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Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in San Diego, whether it's exploring the world-famous San Diego Zoo or Safari Park visiting Old Town, boating in Mission Bay, checking out dolphins at SeaWorld, or enjoying days in the sun at beaches, but you'll need a fun place to stay. Kid-friendly hotels are easy to find on Travel for Kids.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family friendly hotels in San Diego, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods near to fun things to do with kids. Hotels are selected for their amenities for families, such as swimming pools, playgrounds, coin-operated laundry, picnic areas, and more. Hotel policies can change, however, so be sure to check with the hotel at the time you make your reservation to be sure your desired family amenities are still available.

Tip: Check out family beach vacation rental options:
San Diego family beach rentals.
La Jolla & Beach Towns beach rentals
Carlsbad family beach rentals.
family hotels san diego california
  Coronado Mission Bay
  Downtown San Diego Old Town
  Harbor Island Mission Valley
  Shelter Island Escondido – Safari Park
  Point Loma    
    Coronado
Loews Coronado Bay Resort – Outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); two restaurants with children's menu (including a healthy kids' menu); cribs available; air conditioning; welcome gifts for kids under 10; in summer, kid's day camp, every Friday and Saturday movies by the pool and marshmallow roasts; kid's room with games and movies year round; babysitting services, health club with kid's yoga classes; on-site rentals kid's bikes, surreys, sailboats and motorboats; hotel is located right on the bay.
Glorietta Bay Inn – Outdoor swimming pool (swim diapers available) and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), two bedroom suites with king bed, double bed, sofa bed (sleep 5); mini-fridges in all rooms; breakfast is included in the room rate; air conditioning; beach amenities - sand toys, chairs, towels; cookies and lemonade in the afternoon; secret toy chest for kids; car parking (fee); hotel is walking distance to the beach, restaurants in the neighborhood.
El Cordova Hotel – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), two bedroom suites with two king /queen beds and sofa bed (sleep 5- 6) with kitchen; complimentary crib or extra bed available upon request; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; barbeque area; family-friendly on-site restaurants.
Villa Capri by the Sea – One bedroom suites with queen bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4) with fully-equipped kitchenettes; continental breakfast is included in the room rate; air conditioning; bikes, boogie boards to borrow; car parking (fee); restaurants, cafes in the neighborhood; hotel is walking distance to the beach.
Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; standard rooms with two queen beds or two room suites (sleep 4); all rooms have mini-fridge and microwave; air conditioning; full breakfast is included in the room rate; coin-operated laundry; free car parking.
La Avenida Inn – Outdoor swimming pool; rooms with two queen beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridge in rooms, suites have microwave and mini-fridge; breakfast is included in room rate; air conditioning; crib available upon request; beach chairs, toys to borrow; free car parking; hotel is close to the beach.
Coronado Island Marriott Resort – Outdoor swimming pools; rooms with two double beds, mini-fridge (sleep 4), one bedroom villas with king bed and sofa bed, kitchenette (sleep 4); on-site restaurant and room service with children's menu; extra bed (fee), crib available upon request; air conditioning; bike rentals; car parking (fee).
Coronado Inn – Outdoor swimming pool; rooms with two double beds, suites with kitchens (sleep 4); all rooms have microwave and mini-fridge; continental breakfast included in room rate; coin-operated laundry; barbeque area; free car parking.
    Downtown San Diego
Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay – Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), two bedroom suites with two double bed and sofa bed (sleep 6); all suites with mini-fridge and microwave; breakfast is included in the room rate; coin-operated laundry; air conditioning; cribs and high chairs available; car parking (fee); donuts and ice cream shop on-site, hotel is one block from Seaport Village with restaurants and cafes.
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; one bedroom suites with queen bed plus sofa bed (sleep 3), two bedroom suites (sleep 5), suites have fully equipped kitchens with utensils and cookware, tables and chairs; full breakfast included in the room rate; grocery shopping service; air conditioning; car parking (fee); hotel is located across from Waterfront Park with playground and water play area.
Best Western Plus Bayside Inn – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); rooms have mini-fridge and microwave; full breakfast is included in the room rate; air conditioning; car parking (fee); complimentary shuttle to the airport.
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen or double beds (sleep 4), suites with double beds and sofa bed (sleep 6); portable crib, microwave or mini-fridge available (fee for rooms, included in suites);breakfast buffet, restaurant serving lunch and dinner; air conditioning; babysitting can be arranged; on-site 24 hour convenience store with sandwiches and snacks; car parking (fee); hotel is located next to Seaport Village with restaurants, cafes, ice cream.
Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown – Roof-top swimming pool; suites with two queen beds or king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); breakfast is included in the room rate; cribs available upon request; air conditioning; car parking (fee); hotel is across from Waterfront Park with playground and water play area.
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; gift bag for kids at check-in; rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suite with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); on-site restaurant with children's menu; air conditioning; car parking (fee).
Wyndham San Diego Bayside – Outdoor swimming pool; rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); air conditioning; on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; on-site bike rental; hotel is next to park with playground, water play area; car parking (fee).
Pacific Inn Hotel and Suites – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); air conditioning; limited free car parking; hotel is located across from Waterfront Park with playground and water play area.
    Harbor Island
  Tip: Hotels on Harbor Island are convenient if you have an early morning flight or evening arrival at the airport.
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina – Hotel is across from the airport; outdoor swimming pools and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); on-site restaurant with children's menu; air conditioning; car parking (fee); complimentary shuttle to the airport.
Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island – Outdoor swimming pool; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge in rooms; crib or high chair available upon request; air conditioning; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; bike rental; car parking (fee); free shuttle to the airport.
    Shelter Island
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), garden view suites with two queen beds plus sofa bed (sleep 6); all rooms have microwave and mini-fridge; crib or extra bed available upon request; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; coin-operated laundry; air conditioning; complimentary airport transfers; car parking (fee).
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), king suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 3), queen suites with two queen beds, sofa bed, full kitchen (sleep 6); on-site restaurant with children's menu; air conditioning; car parking (fee); bike rentals.
Kona Kai Resort – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or suites with queen bed with sofa bed (sleep 4), connecting rooms available; all rooms have mini-fridge; air conditioning; crib or extra bed available upon request; on site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner with children's menu; bike rentals; car parking (fee).
Bay Club Hotel and Marina – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridge in all rooms; crib or extra bed available upon request; air conditioning; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, children's menu; car parking (fee); transport to cruise ship or airport.
    Point Loma
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; 9-hole mini-golf on-site; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge in all rooms; on-site restaurant with children's menu, kids under 12 eat free with paying adult; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; free bike rentals; 24 hour market; car parking (fee); free airport shuttle.
Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); breakfast is included in the room rate; mini-fridge and microwave in rooms; air conditioning; free airport shuttle; free car parking.
Comfort Inn at the Harbor – Outdoor swimming pool; rooms with king bed and double bed (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in rooms; air conditioning; buffet breakfast is included in the room rate; crib or extra bed available upon request; coin-operated laundry; free car parking.
Ramada San Diego Airport – Outdoor swimming pool; breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4), one bedroom suite with two queen beds, sofa bed (sleep 5); rooms have microwave and mini-fridge; crib or extra bed available upon request; coin-operated laundry; free shuttle to airport.
    Mission Bay
The Dana on Mission Bay – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 3), two queen beds (sleep 4), family rooms (sleep 5), connecting rooms available; mini-fridge and microwave in rooms; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu, room service; coin-operated laundry; air conditioning; bikes, kayaks, paddle boards for rent; babysitting can be arranged; kids play area; barbeque and picnic area; car parking (fee); complimentary shuttle to SeaWorld.
Paradise Point Resort – Five outdoor swimming pools and jacuzzis; rooms with two queen beds or bungalows with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), bungalows have living and dining area; air conditioning; on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; restaurant food delivery; coin-operated laundry; babysitting can be arranged; mini golf, basketball courts, bike and surrey rentals, also rent sailboats, kayaks and paddle boards; car parking (fee); hotel is located on an island in Mission Bay.
San Diego Mission Bay Resort – Outdoor swimming pool and children's wading pool; villas or rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; children's playroom with games; air conditioning; on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; beach access, s'mores nights, tennis courts, volleyball and badminton; resort fees, car parking (fee); hotel is located right on Mission Bay.
Catamaran Resort Hotel – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4), suites two double beds plus sofa bed, kitchenette (sleep 6); restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu, room service; air conditioning; rent kayaks, paddle boards, bikes and surreys; beach chairs and umbrellas to use; tropical bird show; car parking (fee); hotel is located right on Mission Bay.
Bahia Resort Hotel – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds or suites with queen bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), suites with two double beds plus sofa bed (sleep 6); mini-fridge in rooms, suites have kitchenettes; on-site restaurant with children's menu, room service; air conditioning; bikes and surreys, kayaks, paddle boards for rent; Christmas holiday activities; car parking (fee); hotel is located on Mission Bay.
    Old Town
Best Western Plus Hacienda Old Town – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds and suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridge and micro-wave in all rooms; full-service restaurant with kids' menu; air conditioning; free airport shuttle; car parking (fee); hotel is situated in the center Old Town, lots of restaurants close by.
Old Town Inn – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two queen beds or king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), deluxe rooms have mini-fridge and microwave; air conditioning; walking distance to Old Town; free car parking.
Hilton Garden Inn Old Town San Diego – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); high chair or crib available; microwave and mini-fridge in rooms; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; 24 hour convenience store; on-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner with children's menu; car parking (fee); hotel is located close to Old Town plaza.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Old Town – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, plus barbeque area; rooms with two queen beds or king studio suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); microwave and mini-fridge in all rooms; crib available upon request; air conditioning; free breakfast buffet; coin-operated laundry; local restaurant delivery; car parking (fee).
Courtyard San Diego Old Town – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); on-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, local restaurant delivery; air conditioning; crib or extra bed available upon request; coin-operated laundry.
La Quinta Inn San Diego Old Town – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms; air conditioning; buffet breakfast is included in the room rate; coin-operated laundry; car parking (fee).
    Mission Valley
Residence Inn Mission Valley – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; one bedroom suites with king bed or two queen beds, plus sofa bed (sleep 4), two bedroom suites with two twin beds or two double beds, king bed in second bedroom, sofa bed in living room(sleep 6 - 8), suites have full-kitchens (refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher) and dining area; full breakfast buffet included in room rate; grocery shopping service and convenience store; air conditioning; barbecue and picnic area, coin-operated laundry; car parking (fee).
Best Western Seven Seas – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds, suites with king or queen bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; ping pong and pool tables; free public parking.
Courtyard Mission Valley – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridges in all rooms; crib available upon request; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; car parking (fee).
Days Inn Hotel Circle – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; queen rooms with two queen beds, king rooms with sofa bed, two queen rooms with kitchenette (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms; on-site restaurant with family-friendly food, room service; coin-operated laundry; air conditioning; car parking (fee).
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley – Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or king suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), suites have mini-fridge and microwave; on-site restaurant with children's menu, room service; crib or high chair available upon request; grab n go market; fresh baked cookies at check-in; car parking (fee).
Kings Inn – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge in rooms; on-site two family restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; free car parking.
The Atwood Hotel San Diego – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms; air conditioning; free car parking.
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with kids' menu, room service; air conditioning; crib and high chair available upon request; coin-operated laundry; on-site convenience store; car parking (fee).
La Quinta San Diego SeaWorld – Breakfast is included in the room rate; outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; queen rooms with two queen beds, one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed, family suites with king bed plus bunk beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms; coin-operated laundry; air conditioning; car parking (fee).
Quality Suites Mission Valley – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; breakfast is included in the room rate; one bedroom suites with king bed or sofa bed, kids' suites with king bed plus two bunk beds (sleep 4), double suite with two double beds in bedroom, sofa bed in living room (sleep 6); mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms; air conditioning; coin operated laundry; car parking (fee).
    Escondido – San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  Tip: San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located about 35 miles north of central San Diego. Visiting the park, these hotels are located in Escondido and Rancho Bernardo convenient to the park.
Springhill Suites by Marriott Escondido – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; buffet breakfast is included in the room rate; suites with two queen beds, plus sofa bed (sleep 6) suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in suites; convenience store on-site, local restaurant delivery; air conditioning; car parking (fee).
Best Western Escondido – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); all rooms have microwaves and refrigerators; breakfast is included in the room rate; crib available upon request; coin-operated laundry.
Holiday Inn Express Rancho Bernardo – Outdoor swimming pool; breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two queen beds or king suite with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); microwave and mini-fridge in all rooms; coin-operated laundry; local restaurant delivery; air conditioning; free car parking.
Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Bernardo – Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge and microwave in rooms; air conditioning; coin-operated laundry; on-site restaurant for breakfast with children's menu; convenience store; crib and high chair available upon request; free car parking.

Rancho Bernardo Inn – Outdoor family swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms, microwave, crib available upon request; room service; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu, grab n go sandwich shop; air conditioning; seasonal kid's activities such as arts and crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, sports; car parking (fee).

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