New Hotels of San Diego 2018 – 2019 – 2020

San Diego, California, is the United States’ eighth largest city and often ranked among the America’s Favorite Cities by Travel + Leisure magazine. California’s Beach City has approximately 556 hotel, motel, bed & breakfast and casino hotel properties, and the number increases every day. So we present you the new hotels of San Diego.

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InterContinental San Diego

InterContinental San Diego

(Opened: September 2018)

Located on the historic waterfront grounds of Lane Field — the former baseball stadium of the San Diego Padres from 1936 through 1957 — InterContinental San Diego stands 19 stories tall and has 400 guest rooms and suites, not to mention: five onsite restaurants, bars and coffee shops, including an eatery from noted local chefs Paul McCabe and Amy DiBiase, as well as the first West Coast location of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse; a fourth-floor rooftop pool and sundeck; a Club InterContinental club lounge; and a 3,300-square-foot health and wellness center with a yoga terrace and state-of-the-art video wall for on-demand workout classes.

InterContinental San Diego room

For groups, the new hotel boasts 95,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including 35,000 square feet of flexible indoor space with natural light in every room and 60,000 square feet of outdoor space, including multiple bay-view terraces and historic Lane Field Park. The hotel’s 12,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom can host events of up to 1,500 people beside full-length windows that overlook San Diego’s iconic Santa Fe Depot and downtown.

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Moxy San Diego Gaslamp District

(Opened: December 2018)

Moxy San Diego is a nine-story, 126-room, millennial-minded boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Spread across nine stories, the 126-room hotel honors the region’s naval history with a camouflage wall in the lobby as well as a shipping container that lines the fitness center.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central

TownePlace Suites San Diego Central

(Opened: February 2019)

Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as separate living/working and sleeping areas. Guests can work and relax on their own terms in modern suites that feature full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, adjustable work spaces with built-in shelves and lighting, a large flat screen television, as well as luxurious new bedding. Most rooms also feature the Home Office Suite, designed to provide guests with plenty of storage and flexible space to spread out and make it their own.

From drawers to shelves to smart hanging space, you’ll find everything you need to make you feel right at home. Other hotel amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a putting green, an outdoor fire pit, an extra-large fitness center open 24 hours per day, laundry facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and on-site business services, including copying, faxing and printing. The hotel is pet friendly (fees may apply).

Hampton Inn Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station

Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

(Opened: March 2019)

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport Liberty Station features 181 spacious rooms and offers travelers value-added amenities with the spirit of Hamptonality. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport Liberty Station is located at 2211 Lee Court San Diego, CA 92101, adjacent to the Spanish Landing and less than a mile from the San Diego Airport. The Nimitz Bridge connects the beautiful property to the heart of Liberty Station. Liberty Station encompasses 360 acres with numerous restaurants, parks, commercial offices, and one of kind shopping experiences.

Every Hampton by Hilton guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options; On the Run™ breakfast bags; and free Wi-Fi in every room. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®.

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Sycuan Casino Resort
(Opened: March 2019)

Sycuan Casino Resort has opened its $260 million hotel and resort expansion in March. The newly expanded resort features a 12-story luxury hotel tower with over 300 guest rooms and 57 suites. The property also boasts state-of-the-art amenities including an expanded gaming area, new restaurants and bars, meeting and event space, a full-service spa and fitness center and a pool and gardens area. Sycuan has also made many improvements to the existing property including new flooring, paint, furniture and several other cosmetic upgrades.

Sycuan has tremendously enhanced its food and beverage offerings with the addition of 10 new restaurants and bars. The new venues include a new casino-defining steakhouse: Bull & Bourbon, a high-end cocktail lounge: Elicit Bar & Lounge, a three-meal restaurant: Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen, an industrial brewhouse: Rank & File, a fast-casual market: The unCommons and the popular coffeehouse: Starbucks.

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The Guild Hotel, San Diego, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

(Opened: June 2019)

The Guild, a 162-room Marriott Tribute Portfolio property is located in the heart of downtown San Diego. The Guild is housed in the historic landmark, 1920s-era Army-Navy YMCA building in downtown San Diego. The Italian Renaissance-inspired building at 500 West Broadway is now home to travelers as the Army-Navy YMCA.

The hotel’s mix of six room types feature refined, minimal interiors with custom designed furniture, art and carpeting in a soothing color palette of pale blue, grey and a soft army green, as a direct reference to the property’s origins. The Guild’s signature restaurant, Luca, is a Mediterranean-influenced, al fresco destination serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and locals alike.

The Guild Hotel

The YMCA’s former basketball court with elevated running track is transformed into a grand ballroom featuring original brick wall inlays and hardwood floors. The underground pool on the basement level is reimagined into a one-of-a-kind event space with some original design elements intact. Various private spaces throughout the property are available for special meetings, celebrations and signature programming. 

Carte Hotel San Diego

Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection By Hilton

(Opening: September 2019)

Carté Hotel San Diego Downtown is a new luxury lifestyle hotel from Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel is perfectly situated in San Diego’s sought-after and vibrant Little Italy neighborhood, located steps away from the city’s core business districts, finest restaurants, and a moment away from enjoying an afternoon exploring San Diego’s natural beauty amongst Balboa Park, or the newly revived Embarcadero waterfront destination.

Inspired by and paying homage to the neighborhood’s Italian heritage, Carté Hotel offers 246 distinctive, modern guest rooms that feature luxury accommodations, combined with all the latest technologies for curious travelers.

The hotel’s restaurant, Watercolors, serves quality sea-to-table cuisine in an intimate environment, giving guests an opportunity to uncover stories behind every decorative detail. Featuring wine from the region, the hotel’s tasting room, Fonte di Vino, showcases a sampling of wines from Southern California and Northern Mexico, while Above Ash Social offers stunning sunset views over San Diego Bay, along with hand-crafted cocktails and heated saltwater pool. Fit Athletic Club, located within the hotel, provides access for Carté Hotel guests to enjoy the 28,000 square foot upscale, full-service fitness club. Carté also offers more than 8,500 square feet of event space, with seven on-site private event options, accommodating small to mid-size events.

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TownePlace Suites San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

(Opened August 2019)

Travel in total comfort when you stay at TownePlace Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station beside the international airport. Marriott’s extended stay brand hotel offers easy reach to historic Liberty Station, the convention center and world-famous attractions such as the San Diego Zoo.

The free shuttle takes travelers to and from the airport and other local destinations. Step into the modern lobby of the brand-new hotel inspired by San Diego’s Naval roots. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet each morning, featuring waffles, eggs, cereals and more. You can keep up with your workout while you travel thanks to the outdoor pool and fitness center, which includes free weights and cardio equipment. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and a business center. Hotel’s event venue suits intimate meetings and trainings of up to 10. All of hotel suites include full kitchens, living areas, work desks and custom Elfa® closets to help you relax near the airport.

Joie de Vivre DestinationHotels Oceanside CA

Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels

(Opening: Late 2020)

Hyatt will open two new adjacent hotels in Oceanside, CA. The properties are expected to open under the Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels brands in late 2020. The adjacent hotels together will be the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in over a decade. Located at the hub of Oceanside’s booming renaissance, the 2.75-acre new-build project along Mission Avenue and North Pacific Street will offer guests immediate beach access and a combined 387 rooms, most with water-facing views.

The Joie de Vivre hotel will be a welcome addition to Oceanside with 161 guest rooms and suites and will feature the renovated “Top Gun” house—the iconic 1887 Graves House featured in the popular 1980s film—which will be accessible to the public. At the hotel, designed by interior design firm EDG, travelers can expect a casual, laid-back, barefoot luxury ambiance. The hotel will also feature a world-class restaurant designed by Los Angeles-based firm Studio Collective, a rooftop pool and bar, and over 3,000 square feet of retail.

The Destination hotel will be a 226-room property situated on the south block of the new development. Complementary to the Joie de Vivre hotel, the Destination property will offer guests an upscale escape and a world-class travel experience, including an elevated 9,000-square-foot pool deck with ocean views, a signature restaurant, bar lounge, luxury spa, library, and over 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel interiors are being designed by San Diego-based firm Bill Bocken Architecture and Interior Design in conjunction with Delawie, while the restaurant is being imagined by Los Angeles-based firm Bells and Whistles.

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

(Opening January 2020)

Formerly known as the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego Mission Bay Resort is the city’s newest luxury resort and spa opening Jan. 2020 after completing a $21 million reimagination and renovation.  Located on the picturesque waterfront of Mission Bay Park, the largest aquatic preserve in the United States, the lavish 357-room year-round lifestyle destination resort is the ideal basecamp for guests seeking to explore the city’s vibrant culture and nearby attractions and experience San Diego’s idyllic, breezy beach lifestyle.

San Diego Mission Bay Resort offers a 4,000-square-foot outdoor pool area, five tennis courts, spa and fitness center, gift shop, restaurant, and poolside grill.  Additionally, the Mediterranean-style hotel provides over 16,000-square-feet of interior meeting and function space and 9,600-square-feet of outdoor meeting space.  Mission Bay Resort is located at the epicenter of all that is San Diego, just steps away from the city’s top attractions and immersed in the cultural richness offered in the area.

Hampton Inn Chula Vista Eastlake

(Opening March 2020)


Homewood Suites by Hilton Chula Vista Eastlake

(Opening March 2020)


SpringHill Suites Escondido Downtown

(Opening March 2020)

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