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“Great view from the top” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Ranked #53 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great view from the top”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a week. Excellent location near all parkways. Room was over looking the marina.
My only neg. was the food at the hotel. Ate there once and it was enough us us. There are many excellent restaurants near by. Some in walking distance.
The parking gates work some times. Had to re- do my card 4 times.
I still give this hotel a 4 star rating

Room Tip: Top floor over looking the navy yard great view.
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Green Features: Towel reuse. Energy lighting. Energy efficient air conditioning and heating. Energy efficient windows through the hotel
  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank luv2travel927
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your experience. We appreciate your rating and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thanks again.
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Spent the night here prior to leaving on a cruise. The staff was friendly with comfortable beds and a wonderful view of the harbor. The front desk staff was great in arranging a cab for us that would run us on some errands prior to going to the cruise ship harbor. Definitely would stay here again

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you Janelle R for staying with us before your cruise. We greatly appreciate your review and we have shared it with the staff. Thank you again and we look forward toward welcoming you back in the near future.
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Clinton, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We have stayed on Harbor Island before and at this hotel. It never disappoints. Great setting, great location and a great staff of people. We'll be back agiain. The view is outstanding and we could not only relax but we could experience the San Diego harbor ever changing scene.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you herbdwyer1 for your repeat business! We greatly appreciate you taking the time and writing a great review that has been shared with our staff. We look forward toward welcoming you back many more times. Thanks again!
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Whittier, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

This was my first time traveling alone, so I was a little nervous. Your staff was so friendly and your accommodations so great, that I was at ease. Your breakfast buffet was delicious.. I told my husband we will definitely try your hotel this summer. Thank You so much!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you Marisela M for your review! We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy your stay and our staff was able to put you at ease. Thanks again and we look forward toward your next visit.
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Dallas, Texas
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136 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island is really wonderful. The major sites are in close proximity to this hotel. We were about 10 minutes from the airport and rental car office. I was concerned about being so close to the airport and so many flights coming in. We never heard any planes in our hotel. Apparently, from what I understand, there is a city ordinance to not have any planes flying in after 11:30pm. They made our stay wonderful. When they found out we were celebrating my mom's recovery from cancer, they had left a treat for us the next day while we were exploring the town!! Parking is right there, so you do not need to park far. The only negative was that there was no refrigerator to keep water in the room and cool it for the next day. The ice machine was close to the room. Across the street is a jogging trail with a gorgeous view. San Diego Highlights Tour picked us up from the door and took us for the day on a city tour. The bus does not come that far down, but you can pick it up at the Sheraton down the street. We rented a car, so that was not an issue. I plan to take my husband back and stay here! Perfect!!!

Room Tip: Ask for bay view instead of the marina view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you Dee L for the five star review! We are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Although we are conveniently located by the airport on San Diego Bay we are off the flight path, therefore our guestrooms do not experience airplane noise. Thank you for staying with us and we cannot wait to welcome you back!
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Denver, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A_T60713
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this review, 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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Property: Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Address: 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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