Family Friendly Hotels in San Diego

Family posing in front of Hotel Del Coronado

If you’re on your way to the San Diego area with your kids, you couldn’t have made a better choice! San Diego has a bucket full of amazing activities that you can enjoy with your family. If you’re wondering where you can stay while here, here’s a list of the best family-friendly hotels in San Diego!

Fairmont Grand Del Mar 

Family Friendly Del Mar Hotel

One of the best beach town five-star hotels in San Diego, the Fairmont had to make it to my list of kid-friendly hotels in San Diego. What makes this the perfect option if you have kids with you is the hotel’s Explorer’s Club, for kids aged below twelve.

At the Explorer’s Club, your kids can enjoy the latest video games, traditional games, arts and crafts, ping pong, foosball, and more. For older kids and adults, there’s a luxurious spa, an equestrian center, tennis courts, and San Diego’s only Michelin-star restaurant to enjoy! It’s also just minutes from one of my favorite kid friendly beaches in San Diego county, Powerhouse Park, which has a playground with beach views!

La Jolla Shores Hotel

Family Friendly La Jolla Hotel

Family enjoying the view under Scripps Pier in La Jolla, CA
Scripps Pier, La Jolla – By Loni Brooke Photography

If you’re looking for a beach hotel with great amenities, La Jolla Shores offers a cozy family vacation experience. Among the most favored family-friendly hotels in San Diego, it offers great family activities, from kayaking to swimming classes. Its also just minutes away from the famed Scripps Pier (one of my favorite locations for photo sessions) and La Jolla Cove!

Hotel Del Coronado

Family Friendly Coronado Hotel

Family snuggling in the dunes at Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach – By Loni Brooke Photography

Wondering where to stay in San Diego? The Hotel Del Coronado’s spacious suites and quick access to the beach aren’t an opportunity to be missed out on! On-site activities here include snorkeling, paddleboard and surfing lessons, a daily bonfire (with smores!), and spa services. 

There’s also a scrumptious ice cream shop, that your kids will absolutely love! The DelVentures Kids’ Club’s services can be availed for little ones aged between five to twelve. For adults, there are seventeen shops to browse, beach yoga, and mermaid lessons! Want a sitter for the night? Sitterwise offers their services at the Hotel Del!

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Carlsbad Hotel

Family walking along a beach path at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, CA.
South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad – By Loni Brooke Photography

This secluded San Diego county luxury resort in Carlsbad offers impeccable services, an excellent golf course, and an award-winning spa! What more could you ask for in kid-friendly hotels in San Diego

Several pools, golf lessons for kids, a Kids Academy during the summer, birdwatching over the wetlands, waterslides, and a surf concierge are just a few of the summer activities waiting for your family and you, at this gorgeous resort. The best part? It is just minutes from Lego-land!

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Family Friendly Downtown Hotel

Family splashing in the water at Crystal Pier in San Diego
Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach, San Diego – By Loni Brooke Photography

This hotel had to make it onto my list primarily because of its prime location between the city’s skyline and the beach. With suites that offer you serene views of the ocean, you’re sure to have a great stay here from start to finish!

If you have kids under 12, you can enroll them at Camp Hyatt, where they can enjoy sports, activities, and beach-themed games. Seasonally, there’s also a cinema for kids, whereas the parents can enjoy some “me-time” at the spa or adults-only pool. It’s also walking distance to Seaport Village, which is one of my absolute favorite destinations in San Diego! My favorite family friendly nearby beach to this hotel is Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.

Mission Bay Resort

Family Friendly San Diego Hotel

Family enjoying Mission Bay together in San Diego, CA
Mission Bay – By Loni Brooke Photography

One of the top hotel for families traveling with children is in Mission Bay. Mission Bay Resort has a children’s wading pool, life-sized checkers, ping pong, and board games and more! They also have beach fire-pits to enjoy a night of s’mores. Just minutes away from Belmont Park and Sea World and right in the heart of Mission Bay, choosing Mission Bay Resort is a no-brainer.

Final Words

There are plenty of great family-friendly hotels in San Diego to choose from. These hotels offer some great activities for adults and kids alike for a fun-filled summer! If you wish to experience the best of San Diego, check out my hand-picked list of kid-friendly activities in San Diego.

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