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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Ranked #59 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

The staff greeted me with a very nice welcome and answered every question I had. The view from the hotel is wonderful. If you arrive late and need a hotel to stay at or fly out early and want to avoid the crazy traffic in and around San Diego it's the place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your quick stay over. We greatly appreciate the review and are pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your night with us. We look forward toward your next visit. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Oft considered a business hotel but we enjoyed this Hilton with its awesome water/skyline views on vacation. We liked it so much, we extended our stay. This hotel is a bit older, but adequate, and convenient for visitors going to Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado and Mission Bay, although you do need a car. Harbor Island also offers interesting walking, and a few local restaurants. A deli/bottle shop is next door.
Staff is welcoming and low-key, as is the rather compact hotel itself. It has everything, but you may find the pool area to be too small or old-fashioned (and it doesn't have a view). The hotel restaurant had surprisingly good food. It's a haunt of tale-telling boat-owners from the nearby marina.
The room itself was comfortable, as was the bed, and the view was simply spectacular. There is a balcony with doors that open wide (we didn't get any bugs). When closed, most of the airport noise is abated, or masked by the rather loud air-conditioning. We had no issues with the bath, and the staff did attend to certain mechanical issues that arose.
As walk-ins, we were offered good value for the money, and didn't feel hit up for fees like at some other Hiltons.

Room Tip: East side gives you a view of all three: marina, harbor, downtown.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Thank you for spending your vacation with us! We enjoyed reading your comments regarding your experience and look forward towards your next visit. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Depending on what room you get, this hotel gives you nice views of the waters of San Diego. My room face the parking lot but I could see both the docks and the bay. There was an extra room space by the kitchen area but no chairs. Don't know what it's for. Bedroom separates living area, so you can entertain guests or do business. The breakfast is typical of any Hilton hotel (though others may be better). The bagel I got had some mold, showed it to the waitress and she denied it is mold and said she'll check. Never saw her again. All in all, I would stay here again since I'm an HH member.

Room Tip: A higher room gives you better views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your experience. We greatly appreciate your loyalty to Hilton as Honors member. We are pleased you enjoyed the view from your suite and the spacious room it provided. Your comments relative to your breakfast experience has been shared with our Food and Beverage Manager and it has been addressed. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel due to its location to the airport. It did not disappoint. Check in was easy and the room was clean and quiet. Our particular room did not have a view which was disappointing because this hotel overlooks the bay and downtown San Diego. I would recommend if you are staying to request a room with a view. We would stay at this hotel again when traveling in San Diego.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Thank you for staying with us Laura W and we greatly appreciate your five star rating. We are glad you were able to enjoy our central location and proximity to the airport. We hope to see you soon. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stayed at your hotel after a trip to CA and loved the distance to the airport. We also loved the shuttle service and the driver was very helpful getting us to the proper area. The restaurant was nice and the food was delicious. We ended with a glass of wine on the balcony watching the boats on the bay. Beautiful Hotel and very fair price for the night

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Thank you Beth S for your great review. We are very happy that you were able to take advantage of our courtesy shuttle, our marina facing Sierra Pacific restaurant and our views. We hope to see you soon. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

This hotel was nice break from sightseeing. The room was quiet, the bed was comfortable, and view from the room breathtaking. As a side note for all hotels now - The comforters that are on the beds are too hot to sleep under. It always feels great to get under the cover and warm up, after hour or so it becomes very uncomfortable. We starting sweating and have to kick off the comforter, but them we would get cold. The cycle would start over again. It would be better to have layers with a sheet, blanket, and then a light comforter.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking your valuable time to review your experience. We are thrilled to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed our location and view of the Harbor, Marina and city skyline. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Excellent except for parking cost of $21.00 per day is too high. Rooms were nice, great view of the marina. Easy to get to alone Harbor Blvd. Minimum characters of 200 for this post is too many, quite frankly, so I'm writing to simply make up the difference to reach the 200 minimum characters.

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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Thank you Paul W for staying with us and giving us a great rating. We are pleased that your stay was enjoyable. Thanks again!

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Additional Information about Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

Address: 1960 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1013
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Green Hotel in San Diego
#72 Business Hotel in San Diego
#78 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £98 - £295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island 3.5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island hotel in San Diego, CA is located just minutes away from the exciting adventures and beautiful landscapes that San Diego has to offer. Boasting incredible views of the harbor and marina, the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island sets the tone for any trip, whether you are traveling for business or leisure. Lounge at the pool, host your next meeting in our stylish boardroom, or simply relax in your spacious guest room or suite, complete with luxurious bedding and bath amenities and a delicious room service menu. Enjoy our complimentary airport shuttle, and FREE in-room high-speed wifi Internet access. Here at the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island hotel, the only thing we overlook is the harbor, and we look forward to welcoming you as our guest soon. ... more   less 
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