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  • Writer's pictureMatt Tannenbaum

Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel Review

San Diego is one of the best destinations both in California and the United States. This fun and modern city combines a great walkable downtown city with the great outdoors. There are so many great places to stay when planning a trip to San Diego. If you are looking to stay in the heart of downtown San Diego then you need to book a stay at the Hilton Bayfront! Here is everything you need to know about this property.

bay reflections of the vibrant sunrise and Hilton Bayfront over the San Diego bay

Be sure to check out my Top 10 things to do in San Diego when planning your trip


This is a Hilton property so be sure to be a Hilton Honors member to earn points and loyalty status for future stays. The best way to book a Hilton Property is with a Hilton Co-Branded Credit Card like the Hilton Aspire which gives you instant top tier Diamond Status plus tons of perks like bonus points, room upgrades, and even free nights! Check out this referral link for this must have Travel Credit Card.

downtown San Diego city lights of the padres stadium and gas lamp district


The Hilton Bayfront is in the heart of downtown San Diego and steps from some of the best attractions in the city. The hotel is only a 10 minute drive from San Diego Airport and if you’re planning to stay in the city you won’t even need to rent a car. San Diego is such a great city because everything is nearby. The property is steps away from the Gas Lamp District, the Rady Shell outdoor concert venue, Petco Park and so much more.

long exposure photo of the rady shell concert venue and Hilton Bayfront San Diego hotel illuminated at night

Of course, if you are looking to get out of the city you can easily rent a car in the city for the day and head out to some of the beautiful neighboring beach towns like Coronado Island or La Jolla. The San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and many theme parks like legoland are also just a short drive away.

downtown San Diego illuminated at night


This resort does a great job of combining a metropolitan high-rise tower with outdoor space and amenities. You can easily escape the downtown feel and immerse yourself outdoors with their spacious pool, large grass areas, outdoor bar, and a walking path right along the water. 

Out back you will find a large pool and hot tubs lined with Palm Trees as you soak in the beautiful San Diego Weather. You will also find The Pool Club with a great outdoor bar and lounge area with fire pits.

Head to the Odysea Indoor and Outdoor bar that overlooks the city and bay. This is the go to spot for light snacks or evening drinks. 

This resort has a convention center and is also just steps away from the main San Diego Convention Center as well. 

afternoon view of petco park next do downtown San Diego buildings

This is the perfect place if you’re looking to catch a Padres game with a dedicated bridgeway that brings you right to the stadium! Keep a lookout outside for when the Padres win because you'll catch an awesome firework show just next door!

If you’re looking for a beach day you can hop on a ferry across the bay and head to Coronado Island which is a great beach town and has some of the best beaches in all of San Diego. 

woman in a white jacket and hat taking a picture on a phone through the window of downtown San Diego


The rooms and suites here are newly re-done and feature your typical Hilton brand design and quality. The best part of the rooms are easily the views whether you are looking out at the ocean and Coronado Island or downtown San Diego. 


Hudson & Nash is the main restaurant on property. This spot is a total vibe! This restaurant serves great food for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and has a great bar. You’ll find no shortage of TVs to catch a sporting event or pregame the Padres game next door. 

The restaurant has amazing decor throughout the space and also features outdoor cabana seating where you can enjoy drinks or food with a view. 

red fireworks shooting in the night sky over petco park after a padres win


This is a great property if you are looking to stay in the heart of San Diego or planning a trip to catch a Padres team. The location is unbeatable and the property is well kept and fun for you to enjoy when you are looking for some down time on property. 


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