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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Ranked #58 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is my go to spot in San Diego to be away from the downtown hustle bustle. I enjoy the quiet and the views here. This property offers an airport shuttle and is located in between the marina and the harbor. All rooms have a balcony with 2 chairs a small table and good views. Rooms also have a safe, coffee maker, small refrigerator but no fan in bathroom. Located across the water from the coast guard/navy facility you will often see large military ships pass by. There is a jogging/walking path that goes along the shoreline right across the street. The hotel restaurant has a very good breakfast buffet with views of the marina. If you have a car you will have to pay for parking as there is no public parking and the street has a 2 hour limit.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are thrilled you enjoyed our location and were able to watch the variety of ships that pass by daily on the bay. Thank you agaion

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We arrived late in the evening due to a late flight, around 10:30. We wanted a couple of night caps upon arrival. The lobby bar had about 10 people in there; however, none of them were employees. We waited for about 15 minutes before someone finally showed up behind the bar. He stated they were closing and we could not order a drink. All the while, the ten other patrons were sitting around enjoying their drinks. We found this to be very rude, and definitely not customer service oriented.
The view of the Marina is nice, especially as we ate breakfast.
The main reason we chose this hotel was due to the free airport shuttle to/from hotel.
Rooms were adequate. There was a conference room on our floor two doors down from the room in which we were staying. The people meeting in the room were sitting all through the hallways, including in front of our room and the elevator. They woke us up first thing in the morning, and blocked access to the elevator.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for staying with us and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. Your comments have been shared with our Food and Beverage department and we have addressed it with our staff. I can assure you that you experienced an exception and not the rule at the Hilton Harbor Island. Our lounge stays open until at least midnight and often stays open until 2am. I regret that you received such service at our lounge and I am confident that when you return you will experience our lounge like the majority of our guests and have great service. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

A little disappointed with the room for the price. We were suppose to have a view of the marina but had more of a view of the a/c units below! The room looked a little dated. Don't think Paris would stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review our property. Our location on San Diego Bay offer great views of both the marina on one side and the harbor on the other. Our standard rooms are located on first three floors in which some rooms do have views of some service areas. To ensure a scenic view I recommend reserving a Marina or Harbor View versus our standard rooms. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed here in March 2014 on a business trip. I missed my flight and this was the nearest hotel with availability and a decent rate.

The cab ride from the airport was about 12 or 14 dollars. I didn’t know there was a free hotel shuttle, you may want to call the hotel to confirm its availability and run times.

I checked in around 2200, and requested a room. I was told the hotel was completely sold out, which was odd because the website was saying there was availability. After completing a reservation online, I went back to the desk and completed the checkin process. The night manager was working the desk and said he couldn’t see the availability of the rooms, which is odd. The manager SHOULD know how many rooms are left in the hotel.
The room I was assigned wasn’t the best, but I basically just needed a place to sleep for the night.

The room was comfortable and clean. It met all the Hilton standards.

As Diamond I was given a breakfast voucher which consisted of a continental style breakfast with various foods. I wasn’t that hungry, but the food was nicely presented and the wait staff was friendly.

The hotel isn’t near downtown, so don’t stay here if you plan to visit downtown every night. This hotel is probably best for someone that is doing business in the city and doesn’t want to pay the higher rates that come with the locations downtown.

I didn’t get a chance to walk around the hotel to see the gym/pool so I can’t rate those aspects.
In the morning, getting the shuttle to the airport was easy. I walked outside, spoke to the driver and we left.

In the end, this hotel met my expectations and is a good “airport” hotel. You can’t hear the planes, but it is close enough to catch an early flight without much hassle.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your quick stay. We are centrally located to many attractions in San Diego including downtown which is 3 miles from our property (7 min drive). I have shared your comments relative to your reservation mishap with our staff and we appreciate your feedback as we use it as a training tool. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back soon!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

this is not directly adjacent to the airport, you will need the shuttle to get in & out. But in exchange you get a beautiful location, bay front, with excellent on site jogging-walking-bycicling location, away from the traffic (you're on the same island the airport is located, with very limited traffic) and 15 minutes away from the city center

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review out property. Combined with the beautiful weather and our quiet location on San Diego Bay our Hilton is great choice for all travelers whether on a business trip or leisure. Thank you again for your review!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Could have great view here, aslo very good service. The only problem is that there is not enough international adatpers, in order to use my laptop, I have to buy one. Or, If you come to US from another country, remember to take one with you for the trip.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for staying with us. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We do have several international adapters available at the front desk and are checked out on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to welcoming you back when your travels bring you back to San Diego.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Very close to the airport. I spent 2 nights. Shuttle bus every 20 minutes. Clean room. Not very spacious, but enough if you are in a business trip.I was waiting a taxi for more than 30 minutes !!!. Nothing to complaint. Good in average.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. I can assure you that the wait for the taxi is not normal as our central location gives taxi drivers a short drive when notified of a pick up. We typically have taxis at our front drive the majority of the day. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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: £100 - £304 (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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