Pacific Shores Inn

    *** Hotel. Only moments from Mission Beach, this cosy inn in San Diego, California provides guests with a great location near the boardwalk, in addition to convenient amenities and services. Pacific Shores Inn is surrounded by shops, restaurants and nightlife. Guests can spend the day swimming in the Pacific Ocean or exploring the many attractions of San Diego. Show full description Guest review score 7.3, rooms from around $409.

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  • 17 Pacific View Inn San Diego, United States

    Beach: Pacific View Inn

    ** Hotel. Pacific View Inn features air-conditioned rooms with cable flat-screen TV in the Pacific Beach district of San Diego. Around 60 metres from Pacific Beach, the property is also 1.2 km away from Mission Beach and offers free WiFi. Show full description Guest review score 7.3, rooms from around $303.

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  • 18 La Jolla Cove Suites San Diego, United States

    Beach: La Jolla Cove Suites

    *** Hotel. This beachfront La Jolla hotel features an outdoor pool and panoramic views of La Jolla Cove and the California coast.The University of California San Diego is 15 minutes’ drive away. Free WiFi and a flat-screen cable TV is offered in all suites at La Jolla Cove Suites. Show full description Guest review score 7.0, rooms from around $271.

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  • 19 Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa San Diego, United States

    Beach: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

    **** Hotel. Located 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean, this San Diego resort features an outdoor pool and full-service spa with beauty treatments. Rooms at the resort include free Wi-Fi. Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa provides rooms with balconies or patios. This is a beachfront hotel. Show full description Guest review score 7.3, rooms from around $429.

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  • 20 The Beach Cottages San Diego, United States

    The Beach Cottages

    *** Hotel. The Beach Cottages is a 3-star property located in San Diego, facing the beach. This 3-star hotel offers barbecue facilities. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around $155.

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  • 21 Cohasset Getaway Unit #3 San Diego, United States

    Cohasset Getaway Unit #3

    Hotel. Cohasset Getaway Unit #3 is situated on the beachfront in San Diego, 2.4 km from Sail Bay Beach and 4.7 km from SeaWorld San Diego. Show full description Guest review score 10.0

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  • 22 Devon Retreat Unit D San Diego, United States

    Devon Retreat Unit D

    Hotel. Devon Retreat Unit D is located on the beachfront in San Diego, 300 metres from Mission Beach and 2.1 km from Sail Bay Beach. The property is around 4. Show full description Guest review score 10.0

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  • 23 SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad San Diego, United States

    SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad

    *** Hotel. Set 200 metres from Tamarack State Beach, SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad offers 3-star accommodation in Carlsbad and features a terrace. Featuring a fitness centre, this 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. Show full description Guest review score 8.8, rooms from around $419.

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  • 24 Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton San Diego, United States

    Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

    **** Resort. Conveniently set in the Coronado district of San Diego, Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton is located 300 metres from Coronado Beach, 1 km from Silver Strand State Beach and 8.3 km from San Diego Convention Center. The property is situated 10 km from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Station, 11 km from USS Midway Museum and 11 km from Balboa Park. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around $886.

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  • 25 Del Mar Beach Hotel San Diego, United States

    Beach: Del Mar Beach Hotel

    ** Motel. Facing the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar California, this beachfront motel offers guest parking, a picnic area and free use of beach amenities. Each guest room includes a 60-inch cable TV. The Del Mar Fairgrounds are 7 minutes’ drive away. Show full description Guest review score 9.2, rooms from around $469.

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  • 26 Samesun Ocean Beach Hotel & Hostel San Diego, United States

    Beach: Samesun Ocean Beach Hotel & Hostel

    ** Hostel. Facing the beachfront, Samesun Ocean Beach offers 2-star accommodation in San Diego and features a shared lounge and terrace. This 2-star hostel offers a shared kitchen, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The accommodation provides an ATM, and luggage storage for guests. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around $55.

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  • 27 California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach San Diego, United States

    Beach: California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach

    Hostel. Situated in San Diego, 100 metres from Pacific Beach, California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach features accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a tour desk. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around $47.

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  • 28 ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel San Diego San Diego, United States

    Beach: ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel San Diego

    ** Hostel. Situated directly on the boardwalk in Pacific Beach, ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel San Diego offers oceanfront accommodation 3 km away from world famous Belmont Amusement Park. This eco-friendly hostel features BBQ facilities, a garden and a shared lounge. A daily free continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around $68.

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  • 29 Wave Crest Resort San Diego, United States

    Beach: Wave Crest Resort

    Aparthotel. Located in San Diego, Wave Crest Resort provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a shared lounge. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and shower. Some units include a dining area and/or a patio. At the aparthotel guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. A barbecue is available for guests at Wave Crest Resort to use. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Powerhouse Park Beach, Del Mar City Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach. The nearest airport is McClellan-Palomar Airport, 24 km from Wave Crest Resort. Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around $197.

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  • 30 WCH at Wave Crest Resort San Diego, United States

    WCH at Wave Crest Resort

    Aparthotel. Boasting a year-round outdoor pool, WCH at Wave Crest Resort in San Diego features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer, while the kitchenette has a fridge, an oven and a microwave. The aparthotel offers a hot tub. Popular points of interest near WCH at Wave Crest Resort include Powerhouse Park Beach, Del Mar City Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach. The nearest airport is McClellan-Palomar Airport, 24 km from the accommodation. Guest review score 9.1

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  • 31 Luxury Penthouse with Elevator - Sleeps 10+ - Family Friendly Sun / Surf / Sand San Diego, United States

    Beach: Luxury Penthouse with Elevator - Sleeps 10+ - Family Friendly Sun / Surf / Sand

    Holiday home. Located in San Diego, just a few steps from Mission Beach, Luxury Penthouse with Elevator - Sleeps 10+ - Family Friendly Sun / Surf / Sand provides beachfront accommodation with free bikes, a terrace, barbecue facilities and free WiFi. Boasting free private parking, the holiday home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and fishing. Featuring a Blu-ray player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a fridge, an oven and a dishwasher, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. Show full description Guest review score 9.1, rooms from around $888.

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  • 32 Ocean Villa Inn San Diego, United States

    Beach: Ocean Villa Inn

    ** Inn. Located in downtown Ocean Beach, this beachfront San Diego inn features an outdoor heated pool and guest rooms with free WiFi. Belmont Amusement Park is 10 minutes’ drive away. Rooms at the Ocean Villa Inn include a microwave, a refrigerator and coffee machine. Show full description Guest review score 7.6, rooms from around $308.

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  • 33 Scripps Inn San Diego, United States

    Beach: Scripps Inn

    Inn. Located across the street from the Pacific Ocean, this 14-room Inn offers ocean facing rooms in a relaxed setting. Guest rooms at Scripps Inn feature coffee makers, a small refrigerator, flat screen TV, and ceiling fans. Fans can be provided in each room upon request. This is a beachfront hotel. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around $409.

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  • 34 Mission Point, San Diego Hub - 1 Block to Beach! San Diego, United States

    Mission Point, San Diego Hub - 1 Block to Beach!

    Apartment. Mission Point, San Diego Hub - 1 Block to Beach! is situated in the Mission Beach district of San Diego, 100 metres from Mission Beach, 5.2 km from SeaWorld San Diego and 7. Show full description Guest review score 10.0

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  • 35 Ocean Beach Cliffs Sanctuary San Diego, United States

    Ocean Beach Cliffs Sanctuary

    Holiday home. Ocean Beach Cliffs Sanctuary is situated in San Diego, 1.3 km from Ocean Beach and 1.4 km from Sunset Cliffs Beach, in an area where cycling can be enjoyed. Show full description Guest review score 7.8

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  • 36 See the Sea Pacific Beach Condos San Diego, United States

    See the Sea Pacific Beach Condos

    Holiday home. See the Sea Pacific Beach Condos offers accommodation in San Diego. Each room has a TV and DVD player. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Show full description Guest review score 7.8

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  • 37 Chic Bay View Condo Less Than 10 Miles to Dtwn San Diego! San Diego, United States

    Chic Bay View Condo Less Than 10 Miles to Dtwn San Diego!

    Apartment. Situated in San Diego in the California region, Chic Bay View Condo Less Than 10 Miles to Dtwn San Diego! has a patio and sea views. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony and free WiFi. Show full description Guest review score 9.7

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  • 38 Bright, Updated Townhome with Mission Bay View! San Diego, United States

    Bright, Updated Townhome with Mission Bay View!

    Holiday home. Situated in San Diego, 200 metres from Mission Beach and 500 metres from Sail Bay Beach, Bright, Updated Townhome with Mission Bay View! offers free WiFi and air conditioning. This holiday home is 7. Show full description Guest review score 9.5

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  • 39 200-Surf Stars Penthouse San Diego, United States

    200-Surf Stars Penthouse

    Holiday home. Boasting city views, 200-Surf Stars Penthouse features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around a few steps from Pacific Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi. This air-conditioned holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a satellite flat-screen TV, and a kitchen with a fridge and an oven. Show full description Guest review score 9.3

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  • 40 104-Unit 4 San Diego, United States

    104-Unit 4

    Apartment. Featuring sea views, 104-Unit 4 offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 70 metres from Mission Beach. Set on the beachfront, this property features free WiFi. The apartment is fitted with 2 bedrooms, a TV with satellite channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a fridge, an oven, a washing machine, a dishwasher and a microwave. Show full description Guest review score 9.0

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  • 41 102-Luxury2 San Diego, United States

    102-Luxury2

    Holiday home. 102-Luxury2 is located in San Diego, 70 metres from Mission Beach and 80 metres from Pacific Beach, in an area where cycling can be enjoyed. This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi. The 2-bedroom holiday home comes with a living room with satellite flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player, and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge. Show full description Guest review score 8.2

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  • 42 Capistrano Estates San Diego, United States

    Capistrano Estates

    Holiday home. Capistrano Estates is situated in the Mission Beach district of San Diego, 200 metres from Mission Beach and 2.4 km from Sail Bay Beach. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Show full description Guest review score 8.0

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  • 43 Island Dream San Diego, United States

    Island Dream

    Holiday home. Situated in San Diego, 400 metres from Mission Beach and 1.3 km from Sail Bay Beach, Island Dream features air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. This holiday home is 7. Show full description Guest review score 8.0

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  • 44 Surfrider San Diego, United States

    Surfrider

    Holiday home. Surfrider is located in the Mission Beach district of San Diego, 4.4 km from SeaWorld San Diego and 7.1 km from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Show full description Guest review score 7.0

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  • 45 125-Fun in the Sun Penthouse San Diego, United States

    125-Fun in the Sun Penthouse

    Holiday home. Featuring city views, 125-Fun in the Sun Penthouse provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around a few steps from Mission Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi. The 3-bedroom holiday home is equipped with a living room with satellite flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge. Show full description Guest review score 6.3

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  • 46 Aspin Adventure San Diego, United States

    Aspin Adventure

    Holiday home. Located in San Diego, 200 metres from Mission Beach and 5.2 km from SeaWorld San Diego, Aspin Adventure provides air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. This holiday home is 10 km from University of San Diego and 13 km from Maritime Museum of San Diego. Show full description Guest review score 6.0

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  • 47 Nahant Escape San Diego, United States

    Nahant Escape

    Holiday home. Located in San Diego, a few steps from Mission Beach and 600 metres from Sail Bay Beach, Nahant Escape offers free WiFi and air conditioning. This holiday home is 7.4 km from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and 7. Show full description Guest review score 6.0

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