A Vintage San Diego Hotel For Every Traveler

Top Luxury, Vintage Hotels in San Diego



Hotel Coronado

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You’ve probably realized how easy it is these days to book a suite in a posh, modern hotel offering high-tech amenities, abstract light fixtures, and restaurants that are top-rated but somehow seem less and less original with each encounter. Luckily, San Diego offers a handful of vintage hotels reminding you of former standards of luxury while catering to your modern desires.  Whether you seek sprawling beachfront estates, in-room fireplaces, world-class dining, a spa vacation, a day by the pool, or a view of the city, San Diego’s variety of vintage hotels has something for everybody. Book at any of the following for an evening, long weekend, or extended stay back in time. 

Beachfront Grandeur and World-Class Amenities at the Hotel Del Coronado

Cross the Coronado Bridge and be awed by the unmistakable red roof of the Hotel del Coronado, sprawled across 23 acres of prime Coronado beachfront. The resort opened in 1888 and is rich with American history, has been designated a national historical landmark, and is the second largest wooden structure in the States. Whether you choose to stay in the Victorian hotel itself or in its Beach Village, your stay will be one of utterly luxurious accommodation. The hotel boasts multiple fine and casual dining options––all with beach views––a full-service Spa and Salon at the Del, an adult pool and main pool with cabana service and a splash bar, and activities year-round that the whole family can enjoy. With a setting like this, as breathtaking now as it was long ago, it’s no surprise that the Del is such a historically popular beach wedding destination. 

La Valencia

Classic Mediterranean Flair and Beach Views at La Valencia

If you seek the spicy Mediterranean fused with the classically Victorian, look no further than the signature pink oasis of the La Valencia hotel in hilly seaside La Jolla. Also offering breathtaking beach views from each elegant, vintage room, you’ll feel its dramatic ambiance immediately upon stepping into the colorfully tiled lobby. “The Pink Lady of La Jolla” draws guests with its choice of ocean view restaurant or European bistro, with its pool, with its diverse room accommodations, with its live music and art, with its in-suite spa treatments, and with its location and proximity to all that La Jolla has to offer in terms of shopping, culture, and history. Also: don’t miss out on the Sunday brunch! 

Horton Grand Hotel

Courtyard Views and History at the Horton Grand Hotel

The Horton Grand of the historic Gaslamp Quarter is not a beachfront property, but it is an unforgettable property nonetheless, crafted in the grand Victorian style. Book the hotel for its stunning location: near the Convention Center and high-end shopping and dining. Or, raise a glass in sophisticated Palace Bar in all its cherry-wood, old-world splendor. Each room offers a gas-burning fireplace, and a stay in a courtyard room offers a unique view of the hotel’s signature New Orleans-style courtyard. Hold a first-class event in one of the hotel’s grand ballroom venues, its broadway-style theatre, its signature Alley, or its Warehouse. Before you leave, stop by Ida Bailey’s to savor Eggs Benedict in one of many preparations. The Horton Grand encourages your most comfortable stay for either business or pleasure.