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The 10 Most Romantic Hotels in San Diego

AnnaMaria Stephens | May 24, 2018

Whether your relationship is new and sizzling or you're ditching the kids for a weekend of freedom, San Diego makes a perfect getaway for romance, from the sandy beaches beckoning for a two-person beach towel and a long nap in the sun to the many restaurants seemingly custom-made for wooing and special occasions. With amorous ambitions at stake, you definitely shouldn't settle for any old San Diego hotel, right? That's why we're here to play matchmaker and introduce you to some of our favorites.

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#10

Hotel Solamar

Why it made the list

On the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, just blocks from dozens of dining and nightlife options, the 10-story Kimpton Solamar San Diego offers convenience along with chic contemporary style. The hotel features recently renovated guestrooms and a rooftop with a pool, fire pit, bar, and quite the scene on sunny days and balmy evenings.

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#9

La Valencia

Why it made the list

Rose-hued and luxurious, the Mediterranean-style La Valencia has been a La Jolla icon for more than 90 years. The famous building features terracotta roof tiles, a windswept tower, hand-painted murals, and grounds dotted with bougainvillea and geraniums, as well as elegant traditional decor, ocean views, and a pool lined by palm trees.

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#8

The Pendry

Why it made the list

A fairly new arrival to the San Diego scene, The Pendry is a stunner. Every last corner of the luxury boutique property in the Gaslamp Quarter has impeccable style, with decor that hits the perfect note between classic and modern. The sophisticated hotel, perfect for a romantic getaway, features a spa, a rooftop pool, and six restaurants and bars.

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#7

Scripps Inn

Why it made the list

You might want to bring your binoculars if you stay at the charming Scripps Inn. Set on La Jolla’s Whale Watch Point, the 14-room boutique hotel makes an ideal perch for spotting gray whales migrate past the windows. Spacious guestrooms are beautifully decorated, with sophisticated coastal-chic style, private balconies or lanais, and panoramic ocean views.

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#6

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

On a sun-drenched afternoon, Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa is especially lovely. The privacy-minded property, once a famous equestrian ranch, features rancho-style architecture and 10 acres of verdant gardens, serene courtyards, adobe fireplaces, and paths that wind through the grounds. There’s also a large pool and an on-site spa.

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#5

U.S. Grant

Why it made the list

Built in 1910, the U.S. Grant is straight-up eye candy, from the stately exterior to the recently refreshed guestrooms. Throughout the historic hotel, chic contemporary decor complements classic period details. The grand lobby is especially gorgeous, and the hotel’s Art Deco-style U.S. Grant Grill makes a lovely spot for a special occasion.

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#4

Glorietta Bay Inn

Why it made the list

At the south end of Coronado Island, the Glorietta Bay Inn is set in a landmark Italian renaissance mansion that once belonged to a sugar baron. Built in 1908, the historic home features recently renovated guestrooms and views of the bay and the iconic Hotel del Coronado, along with a pool and a complimentary continental breakfast.

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#3

Lodge at Torrey Pines

Why it made the list

Overlooking the glittering ocean and the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, where guests have guaranteed tee times, the Craftsman-style Lodge is all about luxury. The beautifully landscaped property includes a pool, an upscale restaurant, and a spa. It's also within walking distance of the stunning Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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#2

The Pearl Hotel

Why it made the list

On the affordable end of romantic lodging options, The Pearl hotel definitely caters to couples, with guestrooms that are perfect for two -- some even have mirrored ceilings. Hip beachy mid-mod style, summer pool parties, and a happening nightlife scene make The Pearl a fun place to live your best life with your boo. The beach is close by too.

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#1

Pantai Inn

Why it made the list

Set on a dramatic stretch of coastline, the luxurious Pantai Inn brings Balinese style to scenic La Jolla. One of the most romantic hotels in San Diego, the Pantai is absolutely lovely, from the custom Bali-inspired decor and imported artwork to the immaculately landscaped grounds and panoramic ocean views.

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  • 10. Hotel Solamar
    435 6th Ave., San Diego, California, 92101, United States
  • 9. La Valencia
    1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, California, 92037, United States
  • 7. Scripps Inn
    555 S. Coast Blvd., La Jolla, California, 92037, United States
  • 6. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
    9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, California, 92037, United States
  • 5. U.S. Grant
    326 Broadway, San Diego, California, 92101, United States
  • 4. Glorietta Bay Inn
    1630 Glorietta Blvd., Coronado, California, 92118, United States
  • 3. Lodge at Torrey Pines
    11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, California, 92037, United States
  • 2. The Pearl Hotel
    1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego, California, 92106, United States
  • 1. Pantai Inn
    1003 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, California, 92037, United States

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