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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
Ranked #62 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is the standard Hilton but the restaurant overlooks the bay and the docks for the sailboats. Nice and relaxing to sit and watch the sunset. Room was very comfortable. The staff very professional and attentive. Great shuttle to the airport. Worth the money to stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you Memphisbelle2013 for your 5 star rating! We greatly appreciate your business and we agree that our location offers great views of San Diego Bay and the marina. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I stayed here July 2014 and booked the 1-bedroom suite. It had a king bed in the master room, and was water front/view on the 9th floor with two balconies. The room was large, very nice furniture and comfortable bed, with a Pottery Barn sofabed in the living room. We asked for a rollaway bed and we got more than we expected - for $15 extra, we received a twin sized bed with box spring, basically a whole extra bed that was more comfortable than the sofa bed. The AC worked great (separate thermostats for each room), and there were two bathrooms. The 'master' bathroom was very large, beautiful and (YAY) the hair dryer was a full sized, 1975 watt dryer - not the 1970's model I so often encounter. The hotel was very quiet, and the front desk staff were helpful, with recommendations on restaurants and things to do nearby. Even though this hotel is near the airport, it was very quiet. It has direct access to a nice walking/jogging/biking path near the rocks, for a good workout. It also has a gym, pool, and restaurant. There is a 'jack pack' in the room to connect your devices to the TV, but my son couldn't get his PS3 to work on the TV. The hotel sent 3 technicians to try to fix it, and swapped the jack pack from another room, but couldn't make it work so they gave us a voucher for free breakfast for 4, which was nice. The suite also had a nice little fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and sink, but no dishes so bring your own. There is a safe in the master room, which also has its own TV. There is a gift shop downstairs, and the toiletries provided are Peter Thomas Roth (love the smell), with two robes provided as well. All in all, a convenient hotel to the airport, Petco Park and other SD attractions, just a few miles from Little Italy, Old Town, Gaslamp, and the amusement parks. Parking was $21 a day (ouch). Free wifi worked great too. After our stay my sister told me the hotel is comparable to a standard room at the Embassy Suites, and Embassy includes free breakfast and free happy hour (this hotel did not) so you might check Embassy too for a comparable (even cheaper) room.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you Victoria B for your great review! We are thrilled you were able to take in the great scenery from your one bedroom suite. We regret that we were unable to get your son's game system up and running but am happy to learn that our maintenance staff made t right by offering your family breakfast. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back!

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Super clean, terrific hotel with terrific views and a balcony! I took clients from Chicago there to their great restaurant and it was a huge hit. Being on the island, it's perfect for an early morning jog. AND this hotel is MINUTES to the airport. Perfect for the business traveler!

Room Tip: Get an upper floor with a balcony and view
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you Phillip M for your 5 star rating. We are delighted that you and your clients enjoyed our restaurant, Sierra Pacific. Sierra Pacific offers a great menu offering California coastal cuisine in which our guests can take in the view of the marina. Thank you again and we will see you soon!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Close to the airport, easy access to all attractions and beaches. Clean, comfortable rooms. Beautiful surroundings. Breakfast included was plentiful but it is possible to order off the menu as well. We did not eat any other times but the restaurant looks lovely. There is not much to do around the hotel, so a car is necessary. I believe there is a shuttle to use as well.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent experience. We greatly appreciate you taking the time top review your visit on TripAdvisor. Although we are close to the airport we do not experience any of the airplane noise as we are off the flight path on Harbor Island. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We flew all day from London to San Diego, and we still had more hours of flying to do the next day. What we wanted in San Diego was a quiet, dependable hotel, which was situated close to the airport. We wanted a simple place where we could recharge our batteries. Unlike the Hilton at Heathrow, which is at least 20 minutes away (and 20 pounds), the San Diego Airport/ Harbor Island Hilton was about 4 minutes from the airport, and the shuttle was free. I was welcomed kindly and the room, facing the harbor, was comfortable and quiet. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony waiting for my wife's plane to arrive. Two hours later, the shuttle took me out to pick her up and when we returned, the manager on duty greeted her with a joyful, "so this is the lady we have been waiting for." What a warm reception. That personalized, friendly service extended to the service at breakfast. We couldn't have been happier with this Hilton in San Diego

Room Tip: One side faces the harbor, which might have helicopter noises. The other side faces the marina.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Wow! Thank you jeffhack for your great five star review! We are absolutely thrilled you were able to "recharge your batteries" with great service and spectacular views of San Diego Bay and Downtown skyline. We hope to see you two back soon! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Hotel is a regular business hotel which does not offer anything special except the proximity to the airport. The available vending machine on my floor did not work, so I had to go down a floor. It's not really easy to find your room as there are no signs. In my view, the rooms might undergo a renovation, especially the bathroom area. I had an early flight out and I used the hotel shuttle to the airport which was very convenient.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. Our hotel caters to not just the business person but also to couples and families. Our location on San Diego Bay offers arguably the best views in the city. The property has a full service restaurant and lounge located on the marina, fitness center and pool deck with a jacuzzi. We hope next time you will spend more than one night with us so you can see what the hotel offers. Thank you again!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I travel very week and am very skeptical of staying at an airport hotel. I was very surprised by this Hilton. It was clean, well maintained, rooms were very spacious...and very friendly service. I was there for one night but I enjoyed the bay view immensely and enjoyed my cup of coffee on the balcony. I did not hear any airplanes at all. The hotel is close to little Italy and Gas Lamp district if you need to go out...I recommend this hotel to business as well as vacation travelers.

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Mac G, Manager at Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Wow! Thank you Traveller832 for your five star review! Our location on San Diego Bay is not under the flight path of San Diego Airport eliminating any plane noise. Harbor Island itself is a quiet, serene location making it enjoyable for both business guests or families. Thank you again and we cannot wait to welcome you back!

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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:
#23 Green Hotel in San Diego
#72 Business Hotel in San Diego
#78 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £117 - £318 (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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