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With sun-drenched days and sandy beaches, it’s no surprise that San Diego is home to some breathtaking and unique hotels, as the city is a true vacationer’s paradise. Finding a place to stay is more difficult than it sounds, as there are so many options to choose from — it all depends on the kind of trip you want to have.
The Grand Del Mar crosses old-world charm and modern luxury to make a 249-room elegant Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Set in the scenic Los Penasquitos Canyon, the luxury hotel takes advantage of San Diego’s enviable climate, making outdoor living a main factor in its beautiful design, with patios and terraces almost everywhere the eye can see. The Grand Del Mar is also home to a Five-Star spa and the amazing Addison, the only Five-Star restaurant in San Diego.
If you’d like to be right in the heart of the action in downtown San Diego, there’s no better place than the palatial Four-Star US Grant Hotel, located within steps of some of the city’s best shopping (the alfresco Westfield Horton Plaza Mall is across the street), dining and entertainment. A city icon since 1910, this downtown dream of a hotel offers a 24-hour concierge, a full-service business center and fine dining at Grant Grill and Grant Grill Lounge.
Located in nearby picturesque La Jolla, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is more of a rustic Southern California getaway. Perched atop the Torrey Pines cliffs and surrounded by protected forests, this craftsman-style luxury hotel boasts a world-renowned golf course with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Four-Star A.R. Valentien restaurant as well as a Four-Star spa, regarded as one of the best in the San Diego area.