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Best cruise port hotels as picked and recommended by members of our groups:

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U.S.A. - San Diego


Stephen C.: “Nice hotel with good proximity – Intercontinental. Special San Diego property you will not find anywhere else.”

Maryellen Doyle I.: “We loved our stay last October at the brand new Intercontinental San Diego. Three nights and I wish it was longer. We were right across the street from the cruise terminal and on checkout, they just wheeled our bags across the street boarded Holland America as easy as could be. Gorgeous hotel and music and good food at the restaurant. Close to the hop on hop off bus and so much more. Highly recommend!”

Exuding the liveliness of the city with a soothing embrace of the Bay, the InterContinental San Diego is your exquisite urban retreat. Showcasing breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay, this downtown waterfront hotel features well-appointed rooms, refined amenities, and warm Californian hospitality. 

Discover coastal Southern California cuisine at Vistal Bar + Restaurant, unwind with an aero-inspired cocktail at Layover outdoor bar, or let them curate your stay in the heart of San Diego.

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Caren K.: “Come early and stay at the Del Coronado for a couple of days. I am from California… we stayed there for a week my whole life… always in the old building looking out at the ocean🤗🤗 I am a lucky girl.”

Pamela M.: “Gorgeous and historic Hotel Del Coronado. Right on the beach, restaurants all within walking distance of a fabulous huge array of restaurants at the hotel. The old movie “ Some like it hot” was filmed here! Been staying here for years …. they even have a resident ghost with my last name ❤️. This is one of my favorite hotels anywhere in the country! 

Dolores P.: “The Del is an incredible experience! I recommend that you request a room in the original part of the hotel.
If your budget does not cover this treat then take the bus to it for a fantastic walkabout and lunch in their pub. The Island is beautiful to walk around and has a fabulous public beach.”

Stuart L.: “Hotel Coronado for staying it’s Ab Fab and take a trolley bus tour. You cannot go wrong! This is the one run by Hilton.”

Pauline Ward McM.: “My favorite. Plus it’s right on the best beach.”

Stephen C.: “We are luxury freaks that really only want a great hotel so Del Coronado or Loews Coronado or Lodge at Torrey Pines!” 

Experience the best of beach life, Del style. From sandcastles and surf camps to luxurious spa retreats and exciting beachfront events, The Del is where beach life comes to life.

For generations, The Del has welcomed beach lovers from near and far to write their stories in our sparkling sands. From surf camps and yoga to beach bonfires and legendary history tours, the seaside playground has the perfect adventure for your Grand American Beach Vacation. Start creating your #DelMemories.

This legendary San Diego resort has three distinct buildings along with the beachfront and incredible in-room and resort amenities for an unforgettable visit.

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del, and now the toes-in-the-sand, fireside experience has gone gourmet. Guests cozy up around the fire in sand chairs and choose from an a la carte menu of s’ mores and other fireside treats.

At Del Beach, guests can rent plush day beds and half-moon cabanettes, or sand chairs and umbrellas that can be taken down to the shoreline. It’s the best of beach life, Del style. Experience The Del’s Legendary Tour that brings to life the resort’s rich heritage, local legends, and most notorious phantom Kate Morgan. Discover all of the inDELible moments in history through an in-depth, docent-led walking tour of the Victorian building and gardens, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look. They have wetsuits, boards of all shapes and sizes, and the best SoCal instructors around. Rentals can be found at the Surf Shack on the beach. Reserve a private surf lesson below or choose from group lessons on the Del Watersports page.

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Coronado’s Secluded Water Escape

Stephen C.: “We are luxury freaks that really only want a great hotel so Del Coronado or Loews Coronado or Lodge at Torrey Pines!” 

Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility near San Diego. This Coronado hotel offers views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.

From the moment you come over the causeway and arrive in this Coronado Bay resort, you know your stay here will be memorable. They provide all the services and amenities you need to make you feel like you’ve just checked into your own private island oasis. You are invited to do absolutely nothing—or take advantage of all the property has to offer including three heated pools, the luxurious Sea Spa offering relaxing therapies and fitness options, and the endless water-sport activities.

No matter what you choose, the stunning waters of the Pacific and San Diego Bay create a gorgeous backdrop. Welcome to the ultimate setting for a romantic getaway, a fun family vacation, or an amazing place to do business.

Each of the 440 rooms and 40 suites highlights private balconies or patios and are tastefully designed with a coastal color palette. Gaze out over the yachts bobbing in the marina, enjoy a spectacular sunset from a private balcony, or simply stretch out and enjoy all the modern amenities you need for a seamless stay, from free Wi-Fi and ample outlets to 55-inch flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers to help kick-start your day.

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U.S.A. - San Diego

one of the most beautiful hotels anywhere

Stephen C.: “A Special San Diego property you will not find anywhere else; Lodge at Torrey Pines. But what would we do – we are luxury freaks that really only want a great hotel.”

Step into the timeless craftsman charm of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with views of the Pacific Ocean, the AAA Five Diamond-rated resort exceeds expectations with world-class dining, a full-service spa, and unprecedented service.

Explore the luxurious rooms and suites to find the perfect setting for your next visit. Discover why Sunset Magazine rated The Lodge as the #1 Hotel in the West and described it as “one of the most beautiful hotels anywhere.” Unwind and relax in your distinguished guest room. Every room features luxurious details including Egyptian cotton linen and quilted duvets. Feel pampered with granite and marble bathrooms with oversized bathtubs as well as Craftsman accents and hardwoods. Upgrade your experience with this collection of refined and welcoming suites at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Complete with cozy fireplaces, spacious living quarters, and breathtaking views of Torrey Pines Golf Course overlooking the California coastline, explore these luxurious suites ideal for your unforgettable La Jolla retreat.

Locally Sourced Cuisine

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a dining destination for locals and travelers alike. Dedication to the California spirit is evident throughout the food and beverage program with special attention to locally sourced ingredients as well as regional wine and beer selections. Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a memorable meal with striking views of Torrey Pines.

Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 36-hole facility owned by the City of San Diego, originally designed by William F. Bell. The South Course was redesigned in 2001 by Rees Jones in preparation for the 2008 U.S. Open and is now 7,698 yards with a par of 72. The North Course is 7,258 yards in length with a par of 72. Guests of The Lodge at Torrey Pines are welcome to enjoy a round on this stunning course with our exclusive golf packages.

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Susan K.: “Le Pensione all the way! A quaint boutique hotel right in the heart of Little Italy. 2 min Uber to the pier.”

Located in San Diego’s lively Little Italy neighborhood, this charming hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Maritime Museum. It features 2 on-site dining options and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

The rooms at La Pensione Hotel have a European design with vintage photography of San Diego attractions. Each room includes a cable TV and a refrigerator. The private bathroom has a hairdryer.

Located on the ground floor of La Pensione Hotel, Napizza serves pizza and Italian dishes with a local, organic twist. Also on the ground floor, you will find Caffe Italia, which serves strong coffee, cappuccino, and espresso made with Lavazza coffee beans imported from Italy. At lunchtime, you can choose from a selection of freshly prepared salads, Italian panini sandwiches, and much more.

Guests can relax in La Pensione’s courtyard. The reception is open 24 hours a day and you can get snacks and drinks from vending machines.

La Pensione Hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from the San Diego Zoo. The Coaster Santa Fe train service, between San Diego and the coast, is less than 1 km away.

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The Ultimate City Getaway

Ellen K.: “The Wyndham Bay Side. I got off my Panama Cruise in February and walked across the street to the hotel. The bayside balcony room is worth the upcharge. It is within easy walking distance to the Midway Museum, several different kinds of harbor tours, the Hop-on, Hop-off bus stop. Skip the restaurant in the hotel. The food is good pub type, but the service was terrible.

Ann L G.: “Both the Wyndham & Springhill Suites are across from the cruise terminal. The Wyndham is just a tad closer. The Springhill Suites has a rooftop patio that overlooks Coronado Island & is a great place to watch sunsets! Comparably priced. Great location. Very walkable. There is even free taxi-like transportation in electric vehicles for just the Downtown area. You just need to download the app to your Smartphone. 

Russ J.: “You can’t get any closer than this hotel!!! It’s directly across the street from the pier!!!”

Mike F.: “We’ve stayed there, too. We always ask for a Bayview bay view room so we can watch the ship arrive early :).”

The Wyndham San Diego Bayside offers stunning views of San Diego Bay and a list of amenities that make it the ultimate city escape. They’re steps from the restaurants and nightspots of the Gaslamp Quarter, and close to Little Italy, the Port of San Diego, and the Convention Center. Spend the day at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Take the family to Legoland San Diego. Explore eighty miles of beautiful, natural coastline. Or relax here at the hotel with a refreshing dip in our heated outdoor pool or a heart-healthy workout in our poolside gym. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you’ll love the comfort and convenience of a walkable city, where the weather is always perfect.

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Marc Alain M.:”  Rancho Valencia is my recommendation. Secluded luxury and a great spa!

Gert van L.: “When you have a few more days to relax and unwind this is the perfect place to stay and feel San Diego style.”

We are thrilled to welcome cherished guests and friends back to Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa.  While many changes have been implemented with your safety and well-being as the utmost priority, the signature commitment to service excellence in a personal, private, and luxurious environment remains steadfast.  When you drive through the gates, be prepared for the ultimate pampering in the lush oasis of beauty and space with this uniquely California coastal vibe.

This Spanish Colonial Hacienda-inspired enclave in Rancho Santa Fe, California includes 49 private, luxuriously-appointed, individually heated, and cooled guest casitas with spacious patios and fireplaces situated across 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves offering space, privacy, and comfort of your own coastal ranch. 

The Forbes 5-star rated Resort and Spa feature rejuvenating wellness, fitness, and world-renowned tennis programming.  Our signature restaurants, Veladora and The Pony Room showcase Rancho Valencia’s commitment to sustainability and wellness with their distinctive Coastal Ranch cuisines in a welcoming, summer al fresco dining atmosphere.

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U.S.A. - San Diego

So nice to see your ship looking out of the window and knowing what’s ahead of you!

As you all know I do have a strong preference for the more special hotels which reflect the country or city you are in. Just to feel the vibe of the city! However, sometimes we have to focus on practical things like location and getting in the mood for cruising! This hotel is right at the cruise terminal so you can see your ship waking up in the morning prior to your cruise!

Escape to the heart of sunny San Diego with a stay at SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront. They’re next to the San Diego Cruise Port and within easy walking distance of the charming Gaslamp Quarter, the fascinating Maritime Museum, and the historic USS Midway, America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier. Take advantage of the free breakfast buffet serving an unexpected value of a hearty classic American favorite.

Take a dive into their rooftop pool and soak in the views of downtown and the bay. After a busy day in the sun, stretch out in one of the spacious, ultra-comfortable suites. Kick back and enjoy our selection of premium cable TV channels on your flat-screen TV.

The Springhill Suites has a rooftop patio that overlooks Coronado Island & is a great place to watch sunsets! Comparably priced. Great location. Very walkable. There is even free taxi-like transportation in electric vehicles for just the Downtown area. You just need to download the app to your Smartphone. It is a great city. If you can go a day or two early, be sure to visit Balboa Park.’

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Embrace timeless luxury at this downtown San Diego hotel

Michelle H.: “We stayed at The U. S. Grant. Very nice. Not too far from port. Walking distance to shops and restaurants.”

Sheena C.: “We love The US Grand…so close to Gaslamp Quarter….great staff.”

Distinguished by quiet glamour and enduring sophistication, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego has welcomed guests for over 100 years. 

Nestled in downtown San Diego, in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, our hotel provides an ideal location to explore the city. Iconic attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, and Balboa Park are situated nearby, providing ample opportunities for adventure and exploration. Retreat to your guest room and suite, where nuanced details like contemporary art, opulent finishes, and sleek technology await. Join us for a meal at Grant Grill, serving spectacular AAA/CAA Four Diamond cuisine in a stunning Art Deco setting, or allow worldly cares to melt away with a tailored spa treatment. Innovative meetings and downtown events occur in our historic venues, including one that was once a Prohibition-era speakeasy. When the sun sets in San Diego, unwind with a glass of Chablis at Rendezvous, our French-inspired cocktail bar.

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Experience Enchantment

Frank S.; “Westgate Hotel is amazing!

Bienvenue to San Diego’s most elegant hotel landmark, where French elegance and warm San Diego friendliness set the scene for treasured memories and unique experiences.

Welcome to your home away from home, a uniquely palatial sanctuary on the edge of San Diego’s Gaslamp district. Designed to meet the highest standards of European hospitality, each of the generously sized rooms basks in floor-to-ceiling views of downtown San Diego and beyond.

Think luxe décor and all the character-filled charm that comes from a respected heritage. Indulge, savor and relax and enjoy the comfort of your own expansive abode.

Located between the hotel’s 4th and 10th floors, each of the 400 square-foot deluxe rooms has been finished to exceed The Westgate’s historically high standards.

Enjoy San Diego’s sun-filled skies and a view of downtown from your personal step-out balcony as well as a host of lavish interior features including rich carpeting, luxury bed linens, generously proportioned furniture, and unique imported European furnishings.

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Amazing view of the water on the Marina view side

Donald D.:”  very nice and a short drive from piers.”

Whether you are in town before a cruise or vacation, you will be charmed by Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. This waterfront hotel overlooks a private marina and is near numerous attractions, including Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park. the international cruise terminal and Balboa Park.

Every hotel room and suite has impressive views of the city of San Diego Bay. Recharge on indulgent bedding and take advantage of the relaxed reading chairs, flat-screen TVs, desks, and Wi-Fi; many rooms have private balconies. Concierge-level rooms grant access to Lounge perks, including free breakfasts, while suites offer generous living areas.

Pamper yourself at the hotel’s day spa, work out in the 24-hour gym or take a dip in the outdoor pools.

Indulge in creative American, Mexican, and Asian fusion fare at the award-winning restaurants. 

The King South Tower Guest Rooms boast views of San Diego’s beautiful skyline, luxurious beds, and a comfortable chair.

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U.S.A. - La Jolla

Hollywood Glamour On The California Riviera in La Jolla

Kay Pritchett M.; “Go a couple of days early and stay at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. It’s worth a trip to California just to go there! It’s not that far and you can take an Uber or a taxi and won’t really need a car. There are lots of art galleries, shopping, and nice restaurants.”

Intimate and charming. Dramatic and iconic. La Valencia Hotel has been an unforgettable destination since 1926 and a getaway for the Hollywood elite in the Golden Era.

Perched above the La Jolla Cove cliffs along the sparkling Pacific Ocean, La Valencia offers something for everyone in four distinctive room types – Vintage, Classic, Villas, and Icon.

Enjoy international cuisine with the freshness of California in our signature restaurants and lounges. Relax by the beautiful outdoor pool with ocean views. Explore miles of idyllic beaches and coastline for swimming, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. Walk to the Village of La Jolla to trendy boutiques, museums, and art galleries. Discover championship fairways at Torrey Pines Golf Course, venture to San Diego attractions or simply relax at our charming seaside retreat.

A Mediterranean-inspired retreat on the Southern California Riviera, La Valencia is an icon of Hollywood Glamour style. La Valencia’s pet-friendly rooms and suites are the essences of vintage luxury, calling to mind eras past while providing all the modern luxury appointments today’s traveler’s demand.

Euro-style bathrooms with luxury amenities, designer furnishings, and Pacific Ocean views greet guests on arrival.

Find your perfect hideaway just steps from the La Jolla Cove shoreline in one of our private villas, or choose one of the Icon Collection suites including the Sky Suite with sweeping views of La Jolla and the coast in all directions, the spacious and luxurious La Valencia Villa, or the contemporary Pacific Suite.
At La Valencia, everything is possible.

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