Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
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... to the kids area for Charlie to play some more before we left to, head back to our accommodation. So I really enjoyed by day at Sea World. It's similar to our Sea World and I think ours has a better Shark area then in San Diego but being able to be so close to the dolphins and Killer Whales has one big points for me. Tomorrow we leave San Diego and head off to LA where we will spend 10 days sight seeing Universal Studios, Disneyland x three days and everything ...
... and was still hilarious! Definitely one of my favourite shows! After the show we went to see the shark and turtle enclosures which were pretty mellow then went to cool ourselves down by getting soaked on the rapids ride! Then it was back to the sea lions for the night time show which also had us laughing because they use the sea lions to take the mic out of all the other shows at Seaworld, so the sea lions pretend to be killer whales or dolphins or seals or to be on a ...
... I was totally craving fish tacos, since we were in southern California. So we went to Tin Fish. Yum!
5 - miles we walked
Probably not. But my hip is telling me that we had done a lot of walking. Paul is very understanding. We will do a bunch of walking, but will stop if I need to. Thankfully I didn't plan too much in a day for us to do. Lots of time to take it easy. We are on our honeymoon, not a crazy ...
... in San Diego that night...this time Italian. Where we are staying (in the gaslamp district) seems to be the food capital for the city and there's great people watching. Friday we headed towards the water. We visited the seaport village which is purpose built for crafty shops...Luke found a nice bench to sit on while Bec shopped! We then went onto the USS midway which is an old aircraft carrier that's been turned into a museum. Luke was in boy heaven. ...
... was a dry one, going through the desert. Just looking out the car window made me hot and thirsty. The sun literally bakes you in your seat as you drive. When we arrived we took a much needed opportunity to do laundry and had Thai delivered to our room for dinner. Later we went out for drinks and discovered O'Hungry's The food there is not too great from what the reviews said. We never confirmed that. Instead we partook in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
We stayed here March 2005 and were very happy with our room. Would recommend you stay 5th floor or higher on the harbor side for great views. We could actually lay in bed at night and see the skyline of San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. The harbor is full of activity from huge cruise ships, air craft carriers to small pleasure craft. Across the street is a narrow green park area with grass, palm trees, a walkway and benches; that a lot of people enjoyed. Even though this is considered an airport hotel we had no noise from the airport at all as we faced the harbor, if you face the marina side you may experience some noise. The staff were professional and helpful and our room was cleaned properly each day. There is a charge of $15.00 for parking each day. We only ate in the bar area once that overlooks the marina area, so can't really give a fair opinion about the meals. All in all we were very happy with the hotel and would not hesitate to recommend and/or stay here again.
We stayed in Hilton Harbor Island from January 8-16, 2005. The first thing we noticed was the excellent location the hotel was in. Away from the downtown area but still really close and you can have a nice view of the San Diego bay if you have a harbor view room. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The first room that was assigned to us was not to our liking and when we said that after seeing the room, they switched us to a different room with everything we wanted. The hotel is a little older and the quality of the elevator, carpet furniture shows the age of the hotel but we did not care about any of that because we were so happy about the location and the view. All rooms have a balcony with either harbor view or marina view or both. There is a sidewalk in the harbor island where everyone can walk or jog and it was the most enjoyable walk - we could see all kinds of ducks, cormorants, sea gulls and even seals in the bay while taking a walk - you can even fish in the bay if you want. Sparrows and pigeons will come to your balcony if you feed them.
A Great Spot By The Airport!
Located on Harbor Island just by the airport, it is hard to beat this hotel if you are flying out the next morning. It offers great views of the harbor, marina and downtown. Each room had a pleasant terrace you could sit out on and enjoy the view. Staff was pleasant and parking was available at a cost of $13 per day. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance but you will need a ride to the Gaslamp Quarter.
Clean and close to downtown
We found this hotel through priceline and paid $60/night for it. What a bargain! The hotel was extremely clean, close to downtown, quiet, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We also had a nice balcony room overlooking the San Diego bay. It was a 10 minute drive to Balboa Park and the zoo. We would definitely stay here again, especially at the rate we received.
If you've read the other reviews then let me tell you that the truth is somewhere in the middle. My guess is that as a savy traveler you already knew this to be a fact.
I haven`t been to San Diego for 10 years, but for my last visit I stayed at this property when it was the flagship hotel for Travelodge. Back then you could get a beautiful room with a spectacular water view for $79. I fell in love with the place and said then that if I ever returned to San Diego, I would stay nowhere else. Of course, since Hilton took over, the prices have gone up considerably, but was still able to get a room for $139 through Expedia. It`s still a bargain 10 years later. The location on Harbor Island (actually a peninsula) is stunning, with the marina on one side and the bay on the other. You`ll feel as if you`re in a private resort area with limited traffic, beautiful landscaping, jogging path, and those beautiful water views. Our spacious room was bright, impeccably maintained, and immaculately clean. Our private balcony offered a panoramic view of the San Diego skyline and the bay. The staff was genial and helpful and the bountiful buffet breakfast was reasonably priced and well prepared and presented. You will not hear any noise from the adjacent airport as there is only one east/west runway and the hotel is a fair distance south of the airport. If you`re in need of a convenient San Diego location, beautiful water views, and a lovely room at a fair price, this is where you need to be!
I am very picky about hotels, and rarely find one worth the time of submitting a review. However, we just spent a glorious weekend at the San Diego Airport Hilton on Harbor Island; admittedly, I do not have high expectations of an airport hotel, and avoid them when I can. We are NOT related to the owners of this hotel, but strongly take exception to the negative reviewer below. While not claiming to be a Super Luxury hotel (and I've had the good fortune to stay in many of those), this lovely place is a pleasure for an airport property. Our room was large, beautiful, immaculate, well-appointed, and comfortable, with a great view of the bay. Incredibly, we did not hear a single plane the whole time we were there. The staff was extraordinarily accomodating; we got personal service rivaling any 5-star property and we--my husband, teenage son, and I--actually hated to leave. As soon as I called for assistance with our luggage, it was picked up, and loaded directly into their shuttle van which immediately drove us (and just us) to the airport. The driver then got out and helped us with check-in at the airport counter. Even the Four Seasons didn't top that.
July 4th Weekend at this hotel, using the word hotel loosely, was nearly a total waste of money. The rooms are poorly maintained. The maids yell up and down the hallways to each other and knock on your doors, despite do not disturb signs. The floors are not quiet, one would think the walls were paper thin. Because of the Fireworks we thought we would have dinner at the hotel, what a mistake that was. The food was not edible. We had to send 4 dinners back! Their excuse was that their chef had quit! I asked them why hadn't they advised us of that when I made dinner reservations. The outdoor spa was not functioning properly and the pool was dirty. This place is a joke. I see two, simi-positive, reviews on this hotel and I wonder if they are related to the owners. This place is just not managed properly and Hilton should be ashamed to have their name on the building.
Good hotel in an excellent location
This is a good--not great--hotel in an excellent location. Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, and Old Town are only 5-7 minutes away by car. The rooms are not particularly large, but they are comfortable. Nearly all rooms have small balconies, and most above the fourth floor have water views. The San Diego Harbor is a wonderful focal point for those seeking to unwind and relax. Water views are one of the primary reasons that make a visit to San Diego special. Also, Harbor Island is a good place for jogging or for quiet walks, with attractive boat marinas on one side. These factors give the Hilton on Harbor Island an advantage over other facilities that are not so blessed with location.
In my opinion, as far as hotel property and areas go, this glorious Harbor Island hotel is sun-kissed from heaven. It is a place for relaxation, celebration, beautiful hello's and good-byes that say I will be back! I have stayed several times and have brought family and friends to stay as well. I have precious memories in my heart that was made there on Harbor Island and in your hotel. There is no other place I enjoy staying than there at the Hilton Hotel, on Harbor Island. My heart is there....