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Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA

Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA

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Steps from downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, PETCO Park & Convention Center, our beautiful waterfront hotel offers the finest amenities & lays the best of our city at your doorstep. We're the West Coast's newest waterfront hotel! With a dynamic downtown San Diego location & next door to the Convention Center, sun/sea-inspired design & casually sophisticated vibe, we think you'll love it here.

History

Established in 2008.

Rising 30-stories above San Diego Bay, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront is a spirited blend of San Diego's coastal influences, style, innovation, and of course the city's unmistakable vibe.

Inspirational local art throughout the hotel draws upon light, wind, and the San Diego Bay waterfront to create dramatic, uplifting spaces. With light hues, clean lines, and an awakened design, there is a flow and a pulse to everything.

 

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Rating: 3.75

Address: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101
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Comments (575):

1. Red R.
Don't believe the hype unless you enjoy being totally isolated from anything fun. I am sitting here right now looking at the fantastic view I have of... a cement roof.  There are no restaurants nearby, you have to eat in the hotel or not at all. They advertise as "across the street" from Petco Park, but they are NOT.  It is at least a 5 -6 block walk, since you have to go around the train tracks. Hell, it's a two block walk just to get from the building back to a main road! If you're lounging, this is fine. I booked this hotel for work, as I was planning on working from here for an event at Petco, easily able to run back and forth all day. Turns out - not so much. (Especially since rain is predicted!) What did the manager Tommy offer me? A $20 credit off my $600+ bill. (Yes, I did tell him to shove it, but more colorfully.) It also costs $20 - $32 per day to park your car.  For the emptiness that permeates this building, you'd think they'd care a little bit more about keeping what few clients they have.

13/02/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. Michael R.
Stayed here over the Valentine day weekend. Had a WONDERFUL time here and did not want to check out! I payed $230 a night on Hotels.com but it was WELL WORTH IT! I did think the size of the room was a little small for the price, but everything about the room made up for it. The BED, the SHOWER, the VIEW most of all! Had a perfect room facing the bay & Gaslamp, I could see Petco Park to the right of my room, I was on the 23rd floor, if I was any higher I would have been able to see the field. Beautiful hotel though! One HUGE downfall is the parking situation. You have to PAY FOR PARKING EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE STAYING THERE! It's $21.00 a day to park AT the hotel! Oh well, still better than walking. I was kind of bummed because in the hotel directory in the room, it said they had a Fox Sports Grill, so around 10pm, I wanted some snacks, asked where the restaurant was at, and they told me it doesn't open until March. Disappointed, but made up for it in the Gaslamp.. I'm sure it'll be even better in a few more months. Will definitely stay there again! The staff was great and VERY helpful. Nice sized shower, and nice sized plasma t.v. in room. Can't wait for my next stay!

16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Go Blue M.
We got a great deal, which I still do not know how my sister found.  Had a beautiful room overlooking the bay, we were even lucky enough to catch a fireworks show from our room.  Great location.  Just a couple blocks to Gaslamp district.  Concierge was less than polite and less than helpful.  We were the only people at her counter and she seemed very annoyed to have to talk to us.  Luckily with modern technology we could use our phones to find great places within walking distance.  The bar across from the lobby was overpriced but very nice to sit out on their patio area early evening and relax.  Starbucks downstairs a nice feature for am coffee!  Will stay here again if I can get a good deal!

20/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Emily P.
We arrived 1/1/2010 its about a 1 hr drive from Orange County, Ca to the hotel, but it was worth it, we had an ocean view corner room.  The view was breath taking. You could see the Coronado Bay Bridge during the day and in the evening the skyline was breath taking, corner room, upper floor ocean view is definately what it says on their website. The hotel is very clean, the staff is very nice and the self park is well lit and safe, we always got parking near the elevators when using the uppers floors, 3 and up. We took a cab to Flemings in the Gas Lamp district and it was literally a $5.00 cab ride.  We chose to walk back since a large group was all heading towards the hotel it felt safe, its about a 5 minute walk to the Gaslamp, maybe less than 1/2 a mile. Its a pretty modern hotel, not trendy, clean, and the staff was super nice. Comfortable bed, huge flatscreen tv, and cute sofa in room also you are next door to the convention center.  Its like a 2 min walk to get to it. Enjoy!

09/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. chris s.
terrible parking, waited an hour to leave the parking garage, food subpar.

11/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Ch O.
This hotel is new--less than a year old. The decor is contemporary and beautiful. The bed is the most comfortable I have ever slept in. We got a great price --$98 a night--for this incredible hotel.  You can't even stay in a Motel 6 for that price! I highly recommend this hotel.

03/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. EUGENE K.
the bridge is not completed to walk to petco. it looks close but is not due to no bridge for cars or walking.  broke a glass in the room, it took forever for house cleaning to come by and vacuum the room.  my wife forgot her purse in a drawer at the hotel . it took 2 hours for security to find out if it was still in the room. 2 days to get them to ship it on my dime. they dont me ups had it , but when i called ups they knew nothing about it. it was still in security.

13/04/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
8. Chris C.
Was looking forward to staying here and hanging out at favorite spots around, but a serious illness forced us to cancel.  Hilton handled it like champs and refunded our money.  Maybe because it was such a great deal, maybe because they know how to treat their customers.  I think the latter and we will try to make it back ASAP due to the service.  Thanks Hilton Bayfront.  You will succeed magnificently based on your service levels.

10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Krystal P.
Hubby and I stayed here in July of last year when we attended Comic-Con.  Not our first choice, but getting a hotel for Con is kind of a lottery situation, so we were just happy that we got something so close, as it's right next door to the convention center.  The hotel is quite beautiful, the pool was fabulous, and I love that there's a Starbucks directly connected downstairs.  Their little sports bar and grill (can't remember the name of it) that's connected downstairs as well had excellent food.  My only complaint is that the rooms were extremely small, and I have stayed in about six other hotels in the Gaslamp area and never experienced such small rooms.  I swear they were around 200 square feet... which I guess wouldn't be so bad for just one or two people, but when you have four adults and a tiny bathroom, it was very hard to maneuver... not to mention that the wi-fi was $20 per day!  Other than that it was a positive experience, and I would stay here again.

02/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. W S.
Typical convention hotel. The rooms are average . The Diamond amenities are skimpy (Starbucks coffee and danish for breakfast) and the Honors VIP "offering" is a "tasting" at Odysea. Not sure whata tasting is - Do you get to taste the meal and decide whether you want to pay for the rest of the meal. The rooms are relativly small and the lobby is spacious but crowded on most evenings. I would stay here again if I had a conference downtown but that is the only reason.

25/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Rex D.
Updated, modern-beach inspired decor. The rooms were a bit on the small side but typical for a hotel in the area. The concierge, valets, attendants and front desk were very amenable. There are a few restaurants and a starbucks with free Wi-FI downstairs. The location is very convenient, a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport and very close to Petco Park. There is a tunnel that connects the garage to the Petco park area..just a 5 minute walk away. Parking is 25$ per night but we ended up finding parking near petco park and saved money. The bathroom amenities were clean and modern with great running showers and water pressure. Only negative is that I called asking for toilet paper and never got it so I ended up having to use tissues ! Although the hotel is right on the water, it is situated closer to the "industrial" port end, with a view of the Dole factory and ships ! Overall, an updated and chic- beach themed hotel that is very convenient especially if you are visiting for a baseball game or the convention center. Downtown is just a 10 minute walk away for restaurants, etc.

17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Shocktroop M.
ok so the Marine Corps
hosted their ball here- I imagine a decent amount of money was spent...

So my review is strictly on the fact that the room that was given for childcare use was a tiny room.
it's hard to tell if the hotel decided on the size or the ball committee though.

Hotel was beautiful though, but it was hard to assess otherwise because I did not stay the night.

20/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Doug H.
Awesome.  Extremely friendly staff, beautiful building, great views and close to everything.  Parking was fairly expensive, but it was expected being downtown.  They charge for everything, which again was expected at a nicer hotel.  Would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful hotel with a wonderful view.

13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Suely J.
Our family comes to the hilton bayfront every time we decide to come to san diego.  The hotel looks amazing and the most important of all... customer service is the best we ever experience when compared to all the other hilton family hotels that we ever stayed in the past.  As I sit by the pool side cabana enjoying the beautiful sunset, i wanted to take a few minutes to write a positive review to say how awesome the staff has been today!  We had a custom made D-licious Bday cake for my son that looked incredible.  Patricia from the restaurant, and some of the other super nice staff are always so attentive and professional as they recognize us as repeat visitors.  Sarah from the spa was super sweet in helping us order the bday cake for my son's bday and resolved some issues with the cabana reservation right away!  The manager at the restaurant even brought some water for our dog who was waiting for us to finish brunch outside....  super family and pet friendly hotel...  the perfect mini getaway for a busy LA family like ours... that is the reason we keep coming back and won't even consider anywhere else in san diego...

14/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. m. S.
f you need ready access to the stadium or the convention center and don't mind your fellow convention goer crowds, this is a great choice. Easy access to both make the stay a snap. Dinner in the gaslamp (touristy, but hey, it's easy) is a short walk away. Opt for a bayfront view--well worth it. The night we were there, the symphony was playing, so in addition to the lovely lights of the city/bay, we saw the fireworks from a quiet viewing point. The hotel is clean, the hot tub and pool a nice size. The gym is small but adequate, and nice little touches like cool lavender washcloths wipe the sweat away. Or take a nice run down to the airport and back, winding through Seaport Village, etc. For families, the location is mixed: if the crew wants to see a ball game, it's great. But for the price, it may not be the best choice--there's no beach to romp around. Overall, I really enjoy this hotel every time we stay at it--this is the third time for us.

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Elise J.
I went on a tour of all the hotels downtown with a view of the bay..my daughter was staying one night, her honeymoon night, in the san diego area and I wanted a very special place ...this was one of my stops..they treated me like gold with a tour of the hotel ..bend over backwards nice! I didnt choose this one though, because of its clinical look...My daughter wanted a more vacationy tropical feel...she chose the Marriott..big mistake...pretty place, lousy service...review to come for them...I wish we went with Hilton or one of the other more friendly places around!

22/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Annie L.
This place is 10 stars!!!! I come here with my family every two months and most of the staffs knows me.  The hotel is beyond clean and it's always smelling good. All staffs are always smiling and greeting.  Their services are out of this world! I even get free wifi. House keeping is on top of their game!!!!!  Did I mention the pool is awesome!!!! The price is worth every dollar!  We love you Hilton Bayfront!

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. HT M.
Stayed for 2 nights with our kids. What a nice hotel! Great service at front desk, so friendly. Nice view and right on the water front. Perfect location. Kids loved the heated pool at night. Such a nice stay! Room was very clean. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the parking.  $27 each day. Oh well, I guess all the hotels charge. Will definitely return!!!

28/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Smarty Pants P.
We found this hotel via Orbitz!  New hotel, clean, and righ in gaslamp dist.. Nothing negative about this place...  Would stay there again!

08/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Jane F.
Great room!  Incredible  view!  Stayed there for our Anniversary.  Wish we could have stayed more then just one night.

10/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. lisa S.
if i could give this hotel another 50 stars, i would! we stayed there during the NYE weekened. the staff was exceptional, especially Matt at the front desk. He took care of my hubby and i all weekend and made sure we were happy. The room was spectacular. the room service was unheard of. With everything  we had surrounding us, we stayed in our room the majorioty of the time and was content with that. we didnt want to leave that sunday, but we will definitely be coming back.

04/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Mela F.
I've stayed at two hotels at San Diego so far.. Hilton San Deigo and the Omni.  Although I do prefer the Omni, this hotel is cheaper and still within walking distance to the gas lamp district.  My main complaint: I wanted to go the gym, but they were charged $15 a day... (at omni its free)... but this was quickly rectified by a nice run by the bay toward the convention center... overall.. i give this place 4 stars...

06/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Alan G.
Hilton Bayfront is a beautiful hotel.  

I live locally and I'm still shocked that Hilton management didn't plan a nightclub on top of the facility.  

Our first trip to the Spa didn't go well at all.  It was in a tent next to poolside and there was no ventilation.  They comped us a new massage and it was great.  Super accommodations, very relaxing!  There is an employee working in the spa that is terrific and he is always on point and remembers me/us when they stop in.

The pool area is beautiful and yet it is poorly managed, even though its off-season right now.  Staffing during Summer was terrible, and during Winter and Spring it's been worse.  It so extremely frustrating that it makes you want to shake a manager and take-over and show them how its done!

Overall, the hotel is beautiful, people working there seem nice, but alot of improvement is still needed.

08/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Russell S.
Stayed here for Comic Con 2009.
Great proximity to everything Gaslamp-y.

It's not as upscale as the Omni across the street in terms of amenities, decor and service - but the views of the convention center and the ocean are pretty amazing.

I like how they try to create a beach atmosphere without actually having access to a beach.

They lose marks for having to pay twice for internet if you have a laptop and a mobile device. Also the crowd at the bar in the lobby rated pretty high on the douche-o-meter, which I was very surprised by considering majority of the guests were here for Comic Con.

Conventioning? I'd say yes. Vacationing? Try the W or the Omni.

25/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
25. Brian H.
Very nice, new hotel right on the water - very good value for the quality of room and location.

06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. None Y.
We check into this hotel last Saturday 05/16/09 to celebrate our 11th year anniversary. My husband has mentioned to the front desk gentleman that it was our anniversary and would appreciate a nice view. When we got into our room, there were 2 queen size bed and a beautiful view of the bay. I called the front desk requesting a king size bed and told her that it was our anniversary and would prefer a bed instead of 2 beds! She said it would be additional $20 charge if I decide to change room. I had her speak with a manager to get a complimentary charge and succeeded. It was 2 rooms away from us and we still had the beautiful view of the bay. The room itself wasn't all that. I would expect it to be a little more classier being it is a Hilton.

During check out though, the front desk did not ask or even had the courtesy to ask if our stay was pleasant. Not even a greeting from her. We found that pretty rude of her. Overall, the front desk wasn't has friendly as I thought they would be. Do not plan on staying in this Hilton anymore.

18/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
27. Gena B.
Some friends and I stayed @ the San Diego Bayfront for 5 nights.  We were not impressed.  The rooms was mediocre for being a newly refurbished hotel.   The concierge was little to no help.  She seemed very bothered by our questions.  The only part of the staff I was pleased with was the bellhops.  The main annoyance was that there were 4 of us in our room (booked at the front desk) yet housekeeping continued to only give us three towels and 2 glasses.  Every single day we had to call down and ask for more towels and glasses.  I probably will not be staying at this hotel again.

18/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
28. Muli S.
Great Hotel. Everything is new and clean. The hotel is next to the bay so it's pretty close to the convention, gaslamp and the stadium. Staff treats HH member like royalty. The price is also very reasonable for the quality that you get. The only downside is  the parking which is rather pricy.

25/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Tyson S.
I stayed at the Hilton Bayfront last Friday and it was just okay.  We found it on priceline for a good deal so I would say it was worth the cost.  The location is good for downtown, the service and staff was okay, the rooms were okay, and I did have a killer massage.  But compared to some of the other Hotels I have stayed at downtown, it was just okay.  The kicker is that parking was really expensive.  Maybe that is where they make up the cost for fairly inexpensive rooms.  $25-$35 a day depending on if you self park or valet.  Definitely don't overpay for it and try to find a good deal online.

31/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. M Z.
I did not have to pay for my stay here - my company did -- but what a treat.  A little bit of luxury.  Large, gorgeous room on the 25th floor.   I had two beds but the one I slept in was so comfortable I almost wanted to sleep in the other one too just for the heck of it.  Gorgeous and pristinely clean bathroom.  

Huge and stunning lobby.  Of course the hotel has a spa, restaurant, little store, none of which I utilized.  Starbucks on the main level too.  Convenient to Gaslamp area, Petco field, Embarcadero, ferries to Coronado.    

I absolutely loved my room and if I want to vacation in luxury again in San Diego I will definitely consider dropping a pretty penny on the Bayfront.

06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Tom B.
Only open since last December, this pricey hotel is right next to the convention center and is an upscale businessman's place...the decor is modern groovy, the staff is dressed to kill (very unlike the usual mundane Hilton coat n tie) and is very friendly/efficient, the rooms have fab views of the city and the bay, the outside heated pool has a huge TV blaring noise at you for that far-out chaotic feel you want when swimming...the views from the executive lounge on the 30th floor are wonderful...but the "continental" breakfast there, while of good quality, is very limited in variety and gets boring quickly. That part they really need to upgrade. Otherwise, go here for a weekend with the significant other when in San Diego, and at night wander over to the Gaslamp district which is just a few blocks away for fun n excitement.

18/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. chris b.
Don't get me wrong...the hotel is very nice.   Modern updated decor, great views, competent and friendly staff.   BUT
Its just not for me.    Its gigantic, cold, impersonal, with smallish rooms, overpriced ala carte everything.   In a nutshell, its your typical convention hotel.   Throw in the fact that it is a longish walk to actual enjoy the nearby gaslamp district.   This will get shorter when they complete the pedestrian bridge they are working on.
I left 5 days early and checked into the residence inn marriott....same price for a mini suite in a building a fraction of the size, right in the gaslamp.

07/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Cris A.
Beautiful! Not crowded, a little pricey, but we got a great rate for a weekend and for being in downtown. Our room had a great view of downtown and part of the ocean. My boyfriend proposed here so I'm biased. The hotel bathroom amenities are cute and smell so good! I especially love the lotion. The pillows are sooo comfortable and I like that the desk has a pull out table where we set our DVD player to watch a movie. Check-in was easy as was check-out. Its nice that they give you until noon. We had breakfast at Vela overlooking the ocean. Parking is $21/day, but everything is in walking distance.

14/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Glenn R.
Really enjoyed our stay here with the family a month ago. Walking distance to seaport village and countless restaurants. Pool area was relaxing and the hotel grounds were very clean. My 2 y/o had unlimited space to run around safely since it has a nice boardwalk. Will definitely stay here again

26/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Carissa A.
Stayed here over 4th of July weekend. Everything was great. The room was clean, and nice. There were only 2 things that I wasn't a fan of: 1. they charge for the use of the internet. (I thought that was kinda cheap.) 2. the light in the bathroom is sooooo bright. When you wake up in the morning and flip the light on it's like walking out into the sun. Anyway, I would definitely recommend this place. It's right on the water and it's just a little walk from Petco and all the fun downtown. Remember, parking is 25 bucks too.

08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Angelina P.
If you ever go to a conference at the convention center or want to be near downtown, this is the absolute perfect spot. It's worth it to get a higher floor if you can and request views of both the bay AND the gaslamp district. Sleep like a baby in their comfy beds, gaze outside for amazing views, and ask the consierge for maps and suggestions for things to do.

08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Maryam J.
Wow!  What an amazing hotel!  Great views of Coronado Island and the bay and top class rooms.  The hotel itself is beautiful and has a great breakfast buffet!  Highly recommend this place for a weekend getaway!

13/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. M T.
Don't book your wedding here, don't even look here!
I was seriously considering having my wedding here. I corresponded with one lady for about 3 or 4 e-mails, than she stopped responding.
Annoyed, but still looking, I contacted another person. She was more helpful, until we came to the hotel to look at the rooms. There was a conference, so we couldn't go into ANY of the ballrooms. wtf?? She didn;t look into it, so it was a waste of time coming down.
All that fiasco deserves negative stars.  
However, the hotel is brand new and beautiful.
It is right on the water BUT you have a lovely view of the loading docks. To pay that much money and see a big Dole ship outside... not worth it

21/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
39. steve B.
This place would get a 5 star rating if it had a heavenly bed. Its in a perfect location for downtown San Diego. Its right across from PetCo park and the convention center and the rooms have great views of the bay, Coronado bridge. The service was very good they let me check in early without gouging me with extra fees, parking was a little steep but I got a great deal on the price on the room.

27/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Scott M.
Beautiful hotel and an extremely helpful, pleasant staff.  Amazing views of the city.  Great value for the money.

24/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Kris G.
The Hilton Bayfront was a great find thanks to Priceline. While the property opened in December 2008, it is still somewhat below the radar of would-be guests. The Bayfront features all the amenities of modern and trendy properties. The rooms are reasonably appointed and have a view of either the bay or Gaslamp district. The spa and gym are well equipped and roomy. The main floor bar and outdoor patio are ideal to enjoy a cocktail, people watch and see the sun set.

The hotel is located on the south side of the convention center and is a 5-10 minute walk to Seaport Village and Gaslamp. There is a waterfront park next to the hotel which leads to a great running trail through Seaport Village and out past the Maritime museum.

Self-parking is the cheaper option at $20/day and is a short walk to the hotel. Unless you've packed for a six month safari or just like to waste money, don't valet.

Overall this property is very comfortable, modern and an affordable option to some of the overpriced hotels within the heart of Gaslamp. Give this place a shot and it will soon be on the short list of SD hotels that give great bang for the buck.

16/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Dawn S.
We love this hotel!!  We have stayed here 6 times in the last year and we have had a great experience each time.  We love the location because its right by the gaslamp district and it's right on the water.

19/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Vi N.
Very nice hotel, would totally go back!

The only con about this hotel was that we paid for a bay view, but since we checked in late (due to flight cancellations), they gave us a corner room with an ugly view.

Also, try the FOX Sports Bar & Grill. Lots of TVs, good food, good drinks, good service..

30/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Alice M M.
There are many positive things about this hotel.  The location is great, next to the Convention Center and across the street is the gaslamp district and tons of stores and restaurants.  The beds are very, very comfortable and the view of the San Diego Harbor from the room was picture perfect.  THe chaise lounge in front of the big picture window was pointed away from the water view!  And with the arm in the way it wasn't possible to move it around without taking up half of the room.  Very stupidly designed.  Who wants to look at the convention center when the harbor and sailboats are visible? There was a downside too.  DO NOT eat in their hotel restaurant, Velos.  The food was terrible, simply awful as was the lack of service and very high prices.  Don't rely on room service either.  The first breakfast order came a half hour late, they lost another breakfast order and claimed it was never sent, although they then tried to charge me for it!  The Internet is $20 a day and it is expensive to park.  I did a business/conference workshop in one of their third floor meeting rooms.  It wasn't set up properly but they were very accommodating about changes.  THeir IT support was excellent and the food service for the meeting was also excellent.  Too bad I couldn't have ordered that every day!  I would stay here again but would never rely on service or plan to eat there.  The Starbucks, the Juice place and the restaurant outside were great, good prices and good food.  Just takes some planning!

18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
45. Nick P.
Awesome! My new favorite San Diego hotel. Nice rooms and great views. I love that you can do self-parking ($27/day) with in and out privileges. Easy walk to the Gaslamp or seaport village. Highly recommend.

17/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Kalifornia S.
I recently stayed at the Hilton Bayfront for a Wedding. The entrance is grand with high ceilings and the building is gorgeous. Its right on the bay and has some wonderful views.  They have a couple of bar areas that I know of (two lounges and a restaurant / sports bar), a fire pit and a shallow salt water pool. (mostly kids and the water is cool because of the weather and depth). Wish they had a deeper pool as well. Beautiful area to sit and sip a drink. Try the watermelon mint mixed drink at the pool. Yummy!

When I first got to the hotel, I asked for a good view since we came in early in the week. For some reason she gave us terrible views. A family member had to go back and get the rooms changed. I don't know why I have so many problems getting my requests fulfilled especially since I am a Hilton rewards member. We finally got the room changed and I was happier with my room. Also, I had to call many times for towels and my welcome package to find out the details of the wedding. I think I called more then three times. Other then that, the front desk and bell service were really nice and helpful,

The rooms are nice. Bad cell reception. Can you believe they have bad cell reception at a conference center. The hotel is huge and everything is very spread out which can be good and bad.

In one area, they have ipad's to use for the Internet which is pretty cool.

They have a Hertz rental car service available which was extremely convenient. An agent named Lisa was the best! Friendly and very helpful. She was able to match the price I would have paid at Alamo but would have had to go back to the airport to pick up.

Located across the ball park. A short walk to the Gas Lamp District. A $14 cab ride from the San Diego airport which is 3 miles away.

I would stay here again if I was back down but they better give me a nice room if I ask for one :-)

I give it a 3 but maybe closer to 3 1/2.

16/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
47. Cory M.
hotel very clean and nice...great views. really good location

24/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
48. Alison B.
I would stay here again. Got a decent rate on hotels .com for $154 a night over July 4th weekend. Parking is extra. Facilities are nice and clean. Walking distance to Petco Park which was great for us since we went to a game. Concierge and other staff seemed apathetic...almost annoyed with simple requests such as where to find pizza, or how to get certain places using the trolley.

06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Hogan W.
A bunch of friends, wife and I decided to take a trip down to San Diego for Labor Day weekend. After reading about all the restaurants with glowing Yelp reviews, I had a list of places I wanted to see and dine at.
With that out of the way, I was looking for a place to stay. I wanted to make sure all 3 of us in my immediate group were happy with our choice and close to Gaslamp, so one of the other guys suggested Hilton Bayfront. It was recently built and it overlooked the marina. *Perfect*

We arrived at 5:00pm for check-in after taking a little detour through Long Beach for Roscoe's *Yum* I booked reservations on Hilton's website directly because my wife has a AAA Card and we got the cheapest rate available. $135/night includes 2 Queen beds Lower Level. Without the discount would've been $179/night same amenities. And for a holiday weekend too!
The line was short and we were greeted by the front desk. The gentleman was very easy to work with and found our reservation without question. I thought I booked the lower level, but when he gave me our key cards, the room read 2525. I thought to myself, Free Upgrade? *Yes!* We had a fabulous corner room with windows galore. The room had 2 queen beds with white clean sheets, flat screen tv, desk, large bathroom, extra pillows, robes, and extra towels. Our room faced the marina and at night we saw the fireworks for 2 days *swoon*
When the housekeeper came to turn over our beds and provide fresh towels, none of our items were disturbed. I always think that's a good thing.
Yes, parking was $21/day but it included no restrictions on how many times we went in and out. *Reasonable*
We ate breakfast at Vela (5 Stars) but that will be a separate review.

At the end of our stay, we packed up and left the Hotel. Check-out was super easy and all charges were up front. No complaints...All rave reviews. Great service, helpful concierge, and clean. I would definitely be back in the future.

01/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. susan s.
I stayed at this hotel while attending a conference.  The hotel is very modern with open spaces.  They offer decent prices.   I added the $35 package which included parking ($27/night) Internet access ($13/night)and buffet breakfast ($22).  I wouldn't be as pleased paying for each separately.  

The room was great with a fantastic view outside and very quiet and clean.  The bed was comfortable.  The location is great.  It is about 15 min. walk to gaslamp.

Breakfast buffet was nice, I loved their smoked salmon.  Service was good.  View was fantastic.

Did not use the pool or the other amenities in the hotel, but they looked nice.

When I stay at the hotels the most important item is the comfort and cleanness of their beds and bathrooms and just on that item alone I will stay here again if the price is right

19/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
51. Penny M.
This is an awesome hotel on the Bay that offers great room rates.  Be sure to check out their facebook specials for the best discounts.  It is also a pet friendly hotel, close to the gaslamp and has great restaurants on property.

05/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. JUSTIN P.
Ok, here's the story.

Nice Decor.
Good customer service majority all around the hotel including the restaurants, concierge, etc.
Rooms were nice.

But, here's the thing. I set up a one year anniversary here.
Made reservations. Called to confirm to let them know that we needed two queens, a pet and a late check-in. I had to make sure everything went smooth and I thought Hilton would secure it.

Well, we left Los Angeles around 7PM to avoid traffic and arrived roughly 9:30PM to check-in. We check-in and was told we have been upgraded to a suite with a bed and an extra bed to be sent up. We were like ok, that doesnt sound like a bad idea. We were set up.

We went up to the room and it was a suite. With a couch and an extra bed but NO BED. WHO WANTS TO SLEEP ON A SOFA BED (that was the secondary bed supposedly). I am a workaholic, I look forward to sleeping on a good a bed when I am indeed not working.

It gets worse when I call front desk and they can't do anything about. I specifically stated and did my part to make sure I got two queens by calling and verifying the information after I made reservations in advance. They couldn't anything so they transferred me to a manager.

The manager gave me the run-around and told me "we can't do anything." When I mentioned "over-booked," they said we didn't over book so why I am this room and not in the room I reserved.

It's not like we couldn't book anywhere else, we went to Hilton for it's reputation and service. Unfortunately, due to to conflict of interest WE MISSED ANY OPPORTUNITY FOR FINE DINING. The manager didn't want to give us that room due to over capacity or a late check-in so I wanted to file a a complaint. She said you can file a complaint here, I asked what would that do, you can't do anything for me. So she said you can file a complaint at Headquarters and specifically mentioned that they can't do anything about your situation. LIKE I CARED AT THAT POINT, I WAS AN UNSATISFIED CUSTOMER. I wanted my voice to be heard. I did not care if they did anything for me, as long as someone knew I wasn't Happy about the situation. She asked did I want food accommodations for breakfast or the spa. I was like NO! I want my two comfortable Queens. She did her best to try to convince me  but at the end gave in and GAVE ME MY TWO QUEENS. She just didnt't want me to complain to the corporate office. She should of HAVE JUST GIVEN ME THE ROOMS IN THE BEGINNING. The overall time frame bad it impossible to eat at nice restaurant. It was 10:30 PM and last call was seating was over.

I am writing this review at the end because  I WAS CHEWED OUT. The rest of the weekend was nice. BUT THE BEGINNING WAS HELL ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.  A DAY WASTED.

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
53. Heather R.
We stayed here last summer for our honeymoon.  It was kind of a last minute thing staying at this hotel and it turned out to be just  ok.  The room just a standard king with a "view"  Although the view of the dock was sort of  pretty it wasn't exactly the beach view I had in mind.  I think we payed around $110 a night and all in all I think we could have got more for our money elsewhere.  Also location wasn't the best for what we had planned on doing. If you are planning on going to a padres game then you might stay here. THAT view at night was awesome.  Unfortunately we went to Disneyland, the LDS temple, the San diego Zoo and medievil times. None of which were around there.  SO my advise- if you're ok with the location and just a plain, but nice room, id stay here.

25/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
54. Margarita K.
We had the best view ever from the 28th floor corner room. It was like floating over San Diego bay. The hotel has a great pool too, and is walking distance from the Gaslamp District and downtown.

12/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Cheryl C.
Stayed here for on two different occasions for business.  Beautiful property, very modern decor.  Was upgraded to a room with a view of the Gas lamp quarter to the right.  Right next to  the Convention Center.  Beautiful water view.  Definitely recommended.

22/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Luke W.
This hotel was up to par for a Hilton in the city. The room I had had a beautiful view of the bay, Coronado island, and even the ocean, oh and the big dole boat coming in from Honduras. The beds are amazing really comfortable with down comforters under and over and amazing pillows!! My room had a 42" television with numerous channels and obviously all the pay per view movies. The hotel has a couple restaurants I only had dinner at the fox sports grill and wasn't impressed with the turkey club I had. This hotel has a pretty good fitness room with ample treadmills, gazelles, and free weight dumb bells from 15-50. I can't understand running in the gym though when there is a boardwalk on the bay right outside the hotel that goes for miles. This hotel also has a spa but I never used it so can't yelp bout it. The pool is awesome it has a play area as well as is long enough to do laps! The only negative I can think of is the standard $27 dollars a night parking in the garage. I know this is to be expected out of this type of a hotel but if you park across the street in ace parking it's 15 dollars a day!! Needless to say I parked across the street. This was a beautifully hotel that felt good to stay in if I am in the area again I will definitely stay there!!

10/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Troy H.
Best aspects: the location by the water and the salt water pool. Other than that, it is a regular Hilton property that happens to be new.

Some have mentioned that the Hilton SD Bayfront is somewhat W-esque. I disagree; I submit that Hilton used a W hotel as a template, and then sterilized it until they got this place.

It's fine, and that's about it.

14/05/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
58. Barbara L.
I had made reservation 3mos prior to my arrival @ 102.50 day from 5/19/2010 - 5/24/2010 w/breakfast included I arrived to the Hotel which was very beautiful BUT BUT the staff & mgmt was indeed very rude & disrespectful very agruementive oh my god they wanted to chg me $180 a nite plus the $100 deposit p/nite the mgr of the front desk there was so rude he had a female there that he had a complementry nite ok but he was hanging all over her hugging etc not paying attention I didn't even get to enjoy myself with my husband & family members. I WOULD NEVER NEVER RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE I TOLD EVERYONE FROM THE 3,000 CO-WKR I WORK WITH ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS WITH, ALSO FREINDS & OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD

07/06/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
59. Ryan H.
First off, the parking is fairly expensive... but it's not owned by the Hilton so I guess not their fault.
Other than that, the place is awesome!!! Very friendly staff with smiles always on their faces. AMAZING views from pretty much every angle I saw.
They have also have a fox sports grill downstairs.
It's a short walk to petco and will be even shorter once the bridge is finished.
I would recommend to everyone

31/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. R C.
I have stayed here several times as well as many other hotels on businees trips and let me say, i will never stay anywhere in SD except here.

The lengths that the staff is willing to go to please is exceptional.

I ALWAYS forget toothpaste and shaving cream for some odd reason and last time i checked in through my HHonors they said "we'll send up your toothpaste and shaving cream sir."

Thats what i call pretty darn fantastic.  

I almost always get a gorgeous room with a great view, the elevators are SUPER fast and quiet.

I know this is a new hotel but i feel as if the staff never misses a beat and has been oding this for YEARS!

25/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Rob G.
The hotel and location are both GREAT. Sleek, modern and clean. Staff were friendly and efficient. Awesome views from most of the guest rooms. Close walking distance to the waterfront/harbor marinas, gaslight district, Petco Park, and the convention center.

15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Melissa M.
Great views of the bay and Gaslamp district.  Conveniently located with easy access to the airport and interstates.  This hotel is gorgeous with very modern fixtures and amenities.  The salt water pool is warm and beautiful.

04/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Dawn E.
This is a beautiful hotel and perfectly accessible by foot to many great SD attractions. My only knock was the UPS business center services were not free. Really?...$7 to access the internet when it's free in the bar on the iPads mounted there??? Also, I had to pay $6 to print 12 pages...such a rip off!!!!

20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Maria B.
Lucked out and got a room here on a Saturday night for a AAA rate of $85!  The hotel was nice and had pretty views of the water.  The rooms were quiet and comfortable, with a nice gym downstairs too.  The hotel is less than 3 blocks from the Gaslamp District, so we could walk to all the restaurants/shops.  They do charge $27 for self-parking, but most other hotels in that area charge $32 MINIMUM for forced valet parking, so it was nice to be able to come and go without tipping someone every time.  The hotel also offered restaurants/bars which we didn't try, but looked nice.  We would definitely stay here again.

24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. P C.
Wow this is really beautiful hotel for a Hilton. The salt water pool sits right infront of the water with a view, The place reminds me of a Las Vegas hotel. Every room here has a water view so nice to wake up to a sunny water view, yess---relaxing yahhh!!! And of course the bed has a down pillow top and great cotton high count on the sheets, what a plus. The bed  was a cloud sooo nice !!!

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. h l.
Stayed here over Memorial Day weekend and had the best time ever. The Parking was a little expensive but the room rate we were able to get evened that out a little.

Our room was so clean and had every amenity we needed with a beautiful view of the Coronado Bridge. The lobby was so pristine and the staff was very helpful. We also had a great experience sitting in the bar overlooking the bay and enjoying a few afternoon beverages.

The only downside is there is a lot of cool wind coming off the bay so its pretty chilly on the patio and windy down by the pool. Also, heated saltwater pool with a huge tv and its own private bar? I have died and gone to heaven! Perfectly tucked away from the rowdy crowd that comes out at night but not a far walk if you want to go join in!

Can I go back now???

23/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. R. C.
We stayed at this hotel last week for a business conference. It is a nice, centrally located hotel on the bay. You are about a 10 minute walk to the gaslamp district and a 15 minute drive to the zoo. The hotel is expensive and not a great hotel for small kids. The pool is very windy. They have glass screens around the pool, but it's still too windy to be fun. There is no pool restaurant or pool service, if you want drinks I'm not sure where you go. I would not stay here again, since I have small children. But as a conference hotel it does the job very well. Very nice, clean rooms, right next to the conference center. Its easy to take nice walks along the bay. One tip is don't expect to get in and out of the starbucks downstairs without a 30 minute wait. With all the business people in the hotel for the conference starbucks is a popular place.

05/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Bob D.
My wife and I stayed here overnight this past weekend for our 15th anniversary and we had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and had a fantastic view of the city, the food we ordered via room service was really good - and the staff was exceptional - everyone we interacted with was cheerful and friendly, and really made us feel like guests. When we were grabbing a taxi, we chatted with a doorman for a moment and when he learned it was our anniversary, he had complimentary champagne sent up to our room, just like that. We are really happy we chose the Hilton Bayfront for our special night.

08/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Eillen B.
This is a beautiful hotel with a calm peaceful view.  I enjoyed walking around the hotel and the surrounding area.  The rooms are clean and the service is great.  I accidentally left my laptop in the safe; it was returned to me safe and sound.

29/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Rad B.
Spend a couple extra bucks and get a room at the top. The view is worth it. This is a very nice hotel, the staff is great. I'm here for a conference and the conference food is even pretty good. It's right across the street from the gaslamp district and the ball park. Plenty of outdoor walking or running opportunities as well.

27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Emily R.
We stayed here over the weekend and everything was really great.  It was our first time in San Diego and this ended up being perfect because we wanted something close to the Gaslamp district with a great view of the Bay.  We booked our reservation online and they had a smoking deal where if you used a Visa Signature there was a reduced rate of $89/night!  We had to call for a late check-in and since it was my hubby's 30th birthday, they upgraded us to a 21st floor room with a great view of the bay.  

Everyone that works at the hotel was really friendly and helpful, too!

The place is huge and I'm sure they get lots of business travellers because it's so close to the convention center, but it seems to have a lot to offer regular pleasure-seekers as well... bar, restaurant, pool, etc.

The pool area is awesome, but doesn't stay open late enough.  I have to say... I don't understand why they employ a security guard to make sure people don't get in the pool after hours when they could just hire someone to make sure people stay safe and hell, serve a few drinks in the cabanas and make a little more money.

Parking is pretty pricey... $21 to self park and $32 to valet per night.

05/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
72. Kathleen B.
Got our room for $119 a night through the hotel website.

From the moment we stepped into the Hilton Bayfront we were already patting ourselves on the back for an upgrade from the Orleans (where we stayed at last year for New Year's in Vegas).  Everything was new, crisp, clean and elegant.  It looks a lot like it's neighboring hotel the Omni (which I had passed on at $250 - $300 a night)

Service: Guest service/Front Desk were soo helpful, polite and accomodating (despite them having to work over the holiday!)

Location: It is walking distance to all of gaslamp and east village!  Also adjacent to a trolley stop and convention center.  

Rooms: Since this hotel is brand new - everything was spotless.  Sheets were comfy.  Dark wood furniture in the room and flat planel 32" tv with the usual HBO etc.  Night lights and climate control in the room which we never had to adjust.  Also the VIEWS ARE EXCELLENT.  You have a view of the whole bay.

Parking: is adjacent and convenient but pricey.  $21 a night which gets tacked onto your room bill.  Park on the 3rd floor and you have a bridge directly to the lobby.

Internet: costly!  I had to rely on my blackberry the whole time - but all hiltons seem to not offer open wireless.  

Overall - great experience!!  Would love to come back if I could snag the same deal.

02/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Shani D.
What a pleasant surprise!! The boyfriend and I booked this hotel to take a last minute trip to San Diego for Labor Day weekend.
It was beautiful! It's located right on the bay with such beautiful views!
Checking in was kind of crazy because of the busy weekend and we had to wait almost 2 hours for our room to be ready...BUT....they gave us free appetizers at the bar while we waited, took care of our overnight valet parking, gave us a late check-out the next day, AND upgraded our room to the top floor! The view from our room was amazing....the Pacific blue was on our left and we had a view of the city on our right. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly (especially Bryan at the concierge desk) and it was all in all a wonderful experience.
For the price this hotel can't be beat!!
We will definitely be back! =)

08/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Darrin J.
Service got worse (two more wrong orders and thirteen inch hair in my food) but then turned around with very good front desk and valet service for the remaining stay. Still think that the room service folks really need to work on their customer service especially for the price you are paying.

10/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
75. sandy l.
Oh my gosh. We stayed here for Christmas and I absolutely capital-L Love it.  I was hesitant about yelping because I didn't want to seem overeager and nuts but I can't help it. We had the top floor and the weather was stunning!

The outside is beautiful, modern and white, which makes it feel more beachy. It reminds me of the Greek coast and the homes on the mountainside all painted white. If you have plans to marry in SD, take a look at their curvy terrace... It almost made me want to make mine a desitination wedding to San Diego... Yum!

The inside, goodness... I felt very country-mouse and awkward walking in with my black winter coat!! I should've been wearing gauzy linen and a wide brim hat with shades. The decor from the ceiling looked like Aurora Borealis and the ultra modern lighting and natural wood paneling just draws you in for more. Walking up to the front door was kind of like being a bug drawn to a flame. I felt (and probably looked) like a tourist!

The elevator, like buddur. I appreciate that. The showers? oh so heavenly. Its like standing in a warm rainfall. Nice choice, Hilton decorators. The counters are higher so you don't strain your back trying to rinse the soap out of your eyes. Near-Minimalist modern. Nice. Front desk and Information folks are super nice and knowledgeable for a new place. The promenade is a cute stroll to independantly owned stores.

Room decor is just as modern and neatly done. Part Business mixed with a little Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade, a dash of Frette. Even the Welcome channel hypnotized me. That is a first. The roomservice is great and the eats are right on the money... A little high on the money side but oh well. Try the sesame bagel... Toasty and tasty. Man, the bed is like ZZZzzzzzzzz......

Since the building is new, expect a few snags. Doors that close a little funny and won't lock (flange doesn't latch, therefore won't lock). Shower door is leaky after a good shower, oh well. It's odd when the florescents flicker on when walking into the bathroom... you're blind walking in after the flipping the switch, but then blindED by the sudden brightness. Hotel store isn't open yet but give it time.

The price was great for a soft opening. So don't expect the yelped prices to last. They put a lot of thought into this place. I want their interior designers to come to my place and go nuts. So go and enjoy, please tread lightly and save some lushness for the rest of us.

05/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Jen K.
Had a great stay here- Everything looks nice and new. Was only in for a short time, but would definitely stay again.

18/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Mary M.
For locals don't know if you know but you can have free access to the pool and spa on sundays up through labor day.  Life music.  Enjoy.

18/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
78. Scott H.
Horrible, Horrible, Horrible!!

The service here from the bar to room service is by far the worse I have ever seen in a hotel of this size.

My wife and I came down for Valentines night and from the moment we got to the bar to the the service sucked. It took over 5 minutes for me to get a refill on my drink and there was nobody there. It got to the point were I would push my empty glass to the edge of the bar, then pull out my cell phone and use the stop watch on the phone just to time how long it took for me to get a drink. Now I understand that it's a bar in a hotel and I should have some patients, but THERE WAS NOBODY THERE!!! The bartenders were off in la la land. I even stopped a manager and told him about the service and I received one, yes only one free drink. Thanks assholes!!

Later that night after we finally made it to the room my wife ordered room service. Now I must admit that I do not remember that part because I was "asleep" already. Well, when I woke up, I saw the plate and then she told me how it was the most disgusting food she has ever had. She told me that it was $100 bucks for a steak dinner to be sent to the room. I kept looking at her, then looking at the plate, then looking at her, and she said what are you looking at? I told her I don't think I have ever seen a $100 steak before. I looked nasty. It was all small and black. Gross!! Well, she called and complained and it was comped.

We did the romance package and with that we received 2 free All American breakfasts that we could order in for. So we decided to stay in the room and have our breakfast. 45 minutes later it showed up and, well, lets just say that I am so glad that I had a voucher for it because it was also disgusting. My wife was told they had chicken apple sausage. Let me tell you something, that was not chicken apple sausage. I have no idea what it was. I don't even know if it was sausage or not. The eggs were cold and the toast were slabs.

I see other people have given this place some great reviews, so I will try it one more time.

I wished we could give a place a zero stars because this place does not deserve one star!

20/02/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
79. Venus A.
Fell in love with the salt water pool and the location is right there on the bay.  It's close enough so you can take a quick walk across the street to the downtown Gaslamp district.

We stayed one night with our two kids (ages 8 yrs and 9 yrs).  The hotel is very clean and the decor is modern. There is a nice breeze that comes into the lobby area and it's just a fresh feeling hotel.  The beds are very comfortable.  The rooms are not noisey at all.

We spent most of our time by the pool.  The pool is kid-friendly but you don't feel like you are at a public recreation center.  The deepest section of the pool is, hm, I think 5 feet?  It's big enough so everyone has enough space.  They also have about three cabanas that are free - first come first serve basis.  It's a family friendly hotel in the sense that you don't feel you are at a daycare, but it has that touch of class and sense of getaway-feeling that you can enjoy with the kids.  They have a lot of fresh towels on hand and the restrooms are clean and very nearby.  There are also a lot of lounge chairs available s you can layout and a big screen tv that shows animated graphics along with music.

There are also a couple of tables with shade you can sit at - so if you want to sit but not layout and have a nice light snack or lunch with drinks, that's definitely doable too.

We bought food and drinks at the pool and honestly, it's typically priced for that sort of hotel.  It is pricey but you are paying for convenience.  But at least the food is tasty (has that sort of organic yummy thing going on) and the drinks were also good (just strong enough but it wasn't like you were buying pre-made watered-down drinks).  Also the service was also very pleasant - very friendly waitresses.  I mean overall, we had such a wonderful time.

We had a nice view of the bay from our room as well.  At night the kids and I ordered dessert (it was our son's 8th bday so to celebrate we went to Legoland the next day).  Room service  was also really nice and friendly.  The deserts were yummy - we were treating ourselves (we don't normally order room service).

I'm a fan of this place.  The only downfall is that parking is very expensive - but it is everywhere downtown.  It's really not worth it to try a cheaper parking garage to this place because it's a bit off the beaten path. But close enough to walk without luggage.  I tried to block it out of my mind but I want to say it was about $27 for self-park (don't quote me).  One other thing too is that the guy at the front-desk when we checked-in was sort of unhelpful/snobbish - but whatever, he wasn't staying with us in our room.

One other thing - if you forget to bring something and are hoping they have a well-stocked gift shop - you better make sure you bring whatever it is you need.  The gift shop is pretty basic/dissmal.  And overpriced (typical though).  You might need to take a walk to downtown to find things you might need.

We were able to get a great price at this hotel on Priceline but I hear discounthotels.com was offering even better pricing.  We got our room for a total of $135 (with tax) but I hear on discounthotels.com people were getting their rooms for $114.  Not sure if this is because of the economy and it's a new hotel - but this is worth more than $100 for sure.

Hope this helps!  If you get a great deal on this hotel you can't lose.

04/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Maria A.
Hmmm..not sure how to rate. I am between a 3 and 4. 4 because it is on the cheaper side for a big hotel in san diego. However, a 3 becayse the valet is too expensive and i had a really bad experience with them last time. They charged me $25 a night i think and the guy was sooooo rude. Maybe just a bad night.
The pool area is nothing to talk about. However i do like the location and that they have the big fox sports bar connected. (even though the TVS are actually pretty small).
Overall, for the money this is a great place to stay. But if you are looking for extra amenities or a lavish experience, this is not your place.

17/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
81. Nicole L.
had a wonderful stay experience.

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Tyler L.
Stayed here while attending a conference at the San Diego convention center. The location is perfect - right on the water, steps from the convention center and the gas lamp district. I actually like it better than the other, higher end hotels downtown because it has some buffer from the hustle and bustle on 5th avenue. Amenities are comparable go any of the other major chain hotels in downtown. The main reason I am giving a 5 star review is because of the customer service. Not only was the staff incredibly accommodating and helpful while I was there, but they went above and beyond after I left. Once I got home I realized I left a pretty expensive item in my room. I called around 11pm to check and see if they had recovered it and within about 5 minutes, I had a visual confirmation that it had been turned in and assurance that it would be mailed out in the 645 am mail pick up the following morning. The fact that I wasn't put on hold, told to call back tomorrow, or shuffled around to a dead end extension was a miracle in modern commercial hospitality. Hilton knows the lifetime value of a customer. Special thanks to the staff at this location.

03/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
83. Natalie T.
My boyfriend took me to San Diego for a weekend and he chose this place and we got a room with a view of half the bay and half the city.  It was a really nice view.

Parking will cost you a pretty little penny! $21 for self park and $32 for valet.  We just did the valet for convenience.  When we got there the service was great with the valet.  The cool thing was that if we were up in our room and wanted to get our car ready, we just call them and have them bring it over so that by the time we get down, the car is there! =)  But we came back from going out that night and no one came up to us, we just sat in the car waiting and waiting. So we finally get out of the car then we went up to the guy and he said yeah ok, turned around and kept on talking and talking and left our car there with it running.  I sat inside watching and was getting really impatient. The boyfriend then went outside to take the key out and give it to the guy so that when he's ready, he can take the car to park it.... that loses them a couple stars since staying at the Hilton to me means customer service right??

The rooms were nice.  Bathrooms were really clean and so were our space.  The stuff they have for shampoo and stuff is from crabtree and evelyn which was really nice.

Other than that, I would definitely stay here again if we got a deal.

27/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
84. Shelly T.
Nice hotel, but nothing too exciting to rave about.  

Location was good.  Few blocks walking distance to Petco Park and Gaslamp.  Hotel was nice with contemporary decor.  Rooms were pretty meh though... Kind of small and bathrooms were standard - nothing special.  We did get a great view though of Downtown and the Bay.  Lame thing is they ask if you want to pay $15 at check-in to "upgrade" to a nicer view.  I was on vacay so I said okay.  Haha, I'm such a sucker.

Hotel pool was meh too... it looked way bigger in the pictures.  There was enough chairs to lay out but it still seemed a little limited.  When we were there, there were a lot of kids.  Nice view of the bay.  Followed another yelpers advice and walked our butts to the bar to avoid the 20% "convenience" charge.  The rest of the hotel was nice... the outside area was a nice big open space, which was very enjoyable for taking in the pretty SD weather.

Overall a nice hotel... going to agree wtih Russell S. and say good spot for conventioning, but choose another place for vacationing.  We still had a good time though. :)

10/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
85. Melanie P.
Keeping this short and sweet...

The good...
-location: walking/stumbling distance to all the gaslamp bars
-the pool: the gal at the front desk mentioned it was the only outdoor salt water pool in the west coast/cali/san diego (don't really recall, but all I know is that I'm all about NOT smelling like chlorine after a day at the pool)
-staff: super nice and helpful

The bad...
-self parking: $21?? GAH. no wonder the hotel price was cheap.

The ugly...
-do not, I repeat, DO NOT order a drink while you're lounging at the pool. ordered a martini that was listed as $14 on the menu... with the delivery charge plus 20% automatic gratuity plus tax, it turned out to be a $23 cocktail!!  riDUNKulous. walk your ass to the bar and save yourself the hidden fees.

20/04/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
86. Critic Y.
Attended Comic Con 2010.  I have to admit that the process they gave for letting us get hotel rooms was NOT to my liking and I ended up with this hotel.  I read reviews and researched it and I truly thought I was not going to like this place and stayed with that mindset until I got there.  When we arrived, it was indeed a Hilton.  It is indeed a place that will nickel-and-dime you to death and have restaurants that don't serve you enough food and then charge you up the butt for the meals, BUT, the room was okay.  The beds were comfortable.  The bathroom was large, had good water pressure, got hot water right away and the towels were big.

They did not give you robes as stated on their website but I didn't die.  The elevators ran smoothly and quickly.  The staff was nice.  They handled the incredible influx of people well.  

If there were any complaints it would be minor about the cleaning crew in that some maids can be stingy with the shampoo and towels while others not.  You can always call down and they will bring you what you want.  My other complaint would be a bigger complaint and that is about the "security" staff they have.  We had a bit of an issue that we were not making a big deal out of (?? a lost or stolen bag) and our initial contact with the security staff was poor.  They didn't seem to care, did not contact us until three days later (what happens if we had checked out?) and truly did not make any effort to help with a problem that we eventually fixed ourselves.

Other than that, I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel.  View wasn't great but never had the chance to really look or appreciate it anyway.

I will say that being a Hilton should not allow them to raise the room rate because of Comic Con, which they did by about $60 per night per room but, that's the way it is.  Everyone has to make their money.

I would stay there again if the need arose.  Don't know if going to Comic Con was worth all the effort, money, headache, frustration, anger, etc., that it took but it was okay and worth the experience.  VERY happy that this hotel was right there.

28/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
87. Stella S.
I just attended a conference at this hotel.  Since I am a local, I did not stay overnight.  As such, my review is based on the conference facilities, the staff, and the food, but not on the hotel rooms.  It was an excellent location for the conference.  Parking was easy, albeit a bit on the pricey side ($30/day).  We were on the 2nd and 3rd floors (Indigo and Aqua, I believe).  There were beautiful ocean views and excellent service.  All in all, a good place to hold a meeting that involves networking events.

20/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. Angela Y.
The Hilton Bayfront is a perfect spot to stay in San Diego, especially if you go with a family. It's just across the street from the Gaslamp, but far enough where you seem secluded from that "downtown" feel. The room was super clean as was everything else in the hotel. The pool overlooks the bay and it's actually a decent size - drinks and food are kinda pricey though. There's a Starbucks and the Fox Sports Grill downstairs on the ground level.

This Hilton is definitely better for families rather than you and your single party friends. We had to learn that the hard way. It's not so much fun when you're a belligerent drunk in the pool and you have 10-20 kids around you. Sorry kiddies!

08/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Jane G.
I love the view and the simple contemporary elegance of their decor, my kids love the pool, and I love the area. We are always relaxed when we go there.

21/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Maria T.
I loved staying here!

SHINY.  This place has beautiful modern decorative features that are impressive when you enter the lobby.  This continues to the rooms that are very comfortable, clean, and decorated very nicely.  It seems they have paid much attention to detail.  The beds were SO comfortable!!!  And lots and lots of pillows--which I LOVE!  The view from our room was breathtaking--and made me love SD that much more.

SERVICE.  The service here was very, very good.  They were attentive, warm, and you had the feeling that you were definitely being catered to.  Everywhere we went it seemed like we were being asked if we needed help.  Someone did something right training these employees.  As an added bonus, the bellmen were REALLY very cute, so a little bonus eye candy for you as well!

YUM.  This is bar none the BEST room service food I have ever had, but it will cost you.  We ordered a simple salad with balsamic vinagrette, the butternut squash tortellini, and salmo, and it added up to over $60.  So if you have money to burn, it's worth a try!

A great operation.

01/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Christopher F.
Hey Paris are you listening to me!  

Well don't call me a high roller cause i got this deal on Orbitz.  Normally 250 a night.  We got our rooms for 90 a night.  The room was great.  The hotel is great.  The gym's sauna was the best I have ever used.  

Here is the problem.  250 a night and they chisel you for every amenity.  

The parking was 22 bucks a day.  The gym (with the best sauna in the history of saunas.  was 16 a day.

Greedy little fucks.

30/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
92. mike l.
A nice airy, brand-new hotel with amazing views of the entire city!

The girl and I booked a last minute trip to San Diego a few weekends ago and got an amazing deal. $115/night for this place can't be beat.

The staff was ever so attentive and accommodating, the room was clean and spacious, and the view was out of this world - we even got to see fireworks one night from an amphitheater directly next door!

Walking distance to the Gas Lamp Quarter and Petco Park.

If you can get the deal we did, take it.

17/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Angelo a.
more than half hour wait just to check in.  it wasn't even crowded.  motel 6 had better service than this.

31/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
94. Troy A.
Bar keep could be friendlier...but good atmosphere, AND the drink was consistent. Love the view!

05/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
95. Amy V.
Honestly, I had a really great stay at this hotel.  

The room:
- spacious bathroom, the kind of shower curtain that bows out so those of us with long arms aren't cramped
- real size towels!
- really nice hairdryer (hey, small thing, but really nice!)
- I was SUPER happy to see that the beds have down comforters with a top sheet over them; meaning they get WASHED!  awesome.
- The view was beautiful
- I didn't hear any noise from the rooms aside from us, and rarely we heard one of the other rooms' door closing, but that's it.

The hotel itself:
- huge!  I got lost a lot
- GREAT location, right by the water and walking distance to Gaslamp District
- several restaurants in the hotel; Vela has a great buffet breakfast, but i found the service to be poor every time i went
- We didn't have a car, but i it's super expensive to park one.  I say take a taxi or walk

Overall, I had an awesome stay at this hotel.  I would definitely recommend it, especially if you can get a good deal on Cheap tickets or something.  We found ours for $129/night.  worth it!

19/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Andrew S.
We came here for a bachelor party at the Gaslamp. This place had really nice amenities and rooms were really clean. Staff was great, no complaints at all. The location was pretty good, though a little further from the action in the Gaslamp than some others (Hard Rock, the other Hilton, OMNI, etc..). They are putting in a pedestrian bridge that should really help.

The Fox Sports Grill was a fun place to chill and drink some spicy bloody mary's after a night of drinking and just watching some sports on the gazillion TVs.

Overall, good place to stay and a good deal at $170/night last minute booking directly with the Hotel...my buddy even got it for $120/night on Expedia a few months early.

12/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
97. Maria L.
It's only worth three stars right now, but I'd be willing to give it a second chance in a few more months. I was informed at registration the hotel has only been open for a couple months and with any new property there is bound to be a few kinks here an there.

Let me start with a couple good things... I was super impressed with the level of professionalism from all the service staff on-site. Everyone I met was helpful, kind and very polite. I was particularly pleased when one of the staff stopped me to ask me if he could help me find my way, and indeed he could and did. I must have looked like I didn't know where I was going - which is quite often. Anyways, I let him know I appreciated how helpful he was and he replied by letting me know graciously that he hoped he was and I'd be returning to the hotel again someday.

The hotel room was also nice and I had an amazing view on the 29th floor. It was of course a brand spanking new room and had an awesome flat screen hd TV.

But that's about it... here are my complaints.

- The GPS in my rental car could not find the hotel because the property apparently is built on a new street... so new, that even satellites high in the sky couldn't find it so I was lost for a while driving in circles looking for the place.

- When I finally found the hotel, I was slightly confused as to where the entrance was because you have to go up a big ramp to get there.

- My shower would turn off every two minutes and I had to pull the nobby thing to get it back on... not sure why, but it got REALLY annoying six minutes into things.

- There is no gift shop to buy snacks or knickknacks... not open yet.

- There is only one restaurant open in the hotel at this time, and it serves really expensive food.  I'm told a couple other places are coming soon.

- There is a Starbucks in the hotel, but you have to go outside to get to it and there is no convenient way to get there. You have to cut through the expensive restaurant and exit a back door to get there...

- And lastly, as a Hilton Honors Diamond member I often times get free breakfast - but instead I was offered a discount coupon for a full breakfast buffet for an additional cost of $15. WTF?!? I wonder how much the breakfast cost without the coupon??? Or the coupon was also good for a free breakfast item and drink at the inconveniently located Starbucks - which is what I opted for - and totaled to be about a $3.50 savings. Boo! Even though I didn't pay anything I felt kinda ripped off.

All in all I'd like to give the hotel a second chance because of the exceptional service... and I just may, but I sure hope they fix the showers and open up some more restaurants and the gift shop. Otherwise... to the Marriott I go!

13/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
98. Laura D.
My mom and I ventured to San Diego for a last minute, quick, 2 night getaway. Through travelticker, we found a deal with the Hilton San Diego Bayfront that included free parking both days (total value- $42).

Positives:
-Brand new hotel- modern, but not cold modern.
-Very friendly staff. And there are tons of them all over.
-Lovely pool with a view of the water. And plenty of lounge chairs to be lazy on.
-Rooms- nice, spacious. The beds are super comfortable.

Negatives:
-Paying extra for fitness center (this always annoys me). $15 bucks a day- come on!
-No mini-bar/fridge in the room- I don't understand why there was not fridge. Isn't it an easy way to make money for the hotel?

Overall, this Hilton was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting an old school, outdated hotel. It definitely had a fresh feel. And the staff was wonderful.

It's right in the Gaslamp/Downtown area- walking distance to the ballpark, downtown restaurants/shops, and boardwalk.

20/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
99. Nia F.
My bf got a room for us to spend Halloween together at this Beautiful new hotel since we both had the day off and wanted to get out. Yes everything in the hotel from decor to dining, rooms, and scenery is good except for the service. When we first got to the room the view of the city and the Bay is gorgeous the room is spacious for $200 a night good price. But when my bf showered the water wouldn't leave, the drain was clogged. I called room service I and asked politely if they could switch me rooms. Instead she said she would send a maintenance worker to check to problem well 45 min past nobody came I called again and she said the he was on his way 30 mins past and nothing I decided to take a shower with the water still there because I was going to be late to our reservation. It a nice hotel beautiful scenery and nice dining, family friendly nice pool overlooking the bay, but need but service to guest even if they are just staying there for 1 day. If I would have known I would have gone to Marriott next door.

14/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
100. Priscilla D.
3.5 - 4 stars in OVERALL...location is perfect! Across from the Gaslamp, and right across the street from Petco Park, on the same street as Seaport Village.
Whenever my ex boyfriend came to visit, he stayed at this hotel...the service was amazing, very friendly and were quick to assist in whatever needed.
The VIEWS are amazing!!! You either get the views of Coronado, with  it lighted up at night and the beautiful bay and beach.  Or you get the pretty San Diego Gaslamp city views.  I've been to many hotels, from the Hardrock, the Ivy, etc...this hotel is still the best choice.
Plus the hotel rates are always really good here, compared to others in the area.
Quite wonderful all in all :)
P.S....They also have a nice lounge / bar too.

03/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Elena S.
I love this hotel.  I recently took my mom for a mother-daughter weekend of fun and she absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it.

24/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
102. Jordan G.
Amazing hotel. Top quality staff. My wife and I stayed here after our wedding yesterday. Tony at guest services who helped us with our bags and made sure we were taken care of if we needed anything at all was so great! James at the front desk Was so helpful and genuinely happy for us and also made sure we were taken care of not only when we checked in, but throughout our stay. I just wanna say thank you for the amazing experience and excellent service. We definitely will stay here again based on the kindness and helpfulness of James and Tony alone!

25/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
103. Mike Y.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.  The view of the bay and downtown is amazing.  Its location is out of this world.  Shawn at the front desk was awesome and extremely helpful.

04/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
104. April N.
I stayed here for a couple of days during CTIA in October. The hotel is at an awesome location. It's right by the water, convention center, and a short walk to the gas lamp district. The bar and lounge is very nice. Staff was really friendly and helpful - I forgot to bring toothpaste and they brought one up for me right away. The rooms are spacious and clean. The beds were also super comfy. It's also about a 10 minute drive to the airport. This is a good hotel to stay at whether you are in San Diego for business or for fun!

11/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
105. Min T.
I totally loved this hotel. It was so clean and modern looking.

Self park is $21. Yes, the best bet would be to park on the 3rd floor as that connects to the main entrance but unfortunately, we ended up parking on the 6th floor as it was so full. Then again, for a hotel with over a 1000 rooms, they were only at 30% occupancy so it's actually not bad we had to park a few flights up.

I got a fantastic rate of $99 (plus tax) for a Saturday night, the night before Easter. Granted, I got this buy pre-paying and entering in my AAA card number (gotta love a discount). Normally, it would have been about $30 more or so. They do have all sorts of nifty packages and deals but getting this room right next to the convention center and Gaslamp district was great.

The beds were so incredibly comfy. And we had a great view of the bay (and dock). The swimming pool looked pretty modern as well but we didn't check it out.

There were plenty of towels, the TV is a flat screen but the clock radio was a bit odd as it listed music by genre. It's not really a radio. Toiletries are by Crabtree and Evelyn.

The only thing was they needed to oil the bathroom door. It screeched and screamed every time we tried to open or close it quietly. And when you got a couple of um, unwell (drunk) girls in the room, it was no bueno.

The hotel bar was rather inviting, carrying a large selection including some things I've yet to see like Buffalo Trace. Unfortunately, we got there just as they were closing. They allowed us some glasses of water but later after the bartender left, a security guard asked us to move to the main lobby.

There are a ton of conference rooms on the main level as well. The restaurant apparently serves dim sum. Hm, next time.

My only tip would be to not check in during a Padres game. It was really difficult getting there with all the closed off streets in the Gaslamp district.

13/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
106. Inigo M.
Beautiful hotel-- new, clean, modern, good water views (except for Dole trucking / distribution facility on one side). Very nice lobby. The hip-happening Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego Convention Center are blocks away.

Rooms are big, clean, and well-appointed. Decent cable selections on flat-screen TV. Wifi is not free-- $14 for 24 hours of 'basic' Internet access, $20 for faster Internet (20 Mbps up / 1Mbps down), or $7 per hour.

Free in-room safe.

Plush beds are easy to fall asleep in.

Paid ~$85 per night via Hilton website for Thanksgiving week.

Garage self-parking next door for $21 per night (in-and-out access at any time, unlike some hotels).

24/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
107. Alex S.
This hotel is excellent. I travel for business and frequent all of the Hilton properties in California. This hotel is by far one of the best.

I received a room on the 23rd floor with a panoramic view of the city, the baseball stadium and the bay looking westward. I paid $148 to stay on a weeknight. There wasn't a convention in town, so I assume that was the reason for the lower rate. I would have gladly paid over $200.

Parking isn't free, but I really don't expect it to be in the Gaslamp district. The Hard Rock hotel charges $35 per night; this hotel charged me $25.

I ate at the restaurant, which was spectacular. I enjoyed it so much I plan to write a separate review. I've never considered trying a restaurant in a California hotel (unlike Vegas), because I never expect the quality to be very exceptional. My experience at this hotel changed that perception.

I plan to make this hotel a regular stop for me when in San Diego.

17/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
108. Sherrel G.
I rarely give negative feedback but this is the worst experience I have ever had at a hotel, bar none. My reservations was for sept 1-3. We arrived at the hotel at 7:45pm on Sept 1st and check in was at 3pm. Once We got there we were told housekeeping was running behind and our room was not ready and they could not give us an ETA on when it would be available. What?? I was shocked that this was even possible and no other solution was offered. I am a reasonable person and I know mistakes happen, but to not have another solution? We asked the desk clerk to upgrade us since this was not our mistake and he said nothing else was available.

We let him know that was not acceptable, we were tired and needed a room. He then offered us a room that was part of a suite that had an ajoining door that led to the suite someone else was occupying, but it did not have a bed. What??? I was so insulted I was offered a sleeper sofa! I reserved a room with a king size bed and a view. How was that comparable?? That was the best he could do. He couldn't even offer me the night for free when they had no idea when I would get a room.

We decided the Hilton was not for us and we were going to find another hotel. Unfortunately it was Labor day weekend and all the surrounding hotels were booked, so we had to go back to the counter to say they needed to give us a room ASAP.

Another clerk assisted us, meanwhile we are overhearing another customer shouting and becoming outraged when he and his colleague are told the same sorry story about their rooms being unavailable until further notice. Miraculously, as they are trying to calm this man who is screaming for the manager, they find us a room. We were told the only difference was that room had 2 queen beds w/ a view instead of the king size I reserved. I was perplexed as to why before the other customer's screams they could not find a room for us because supposedly none were available.

We go up to the room and wait for our bags to be brought up. The room looks okay but it's stuffy and has poor air circulation, but at this point I am happy we are in a room. I go over to the window and pull the curtains back to enjoy the view and the view is of the dole parking lot, not of the bay. I see a fleet of trucks moving about and parking. OMG are you kidding me?? We looked at each other and just laughed because at that point we could not believe this experience so far.

As we wait for our bags to be brought up, we hear this extremely loud motor like sound that startles us. My other half looks at me and says what the hell is that? We then realize the sound was coming from the AC vent. Apparently the AC kicked on and that was the sound it would be making for the rest of the night.  The baggage clerk comes upstairs with our luggage and we ask him about the sound. He goes "Oh that's not good and that's not normal, you need to ask for another room". Apparently he wasn't aware that hotel housekeeping was behind and the work that was involved just getting in that room. We told him to leave our bags on the cart and we were going back downstairs. He takes us right over to the manager and explains to her what occurred with the AC. The manager says to us that she couldn't't fix it that night but she could fix it tomorrow. OMG was she serious?? I felt like Ashton Kutcher was surely going to run out with a camera crew to say I had been PUNK'D.

We shared our experience with this manager with hopes she'd understand our entire experience and could finally do something for us. She could not and just said sorry. I was sorry too and had no place comfortable to stay that night. We told her we weren't going to stay at the hotel if that was the best she could do, so she gave us her business card and offered 10% for the next stay. Are you kidding me?? 10%?? Next time?? 10% was an insult and believe me there definitely would not be a next time.

The Hilton does not understand hospitality. I am a reasonable person and I do expect a reserved room to be available at 8pm when check in was at 3. I expect them to move with a sense of urgency if the AC sounds like the revving of a motorcycle in my room. I absolutely would have expected an offer of at least free dinner while they expected us to wait for a room to be ready "at some point" 5 hours after check in. If they couldn't do that, then I don't believe it was unreasonable to expect free lodging for the first night when my room was not available 5hours after check in time with no ETA in sight. not 10% on my next stay!!! Reeeeeediculous!!

11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
109. Brooke S.
Beautiful view and beautiful room! There are lots of great places within walking distances too so we didn't stay in the hotel a lot, but when we did we were definitely comfortable and had  a great time!

24/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
110. Kevin K.
Other than the incredible views, this hotel sucks.

Let me elaborate. As some raters have already indicated, the layout of the hotel facilities is confusing and often forces you outside. And in the rain storm conditions under which I stayed at this hotel, that was quite an inconvenience indeed. Maybe it is the assumption that SD always has excellent weather that prompted that and the decision not to include underground access to the Convention Center next door.

32$ for parking is outrageous. What made it worse for me was that even at these prices I was waiting 10 minutes for my vehicle.

I stayed with a large convention group and the events such as General Session and the breakout sessions were well supported by the hotel. The convention style breakfast sucked. If they are going to put caramelized mushrooms on top of watery scrambled eggs, they should at least tell you. By this point in the convention I had formally resolved myself to the cold I caught and was in no mood to argue with anyone so I just swept the eggs to the side and ate the sausage and potatoes.

The rooms are nicely decorated but the environmental control was a bit weird. Maybe it was the cold I was suffering from, but I could not keep the thermostat from bumping the direction of the temperature drastically with just 1 degree adjustment. I was constantly going up and down on the thermostat. I had a cold so I will not mark them off for this one.

The elevators are way too slow for a hotel that is this new and I am convinced that only 2 of the 6 cars serving my floor (they are broken into 2 banks) were actually running during my stay.

The maid completely skipped over my room for a cleaning. I was told, after I complained that since my do not disturb sign was on the door until 8, they passed me over. First time that has ever happened too me. I always sleep with that sign on the door because I do not want to be interrupted during my sleep or have the maid come in while I am showering ahead of my day.

This hotel cal improve on so many levels, but so many things about it are inherent to the design and location. One thing that might have made my trip to the hotel a little better would have been if the hotel actually showed up on my (or any) GPS device. According to even Google Maps, the address appears to be in the Coronado Bay!

12/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
111. Natalie S.
Very nice place! I booked through a Travelzoo deal which was a good price and including parking. Pool area is very nice and it's a great location... can walk to the Petco Park and Gaslamp Quarter. Of course everything about it is expensive (for my budget anyway)... restaurants, parking is $28 for self park, only certain groups can get internet in their room (Hilton members, AT&T customers, etc.), otherwise you can only get it for free if you're in the common areas. I wish the standard room came with a mini-fridge. If I could get the Travelzoo deal again I would definitely stay here again!

22/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. H C.
I loved, loved, loved my stay. The lobby is amazing! Everything is clean and modern and spacious. The staff was very friendly to me down to the man shampooing the carpet in my hallway. I was very pleased with my room, the size was fine to me and the ginormous tv was a huge plus. They put me on the 6th floor which is the first floor of rooms above the conference/meetings room because I chose not to upgrade and my view was still pretty nice. I have no complaints about it at all. The bed and linens were super comfortable, there were times I didnt even want to get out of the bed. I did hear the huge cargo boat loading and unloading but it wasn't bothersome.

I visited the Starbucks and the Fox Sports Grill and yes you do need to walk outside of the hotel to get to them but I didnt have a problem doing so. It was nice to get out, walk around and get some air. I didnt get to visit the pool liked I wanted to but it looked really nice. I also visited the Odyssey bar and yeah it was a little pricey but it's not like I didnt expect it. It's a brand new fancy Hilton hotel, of course it's going to be pricey.

The walk to the Gaslamp area wasn't a hassle for me, I live in Chicago where I walk everywhere so this was nothing.

All in all, I really enjoyed my stay and I think this will be my go-to hotel for my stays in San Diego. Especially if they have the third night free option again that I had. I cannot wait to come back!

05/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
113. Carrie N.
Sexy, Chic and Oh SO Zen!  And, that's just entering the hotel. Top notch valets (who will remember your name) , bell service and reception - I didn't even have enough time to take in all the ambiance of this new megastructure that defines the end of the industrial concrete jungle of San Diego turf and begins the harbor surf of the Pacific blue. This hotel juts out overlooking Coronado on one side and entire downtown on the other side. My room boasts sunrise AND sunset view (south facing corner room). Simple, and amazing.

A definite treat to be here and worth every penny.  Theres a starbucks on the bottom floor - but to tell you the truth the coffee in the room was quite good - you can brew a single cup or a double and not have to use that nasty glass carafe. (perk, i guess).  I cant wait to go back and experience more of Downtown San Diego.  There's so much to see and do here.

100% non-smoking hotel.

05/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Jill J.
We paid $200 a night recently to stay here.  When we made the reservation there was no mention that the pool was under repair and I had really wanted to enjoy the pool and spa.  There was major construction and it was closed when we got there.  None of the tv's on the elliptical machines in the gym functioned.  When I complained to the hotel they had no response. For these prices everything should have been perfect. There are lots of nicer places to stay in San Diego.  This caters to the convention crowd, so look further if you are looking for a nice place to chill.

25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
115. Mike W.
Im writing this review at 3am sitting in the most uncomfortable bed ever.  Yes this place is clean, pretty and a great location but if I can't sleep because they buy their mattresses from a cardboard factory, what the point of a room.  I actually contemplated sleeping in my car...never again...

27/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
116. Deena Y.
My stay at the Hilton Bayfront was great. The price was perfect, even for a last minute booking on a busy weekend.

Highlights:
-It is literally right next door to the Convention Center.
-It is about a block away/walking distance from the Gaslamp District, which has great shopping, nightlife, and food.
-The rooms (though not spectacular) were very clean, and the decor was modern and comfortable.
-The service was extremely friendly, and the concierge was very helpful.

One star docked for the $25 (self) parking fee per night. Ugh.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel, given its ideal location and great prices (as compared to other hotels in the area).

25/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
117. Lisa Marie Q.
You know when you want to go to Vegas, but just don't feel like driving? My boyfriend and I wanted to take an overnight trip somewhere and we knew Vegas would turn in to a 2-3 day trip. We started looking at hotels in San Diego instead and found this one on Trip Advisor. It was exactly what we wanted.

The lobby was really cool and classy. The hotel has a chill bar, great restaurant (we had a healthy breakfast here), nice rooms with some killer views and a great pool and jacuzzi. Although, you get a view of Dole Bananas trucks stacked like Jenga pieces from the pool area. Now, I can appreciate the beauty of it, it's somewhat poetic and artsy, but not from a poolside view.

Oooh and it's pet friendly! There's this nice park to walk around. When we were there, it was around 4th of July and some radio station was setting up an event. We left before that though.

So my review is based on the fact that we wanted a nice place to relax, eat, drink and chill for the night. Highly recommended for that reason :)

One more thing, it's walking distance to the Gaslamp District and Petco Park. Also good for a baseball game trip :)

05/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Christine K.
If you want to be close to downtown San Diego, I highly recommend the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.  This hotel is only a couple blocks away from Petco Park, Gaslamp, and etc.  The room is clean and tastefully decorated.  As for service, the staffs are nice and attentive.  May I warn you that parking is $27....Besides that my stay at the Hilton was a positive/memorable experience.

14/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
119. Tania N.
I'm only giving it 3 starts because I wasn't able to fully experience the hotel. Once I stay there and use most of the amenities, I'll come back and revise.

Parking was easy, and $25. Expensive, but the norm in downtown San Diego.

Front of House staff was fine, nothing exceptional, just your normal service.

The room was a little small, but nice. We had a King sized bed, which didn't really look like a King size, more like a Queen. But either way, we enjoyed the room. We liked the bathroom. The shower was plenty big.

I'd definitely stay here again and they have great room rates.

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
120. James C.
As my German friend says, "Werz da paaaawwdeeee?"

Well, the "pawdee" was at the newest hotel in San Diego, the Hilton Bayfront. I celebrated the 4th at the hotel's pool area for the summer's patriotic grindfest was being thrown. The new Hilton sits right next to the Convention Center and is a short walk from the heart of downtown. Walking through the sprawling lobby and bar to the pool evokes an airy feel with towering ceilings and windows allowing natural light to fill the premises.

Compared to its other counterparts, the Hilton's pool area is much larger, so there was a lot of room to move about even with a lot of people.

The event was a sunny, fun-filled extravaganza of physical peacocking, flowing booze and blaring house beats - a wonderful atmosphere to people watch and mingle.

Yeah there was a buncha douchebags intermingled with eye candy, but I wouldn't let that spoil the fun. I'm sure the other hotel poolside parties had their fair draw of debauchery and pretentious masses that day as well.

I like the airy feel of the lobby and the bar area.

05/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. Kris H.
Not the most luxurious Hilton hotel, but one of my favorites! Stayed here for two weeks for a staycation and fell in love and didn't want to ever leave. Walking distance from the pier and downtown.

The whole set up of the hotel is beautiful. It sits right on the water so it has this "under the sea" ambiance which I love. The lounge is very big with a nice bar and bartenders. Also has a gift shop, restaurant, gym, and spa. The pool area is nice with a salt water pool which I thought was pretty neat.

The rooms were nice as always. The Hilton's always have the comfiest beds ever! Even the extra bed they brought up to the room was comfy and the fleece blanket they had felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. I was so tempted to steal it :)

Had a great view of the water and the city all in one (including petco stadium). We slept with the curtain open just so we can feel like we were sleeping on top of everything. Seeing the cruise liners come in was so cool.

There is so much I could say about this place, but I really like it. YAAAAAAAAAY TEAM PARIS !! :D

14/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
122. Tuff G.
As a Hilton Hotel, I think this place is just OK. They have some improvements to work on. Mainly staff attitude overall and lack of willingness to make your stay better, or at least somewhat what you had expected.
Hilton can do better than this.

I had booked our room through a third party travel site. This apparently is a problem for them here. (I've never had an issue at any other Hilton). My premium view high floor room became a sub-level 'any view will do' room. What gets me is that I had called the hotel directly twice prior to arriving, to confirm EXACTLY what I had purchased. But, now that I'm standing at the reception desk, he has no idea what I'm talking about. So, I have to either argue with the person, or walk away, or take what he offers. . . I chose to pay (uh, yeah pay) more money per night for my premium room. This was a special weekend, and I wanted that view. NOT HAPPY with that!

The parking is $25 self park and $35 valet (why pay $10 more to have them park your car in the exact same lot?). Self park at least has in and out privileges. It's easy to get to and from your car if you park on the third floor of the garage. You can walk just about anywhere from this hotel which is nice. The trolley, the Gaslamp District, and Petco Park are all across the street. I've read people's 'complaints' that they have quite a walk to get to the Gaslamp. Come on, you cross the flipping street and walk maaaayyyybbbeeeee 100 yards. . . If this is a difficult trek, then you need to get out and exercise more.

So, where was I??? Oh yeah, the room was clean and decent, good bed, nice sized bath and a good shower. All the things I would expect from a Hilton. Hated the fact that internet is a charge. I wish hotels would figure out that this fee is a major source of complaints by people.

I did have a good weekend here, but not without the headaches and frustrations that really were not necessary. I also had a serious issue with the Vela restaurant, which you can read on that review.

27/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
123. Heather T.
The hotel on first sight is impressive. It's been open less than a year. At first, the minimalist design impressed me, but I'm not sure white is the best idea for anything when you're dealing with high traffic. The white lounge thing in the center of the lobby is covered in black smudges. The staff is a little cold, but not outright unfriendly. I always want to say to people like that, "Hey, you work in a hotel. Don't get uppity."

The rooms (at least ours) are on the puny side and aside from being nicely designed are unimpressive, but the views are decent. It's in a great location - right near Petco Park, the Gaslamp, the harbor.

Would I stay here again? Not unless it was being paid for by someone else, which was the case this time! You can do a lot better.

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
124. Jenna M.
Huge, beautiful, and clean hotel located close to the Gaslamp. Large modern room with good views. nice bar a lounge inside the hotel. Friendly staff.

17/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
125. Diana Lyn Z.
If you're looking for a hotel to stay at for Comic-Con, this is the place because of the convenience. We had a room that faced the convention (and Hall H's tent-covered lines), so when we got up in the morning, we could glance down and determine how fast we needed to get ready!

The hotel is extremely chic and beautiful. I loved the location because of, of course, Comic-Con, its proximity to downtown, and also the fireworks show during the summer, which were right outside our window!

On the flip side, like other reviews, the service at this hotel kinda sucks! We went to the breakfast buffet twice. On the first night, our server was soooo slow and the restaurant was barely half-filled. At Odysea, our waitress sucked! She barely came to check up on us and it took about 30 minutes for our drinks to come out and our food took about another 20 minutes after that. We ordered appetizers, which consisted of a chips and dip dish, a salad, and some shu mai. Wouldn't you think that the dip and salad would come out first? Nope...

The rooms are super tiny. Unfortunately, we had to share our room with 3 other people (2 queens, no sofabed), so it was cramped, but because we were at Comic-Con or out and about all day, we didn't have to put up with it for much of the time we were there.

Oh, and the shower head spurted water to the side making the vanity and floor wet with water. The shower curtain wasn't really effective at blocking the water...

oh well...

27/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
126. Viv K.
Beautiful view from the Marina Towner & in a great location.....

28/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
127. Kamran M.
"Can I just say WOW! unbelievable hotel, immaculately clean, outstanding staff and the view... Speechless!!!! Hilton you got won my heart as a customer. I will be coming back here more often now!"

12/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Christopher J.
Hotel is nice overall and fairly brand new which was cool.  It's location is less than a mile away from the Gaslamp District.  So if you don't enjoy walking, I would suggest staying somewhere closer.

06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
129. Ben H.
This is a very beautiful hotel.  The lobby was spacious with high ceiling.  Not sure when it was build but everything looks new.

I stayed in one of the two-bed room.  Everything was clean, big bathroom, a lot of pillows on each bed.  Only I wish for was a frig in the room.

The view of the room was not great facing the South side over looking the dock.  Make sure to request for a room that over looks downtown.

Located toward the end of the convention center across from Petco Park.  Was a little bit of a walk to Gaslamp area because we have to walk around some railroads but a bridge is being build to help with that.

Overall, I will go back.

28/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
130. Eileen A.
LOVED.

I normally enjoy smaller boutique Hotels with more privacy but I do have to say, this hotel is amazing.
For the price, it almost shocks me! The hotel is only 3 years old and has the most beautiful view. Everything is brand new and squeaky clean just how I like it! The service is great and they have beer and wine tastings on the weekends (well, the weekend I was there at least). I have absolutely NO complaints about this place.

RECOMMEND RECOMMEND RECOMMEND.

01/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
131. Sara W.
I was lucky enough to stay here when my aunt and uncle came to visit from Rhode Island. We all pretty much fell in love with this place, from the pool to the starbucks on premisis this hotel had quite a bit to offer.

The hotel itself is gorgeous. Downstairs there are huge rooms that lead to a sports bar, a late-night restaurant, a starbucks and a huge fire pit that is perfect for late night drinks and cigars. The pool is fantastic with quite a few cabbanas and tanning chairs. Pool side drink and food service makes you feel like a million bucks. Needless to say my family from Rhode Island was in awe of this place.

The Hilton couldnt be in a better location. Its only a few minutes away (10min walk) to the gaslamp area which has tons of stuff to do. Its right in the bay, with awesome views of the yachts docked in the bay. And its literally right across the street from petco park, a 5 minute walk tops. Next time Im in San Diego, I will totally stay here!

09/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
132. Kelly T.
Check in line was a bit daunting, but moved fairly quickly.  Lamest ironing board set up I have ever experienced at a major hotel - a tiny prop-up one.

Still a beautiful hotel.  Clean and right across from PETCO Park!

15/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
133. Vitamin C.
I'm shocked... Only 3.5 stars???

I recently stayed at the Hilton Bayfront on business and absolutely loved it! I don't think I've ever slept so well at a hotel before. Their rooms are super quiet without the usual loud fans for the heat or AC. Comfortable bed and chairs and nice flat screen TV. As others have mentioned Wifi and parking are not free. I stayed at a corner suite with a bayfront view that was breathtaking. I would definitely come here again.

12/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
134. Janet D.
I find it hard to delineate all of these 4-star hotels...the lobbies are just different variations of the same style of decor, the rooms all blend together in my memory, and they all ream you on parking (here it's about $25/night). So, my ratings reflect just those things that pop out.

I used Priceline once again...I'm a local and it's the only way I stay in the Gaslamp since I know there is an abundance of rooms in 4-star hotels (as long as Comic Con or a holiday is not happening). I got the two beds per room as I requested, but no adjoining rooms were available. They treated me respectably considering I only paid $95 per room for two rooms....sometimes that's not the case with hotels and their Priceline customers.  

The reason for the 3-stars is because of specific location and overall feel. Yes, the hotel has great views, but location is a lot more important to me since I don't spend a lot of time in my room...and, when I'm in it, I'm not spending a lot of time gazing out the window. It's just outside of the Gaslamp district, across and a ways up Harbor Drive...a taxi is required to get to all the restaurants and clubs. Unless you're a maniac. When you've got 6 women, that adds to the overall cost. Also, the place just felt deserted...even of staff...and a bit cold.

06/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
135. Melissa W.
We had one of our annual company retreats this September and this year it was held in San Diego. After looking around at different hotel venues and calling around for prices, the Hilton Bayfront looked very nice and the prices were reasonable; not to mention it had that "new" hotel appeal. I worked with the sales manager who then passed me on to Katie since she was directly at the Hilton Bayfront. Everyone was very friendly and tried to be as accommodating as possible since we had to make changes to our group room booking, etc. The hotel itself is stunning and is located within walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter, the Convention Center, and of course our San Diego office which was a must in terms of narrowing down our hotel choice.

All of our guests loved the hotel and the room I had was fantastic. The view was beautiful. The only small concern I had was that not all of the rooms had such a nice view. I was told by one of my colleagues that the view in her room wasn't so nice; I think she was facing a wall? I can't remember, but it did alarm our President a bit because we definitely wanted to make sure that those we had invited as guests had equal quality rooms. Had I known that, I would have gladly given up my room as it is more important to us that our guests receive the best that weekend.

Aside from that, I do know for a fact that everyone was more than pleased with their experience at the Hilton Bayfront. They had great customer service! I even had some time to check out the spa downstairs, and even though there's no cell service downstairs (which is probably a good thing) the spa there is lovely. I had a pedicure & massage and it was so relaxing.

One of the nights a handful of us went to Odysea for a few drinks after dinner and it's a very nice quiet spot. The location is so convenient that it was hard to pass up before going back upstairs to our rooms.

Overall, it was very easy to work with the Hilton Bayfront, and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone whether you want to enjoy a nice weekend alone, or even if you want to have a larger gathering for work, or play.

30/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
136. MA B.
we have stayed at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront numerous times since they opened. We have always had great customer service. We have enjoyed the view from our various room(s) seeing downtown and the water. The location for walking around the town is perfect!

11/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
137. Mark and Diana U.
My first reaction to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, as it was being built, was one of disappointment. It appeared in the landscape as a just another bleak concrete and glass monolith. Not hideous but certainly not alluring... I was none the less curious and anxious to experience the new Hilton and explore it's shiny new interior.

Well I got my wish last night when went to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for my husband company's Christmas party. We didn't spend the night here but did have an opportunity to see one of the standard rooms and it was small but charming. I did take plenty of photos of the lobby, the Odysea lounge, the Indigo ball room, and various random photos.

From the distance the Hotel did not seem to speak to me that is until our taxi pulled up to the front entrance of the hotel and its spectacular clean spacious entrance and lobby. The lobby is at once impressive due to its immense scale, airy openness, its extremely high ceilings and the unusual sculptural light fixtures. Using stainless steal mesh draping scrolled around the recessed lights the steal mesh takes on an iridescent shimmer and looks like flowing voile as the lights reflect on the crinkles of the mesh. The lobby is a bit stark but I believe it's still evolving.

As you walk through the the lobby along the corridor to the Odysea bar there are several intimate seating areas along the walkway where you can sit, relax, have a drink, and people watch. The corridor walls are are illuminated (you'll have to see my pics) and are at once both functional as they light your path but they also illuminate the enormous pieces of colorful artwork that hang over them. These incredible abstract images are illuminated and laminated onto a transparent acrylic sensitile material; both by artist Norie Sato (Japanese b. 1949). The Hilton has invested almost two million dollars in commissioned artwork throughout their facility. The hotel captures the seaside flavor of America's finest city with style and sophistication.

The party took place in one of the large ballrooms - the Indigo. There's a beautiful foyer adjacent to the Indigo and a patio terrace that overlooks the bay and the heated saltwater swimming pool. The saltwater pool has lots and lots of chaise lounge and an outdoor big screen t.v. with music videos playing.

The Hilton's grand size, upscale yet airy architecture, paired with a somewhat retro modern meets urban chic decor offers you an eclectic ambiance for an evening out or a weekend getaway. I must say, in my humble opinion this is going to be the destination... for locals as well as our out of town guests.  I personally cannot wait to come back during the summer hours when everything is running in full swing.

I gave Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel four stars, hopefully by summer I will be able to give five stars... it seemed that several of the staff still seem to be feeling their way around the facility as well as needing to hone their customer service skills. The attentiveness by the cocktail waitresses was at times sub par but we're definitely cutting them slack as this was only their second week of being open and they are still getting their bearings.
All in all I would highly recommend Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel - it's a must see. So much so we are planning on coming here for cocktails and appetizers for New Year's eve or perhaps New Year's day. See you there!

P.S. I'm asking Santa for a gift card from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront ;)

14/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Vivian W.
I know I've said this before but I'm gonna repeat it: it just irks me to know that I'm contributing to Paris Hilton's ever-growing piggy bank whenever I stay at a Hilton Hotel! I'm sure I've echo some sentiments among fellow Yelpers!

With that said, I was pleasantly surprised with the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Situated right across Petco Park and practically on the water, Bayfront is probably one of the more beautiful hotels I've ever stayed at. Great location and walking distance to many San Diego attractions such as Petco Park, Gaslamp District, and Seaport Village.

My room faced the Coronado Bridge which was still a spectacular sight. The room was very clean and spacious with very comfortable queen-sized beds and warm comforters. It has all the basic amenities of a posh hotel including a nice flat screen television. The bathroom was also clean and tidy; one thing that I did noticed was when you turn on the hot water, that's exactly what you get! Instant hot water! No waiting around for cooler water to warm up. Keep that in mind!

The lobby of the hotel was amazing. High ceilings, tastefully decorated with interesting art, comfortable lounge chairs, and outdoor seating area that includes a fire pit. Walk towards the back of the hotel and through the doors and you're on the boardwalk that leads directly to Seaport Village.

Swimming pool was massive yet shallow at the maximum depth of 3' 6". Poolside was speckled with multiple lounge chairs for sun bathing and covered areas with television sets are also available. The spa was huge and the temperature was hotter than most spas I've been in. Upper class restaurants on site. Bar n' grill and a Starbucks on also on site for your convenience.

There were so many things I like about this place yet there were a few things I didn't. First of was the ridiculous daily parking fee of $25, which really adds up quickly. No free wi-fi but available for $14 a day (no free wi-fi at the hotel's Starbucks either). Internet usage requires payment in the Business Center. As you can see, you get nickel-ed and dimed from all directions.

Aside from the hotel trying to make a buck off of you, these were minor. For the quality and the location of this hotel, it was worth it. I won't hesitate in staying here again.

05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
139. Varun G.
Excellent Views and amazing customer service !

This is an amazingly modern hotel ! The rooms start 6th floor onwards so whatever floor you get, I am sure you will have some view and the higher you get the better the view becomes. Being a Hilton Honors member got us rooms on 22nd floor facing the bay, my mother-in-law was awed by the experience, staying here made it a perfect first vacation with her. They don't have an executive / club lounge for Hilton Honors members but they give you breakfast coupons for Starbucks good for ANY drink and ANY fooditem at their in-house starbucks and we were also able to use those coupons to get a discounted price (only $10) for the breakfast buffet (more of a brunch.....) ! However the evening HHonors coupons for Odysea lounge were hardly worth anything, the front desk told us those were good for any food appetizer but the lounge folks honored those for only chips and humus serving (weird disconnect). Explained that to the front desk and they comped us some of that expense, Hilton customer service always wins me over !

The hotel has done considerable development around the area and even if you are not staying here, I would recommend visiting the complex and try one of the awesome signature cocktails at their Odysea bar in the evening on the outside terrace seating with a view of the bay. They advertise that the herbs used in their cocktails are from the personal garden of the executive chef, can't get more organic and low carbon foot print than that !! They also have this amazing footbridge that connects the hotel to Gaslamp Quarters, it reminded me of the Helix bridge in Singapore, great piece of engineering. There was a wedding at the hotel when we were there and the bride and groom must have spent almost half an hour just posing on this bridge !

Another tip, if you want to rent a car and drive around don't bother to rent from airport location, the hotel has an on-site enterprise rental booth and with some good planning you can rent only for the day you need the car, return in the evening and avoid steep $27 self parking charge.

26/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Larry P.
This is my favorite hotel in San Diego. Convenient location across from Petco Park and Gaslamp district. The hotel is modern, the rooms comfortable and new - and the hotel is spacious ith plenty of amenities. Great views of the bay. A nice pool. Helpful staff.

31/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
141. Jenn N.
I stayed here for Comic-Con last year. It's a pretty nice hotel. Beds and bathroom were decent. They had a nice looking pool that I didn't spend too much time in. But the location was excellent. Close to the trolley and downtown. Parking is expensive but it's downtown so that's to be expected.

The service here was excellent. Had trouble with the in-room safe and they had someone come up fairly quickly to fix it.

This place is excellent for the comic-con conventioneer. Not only is it right across the street from the convention center but they also have some panels in the hotel as well. A nice perk, is that if your up on the top floors, the windows by the elevator look out where the Hall H line is. So if you'd rather sleep in a comfy bed instead of being surrounded by crazy twilight fans you can take a peek out the windows before going down the elevator to see just how bad the hall H line is.

Last year they also made little breakfasts and lunches to go that were perfect to munch on while waiting in line for Hall H. Not sure if they'll do it again this year but they were pretty decent.

11/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Derek P.
This hotel is amazing.  It has the best view and it is only minutes from the Gaslamp.  The price of the room is also very reasonable.  This is the place to stay in San Diego.  Highly recommended.

This hotel even lets you text the valet so they can get your car ready so you don't have to wait!

08/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
143. Marie D.
This glossy new hotel is about as deep as a US Weekly. The thing is, yes it's modern and attractive with a great location but some significant details were overlooked.

I had a room on the 21st floor with a nice view of the Oracle base, bay, and city views - all fine, but in the shower there was no shelf, corner, or nook at all to put your shower products. You had to keep your soap on the floor. Who the hell designed that and how has it passed muster? Also, there was no mini bar or wine glasses in the the room and and no bathrobes - I admit they are not necessities but they do make life more comfortable. This is a new hotel, where are the iPod docks? None to be found.

I know you make a profit by charging for parking, but $32.00 for Valet?! Pretty steep, and no, it doesn't make anyone being raped on parking feel better when you tell us 3 x's that we have in and out privileges. We're staying downtown, who cares!

Another oddity is that you have to walk outside and around the side of the hotel to get to the Starbucks and Fox Sports Grill which are in the hotel - kind of a PITA considering it was 50 degrees, windy, and raining during my stay. Couldn't they have made a hallway?

The grand ballroom is spacious but it honestly has the ugliest wall covering I've ever seen in a hotel. Ever. I couldn't stop looking at it - it was a train-wreck. The banquet staff ran out of a main entree very early in our buffet and never replaced it. I'm not sure what the holdup was...

To top off the impression - Kelly from Guest Services told me that no late check out was available. Nice Kelly. This isn't my first rodeo Sweetheart. I know how empty your hotel was the night of my stay and how your hotel was basically giving rooms away for $70.00 a night. I didn't see another individual at all on our floor, and there were no major conferences coming into town this Monday because of the holiday season. Way to make an impression! It would have been easy for you to say, "Yes Mam, would 1pm work for you?" That's only 60 minutes past your standard check out, and had you done that, I probably would have bumped this to a 4 star review but because you chose to be nasty just for the sake of being nasty, you get a big fat 3. Enjoy.

A new hotel in San Diego during a bad economy with more established competitors surrounding them should try harder to accommodate guest requests. Now, instead of recommending this hotel to friends, family, business associates, and in response to Yelp Talk requests, this will be the last place that comes to mind.

14/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
144. VENUGOPAL Y.
I was here for a conference two weeks back. The conference was at a different hotel but I stayed here for the platinum upgrades and HHonors points. The hotel is in a great location. PETCO Park & the convention center are just across the street. Gas Lamp Quarter is walking distance.

The room was very clean & spacious. The bed was extremely comfortable. Internet was free (Courtesy the platinum upgrade). I had a view of the bay.

The hotel has a couple of good restaurants. If you walk across the street to the Gas Lamp Quarter, you will find a great selection of restaurants.

03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
145. Brian S.
I picked this place because I wanted water view and access to downtown. I nailed it.. Very new and very nice. I have a room wit partial view water view and it was really nice. Room was kind of small, 2 queens and nothing remarkable about the room itself. The hotel is very nice and right downtown on the water. I would recommend it.

03/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
146. Kim C.
This Hilton is one of the better Hiltons I've stayed at. The rooms are very clean, well lit, and have beautiful bayfront views. The hotel beds are super comfy and the bathroom is stocked with Peter Thomas Roth products. The hotel is walking distance to the Gas Lamp District, so the location is super convenient. Downside is the expensive parking fee, but it's downtown so it's expected.

19/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. David W.
Cool. We run on the bay, we play downtown, we eat, we love San Diego!

19/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
148. Mary S.
I returned to the Hilton about two weeks ago on a very last minute trip (booked one day before). This was more of a family trip and I had to purchase a couple rooms. the service was great and even though I only booked one day before the trip. The customer service rep. took me through what steps I need to take since I was paying for the rooms and would not be there during check in of my family. They emailed me all the necessary forms. They processed everything quickly and insured that I would have no problems upon the arrivals of myself and my guests.

When my parents arrived they did not upgrade their room (for just $20 a night) immediately. After seeing their poor view they requested a change after being in the room for an hour or two. Hilton honored their request and sent someone up with the keys and moved all their bags within minutes (niceeeee). The rooms are average, clean and decent and I will definitely return.

26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
149. Dennis Y.
First class hotel. We had a corner room with city and harbor view. Pricey but also a great stay. The king size bed was oh so comfortable. We will be back.

27/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. Louloua J.
We were in San Diego for a short trip and wanted this to be a fun and relaxing holiday. We asked for a room on the top floor and facing the water. And whoa.. we were put up on the 30th floor with a water front view. (they earn extra brownie points for that :P) Their breakfast buffet is amazingly good. Totally worth every penny. The lovely terraces and gardens are great for an evening stroll and very picturesque.
The rooms are clean and well decorated. Not too extravagant neither too simple. The beds and pillows were soft and comfy.  Their location is also great, since it is close to downtown and pretty close to most freeways if you want to miss the downtown traffic streets.
All in all, I would love to come back again.

03/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
151. R. J. S.
Went to the recent Surface Warrior Ball...held on the fourth floor with a great terrace.
No doubt, a nice and new place...right on the water facing the Coronado bridge - albeit overlooking the Dole cargo ship.  

Anyway, great location, awesome building, and the food for about a thousand people was on individual plates was excellent.  But as everyone knows...restaurants and hotels are all about the service!

Bartenders were friendly...and of course they are at $7 a drink plus tip - pricey for a group event!

The ballroom staff?  TERRIBLE!  Many of us family / service members are out on a rare occasion due to kids and deployments - all decked out in black-ties, ball gowns, and dress uniforms.  I didn't ask you if this is your second job, I simply asked for another glass of wine...I appreciate your hard work, but why are you telling me this?

EMBARRASSING!!!  EVERYONE TOASTED WITH EMPTY GLASSES!!!

Unofficial poll...about 75% of the many people I spoke with, never got wine at their table, never got coffee, and waiters would simply drop off food and run away - would not even stop for a question or a request.  NOT WORTH $130 FOR TWO SEATS!!!

Again, great venue...but people are what make an event great.  I will certainly feed this back to the Surface Warrior Ball committee for next year's choice.

27/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
152. Nicole D.
Location, location location!! I loved my stay at the Hilton Bayfront :-) This hotel is right on the harbor and a stones throw from the Convention Center and the wonderful Gaslamp District. Hotel comes equipped with everything you need for a most joyous vacation/stay--fitness center with state of the art machines, comfortable beds, designer bath products, in-room coffee maker, a Starbucks, pool, spa, sundeck and some cool on-site restaurants. I especially enjoyed this hotel during the holiday (Christmas) season...it was like a little Tinsel Town! There were a few big holiday parties going on in the hotel. The best part of this hotel is the close proximity to the Gaslamp the Harbor.  You can grab a Starbucks and take a nice stroll along the bay -- perfect way to start the morning! There's some nice restaurants and cafes along the trail -- Joe's Crab Shack, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant and much more. The only downside I experienced that left me a little miffed was when I asked the front desk/ check-in lady if there was a hot tub and she replied "we don't have one".  Very weird! Otherwise, a beautiful hotel in beautiful San Diego!

16/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
153. Dee C.
Wow. What a pleasant surprise! Rates are more than reasonable being that the location is not the most desirable from the center of downtown where everything is. Clean, great views from rooms, friendly staff and etc. If the location was better, then I would've given five stars.

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
154. Michael C.
I booked my stay here maybe 3-4 days ahead of time, and got a nice deal on a king bedroom on the 29th floor, however, not on the city view. I was really happy with the room furnishings and everything was really comfortable.

The pool is pretty legit, it just bustles with people on the weekend, and there was some pretty good looking pool attendents (thank YOU stacy).

The hotel seems fairly new, and seems really elegant to me and spacious. It is a bit of a walk to get to gaslamp and petco park considering the overhead walkway has not been completed yet. Once that gets installed this hotel will be super accessible to the rest of downtown. Its super convenient as it is get to the convention center.

One last thing, check out the Fox Sports Bar if you get a chance, those people are really friendly and they hooked me up. And I hooked them up with my 15% discount to their restaurant as I paid for the bill haha.

02/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
155. Puja L.
Great location, pretty hotel, attentive staff.  Breakfast was pretty good, with loooots of options (not necessarily worth $22 per person, but we had HHonors coupons for it).  Parking is very expensive ($25/day...or really, $25 for more than 2 hours of parking).  Views are potentially very nice, but that is also dependent on whether the Dole boat is docked outside or not.  That's a bit of an eyesore, but also a bit comical.

Attended a wedding here and the outside lawn was a beautiful setting for it.  Otherwise, the ballrooms were nice but nothing particularly spectacular.  Odysea lounge was pretty nice, even though the food was nothing to write home about.

07/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
156. Lina V.
Use this link to book for only $139 on 9/2/12
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10/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
157. Chirag P.
Beautiful hotel. Right next to the convention center and along the bay... and right across from the gaslamp district.  Only issue i have is that the fitness room is tiny for such a big property... but I guess being in San Diego they figure everyone will go run outside in the beautiful weather.  They have a great morning breakfast buffet with an omelet station, but didn't have any other meals there, since Gaslamp is right there.  There is a Fox Sports Bar & Grill in the hotel, nothing special, just your typical sports bar and the lobby bar called OdySea (i think).  Overpriced drinks and small apps, the usual hotel lobby bar thing.

14/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
158. Steve n lisa K.
The Hilton Honors program sent me an offer to stay in the area for a really good price. After hours of trying on line I called the 800 number. Short story, they said it was never going to happen, rudely I might add.This was a classic bait and switch.

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
159. Todd O.
I love SD...and when I get to come down for work, I'll never complain.  Checked in quickly with my Hilton Honors, providing me with free wi-fi during my stay (I hate it when I'm charged $12.95 for wi-fi at hotels...c'mon!)  Anyway, they told me the room had 2 queens, and it'd be $20 to upgrade to a king bed...I'll pass.
Got up to my room on the 8th floor and had a beautiful view of the waterfront; ensure that you have a room facing the water, as another as suggested.  I'll just note that the sun peeked into my room this morning and it was the most amazing sunrise I've seen.
The hotel lobby is modern and trendy; rooms are clean and tidy, and they use Peter Thomas Roth bath products...while I'm not sure who that is, it did the trick for me.  Also, the gym has cold towels for you to cool down after your workout, and they even had free mango juice shots outside of the gym.  
Go take a run outside along the harbor...you won't regret it.  You'll pass along the convention center; oh...and you're within 5 min walking distance to the gaslamp district.
My only disappoint was the $27 for self-parking ($36 for valet), but it is what it is...

05/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. Aly D.
i really did enjoy my stay at the san diego bayfront hilton. the lobby was great: inviting/classy/very clean. staff was extremely courteous and efficient. our room was awesome. it had a great view of the harbor and was extremely clean and beautifully decorated.

this hotel was very relaxing and quiet. just a tip though, if youre coming off the 94, dont make the mistake of geting off at the end of the freeway. we discovered that it lead you deep into the heart of the ghetto. no bueno, sir. no bueno.

11/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
161. Matt B.
There's alot to like about the Hilton Bayfront. It's a new and clean facility and has striking views from one side (the front) of the building. You'll have a picture perfect sunset every day out your window on that front side. The room service was fast, clean and reliable. The maids and bellhops were also fast and reliable. There's a Starbucks, UPS Store, Fox Sports Grill and a 5 star restaurant Vela in house. The fitness center is all new precor equipment with little tvs mounted on the machines. There's a sweet massage spa (a little pricey but excellent). There's a fantastic saltwater pool with a jumbotron nearby (night swimming during Monday Night Football, friends I have found heaven, here on Earth). And you are right next to the harbor can walk around on their boardwalk/sidewalk. Even little things like the bed sheets and tv channels were well above par. Alot to like.

05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. MJ B.
Hotel was beautiful. Beds were amazing. Views, stunning! I highly recommend!!

Rates are well worth the cash.

10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
163. Lorraine R.
beautiful location! the view of the bay is gorgeous! incredibly efficient and knowledgable staff.  plenty of amenities and spacious rooms.

12/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
164. Lori B.
LETS START WITH THE SMARMY PRACTICES:  We showed up at the 3 p.m. check-in time as we had plans to dine in the Gaslamp district before a 5:40 Padres game.  Our room wasn't ready.  By 3:30 it still wasn't ready and our plans were threatened.  So Omar, the registration clerk, gave us a different room, one that was a downgrade from the room we reserved--WITHOUT ADJUSTING THE PRICE!!  In fact, he tried to tell us it was a comparable room to the one we reserved.  We recognized the minute we entered the room this was not.  I called and Alex, the clerk who took my call confirmed that it was a cheaper room.  He adjusted the fee becase--now by 4:00 the room we wanted still wasn't ready.  Apparently, these people assumed we wouldn't know better being 1st time guests.  So my first advice to you if you make the bad choice to stay here:  WATCH YOUR BACK, don't expect to check in on time and don't expect to get the room you ordered.

OVERSIZED CLOSET OF A ROOM:  For $400 a night, I expected to get a room that might at least have space for a table.  THESE ROOMS ARE TINY!!  Two very undersized queen beds (closer to a full size).  A desk that can seat 1, and if there is more than one person in your room, you'll be on top of each other.  Extremely disappointing.  I've stayed at $100 Holiday Inns that were more spacious than this.  Did I mention this cost $400???

You'll get 3 towels.  If you want more, you'll have to share or pay for more.  I could see 3 towels in a room with a single king (assume 2 guests).  But this had two "queens".  One usually gets 4 towels in a room with two beds.  You will also not find a fan in the bathroom, so a shower turns the place into a steam room.

All in all, this was NOT worth the cost.  We had a generous budget to get a nice room and were disappointed at this extremely mediocre hotel.  You pay for the view and proximity to Petco.  If you only care about staring out the window, you'll be happy.  If you want something spacious and comfortable, go somewhere else!

04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
165. L L.
Nice and new looking hotel with very professional staff...   In fact, I so impressed with the attentiveness of the front desk staff that I was considering writing a complement to his manager (which I rarely do).  

It is next to the convention center but if you are doing business at gate A end of the convention center, you need to wear comfortable shoes - as it is a hike.    

Don't go to the buffet breakfast at Vela unless it is covered as part of your room rate... not worth the $23 bucks that they are charging you.  

The pedestrian bridge can lead you to Petco Park but it is a bit out of the way to the center of Gaslamp district.   If you have to choose between the 2 Hiltons near the convention center, I would recommend Hilton Gaslamp over the Hilton Bayfront.

26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
166. Dylan F.
Good experience staying here. Well located, a little removed from gaslamp district but small walk so still very accessible. Amazing views of sunrise from east side rooms.

Bar is good, although service can be slow  and room service was nice.

I would give this hotel 4 stars but there is a  really obvious sense that they are ripping you off on water etc because the hotel is a little isolated. Bring lots of water... A small bottle was even more of a rip off here than most hotels.

There is a Starbucks if you go to the promenade level, walk outside and around the building.

17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
167. Brenda L.
Walking distance to Gaslamp district and as most Hiltons are, very modern,clean, and upgraded.  I love the Hilton standard.  There is a heated pool out back which meets up with the bay.  Beauitful (though it can make it windy in the pool area).

13/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Maria A.
Since it was a last-minute trip, I managed to find a great deal on hotels.com . One of those last minute deals that come super cheap.

This was just what we needed- a calm, modern hotel, white walls, open spaces, ocean decor. The perfect mood to relax and unwind.

CAUTION: If you drove into this hotel, they will charge you 27 dollars for parking each night, which in my opinion is a total and complete parking. The least they could do is have complimentary parking for guests.
UGH...
They have this deal where you pay 35 bucks and you get one night parking and breakfast buffet the next morning- so obviously we went for that.
The brunch at their restaurant was pretty decent, so I wasn't too angry about it the next day.

The rooms were clean, air y and spacious. SO MANY pillows on my bed!
They don't give you much in the sense of complimentary stuff in the room. But if you call them and request something (i forgot toothpaste) they bring it to you right away!

I also had a kickass view of the bay.
Good deal!

I found out they accept pets, with a $50 dollar deposit. If I ever come back I will bring my Picantita with me!

09/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
169. Chrissy P.
I stayed here for four nights recently, and was somewhat underwhelmed.  

The staff was pretty good, the view was nice, but the room wasn't great.  It was small, there was no exhaust fan in the bathroom (so, post-shower, the entire room became kind of like a sauna), there was a slight case of mildew on the bathroom ceiling (probably due to there being no exhaust fan), and every night we had to call for a couple more towels or another bar of soap.

Also, no extras are included.  Personally, I feel that Internet should be free when you're spending $300/night.  Parking shouldn't be an additional $30 (per night!).  No mini bar.  I was actually surprised that the blow dryer wasn't somehow coin-operated.

On the upside:  the location is great.  The restaurants are somewhat uneven, but not bad, and the service was very good.  The valets and bell staff are helpful.  The housekeeping staff responded very quickly when we needed more towels (but perhaps leave more towels to start with?).

26/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
170. Mal S.
Among its class, its a 4 star. Hilton's arent really 5 star hotels but to be fair and compare this hotel to other "Hilton's" it deserves 4. Nice convenient location, near the convention, gaslamp, train, and the marina. Dog friendly!!! They have parks outside with doggy stations. The pool is decent, the spa is average, the service is great. I have stayed here several times and this last time, i was slightly disappointed because they couldn't give us a king bed room.  They charge for petty upgrades (view and the rooms certainly arent as comfortable as many other places i have stayed. It is NOT a luxurious resort-like experience which many expect because of the price. It is a Hilton and it is the location you are paying for. Overall, this hotel offers cleanliness, dog friendliness, great location, and great service.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
171. Dave B.
This is supposed to be a new, great 'for your means' hotel but I have to disagree. We stayed here on our wedding night but couldn't order room service! We told the front desk personnel that we just got married and just wanted some food sent up...anything edible would suffice. We were told we could go downstairs and put in a to-go order at one of the bars...really? So my options are:

1. Leave my wife on our wedding night to order sub-par bar food and wait for it...NO
2. Go downstairs (did I mention it was our wedding night?) with my wife in her beautiful wedding dress to order sub-par bar food and wait for it...NO

I went with option 3. Check out the next morning, head to our wonderful honeymoon and never recommend this place to anyone. I give it 2 stars because the room was decently nice and I will always have the memory of our "stay."

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
172. PaulSEGAL ..
Great place for an event
PARKING rates in SELF will KILL YOU unless you get SOME SORT OF A DEAL...
Beautiful location
Bridge right across the HWAY to PETCO park.
Very new and very cool

12/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
173. Herm T.
Great hotel. Even tho it's a nice walk to Gaslamp district you get the breeze from the ocean.. Beautiful views in all directions.. Right across the street from Petco Park was a plus. Saw a high school game while I was there... Will stay here next again.. Didn't get into pool which is what I'm starting to look for..

17/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
174. C M.
Nice business/conference hotel - conveniently located next to the convention center.

Modern hotel, clean and nicely decorated. Great views.

My only complaint is the HIGH parking price - I paid $30 for 6 hours. Yikes! Carpool or take the train, if you live in Southern California anyway.

28/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
175. Cassie N.
Great location with nice amenities - make sure you stop for ice cream in the parlor downstairs.  I really enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning - there is a little bit of everything, pancakes, omelettes, fruit, fresh cold salads.  A nice place to stay

12/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
176. Natalie J.
Ok, so, The Hilton Bayfront is the new kid on the block and boy you sure could tell.

First the Hotel as a whole is fabulous. It is modern, clean, bright and spacious. My room however was not. Stained sheets, sticky fingerprints on the window and even an uneaten peach left in the room on the carpet when I arrived. I don't know what happened with the cleaning staff for my room but I think I know. They are/were understaffed.  They were overwhelmed for one of the largest conventions that takes place in Sand Diego.  

When I first I arrived I could not find a parking spot and I had to hunt someone down to show me were to go. That was one turn off.  The parking is shared with the general public because they don't own the parking structure. What a pain for $21.

The desk staff was not super friendly either. No smile and he just seem annoyed already. Both at check in and check out.

The Vela restaurant does a breakfast buffet and they were so packed every table was taken. One poor sever was working this huge section. Not his fault, but not everyone was doing the buffet so food was slow coming for some.

Overall I liked the Hotel they just need to bring it up to par and I think it will be a big hit.

20/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
177. Bernadette H.
We are going to the Navy Ball at this hotel and when went to make our reservation not only did they want to charge us over 300 a night when the other families were paying around 175 but they told me the Navy didnt book enough rooms and that they had plenty of rooms but that the Navy underestimated the amount of people, after speaking to the Chief in charge of the event he explained they tried to book more rooms and were told they couldnt.  So I called the hotel back and spoke to a supervisor who said she was sorry and that the representative shouldnt have said what she did and would get back to me about discounting our room.  Days have gone by and still no call so I booked another room and wont be doing business with the Hilton.  Too bad they couldnt be more friendly to the Military who I am sure is paying them a huge fee to host this ball!

15/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
178. Carrie J.
I stayed here the night before my wedding as well as my wedding night.  The reservation process, check-in and stay were all worth the 5-star rating.  

When I reserved the room, I mentioned it was for my wedding and requested a room near the top of the hotel (there are 30 floors) with a view.  The day I checked in, the staff was friendly and professional.  As soon as I opened the door to the room, I was more than please!  28th floor with an AMAZING view of the harbor and downtown.

The room itself was spacious. My only complaint was no fridge, but no big deal.  The shower was huge and the fixtures were clean.  I hadn't been sleeping well but that first night I stayed at the Hilton I slept through the entire night, bed was so comfy!!

The location is close to the parks and paths around the marina and convention center.  I went out for a run in the morning and stopped at the hotel Starbucks on the way back up to the room.  Convenient!

After the wedding, my husband and I were surprised with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries when we got back to the room...from the staff!  Couldn't be more pleased with the hotel and staff.

03/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
179. justin a.
My wife and I booked a room at the Hilton Bayfront for the weekend of our wedding, and without a doubt it was worth every cent.
The service we received from the staff was top notch, everyone from the valet parking attendants to the front desk reps were more than accommodating and always friendly.
Even though we booked a smaller room, it was very comfortable and the views were fantastic.  
We would definitely recommend staying at the Hilton Bayfront when visiting San Diego, or just needing a weekend getaway.

04/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
180. Kelly G.
Ok, 4.5 starts if you factor in the connivence of the hotel as well as the cost. I've stayed in the convention area before, at the Marriott and the Hyatt, but the Hilton is my favorite of the three.

I stayed here in June during the San Diego half marathon and had a great experience. I'd love to stay here again when there isn't a convention in town. I can see how staying here as a guest without a convention to go to , during a convention, could be super annoying.

The hotel is clean, there is a Starbucks attached (yes!) and the pool is super fun and overlooks the bay. Walking distance to the gas lamp district. Right next to the bridge to Coronado if you have a car, or just a quick taxi ride.

I only wish that there were more food/snack options at the actual hotel. Very reasonably priced! Only drawback if you're running the race is that it's nowhere near the start line, and if you don't have transportation you'll have to get someone to drop you off.

06/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
181. Adrian R.
To start off I have stayed at several Hilton's in the past few months, from the Conrad in Hong Kong to the Hampton Inn in Tampa, and I had great expectations for the San Diego Bayfront.
The Good: As a silver member of the Hilton Honors club I received my nights stay for free, so the price was well within my price range. The location was nice with a picturesque view of the bay from our 19th floor window.  Setting up my little get away online was remarkably simple and checking in was a breeze, probably all based on my Hilton Honors membership. The buffet was outstanding as expected, and the wait staff was helpful without "hovering". All of the hotels facilities were excellents to include the heated salt water pool and the yogurt shop.

The Bad: first off where is my robe? Seriously I have never stayed at a Hilton an not had their famous white terry cloth robe waiting for me in my room. It probably sounds like I am whining (and maybe I am) but come on, it's the Hilton not motel 6. OK, so I'm over the missing robe, but now I realize that there is NO mini-bar! What the hell? No robe and no mini-bar, at least they have a really cool Fox sports bar to grab dinner in right....WRONG! "Sorry sir, the entire resturant is closed tonight for a private party." Closed, on a Saturday night, of course it is.  My last real concern here is parking, while it was ample and close it was also $27 a night for self parking even though you are a guest of the hotel. This may again sound paltry but one on, did you think at maybe I walked here with my luggage?  It see,s to me that a hotel of this caliber should at least provide parking (they could always add $30 to your nightly room charge an no one would be the wiser).

The Ugly:  OK, so here is my issue: a dirty pillowcase on the bed. Noticeably dirty, on a big round decorative pillow. REALLY!!!  Can't they shuffle some of the money around from the parking charge and buy another box of Tide? People shell out big bucks to stay at places like this so that they don't have to worry about dirty sheets and missing mini-bars, while this is an isolated incident it goes down as an epic fail.

16/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
182. Jasmine L.
ON STARBUCKS: To all the people that complain that the Starbucks is on the outside, GET A LIFE! And get some DAMN EXERCISE! WALK OUTSIDE and enjoy the SAN DIEGO WEATHER!

On a lighter note, the Starbucks there is AWESOME! Their service is faster and more genuine than Convention Center Starbucks'. Many customers will agree... especially during COMIC CON CONVENTION.

HOTEL: I've gotten a tour of the hotel and the rooms. Their rooms are beautiful! Not to mention the design of the hotel and the motif?? It's the ocean. Everything is very OCEAN-ORIENTED, Lots of BLUE, and it's right next to the water. Their chandeliers are AWESOME! And there's public art in the park but, honestly, I don't get it... it's just weird to me. And I heard it cost so much money to clean it. EHHH... look at it and you'll know what I mean.

THE BRIDGE: Waiting for that stupid thing to finish already. But by the looks of it, it's going to be BEAUTIFUL and MUCH easier to get to PETCO PARK.  

WEDDINGS: I've seen a wedding on the park before. It was COOL that they had it on the park outside.

EVENTS: I've been to an event there before during Christmas time and the venue is BEAUTIFUL. The food is also really GREAT.

CON: The only time I had a bad service experience was when it was COMIC-CON and I was going to go to Starbucks and this butch-looking lady was giving me an ATTITUDE?! Thanks for the attitude lady, I come here all the time! She said I couldn't go in but I went around the other way and they let me in because they were nice and they remembered me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

That butch lady ruined my day though.

10/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. sam P.
LAST MINUTE TRIP.
decent prices. great room! with a FANTASTIC view outside.
i love this place. great location close to the gaslamp district, more specifically, not too far from FLUX.
Beautiful pool, cool bars, everything well decorated.
This place is legit. only thing i didnt agree with are the overpriced items in their convenient store downstairs.

I recommend this place to anyone!

12/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Kristin C.
We were here for a convention on the property and had a great stay.  All of our interactions with the staff (front desk, doorman, spa, restaurant) were great; they were attentive, responsive, and friendly.  The room itself was very clean and quiet with modern decorations and furnishings, a comfortable bed, lots of pillows, nice shower/bathroom, and beautiful large window with a great view from the 30th floor.  Housekeeping always left plenty of clean towels, bath products, etc. and we had an ironing board, plenty of hangars, hairdryer, and a safe in the room- everything you need for a work trip.  The pool, poolside bar/restaurant, and day spa were wonderful as well.  Our convention rate was only $200 per night, which seems like a great price for such an upscale property in a great location in the city. The only drawbacks were that the pricey ($14/day) in-room wi-fi service tended to be fitty, and the cell phone reception in the room was not great, either...which would be fine for vacation, but is tricky on a work trip...the front desk kindly offered to remove the wi-fi charges from our account upon checkout.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
185. Natasha V.
Beautiful stay! I came here last weekend with my sister for quick getaway and a bachelorette party downtown. Let me just say I am so glad I picked this hotel over the Hard Rock or any other hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter!   I purchased a deal through expedia for about $120 a night for a two beds and complimentary breakfast buffet (yummy)!

The rooms are super comfy and modern -although a tad bit on the small side.  The rooms also include excellent complimentary amenities by Peter Thomas Roth.

The customer service was also exceptional.  The pool and the views are AMAZING! The breakfast buffet was above what I expected, it included everything you would expect plus fresh made-to-order omelettes and waffles.  The hotel's close proximity to downtown made our stay very easy and enjoyable.

It was a great deal for this gorgeous hotel and I will definitely be back.

02/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
186. Christine C.
3.5 stars.

The hotel is in a great location. It's right next door to the convention center and blocks from the Gaslamp district. While it may not be a comfortable walk in heels after a night out (but what is?), it was more than doable. If you don't feel like walking, you can get a cab just outside the main lobby.

Parking isn't exactly cheap, but it's not the most expensive for the area. We paid $27/day with in/out privileges which is extremely useful. You can access the hotel from their parking structure via a short bridge on the 3rd floor.

Staff was courteous and the overall look of the hotel was pretty nice. Modern and clean.

So why 3.5 stars instead of 4? It might seem a little picky, but I think it's some of the finer details that stick with you the longest. Not all rooms have a lovely view. There is some kind of Dole plant/processing center next door and it makes for a less than stellar view. The rooms are not the newest, but they're still clean and roomy. Some small gripes I had to deal with in our room: the little coffee maker they have set up for you wasn't completely refilled. There was only one coffee cup set for our use (instead of two) and there was still water in the coffee maker. Stale and slightly dirty looking water. I was unpacking our clothes into the drawers and found a lovely pool of water in one of them. Where the water came from, I have no idea...but you would think they'd check the drawers to make sure everything is cleaned out before someone checks in. Last gripe is very minor. I kept poking my feet on carpet tacks whenever I walked into the bathroom. They were in the area the carpet transitioned into tile and if I forgot to take a big step, I'd receive a sharp reminder.

Overall, a good hotel. Very convenient location with a Starbucks on the first floor for your morning wake up call. Good views of the water if you manage to get a room away from the Dole plant and they have deals that make it very cheap for the Gaslamp area. Decently sized rooms with a modern feel. If I was making a trip down to the SD Gaslamp area, this hotel would stay on my list of possible accommodations.

14/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
187. Sean R.
Very sterile environment.  Great view of bay.  1 mile Walking distance to
Stadium, Starbucks, Gaslamp, Embarcadero Pier and Seaport Village.  Lot of food, Bars and nightlife to keep you busy.

21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Mike B.
The Hilton Bayfront embraces all that is wonderful about San Diego: the weather and beautiful ocean!  The archetectual design maximizes open space and big window views of the waterfront.  It has modern furniture in the lobby and clean lines along the hallways and outside terraces.  The staff are all friendly and professional.  
It has a perfect location for business travelers, next to the convention center.  It also is ideal for leisure travelers with easy access to the waterfront and a skywalk pedestrian bridge to Petco Park and the Gaslamp entertainment district.
Thinking back to our trip it brings a smile to my face.  The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable and top quality bath products.  The breakfast area has a wide variety of choices, including fresh pastries baked in house.  
Can't wait to return, this is my first choice of places to stay when visiting San Diego!

15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Hollan M.
And the award goes to .... Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel ... for the most amazing customer service in a hotel.  We stayed here nine days and I was begging to stay longer!  I really got a feeling for what it'd be like to be one of the Housewives of New York.  Living in a high rise with service staff to help with every desire!

I was blown away by the courteous, conscientious, genuine, warm and intuitive staff at this hotel.

Room service.  Every phone conversation was warm, professional and efficient.  Delivery prompt.  Didn't miss a beat.  Food d'lish, too.  The first time, they noticed our daughter during delivery.  Left.  Came back 10 minutes later with some coloring sheets.  Very thoughtful.

Valet.  Very helpful.  Quick.  Efficient.

The views.  Oh my ... the views.  The sunsets.  The harbor.  Coronado. Downtown.  We were up pretty high (high teens) and could see everything.  I felt like I was back in Hong Kong with that spectacular view.  There were fireworks right outside our wall-to-wall windows.  My daughter said, "We are so close Mommy, I can touch them."

The suite.  One hall.  Two doors.  One lead to the bedroom for total privacy.  The other to a magnificent suite.  Formal dining room.  Modern couches, table and lamps.  Wet bar.  Full bath.  The lamps were pieces of art, by the way.  Extraordinary.  All decorated classy and modern.  Big screen tele.  

Vela restaurant was great.  We sat outside one night and watched the fireworks display.  

The pool was fun during the day and had weekend movies at night.  

We were walking distance to Seaport Village, the Convention Center, Gaslamp.  Great location.  

Never tried the spa but they do have one.  Good to know!  

Internet was a bit expensive.  $25 a day.  Valet, too.  Just a warning ... but it's all worth it.  Totally 100% worth it!

13/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
190. Janet B.
Amazing location...along the bay where huge yachts would come in and dock for the night; close to the convention center, PetCo Park (I walked to the game over a foot bridge from the hotel to the park!), Gaslamp Quarter, SeaWorld, Hotel Del Coronado...all within a few miles (and the airport).  First, I arrived at 8:30AM and they had a room ready, so I got a super early check-in!  (normal is 4PM!) at no extra charge.  THAT was amazing... The bar was awesome - food was great, as were the drinks and wonderful bartenders.  Had breakfast at the hotel and while it was a bit pricey ($15.50 for eggs benedict), they hit a home run by having gluten free bread so that I could have my choice of meal.  The fresh fruit was truly fresh.  Hotel room was a two queen bridge view.  Spacious and clean, as was the bathroom (tub/shower, lighted mirror, hair dryer, and quality shampoo/conditioner/lotion).  No mini fridge was ok since I was only there for a night.  Got a $120 room rate online, $28 to park/day (parking is often hard to find in the area), internet was around $14 but I used my smartphone instead.  Greeters and bell service were amazing!  Before I could say much, the bell captain printed out directions for me to where I needed to go!  Truly a high class operation with a lot of on-site amenities (pool, outdoor spa/Jacuzzi, kid's pool, bar at the pool).  I would definitely stay there again.

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
191. Kerra A.
Went here for the Hubby's graduation from the Art Institute.

Beautiful interior, awesome location, right next to the Convention Center (where they hold the Comic Con), plenty of parking, the ballroom the graduation ceremony was held at was HUGE!!

25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
192. Ronald Z.
Staying here now in a mediocre room, and worst of all $13.95 for wireless internet access and $27.00 per day to park at the hotel.  No complimentary Wi-Fi?  The shittiest hotel in San Diego has complimentary Wi-Fi.  

Get with it Hilton and stop ripping people off.

13/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
193. Greg T.
About the only thing good about this place is the location. The rooms were disappointing, the price for what we got was awful, and the hidden charges for parking and the like were difficult to swallow for such a low end place claiming to be higher end. Go with the Marriot or Hyatt  down the road if you want a better place in the same location.

18/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
194. Michelle O.
Gorgeous view and prime location!

I love the modern feel, the blue and white colors and the open feeling.

They have self parking that costs $21. Honestly, unless you arent able to walk, don't bother paying for valet parking, stupid and expensive! So park on the the 3rd floor, this connects to the hotel, you walk on a slight bridge. You walk right in and the check in is on the left. They charge your card for parking right there. When you do park, make sure you still have that white ticket they give you.

I paid $112 at hotels.com for one night. A non-refundable room. I requested to have a ocean view when I made the reservation and I got it! :D For an extra $25 hat day, we could have upgraded to a deluxe room. I also booked for one queen bed. They said they ran out. How is that possible? If you pay for that, you should get that. Whatever, no big deal I guess, so we got two double beds instead.

Got to the room and the beds are amazing!!!! Super comfy and I just kept wanting to sleep. Again, we had an awesome view. The bathrooms are nice, except the fact its so bright! I thought I was going to be blinded!

Location, location, location. This place is very couple, business oriented. Not too many kids around. Though the location is very nice. Only a couple blocks from the gas lamp district. Which I suggest everyone to go to. Plus you can walk there and save yourself the trouble to park, save yourself money and if your drinking no need for a DD.

So honestly stay here if possible! Awesome!

20/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
195. Jeff F.
Stayed here last week and I definitively say that the Hilton Bayfront is definitely your number one choice if you're doing anything at the convention center. There are four or five restaurants at the hotel and if you want go beyond chain food, a 5-10 minute walk gets you into the Gaslamp.

Lobby and room was laid out nicely (pretty incredible views from the room). Diamond members get free internet and even if I had to pay for it, it would have been well worth it  - 1.98 Mb/s down and .95 Mb/s up - great connection for a business traveler. The free breakfast passes were odd because they were vouchers for starbucks, but if you actually wanted to eat breakfast (have cereal or eggs), you have to pay above and beyond the voucher.

The gym was very good and there's a few pools in the hotel if you're into that sort of thing.

I would have given the Bayfront 5 stars if they didn't insist on using an address that no GPS and/or Google Maps recognizes (and actually brings you to the wrong place)

20/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
196. Joshua D.
Great place! We had a nice view of Coronado and Point Loma. The Lobby bar lounge was great as well.

29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
197. Steph K.
I stayed here for a work conference in the beginning of October and my experience was wonderful. From the moment I arrived, the staff was friendly and polite. I had never been to San Diego before so I had a lot of questions as far as what to do, sites to see, night life, etc. and they were able to answer all of my questions. I like to run so I asked the front desk for a suggestion of where to run outside. They provided me with a pocket size card that showed a 9 mile loop run along the boardwalk by the bay which I thought was such a great idea as I'm sure they get this question a lot. There are a few restaurants to chose from in the hotel and although I only ate at the Fox Sports Grill, they all looked to have wonderful menus. The views were incredible and the rooms were clean and bright. When I visit San Diego again, I would definitly stay at this hotel again.

20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
198. Joanne B.
This Hilton Hotel is the newest kid on the block, so we thought we'd check it out for a night cap after having dinner elsewhere.  When we arrived, I noticed the newness of this hotel.  The signs for where to park (valet vs. self-park) was well posted and the parking garage is well lit and a quick walk to the lobby.  I'm not sure if the restaurant/bar validates, but it cost us $4 bucks for us being there for less than an hour.

The lobby is beautiful and plentiful with welcoming seating areas.  It's very modern but not overdone.  As we walked to the Odysea bar, we noticed it was probably 20 percent occupied for a Friday night, if that.  We sat at the supersized, oval-shaped bar and was served quickly.  For a Captain & Coke and a glass of wine, it came out to $21 bucks.  I was expecting to pay more, so this was a nice surprise.

This hotel is ideally located for out-of-towners here attending a convention next door.  It's walking distance to the convention center, but you'd have to take a cab to go to other local downtown establishments, which is not too much of an inconvenience.

The Odysea bar was a pretty, typical hotel bar that had a W-ish Hotel vibe to it.  The cocktail waitresses had these uniforms that consisted of white sleeveless tops with black hot pants and white platform go-go boots, it looked Austin Power-ish when this hotel was more 007-ish....lol!  The girls were beautiful, but their uniforms didn't match the look of this joint.   I'd go back to chill over a few cocktails since it looks like everyone else there had the same idea; to enjoy a drink without having to deal with the downtown craziness close by!

11/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
199. Linda Z.
A beautiful, clean hotel in a beautiful and convenient location!

The bayfront view is wonderful, and the hotel is very peaceful. I stayed there for a week last July and never had any problems.

From the hotel, one can walk to Gaslamp and Seaport Village.

I highly recommend this hotel!

03/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Dee N.
I used to never stay at a Hilton, as I had bad experiences at a few. However, this is a great hotel, in a great location. We had a wonderful, wonderful stay. They also let us bring our dog!
Next time we go, we're bringing both dogs! Great location, walk to everything, great service, clean and comfortable room. Thanks Hilton!

18/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
201. Fia R.
Do I really have to write about a hotel, although I don't find it that fun writing about a non-food, non-Yelp, &/or a non-Disneyland experience?

My BFF suggested me to get my type on anyway, & fine, I will =).

Hmm, what more can I say?  This hotel is awestruckingly gorgeous, such as the huge @ss lobby--ugh, why Hilton, of all hotels xP.  And like many Yelpers mentioned, it's a pretty convenient yet very worthwile walking distance to the following SD notables: Convention Center (*cough, Comic-Con, cough*), Gaslamp District (go to Las Hadas, when you have the chance =D), Petco Park (for you, away-MLB fans), & Seaport Village (a way much tinier yet more quiescent setting of SF's Pier 39).

And the standard, double-bed room my buddies & I stayed in--for New Year's, btw--agreed w/ my previous description.  Do I hear myriads of soft, fluffy pillows; cloud-like sheets; mini safe; nice numbers of available basic cable channels; & overall, high-quality furniture?  Ooohh yea, but I wish it included a mini-fridge =/.  Nonetheless, this hotel sure ain't cheap.  Bottled, Icelandic Glacial water for $4.75!? Naaaah. And for parking?  You know what: get over it, or find another hotel, by all means.

And speaking of expensive, the money was, indeed, worth spending, especially b/c the entire staff was so friendly, courteous, very professional, & wonderfully organized despite the loooong, winding yet controlled lines that one of my poor buddies had to endure when checking-in during NYE.

So SD native or tourist, I'd say look for a great deal as much as possible, & enjoy your stay & sleep at Hilton Bayfront.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Steph W.
Stayed here during Comic-Con weekend. Definitely one of the best hotels i've stayed at during Comic-Con. Shared the room with three other people, but it wasn't a problem since we had two double beds.

Everything was clean and the hotel looks amazing. Short walk to Gaslamp isn't a problem at all. Very convenient that Starbucks is right downstairs as well.

Their toiletries were amazing as well. I'm a big fan of Peter Thomas Roth products and I was very excited to see that the hotel had them.

10/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
203. Jared G.
This place really took me by surprise. I was very impressed. My bro stayed here very recently for his wedding and he said it was pretty awesome. About a week later we came here for a bday so we can have a room downtown and go out for the night and this place far exceeded my expectations.

The hotel itself is immaculate. It looks very clean and looks very fancy. The first thing i noticed about the place was how close it was to the water. It has a great view of the bay. The hotel rooms were very clean and the view from the hotel room was great too.

We ended up walking from the hotel into downtown and it seems like a far walk but it really isnt. It only took us about 10 mins to be into the heart of downtown. I am thinking of planning a little staycation and staying here. I highly recommend this place!

02/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
204. E P.
I LOVED MY STAY HERE!

I wish it wasn't so cold so I could have taken a dip in the pool. This place was comfortable, immaculate, and had a beautiful view of the bay and gaslamp district.

There is nothing going on in San Diego after 2AM except for the numerous cars stopped on the expressway for DUI's. On my last & only night here I stumbled into some guys and their female companions (escorts?) leaving bar downstairs.. They had ordered two bottles of fine red wine from the bar and snagged glasses to enjoy it in the lobby. I definitely had my fill of wine & absolutely ridiculous banter from their "company"...

Yes, parking is ridiculous, but its a Hilton in California.. What do you expect?

15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
205. Tony J.
I usually stay at the Grand Hyatt Manchester up the bay, but, this was my first time to stay at the Hilton as a good alternative. Both are on the bay with some great views. The Hilton is more modern and eccletic compared to the Hyatt, which is larger and more classic hotel. The Hitlon is about half mile south of the Hyatt on the bay. A nice walk during nice weather. My check-in did not go so smoothly because they could not find my check-in folder. But, as a gold member the attendant quickiy gave me my breakfast and evening appetizer coupons. I would get my coffee and breakfast snack at the very convenient Starbucks outside every day. I also enjoyed my evening appetizer at the bar. I prefer the Hyatt if the room rate is the same or equivalent.

06/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
206. Meghan S.
Beautiful view of the bay. Stayed on the 26th floor. Was with a group, 1 was a diamond member room other was gold. I preferred the gold member room which gave a view of both the bay and gaslamp! Is the perfect location to be on the water (amazing pool!!!) and a 5 minute walk to all the fun in gaslamp!

22/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
207. J D.
Absolutely gorgeous hotel!  A bunch of places to eat, awesome television over the pool, beautiful view of the ocean, rooms are CLEAN, and the staff is beyond amazing.  The only kicker is you get what you pay for....this hotel is a bit pricey!  Still, I love it and want to go back, if I could I would totally live there haha!  Btw, super close to gaslamp and petco arena.

13/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
208. Steve K.
I am a business traveler and have stayed in a hundred hotels. While this hotel is new, clean, and well-decorated, it is also extremely expensive and full of excessive fees. The hotel takes advantage of the fact that there are no shopping areas or convenience stores within walking distance.

The hotel charges additional fees for many things that are complimentary at other hotels. I was charged a $25 fee for receiving  a package at the hotel. All they did was receive the package from FedEx and leave it in the back room. Easy $25 for them. Must be nice.

Other fees? I was charged a $12 fee (plus actual postage) for sending a package from the hotel. Parking in the hotel garage is $27 per day, self service. Internet is extra - luckily I have my own wireless internet card. A bottle of soda from the vending machine is almost $4. Even more in the gift shop. The breakfast buffet at the restaurant is $21.95 and not any better than a $10 breakfast at Denny's. There is a special form to be filled out and an additional fee for using a company credit card by phone instead of a card in-person. Think of anything... and there is a big, fat ugly fee.

I noticed an error on my folio after my stay and called the hotel to get it adjusted. The operator listened to half of what I was saying and transferred me abruptly to the hotel business department's voice mail. The voice mail stated that all requests must be made in writing and on company letterhead. Really? You think I'm going to write and post a letter on company letterhead about a $4.25 bottle of water?

Unless you work for a company that will blindly pay all of your expenses and charges, you are better off staying elsewhere. I'll be staying at the Marriott one building over next time.

16/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
209. Kate T.
A modern hotel with a gorgeous view! I believe it was rated the best hotel in San Diego. It's classy, elegant, great service, nice restaurants, gorgeous view, friendly staff... Of course, there are far much more luxurious hotels, but it's definitely one of above average hotels I've ever stayed in. If only it was a condo building, I'd live there!

13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
210. Diana N.
Beautiful hotel, great views, but that's about it.

The bf booked a room for us for one night to celebrate our anni. We got a room on a lousy floor (7th), with a horrible view. I regret not asking for a higher floor, but we figured we wouldn't be in the room much anyway. Upon peeling back the sheets, I noticed there was a stain on it. I called 3 times to have someone come change the sheets for us. No one came until the third call, and when we came back, we saw they had just laid out a set of sheets on the chaise for us. This might sound bitchy but, we paid almost $300 a night to stay here. So, I expect the sheets to be changed FOR ME, especially after complaining 3 times. It was especially annoying considering the price and caliber of the hotel.

Though on the small side, the pool looks out to the bay, which was nice. Parking is expensive as hell ($27), and though that is the norm for LA, I was surprised by the price at a San Diego hotel.. The breakfast buffet was decent, but nothing to rave about.

I would have given the hotel 2 stars (not so good service, not sure if it's worth the price), but I'm going to give them an extra one for their weekend summer activities. We stayed on a Saturday night, and there was a complimentary wine and cheese tasting and cupcake decorating for the kids (which I still partook in, teehee). Both were yummy. I probably wouldn't come back unless we got a good deal. And I hope there are no stains on my sheets next time. Gross.

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
211. Mr T.
Nice lobby and I love all Hilton's.
Great views and very nice bedroom.s.
Our room was next to the fire staircase. We heard everything like footstep and odd noises. Fire alarm went off so it was security checking the staircase I'm sure.
pretty boring overall except the views. They had a huge event with a motorcycle stunt in front of hotel at 8pm that evening and the front desk failed to advise us of this.  I would have loved to watch that.  So they staff is not so knowledgable in terms of knowing to share exciting events at hotel. I might have given another star or two if so.
It feels too much like a corporate hotel catering to business travelers. That's my biggest downfall for this Hilton.  
For the money I would rather stay at Hyatt Grand Manchester.

02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
212. Ryan P.
Great location if you're attending a convention in San Diego or watching the Padres.  The rates are pricey, but then again there's always something going on at the convention, so you pretty much stuck paying $180 to $270 a night.

Easy access to most of downtown San Diego with the red trolley and has a great view of Coronado Island.  One thing to watch out for is the unloading of the Dole containers, yes it is next to the ship yard and Dole unload/loads the containers early in the morning and you start hearing the noise around 6 AM, even if you're up in the 28th floor!

Most of the eatery is within walk distance and Gaslamp is just down the street.  Parking is pricey too and if you can find street parking it would be great, the city does not charge for parking between 6 PM-8 AM.

02/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
213. Beth S.
Great stay! Friendly staff, beautiful views!

The room was spacious with very comfy, down covered beds and plenty of pillows. I hate not having enough pillows. The bathroom was just big enough with the bowed out shower curtain and good sized towels.

There was a big convention at the hotel and we would have never known it up in the rooms. It was quiet and even though I know there were guests on both sides of us, we never so much as heard the toilet flush! Either they weren't going potty or somebody figured out proper insulation!

Fantastic location...located right on the bayfront and next door to the convention center and across from Petco park. Walking distance to the Gaslamp district. There are several restaurants at the hotel itself and a nice bar too. The Vela is the signature restaurant for the hotel and while it was nice, the food was just ok and the service downright stunk. We got the breakfast buffet and were nearly done with our food before our drinks finally came--and it was NOT busy.  There is a Fox Sports Grill and a Starbucks located at the hotel and both were excellent and made up entirely for the poor showing of the Vela.

The staff was friendly and courteous yet very professional. We used hotel points to stay here and received top notch service. Looking forward to my next stay!

19/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
214. Amy W.
We arrive at 6pm on a Saturday night (Presidents day weekend) We waited in line for about 20 minutes to check in. Once we go there, they told us that our room was not ready yet. It was going to be at least another 45 min wait to get to our room. The man helping us was very kind and was willing to take the extra step to see what he could do to make our stay pleasant.. He ended up giving us to free breakfast vouchers for the restaurant downstairs. The bellhop took our luggage and said they would hold it for us while we waited. So, my husband and I went to the Odyssey bar. Cool bar, except half the lights that light the bar top were out. Kinda made us feel like half the bar was sitting in the dark. The bartenders were very kind to us. We told them our story, so the bartender comped one round of drinks for us. (Which was awesome, considering one Martini was $12). We finally got into our room at 7:15pm. The room was beautiful, bed was so comfortable. We had an awesome view of the bay/gas lamp district. Once we finally got into our room, we were happy as can be. Almost didn't want to go out that night.
The breakfast buffet was super good. A huge variety. It had  a healthy section with egg whites, chicken sausage, oatmeal, and hard boiled eggs. It also had a build your own omelet bar. Our waitress was really nice.
Overall, we really enjoyed the place. The entire staff, from the first bell hop when we arrived to the very last bell hop that helped load our car, were all very nice to us. Treated us like we were royalty. Only down fall was the 1 hour wait to get in our room.
I also liked that you had an option for valet ($40) or self park ($28). Both were in the Hilton's own parking structure. I knew my car would be safe if I self parked as opposed to parking on the street.

21/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
215. Crissy K.
Nice. Too bad there aren't balconies for such a nice view. I was missing a mini fridge and they need a pedestrian entrance for after 11pm... some people want to walk here from the Gaslamp!

26/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
216. Kai R.
Here are the top five reasons why I will probably never stay at your hotel again and what I saw that I have never seen at any other hotel:

1. The staff solicited tips. Actually, one staff member chased me down for her tip. When I asked for change from a ten, she had a pocket full of money. Everyone in this hotel wanted to be tipped.  Even the guy who stored my luggage the last day and another man wanted a tip when I went to pick them up.

2. Rudeness of the staff. The same man who wanted a tip for storing my luggage was outside talking about personal issues, while I waited for him to come back to his workstation. The staff in Vela and the man who brought me my room service was nice, but the rest of the staff was awful. I have stayed in budget hotels with better service than this Hilton.

3. Items were left at the front desk for me and I was never contacted and when I called down to inquiry about them. I was given an attitude that there should have been a red light on my phone to indicate I had a message. The manager compensated me for one night and three free meals, after I wanted to leave. That was nice, but her hospitality skills need to be spread to the rest of the staff. If everyone was as professional as the manager, I would pay $500 a night.

4. Convention goers should stay at the Omni, Hard Rock or Hilton Gaslamp to embrace the culture of downtown and be near the wonderful restaurant Tin Fish. The Sheraton is connected to the convention center and has a much better pool and shopping.

5. Stress- From the other people I talked to who stayed in this hotel, I am pretty sure no one will be staying in this hotel again.

What were great features of this hotel:
1. Sweet & Things- Wonderful customer service and friendly staff.
2. Vela- The staff was wonderful and very professional.
3. Décor- This hotel is beautiful. Every detail is wonderful!

Final verdict: Stay at one of the other hotel that offers world class service. I hope the executives of Hilton read this review and make changes at this hotel. I have never in my life been chased down for a tip or treated the way I was treated for $280 a night. I have stayed at Hampton Inns for $89 and been given world class service. Hilton Bayfront is a beautiful hotel with a very ugly staff. The funny part is that my doctor was staying in the hotel for another conference. We didn't know it until we got back. I guess that could have turned out to be a good thing to have your doctor in the same hotel. LOL. Otherwise, this hotel needs improvement. Hilton has a lot of hotels in its brand and I have never been disappointed at one of those hotels. This hotel was my first disappointment. I would have thought it was a San Diego attitude, except I got out and went shopping. The people of San Diego are awesome. Good luck in the future!

29/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
217. Ken G.
This was a very good hotel, conveniently located near downtown San Diego.

While the outside of the hotel is fairly basic, the interior is sleek and modern.  Rather than the "dark" mood of a W Hotel, this Hilton has a "light" mood and is perfect for the Bayfront location of San Diego.  There are plenty of areas to lounge around and enjoy the calm atmosphere.  The staff is pretty friendly, although I wouldn't quite say they were welcoming.

When we showed-up, we asked for a room with a nice view and that's exactly what we got  - a fantastic view of the Convention Center and northwestern San Diego.

The best feature of the hotel is the location - it's right next to the San Diego Convention Center - you can't really be any closer to the convention center than this location.  It's also within walking distance to the Gaslamp District, which is very nice and convenient.  

The hotel does have a really strange entrance, though: you have to either walk up a driving ramp to access the main lobby which is on a second level, or you have to go through a side entrance and then take an elevator/escalator  to access the hotel.  While most hotels have very easy access to the lobby from the street, this hotel does not do that...it's really kind of weird.

18/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
218. Emily F.
Great time at this hotel!  Yummy coffee complementary in the room... AWESOME pool... fully stocked workout room... they stored my luggage for 3 days while I traveled elsewhere in Cali.  Only negatives is that it's a bit overpriced (food, starbucks, etc).

01/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
219. J B.
Want a great view and a nice room? Stop here.

This almost spankin' new facility is clean, beautiful, and close to the burning fun of the Gaslamp Quarter. A cab from here to anywhere downtown is $5 or less.

Our double queen room was standard size with a WAY above average view. We could see the entire downtown + the bay + Coronado Island + the ocean from the 22nd floor.

The hotel staff were friendly and always pleasant in interactions. The service wasn't knock-your-socks-off good, but it was more than enough to get us by.

Self-parking was a bit pricey, but was, as always, less expensive and less wussy than valet. The parking garage is nearly as tall as the hotel, so give yourself 10 extra minutes to get anywhere by car.

In the end, I can say I'd happily return here, though I prefer the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter.

14/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
220. Sarah D.
This is the best hotel I've ever stayed at.  It is clean.  Not just clean, sparkling clean.  I checked the mattress, and it was as white as snow.  I was there during a huge blackout (spread across southern California, Arizona and even Mexico).  It was not even a little bit the hotel's fault, yet they bent over backward for us.  The power had gone out around 3pm, so they gave everyone a complimentary dinner.  Even though the power was back on in the morning, they also gave us a complimentary breakfast.  

I had scheduled (and pre-paid for) a massage and facial package in the spa, which happened to be during the blackout.  They couldn't do a facial during the blackout, so I went to the front desk, and they gave me the price of the facial in meal coupons I could use for the rest of my stay, PLUS said that if I had time, I could still get my facial.  Very accommodating for sure.  

The views were beautiful, the staff was amazing, and the food was delicious.

17/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
221. Albert W.
Newest hotel in SD and right next to the convention center.   Everything is very modern and looks great.    Views of the bay are excellent (regardless if you're facing the bridge or not).   If it's on your company list of hotels, I would highly recommend it it.   Food wise... I'd go into Gaslamp.

11/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
222. Jessica B.
Stayed here Comic-Con weekend and it was SUPER packed! Beautiful hotel, stunning lobby, gorgeous pool and friendly staff.

We got a great deal on Priceline ($120/night for 2 double beds with Coronado bridge view, on the 15th floor). The room was smaller than what I expected (and what i'm used to), but it was clean and well prepared. They have Peter Thomas Roth bath amenities, which I LOVE. I kept trying to spot the maid so I could swipe her stash (PTR is expensive ish, ok).

I am in love with the pool! Seriously, even if you're staying only 1 night, go check it out. It's open to 11pm and they have a great hot tub as well.

Only 4 stars because the rooms are small and the $27 PER DAY for parking is just rude *hmmph*.

Seriously beautiful hotel, with gorgeous landscaping and grounds for you to stroll by the water. Literally right next to Hall H of the Convention Center. There's a walkway that leads directly to Petco Park, and Gaslamp district is just across the street. Super convenient! Will definitely stay here again.

04/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
223. Ashley A.
First & foremost I wanted to give a shoutout to Chris M (Front Desk Agent).

My birthday was this past Saturday and my boys & I decided to live it up in San Diego. I booked my hotel on Thursday and called in that night and spoke to a gentleman named Chris :) WORKING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY I have learned to always be courteous when you answer the phone, smile as if the guest is in front of you and deliver the BEST customer service to everyone! Chris absolutely did that! I had  27 minute conversation with him about my life story and my birthday. Well we ended our conversation with "im looking forward to meeting you on Saturday :)"

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!! SATURDAY CAME! we finally arrived in SD and well straight to the front desk I went and there he was. Greeted me with a smile and a welcome we engaged in our conversation and once AGAIN EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! He definitely made my birthday a memorable one; from our rooms, the floor; and the breakfast. I gave him a hug and said thank you! I was in room 2365 and BOY THE FREAKING VIEW WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!

CHRIS YOUR FREAKIN AWESOME!! RODRIGO THE CONCEIRGE TOTALLY HOOKED IT UP AT FLUXX (NO COVER BABY!!!)

I took the liberty to go downstairs and speak to Anita and tell her about her staff! Incredible employees here!

The hotel is amazing! Beautifully decorated and very precise interior! The elevators are prompt and clean. The lobby was spotless NOT TO MENTION THE FREE WHITE CHOCOLATES IN THE FRONT! The valet staff was quick and polite. Every staff at this hotel greeted my friends and I everywhere we went.

I AM COMING BACK! Hands freaking down! I partied up at FLUXX and was pretty hammered but I would like to say THANK YOU CHRIS, RODRIGO (Conceirge)  & ANITA (Front Desk Manager) FOR MY EPIC STAY!!!!! love love love love love it!

20/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
224. Jason L.
Spent 3 days and 4 nights here for a conference.

Pros:

Great Staff-- Very helpful. Very informative. And the usual excellence that can be expected from a great hotel name like Hilton.

Great Location-- Right alongside the San Diego convention center, the nightlife of the San Diego Gas Lamp district, and within striking distance of SD Zoo, Balboa Park, a bunch of excellent beaches, and other fantastic bits and pieces of San Diego. Pretty nice place to spend a few days relaxing (er... i mean for a conference). The hotel is very modern looking and modernly furnished, they have lightning fast elevators, and everything smells like daisies here.

Great Room-- Room I was in had two excellent queen-sized beds. Very modern and clean furniture. A 36'' flat screen. A bay/city view (floors ten and up get this I believe). Lots of towels. Two desks. Sparkly clean. And the best of all, the rooms are pretty sound-insulated so you sleep pretty soundly throughout the night.

Great gym-- Don't know if this matters to anyone, but they have a pretty nice fitness facility. About a dozen treadmills and ellipticals for cardio, Two benches, DBs to 50s, a leg press machine, kettlebells to 60s, a buncha fitness mats, a multi-use cable machine.

Restaurant-- In-house restaurants were pretty OK. I ate breakfast at the Vela restaurant on first floor, and dinner at the Odyssey on floor 2. The Breakfast buffets in the Vela were standard stuff, nothing to write home about, and the upstairs Odyssey restaurant was much the same. However, there are hundreds of restaurants within a 5 minute walk if you don't enjoy the venue here.

Ample Parking (but ridiculous... i'll explain later)-- Lots of room in their 5 to 7 story enclosed/attached parking structure.

Cons:

BAD Address--The address they have listed online is actually not the address of the actual hotel... I spent a good 20circling in the wrong direction, and once I called the hotel, I was informed "O... apologies... we've been meaning to get that fixed" WELL FREAKIN' FIX IT GOD DAMMIT. Why would you do that your guests? Ridiculous.

No ventilation in the restroom-- Restrooms did not have a ventilation shaft, so that was a little uncomfortable at times (if you catch what I mean).

No cell phone signal-- Not sure who this would matter to, but there was absolutely no reception, even though I had a 23rd story room outward facing room.

Ridiculous parking-- something like 35 dollars a day? yeah... no joke. You've got to be kidding me. Kinda surprised they didn't ask for me to sign away my first-born as well.

Restaurant-- I left one of those protein blender bottle at the restaurant... came back 10 minutes later and was informed that they had thrown it out... I mean seriously... I'm a guest at your hotel, you would think they would try to be more courteous about other peoples' belongings. This definitely left a rather sour taste in my mouth.

As far as I'm concerned-- Excellent hotel, but for the price and all the extra dings that they made me go through, I'd rather stay somewhere else if I was paying.

21/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
225. Jennifer L.
This is the nicest hotel I've ever been to. The lobby is like wow. Big open area. Simple decor. Ginormous, sparkly...uh... ceiling drapes. Abundant parking. $25 voucher for 50/80-minute massage at the Aquazul Spa. Convenient access to the sophisticated Odysea lounge located right on the lobby level.

So why only a three-star rating?

The lobby is beautiful and the hotel is sitting right on top of the water so it has a pretty good view over the bay. But the view is not all that impressive. Still nice. The nice lobby and view soon become not so important since we don't spend the majority of our time in the hotel or hotel lobby.  

Our room is no better than a room at a Shilo Inn. It does have a 40" flat screen TV with approx 50 channels free for viewing and you can purchase movies and overly advertised adult entertainment. No microwave and no mini fridge. I thought at least one of those is pretty standard.

Parking is an additional $22 per night. You'd think for the price they charge, they'd at least provide their guests with free parking for the duration of their stay.

The hotel is kind of out of the way. There are lots of hotels around here that are within walking distance to the Gaslamp. From here, you have to have a car or take the cab unless a mile hike is your cup of tea to get to civilization. The first time wouldn't be bad. You can enjoy the architectures and modernized nature. :)

01/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
226. sugi o.
Love this Hilton! I am a diamond Hilton member and this is one of my favorite properties in the US. It's huge, new, modern.... There is a spa which was very nice (coupon for hotel guests in the welcome booklet), a gym (gorgeous... brand new equipment, spacious), outdoor heated pool, jacuzzi, starbucks, hotel bar which was nice for pre or post dinner cocktails and an onsite restaurant. self or valet park option (some people are complaining about the parking costs but thats the standard in downtown SD).

love love love the hotel... our new go to hotel in San Diego. Now, if only all the other Hiltons will take note and follow suit...

13/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
227. christine e.
We could not have been happier with our stay here Saturday night! We were suppose to have a reservation here from a "friends and family" discount through a sister hotel, but apparently they never made the reservation when they said they had!

This hotel was very accommodating, especially since it was our 1 yr wedding anniversary and a special celebration.

The rate was very good, especially with the AAA discount. We were on the 28th floor, with a great view! The room was very nicely appointed with modern/contemporary furniture. It was clean and spacious.

The pedestrian bridge was gorgeous at night, and a very easy walk in to the Gaslamp Quarter.

The only problem we had was with the air vents and fan. The room was very stuffy even with it on. We ended up with stuffy noses and extreme thirst all night.

The pool is salt water and large. The front desk staff very friendly and nice.

We will definitely stay here again. They compt the parking due to problems we had with the "other" hotel! How nice. Thank you Matt!

27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
228. Bridgette N.
The downside to our stay at this Hilton were that it took us a REALLY long time to check in and even with several bellman it took even longer to get our luggage to the room. There weren't enough pool chairs for all the guests lounging in the pool area and they did not open the pool bar for food or drinks until after 12pm! The upside to this hotel was the location along the bay, the view was beautiful and we were close enough to everything in the Gaslamp district of San Diego and they are per friendly!

27/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
229. David A.
Hilton, you did it again. I pay $19 for a single razor in your gift shop, but I don't get wash clothes and only a single bar of soap in my bathroom to share between the shower and vanity. I've spent thousands at your hotels and you've become cheap. No longer my preferred hotel chain.

04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
230. Mary D.
Where to begin.....

This is my first Yelp review because I had such a horrific experience at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront (mind you I will most definitely let you know when I have a fantastic experience as well).

Start with check in... When asking the valet for change for a $20, he gave me all fives, and patiently stood there as I continued to load all my bags on the cart.

After waiting 20min to check in (in the Hilton honors line), they checked me in. When Ifinally got to my room, they placed us in a room that was with 2 beds instead of 1. Once I finally got it all straightened out, they gave us a room on a higher floor, yet a worse view (not bayview for 4th of july). They comped our internet, breakfast, and parking which was generous. They even sent up a bottle of champagne for the wedding. That was great.

The following morning, I went to breakfast for the buffet, at Vela. Minus the comped buffet, I ordered a bloody mary. When it came to payong, I forgot my credit card expired three days prior, and I needed to activate my new one. Instead, I gave my waiter, Jorge, a $20 bill. He brought me my change to my $6 something Bloody Mary, owhich was $3 and some change... WAIT! What? How does that make sense. After avoiding my table, 10 minutes later, I finally flagged him down.  Without even lookibg at my check he said oh woops I shorted you $5 im sorry miss. He claimed everypne pays with plastic so cash was essentially foreign to him. Wait... hold on... sir you actually owe me $10.. so he tried to short me twice. (From then on, we walked to the Marriott Marquis for all of our meals. They were fantastic)

After that experience I went to the spa for some bridal party treatments. My massage therapist was a doll. She was polite, friendly, and listened to exactly what I needed. Afterwards,  I went to get my manicure and pedicure. My ladys name was jessica or Jennifer I think.  She was nice, did a good job, but was very forward. She said s ince my sister was having a small wedding, she must not have any friends. When I would talk, she would give responses that indicated she wasnt listening to begin with. Then she would ask me the same question a minute later that I just answered. Weird.

Housekeeping. 2 conditioners no shampoo.... but thanks to the generous lady in the hall who saved us with replacments.

Now if everything preceeding this wasnt enough, that I wrote off as a busy holiday weekend, the departure is what put me over the top to sign up for yelp and write this review. Check out is at noon. At 12:07, my tv would not allow me to check out. So I went downstairs and cheked out. Everything was just dandy. When we tried to leave the self park garage, the attendant told us our room was not comped parking (which I knew was not true). She first told us our room number didnt exist.  Then told us thay there were no notes about comped parking. She told us she we were backing up her line and we had to leave. That she would comp it, contact the front desk, and charge us accordibgly. I explained i didnt want to leave and deal with a later charge. Whwn she saw me looking for her name, Shana, she held out her name badge for me and was like ya my names Shana and pointed out her manager. Her supervisor was useless also and didnt help assist in the situaion whatsoever. She looked at me as if I was trying to lie or hustle her. I asked her if there was someone we could call to figure this out, she told me "ya, obviously, the hotel. I have never experienced someone so unprofessional. You did everything wrong from the playbook of hospitality.

After exiting the garage, I drove back up to the hotel. I spoke to the manager Anita. She was great. I am not lookibg for a quick buck or anything free. I work long hard hours,  just like many of them.  Therefore, our freetime is rare.  All I ask is for manners, respect, honesty, and integrity. Is that too much to ask?

So, Hilton, overally you have a gorgeous hotel.  YET, your establishment is only as good as the fr ont of house associates. They are the face of your hotel. So.. overall.. never again will i go to Hilton.. I will now always choose Marriott

05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
231. Raechel S.
Great location right across from the convention center.  The views were just amazing and the customer service was impeccable.   We needed more towels, and housekeeping came within 10 minutes.   Nothing to complain about, other than the steep parking fees (30 dollars for overnight!)  I would totally recommend this hotel for others.

13/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
232. Juls C.
It did not start out well. They were overbooked the day I tried to check in because of the conference next door. I was apparently perhaps not a major sponsor of the conference. Anyways, they made it up by transferring me to a nearby hotel 9 blocks away at the Hotel Indigo for the night compliments on them, which turned out to be an acceptable replacement hotel though really, I would have preferred just staying at one place. I returned the next day to a room on a high floor with premium views, with a letter of apology, parking and internet fees waived and the works. I would say, this was acceptable to me a compromise, and I commend them for their service, they could not have done better.

The views could not be beat. Looking from the architecture of the building, there has to be views in all directions no matter which room you are in with no hidden black sheep rooms, unless of course, if you were located in the lower floors.

The hotel itself is marvelous, the interiors clean and expectedly hilton-like, but even newer and brighter. The location was unbeatably perfect, right by the water, with direct access to the bay and the embarcadero which allowed me to walk freely for miles and take in the air. It is also a stone's throw away from everything a visitor will need at the Gaslamp District.

Although San Diego downtown is not quite my kind of scene, I have to say the recent construction in the area, and the general pleasantness and livability of this downtown core is to be highly commended. Taking advantage of their location by the bay, their pool, gym, various commendable restaurants, all face the bay. Their service was excellent, super prompt room service and extremely professional. Their housekeeping was also good.

They also have a spa downstairs, and an attached Starbucks if you really need it. Did not like the spartan and unimaginative design of their reception desks, but the lobby, restaurants, public areas were marvelous enough. Light spills into the spaces at every corner, and the multiple extended public terraces offer multiple opportunities to take in the sights without having to buy into any services (ex. restaurants, bars).

Their room service menu was extensive, the food good, though not my style nor particularly creative, but whatever I ordered was well done, presented and of a high quality.

Highly commended from me, making it a wonderful week long stay from an otherwise begrudingly businesslike stale experience. Still one day to go and loving it.

Parking was $25 self park, $35 valet, per day.

16/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
233. Kevin W.
The views are spectacular - just make sure to ask for a room facing the water rather than the city.  The rooms are clean, modern, and medium in size - just cozy with two double beds.  The lobby is majestic and spacious - you don't mind hanging out there rather than just passing through.  Pool is great year round with plenty of seating to lounge around.  There's two higher end bars/restaurants and the FOX Sports Grill for a more casual bar and restaurant.  My advice is to grab drinks at the lobby bar and head to their semi-circle balcony - you'll never want to leave that spot ever for the rest of your life.

The location has some drawbacks - the biggest being the $27 for self-parking (free parking starts around J St and 13th St, although it's a shady area).  There's nothing next door other than another hotel and their own bars and restaurants.  The Gaslamp District and the nearest light rail station is a $10 taxi ride or a 5-block walk (Take a walk across the unique bridge between the parking lot and the ballpark).

The staff was friendly for the most part with a few hitches.  We had a king bed and a wheelie bed the first night despite booking two double beds.  The security department wasn't great at following up on a lost item, which I could see being a problem if the item was more valuable.  There's NO FREE WIFI (FOX Sports Grill has free WIFI), but you get the fee waived if you're a HHonors Silver or higher or an AT&T DSL customer (bring your login).  Room rates are higher, but that's expected for the location and the niceness.

03/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
234. Brian K.
If you plan to stay in San Diego, this is THE hotel to stay in. Having often stayed in San Diego, I have to say that this hotel is the business.

I recommend that you get a room with a North-facing view as high as possible. I was in 2225 and had incredible views of the bay, Coronado, the naval base, Midway, the Gaslamp, and the city. I also had a magnificent view of a firework display in Petco Park. With a basic zzom lens, I could even see planes touch down at the airport .... all from my room.

A short walk from the hotel is the Gaslamp, Seaport village, Midway museum, downtown shopping, and interesting bayfront walks and jogging paths.  Its also a short walk to the commuter train.

The service in the hotel is par excellence, with great food and friendly helpful staff.

And to top it off, there's a Starbuck's in the building. This hotel makes San Diego even better.

10/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
235. Harsh K.
This hotel has fantastic service and great perks for HHonors gold members.  I received a room upgrade to a corner room with 2 views, and every day there was free wifi, a free appetizer at the bar, and free starbucks breakfast and pastry.

The parking is a little steep ( 27 self/ 36 valet), but the location is great and the service is amazing.

I was here for a conference so I'll also mention that the conference snacks were above par though our gala dinner for 900 ppl was a little underwhelming.

11/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
236. Jenn P.
As a loyal fan of Hilton and their hotels, I have to say this is one of the top ones I have stayed at.

The location is awesome. It is right on the water, and very close to shopping and restaurants.

The hotel itself is very nice and the grounds are well kept and clean. They offer valet but also have a structure you can self park in for around $15. The rooms have nice decor and the beds (I believe it's the sweet dreams collection) are awesome.

I was lucky enough to stay at this hotel during the summer, and was able to enjoy the pool. The pool is on the side of the hotel facing the bay, so you can lounge or swim while overlooking the water. Awesome view. They also come around with free yogurt cups for guest from the store located within the hotel.

I also used the fitness center while here and was moderately surprised. It is rather large (compared to most) and has a good handful or cardio and weight machines. The center also overlooks the bay which is nice.

At night I dined at the grill downstairs in the hotel (It was either espn zone or fox sports) The service was great and the food was tasty.

While this hotel can get a little pricey, I would definitely say its well worth it.

19/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
237. Dani C.
I'm giving it three, but I would rather give it 2 1/2 stars. Nothing really stood out about this hotel. It's nice, clean, and close to Seaport Village. Pretty view from our room. No fridge/minibar (not for the drinks, but we could have used the fridge!). We wanted to get room service but it was too expensive. They were really good about moving us when others on our floor were slamming doors, screaming and yelling at 3am. The pool area is really small for such a huge hotel. Every time we tried to go down, it was crowded, even at 9pm. Hotels.com didn't tell us about the parking fee per night, so that was a shocker. $30 a night to park your car in their parking structure. All in all I have no reason to stay there again unless I find another deal. It's a basic hotel with no above and beyond.

08/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
238. Darren S.
I've been to the Hilton Bayfront for a conference, was able to walk it and experienced their catering.  

The conference room are still looking new and beautiful.

The outdoor areas, lobby and view to and from are great.

As far as hotel conference food goes, it was respectable.  It was finger foods like chicken satay with peanut sauce and bacon wrapped scallops.  

Until future Comic-con and more conference opportunities come up to sway me, the Bayfront remains a solid conference venue.

26/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
239. Carrie O.
Stayed here for 2 nights in late June. A mixed experience...some really good things about the hotel, but some things I am unhappy with.

Positives:
- We were able to check in earlier than expected (about 2.5 hours early). We asked for a high floor room and were accommodated, but then asked if we wanted a room with a better view for a small amount more per night. So, very thankful for the front desk person for offering.

- The view from the room was amazing.

- Having a Starbucks right outside the hotel was a lifesaver one morning (part of the reason why we decided to book this hotel for our vacation)

- The restaurant and bar were nice. Good customer service. We were able to sit outside near the bar and watch the sunset (very nice)

The not so good:
- The room was small. I understand that it's San Diego and the price for the room was comparable to any other hotel in the surrounding area, but it was small - even for two people.

- Housekeeping was a huge issue while we were there. We left for the morning, while we were gone, housekeeping obviously (or supposedly) cleaned. The bathroom didn't even look like it had been cleaned. It just looked like they provided new towels and that was it. This was a huge surprise to us when we came back since the first day when we checked in, the room had a VERY strong bleach smell that we had to hold our breaths while in the bathroom.

- My boyfriend went to address the housekeeping issue with the front desk to see if anything could be solved. His concern was dismissed and was consistently asked if we wanted more towels....NO, we wanted the room to be cleaned. We both expected more especially from this type of establishment.

- Checkout was a fiasco too. We were asked how our stay was and again addressed the issue of housekeeping. The front desk person looked like she could have cared less what we said.

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
240. James B.
The location is great, it's right on the water overlooking a the San Diego Harbor. The decor is clean and modern, though it's a bit crowded in the lobby. The downstairs bar is decent but the outdoor bar patio is where it's at. Don't bother with the in house restaurants, they don't compare to the surrounding restaurants in the East Village and/or Gaslamp district.

The pool area is a tad small for my liking and the drinks a far too expensive. While staying there I was able to see the Dole cargo ship/barge docked in the harbor - that was pretty cool. The ship was unloading containers full of bananas.

Other than the great view and a place to rest your head, it's an underwhelming experience. If you have the dough, try a boutiquier hotel.

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
241. Taffany H.
LOVE this hotel. The service is super friendly and courteous. The rooms are specious and well decorated with taste. The hotel is situated right by the Marina and the view is breath-taking.

Would love love love to stay here again--it's like a mini vacation in a place where the summer seems so eternal.

14/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
242. Colleen C.
I've not stayed here, but i have attended events here, and the place is just beautiful. Very well attended, the banquet facilities are lovely, catering is actually pretty decent, and the hotel staff are all exceptionally helpful. The valet guys are great too! I really do love going to events at this hotel, and will recommend it to those who I know visiting from out-of-town.

22/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
243. Janice W.
My wife & I stayed last weekend in what was supposed to be a nice' romantic weekend getaway.  Booked a room with "a view" overlooking Bay Bridge.  We were all ready to sit on balcony & enjoy the view & each other!  When we arrived at hotel it was packed with some kind of youth convention!  There was no quiet romance to be found with the yelling in the hall in the wee hours of the morning.  There was no balcony and there was no view...oh we saw the Bay Bridge alright, along with the industrial parking lot.  I am a Hilton frequent guest presidents club or whatever it's called, but was told at front desk that didn't matter when occupancy high ... In other words forget what I was told when I booked this crapy room, which was extremely small by the way and the towels in bathroom didn't even match.  The amenities were lacking and there wasn't a robe or slippers in closet.  Not my idea of a nice romantic getaway hotel.  If that's what you want go to Coronado and stay at Lowes.  We were extremely disappointed with the entire stay, from check in to check out.  We'll never return!  Oh, and the staff...yea...not friendly, not nice, not understanding and not accommodating!

10/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
244. Carlito B.
It is worth every penny. Stayed there overnight; 1 night. If you've got a special request (i.e. anniversary, special night, etc.) just let the front know as you are making the reservation. Don't use hotels.com for this; call the property direct - much better service; and suprisingly cheaper (it was for me). Super clean room; awesome view of Coronado. Bellmen getting you cab were polite and helpful. Perfectly located near Gaslamp. Advice: If you drive in, simply park and walk the whole time you're there.

21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
245. Diane S.
Came here with my girls for an all girls get away weekend. The hotel itself was nice, clean rooms, nice amenities, friendly staff except for when we checked in. My friend forgot her printout with our confirmation number on it. Instead we tried to show Jennifer from Singapore the number on the phone and she just stared at it as if she had no idea what to do with it and would not believe that was our number was ours.

Besides our check in experience  the hotel met all our expectations.

06/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
246. Mike S.
A very modern, clean hotel with excellent customer service.

12/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
247. Miko C.
I've stayed at the Hilton Bayfront on two different occasions, so this review combines my two experiences.

To start, I love this hotel. Location, location, location. How can you beat looking out over the bay from your room, to going out and within minutes enjoying the restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp.  

Both times that I stayed here I had a great view of the water. It is such a gorgeous view that you will never want to close the shades. Bed was nice and comfy, which was perfect after long days and nights.

They have service down to an art. From them valet, to check in, to room service....it's all impeccable. Everyone is super friendly and they are very attentive.

After two great stays here, hands down, I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else if I needed a hotel in this part of San Diego!

15/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
248. Jeannie G.
Nice hotel but had an unfortunate experience with an employee after I got out of the pool. I wanted to dry off and thought the locker room would be the logical place to do this. So this guy screams at me, "Don't go in there, mam." Then a second time, DON'T GO IN THERE MAM1 YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP FIRST!" New to the place, I didn't know what he was talking about and generally try to ignore people who talk to me so disrespectfully. "I'M ABOUT TO CALL SECURITY," he yelled. Geez, let's overreact a little. So I went to "sign up" and was informed that it would cost $10 to use the locker room. Forget it. $10 to use a locker room? That's why this hotel gets 2 stars,

14/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
249. David B.
San Diego Hilton Bayfront

Wow. This is a hotel. The architecture is stunning, staff is friendly and curtious.  the location is central but not inundated with random passers-by ( *cough* Del Coronado *cough*), the Valet here was also very prompt and had my bags to my room in 20 minutes. The hotel is located on the Promenade of the San Diego Bay, take it north and you will come into  Seaport Village, an eclectic collection of souvenir shops. Its also right next to Petco Park and the Gaslamp district.

The Fox Sports Grill is downstairs here and let me tell you first hand, they saved my life, twice. You see I was very, very hungover ( I was attending a Wedding at the Del Coronado the night before) and their Turkey Club brought me back to life. The next night, after 10.5 hours at Seaworld ( Woot woot!) their Cheddar-Avocado-Burger-o-Goodness also brought me back to life. The staff was very friendly and attentive, my drinks never went dry and I chatted with them one on one about the city and living here, All Top Notch people.

The room had a great view of the bay from the 10th floor  and we saw fireworks from the San Diego Symphony and Sea world on Sunday night. Thats pretty cool. It was very clean and can't wait to stay here again. Checkout was easy on the TV. Valet had our car in 15 minutes on a very busy morning.

13/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
250. ChickaPea P.
DISAPPOINTED w/ the lack of fluidity between the online order system and the actual hotel. I set up a special reservation for my mom who is sadly mourning the loss of her father this year. With that said I wanted to make her visit extra special so via their online system I ordered cheese, champagne, and strawberries along with an upgraded room. Welp come to find out that I also had to fax them (yes fax , isn't it 2013?) a credit card approval to segregate the costs on my card, and even after all that...guess what?! OH and I also called that morning to verify.....so guess what?? NOTHING when she got there..NOTHING!!! I had to then call AGAIN (now on my 3rd call w/ them) and speak w/ the front desk and the banquet people to finally CONFIRM that this stuff was being sent to her room. I mean everyone on the phone was nice and fast but really it took ALL this to make a few special things happen. Sadly they couldn't even offer her the upgraded room  so in the end I am not sure what is up w/ this place and why in 2013 their online system and the front desk aren't more in synch. This was just too much leg work..I feel like if the two systems can't "talk" then just say CALL the hotel. Although when I called the hotel I was told I can only do those upgrades online... Too much stress on Christmas Eve but my mommas is worth it, so I hope they fix their system.

24/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
251. Bonnie H.
This place would be perfect if not for the HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

But first, the good: what you'd expect from a 5-star hotel.

My husband, his parents and myself stayed here midweek in mid-October on vacation and it was a wonderful treat - we booked our stay of 2 rooms for 3 nights ENTIRELY with my husband's airline miles! It was a big bonus to be staying at such a nice hotel for free, excluding the $27/night parking fee.

The hotel is beautiful and grand, as would be expected. The location was superb. Though we weren't given the "best" view (not that we required that at all), our rooms were astounding. We got a great view of the bridge leading to Coronado and the bay was just serene to look at, even with the constant marine fog.

We were just a hop away from the Gaslamp District, and while walking over for a casual stroll was just a hair too far, it was always fun driving through the area while on our way to do touristy things (Sea World, San Diego Zoo, etc.).

The rooms were nice, spacious and clean, and I loved that the bathrooms were the same. On a side note, the one detail that I really appreciated in the bathroom was that the shower head would not automatically engage when you turned the water on. Even if you pulled the plug that would route the water from the bath to the shower, the water would only come out through the bath faucet first, preventing you from burning or icing yourself unexpectedly. Good job, Hilton.

The gym was decent. Small, but it had a plethora of machines and I liked that they had complimentary fruit, though it was just your basic apples and oranges. No pun - I meant that literally. However, I LOVED that they had free shots of acai outside, though. That went above and beyond my expectations.

The pool and hot tub were amazing. I was surprised that there hardly anyone was taking advantage of the amenities, but it made it our own intimate playground.

There was a $10 burger and brew special going on during happy hour at the in-house restaurant downstairs, which the other 3 took advantage of. (I went off to visit an old college friend that night.) They praised the deliciousness of the burger and the craft beer, and that is one thing that I was sad to have missed.

The stay here really was pretty wonderful and you couldn't help but feel special and fancy while residing at this Hilton...

...until you had to interact with any human element.

Good god. I do NOT think I'm being too high-maintenance in expecting top-notch customer service at an establishment like that. Granted, maybe they weren't HORRID, but to be completely SUB-PAR at a 5-star is mind-boggling.

When we arrived, the guy at the front desk checked us in for ONE room. My husband went to do this while I dealt with unloading our suitcases and figuring out where to park the car. When he came back, I noticed that we were missing our whole second room...which wasn't my husband's fault because why would he assume they'd f-up like that?

Yes, sorry, my angry tone is pretty obvious, but I'm not upset because a mistake was made. I'm upset because once we went back to the front desk guy to point out his error, he refused to acknowledge it, and tried to convince us that this was how the reservation was made. Untrue, of course.

After standing there and waiting while he unsuccessfully tried the first few times to relocate our reservation, he FINALLY discovered it...and THEN made the excuse that my husband's name was what threw him off. My husband has one of those "first two names" deal, but seriously...that was a poor excuse for the employee's incompetence. Again, it wasn't that he just made an honest mistake, it was that he was just so freaking obstinate about it.

Later on, I wandered off downstairs by myself, and I got a little lost trying to find my way back up to my room. There were apparently two sets of elevators I wasn't aware of when I walked down, and I didn't notice the second set that actually would take me to my floor. I located someone in a Hilton uniform, and even though he looked like he was more maintenance than hospitality staff, I thought he'd be able to help me out, no problem.

This guy stared at me like I was stupid as he rudely pointed and curtly replied, "Over there." Again, I hadn't realized there was a second set of elevators, so I was a bit confused and I asked him again how to get to my room. Then he GLARED at me and pointed again. I then just backed off and walked in that direction, realizing only then what he meant. Sure, I was a little spatially incapacitated then, but there's no reason for the blatant condescension I experienced.

My last point is the reason I will never stay at this hotel again. EVERY FREAKING MORNING as early as 8AM, some girl BANGED on our door because she was conducting a survey on behalf of the Hilton. Okay, I don't remember exactly what she wanted, but IT WAS BLOODY EARLY AND I WAS STILL ASLEEP!!!

Gah, I'm out of complaining space.

Nice hotel, but will NEVER stay again!

15/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
252. Ben C.
I'm rating this hotel 4 stars because it was clean, had great views, is within walking distance of the San Diego convention center and the historic Gaslamp District.

I did not give it 5 stars because it was not a great value for the price (and Wi-Fi was not free). I ordered sorbet from room service and it was $12 + $4 (in-room dining charge) + 20% gratuity and it wasn't even very good.

Pros: Onsite Starbucks, salt water pool, excellent views, comfortable beds and modern decor.

Cons: Expensive and a bit noisy with the trains nearby.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
253. Stephanie H.
We only stayed at this hotel for one night so I'm sure we missed a lot of the amenities. It's location is perfect for any downtown activity. Across the street from petco park and gas lamp and next door to the convention center. You can walk everywhere. We had a view overlooking the bay (not bridge view) and it was gorgeous. We had dinner and watched a game at the Fox sports west restaurant at the hotel and the food was delicious but the drink prices were crazy! $14 for a Cadillac margarita of which I had 3 and didn't know the price till the bill came.  The pool area is modern and fun. The only downfall for us was that we were there while they were having some youth convention and there were 3000 loud and disruptive teenagers EVERYWHERE!!!!! Definitely could have done without that. There were also a couple of hairs left in the shower from someone with long brown hair (I'm blonde). Housekeeping could use a little attention to detail. The $28 self parking fee is a bit outlandish but expected.Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return.

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
254. Bia N.
This place gets my two thumbs up!

First off, most Hilton hotels are pretty nice and conveniently located. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and customer service is great!

I would definitely stay there again on my next trip to SD.

Have a great day... :)

05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
255. Megan M.
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront was an overall nice hotel.  The rooms were kept clean, as was the rest of the hotel.  The pool outside was very nice looking, but the prices for drinks by the pool were a bit high in comparison to other similar hotels.  The restaurant on the inside (Vela?)  was very pricey for a breakfast, the buffet was around $25, a continental buffet was around $20, and a glass of OJ was $4.  I'm sorry but that's way to much for a breakfast.  Also, you had to pay for wireless in the room, for as much as those rooms cost wifi should be free.  It just seemed like everything was a bit pricey in this hotel.  The view from my hotel room was very nice and it was walking distance to the convention center and the gaslamp quarter of San Diego which was nice also.  Overall it was a pretty good hotel.

16/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
256. Javier R.
It's a great location if you want to stay in downtown enjoy the Bay and/or go to the ball park.  

My two complaints are the staff can be a little snobby at times and the elevators are slow when it's busy.  But overall, it's not a nice place...especially if you get a rate from Priceline!

01/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
257. Joshua G.
The Bayfront was very nice.  We upgraded our room for $40 a night more and got a great view of the water and Coronado Island and we got two days worth of FREE Starbucks and 15% off the Fox Sports grill which is located on the same grounds as the Hotel.  Only downfall is that you have to pay for parking, $27 a day.  Don't understand why, since we have to park our car somewhere.  

Staff members were great and helpful.

30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
258. Moose L.
Stayed here on business (convention).

I have to say, I may switch to Marriott after several business stays with Hilton.  One of my colleagues is getting TWO FREE NIGHTS vis a vis Marriott Rewards for this trip.  I got TWO FREE BOTTLES OF WATER.  

The hotel itself it nice, clean, comfy and the service is friendly.  But, I will say the logistics of getting to the Starbucks every morning is a little inconvenient.  You have to go outside - there is no entry from inside the hotel - and in March, it's kind of cold here.  

Also, even though its "right next to the convention center", the convention center is 5 city blocks long and most of the events occur at the end opposite of the Hilton.  That necessitated some long walks following some long days on my feet.  

Finally, at 10pm one night, I wanted a snack.  No such luck.  I had to either belly up to the bar at one of the crazy crowded restaurants for an appetizer, or walk all the way to Gaslamp (and who knows what the closest store is to pick up a snack).  I went to bed hungry.  But I did have my two bottles of bottled water!

29/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
259. Clare L.
I stayed here last November. I did like the look of the hotel I had a corner room with ocean view, I flew in late so I just hit the hay only to be wakened at 3am with a huge fight in the room across from me spilling out into the corridor it took security about 10 minutes to get to the scene...Hilton never apologized or anything....the gym is brilliant and looks out onto the pool, I got a several body treatments in the spa but the facilities are very basic but my treatments were good. They have Starbucks on property and very close to the gas lamp which is a blessing as the food in this hotel is terrible, the sports bar looks great but the place is freezing and I couldn't eat the food, I tried the bar next to the lobby the food was so bad I sent it back, the guys I was with wouldn't eat it either also the Martinis were good but they were so small you need about 3 of them to make a regular pour. Would I stay here again...yes for the location, cleanliness and great staff just would stay away from the food & beverage.

17/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
260. Ines J.
I found the hotel really nice and well located. However, I should have checked that this Hilton was a "go-to" place for conferences.
The room was big and clean. The location of the hotel was perfect, right next to the water and the Gaslamp District. The few faults I found in the hotel were: the A/C was not working properly, so in turn it made the room stuffy. Maintenance did come in and fix it, however, I felt that it still wasn't working properly. Breakfast was not included, but you could go and spend $24 on a breakfast buffet, which I found outrageously expensive. Also, for the amount of money spent on the hotel room, there was no free internet...that is absurd.

30/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
261. Sam R.
NIce, New, Clean and great location!!

Gaslamp and Padres home is walking distance from here. Coronado is a short Cab or ferry ride away!

In-room dining is made simple and quick. Has few other places.... Starbucks, Fox Sports bar and grill and Velo.

Rooms get plenty of natural lighting. They also have very comfortable desk chairs too!!

Parking: Valet or Self-park.

Would i come back....Oh Yes!!

16/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
262. Josh B.
Another very beautiful property with great proximity to downtown and the Gaslamp. I enjoyed the stay and recommend the hotel

23/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
263. Lynn E.
I spent 2 nights at the hilton bayfront April 4-6 with my husband to celebrate my birthday and from the begining the troubles began upon checking in I decided to take a bath so when I ran the water the cap on the bath tub kept falling off and exposed all this rust then when I tried to use the water stopper the water stopper cap pulled off not to mention their as still someone's used hair brush on the counter. I hate complaining especially considering it was my birthday weekend so I decided to just ignore it .the following day I decided to head to the pool thinking this day would go better I sat at one of the chairs and decided to order some food well that was a huge mistake the waitress at the pool passed me by several times without so much of an acknowledgement I had to get her attention just to get a menu and she decided that chatting up her coworkers at the bar would be more interesting when I decided to get her attention again she brought over the menu with an attitude the whole time she served me it was her making faces . I'm sorry but for a hotel that is supposed to be so good was soooo incredibly disappointing. Thank you hilton bayfront for souring what was supposed to be a nice weekend. As a hilton honors member I can honestly say this is the last time I will visit this hotel. For spending over 700 dollars that took me awhile to save to visit ur hotel it was such a let down

09/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
264. Linda Z.
I stayed here for 2 nights during Comic-Con and loved it. There are many things to like about this hotel, and some things that kind of make you shrug.

Starting from check-in, I have to say that Jorge was AWESOME. Beyond awesome. This is a guy that knows how to do his job and make the guests feel special. I had booked my stay only that morning via the Hilton Honors website, so my special little 'perks' hadn't been processed yet. Jorge took care of it right away and got me set up with a room.

As for the room? Comfortable, clean, GREAT view of the convention center and harbor. Strangely enough, I heard the trains louder in this hotel than I did in the Gaslamp Hilton last year, and that hotel is much closer to the tracks that the Bayfront.

Getting in and out of the hotel was a bit odd. If I took the elevator down to the lowest level, it dumped me out on the bay side and I'd have to go back up one floor and take the escalator down again to exit on the garage side to get to the convention center. If there was an easier way to do it, I didn't see it. I just had to get used to taking the elevator to the lobby floor instead of the ground floor. At least this hotel allows you to choose between self-parking and valet parking. Self parking was $27 and Valet was $37 per day. Pricey, but that's the way it is in San Diego.

02/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
265. Josh T.
The location is the only thing good about this hotel. Conveniently located right next to Petco Park and the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego, I was originally drawn to this hotel because of the advertised activities for the kids over Labor Day weekend. The pool was nice and even had a separate area for the little ones including a pool slide. I booked a "bay/city view room and what I got was a 10th floor south view of a large, noisy cargo ship and a lot of concrete. If i pressed my face against the window and cranked my neck, I could see a little water to the west, but it was hardly what I would call a bay view.  And the shower was a disaster. The faucet was broken so that when the shower was on, water from the tub spout continued to run right down the drain. California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront is wasting who knows how many hundreds (thousands?) of gallons every day because they are too cheap to replace a $30 part in their bathrooms? I had to call down and get extra towels every morning because they only provide 3 bath towels to use, and they take the ones you leave hanging up. I waited over an hour on Sunday morning for them to deliver 1 towel. Oh, and the remote control to the TV didn't work either. I paid $269 per night and I have stayed in nicer Best Westerns than this place. You have a lot of options when staying in downtown San Diego... I suggest you look elsewhere.

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
266. Charlie R.
Stayed here for a convention. The group I was with always picks great hotels. This was no exception. Nice big rooms, beautiful building, very very clean, and in a great spot. Walking distance to Petco park, Gaslamp area, ferry to Coronado Island, convention center, and the USS Midaway. Meeting spaces are large and very nice. The food served from the hotel during our meetings was really good. Staff was as nice as any hotel I have been to. I could go on and on, but if this place is in your price range, look no further.

10/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
267. Tibet M.
Great location and facilities, but the rest leaves a lot to be desired. We arrived at 11:30 AM, and were told our room will be ready by 3 PM. When we checked again at 2:30 PM, the cleaning person said she is going to lunch and it will take her another 30 minutes when she returns. That would make it 3:30 PM. We went back to the reception, and found there are many other rooms available but they are just keeping us waiting (this was also indicated by the cleaning person.

Other problems: No refrigerator in the room; room temperature can only be adjusted between 72 and 74.  Previous customer's phone voicemail was not cleared and still accessible. We had to call room service several times for missing towels and shampoo. The water was very hard, and not conditioned. The kiddie pool slides attendant was not always there during the said hours.

10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
268. Marcia S.
Nice hotel with a great location.  We are very devoted to the Hilton family, so we stay here when the government pays for it.  I'd always choose a Homewood Suites or Hampton Inn over a standard Hilton, but we had a great stay nonetheless.  I minus a star for parking fees, no free breakfast, and no free internet.  

Everything here is new, rooms are clean, and there are lots of elevators.  There is also a bridge that crosses over Harbor Drive so your drunk ass can return from the Gaslamp safely.

30/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
269. Donna B.
I gave this Hilton 3 starts only because it was clean and in a good location.  I really wanted to give them a 2!  I have to agree with a previous reviewer who expected more, especially considering the price.  

I was here recently for a Convention.  The Hilton was the "convention hotel," but was sold out before I could get a room.  Since I was traveling alone, I preferred being at the assigned hotel, so I booked a room on my own for a rate that was $200 more per night than the other conventioneers.  While I was willing to live with that for the sake of convenience, I did expect that when I checked in, I would have at least been given a AAA or AARP discount. The desk clerk was young and appeared new on the job, so he went into the GM's offce to request if he could offer me some kind of discount. He slunk back in and said because they were full (with convention goers paying MUCH less than me), that they would not be able to offer me a reduction on my already exorbitant rate. The new guy did, however, give me a corner room since I was paying so much to stay there, so I did have a wonderful view.  

Little did I know that because I Valet Parked my car upon arrival, I would be charged $40/night, even though my car never left the garage.  

When I got to the room, I was shocked to learn there was no mini-bar or fridge at all.  The room was comfortable enough, but I've stayed in much better places for much less a night.  Additionally, it took until 7:00 for the hotel wireless and internet connections to be in working order.  That left me away from email and work for 4 hours.

I decided to stay in my first night and watch a movie on demand.  I paid the ridiculous charge or $16.95 and chose my movie.  During the two hour movie, the signal hesitated or stopped at least 15 times, and that was just from when I started keeping track.  

The room service was good, but the pizza I ordered tasted like lavosh bread with a can of tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni.  To make things worse, the food we had at the convention banquet was downright awful.  I blame the planners of our event a little for the bad choice of short ribs for dinner.  However, the hotel should have convinced them that something more "normal"  should be considered.  In addition, my tablemate ordered a vegetarian meal, and waited almost 90 minutes to get her dinner.  That is inexcusable!  While the banquent manager was apologetic, there should have never been a delay between regular and vegetarian meals.

When I checked out, I told the desk clerk about my movie experience, and he did remove it from my bill.  When I told him I was less than impressed with my stay, he offered to buy me a cup of coffee at Starbuck's to try and make it better.  Really?  A cup of coffee???  

If you go to San Deigo and absolutely insist being on the water, I suggest you choose the Marriott.  The Hilton doesn't seem to be too concerned about customer satisfaction.  Or better yet, stay at the Del Coronado and experience history and customer service.

21/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
270. Nicole S.
Great hotel. I actually liked the breakfast at "Vela", the restaurant in the hotel. It was a little pricey but if you are hungry enough you can make it worth the money.

10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
271. Hema K.
Awesome location, secluded from rest of Gaslamp hotels.  My friend got a good deal for the 4th of July weekend.  Parking was convenient.  Closer to airport and convention center.  Room was clean, spacious.  They use Crabtree & Evelyn for bathroom products.  Room service is tad slow which is understandable considering the busy holiday weekend.  

Though the outdoor patio seating with fire-pit  is awesome, I wouldn't recommend dining at Fox grill unless you are ok with super slow service.

Great view from the hotel if you step out from Odysey[?sp?] liquid bar.  Would prefer staying here for future SD visits!

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
272. Reyna D.
After waiting in line for a long check in. I guess I would have given them a better rating if they had not checked us in to a room with a broken toilet. Than all the hassle of going down for the new cards and having to stand by while they decide what room to put us in again. Pricing for parking is a hefty FEE.

28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
273. Tim F.
Huge fan of this hotel.

Great large rooms, with ultra comfortable beds, with great views of the bay as well. Although it is a little pricey, sometimes you get what you pay for.

The gym is awesome, with the latest Precor equipment.  The gym opens at 5:30 am and although they have close to 40 or so machines, you can expect  that they will all be occupied by 6 am.  

The restaurant downstairs for breakfast is really good, complete with a full oatmeal bar! Top your steel cut oatmeal with all ifferent types of fruits, nuts and other toppings.  Good stuff

Room was always clean and check in and check out was a breeze.  Would stay here again!

18/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
274. Keith R.
So for a new hotel , the attention to detail is sadly lacking. There was an empty cocktail glass left on the window ledge in the hallway outside our room when we checked in, needless to say when we checked out it was still there, even though our room was directly opposite the chamber maids supply room and there were passing by throughout the day. Also further down the corridor , on the carpet was a dried , moldy mess of fruit that had obviously tipped out of someones glass, again this was still there 2 days later and no-one could be bothered to pick it up.

Parking is stupidly expensive at $40 a night for valet and to top it off the valet took a set of keys belonging to another car out of the console in the car we parked and never bothered to return them. When I called they did not offer to return them to us so we have another trip down to downtown San Diego to collect them. Just not good enough.

In future I will spend my money elsewhere

16/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
275. Jared P.
Stayed here for a padres game, was upgraded to the hospitality suite!  2 room plus dining and large living room!  1,500 square feet all for $50 more than a standard room!  Always ask what upgrades are available and for the love of all that's holy become a Hhonors member!

21/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
276. Mathew J.
This is a marvelous hotel. Every time I stay at a hotel in a city I try to stay at a Hilton, but when in San Diego I always stay here. This is a great luxury hotel with great service, and a wonderful view.

17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
277. Anna L.
Location, Location, Location.  For a business traveler not renting a car, convenience to food and bars while being close to the convention center is key.   I looked at the maps. I choose here.   It seemed like a good idea idea at the time.  And really this is a fail on my part for choosing well poorly, and not a fault of the actual hotel, however young grasshopper learn from my mistake.

The hotel, nice.  The workers, nice.  The entry way, nice.  The room, nice.  Nothing to write home about really.   It is a Hilton and they lived up to all the other Hilton's that I have stayed at.

The hotel really is tucked into a corner.  It is surrounding by shipping docks, the convention center, and a busy road.  There is a walk way over the road but it is hike to all the food/shop of SD not associated with the Hilton.  If I were doing it again, I would stay at the Marriot (on the other side of the convention center) or the Omni (across the street from the convention center).  From my point of view, doing a lot of walking past these hotels, they offered what the Hilton did not. easy access to everything.

03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
278. Tricia M.
As a San Diego native, I like to take "staycations" and check out the hotels in our fair city.  When we got there, it was a bit of a madhouse, but the staff handled everything so smoothly it was barely noticable.  Our room looked over the expanse of the San Diego Bay and the Bay Bridge which was breathtaking!    We adjourned to the pool area and had a cocktail and enjoyed the beautiful view and firepit.   Overall, the room was great, the food was beautiful, it was within walking distance to the Gaslamp District and Petco Park, and the heart of the service that went into everything we experienced was noticable.  We only stayed overnight, but felt like we were gone for a week!  I guess the only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is the cost of the valet parking....ouch (but less than getting on a plane!)!  Other than that... beautiful job!

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
279. Lynn S.
This is a nice newer hotel in San Diego.  I've stayed here a few times for business and the hotel has been comfortable and good.  There are a few restaurants on-site that can cover you for breakfast.  

What I don't like about this hotel is that it is more removed from the Gaslamp Quarter than other hotels in the area so if you want to go somewhere you usually have to drive.  Not such a big deal but also not centrally located.

17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
280. Megan L.
Really nice hotel! Stayed here on business and had a really enjoyable experience.

Right on the water, steps from the Gaslamp quarter and the convention center, nice rooms and good room service.

This is a REALLY busy hotel...the lobby was all pandemonium all the time. Service was fantastic all the way through, even at peak busy periods.

All in all I highly recommend!

16/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
281. Karen R.
OMG great location!  The hotel is beautiful and not as expensive as you would expect it to be.  The parking attendant in the evenings is rather rude but the rest of the staff is friendly and helpful.  We can't wait to go back again.

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
282. C B.
This was really the ideal hotel location for Comic-Con. Pricey, sure; but what you pay for with the room, you save by not having to valet-park, and it's easy walking to the convention center. I feel almost as though I won the lottery by getting this one.

But I must also comment on the service and the people working here. Whenever I had a question at the front desk, I'd get an easy answer. When I had a concern with my bil where I was double-charged for parking, I asked about it and they didn't argue with me; they just took it right off. Most hotels wouldn't do that, I don't think.

Yes, there is the issue of cost, and that is VERY high... but... like I said, you get what you pay for. The room was comfortable, bathtub might be a little bit bigger, but you can't win 'em all. I'd definitely stay here again if the opportunity comes up.

Oh, and warning: If you're staying here for Comic-Con, there is only ONE road that will take you all the way down to Park. I think it was Front St., but check a map to be sure.

25/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
283. Henry M.
Not a bad stay. Could have been closer to the convention center but that's my fault--should have paid attention. Got upgraded (for a modest fee) to a room with "a better view" ... the better view turned out to be a view of a Dole container ship being unloaded. I suppose I need to know where pineapples came from. Convenient to most everything. Room service worked. No complaints.

12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
284. Tehmin L.
It's a nice hotel and good location if you are heading to the Padres game as it is just a footbridge walk over to Petco.  Rooms are nice and spacious with views of the bay.  There is a Starbucks downstairs for you coffee people.  One downside is that it is kind of a far walk if you are heading to Gaslamp.

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
285. Adolfo M.
The pool at this place is awesome and I heard they are going to be re-doing the bar area to make it more resort like with seats facing the water. Looking forward to that.

25/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
286. Pratiksha P.
Do not stay here. I don't mind paying money where I receive the service I paid for. This place is not what you pay for. Take your money somewhere

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
287. Mike B.
Has been a fantastic stay so far. The downsides are (of course) the price, and also surprisingly the lack of some services.

Tried to use the pool at 5:40am today, fitness center people said it opened at six, used it anyways and nobody complained.

The restaurants are expensive, the parking is expensive. Eat out at the within-walking-distance gas lamp district.

Having a starbucks (only open until 6pm?) and a froyo place on site is pretty nice though. Would really like to see free decent wifi somewhere on the property though, the starbucks and fox grill have poor signals.

02/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
288. Natasha A.
What kind of hotel charges guests for parking?!?!  I've never experienced that before and $27 per night is extreme in my opinion.  You would think that Hilton would buy enough land to have their own parking free for guests.  The rooms are plain and small, just regular hotel rooms with nothing special about them.  They charge for wifi which is pretty standard.  If you want a fridge or a rollaway bed there's charges for that too, and there's no microwave in the rooms.

The lobby looks really beautiful, but this place is not worth the price.  Its a $5 taxi ride into Gaslamp which is very convenient, but I'd try the Hard Rock next time.  Won't be staying here ever again.

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
289. Marisa M.
This hotel is amazing, absolutely stunning!

My husband's company held a large conference here during the week of the most perfect January weather ever (good planning on their part - hotel & weather). I jumped at the chance to stay at this fantastic place and explore San Diego, while he sat in conferences. Nee-ner-nee-ner.

The hotel is sleek and contemporary. The views of downtown SD, the Gaslamp District, the Embarcadero, Coronado, the Bay & the bridge are the best in the area. The Hilton Bayfront also hosts three restaurants (Vela, Odysea and Fox Sports Grill), one cafe (Bay Breeze) off the pool and a Starbucks, as well as a spa (Spa Aquazul). Thumbs up for Vela, thumbs down for Starbucks.

At check-in, you'll receive the following coupons:
* 15% off food at Fox Sports Grill
* 15% off dinner at Vela
* $25 off a 50- or 80-min. spa service or $5 off a group fitness class at Spa Aquazul.

We had a Guest Room on the south-east corner of the 21st floor. The room was packed with windows boasting goose-bump-inducing views. The beds were uber comfy. My complaints:
* no fridge
* teeny bathroom
* scratchy towels
* no free WiFi ($13.95 daily for basic, $15.95? for premium), although there was free WiFi at the Fox Sports Grill.

The parking garage was also sparkling and new, though its prices were a little steep: $25/night for self-parking, $35/night for valet. Tip: There's direct access to the hotel from the garage's second floor. Parking on the third floor or higher will save your car a few potential dings!

Having never been to downtown San Diego before (stuck in the OC bubble!), I found it really easy to get around from the hotel. The Gaslamp District is only a short walk; aside from the strange men trying to buy me drinks, I felt relatively safe hoofing it by myself. I also trekked along the Embarcadero to Seaport Village. I would NOT recommend a female doing this by herself. It appears some parts of the Embarcadero/Marina area did not receive the same amount of attention during the area's revitalization (read: it's not safe).

Great hotel, highly recommended.

19/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
290. Jason G.
Perfect in many ways.  The staff were extremely nice and helpful.  The room was one of the quietest we have ever stayed in.  The beds were very comfortable.  Drinks at Odysea were creative and fun.  The pool has a great view, bar next to it, and a live band was playing poolside.  For how upscale this place is, it's amazingly kid-friendly.  They had a separate kid check-in at which our daughter got her own little goodie bag.  Each day they have 6 or so events for kids.  The yogurt shop and Starbucks on site were added perks that added to the enjoyment for all.  Just a short walkable bridge from The Gaslamp.  Highly recommended.

19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
291. L C.
We got upgrade for free. Nice view from our bedroom. This hotel is convenient to convention center, gaslamp district and we also walked from our hotel to the seaport village and uss midway museum. Room is right to the size. Restroom is clean. Definitely will come back.

30/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
292. Sharon V.
I went here for a kick off event with Team in Training / Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) last week. While I've used the parking garage to attend ball games, I've never actually been inside the hotel. I was very impressed with all the modern decor of this hotel - so much, I'm actually considering a stay here while I attend a conference here this week.  Of course, there's a Starbucks onsite for those that need their fix while here so an extra bonus.

Ballroom we had was probably larger than we really needed but coming from someone who organizes a lot of corporate events, it's probably better than not having enough space. To get to the room, you had to take a series of escalators which made access not easy or straight forward but you eventually found your way.  I'm not sure if Hilton comped the ballroom to LLS since they are a non-profit organization raising money to cure blood related cancers such as leukemia--but I would give them major props if they did.

Parking garage was packed and even with everyone flooding the exits all at once, I got out of the garage very quickly and it was painless. Parking spots are narrow but you expect that they'll maximize the amount of spots available in the garage.

Overall, very pleased with my first experience with the Hilton. Perhaps I'll be following up with a review on my stay here soon.

31/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
293. Pam G.
We love this hotel and it's location.  We always go to a game at Petco park when we are there.  It is so convenient.  The rooms are great.  The pool area is beautiful.  The bars and lounge areas are lovely. I have one complaint about his hotel.  The breakfast options are poor.  They have the expensive fancy restaurant, Vela, where the buffet breakfast is about $25.  Then they have a Starbucks.  The Starbucks is always crowded with a line out the door.  There aren't any restaurants nearby.  They really need a normal priced breakfast option.  Maybe the Fox Grill could serve breakfast.

15/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
294. Stuart M.
Given its proximity to the SD conference center, this is probably the No1 choice for folks headed to a nearby conference.  I know it was for me.

I'd recommend anyone check the Hilton site direct in addition to their conferences 'special rate'.  I managed to snack a rate of $150 a night for a double, with WIFI and with free parking - $70 a night cheaper than my conferences supposed 'special rate' ;)

The hotel itself is a bit nicer than some Hilton's I've stayed in, very modern, and a fairly massive hotel too.  Rooms are good as you would expect, decent beds, linens, nice big LCD TV.  They will try to upsell you after purchase with a raft of extras like: high floor room, bay view etc. All that said, I declined the offers an still ended up on the14th floor with a view of the bay...

The main hotel restaurant Vela, is a seafood restaurant.  The meals we had there were actually quite good for hotel food, but as you would expect, massively overpriced.  If you are there on a company credit card it won't hurt too much ;) The hotel bar is also fine, and has daily drink specials, late afternoon too, with local beers around $4 a pint.

The hotel location is perfect for conferences, minutes from the conference center and easy access to the airport and of course - the tourist trap that is the gaslamp district.

31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
295. Sunil R.
I really like this hotel! They upgraded me to a room on the 30th floor with a great view after I told them I was best friends with Paris Hilton. Ok, half of that sentence is true.

This hotel is new and I love the modern look. Great location by the water and 10 mts from the airport. Surprisingly awesome food. Well equipped gym with a great view of the water though part of it was obstructed by this giant cargo ship when I was there. Good service too. I could not find one thing I did not like.

My favorite Hilton so far, including Paris and Nikki.

02/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
296. Janette C.
It's a Hilton.  That alone speaks for itself.  The rooms are clean, large and well laid out.  The views off to the bay are amazing and your within walking distance to the stadium, the convention center and gas lamp district.

30/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
297. Chen L.
This place is gorgeous, let me tell you that. Location is good, rooms are big, the hotel itself is very nice, but what I want to rave about is the service.

Actually came here because my coworker got bumped from another Hilton further down in San Diego (about 15 mins away) and this was the only one open. The other place actually still kept my reservation, maybe cuz I booked through the hotel directly (vs on Expedia/Priceline) or cuz I was an HHonors member? Not sure, either way, they still kept my reservation, and I think that's what made the front desk lady feel bad for us when we checked in here at Bayfront.

She was super nice and tried to accommodate us at this hotel, and then she went on top of that to give us a complimentary voucher for appetizers and drinks for that night in the lounge/club downstairs, another complimentary breakfast voucher for breakfast the next morning, and free wiFi access.

Yeah, super nice and friendly service.
Too bad we checked in late at night 11pm and had to leave at 7:30am, so we didn't get to check out most of the premises, but all the major areas that we passed by looked very nice.

09/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
298. Craig W.
I've been on a streak of 5 star reviews, but so it goes.

No complaints at all.  We stayed here for the 4th of July so we could take advantage of a special $$ rate and also avoid the driving drunks and drunk driving.

The room was clean and good sized, had a comfortable bed, and a pretty awesome view (from the 27th floor) of the bay and Coronado Bridge.  The oversized very large window looking out was a definite plus.  Good thinking, designers.

3 restaurants on-site (including a Fox Sports Grill) and a full-size Starbucks were added pluses.

Our parking was included in the special rate but I can understand why folks would be upset with the high parking charge.  Hotels like to lowball the room rate and then add on exorbitant parking and "resort" fees to make up for the difference.  So, keep an eye out on all charges.

We enjoyed our stay and would come again, if the need arises.  It's in a great location for the convention center and Seaport Village and the Gaslamp is only a 5-10 walk away.

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
299. Brian K.
The Bayfront is located on a beautiful property in San Diego right on the harbor!!! It is within walking distance to the  gas lamp district.  Great service here also.  The pool/patios were beautiful; great place to relax and have a cocktail.  We would definitely come back again.

10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
300. Kalani S.
Love the Location of Hilton Bayfront. With all the free Breakfast and Starbucks goodies I can see why this place is busy. If your a Hilton traveler this place is better than the Hilton Gaslamp hotel.

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
301. Chris P.
This is a beautiful hotel.

My friend and some of her friends were staying here so all us friends had a pool day. The pool was quite busy and though there were lots of kids splashing around we had a great time getting smashed in the San Diego sun. We thought for sure that as the afternoon dragged on the kids would disappear for their naps, but alas they did not.

The drinks aren't cheap by any means (you're at the Hilton remember) so expect to pay $12 for a mouthwatering watermelon mojito.

After the pool we all went out for dinner then back to the room for some more drinking. The room was a standard size with two queen beds. The features in the room were nicer though than your regular hotel.

After we were good and lubricated from the alcohol in the room we went down to the hotel's bar for a couple more drinks. The bar is nice and wasn't too crowded. Everyone seemed to be having a nice quiet evening chatting amongst themselves.

I found the bed to be quite comfortable for my drunken slumber.

12/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
302. Victoria C.
By far one of the best hotels I've stayed in and amazing service!  I was here for my triathlon and it was a memorable experience in all.

Showed up 3 hours early, but was able to check in immediately.  The most amazing view!  

It's a bit of a walk downtown but it's so scenic and pretty that walking a mile even is not a big deal.  The wifi was NOT free, but there is a Starbucks downstairs and you can sit outside and enjoy all the free wifi you want.  

The MOST comfortable beds and mattresses!  I was happy with everything:)

20/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
303. Jeannie C.
One of my MOST FAVORITE HOTELS EVER!!!! I love staying here!  Very convenient location!  Love the restaurant and the pool area!  The rooms have phenominal views!!!!  Never have i had a bad time staying here.  The Cleaning Staff are AWESOME and Helpful!  I also wanted to say how happy i am that i am now able to bring my dog with me on vacations as the hotel charges $50 non-refundable pet fee for up to 75lbs!  Thats perfect for my German Shepherd!  She loves San Diego too!

03/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
304. Andrew S.
I have to say I am torn about how many stars to give this hotel.  The hotel is beautiful and has amazing views.  I have no complaints about the hotel itself.

However, the staff and how they treated me is another issue.  I am a long time and frequent customer of all Hilton brand hotels and have been a diamond member for the last 4 or 5 years.  Not that it should make a difference but I was shocked how poorly I was treated based on my status.

I arrived this past Monday a little earlier than expected (around 1pm) and tried to check in but was told my room was not yet ready.  Keep in mind I was told I would be given a suite on a high floor per my request, this is important later on.  I was told they would call me when my room was ready.  No problem as I needed to get some lunch and look around the Gas Lamp Quarter anyway.

After 2 1/2 hours I still hadn't heard back so I walked back to the hotel.  It was now after  3:30pm and regular check-in is at 3pm.  When I checked on my room I was told they could no longer put me in a suite  (King bed)on a high floor with a view.  Instead I could have a double queen with a partial few on a lower floor.  Despite putting up a fight they refused to give me the original room I was promised.

Also, as a Diamond member I am supposed to receive free internet service in my room.  However, they charged me for that and I am still fighting them on that issue.

Finally, and this isn't necessarily Hilton's fault but the hotel was located in a dead spot for my cell phone service provider which is Sprint.  It was very difficult to get any kind of signal in and around the hotel in case that matters to you.  No idea if other providers have the same issue at this location or not.

30/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
305. Gerald E.
I am a tough critic, but all in all, this place is nice. Usually, I am a Marriott guy, but decided to try this place out. Gorgeous bay views from the large windows. I was able to see the sparkling water and rooftops throughout the city.

There is a Starbucks on site for coffee lovers and a large open lobby for guests. The rooms are clean and shabby chic. Plenty of clean towels in  the bath, good water pressure in the shower, and a bed that made me forget I needed to get up. Go head Hilton! Not bad, not bad!

10/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
306. Maui G.
Beautiful views. Everyone is always helpful.

08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
307. David D.
Great modern Hilton located within walking distance of the San Diego convention center, Padres ballpark and the Gaslamp district.  Hotel is kept neat & clean.  Staff were professional and courteous.  This Hilton property lacks an HHonors lounge, but members are given several other onsite benefits such as spa access, free lounge snacks, free breakfast at Starbucks, etc.  Great views from the odd-numbered rooms looking out over the bay.

**Guest room walls are somewhat thin and you can hear and be heard between rooms.

Thumbs up for:  location, style, service, amenities.

04/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
308. Rebecca E.
The hotel itself is really nice & a great location but the staff is incredibly unhelpful - bordering on rude. Have a nice stay but don't rely on the concierge.

14/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
309. Max C.
stayed here several nights for a conference- was VERY happy.  very quiet rooms, and nice views.  beds were very comfortable.  food was good.  would definitely stay again

07/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
310. Margaret M.
This is a really nice, new and modern hotel. The rooms aren't the biggest, but they're nice and you get a really good view. This really is the place to stay if you're going to a conference at the within walking distance huge convention center. When I stayed here, I even got these coupons for drinks and food at Starbucks! The fitness center and outdoor pool are nice too. The pool does get crowded, though.

The only reason why this didn't get the full five stars is because of the location. It's convenient if you're going to a conference, but it's a good hike to the Gaslamp Quarter. Other than that, this place is perfect.

08/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
311. Gina S.
The place is clean, fresh, modern -- and sterile, with employees who don't seem to give a hoot whether you're happy or not (or there or not, frankly). The valet who handed over our keys on the second day was the only person who made eye contact during our three-day stay.

I'm in San Diego now and then, and usually I stay at the Omni, which was booked this time. The Hilton also has a sky bridge to the ballpark, but unlike the Omni, the Hilton's bridge is over railroad tracks that cut you off completely from the Gas Lamp District.

Despite the effort to keep you eating (and spending) at the Hilton, after a mediocre-at-best meal at the Fox Sports Grill, we took the extra effort to walk over the Gas Lamp for food. (To be fair: When I told the waiter that the French dip sandwich had the WORST BEEF I've ever had (cold, tough, cooked to rubbery death and flavorless), he immediately asked if I wanted to order something else, which I did, and the burger replacement was much better, but still nothing to write home about.)

We felt like everything at the Hilton was geared to cut you off from the Gas Lamp and charge you more. When we checked in, we were asked if we wanted to "upgrade" to a "view room," and when we said no, we had a prime view of the parking garage roof and the Dole banana transportation hub.

Contrast that with the Omni, which has always tried to give us a nice room overlooking the ballpark (which we like!), at no "upgrade" charge, if they have it.

At no point EVER did I feel the folks at the shiny new Hilton realized they were in the "hospitality" business. If I can't get into the Omni for my next trip, I'll choose another Gas Lamp District hotel -- not this unfriendly, soulless place. Oh, and rooms? Meh. Very, very clean, though, and the daily service was excellent. Of course, they gouged for parking and no free wi-fi, although that's pretty normal for a "nice" hotel.

But ... we never, ever felt welcome for a minute there. Just more conference-attending dopes or pesky tourists. Would it kill you folks to return a smile? Sheesh.

06/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
312. Celia K.
very uncomfortable bed, mattress and spring box are old and soft. I got back pain after slept on their bed and they said they only have one type of mattress, the only solution is adding a bed board under the mattress. Even so, they didn't have a bed board available when I first asked for it, probably too many people feel uncomfortable about their bed. so ridiculous for a 4-star hotel that you could not sleep well on their bed but only get pain. their fitness center opens pretty short: 8am-4pm during weekend! Bed and fitness center are the two things I care about the most, so I could do nothing but check out earlier and change to another hotel, which was way better and cheaper.

08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
313. Funglin W.
Came here for a conference and thought it was amazing. Great location, big size bedrooms, great service. It's also a perfect place for a conference and it right by the port for a great jog in the morning.

27/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
314. Sue S.
My stay here was very enjoyable.  Even though it is a business Hotel it was exactly where I needed to be for a brief R&R.  It was close to where I wanted to visit and the accommodations were fantastic.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  The food was so good I ate all my meals there.  The pool and hot tubs were awesome and I made friends.  Travis at the Vela Bar was exceptionally fun to talk with and he is naturally friendly.  I look forward to my next trip and I will be staying there.  Sue

27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
315. jessica l.
My stay here at the Hilton Bayfront for Memorial Day weekend was absolutely amazing.  They provided excellent customer service.  

I would like to commend Paul Dukes, at the Front Desk for making my stay so special.  His service combined with the hotel's clean, sleek, and friendly environment exceeded my expectations.  

Thank you Paul and Hilton staff for making my birthday and Memorial weekend that much more memorable.  I will definitely spread the word and will be back soon!

28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
316. Mimi P.
I love staying in this hotel when i come to San Diego because I love waking up to the view of the bay! Its gorgeous!!  I've stayed here during NYE and during the 4th of July.  I would recommend this hotel during the 4th of July week because its a great spot to watch the fireworks.  My friends and I were lounging in the pool/spa the whole day while we waited for the fireworks and you can see 3 different fireworks show from the hotel.. If your room is facing the bay, even better, you can enjoy the view from your room.. Rooms are clean and hotel staff there is very helpful.. Only downside is that it may be a little further walk into downtown, but its not bad.. and parking is about $30 but its like that around the whole area..

09/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
317. Lovida B.
Stayed with my family. I have teen sons. Queen sized bed was perfect. Very comfy. Pool was the best I've seen in SD. Kids will love it. There's a slide and a big screen TV for adults. Even in Dec, the pool was perfect! It overlooks the harbor and Coronado bridge. Short distance to gas lamp district. I gave it 1 less star since parking was $28 and u had to pay for wifi.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
318. Adam M.
Stayed here with my family for a little Spring Break staycation action. The hotel is kid-friendly, has a very nice pool area, and the location is fun. (I liked being right on the bay without being at the gas lamp... my kids don't need what the gas lamp has to offer.)

We had an amazing suite, thanks to Hilton Honors points, right on the corner overlooking the city/bay.

If it weren't for overly ridiculous food prices, I'd give this place 5 stars. I get it that they are a hotel and that food is part of their profit engine. But their food is ridiculously overpriced. $100+ for a family of 4 for breakfast... there's no breakfast on this planet worth that.

Other little things that bug me: Paid wifi & parking. Lame.

My suggestion: Load up your room with snacks for the kids, beer/wine for the parents.

14/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
319. Marc S.
We came here for xmas eve and xmas day.  Great view of the sea, right across from Coronado. Great rooms and rates. The pool was fun, and a slide for the kids, firepits. Gaslamp district is right across the beautiful stainless bridge that takes you across the main hwy. We'll be back.

26/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
320. Erin N.
My boyfriend and I wanted a night away from our home in LA, and decided to come to gaslamp district. we booked our stay at the hilton through hotels.com and were happy with the deal. we thought it was the gaslamp hilton, and even i though i admit i was a little disappointed when we learned that it wasnt.... i ended up actually enjoying it.  

we got there and checked in at the desk, and were excited to see our upgraded room. we excitedly walked to the end of the hall and couldnt wait to see our view. the end of the hallway had a huge window with a clear view of the gaslamp which made us even more excited. when we opened our door ... there was a view of another family in the room, enjoying the view. we trekked it back downstairs and the staff assigned us a new room. it was a weird way to start our  vacation, but we did end up enjoying the second room.

i was bummed that the jacuzzi was under construction because it sounded so relaxing with the cold weather. there was the consolation of being shuttled to the marriot for their pool-- didnt do that.

overall, staff was friendly, the hotel was clean, and the views were beautiful.

09/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
321. Matt B.
Beautiful hotel, but room service is very restrictive. If you travel often, do not expect any meal options for late night arrivals!

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
322. Jo Ann G.
Attended a military ball here stayed the night.  The staff are very friendly and accommodating, informative and perhaps exceedingly proactive! Our room wasn't very big but we enjoyed partial oceanviews with clear view of Petco Park.  The next morning we ordered room service and the portions are huge!!  You can definitely share if you don't eat much...

After breakfast settled I went out for a morning run and the day was absolutely gorgeous!!  I ran bayfront until the trail kicked me back on route the opposite direction but on the other end of the street.  It was 5 miles out and of course 5 miles back.  It was an easy run only because the scenery was awesome and the morning was nice and cool!  Quite a few runners and cyclists, many people enjoying the water, picnicking out and about, and just basking in the sun while laying on the lawn.  

It was an awesome time and the hotel location is indeed convenient!!

25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
323. Suzanne S.
What better place to stay then a Hilton Hotel!

In fact Hilton is my "Go to" hotel when I travel so imagine my surprise at my experience here. Now maybe its just me and I am behind in the times or maybe the hotel industry is desperate for cash-ola! but here it goes:

Check in super fast and easy considering I was here for the SD 1/2 Marathon 3/10/13. Check-in found my reservation easily, now I did it originally through Price-line for $179 Queen room- but when I saw the same room listed for $159. I canceled and re-booked at the cheaper rate. I have a budget okay!

So when she said - Let me give you an upgrade its only 20.00 more- I said well okay and yes I KNOW it put me back at $179. but the view was gonna be great so why not! Now so far in my travels upgrades are free or have a minimal charge so the 20.00 was expected- what wasn't expected was the $2.10 transient tax and .40 cent  SD TMD assessment on the $20.00 room upgrade  ON TOP of the $16.70 Transient Tax and the SD TMD assessment tax of $3.18 for the room itself-  that's taxed twice  so all in all that's a bit of cash-ola...

Not once during check in did she say there was additional tax on the room upgrade- on top of the room was I okay with this? did I want to stick to my original reservation? what she said was 60.00 for incidentals that would be 40.00 for parking and 20.00 for room upgrade.. gave me key and away I went.

When I checked out I was in a rush and didn't see my bill until I was heading home and then I called and said what is this double tax- and that's when the customer rep said tax on upgrade and tax on the room itself. What????
I said it would have been nice to have this double tap explained to me when I checked in-- you might want to let other travelers know and have the option to opt out- and stick to the room they originally booked (which is what I would have done) . He said he would gladly bring it to the attention of the Hotel Manager. I thanked him for this explanation and wished him a good day.

So I ask you, what exactly are the chances do you think of my call ever really being brought to the attention of the Hotel Manager?!.

As for the valet, room and general hotel staff and stay?!  freaking awesome of course!

11/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
324. Chris B.
This is a huge ripoff hotel geared to extort people who need to be near the convention center.   Unless you are at a convention, the location is near nothing.  Service in the cafe (when it is randomly open)  and room service (after an hour or more wait) is poor.   There is no fine restaurant.   Everything is engineered to generate revenue on top of the $450 a night rate,  for instance parking is an additional $45 and WiFi $15 daily.   Service is indifferent... Next week it will be a different set of conventioneers.

25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
325. Marthie D.
Ocean View of Coronado...

Wow, that sounds pretty nice. Who wouldn't want to indulge themselves at a hotel right off the bay and enjoy some nice scenery, have a walkway that leads to Seaport Village, be able to walk to Petco Park and aimlessly walk over to Gaslamp District or the San Diego Convention right next door?

I don't think I'm going to pass that up. I was able to stay here this past weekend and lucked out with a complimentary continental breakfast buffet at the Hilton's own Vela restaurant that was worth $24! Which I must say was pretty tasty.

Check in and out was pretty fast and I loved that check out was at 12pm, (that way I won't have to rush my tooshie out the door!)

And did I mention I loved all the comfy lounge chairs in the lobby and the pretty ceiling decor? And another thing, I wish I could have taken that bed home: comfy down pillows and blankets! Plus I loved those keep-the-light-out curtains that allowed me to sleep-in, like those ground hogs on a cloudy day. The room was nicely decorated but not the best room I've ever been in either. But it was good enough for me.

Somebody send me back quick, and while you're at it, maybe $21??? That's the cost of self-parking. Seem like a lot? Well, that's Gas Lamp District for you!

24/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
326. Glee L.
Excellent location, great view. While the room was very large, it was not as luxurious or as sophisticated as i had expected, considering the price.  Beds were extremely comfortable. The staff was friendly, accommodating and professional. Parking is available for a ridiculous price ( self parking and valet ). The best part of  the  Hilton Bayfront experience was the lounge that overlooks san diego bay. Bottom line.......i expected more for the money.

15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
327. Mark R.
Very clean and new hotel. Friendly staff. Everything I would expect from a Hilton property except...room service.

Room service ends at 11:00, too me that is early, but seems to be the trend. The menu was very minimal. With the Fox Sports bar and other restaurants, one would think they would have a wider choice of items.

We asked for a room with two "queen" beds. There was no way these were queens. Double check upon arrival.

25/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
328. Matthew L.
This hotel is perfect if you want to visit the gaslamp district of SD or have a convention to attend to. As expected at any Hilton the room was very clean new TV's I like how they have ipod integration on their room clocks. Unfortunately during our stay the pool was being renovated so we could not use it. Overall a very nice property.

17/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
329. Richelle P.
Spent Sunday poolside watching the Charger game. A great staycation way to check out a game. Our pool server and the server at the bar were super sweet and very professional.

01/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
330. Sean C.
I'd like to express my profound dissatisfaction with the front desk/security staff I dealt with here over the past couple of days. I accidentally left my debit card at the Odysea bar on a Tuesday night after paying my tab, realizing it when I drove home, some 30mi away. I called the bar the next day and was directed to their security staff, a representative of whom informed me they indeed had my card in their possession and to simply ask for it at the front desk upon my return. My best intentions of retrieving the card after work that day fell through, so I planned on the following day - today. I return to the hotel after sitting in downtown entry traffic, walk in to the front desk and ask for my card. After about 20 clarifying questions, I'm told to wait "5-10 minutes" for security to show up with the card. I wait 20, return to the front desk and ask again. "No card yet. Let me check." 10 more minutes go by. Front desk attendant returns, "Please wait another "5-10 minutes in the lobby, if you would." I wait another 15-20min until another front desk attendant informs me they don't have my card. "What?" I say, "The security representative held my card in her hand just yesterday and verified the information with me." "Well, I'm sorry. We just don't have your ID." "Wait a second," I say, "I just confirmed with your other guy twice that this is a debit card I'm picking up." "Oh, uh, sorry about that." "Let me check again." 30min go by. Guy returns, "Well, you see, we have a policy where the card is shredded and disposed of after 2 days. I'm really sorry."

Bottom line: 2-day shredding policy on cards left behind. Could have told me over the phone the day before. Could have told me immediately when I asked the front desk the next day. Could have told me at any point in the hour or more I waited around your lobby, before driving away into downtown exit traffic in the rain and subsequently home. Now I get to wait 5-10 days for my new debit card.

Thanks for wasting my time, gas money, patience and any semblance of enjoyment at your facility.

Kind regards,
Sean Carlblom

27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
331. ken t.
this has become our annual Christmas retreat.  Love this hotel a lot. Always nice and clean and staff friendly and professional.  Great views of the bay from the rooms.  There is also lots of room for kids to run around.

Convenient to Gaslamp, seaport and Coronado.
Rates are reasonable and parking is convenient (although you have to pay $28 for self park)
They have a nice pool and 2 Jacuzzi as well as kids water play area.  Gym has lots of equipment and open early.  

They also have a decent breakfast onsite which my kids love since they get to go eat in their pajamas.  

Looking forward to next year.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
332. Mario S.
Nice modern decor in the lobby.  comfy beds and the suite they gave us was really nice.  walking distance to the bars and restaurants which is a plus.

13/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
333. Shelley C.
This review is for James D. at reception--what a wonderful person! As we were in line, James came over to personally escort us to the reception desk and made us feel very welcomed. Without having to ask, he searched for the best room possible and explained everything necessary to have a great stay.

Since we were there to look for an apartment, James went above and beyond our hotel stay and guided us towards the best neighborhoods to visit. He told us where people like to run, shop at farmer's markets, etc.

We had a great time at the hotel and ended up finding a terrific neighborhood to move into and with any luck--the perfect apartment!

13/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
334. Ken S.
Awesome hotel for a good price.  Right by the marine bay and minutes away from Gas Lamp district.  The pool here is beautiful with 2 large jacuzzis.  Definitely an awesome hotel to stay while in SD.  Only thing that's off....27 dollars per night to park your car there.

31/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
335. Rochelle G.
pros: great location, great view, beautiful property, great amenities!
cons: $28 self parking, long lines at front desk, my bathroom smelled like cigarette smoke

08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
336. Leah V.
I stayed here for one night with my family for a mini vacation. We had a package for two free adult brunch tickets included with our stay, but when the front desk staff saw that we had 3 people in our group, he gave us one extra ticket to pay only $10 for the third persons brunch. It was a very nice and much appreciated gesture.

The room itself was very clean and comfortable. It had a gorgeous view of the bay and of San Diego in general.

We went to check out the facilities and both the pool and gym were great. The pool has an outdoor bar and beautiful seating area right next to it.

The brunch at the hotel was very good. They had an omelette bar and a lot of really good options of both healthy foods as well as foods to over indulge in. There was also a really cool bloody mary bar set up where you can make your own bloody mary. I thought this was a great idea and a lot of fun.

Overall this hotel was great. From one side of the hotel we could walk right out to the bay front and see the water and from the other side we could take a short stroll to the Gaslamp district. Great location and awesome hotel customer service.

20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
337. Philip S.
The bad: Awful, overpriced, corporate money pit. If someone else is paying the bill and you need to be at the convention center then this is a great place. If you want a nice romantic get away then pick some place else. Sitting in the hot tub while listening to the romantic screeching of the cables from the crane unloading the banana ship 100 yards away or the constant thrumming of diesel locomotives at the railroad yard 100 yards the other way then this is your place.

The rooms are nothing to get excited about, especially for the high price.

They also didn't honor the original reservation price, combine that with the exorbitant $30 self parking and $15 per 24 hours for internet and it is a recipe for being ripped off.

It also isn't near anything (other than the railroad yard and shipping pier), unless you want to walk over a bridge, around the baseball stadium, then down a few blocks before you get to the decent restaurants. The end of the Gas Lamp district this is close to is pawn shops and run down vagrant hotels.

The Good: Most of the staff and the spa, the Spa is very very nice.

This place got an extra star for the Spa, I'd avoid it though.

08/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
338. Miriam Q.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Hilton Bayfront this past Memorial Day Weekend; I must say, great customer service from every staff member! Everyone was so friendly.
I like to have fun, but also like my downtime to be quiet. This hotel is at a perfect location, close enough to the fun but at a good distance to unwind. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and have a great view, my room was maintained clean, which is greatly appreciated. The Starbucks on the 1st floor really saved me each morning.

This hotel had everything I expected for my short getaway! Kuddos! When I go back to San Diego I will stay at this hotel again.

06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
339. Mary P.
i think this might be my fave hotel in san diego!  the bf and i stayed here over this past weekend and couldn't have been happier with our choice. we were looking at other hotels near by but for just a few bucks more, bay views and the close proximity to downtown sd was no brainer.  we arrived late afternoon and the valet guys were on point.  super courteous and very helpful.  we didn't have much baggage so we opted out for a bellhop.  we checked in and the young fellow was quite helpful too!!  so nice to see customer service as a priority.  he offered to give us tips and such but since my bf lived in sd for about four years, we really didn't need any, but it was def a nice touch.  

once checked in, we started to walk to the elevator corridor.  during this short walk i couldn't help but notice all the decor and views.  the decor is absolutely stunning and simple, which i like. sometimes simple is key.

our room was located on the 12th floor and a corner room!! i have bad allergies that acts up whenever it likes to therefore, my prince charming booked the hypoallergenic room!! it was super clean, smelled nice, and i felt at ease once we walked in. we had views of the bay and downtown.  so perfect and quite relaxing.  we took some time to just look at the boat and yachts pulling in, very serene.  the view of downtown along with petco park was great too!!  once the sun started to set, the evening views got even better!!  we actually left the curtains open so we could slowly watch how the bay and city looked like during sunrise and it was no disappointment.  

we didn't get a chance to order room service since we wanted to taste the local flavors the city had to offer.  perhaps next time and i'm sure there will be a next time.

all in all, the weekend was perfect.  the staff was stellar.  the hotel is beautiful.  i would highly recommend anyone to stay here.

17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
340. Brad C.
Expensive. Prepare to pay for view and location (PETCO Park/Gaslamp right across the street). Love the fire pits at the pool bar. Professional staff are very good.

Also, it's a bit noisy due to Dole shipping yard right next door (south side). But, it's different... so?

House-keeping does have a problem. Maybe not enough staff? I dunno. But for this price, they should be on the ball.

Definitely checkout the other hotels right on the bay for better deals, just in case.

Hmmm... My $75 bill at the pool bar... Yeah, expensive.

15/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
341. Veronica V.
Being a diamond member and staying in a hotel 48 out of 52 weeks a year, one could say I literally live in hotels.  I do love my Hilton's and do believe this hilton was nice but I am a bit disappointed in the service.  We paid 2 nights and used points the next 2 nights, so 4 total nights in lovely San Diego.  We had our do not disturb sign out until 10:00AM when we left to head downstairs for breakfast.  When we walked out we asked the housekeeper who was near our room because their storage unit is right outside our door if they could provide us with additional towels when he would clean the room, he mentioned he was not the housekeeper but that he would relay the information.  We left a very nice tip for whomever was going to clean on the nightstand.  I did hear him speak to the other housekeeper (in Spanish) and she confirmed (yes, I speak Spanish).  We arrived back at our room later in the evening and the room had never been touched.  I called guest services and Brooke informed me that there was no one around to clean and that if housekeeping sees a do not disturb at any point on the door they are NOT allowed in that room even the rest of the day.  So, I am perplexed because I was 10am when we took it off.  I highly doubt that the expectation is for guests to be out of their do no disturb mode by 10am?!?

Vela breakfast buffet was great- we ate there three times.  Parking was always easy and the view was perfect.

28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
342. Joseph T.
I stayed at this particular hilton once before. And others many of times. Always have had good experiences.
Had some minor issues. On the first trip. Nothing that couldn't be overlooked.
However this second trip was absolutely horrible.
I called and asked if an hour earlier check in was okay. The insisted it was. So I arrive at 2pm. My room wasn't ready. Okay understandable I guess. Apparently the ocean view rooms were "all booked" so I couldn't be move. No problem. They said they were gonna contact housekeeping and call me back within the hour. Awesome!
315 comes. No call. I approach the front desk and ask if my room is available. It still isn't available. They tried this time offering a free breakfast. Alright that's okay I guess. They then insisted they were gonna get some "urgency" on the housekeepers to get this taken care of. And give me a call when it's done.
430 rolls around. Still no call. Again I approach the desk and ask if my room was available.
MY ROOM IS STILL NOT READY! So after 2 1/2 hours I waited. An 1 1/2 after the guaranteed check in time. And my room is stil not ready. Then all of a sudden another bay view room is available just two levels lower then me. Why wasn't it available when I first got in? If check out is @ 12pm. Surely it was ready then. On top of all that I missed my appointment in dowtown at 5pm because I waited too long.
I asked for a full refund and went to the Omni. Within 15 mins I kid you not I was in my room there. With NO RESERVATION.
This hilton soley relies on its location. Which isn't even that great to begin with. The staff wasn't helpful. And the wait was insane. Never staying at a hilton or it's partners again. Horrible experience.

02/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
343. Jimmy F.
seriously, what a crock of crap, be aware, they charge for everything.  You'd expect a 4star hotel to provide all the luxury accomidations without giving you a headache.  They charge more than Disneyland for parking, $15/night for internet, what the heck.  why would i stay here when there are better hotels that provide this for free.

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
344. Oleg T.
Loved our stay here. Everything is brand new, beautiful views, great service and amenities. Looking forward to coming back here.

07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
345. Javier J.
This hotel was perfect. The standard rooms are standard rooms but the amenities make it amazing. First off the rooms were acceptably clean. You feel safe here. They have a nice pool and a Fox Sports Grill! It was a great spot to watch the football games on Saturday. Super close to Gaslamp (paid 5$ for a cab to there) and paid such a reasonable price for a nights stay. No complaints whatsoever.

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
346. Marc D.
This hotel is very nicely client oriented. I thank all the staff - they did make my stay enjoyable - I was there from France to attend the ESRI IUC event in July 2013.

Check in/out are courtesy perfect. Rooms are spacious, calm and nice places to be when away from home. WiFi is somewhat erratic, though, and sometimes not stable enough even to perform the everyday operations of mail checking or social networking. Room service is quite fine and breakfasts are simply gorgeous. I am not so fond of the Vela restaurant, though, which I find not flavor bold enough and a bit too expensive - anyway Gaslamp is a few minutes walk away and offers very nice eating experiences. The lobby is gorgeously overlooking both harbor and marina - from a broader  perspective than the enclosed gardens of the nearby Marriott. Very nice sunsets while sipping your choice drink!

The hotel is 3 mn walk away from the Convention Center, which makes it a nice place to stay when attending an event there. I had a pleasant time and will seriously consider staying here, were I to be back one day.

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
347. Jen C.
I LOVVVVVE THIS PLACE! The hotel was hosting the Big Night NYE Gala here so my husband and I stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is beautiful and its location is perfect near the water.

The front desk:
A very nice lady. We drove for 8 hours from SJ and we wanted to check in early and sleep. We didn't even have to tell her our sorry, she just checked us in early at 10:00. Also, we didn't have to wait for the room to be cleaned.

Valet:
Gary is awesome! He helped us with our bags in our room and he was very friendly. He gave us the code for the free wifi and a coupon for one of the restaurants in the hotel. Yay, Gary!

The room:
We declined the upgrade for $25 but the room we got still had a  pleasant view of the Dole plant, the city, and a little bit of the Coronado bridge. Not bad at all and very spacious. The bed is tremendously comfortable and the pillows are supremely soft... it was so hard to get out of bed.

Gym:
It's filled with so much gym stuff. Each machine (like the treadmill) had a TV so it was fun to watch Food Network while I jogged my ass off, and a towel ready for you to use. They have weights, mats, balls, etc. They have a free water machine and cold towels inside a towel fridge (?). The gym is very clean, very spacious, and you can kind of see the view outside. The windows are tinted, though, unlike what they show you in the hotel website.

Housekeeping:
Out of 3 nights, they only cleaned the room once. We did have the Do Not Disturb sign on the door until night time. We had to call them to remind them to clean the room and no one still came. But then I saw the cleaning lady in the other room and she finally cleaned our room. I'll still give them 5 stars, though. When we needed towels and other things, they quickly dropped off the stuff in our room.

Big Night NYE Gala:
Freakin' awesome party!!!!!! We were really impressed with all the food, especially the bacon wrapped scallop. The mini burritos were really good, too. All you can eat and all you can drink... WOW. So many dance floors. So much fun. I hope this hotel hosts this party again next year.

Thank you, Hilton Bayfront, for an extraordinary NYE weekend!

04/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
348. Saralee S.
We were going to the Chapel and watching a wedding, so we reserved at teh Hilton Bayfront, with all the other wedding guests.

After reading the mixed reviews (thanks fellow yelpers!!!) we opted for a special package that included parking and breakfast.  We then upgraded to a bay view room on entry, asking if it was a corner room (it was).  We wanted a higher floor, but the corner rooms are suites above the 9th floor, so we went with Floor 9.  Great view, almost like being in a boat on the water.  The view out the other side of the hotel is euphemistically called a bridge view, but there are train tracks all over the place!  In our spacious room, lots of windows and kind of wasted space created a nice entryway with a big view, then three MORE windows overlooked the bay.  I parked myself in the all glass corner view window and read for a while to recover from that packed drive down the coast, and watch the spectacular sunset over Coronado.

Check in was great, and a million years ago, I had Hilton Honors, so I renewed that and saved something or other (they gave me a brochure).  The desk service was spectacular, and they hauled all the luggage up for us.  There was a coffee maker in the room, and good storage.  It seems like an executive work type hotel, and they had a great executive desk with a work chair.

We were right in the center of the action, and were able to join the Bride and Groom in Old Town by taking a pedicab up the street.  We walked home thorugh the Gas LIght District, enjoying all the bars, restaurants, and people.  We only wanted a small dinner, and ate at the FOX Sports Bar, which was surprisingly nice ( see individual review) and had great strong drinks.  Beautiful lobby, and if you are on the 9th floor or higher, your own bank of elevators!

The best moment was when I woke up at dawn, and saw what I thought was a cruise ship, but proved to be a banana boat right outside my window at the pier.

21/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
349. Amy B.
If you are looking for a hotel near Petco or the Gaslamp district, this is the perfect hotel.  We had a great room on the 28th floor, where you get a great view of both, the city and ocean.  Additionally, it is less than  a 5 minute walk to Petco and you can't beat it.

The only complaint is you have to pay for wirless internet and the parking was a little high as most places in that area, are well under $20.00 to park.  However, with that being said, I would stay there again anytime.

21/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
350. Kevin G.
Check in is really slow.  Even for Hilton honors members. Front desk management is apparently asleep or has not staffed the desk appropriately.  The Hilton Honors line is pointless as they don't recognize the guest standing there as priority. You're better off standing in the regular line where they have more associates working.

Finally, I was locked out of my room for over an hour and management was very slow to respond and only left with a "sorry".

03/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
351. Angelie D.
I stayed here Halloween weekend with a bunch of friends and the suite was more than enough room for all of us. I do have to thank the bestie Jeff B. for hooking us up with a big suite for an affordable cost :)
As tradition with our guy friends the most important thing in a hotel are the ROBES!!! Tell me why they all grabbed the first robe they saw and smiled for the camera like they were Hugh Hefner!

View = EVERY SINGLE Window had  one! Bayfron view 360 degrees! It was amazing to be right next to the water, to see the sun set, and to see the lights at night in DTSD.

Privacy = Outstanding! They did not disturb us once! 23rd floor was spacious and private!

Accommodations = umm pretty much guaranteed to have! Wellness center, sports bar, pool, cafe, and MORE!

The location was perfect. It wasn't right in the center of downtown where we knew it was going to get crazy at night. It was several blocks away where we didn't have to experience much traffic or crazy madness.

The restaurant there served pretty good dinner, which I will be Yelping about soon! You can self park in any floor you want and pretty and almost all the floors had a lobby to check in so you didn't have to go down from the parking lot!

The only down side was the wait of our taxi to go into downtown. That was because there was 12 of us.. but to our nice surprise the man in the lobby ordered a PARTY BUS!!!! So of course we rolled in with STYLE!!!

07/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
352. Karma N. F.
I was recently downtown and decided to try out a restaurant in your hotel bases upon positive word of mouth.  Unfortunately, the hostess (an African-American women wearing an enormous amount of make-up) was very discourteous to me.  Her demeanor was quite abrupt and, when I asked to be seated in a particular part of the restaurant, she seemed very determined to prevent me from doing so.
The meal was, ultimately, quite good; but I highly recommend finding someone else to greet your guests.

11/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
353. Megan Q.
I stayed here because I was attending a conference here. The service was terrible for a resort like hotel. I wouldn't return to stay here on a vacation but it was fine for business travel with clean comfortable hotel rooms.

27/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
354. Ehow C.
What a fancy hotel! The lobby made me feel completely out of place, since it was so high class, but all of the workers are very friendly. The rooms themselves were good, though nothing to write home about. The location is kind of out of the way if you want to explore the Gaslamp district, but great if you just want to stick around the convention center.

My only desire for this place is to have a shuttle that runs to the airport. I bet a ton of people would pay for that service.

08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
355. Marconi de M.
Another stupid answer - another star down. If it is ok just being "comparable" - it means that you're not special at all - got it... will look for the competition then...
BTW - "comparable" and "standard for the area" sounds very cartel style...

21/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
356. Mish M.
I stayed here recently with my mom, who was attending a conference at the hotel.  We were lucky enough to have one of the corner rooms, with a sprawling view of both the bay and the city. The beds were so comfortable, with down pillows and comforter.  Definitely helped me relax and unwind! I was expecting the room to be a bit larger, but it was a gorgeous room.  No fridge (you can request one at check in for $25 for your entire stay), but did have a coffee maker. Check in and check out were very easy, we did need to call down with a concern one evening that was immediately addressed.  Impressive!  

We decided to rent a car last minute after realizing how much it would cost for a cab to/from Sea World. The hotel has an Enterprise rental center, and we got a car for the same price as the cabs, with more freedom.  Super convenient. If you return the car at the end of the night and drop the keys in the after-hours drop, you don't have to pay the hotel parking charges (which I thought were really high, but apparently aren't for this neighborhood).

My only complaint for the hotel came when we tried to return the car.  We pulled into the parking garage after playing all day at Sea World, and were really turned around; we couldn't figure out where to drop off the car.  After driving around, asking an attendant and going around the block to re-enter the garage, we were still baffled.  The only sign at garage entry indicates the entire right side was restricted access only; it looked like the valet so we didn't consider it. No Enterprise logos, signage or anything about rental returns.  It was only after we got frustrated enough and went into the restricted access area and saw the Enterprise drop boxes further down did we realize we were in the right place.  I was supremely frustrated at all the time we had spent on this by the time we were able to return the car. There definitely needs to be signage for the rental car returns. I understand that it's restricted to those who didn't rent a car, but it needs to be more clear.

Overall, my stay was plesant and I was happy to be able to accompany my mom from some rest and relaxation in San Diego!

16/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
357. Mekia P.
So I did a little STAY-CATION at the Hilton Bayfront for 4th of July weekend! Pros: It's a great place to see fireworks, it's close to PETCO Park, it's close to Gaslamp area, convention center and Seaport Village. The hotel also has a Starbucks, a Yogurt place, and a Fox Sports Grill and it sits right on the Bay!!!! What more could you ask for?? Cons: I spent two days/nights there and I wasn't able to get a lounge chair for the pool on either day. The pool is on the small side. If you are looking for a pool to chill and drink poolside with your girlfriends, this might not be the pool for you. It was more of a family pool and it was way too crowded. I will remind you that it was 4th of July weekend so it may not be this way every weekend. Hotel parking was a little steep at $30 a night for self parking or $45 for Valet. Overall I had a great stay. We scored an awesome room with a view of the bay and the beds were comfortable! I'd say overall it was great and I would stay again.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
358. Jon B.
I haven't reviewed any hotel I've stayed in SoCal and why not start on a hotel that is surrounded of points of interest and has comfort.

The main reason why to stay at this hotel is location! because Gaslamp, Petco Park, The San Diego Convention Center is just a walk away, so no need to go through the grind of parking your car. Everything here is all in one hot-spot plus its fun just to go on foot as you walk out your hotel and stroll the Gaslamp district nightlife.

For the sports nuts like me! Petco Park is just across the street, you would see an overhead bridge or walkway that you can gain access to the Padres home field, Go Padres? NO! Go Braves!!! sorry San Diegoians I'm a Die-Hard ATL Braves fan, but would only come to Petco Park when the Bravos are in town.

For the Comic Freakazoids! when Comic-Con comes to town in July, make sure you book well ahead of time here at Hilton Bayfront, the Convention Center is just walking distance, so you can try to get stuff from the convention drop off your comic and collector goodies at your room then go out and about in the sea of crowds @ the SDCC.

What makes this Hotel a Bayfront? Well its in front of the bay right? I asked to request for the view of the bay and the Coronado Bridge,  the front desk dude tried to accommodate that, which he did but he hooked us up with the view of the Pineapple Dole receiving plant?!? partial view of the bay and the Coronado Bridge, it was okay front desk warned us.

The rooms are good no complaints! Its Hilton Branded, all that counts is comfort and you will get that at least on a Queen Mattress. Spacious rooms and bath, cleanliness, and HD flat screens just your for your basic needs and I'll repeat again... Very Comfy!

The service here is Excellente! good environment! would come back here to book (if i get lucky on getting a good rate) but you will appreciate the location, convenience and simply its a Nice Hotel.

31/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
359. John J.
At night, I have to keep the bathroom door closed because it smells like a sewer in the bathroom, and in the whole room if I leave the door open.  There is a vent in the bathroom that is evidently accessing their sewage area.

I went to the front desk and explained my situation.  They said they would get me another room.  I came back from my meeting and there was a message from the front desk manager who said they sent someone to the room and didn't smell it, but to call if I smell it again.  

I am now in the room again, no change of room.  When I wake up in the middle of the night, and the smell is back, I will have to call to have someone come to the room to verify the smell.  

What a way to run a hotel.  At this Hilton, the customer is not right, until the customer can actually prove the issue.

02/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
360. Adam Z.
Nice Hotel with a good view and great access to the surrounding areas, especially petco park and the convention center. Everything was clean, nice room(little small), comfortable bed, good TV, and a great pool.

I have to mark it down to 2 stars because i think it's stupid logic that i can go to a lower level hotel at less than half the cost and get free wifi, free (mediocre) breakfast, and  a bigger room.  but a hotel like this doesn't throw in anything for free, come on $9.99 a day for wifi with no wired internet option? also talking to the concierge about how the trolly system works was pointless and i just had to figure it out myself.(i wish it was confusing, he just gave no details like it was a bother to answer)

02/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
361. Bernie C.
You can not beat the location of this hotel. Right across from Petco Park and the Convention Center. Everything is just walking distance. There's a bridge that you can walk to, to get to the gaslamp quarter. Our stay was pleasant, and will definitely be back to stay here again!

16/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
362. Maria C.
This is my 2nd visit to the Hilton Bayfront. I came for a party last year and was invited to another party this year as "eye candy".

We were invited to a room for a pre-party on one of the top floors overlooking the bay. WOW, what a room!!! Baller status with an amazing view.

All the staff were nice and very accommodating during our dinner. Unfortunately, the food wasn't that great. We were offered surf and turf, which was too salty and overcooked. The dessert definitely made up for the disappointing dinner, however.

Open foyer for us to play a couple hours of blackjack. Our dealers were awesome...

25/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
363. Yang L.
Hotel lobby is nice, kind of what is expected at a Hilton in downtown SD. View from upper floors is pretty nice. Close enough to walk to gaslamp and drink the night away.

-1 star: Our "premium bayview corner suite" had an awesome view of the port and Coronado island. Needless to say, we switched to a different room. Get the bay/city view rooms (end in odd numbers) and don't bother with trying to get a bigger corner room. All the rooms are tiny anyways.
-1 star: We arrived at 315 (check-in time is 3pm). Our aforementioned room wasn't ready until almost 430. When I'm on vacation I don't want to be waiting for an hour for my room.
-1 star: $28 self-parking and $13 wifi?

16/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
364. Anne L.
Looks deceive (but not for long) in this hotel with a gorgeous exterior, location and views. The lobby is modern chic; the main entrance is not. There was no one to greet me when I arrived. Luckily the elevator to the main lobby was close and easy to find. Since no one staffed the Hilton Honors desk either,  I checked in at the main desk with no wait and a terrific staffperson.  He offered me an upgrade for $20/night . I declined after I asked about the view in the room I had.  He honestly and accurately described it as overlooking the Coronado bridge and the bay (which was fine by me).

My room was generally clean and comfortable, but the carpet, closet, and shower curtain smelled like dog, and a few details were overlooked (e.g., a dried-out, dirty washcloth on the shower rod).

Daily housekeeping, room wi-fi and hotel staff were varied and unpredictable.  The room wifi was wildly fickle, especially considering the cost. A few hotel staff were incredibly friendly and helpful -  like the one who checked me in, but those stationed at the Hilton Honors desk were not. One man begrudgingly helped me. One woman literally had her nose in a book when I went to check-out, so I moved to the front desk line and was immediately and graciously helped.  

On a couple of days during my stay, housekeeping knocked on my door a few minutes after 9. Really? Granted I did not hang the do not disturb sign on my door, but that seems a bit early for my taste. Speaking of taste, room service was above par in terms of food and service - but also price. The Starbucks at street level is par for the course, but the Sweet Things FroYo next door is a beachy-keen hangout.

The hotel sits close to the convention center, but requires crossing a 4-lane road. Granted, you can use the pedestrian crosswalk, but it lacks any lights or stop signs. Pedestrian crossing lights should be installed, at the very least.  Vehicular traffic includes semi-truck, and I saw at least one vehicle (a city truck!) blow through the crosswalk as I went to cross  - despite the police car with its flashers on making a traffic stop on the other side of the street... It's scary and feels risky to cross at night.

Speaking of scary, anyone can ride the elevator up to the hotel room floors. There is no elevator key card security feature.

The San Diego Bayfront Hilton is a beautiful place to stay. They just need to make the stay more beautiful.

22/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
365. Cee J.
Amazing! PET FRIENDLY!!!! (And a very pet friendly review):

I've never stayed in San Diego before, but came down for a friend's birthday. I originally had reservations at the neighboring Marriott (where our friends were staying), however my pup got sick shortly before our trip so we couldn't leave her behind. Marriott is not pet-friendly, so I had to find something last minute that would accommodate a full-grown Labrador.

I came across the Hilton on a map, since it was close to the Marriott, we gave it a shot and I'm so glad we did! I looked into other close by hotels, and this Hilton was definitely the most reasonably priced with a small pet fee of $50. (The Hyatt, also close by, had a $100 pet fee with a weight limit and higher room prices).

We got a standard King bed room with AAA discount for $159, and they put us on the corner close to the elevator which overlooked the harbor, to accommodate our pup. There's plenty of grass downstairs right outside the doors for pets to roam, with trash doggy-bags everywhere.

Parking is a little pricey- we self-parked and it was still almost $30 a day. I would knock off a star for that, but I really did enjoy the hotel so I'll deal with it! :)

The best part of this place is the location. It's right on a boardwalk, which is a short walk to a quaint area with restaurants and shops, and a nice park! (We watched the sunset at the park one night over the water and it was beautiful!) It was also a very convenient walk along the boardwalk of .25 miles to the Marriott to meet our friends. Very close to Gaslamp and Petco Park.

Would definitely stay here again when we are bringing the animal!

08/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
366. Josh G.
Beautiful hotel.
In fact, it feels out of place.
Should be in SF.

27/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
367. Katie S.
It was 2 years ago when my bf and I traveled to SD and stayed here for 3 nights, but I still clearly remember how beautiful this Hilton Bayfront Hotel was and how delicious the breakfast buffet was.

The hotel looks grand, modern, and amazing. Our room was nicely decorated, clean, spacious..  just everything amazing. The view of the bay out the window was gorgeous, especially at night. But nothing beats the beauty of the pool side cabana, which oversees the ocean front. The salt water pool wasn't actually salty, so it won't make your eyes won't sting or make your fingers really wrinkly. Part of the pool is a lap lane area where you could actually get a swim workout done. And I also like that the underwater lights don't make the water into some weird color like yellow or red. Red water just isn't right..

Enough about the pool, I swim too much. The breakfast buffet was delicious, definitely worth $21.95. The smoked salmon was so soft, it melted in my mouth, seriously like M & M's. Not stringy or tough at all. My omelet was cooked exactly how I like it, fluffy and moist. The steel cut oats oatmeal was so much softer than when I make it, I'm guessing it was slow cooked. And you get to top it with anything your stomach desires at the toppings bar.

The fitness room looked nice and very well equipped, but we didn't use it because its not free, and 24 hour fitness is only a few minutes jog away in the Gaslamp area. There's your warm up =] and you get to eat at one of the many many great restaurants around afterwards!

19/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
368. Melissa A.
This review is for the POOL.
As a local , I rather swim in a pretty nice heated pool on a 56 F night versus cleaning my pool lol.

Long story short!
Purchased day passes for the spa which grants sd locals access to the gym and pool.

This hotel is REALLY beautiful and classy , the reputation it has on the internet is pretty high!

HOWEVER,

I'm more than willing to share the pool with others BUT If I'm going to pay $50 for me and my friend to swim, I swear I better not have to deal with SNEAK INS.

Not to be economically incorrect, but they seriously looked like druggies.
-SMOKING in the Jacuzzi.
-They brought their DOGS (1 giant black lab and a freaking chihuahua that  kept barking at the guests).
-OH and did I mention the dogs swam in their beautiful and classy saltwater pool too? Yuck.

Top it off pool club workers would just walk by and honestly I don't think they even noticed.

VERY disappointed.

Pretty sure I will not be coming back.

04/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
369. Alaine J.
Debated between this hotel and the Manchester and chose to go with Hilton for the split views and the views alone are worth the price. Nabbed a deal on hotels.com and got a premium king room with a city and bay view for under $300. The views made it look like it was situated far enough from the city that you feel like you're away from the city but still close enough to not feel like you're in the boonies. Room and bathroom were clean, bathroom came with Peter Roth toiletries, bed was comfortable. However, I would've liked a fridge and a bathtub in the premium room. Or is that just me being prissy?

Lobby is nicely decorated; I definitely got that upscale feel without being pompous. They had enough elevators servicing the building (there were four for the top half of the floors) and a restaurant. There's also a cool architectural bridge you can walk across to Petco Park if you're in the mood for a baseball game. Hotel grounds seem really nice for running (saw a handful of joggers) or taking a stroll. Definitely family friendly.

Parking garage is adjacent to the hotel and costs $15. You can have it added to your bill instead of paying at the parking booth. Hotel is close enough to Gaslamp that you don't need to take your car out again and pay for more parking downtown.

Wi-Fi is free for AT&T customers, but have your AT&T login info ready!

11/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
370. Roy B.
It was a weekend get away for me. I enjoyed myself there. This hotel is definitely nice. I stayed on the 22nd floor with a great view of the Water Front Bay. Rooms were nice, cozy and clean. It has all the amenities of the big name hotels. Great pool and jacuzzi. Workout facilities, restaurants, ice cream shops & Starbucks.
The thing I didn't like about this hotel is that everything is expensive. I mean from $25 a day hotel self parking. Expensive soda machines. $3.50 a pop. Even the Starbucks has increased their prices. Unbelievable!
Great place to stay if you don't worry about finances.

23/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
371. Tracy C.
me and my husband stayed there for a few nights for our wedding it was AMAZING couldn't have asked for a better place 2 stay!

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
372. Karen C.
Lovely hotel with expected Hilton amenities. Nice views of bay. Convenient to Petco field, Gaslamp Quarter and public transportation. I love that this Hilton is very dog friendly, too. Excellent venue for meetings or conventions---and they accommodate these often. All staff that I encountered were exceptionally friendly. Concierge desk is quite helpful, too.

13/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
373. Lisa H.
We used Hilton Honors points to book our five year anniversary stay in this hotel. Prior to having children we used to come to San Diego twice a year and I always wanted to stay in one of the bayfront hotels. We finally made this dream come true on this trip. This hotel is pretty much in a perfect location, right on the water and a very short and pleasant walk to a lot of amazing attactions in San Diego. We walked to The Oceanaire, Ghiradelli, Seaport Village and walked easily past Petco Park and the Convention Center.

We came here a little early hoping to check-in, but at least wanted to drop the car off and walk the bayfront. We were very happy when they allowed us to check in. We actually took advantage and took a nap since we had been up since 5 am and had a long night ahead of us. The view from our room was gorgeous, even if it did look out over the docking yards. We just looked beyond to the Coronado bridge, the ocean and the beautiful blue sky. Our room itself was nicely appointed and comfortable, if a tiny bit small. We could have used a mini fridge as we had leftovers from brunch and nowhere to put them. For this reason I would really rate this hotel a four and a half stars. It worked okay for an overnight getaway with just us but would not work so well if we had our kids with us.

I loved the bathroom with it's big glass enclosed shower. No shower curtain sticking to you, which is a big pet peeve of mine. Once again, this may have been an issue if we were traveling with our kids because they still take baths, but not a problem on this trip. We did need more than the only two towels provided, this seems to be standard with most hotels these days. My husband called for extra and they brought us washclothes at first, but quickly brought us the towels we requested when they realized their mistake. Our bed was the typical super comfy Hilton bed and I did not want to get out of it in the morning.

Parking was $27 a day, but they allowed us to keep the car there until 4 pm on the day of check out. We picked up breakfast from the Starbucks downstairs (did not get it free though as another reviewer mentioned, even though we are HHonors members and everything was about $1 more than a typical Starbucks).  Unfortunately we did not get a chance to try any of the restaurants, lounges or pool as we had a lot of things planned out, but all in all this was almost a perfect stay for our anniversary weekend.

09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
374. Eira T.
Stayed here recently for a major conference. I'm usually a hostels and AirBnB kinda gal, so I was like WHOA THIS IS SWANKY! My conference roomie and I had a corner room that looked out over the Dole container ship area, the railroad tracks and Petco Park. Would have been nicer if we had had a bay view window, but that probably costs way more $$ and anyway we were there for the conference, not for the view.

Hotel beds were very soft, temperature comfortable, nice smelling soaps, and decent bathroom set up. The hotel has a few bars (the Fox Sports Bar and Grill has a decent happy hour) and a restaurant (which I didn't eat at), along with a Starbucks and a fro-yo shop. The pool was nice, though often overrun with children (even at 10:30..). I can say that I've never seen a container ship being loaded in front of a hot tub until now. That might seem like a bad thing, but honestly it was fascinating to watch and I was kinda sad when the Dole ship took off for other lands.

As far as the conference facilities -- pretty typical. No complaints there. The lights in the rooms look like awesome Chinese umbrella/mushroom thingies. Pretty cool, actually.

Only quibbles: Housekeeping sometimes didn't come until late in the day, our tub got a bit plugged up towards our last couple days, and the conference rooms layout was SUPER confusing (Sapphire EI??? Where is that in relation to CH??), and not enough outlets in the room.

FYI -- I think wifi costs $$ here. But I was here for a conference that included free wifi in hotel rooms, though not in the conference meeting rooms.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
375. Jammy S.
Wonderful hotel, great location central to all the attractions downtown.  Staff was very friendly and helpful.  The pool was even kept open an extra hour until 12 midnight because there were so many people enjoying it still.

Will definitely be back.

20/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
376. Andy K.
Went to dinner here with friends on a Sunday.
Beautiful scenery, and it was nice chilly weather.
Food was good and staff was very friendly and courteous.
Only downside, food takes a while to come out.

04/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
377. Lindsey L.
Let me just say that anyone looking to stay here should be sure to make sure they are not getting cheated on the rate!!!!! I stayed here with a group rate just to find they were selling to the general public way cheaper! I mean over $100 cheaper with the same type of rooms and nothing special was included in our group rate (ie no free breakfast or free wifi included)...
I did talk to the front desk supervisor about it and she stated that yes I could check out and book under the cheaper rate for the same room, but I would receive a $75 early checkout fee! It is shady business practice to me and I will continue to tell everyone about this!!! This is not customer service. That is a scam.

04/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
378. Lord M.
My room was 2121, and I had an amazing view! All the good stuff is less than a mile from this place. My beautiful wife and I would take a cab to Gaslamp, and then stumble our drunk ass back to our room.  The beds are comfortable, the building is clean, and the staff are friendly. The Hilton was the perfect home-base, and it set the stage for us to really enjoy ourselves!  I've been to San Diego numerous times, and this past visit was a fucken BLAST and by far the best! Thank you Hilton San Diego Bayfront!!

05/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
379. Di M.
I cannot wait to come back here again...

This was our little family vacation for the Summer.

This Hilton property is soooo beautiful. The location is perfect and the service was truly, consistently amazing. This hotel is VERY updated and chic. Reminded me of a nice Las Vegas hotel minus the cigarette smoke and ringing of slot machines.

I tend to be hypercritical of hotels and this one exceeded my expectations. My husband is a Hilton Honors Diamond member and they give you so many extras for being a member it's ridiculous.

Pet-friendly, but not a ton of pets there. I am a huge ALLERGY SUFFERER, so I was worried about this, but they have rooms called "Pure Rooms" that never have pets in them They have a PureRoom air purifier in the room which made an enormous difference!!

Check-In: Efficient, friendly

Concierge: Informative and approachable (not snobby like some nice hotels)

Bellman: Really fantastic customer service

Housekeeping/Rooms: Extremely CLEAN, which I appreciated. NO RANDOM HAIRS in the bed or bathroom!

Vela Brunch: Delicious, made-to-order omelette at the breakfast buffet. Excellent service!

Spa Aquazul: Wow!!!!! I loved my massage by Bree. Ashley is also absolutely incredible!!!! Worth every penny....You get to chose your own music, aromatherapy scent which makes the experience sooooo nice!!!

Fox Sports Grill: Good service and food, a little noisy but it is a sports grill...Had dinner there two times. My daughter said their Fox Burger was delish.

Starbucks: Located outside the hotel lobby was "ok". They ran out of some syrups to make certain drinks we ordered, but overall not bad.

View: If you can get a Bayview room, do it. The view is breathtaking especially on a sunny morning. I loved it!

Baywalk: Outside the hotel is an awesome walkway along the bay where you can jog, stroll, rent a surrey or catch a ride in a bike taxi. We took this walk after dinner every night. On the weekend you will catch the Symphony playing great music and if you are there for the finale you will also catch the fireworks finale!

Parking: $28 per night for Self Park, $40 per night Valet. A little pricey, but we heard that even the employees have to pay $4 per day when they park for work!

Pool: We checked it out but it looked sort of small with respect to the size of the hotel and it was jam packed. It looked like you had to grab a lounge chair right when they opened or you would not get one by noon.

This is going to be our new Go-To vacation hotel from now on!

04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
380. Emily A.
This hotel has a beautiful contemporary design in a great location. Perfect for the those who need to be close to convention center, for the Gas lamp district  and Petco park. It overlooks the bay and is connected to other hotels and restaurants by a scenic waterfront walk. The pool area is beautiful and has a nice area for children. The beds are comfy. I dined at the restaurant and found it to be both reasonable in price and very good food.
Another asset here is the great staff, especially Gary F. who brought our luggage to our room and had a friendly smile and was helpful all through our stay.
I highly recommend this hotel  although I would love to see Hilton put a mini fridge in the rooms.

28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
381. 415mama M.
Well.. back from San Diego and I couldn't be more satisfied with my stay!!  I checked in 8/8/13 and stayed about a week. 19th floor, corner room.
The staff were just sooo customer service oriented.  The housekeeping staff were so sweet and helpful, from check in to check out EVERY staff member I encountered were terrific.  Even encountering staff walking in the hallways or lobby will great you with a big hello and smile!  

Oh and let me say CLEAN, CLEAN AND CLEAN!  Did my bed bug inspection, LOL nothing anywhere.  Whew.  I cringe at the thought!

The pool area was beautiful and poolside bar service was also. A little pricey, but nothing you don't already expect.  Did Apple Martinis, 13.00 a piece...Wished the pool was opened past 11pm though.

Fox Sports Bar Grill's food was a disappointment !  (in the hotel)  THEEE worst Cesar salad I've ever eaten, wilted lettuce, just horrible.  My sister got the burger also a HUGE disappointment.  My sister attempted the burger a different night (yes she tried again lol) and low and behold it was much better.  I tasted both and there was definitely a difference, the second night was really much better.  I attempted the turkey burger w/ avocado that was good. Didn't go anywhere near the Cesar salad lol!  The crab cakes were nothing special, just okay more batter than crab. (servers were very friendly though)

Views are amazing, I got my coffee fix at the Starbucks ( longgg line) land had the best morning coffee view ever.  I am a smoker and they have many places designated for US.. I didn't feel awkward, many other smokers, not stuffy all outdoors.  I will upload pics.
Directly across the walkway to Petco Park... Gaslamp district a small walk.  No stores within walking distance though after dark.  Closest was a CVS they closed 7/8pm ish.

I truly enjoyed my visit would definitely recommend staying here. OH, every evening at 9:30 you could see the fireworks right over the bay from Sea World!  Beautiful!

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
382. Audrey T.
If I had the means to live at this hotel, I would. I was down in San Diego last year and had the pleasure of staying here. Nevermind that it's quite a ways away from my usual hangouts (in La Jolla)--this hotel was simply worth it. I loved the modern decor in the lobby and the rest of the hotel; the whites, blues, and browns are so conducive to kicking back and relaxing. I could have sat in my room all day and stared out the window at the beautiful views and I would've been perfectly content. Simply gorge I tell you. It's also very close to downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter if that's your scene. Me, I'm more of a PB kind of girl. It's also walking distance from the SD Convention Center and Petco Park.

In addition, if you are a Hilton Honors member, they give you so many vouchers for stuff like discounted breakfast buffet at their restaurant downstairs (Vela), free Starbucks, froyo coupons, and a bunch of other random, but surprisingly useful vouchers.

The only bad thing that happened was they deactivated our room keys on our last day even before it was time for check-out. It took the front desk quite a while before anyone came to open the door for us. Other than that minor hiccup, I really enjoyed my stay at Hilton San Diego. It really is a gorgeous hotel and I recommend it for anyone who is looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in San Diego.

20/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
383. Lisa B.
This was our first hotel stay with our new puppy Scout. We are San Diego natives and were in town to spend Christmas with our family. The location is great. The grounds are lovely with lots of places for puppy to roam & do his business. Staff was very friendly. We had more interaction with the staff of this Hilton than we've ever had with any other Hilton. Our key card NEVER worked at the parking garage gate, which is actually right on par for Hilton's. They never seem to work in any city, anywhere. But this card never even worked in our door. We had to have it replaced daily and sometimes even twice a day. We asked for extra towels to be left one day and they did, but didn't leave any hand towels. The next day they didn't leave us any toilet paper! Each time we called down to ask for something, the staff was very nice and reacted quickly.  Being in the Hilton Honors club gave us free Starbucks & pastries every morning. Which was amazing to sit there with that view in the lovely San Diego weather...even on Christmas Day there were people walking the boardwalk without shirts! That's how beautiful the weather was. I also lost my brand new Michael Kors sunglasses but, thankfully, we were reunited 3 days later as they were turned into lost & found. Besides the key card fiasco, the towels & the lack of TP, we loved this place! The room was very nice and had a lovely view of the harbor. And that awesome walk bridge linked our hotel with Petco Park. We took Scout for a walk through the ball field. It was really cool! We got this hotel at an almost unbelievable rate, that may be why we're so lenient. Usually you can't touch this hotel for less than $200-$300/night. For that amount, your key should work and they should leave you plenty of TP.

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
384. Alex C.
just spent a spectacular weekend in San Diego, the Hilton bay front will not disappoint. The staff was very friendly. our room was spotless including the bathroom. I will definitely stay here next time I'm in San Diego again

30/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
385. Beth B.
Love this hotel!  I know some of my friends aren't as crazy about it because of the size but I have no problem with the size.  When I'm walking past the convention center or on the boardwalk back to the hotel, I get a little thrill seeing it rise above.  

A great view from the room.  Like the breakfast.  Love that there is Starbucks downstairs (timing is everything with this Starbucks when a convention is in town), enjoy the Fox Sports Grill and just hanging out outside.  

The Hilton Gaslamp is closer to, well, the Gaslamp district as well as the main convention center entrances but I still favor Bayfront.  Wish all three of the associations that I go to conferences for would come here at least every other year.  I know San Diego isn't convenient for everyone, including me actually but I still love being here.

08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
386. Michael M.
A beautiful place but unfortunately VERY impersonal service. I would suggest avoiding Hilton Bayfront.

01/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
387. Jen M.
Large luxurious rooms, very clean, great views, excellent customer service, free parking, short walk to Petco stadium and Gaslamp District...use the walk bridge. Would definitely stay here again!

20/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
388. Katherine O.
Great room with a great view. The one downside was the noise- we were on the 19th floor with a bay view, and I could hear the noise from the boats. Parking is expensive (as to be expected)- I think it is $27 for a night of self park.

BTW, the gift shop sells wine- do not order wine from room service- it is a half bottle and with all of the taxes/fees, it came out to $43.

01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
389. Alex M.
The nicest Hilton that I have ever stayed in. So nice we stayed here twice!

After my swanky work conference ended, we checked out and went to a hotel much closer to Horton Plaza. Upon getting food poisoning, I called Hilton at midnight and cashed in every last one of my HHonors points plus some extra cash. Went right back to the Bayfront!

The staff are polite and numerous, but the real attraction is THE VIEW. This Hilton has million dollar view of the harbor, Coronado Island, and yes, Petco Park and the Dole cargo ship facility. The hotel spills out onto the large sidewalk that runs along the harbor, meaning that you can take your Starbucks on a very scenic stroll.

The only reason I can't give this Hilton 5 stars is the wacky architecture and decorating choices. The Starbucks is actually on the ground floor and requires you to leave the hotel, walk outside briefly, then line up. It is open to the public, which is great, but it means that you'd better have on more than your Unicorn Princess PJ's when you make the trip.

The meeting rooms are stellar, but have a confusing naming convention: the floors are all shades of blue, making it tough to recall if you're supposed to be on AQUA, SAPPHIRE, COBALT or INDIGO. Please pick different things! Marine life! Landmarks! There's a marine theme to the whole place (including the terribly named lobby bar OdySEA) and the public art is lovely, down to the very cool chandeliers in the ballrooms.

ROOMS: Stayed in a corner room on the northwest side, and am thankful for the blackout curtains. Bring a chip clip with you, though, as they don't perfectly match up for seamless coverage. Room 1 was two queens, with a tub. Everything was clean, generously sized, and well arranged. Our second room (R2) was on the west side, and was also decent. R2 only had a shower (a jumbo, glass-door party shower!) but make sure to ask if a tub is important. Both had tons of lamps and lighting options and four pillows per bed. Nice and soft.

POOL: Not heated? We tried to swim just after sunset and found it too chilly. Sat in the hottub for about 10 minutes. Felt crowded out with just 4 others talking shop. Plenty of deck chairs and towels.

FOOD: the catered food for the "breakfast break" was awful (but that was a poor choice by our meeting planner), but the "welcome party" outside in the park was GREAT! We had action stations with chefs making skewers and quesadillas, plenty of vegetarian options. The dessert cakeballs were more like ganache dipped in candy coating chocolate. Cute, but a letdown.

VELA: the main restaurant has many reviews, but I can say that the breakfast buffet is fine but not worth the price, if you have the time to walk anywhere else in the area.

LOBBY BAGGAGE CHECK: We probably used these guys seven times over the course of our trip and every time they were sweet, funny, and on the mark.

ROOM SERVICE, SPA: did not try.

CONFERENCE WIFI: was not included! The contract was too expensive for our group. So as we talked about web 3.0, we all HAD TO TAKE NOTES ON PAPER. This is beyond lame and I wish that they would rethink this policy. This won't affect your average vacation stay, but remember that Hilton signature properties are the black sheep of the free wifi movement.

WHY YOU SHOULD STAY HERE: if you like ships and views and long walks on the beach (ok sidewalk), this is the Hilton for you! I loved being out on the tiny strip of land away from the Gaslamp. This "hotel row" also includes the convention center, a deluxe Marriott and a deluxe Hyatt. They might be more awesome, but for my Hilton rewards, it's all about the Bayfront.

31/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
390. Harry H.
Four pleasant nights with an accommodating staff that was non-intrusive and pleasant when consulted. Arrived back to my room one night to find dry cleaning that wasn't mine; received a prompt apology and the situation was rectified politely by housekeeping the next evening - hope the dude didn't need his suit that day but I guess it's his own fault since he left my room on the slip.

As for navigating within the hotel (maybe Yelp needs to work on their logarithm as it's not that helpful when you tell me 'hotel' is in 193 reviews of a hotel), the conference I attended was also held here and the elevator logistics made it difficult to maneuver between some sessions. Both banks on each floor were slammed during pedestrian rush hour and there's no way to get to certain floors via stairs, even if you're on the directly adjacent level. Best bet is to take any going down and go along for the ride, hoping you don't exceed the weight limit and hold yourselves up. Granted, these are not unique situations to the Hilton Bayfront and may be due to the planning by the conference folks, but frustrating nonetheless especially to someone to whom elevators are always a last resort.

Other than that, a 5 since I wasn't footing the bill, though the group rate was reasonable given the view, accessible location, and accommodations. All facilities were in good shape, though the saltwater pool was remarkably underused, at least to a NY resident; guess it's due to the 'cool' temperatures at night. The Indigo Ballroom was the spot for the keynotes and was an impressive space with some odd but endearing overhead fixtures. Catering staff were all extremely personable and just forceful enough directing folks to the appropriate buffets at particular times.

As for getting around inside the hotel, it's located between the Convention Center and the Dole plant/ship. They conveniently offer a couple different exits: one along the water so you can follow Harbor Drive around and another via a nifty skybridge over to the 'action' if it's more direct and/or you're already there and/or you prefer walking through a parking garage over walking along the Bay.

(I must just be so outta practice with the whole business lodging thing, 'cause it came as a surprise to me - and our billing coordinator - when I checked out and had my own card billed rather than the company CC used to hold the rez. Staff member was friendly about my confusion but still a bit unnerving and would've been problematic had I not been able to cover it.)

People, people, people, they make it sound so easy
They say just do what your heart tells you to
But sometimes you cannot feel it
Sometimes you cannot hear it

15/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
391. Mike V.
Beats the hell out of the Hilton Gaslamp across the street.

When I ordered room service, it was there in under 15 minutes.

When I needed a sewing kit at 7:30 AM, they had it to my door in under FIVE MINUTES.

The pool, awesome. and very VERY potent drinks.

The Ody"sea" bar and deck overlooking the pool and the water, amazing on a hot day.

The Starbucks and Juice bar downstairs with tons of shaded outdoor seating? Thank you Hilton.

maybe the only loss is that it's on the other side of the train tracks and if a Coaster comes through, you are waiting a little. but there's always that 30 million dollar pedestrian bridge to PetCo. :-)

ONE FAULT THO, get a room on the side AWAY from the train tracks. They are doing some work on them now and trains are blaring their horns in the morning to alert the workers. windows do NOTHING to block the sound at 4 AM. Solution, move rooms (I did) and ear plugs (I had, thank the Lord)

03/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
392. Doctor G.
Brand new hotel in the redeveloped industrial waterfront of San Diego.  The lobby is located on the second floor and you drive up a ramp to get to the front door.  

A super-modern and quite beautiful facility.  The only thing that screws up the upscale image are the hotel guests that tend to be really casually dressed.  Guys, do you have to wear t-shirts with your gym shorts when strolling along in an expensive and beautiful hotel?

Lots of elevators, so you don't have to wait very long to go upstairs.  

There's a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the railroad tracks to Petco Park and the Gaslight District.  There's also about four floors of convention meeting spaces, and a number of uber-expensive restaurants.  Big parking structure next to the hotel that's pretty expensive to park in.  

Nice hotel rooms - well designed and appointed.  Big shower.  Unfortunately, instead of the bay view of a container ship facility, I got the other side - a view of a zillion containers all stacked up, and two huge fuel storage tanks.  

Lots of exercise machines in their gym which faces two spas, two kiddie pools, and a big salt water swimming pool.  I could not taste the salt and the only thing I noticed in the pool was a lack of chlorine.  Felt the same as a regular pool.  Towels for the guests at the pool.  The only thing odd about the pool was the fact that you could walk right off the promenade by the water and head to the hotel side entrance, turn right either before or after the side entry doors and walk right into the pool area without the necessity of being a quest.  Maybe the security is tighter on weekends.  

Use of the locker rooms by the pool are $10 a day.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
393. Erik W.
FAIL!!.  Checking in at 1620 and the room we requested is not ready.  So, what's the point of a 1500 check-in if the room is not ready?!  Was asked to spend $20 more for a room 15 floors lower and of similar type.  Definitely not coming back here again!  False advertisement: show a Saturday special for a cocktail pitcher in front of the main lobby bar.  Find out it's not for that place, rather a bar downstairs.  Go there and ask for the special and am told it's not offered.

05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
394. Crystal E.
I just recently stayed at the Hilton a week ago and I used their amenities the most I could. Not to mention its literally a couple blocks away from the gaslamp district. You're talking like a 10 minute walk. Oh and they are literally right across the street from the Padres baseball field. Very great location.

Hotel: beautiful and modern!

Rooms: Very modern and the view is amazing. Right on the ocean. The bathrooms however didn't have a bath tub, but the oversized shower made up for it.

Room Service: I had a cheeseburger and it was good! It was $14 and room service was very fast. My food came within 20 mins.

Spa: I just got a spa pedicure. It was $80 but they really took their time and the ladies were so sweet.

Parking: It costs $40 a night to valet park. Self park is free. But all you do if you valet is call before you leave your room and when you get down there your car is already there. One of the valet drivers damaged the antenna on my truck. He hit it with the parking arm as he was coming out of the parking structure. Normally anyone would be pissed, but the managers were so amazing. They took full responsibility and waived the valet parking fee. A few days later the claims department was already in contact with me. They were very professional and really got on top of things. I will definitely be coming back to the Hilton.

18/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
395. Carmen M.
Love staying here with family and friends!!! We always get the best service...Garrett at the pool was very kind and helpful too!!

13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
396. Keith H.
Really nice clean rooms of average size.  Great Views of the bay and Coronado.  Cool pool bar outside.  Nice service.  I think it offers amazing deals too.  I was here for work and did not pay but I saw it listed from $119/night on the HH website.

Checking in was great as a HH member.  I skipped a huge line for the conference I was attending.  They must have had three dedicated desk people checking in HH members.  I would like to come back for a personal stay.  

It is geared towards business. I think it is attached to the convention center and it has huge (greater than 1500 people sized) conference rooms.

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
397. Mary S.
Love this hotel views amazing staff very friendly day every single time we stay! Room we stayed in had humidifier which I liked cause our last trip my daughter who was at the time 1 had bad allergies so that was really nice they did that and I'm diabetic and they brought a mini fridge. Amazing customer service the food just needs a Lil help but that's not what I'm rating... depends when you stay the price could be higher but worth every penny

08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
398. Ron L.
WOW! This hotel really made me rethink my whole concept of the Hilton brand. I was staying here as part of a conference and was very impressed by the property and staff. The rooms are spacious with amazingly functional furnishings (hear that, Sheraton?). My room had a bathtub/shower combo.

I am a celiac so gluten free food is not just a lifestyle choice. Both the Vela restaurant (freaking overpriced), and the banquet department took very good care of me.

I was offered an "ocean view" upgrade at check-in but declined. The beautiful room that I got looked over the bridge to Coronado Island and the Dole plant, so I really don't know how that could be improved upon.

The hotel charges for in-room Wi-Fi but if you have an Internet account with AT&T you can use your login for free service.

I only have two complaints that should be very easy to remedy. The soap is teardrop shaped. For those of you with sandpaper or gecko fingers, not a problem. For me - boink, boink - all over the place except my hands. After I mentioned it, Emily, the front office manager, graciously had a bottle of body wash delivered to my room. Much better!

My second complaint is that the hotel gets large groups that seem to show up all at once, so sometimes the lines at the front desk are really long. They should be thinking about a group check-in desk away from the general public. The front desk is open and airy with separate "podiums" for each agent, and there are not nearly enough front desk stations at peak times.

27/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
399. N S.
Beautiful hotel located right by the San Diego bay and convention center. Staff were all very helpful and amazing. Our room was clean and Had the best view of the Coronado bridge. Bell desk even held our luggage and provided us with bottled water after we checked out. Self park or valet available. Taxi is always available. Several food options but no 24 hr room service. I would definitely stay here again on our next staycation and will definitely recommend this Hilton to family and friends.

14/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
400. I N.
Long over due review from the end of February. The bf surprised me with a trip to celebrate Valentine's day. We had a suite, with beautiful views of the bay and SD. We had a living room, with a dining table, a separating door, 2 bathrooms, comfortable bed (a little soft for our liking) but still comfortable nonetheless. We had some left over food during our stay and wanted to get our food reheated, the staff was kind enough to bring a microwave to us.  

Loved the parking and how it was connected with a walkway to the front entrance. We didn't go to the restaurants but there were a couple and even dessert places associated with the hotel. The hotel was connected with a walkway along the bay. We definitely enjoyed our stay here.

31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
401. Caroline A.
Gorgeous hotel located on the water with views of over the water to Coronado and also a great view of the Gaslamp District and the rest of downtown. I was visually pleased with this hotel, especially since I've been in several hotels in the Gaslamp area and this one is very spacious in comparison.  Though this may be because it is right next to the convention center and this hotel itself holds large event space to hold conferences as well so can accommodate a lot of guests.

The location is right across the street from the Gaslamp restaurants and nightlife, a bridge walk away from Petco Park if you're seeing a game, and directly next to the SD Convention Center if you are attending a conference.

The room itself was clean and beds were comfortable.  Wi-fi is available in the rooms with a cost although there is a large lobby area that has wi-fi available if needed.  There are restaurants in the hotel, which also have a great view.  There's a Starbucks on the lower level of the hotel and also a Yogurt shop to fulfill your taste buds especially on a warm/hot day.

The service at this hotel was great.  I can't complain about the staff.  Every staff member I came in contact with was friendly and helpful.

10/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
402. Leland S.
Very nice and very honest peole. I lost my wallet on way back in my room. When i got to my room, like 2 minites ago, some called from valet front desk and they said they found my wallet. I was shocked, i did not know wallet fell off from my pocket. I want to say thank you, specially to Mr. Rodrigo. Thank you so much. I salute you sir.

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
403. Lesa C.
Don't stay here! Awful service!!!  Do they do so much volume that they don't care?

We selected this hotel based on yelp ratings. This hotel was severely under staffed. It was a mad house. Even the staff looked stressed!

We had two towels in the room the first night and ONE towel the second night. It took 45 minutes to get another towel!

Parking is $26 a day or $40 a day for Valet. It is next door to the San Diego conference center so the garage is used for that as well. Hard to find a parking spot available!

The buffet tasted like it was from Denny's kitchen. Not worth $25 per person. The Mimosas were terrible. It was so bitter, my husband added sugar to ours to make it drinkable.

I called the 800# to check out on the road because the checkout line was so long. The guy on the other end was incredibly rude!! He chastised me for not "checking out correctly" at the hotel! REALLY??!! He was nice enough to give me the correct number to call but did not bother to transfer my call. When I finally got through to the hotel staff they had NO record of my reservation. Crazy! I will never stay there again.

It gets two stars based on the very comfy bed and the hot water in the shower.

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
404. Heather L.
I came here for a conference 9/26-9/29 and had a fantastic stay!  I'm not really sure why the few reviewers who gave this place poor reviews had such an awful stay...bad luck maybe?  I thought everyone from the moment I checked in to the moment I walked out with my bags were helpful, courteous, and definitely good with people.

Upon check in, they take a credit card for incidentals.  If you use a credit card, they put a $50 hold PER DAY on your card (that part is kind of crappy), but they gave me an option to put down $50 cash flat right up front (not per day either, just one time $50), which I got returned to me at check out.  No holds, no delay.  I also got there for check-in at 11am, which I knew was probably early, but figured I'd check anyway.  Since I had been up since 2:30am eastern standard time, I was a little tired.  They were very nice in setting me up with a room even though I was checking in early, no extra charge at all.  

I got a room on the 30th floor overlooking the coronado bridge/bay.  The room was perfect and very clean and orderly (right up my Type A alley).  There is a hair dryer with shampoo/conditioner/shower cap/soap/lotion in the bathroom.  Fully stocked with towels and the bathroom was spotless (great job housekeeping!).  There is an ironing board, iron, extra blankets, hangers in the closet as well as a safe in the bureau unit.  They also had complimentary coffee in the room as well which they always kept fully stocked for me (which I loved!).  Bed linens were spotless, bed was comfy.  I couldn't hear any noise from adjacent rooms at all.  I forgot to bring Q-tips, but housekeeping was nice enough to drop some off for me when they cleaned my room the next day.  I got room service the first night and the person who delivered the food brought it right in and set it up for me in my room.  Very pleasant and polite staff working here.  I had no issues at all!

The conference was fantastic and the hotel pulled out all the stops for us.  The food they served us was almost always hot, but definitely always served by a happy polite server.  They were very attentive and patient for serving such a large group of women (about 300 each mealtime at the very least).  

The hotel gave me a card (that was good for my entire stay mind you!) for a specialty $5 cocktail good at the Pool Club or Odysea.  I got a few drinks during my stay and the bartender even gave me a drink on the house because I had to wait a few minutes while he was tied up with another table.  I had lunch at the Pool Club on my last day and that was enjoyable as well.  

I asked for a later check out as my last conference ended right at 12noon and started at 7am...I needed a little time to pack after the conference was over.  The front desk was more than understanding and extended my check out until 1pm free of charge.  Check out was a breeze.  Got my money back as I mentioned above for the incidentals.  The hotel was even nice enough to hold my bags at the bellhop AFTER I checked out because I planned on staying in San Diego for several hours after check out and before my flight.  

Every single employee I came across during my 4 day stay was pleasant and always had a smile on their face.  Very helpful and accommodating.  Always willing to extend a helping hand.  Great attitudes, teamwork, and customer service skills.  I would definitely stay here again!  Keep up the good work, guys!

30/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
405. Anand R.
Like any Hilton the parking price is nuts, but the hotel itself is huge and modern with nice rooms. The pool are is great for families and singles and couples, with fair poolside dining options. The best part of this hotel however is guest services. Our son has food allergies so we try to get a fridge and microwave whenever we travel. Even though the hotel ran out of the few they have for guests, our bellman took one of each out of his managers office for us. Amazing service!

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
406. Angela C.
Was in town last weekend for the Color Run 5K. I left it up to my sister to find a place for us to stay. I know she initially had a hard time finding a place, as many places were booked for this particular weekend. I believe she even looked into boutique hotels. Fortunately through hotels.com , she was able to get us a room here at the Hilton Bayfront, albeit it probably cost a little more than we initially planned.

The location of this hotel is so CONVENIENT. Adjacent to the convention center, walking distance to the Gaslamp District & Petco Park (just walk cross a small bridge), and a few minutes drive to Seaport Village, Little Italy, Balboa Park, Sea World, and so much more.

The hotel itself is very nice. Bright, open lobby. And they provide fruit-infused water in the lobby during the day. Big, clean rooms. Sheets and pillows were so soft & comfy. I even took off the pillow case to see where the pillows are from, and plan to order some for home. ( pacificcoast.com )

The night we arrived, we ordered a late night snack through room service and the food was delivered in a jiffy. The smoked mozzarella chicken quesadilla was to die for! I don't typically like quesadillas but couldn't stop eating this one. Keep in mind that besides the $4 room service delivery fee, they automatically add 20% gratuity. My sister didn't check the receipt carefully, so we ended up adding tip again, making our total tip approx. 40% of the bill. Our $16 quesadilla ended up costing us about $28!!!  :(

My only gripe is they charge for wi-fi in the rooms (not sure how much it is). But they do have free wi-fi in the lobby.

Valet is $32/day. Self-park is $27/day. Park on level 3 for direct access to the main floor of the lobby without having to take any elevators.

I would totally stay here again and would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

09/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
407. J. T.
My husband and I have been here for a date-night for our anniversary and for a little stay-cation with our kids.  We loved it both times.  The facility is beautiful and clean.  The rooms are neat and tidy.  The staff is very nice and helpful.  It is within walking distance to the Convention Center, the Gaslamp, Petco Park, the Library and more!  The pool is a great place to relax.  We love to dine at the Fox Sports Grill downstairs.  The waitstaff is awesome there and the food is delicious!  

My only complaint is the fact that it is right next to the Dole shipping yard (not a great view, but sort of fascinating to look at in terms of scale!) and that the prices for rooms nearly doubles during the summer.  I wish they had a San Diego resident discount for people like us who live here but never get to enjoy the beauty of our own city in a vacation-type setting.

29/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
408. Bobby G.
Amazing hotel. Spent a weekend here with my family. We stayed on the 39th floor and enjoyed the view!  It's walking distance to lots of local eateries and shopping as well as Petco stadium. Would definitely to anyone looking to getaway whether for personal or business reasons.

29/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
409. Rob C.
location excellent, easy walk to gas lamp, great views near the water.  kept up well but the food mediocre.  catered menu for meeting for breakfast, lunch and dinner needs more work despite the fancy labeling.

21/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
410. Noño Z.
Very nice location, the ocean views are great and has great services! However, the hotel rooms are somehow old. After all, it's a very good experience.

21/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
411. Dennis J.
Stayed here for a long weekend, nice hotel however it is overpriced for what you get. You are essentially paying for location next to Petco Park, Marina and walking distance to the Gas Lamp area. Still being nickel and dimes for wifi in your room is a joke at best. Connections are slow and very intermittent. I get better connections using my hotspot from the cell.??!
Although it's free for certain Hilton Honors members and AT&T uverse only subscribers, being a AT&T cell subscriber gets you no free hotspot use? Wth?
Nice room views though and many areas to lunge and relax. The pool is way to small for this hotel however. It's jam packed, really, not sure what they were thinking there.
Had a problem getting my room cleaned also, had to call guest service hotline to get it cleaned  so we left the room for 2 hours and upon return all they did was drop off clean towels and soap? Beds not made trash not emptied had to do it myself. Called back to report what happened but it's too late by then? You get a sorry. Unacceptable.
So far staying at a Marriott Hotel is much nicer and customer service there is better then I have experienced at the Hilton's.
Thanks Paris! Please don't go to the Waikoloa on the big Island and ruin that one also.
Look elsewhere

09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
412. Mark H.
My wife & I stayed here on an overnight trip. DIRECTLY across the street from Petco Park & the SD Convention Center...10 minute walk to Seaport Village & Gaslamp District...Right on the bay with very nice views. Definitely a business themed hotel but very nice & very clean.. Would recommend & would stay here again!

01/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
413. MizKat T.
Thanks Hilton for ruining our anniversary celebration.......If you want a good night's sleep, DO NOT stay here.  
Issue #1: We had room 2704 (27th floor), a corner room that was not cheap.  It came with a view of the Dole processing plant....AND constant banging of the loading/unloading of trucks ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!! We checked in at 3pm and didn't hear any unusual activity from the Dole plant until we arrived after 9pm from dinner, and by then it was too late to request a room change. My husband is a heavy sleeper, so he didn't care, but if you're a light sleeper like me, you will get ZERO sleep all night long.  At about 3am, I was beside myself and even made makeshift earplugs from toilet paper and stuffed them in my ears in a desperate attempt to block out the crazy noise from the Dole industrial plant.  I mean, we were on the 27th floor and at times the noise was so loud that our windows rattled....I am not kidding, I can't imagine being on the lower floors!  What makes me even more upset is the fact that upon check-in, I specifically asked for a quiet room away from the elevator or service closets, and was told our room was going to be very quiet.  Really?  I wanted our anniversary celebration to be special and it ended up being ruined by the constant banging of giant Dole containers being loaded/unloaded on trucks that were going "Beep, beep, beep" all night.    I was so upset and disappointed that upon check-in, the staff did not do me the courtesy of letting me know that the corner rooms overlooking the convention center were a more quiet option if that's what we were looking for.  
Issue #2: The other yucky thing was that although the bathroom looked very clean, it smelled of urine.  The staff needs to do a more thorough job of cleaning and disinfecting the bathroom, especially around the toilet area!  The metal trashcan next to the toilet had stains on it that I'm confident were not water stains.....take a look at the picture I'm attaching and make the connection as to what you think may have dripped on the trashcan next to the toilet.....gross.  
Issue #3:  We arrived around 10pm from dinner to  find that the people in the room next to us had ordered dinner and placed the tray with left-overs and dirty dishes outside their door.  The next day, we left our room at 10am, and the tray was still there.....room service still had not picked up the tray.  Totally unacceptable.
The room and bed linens were very clean, and the carpet was also.  However, NO fridge in the room, and water bottles were marked with a $3.50 price tag!  In addition, self-parking cost is $30/night.....and NO WIFI unless you want to fork out another $15/day.  If you have 4G from AT&T like we do, it works well in the rooms, no problems at all.  Soooooo, if you've read this far, I hope you take my advice and find another hotel in the area.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
414. Eva L.
This place is VERY NICE! It can be pricey, but I recommend going on sites like Expedia and Orbitz to get a great deal on rooms. The suites are spacious and you have a wonderful view of the bay.

There's two pools available outside (great for summer weather). The concierge is friendly, professional, and courteous. Let me just say that this place is HUGE. There's convention rooms, of which I can tell that big meetings and even school competitions may take place here. There's also a convenient gift shop.

However - keep in mind that there are no refrigerators available in the rooms. If you're traveling here and you want to keep some snacks - make sure they're not perishable and do not need to be refrigerated. Also, you need to pay for overnight parking. But other than that, this place is conveniently located, where you can visit the Gaslamp District and also Little Italy! :)

15/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
415. Affy M.
Very much enjoyed my stay at this hotel ! Upgraded our room upon arrival and fell in love with the view. The hotel staff was very helpful in person and made sure we were provided with all amenities. Walking distance from gas lamp and lots of hotel parking! The Spa at the hotel is small but convenient, got the flower and fruit massage and was in a heavenly peace for the hour . The spa closed at 8 and the maintenance man came in to start cleaning around 7:30 making us feel rushed and uncomfortable. My friend left a pair of her favorite heels in our room after we checked out and called the hotel several times and never heard from lost and found. Great place to stay but plan accordingly and don't leave anything valuable behind !

17/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
416. Sung K.
Been here few times and always amazed at the quality of the hotel and service.  Can be pricey at times but it has location and quality to back it up.

01/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
417. David H.
Great view. Great service. Food was actually pretty good as well. The 3 bars are enjoyable as well. Clean nice rooms. Be back for sure.

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
418. Christine P.
Very friendly, very clean and beautiful views of Gaslamp and water!

Parking is slightly expensive but so are the other surrounding hotels.

Has Fox Sports Grill below the hotel, a yogurt place and a large grass area for your dogs to run around.  

Great adult or family location. Will definitely come back again!

05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
419. E. B.
It is 730AM and the loud speaker from the convention center is BLARING and has been since 630AM.  Considering  I've already lost an hour of sleep because of daylight savings time and I have a child who is needing to be rested so she can compete this morning in a gym meet, I am NOT a happy camper.  I was one of many who called the front desk.  Was told they had called the police to try to lower the noise level.  Clearly it did not work as it actually seems louder.  If they're not screaming, the music is blaring.  Non-stop... While the hotel is beautiful and convenient to the convention center (Exhibit Hall H side),  I am paying over $200 a night.  For that price I would like to at least sleep in til 8AM or have been forewarned that this would happen.  Not happy at all and will not stay here again.

In response to Samira... "from the convention center" was what was relayed to me from the front desk staff when I called at 630AM.  My review was written based solely on what I was told.

09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
420. Lila Z.
Thank you for the best birthday party ever!

If you book way in advance, this place is very competitively priced compared to other hotels in the area of the same grade. The free cancellation was a plus. I had a room on one of the top floors with a killer view of downtown SD (city lights at night!). The only downside was the water bottles were $3.25. Can't bring myself to deduct stars on that alone, given how perfect everything else was. Parking garage is also steep but there is a lot at the other end of the bridge for cheap!

22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
421. Jackie G.
The location is great and the views are beautiful. The hotel itself is nice enough but the beds and pillows were horrible, the buffett was overpriced for the quality and the bath towels weren't the greatest either. Probably would not stay here again.

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
422. Loisann T.
Absolutely one of the best hotels I have stayed in! I loved it! The view was gorgeous and seemed to really be able to show a lot of San Diego. The location was great and the staff seemed very nice and willing to help with any questions! The pool was extremely crowded and they seemed unprepared for the towels to go with it! Again the staff were friendly and did their best to get the shelves restocked! The decor is very modern but cozy! The modern white color focus really makes it clean! The furniture was neatly placed not in the way but comfortable! There are tons of venues for events!

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
423. Michelle K.
Got this hotel at a deal through Priceline. We were a little late to booking hotels so our options were limited for Cinco de Mayo/Graduation weekend.

We checked in around 9:00pm and there was a huge line. We were a little annoyed but the line moved QUICKLY.  We had reserved a King bed but had last minute changes that needed us to have 2 double beds.  Omar at the front desk was able to get us a corner room with a great view of the bay and Petco Park with 2 double beds.  I couldn't have been happier with my experience here.

The room was nice and I LOVED the lighting in the bathroom.  It's a nice walk to The Gaslamp - it's close but still secluded so you're not dealing with all of the ruckus.

06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
424. Anna S.
Can't believe I let this one slip past me. We got a suite for our 4th of July get together with family. There were 7 of us in one room and we managed. With one bed in the bedroom, one on the pull out couch and two arm chairs, it worked out. We even had a dog with us. We were glad the place was so dog friendly. I believe it was only $30 or $40 for the entire stay. A guy who saw me with the dog in the elevator said he would've brought his dog if he knew this was allowed. Always check! I really love the view and that awesome park right below. Perfect spot to bring a dog out for her morning walk. We even walked from the hotel to the navy boat way down the street. The room was also a great view for the fireworks at night. Too bad our dog was a bit scared to watch with us. It is a bit of a haul walking to downtown and could be a bit confusing driving through downtown to get there. Otherwise, we had a great time.

17/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
425. Stephanie T.
I've stayed here twice, both times I redeemed Hilton HHonors points for my stay. This is one of my favorite properties as an HHonors member because of all the freebies. We got vouchers for apps at Odysea for each day we stayed. For the complimentary breakfast, we got a free food and beverage item at the Starbucks downstairs. If only parking were included as well....

The Bayfront is in a great location next to the convention center, the Gaslamp, Seaport Village, Petco, etc. My husband and I walked over to the Little Italy Farmers Market and had a great time.

I love that this Hilton allows pets because we were able to bring our two small dogs on vacation. Other guests took advantage of this policy as well, and it was lots of fun seeing all the pups around.

The Bayfront is a large, sleek  property, but all the employees are very friendly. There was one standout employee who really was the highlight of our stay. Anthony, the bellman, was not only great at his job, he was so much fun to talk to. He really fussed over our doggies which made us very proud (fur)parents.

20/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
426. Scott S.
@ScottCSilverman: @HiltonBayfront baby's sleeping @bar  housekeeping has 2 clean every room b4 ours. 5+ hours. They tried one room but it didn't have a bathtub. What does it take to get housekeeping to clean a room. Seems like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing?
I just don't understand the hold up? Did you overbook? This is not the vacation we expected from a Hilton. Seriously disappointed.

I can clean our room right now. Seriously.

#needbedbathtubcrib&fridgesobabyfooddoesntspoil

31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
427. Adena B.
OK, people: this ain't no Ritz or Four Seasons. There's no minibar, yeah; no terry robes, wah wah; no valet parking.

But then again, it's no Holiday Inn.

What I liked about the Bayfront:
+It's within walking distance to Gaslamp.
+Peter Thomas Roth bath products.
+Beautiful bay front views from your room.
+Two hotel bars downstairs and a Fox Sports Grill right outside the hotel.
+Starbucks and yogurt shop downstairs, but outside.
+Friendly concierge service.

What I didn't like about the place:
+Ordered an in-room movie (not one of those, perv) and it was really choppy; so we had to restart it. (I know, I know... world's smallest violin...)
+WiFi is horrendous.
+The price (for what we got, totally not worth it)

08/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
428. Flash Z.
We had a great stay at the hilton. We did a staycation for our anniversary.  Beautiful room for under 200 with a great view. I recommend the bayside  ire rather than The bridge view.  The gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate anniversary and also gave free breakfast In The morning.  We were going to stay at the pool but it wasn't as nice and big as we were hoping so we did something else. They also give discount rooms to government employees which we took advantage of.  That's why we choose them instead of Hyatt because of discount!

14/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
429. Sweet Johnny P.
We stayed for 5 days during a December vacation and we were thoroughly pleased with the accommodations. Friendly service, well priced for the area, within walking distance to the popular Gaslamp, Bay Front and East Village areas of San Diego.

The staff was helpful. There was an abundance of cab drivers at the facility. The concierge was knowledgeable. The room was clean and our housekeeper, Olivia, was really nice. The pool was well maintained and of bathwater temperature for the kids.

The only complaint I have is the food quality. The restaurants at the facility were atrocious. Although this isn't a big deal as there are so many great options within walking distance, I still expect higher quality food at a hotel of this price and reputation. I guess ultimately, I blame Nicky Hilton. I don't have any evidence that she's to blame, but something in her eyes... I don't know, I guess she just looks guilty about something.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
430. Terry B.
Good location, clean and has the basics. But a couple issues would prevent me from staying here again when there are SO MANY better choices close by.  First, there is no coffee available at 5 am (other than the low quality 1-cup brewer in the room). Starbucks opens at 5:30 am and the Hilton does not provide complimentary coffee in the lobby. Why not? I was just at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek two weeks ago and they provided complimentary coffee in the morning, so I assume this isn't a Hilton issue. Second, the fitness center doesn't open until 5:30 am and there was a line up of people waiting to get in when it opened.  Maybe consider opening earlier?  Your guests obviously are ready to use the facility earlier than 5:30 am!  These two items are easily fixable if Hilton San Diego Bayfront management really cares about its guests. My last issue is a more difficult fix:  the quality of the fitness center is terrible by today's standards. If you are catering to business customers (I was here as part of a conference and I saw other conferences here too), you need to improve your fitness center. Again, the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offered what I would consider to be the minimum equipment that should be included in a hotel fitness center that caters to business clientele.

SAMIRA: thank you for your response.  Does that mean that you WILL be able to offer coffee in the lobby early in the morning and also open the fitness center earlier-- given the ease of which these changes could be adopted and the fact that other Hilton hotels already provide these benefits?

07/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
431. Tiffany J.
I have stayed at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on two occasions and both have been great.  Unlike a few othe reviewers, I have never had trouble with me room being ready on time - in fact I have typically been able to get an early check-in.  Front desk staff have been friendly and helpful both times, and have thanked me for being a member of their frequent traveler program.  Rooms are clean and decorated well.  Both times I have had a view slightly overlooking the Dole freight ships coming and going but I found that somewhat interesting - so no problem.  The pool at this hotel is fab.  Beautiful view of the bay right in front of the pool.  Great bar staff and good drinks.  The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Gaslamp district and a five minute walk over the pedestrian bridge to Petco Park.  Great hotel.

11/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
432. Joly B.
Arrived yesterday and decide leave today. They made us wait for 2 hours in wet clothes  before has room for us. No one care if we weren't uncomfortable at their hotel. Ugly decoration at lobby. The lady who in charge of cleaning the room is so rude, she "pounding" at our door, then uses her own key to get into our room when we are in the room, then quickly get out with just a "sorry".Wtf? No amenity such as tooth paste, brushes, shampoo etc it's just damn vouchers for spa, restaurant right under the lobby. Totally disappointed, I thought Hilton would be something far from my imagination. It's actually "too far". Never come back again, even the motel has better service.

01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
433. Lale p.
I have not a single complaint. The room was beautiful we had a corner room with views of the bay and downtown. The hotel is clean, unique decor and packed full of things to do. The pool and spa area is spacious and fun, STARBUCKS! Froyo! Very friendly and helpful staff. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Jessica the most amazing concierge I have encountered. Very helpful and full of ideas for making our stay special. Jessica went above and beyond to accommodate my requests and made our stay memorable.

18/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
434. Brian S.
Beautiful hotel with easy access to the convention center. Rooms were good sized and comfortable. Gorgeous view of the harbor.  A variety of restraunts available at the hotel or within short walking distance. Nice workout facilities. Conference staff was helpful and food was good.

27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
435. Alyssa K.
3.5 stars. This Hilton is beautiful. The lobby, pool, restaurants, etc. are lovely, as is the view of the bay. This was my first visit to San Diego and I was impressed with the hotel However, our room was nothing spectacular. Our room was $239 a night and we had a lovely view of the industrial park next door with a teeny glimpse of the Coronado bridge. Evidently even numbered rooms have this type of view, and odd numbered rooms have a bayview. Our beds were comfortable but we had no mini fridge and housekeeping neglected to come 2 out of our 4 days. We had 4 girls. We didn't care much about the beds being made, but had to request extra towels which took an hour to come.

The soda machines in this hotel are $3.50. WHAT?? Yes, there's a coffeemaker in the room, but I'm a diet coke lover. Not for $3.50. We didn't rent a car (btw-I hear the parking here is expensive) so I went without for a few days. I did get to check out the pool/hot tub for a total of 10 minutes before a hotel employee rudely kicked me out. I was sitting quietly by myself, and the hours aren't posted in plain sight.

I will say that the front desk staff is wonderful. The cute blonde guy at check in was very helpful and very sweet, even recommending some restaurants in Gaslamp district and asking if I was in town for Optometry's Meeting (I was) and how far I traveled (far-from Fort Lauderdale) I also went down to ask for an airport shuttle and another young lady helped me out quickly and with a smile.

Would I stay here again if I were in the area? Maybe, but I'm more loyal to Marriotts and Hyatts. I didn't dislike our stay, but our view kind of sucked and housekeeping was off their game.

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
436. Joshua W.
Over priced room of an Industrial area. Self parking at hotel $30. Internet was in and out. $15. Breakfast buffet was bad. Didn't get a drink until halfway done. Waitress forgot about us and never apologized. But she was quick with the check. $52. Bad service. I wished we never stayed here. There won't be a next time and anyone who ask me I won't recommend this place.

14/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
437. Magdalena K.
4.5 star rating. Stay here if you want to be very close to downtown, but far enough to have a good night sleep not interrupted by the city life.

On one side you are connected to the boardwalk that offers a picturesque walk to the Seaport Village (15 min) or even to Little Italy (about 30 min). On the other side you have a  very cool architectural walkway that connects directly to Petco Park, or take the elevator down to the path that takes you to Gaslamp (10 min).

The amenities are very good, well above average, but nothing too thrilling. The pool is rather small, but satisfactory, the hotel restaurant, Vela will not blow you away with the newest interior design, but it's comfortable. Starbucks gets extremely busy in the mornings- be prepared to wait 15-20minutes.

The highlights of our stay would be super comfy beds and the bay views from the room, nice outdoor sitting areas and hotel bar called Odysea. Very good bartenders, tasty cocktails (I recommend Lucid) and overall a good spot to meet people before you head out.

04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
438. Bianca B.
Ok, so I realize it's been a minute since I wrote  my original review. I'm a huge fan of Yelp, but I'm also super busy. I did want to go ahead and make this right, though. After posting my original Yelp review, I received a message from a manager at the Hilton Bayfront. She offered to make this right and boy did she! They honored their original Travelzoo offer and I jumped on it! Spent two nights at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego with FREE PARKING and daily $50.00 dining credit! What a great deal. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the beautiful view of the bay. The food in the breakfast buffet was pretty good, but the room service not so much! Two tiny deserts and a cappuccino cost practically $50.00, still it's room service and pretty much expected. Never would have ordered it if it weren't for the voucher!

The room was fine, no special frills, but it was updated, very modern and comfortable. The beds were great. I would definitely stay there again, depending on the price, of course.

28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
439. Kay C.
Terrible for the 99%.  They damn near charge you for sneezing in the elevator.

But, if you have deep pockets and would rather not donate to a charity, definitely book a room; you'll be paying luxury-level prices for, well, nothing special.

For over $250 a night, you get the following:
- A bed (with nice pillows)
- Working toilet/shower
- A view of the roof

For an additional $15/night, you can get internet with such a terrible connection it's practically useless.  This was truly disappointing; if internet really costs the hotel $15/night, bump up the room rate to $265 and say it's included.  This would irritate far fewer guests and may in fact broaden their customer base.

Need to print something?  Expect to pay about $10.  No complimentary computer usage for guests--it's like $7 per each 15 minutes on the computer, and $0.49 a page to print.  Except, of course, if you need to print one page, the printer decides you really need four and charges you accordingly.  Boarding passes, a confirmation to the convention center--whatever you need, expect to pay up!

So in short, $250+/night at this Hilton gets you...not a whole lot.  But clearly this chain is for the upper elite who need an excuse spend, otherwise such shameful nickle-and-dime tactics would have been eradicated long ago.  I've stayed at other Hiltons where amenities have been included in the room rate, which is why I booked a room here in the first place.  But apparently the brand is rife with inconsistencies, so since I cannot trust the brand, I have no future plans to stay at another Hilton.

31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
440. Maddy D.
Our recent stay at Hilton San Diego Bayfront started out great.  My family had a good time, kids had great time at the pool.  However, on the day we were to check out, we took our belongings to the car and took the kids to have frozen yogurt at 11am.  Someone had entered our hotel room, helped themselves to the items in our fridge and stole two sun hats!  

We went back to our room approximately 12pm (an hour after we left) to retrieve the hats and the items in the fridge & check out and found them gone!! Security was notified and the manager of housekeeping was sent up.  

The most troubling part is security ran a room-key scan report and told us NO KEY OTHER THAN OURS WAS USED, huh!! (We were never shown the report they printed). I told them I would not make a fuss about some stolen yogurt, bottles of water, but I did want my sun hats back as one was just purchased for my daughter who was visibly upset.  Essentially, security insinuated that we were not telling the truth.  Really, for $60 worth of items that were stolen, I WAS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH?????  

My advice DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE in the room when staying at this hotel.  We learned a valuable lesson, luckily it was  less than a $100 lesson.

Either security was covering up a burglary by one of their staff or hotel SECURITY is MEDIOCRE at the best.  Either of the two scenarios does not sit well with me.  It's been a week and we have not heard a "peep" from their so-called "further" investigation into the matter!!

20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
441. Benjamin L.
Great service last night and this morning. Enjoyed the ease with checking in and out. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to stay at a great hotel by downtown San Diego. You get what you pay for, so this place is not super cheap. But well worth it from my experience.

09/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
442. Della L.
I gave 3 stars. The hotel is great but we were charged $30 a day to park in hotel garage. I hate hidden fees. We paid $180 of unexpected expense for parking

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
443. Robyn G.
Some pluses..and minuses. On the plus side-staff are terrific and go out of their way to be helpful. The rooms, clean (albeit slight smell of cigarette smoke ) and functional. Some things are not up to speed- e.g.. Lock box didn't work, card key kept locking us out even though we were meticulous about following front desk directions to keep away from cell phone, and signal for internet weak).

The gym was very functional, nice pool and hit tub- quiet too. The gift shop has cold sodas and other small items including swim suits if you forgot yours.

The restaurant and bar- great views but food was very mediocre -drinks nothing special-and recommend  that you have coffee provided in room and eat and drink elsewhere.  

Very convenient to airport and all downtown sights and price was reasonable thru expedia but parking in hotel lot is a hefty add on each night.

We would likely come back here to stay now that we know where the quirks are and to avoid restaurant -even for breakfast.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
444. McKenzie J.
I stayed here over the Fourth of July weekend. Beautiful looking hotel, but I do have a few issues with it. Every day there I found to be the room extremely stuffy; extremely. The hallways seemed to have fresh air circulating constantly, so when I went into my room I could immediately tell a difference in air quality. Another gripe, $30 for overnight self-parking and $40 for the valet per day! Wow! That is really, really pricey. I have never stayed at hotel that charged that much for parking! And in this day and age why are hotels still charging for wi-fi. $14.95 a day at the Hilton. Nonsense.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
445. Julie L.
I highly recommend this location. It's next to the Embarcadero along with a few other hotels. The prices were cheap and reviews show that it's nicer than the other Hiltons. We were greeted by the perfect front desk person - extremely cute and smiled a lot. He could answer all our questions.

We got a room with 2 bed for just over $100 per night. Parking was $28.

The location is half a mile from the Gaslamp Quarter and about 2 miles from the Saturday farmer's market in Little Italy, which I walked to.

As for other amenities, I enjoyed the salt water pool and jacuzzi. It was a Saturday morning and not packed. They had towels set on the chairs for use too. I also went to the Odysea bar in the lobby for a $5 drink (thanks to YELP!). Can't say it's good, but the service and employees were wonderful.

22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
446. Diana T.
My friend travels a lot so she got an upgrade so we were staying in a suite.  One big living room with two adjoining rooms!  10 girls is a lot to accommodate but this place was so big we could fit a lot more people.  The view of this place is amazing in the morning and at night.  The rooms were so spacious that there was room for everyone to sleep.  4 in each room and two in the living room on the couch and the futon.  There was a TV, a big dining table to eat at, and three bathrooms, which is a definite must with 10 girls!  I wish I could live here!!  That weekend, there was some event going on on saturday and sunday.  On sunday I was woken up to drums because there was a triathlon going on!  It was so cool to see swimmers in the water!

Note:
-Parking charge
-Starbucks downstairs

11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
447. Jen L.
Hotel was nice however the valet is deceitful! We were staying at the hotel for a wedding that was on board a boat and we were trying to take a taxi to the pier.  Now there was 10 of us. So we asked if the valet could hail us a couple of cabs. Instead one of the valet guys said "take this van it will be able to seat all of you and you are only going about a mile down the road so don't worry about it" I said "Aww how nice of you. Thank you so much".  When we get to the destination I tip the driver $10 for driving us literally 5 mins down the road. He then said "it's actually $35" Excuse me?! So I proceed to tell him the guy at the valet said it was free because we were only going down the road and I thought this was a shuttle? He said "No it's not a shuttle and even if you were to take a cab it would be the same amount anyway"

So I pay the guy AND tip him on top of it.  Because we are going to a wedding I try to let it go and not get angry. But as I walk to the boat I can't stop thinking about how I felt deceived. So I say screw it I'm going to call and complain. I talk to Oscar at the valet and I tell him we were just there and explain him the situation. I wanted him to find out why this happened. It's not that we were cheap. We were going to have to pay for 2 probably 3 taxis anyway but it was the principle of it. Don't make it seem like it's free and then embarrass me when I'm giving the driver a tip when it should have been the full amount!! So Oscar says he will call me back. NOPE! No call no followup. When we check out I tell the receptionist the situation all she said was "aw sorry". Really?! The least they could have done was comped our overnight parking that was $30 bucks!! But they didn't do anything.  Their customer service is terrible! But then again what big hotel corporation like Hilton is going to really care about the complaints of their customers?  My advice: if you stay here hopefully nothing goes wrong because apparently they don't really care about their customers.

13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
448. Joseph E.
Outstanding service and quality!
I've had the pleasure of both staying at the hotel and hosting an event at the pool club. Both my stay and event were amazing with great views pool side and from my room of the San Diego Bay.  The managerial staff were very friendly and accommodating. The pool club manager Bianca made sure all my parties needs were taken care of and more. My last minute party plans became reality in a matter of hours with no hassle and complete success.  The hotel staff couldn't be more professional and friendly as well. I'd host an event as well as stay at this hotel any time. Hilton Bayfront Thank you for an amazing weekend!

10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
449. Pat M.
Room itself was mostly fine, but I was extremely dissatisfied overall. I stayed her with a large group of coworkers in town for BIO. Reservations were set up by our travel office, who got us all rooms for the entire week. Each of us was responsible for calling Hilton to remove nights as necessary depending on when we were arriving/leaving. Over a month before the trip, I called Hilton reservations and cancelled my first night. I asked if I could get a confirmation number or email, and was assured I didn't need it. Showed up and found out they cancelled my room as a no-show. Told them I had adjusted the reservation and was told they had no record of it. Luckily they were able to get me a room, and they told me everything was fixed. Exact same thing happened to at least two other people in my group, one of whom couldn't get a room and was left scrambling for another place to stay. When I checked out, they charged me the $300 no show, at which point I went somewhat ballistic. Clerk was no help at all, just kept telling me I was out of luck because there was no record of a change. Finally talked to a manager who wound up removing the charge and acknowledging that Hilton central reservations and the individual locations occasionally have miscommunications, but by that point I was finished with this place. Won't be staying at this location again, and will probably think long and hard about Hiltons generally from here on out.
Oh, and there were no towels in my room; had to call and request them.

25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
450. Tammy G.
This was the worst hotel I seriously have ever stayed in for this price. The rooms were small and smelled. The bathroom smelled and the shower had mold in it. The linens were awful, very hard and smelly. They charged extra for the use of the internet in your room, 3.50 for awful water. The shampoo and conditioner they supplied want even enough for two showers.  The only thing free in the room was the coffee and it barely made one whole cup(not enough when there's two people)  and if this wasn't  bad enough, they charge you 30 on the way out to park at their hotel.

31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
451. Stephanie A.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hilton! The customer service was excellent and the beds were super comfortable!

I thought the environment was very welcoming and that the hotel and room was very clean.  I did feel as though the room felt a bit small and cramped, but we spent most of our time outside so not too big of a problem.  One of my biggest dislikes was the cost of parking.  The cost to park the car myself was close to $30 and taking my car to valet was only a few dollars more. I don't understand how it could cost so much for me to park my own car and carry my bags myself, yet only cost a few dollars more to have someone else do it. Meh, oh well.

I most likely will try the other hotels in the area before going back, but overall I would still recommend it to people visiting San Diego.

09/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
452. Lee G.
Where to begin.  The fact that they could not find our reservation and then double-billed us.  The fact that when I called to have this addressed and fixed I had to go wait through multiple people to get a real person.  (I was put through to a voice mail that said they could get to us in 2 days before I began this exercise.)  The fact that the towels in the room were so threadbare you could see through them. The fact that they kept trying to sell us "an additional add-on to our hiltonhonors card."

Seriously...for a room that cost over $500 total!  Color me dumb!  Never again, Hilton...

11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
453. Sherry M.
Perfect location,good for family and great for businesspeople. Close to convention center, walking distance to Gaslamp district which has nightlife and lots of restaurants and stores. Hotel has nice ocean view or city view.It has a nice pool with a sport bar. we would go back there again.

03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
454. Chris L.
New property and we got ourselves a good deal.  Bought the cheap view but it was still bay peek-a-boo.  Very clean, modern feel to the property.  Rooms are standard Hilton fare, albeit updated from a style perspective.  Location is on the far end of the Harbor but boardwalk accessible.  Next door to Petco Park and the Convention Center.  Found location convenient and there is a overpass to Petco/Gaslight District.

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
455. Rick R.
I love this property. The views are spectacular, overlooking the San Diego Bay, the Gaslamp and Petco Park. Wow.

Nice clean rooms, modern and bright. Restaurant options are fine- and the hotel is right downtown close to everything.

Starbucks on premises makes it even better!

04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
456. Alison H.
I am sorry to say I am highly disappointed with this hotel. We arrived to our room to find 2 wineglasses outside our door. Those wineglasses sat there the entire time we were there. They were picked up on the last day we were there. Housekeeping would just walk by and WOULD NOT pick them up. We joked that the wineglasses had been there longer than we had.

Housekeeping did a terrible job cleaning our room. They never vacuumed our floor, not once the entire time we were there. Stingy with the towels, soap, coffee. Our 1st day there we were exhausted from traveling & took a quick nap. A housekeeper just barged into our room for no reason (the room was already ready for us) while we were sleeping.

Also, we were celebrating a special birthday and purposely chose this hotel as we stayed at a Hilton in St. Louis last year for my husband's birthday, and were treated to awesome service, a bottle of wine, cookies & a nice Happy Birthday banner all waiting in our room for us. We notified Hilton San Diego Bayfront of the special birthday and they completely ignored it. Not that we were looking for freebies, but just thought it would be a nice touch for the birthday girl. The food and service at the Pool Bar were terrible yet they automatically added an 18% tip for bad food & service.

We try to always stay with Hilton when we travel, and we have had wonderful experiences with every Hilton we have stayed in, but will not recommend this to anyone nor will we be staying here on our next visit. The view from our room was great, however.

13/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
457. Brad H.
Really nice hotel down town - I haven't stayed here but have been here for local events - the layout is nice - this place is also brand  new and it shows really has a upscale flair to it - Worth staying in the next time you are in town or want a nice place to crash that is a bit out of the way and nice and quiet away from the fast paced atmosphere of the gas lamp

18/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
458. Claire R.
Great hotel! Clean, great location (across from the ballpark, on the water, near Gaslamp).

I cannot stress enough, the front desk employees were FANTASTIC. When we check in, the gentleman was very helpful. When we checked out, the two ladies were equally as helpful (we had issues with parking charges).

I can't give this five stars because of the price of parking and rooms. With a price like that, I expect a bit more from the room, which was nice, but the constant noise was not.

03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
459. Fay F.
First of all I want to say THANK YOU Elizabeth!!!! She save my weekend with the BEAUTIFUL room !!! now I will come back because her!  please tell her I said THANK YOU for her service, with no questions asked, friendly, didn't give me any hard time to switch room! Thank you! xoxo

I was searching hotel for the last min again, as always, haha
I chose this hotel because the nice view, and is the Memorial weekend, I know is gonna be expensive, I am ok with that. As long as I have nice place with good view, I will be happy. So when I arrived midnight on Friday, Chris was the one helping us to check in, I request for water view room, he said the room you have you can see some water, and the bridge. I was like ok, I want to see the water view like I saw it from Yelp. he said you have to pay $20 more for a night, and I already paid $540 for the room, and $30 parking per night ( self-park $30! Valet parking is $40 or $45 .. crazy ) I will not spend more just for the room. So I said let me check out this room first, and all I see is parking lot!!! Uhm ya not ok for me, so I called front desk, Elizabeth pick up, she just said OK. Didn't give me hard time for it, that's all the customer wanted anyway, don't give me hard time if I ask for something.
Again Thank for Elizabeth!

Check out time was at 12 noon, called and ask for late check-out, she wasn't nice about it. So we called again, I asked if we can push one hour? She said ok, 12:30.
Really? It's that half hour gonna make the different for her? Why its she bargain with me, this is not a market.
Over all I would come back for the same room! And pool! Its beautiful there. Love!
Thank you for your service, will probably go back again.

27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
460. Frederic M.
Nice Hilton hotel. Spacious rooms, great bar(s).
All you might expect from a Hilton I guess.

25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
461. Aaron W.
The good: Clean and remolded bathrooms.  Friendly staff and good location to downtown.

The bad: Unjustified price.  Mediocre rooms for exceptionally high price.  Better off staying at a best western.

The ugly:  30 dollars parking per night and 15 dollars for 24 hours internet access!  Wow!

Ways to improve:  Aside from the insanity of overnight parking and wifi prices, it's a great location and clean rooms.  Price is unjustified and unless they add golden toilet paper I recommend finding a comparable priced hotel.

04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
462. Jayden T.
Everything was great until i found out they gave me my sisters room (which was more expensive) instead of mine by mistake. I wouldn't have even known if it wasn't for by sister. Now they are trying to charge me for the more expensive room that i did not reserve which is not OK. They also charge $30 for parking which is complete BS and there also isn't a fridge in your room which is crazy I think even motel rooms have mini refrigerators in all there rooms.  Besides the this whole mix up the hotel was pretty nice a little bit on the smaller side the view was great and the beds omg the most comfortable bed I've slept in i really wish i could give them more than three stars.

11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
463. Monica R.
As a Wedding Photographer and Vendor to many hotels here in San Diego I am very happy to write that I had such a wonderful experience at the Hilton. Their event staff was not only courteous, but really went out of the way to ensure all needs were met. Very friendly staff as well.  Thank you Amy, Dwayne & Charlotte!! :)

03/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
464. Nijole T.
My husband surprised me with a weekend stay here for our 10th anniversary.
The location is great, RIGHT downtown, you can either walk in about 3 minutes (they have their own cool bridge that goes from the hotel to Petco stadium)
or take a rickshaw ride which we did home one evening after exploring the Gaslamp district.
The rooms are fairly large and the hotel has about the amenities you could want.
Spa, gym, restaurant, bar, newly built pool with bar/lounge.
They have their own Starbucks, Fro yo Place, FOX TV Sports Grill, and a few newspaper/souvenier shops.
You pretty much don't need to leave at all.
Service is excellent, the rooms very clean, nice toiletries, 2 big balconies for you smokers out there.
Great wedding venue, we saw one in the afternoon, they did a great job.
Not the not so stellar, parking is $28, you pretty much have no other choice, no parking elsewhere either, we tried.
No idea on the room prices, but if you want cheap, I'm sure this is not it.
No minibar, but two warm small bottles of water with a note to please stay hydrated and that each bottle is $3.25?
What??? For cheap spring water? I would understand if it was sparkling, but they should have really just left it, it upset me more than do any good.
Internet is $15, glad I had my phone with me, laptop was no good, not even at the Starbucks, as they are connected to the Hilton.
We had an all around beautiful stay here and would I not get the feeling that they are trying to pull what they can out of their customers, I would have given them 5 stars.
The Hilton makes enough, give the people free water, parking and internet, not a good look.

30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
465. Vivian A.
We came here to celebrate our Babymoon. So glad we are part of the Hilton rewards group as we were immediately upgraded and were offered free Starbucks/pastry every morning we were there. The grounds are right on the bay and have great views.   yelp.com/biz_photos/hilt…

They allow pets so it's nice to be able to bring our lil' one and enjoy our vacation with her. She really enjoyed their super comfy bed as well! There is a park right outside so that you can take your pooch for a walk in the morning when you get your Starbucks or right before you turn in for the night.

Service was friendly and the staff is really nice. The only gripe we had was we came during a Religious Music Conference and there were kids running around EVERYWHERE! The elevators take SO LONG and just to 'run up  to the room really fast' took about half an hour.

Self-parking is a bit pricey too: $27/night.

Otherwise, we really enjoyed our stay there, close to everything downtown, and would definitely stay there again in the future.
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01/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
466. Gail P.
Beware not up to Hilton Standards and the service is very poor.  When I arrived for a convention--one of the most annoying things was going all the way up the elevator to find the electronic key did not work.  Apparently they had problems with the coding system and already knew it.  Did not inform that there is a phone in the elevator to call down to front desk.  Instead I went all the way down, waited in  line to get another key that also did not work.  I was appalled at the unbelieveable prices at the bar and the noise level is unbearable.  So I went out on the beautiful outdoor patio, right on the water with lounge chairs. It was a brisk evening so I asked to have heaters put on.  The service guy could not get it on, said they were out of propane.  I was entertaining clients, so I asked that he get another propane tank.  He came back out and said that they did not have anymore.  What kind of hotel does this.  When I complained at the front desk they explained that they always stock extra in storage.  The waiters (2 of them) were too lazy to help.  The front desk gave me a certificate for a coffee at Starbucks.  It ruined my evening and my clients were appalled at the unprofessional behavior of the staff.  

The next evening I returned to the bar and informed the staff that I wanted service outside on the patio and I had to wait 20 minutes and they go back in to ask again for service.  Clearly they just want to collect your money/ they don't even give you water for free in the lobby.  And to make matters worse, they had sold out for our Conference and then the one day that they put out a luncheon buffet--their staff told the exhibitors we would have to pay astronomical price for buffet as exhibitors that only the conference attendees had access for free luncheon.  They told us the wrong thing...and did not check with manager to accommodate us first.  so we were forced to go to dining room and pay for our own lunches.  Disgraceful.

The view is there but the quality of your stay will suffer.

22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
467. David R.
Great location, nice amenities.  Great pool area out back, amazing views from the rooms.  Starbucks on-site.  Parking is expensive, although IMO this is to be expected in a big city next to a ballpark and convention center.

Complaint: it took WAY too long to exit the parking deck with only one attendant on duty.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
468. Travis S.
I think this is one of the most underestimated/overlooked hotels in San Diego.

You can stay closer to the center of downtown, but why?  Hilton Bay Front is ~$100 cheaper a night YET much better accommodations than some other single letter hotels (v,_,x,y,z) downtown.

You can walk just about everywhere downtown, so don't get discouraged by the seemingly distant location.

If you are coming downtown to watch the Padres- this is your hotel (I shouldn't tell any one). You can walk from the hotel, across the bridge to the game, then walk back spirited ;)

I enjoyed the size of the room and bath, not too crowded and extremely clean.  

Amazing waterfront views.

Enjoy!

15/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
469. Chelsea S.
The view!!! Omg!! I'm in love. I stayed here twice so far. Had a port/Coronado view the first time then a bay/skyline view. I'm in love with the bay/skyline view. The port view was decent for the price though. I feel I had the best view in the city with the bay/skyline view. It's one of a kind. It's perfect. I'm in love! Big hotel, lots of restaurants, ok pool. Almost a Vegas feel. If your military get the government rate! Spectacular! Prices shoot up on holidays/weekends...what a shame!!! Smh. Parking is 30 bucks..,sheesh! No free wifi, no breakfast. You pay for the view. Rooms are  small unless u get a corner room and that's still pretty small, Decent location. customer service is pretty decent. Views, views, views!

03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
470. Aaron C.
We don't normally stay in hotels this nice or expensive, but it's a special occasion and we took advantage of a deal on a travel site.

Rebecca helped us check in.  We told her we were celebrating our anniversary and she moved us from the 7th floor to the top floor (floor 30) and gave us passes for 2 free coffees at Starbucks or a discount on the breakfast buffet.  Great service!

The lobby and hallways are very nicely decorated.  The rooms are simple but elegant, not much larger than most other hotel rooms.  The difference to me is the quality of the furnishings, the modern bathroom, and the beds.  The beds here are super comfortable!

03/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
471. Lee A.
Nice, clean and very comfortable beds. The staff was friendly and nice and they were very quick and efficient with service. I only didn't like that it seemed you could only cross the tracks in one place to get to the hotel. So if you walked down the street directly to the hilton you not only had to cross the tracks but then jump over the fence and there was no crosswalk. However, it's on the quieter side of the tracks and very close to park and seaport. Nice place to stay.

31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
472. Matt O.
So we stayed for two days, Monday 12/29/14 - Tuesday 12/30/14. Beautiful location and views, walking distance to Gaslamp. Hospitality staff seemed to be standoff-ish and a little arrogant, but the service staff was awesome. Nothing too special about the room, not much wiggle room for comp'd upgrades, and the concierge desk seemed very willing to pass the buck rather than take responsibility and fix issues. Both our key cards stopped working after the first day due to being "de-magnetized," but we ended up extending our stay so we suspect they just didn't update the key cards. Rather than admitting that someone just forgot to update, it was our fault for demagnetizing both cards. Easy fix, but no responsibility taken. Also, a friend had a hard time changing rooms due to non-working a restroom and special requests for non-allergenic pillows. Rather than change rooms, they tried to have maintenance fix the issue within 2 hours... Over all, not very helpful. Beautiful location, though...

31/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
473. Romy K.
Third time staying at the Hilton in San Diego. Beautiful hotel and very friendly staff. Rooms are clean, very comfortable beds, and overall a very pleasant stay.

11/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
474. Kenson K.
This hotel is beautiful! Brand new, and everything shiny.

The staff were very polite and attentive. I could see myself coming here again. Assuming I can afford it. I came here on company business and I got a real good deal at around $120 a night. Not sure if I can come during travel season when the rates go up significantly.

14/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
475. Renee D.
Here for a business trip. Excellent room and accommodation. Nce view--you can see the water for a surcharge of $20/night. Great pool and wonderful service all around.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
476. Chariya S.
I enjoyed my first experience in Downtown San Diego due partly to the fact that I had an amazing hotel view of the ocean and the city from my room. Originally we got a room on the 28th floor overlooking the opposite side of the city (even number room). So we requested an upgrade to the 30th floor with the view of the city (costed an extra $20). REMEMBER to get an odd number hotel room so you can get a good view.

The hotel is so close to the water that you can enjoy a morning run next to all the yachts or run while the sun is setting at night. This is the perfect place to take your significant other because it's a walkable distance to downtown San Diego, where everyone starts to roam around at 9pm. It's almost like a small version of Vegas. I love it! Such a diverse crowd too.

Self parking is $27 and valet is $40. The boy and I actually parked in a parking lot in downtown and it costed us $19 instead.

12/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
477. Lillian N.
This hotel is so beautiful with everything surrounding it that I would even love to have a wedding here on this bay front!

23/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
478. Jessica B.
Great location, very comfortable and clean rooms and UNBEATABLE views. We could have spent the entire day just sitting in the windowsill. We had an overlook of Coronado bridge, petco park, and the bay. Hilton's are always a great bet for clean comfort but they were extra great about letting us checkout late without charge, room service was fast and friendly, and the front desk staff was great. We will defiently be staying here again

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
479. unhip l.
The property itself is lovely, especially if you have a room with a view.  But if you don't, be prepared to look at an ugly, industrial port.

My sink leaked.  Tip - request a fridge if you need one. They are free.

The hotel staff, though cordial, lost my paperwork and charged my credit card multiple times in error.  I am really disappointed in the finance office.
All they can do is "personally apologize" on behalf of the hotel, but seriously, you don't expect repeated errors like this from an expensive hotel.  I had to contact them for each wrong credit card  transaction, one which was close to 3K.  And they take their sweet time to reply to messages.

The hotel is also a good 10-15 minute walk from anything, so if you are traveling with kids be prepared for that.   There are no real cheap family eats close to the hotel.  I ate once at the pool cafe and paid $26 or so for a salad that was not worth it.  The pool also has a terrible view of the loading dock / port behind it. Kinda kills the vibe.

If I were to visit San Diego again, I would not stay here.  Stay somewhere closer to things to do. The hotel has an isolated feel. I suppose it would be a good place to stay if your main destination was the convention center next to it.

Oh, the bath products are really nice here.
And if you take the train here and have heavy luggage, the hotel is not walking distance from the train station.  If you travel light, it could be. It's a good 15-20 min walk, over a mile. Even if you take the trolley, it's still a walk to get to the hotel.

The train ride here from Los Angeles is great !  Highly recommend the Pacific Surfliner.

06/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
480. Yubin Z.
The hotel staff was nice and welcoming. The room was clean with great views. Very close to the convention center and easy access to the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village via the pedestrian walkway.

The Starbucks at the ground level was great. The bariatas were friendly and made my drink right, which doesn't happen often with hotel owned Starbucks.

However, the wifi connection was pretty much a ripoff (they do have wired internet connection in the room, but none of my devices was Ethernet port so I'm not sure if it actually works any better). I paid $14.95 and supposedly it's good for up to 3 devices. The connection to my phone and ipad was extremely unstable, even with no activity on the devices. The wifi connection worked somewhat better on my laptop,  but still got cut off from time to time.  Even the free wifi at the cheaper hotels works way better than that.  Money "well spent" for sure...

Overall,  this is a very nice place to stay, just stay away from their internet service , you'll be a much happier person ;)

30/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
481. jessica p.
I waited 3 months to write this review because I knew it would be hard to be professional. Honestly I am still struggling. Probably the worst hotel experience of my life and I travel a ton. The funny thing is, I almost always choose Holiday Inn Express. For this trip we decided to spoil ourselves and stay at the Hilton. Mistake one. Mistake two was going the week after Christmas because it was crowded and they were understaffed. Anyhow, where do I start? They messed up our reservations, charged me twice, we had no amenities in our rooms when we checked in (I mean even TP) our rooms didn't get cleaned while we were out, the heater/air was broken in one room, remote didn't work in another AND the beds were like cardboard. Not what I bargained for. Oh and everything was really expensive. I expect to pay more at a hotel bar but this place was ridiculous. Even the Starbucks charges three times more than a normal store. Fail. The Hilton is not what is used to be.

20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
482. Shaan J.
Excellently clean.  That's what matters to me the most.  The pool max' out at 3.5', but it is stunning.  The kids' area is great as well, with a waterslide into a safe, kiddie pool.  Free wifi access on bottom floors, and if you are an AT&T member, you also get free internet in your room.  Parking is $30/night which is steep, but standard for the area.  There is a gorgeous bridge that begins at the hotel's parking structure, and takes you directly to the Gas Lamp district.

05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
483. C W.
If you're thinking of using the pool while you stay here be warned - the majority of the people at the pool are San Diego locals with their loud kids who sneak in and overtake the pool! I wish the hotel's management would monitor this and restrict access to hotel guests only.

Locals overtake the pool during the summer leaving very little room for paying hotel guests. If you're wanting to use the pool, I'd recommend staying somewhere else.

08/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
484. Remeca A.
The hotel is nice and close to the Harbor and Gaslamp (walking distance) but for my experience as a family it was awful. This hotel is definitely for your party-going crowd, not family. The hotel was so crowded with drunks that when my kids and I went in the water it tasted like urine and alcohol mixed with chlorine. There was even a couple I overheard get so agitated and said "let's get out of this pool, too much kids!". LOL, it's not a swimming pool, but a pool to relax and drink basically. I wished I knew this when I reserved the room. There is a "kiddie" pool and a small waterslide, which was nice but overall the swim experience was horrible.

Than when I went to my room to shower, lipstick was all over my towels. Ugh!! Disgusting, but it was taken care of right away.

I guess for your average partyer, or business trip, or trip minus kids, its good, for a family, NO.

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
485. Janean K.
Love this hotel.  I have stayed here a few times, once for my company holiday party back in 2010, and once for comicon back in 2011.  I also went to their NYE party last year 2014 which was great.

The view of the bay is awesome and they have great lounges and bars inside.  If you eat at the fox sports bar they will validate your parking for up to 3 hours for free.  Other places validate as well for different amounts of time.

Beautiful hotel with great events.

25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
486. Alireza A.
This place just sucks! The location is nice & the hotel is clean and modern but that's where it ends. I came here for a medical conference. First off our room was small and facing the roof. We asked for a king bed WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A "UPGRADE" and get charged $20 extra a night after we check out. The room was muggy, the maids did not come one day, there was only 2 shower towels / 2 face towel a day and a .50 bottle of water costs $3.25.
The food at the events was low quality as well.
The staff are generally nice and pleasant but too busy too be helpful.
Would not stay here or ANY hilton properties again.

29/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
487. Chris I.
Admittedly, the location, facilities and views are fantastic, but after spending a few days here for a conference I left with the feeling the Hilton Bayfront's sole mission is to sell conference space and then proceed to take as much of your money as they can.  Everything is ala carte and very expensive, yet the service is spotty, the food bland.  I did not leave with a desire to return.

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
488. Quincy L.
Thank you Hilton for not discriminating against Motorcycle Clubs and  letting us host the dopest pool party's in SD this past weekend!

We owe you our deepest gratitude for the last minute hook-up. The #hardrockhotel really missed out, but thats what happens  when your a #simpleminded #discriminatory #prejudicial #bigot .  No more Intervention Sunday for me.

Never the less we had a blast and your kindness is appreciated.

Thank you Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Sincerely,
Mike Lowry
Downaz Ridaz SD MC

09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
489. Daenerys S.
The room smells so strongly of scented laundry detergent it's sickening. If I could open a window I would.

I wonder if they ever considered that some people are sensitive to fragrances. (Lots of people are.)  It really is over powering.

I set my suitcase down and immediately noticed a large dust bunny on the carpet. Carpet- which by the way- looks like it has seen better days. I mean, really. The rooms here are in need of an upgrade.

I noticed the dust ruffle on the bed has bleach stains on it.

The view of the Dole factory is underwhelming.

The hotel itself is nothing to write home about. Conventions might be fine here but this is no four seasons or Marriott Marina.  Everything is beige. Nothing is really pleasing to the eye but a few areas here and there.

Room service food was okay. Just okay.

No fluffy robes.

I waited a while to check in and got annoyed standing in their line. They looked understaffed.

No one offered to help me bring my bag to the room I was just given directions on how to get there.

You're obviously paying for the location here- not the rooms or amenities or the staff.

I could easily be at a Residence Inn minus the kitchen.

Mostly the stench of chemicals is what will keep me from returning.

Everyone giving such great reviews may just be star struck over San Diego- and it is a beautiful city. I'm just in a room without a view and well, everything else is as blasé as it gets.

I understand not being able to make the windows open I guess but it seems like a shame when San Diego has such great weather.

Scratchy towels.

Great walking distance to Marina shops.

Honestly, I preferred the Marriott Marina to this hotel.

14/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
490. Cindy K.
This was our first time in San Diego, and after doing some research on location etc I chose this hotel. Right next to the water, within walking distance to the Gaslamp district, and not too far from Seaworld.

We ended up checking late before of heavy traffic on the way down from Vegas. We ended up going at a good time. The Thanksgiving holiday rush was over and it was the calm before the December holiday rush. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. All our questions were answered and they had great recommendations for where to go and eat.

About the room.
We had a king sized bed room with a corner view which was awesome. The room wasn't too small. Just enough space. I wish there was a tub, but that's ok. I really enjoyed waking up and being able to see the ocean.

About the amenities.
Heated pool, yay! I like that they have a lounge, restaurant, Starbucks, and ice cream parlour on site. The decor is modern and made me satisfied with choosing this hotel.

From the front desk to house-keeping to the restaurant staff, we were treated with respect and hospitality. I would definitely come back and recommend this place.

18/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
491. Tim G.
When it comes to downtown San Diego this is one of the worst.  Few reasons:  Fitness room is not open 24 hours a day.  There is no executive lounge.  Concierge staff is lacking.    The Marriott or Hyatt next door are much better hotels.

03/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
492. Z O.
nice hotel, but stupid room that just doesn't make sense. the bathroom had a nice large counter top, awesome bright lights, tiny bathtub (why???? are all people in this world tiny???) and get this, NO towel bars. none, zilch, zero. where the hell are we supposed to hang the hand and bath towels!? are towel bars so expensive that you can't afford to install them in the bathroom??? geez! also, hubby got sick and had the chills on our last night there, and the damn heater in the room just wasn't working. the temperature stayed at 66 even though I tried everything I could to raise it to 75. he was freezing his buns off and was just feeling crappy. oh man, get your act together hilton. or don't you care about your reputation because people think your a good hotel.
breakfast buffet was very good and the servers were very polite, efficient and accommodating.

28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
493. Lilani E.
One star for ridiculously up charges on handling two small packages I had shipped to myself.

Also, I left two books in my room and called within 12 hours of check out to let them know and follow up the next day during regular business hours. They did not turn up which leads me to conclude that they have staff they would keep lost items for themselves OR they do not properly clean their rooms. Which is unlikely since the books were left on the TV stand in front of the monitor.

03/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
494. Sepi D.
I stayed here in May one year with my boyfriend.. Beautiful!!! We got a very cheap deal online , upgraded to a higher level, panoramic view, surrounded by the city and water. Just a walk away from fine dining in Gaslamp and shopping. Such a nice room with flat screen TVs and nice beds. The pool area was old though, but we enjoyed a drink in the patio at their lounge . Fun time

28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
495. Abraham H.
I got a very competitive price on express deals with Priceline so I didn't know the name of the hotel I booked for San Diego, CA . I was very pleasantly surprised with the results. A beautiful room and view. I stayed at the downtown Sheraton a couple of years ago. This hotel is much nicer and better area of downtown. There is a revolving lounge with great views on the top of hotel. There are 4 towers and not every tower goes to this lounge so asked the staff.  Valet parking only and pricey.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
496. Marcus G.
Stayed here for one night. Hotel is beautiful. We stayed in a recently updated room which was very nice. It had a sitting area and separate bedroom, plenty of space. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
497. Shannon K.
Pretty convenient location. Located directly across from Petco Park and about a 10 minute stroll to the Gaslamp District.

I stayed in a large corner room. It was clean. Mostly everything was functional. There were two loose outlets on the lamp next to the bed. My phone charger had to hit the sweet spot to work. The other bummer was there wasn't a mini fridge.

I went to a conference here and I would agree with another review that most of the food was sub par. However, dining staff is incredibly helpful and on top of it.

Staff, in general, were very accommodating and well trained.

I'd stay here again and would recommend anyone else to stay here when visiting San Diego.

05/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
498. Z J.
Great views , close to Gaslamp , and all the excellence that you expect from a Hilton !

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
499. Wayne M.
I was not informed of the $30 dollar a night parking rate! What a rip. You can park literally a block away for $10 overnight. My room was $200 an additional $30 is almost a quarter the cost of the room. Supper pissed that I wasn't informed of the cost and lore importantly the manager didn't want to correct the mistake of theirs.

The rooms, pool, and jacuzzi are nice however.

19/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
500. Robert J.
A nice hotel.  Good location.  Still here.  I will do everything possible to not eat or drink here the remainder of the trip or ever again.  

$12.95 drinks at the pool that have 2 ounces of alcohol with an added 18% tip (round up and call it a $17 drink).  Get real Hilton.  It's about the customer, making them happy, and hoping they want to come back; not fuck em' while they're here.  

My lunch was less expensive than my (almost non) alcohol beverage.

It's not about the $ it's about the principle.

22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
501. Sandee T.
Gorgeous, dah-ling, gorgeous.

Talking about the bayfront view from both the hotel bar AND our room!   Aim for corner room on the higher floors and you can get the waterfront and city scape.

* YES - Good service all around, from check-in to housekeeping
* YES - Easily accessible (walking) to Gaslamp district
* YES - Pool (though not huge) and jacuzzi with adjacent bar
* YES - Starbucks connected to hotel (sooo packed during bk hours)
* YES - Pet friendly, saw tons of dogs with visitors here

* BOO - Valet is $40, are we at a resort?!

17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
502. Sheiy S.
The view of the water and city was beautiful. Only complaint was that it was extremely over priced for the room type and the floor had something wet by the night stand. Towels were also pretty rough. Overall stay was good though.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
503. Megan K.
I spent 3 days but 0 nights at the Hilton Bayfront for a conference.  It's a nice hotel with decent conference facilities.  

The best part of the conference was a reception on the balcony overlooking the bay.  It was a beautiful night and the service was decent.  Drinks were very expensive though.  The food was good.

I wish this hotel had more outdoor space though because it's in such a prime location on the bay.  I imagine there are better hotels to stay at for the cost and proximity to anything but the convention center.  I'd much rather pay $200+ a night never but if I needed to stay downtown, there are a bunch more hotels in the gas lamp district that are likely in the same price range.

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
504. Jessica S.
It's been a month since our wedding and my husband and I can finally get a few days away for a mini honeymoon. We chose Hilton Bayfront since we stayed here a few years ago for an anniversary. Had such an amazing time that time that we knew this was where we would like to go for our get away. Seaport Village is a nice walk along the water. Spa Azul is relaxing and accommodating (made a couples massage last minute). Too bad no Padres game while we're here. It's right across the street.

When we checked in this afternoon, we had no wait at check in. Sadly I can't remember the name of the really friendly gentleman who checked us in. During check in the conversation turned to why we were in town. We mentioned it was for our honeymoon. He was nice and gave us a lot of information of things around the hotel.

After a walk for drinks in Seaport Village, we were relaxing in the room and were called about a special delivery from the front desk. Turned out we received a bottle of champagne and a card signed by all the front desk congratulating us on our special day.

Room is clean and view is amazing. We're on the 13th floor overlooking the bay and city. Night lights are beautiful.

Wonderful and thoughtful staff and beautiful property. Definitely will be coming again!

15/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
505. Maggie A.
I have been staying at the Hilton Bayfront for San Diego Comic Con for the past five years. In the past, our experiences at this hotel have been wonderful. It's right next to the convention center and on the bay, and the hotel as a whole is really nice. However, I have found that the staff increasingly cares less for paying customers, and rather tries to cater to people at the convention who are not guests or are not staying at a hotel in general.

We are staying here for 5 nights and 6 days, and have already run out of toilet paper twice. There have been no extra rolls placed in our bathroom despite this occurrence. There does, however, appear to be plenty of toilet paper in the lobby bathrooms that are being used by everyone sleeping outside for Hall H panels. There has also been an awful sewage smell in the lower floors of the hotel, presumably from overuse of these restrooms.

The hotel staff has also sent out Twitter messages informing the public that the second floor is a great spot for celebrity sightings. There is also a new business center in the Odysea lounge which is convenient for the public to use to print off pictures of these celebrities to have them signed to sell on the internet. I do not believe that such promotion is earning the hotel any money with the purchase of alcoholic drinks, as the people they are catering to simply sit in front of the elevators. Is this no longer considered loitering?

During Comic Con, the hotel also discontinues certain regular activities, such as the "dive-in movies" at their pool. This means that paying customers actually have lessened amenities, regardless of who they are and what they are at the hotel for. Diamond Hilton members no longer receive benefits like the My Way package, which used to include parking, breakfast at Vela, lunch at Starbucks, and snacks at Odysea. Or toilet paper, for that matter. And, of course, one can't manage to get a cup of tea at breakfast. When you are serving yourself at the buffet, what purpose does the wait staff serve apart from delivering beverages and busing tables?

I give the Bayfront a four star review despite my poor experience this year because of the quality of the rooms, the prime location, and my pleasant experiences in the past. This, however, does not excuse the staff for their neglect of regular customers, nor does it provide permission to continue such an operation. It is unfair to those who come to the Bayfront in search of peace, and if the staff realizes that those in the film industry do stay here, they also need to respect the fact that these are regular people who appreciate personal space and hygiene. No one should have to use tissues to wipe their bum.

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
506. Sandra O.
This is a very nice hotel with great views. It's an excellent spot to check out the celebrity guests at Comic-Con.

28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
507. Christina K.
We recently stayed here for three nights for my husband's conference. Many other reviewers have said this hotel is only suitable for business travelers. I would never recommend this hotel for a vacation or weekend getaway.
PROS:
-clean and new and the staff (restaurants, front desk and housekeeping are great)
-the spa was amazing
CONS:
-They nickel and dime you to death at this hotel. For example - we ordered dessert to go one evening from the restaurant and there was a 'handling' fee for us to take it to our room with us. As frequent travelers and gold members this floored me.
-They outsource all of their shipping and receiving through their in-house UPS store. We had three packages shipped to us that arrived before we checked in and the ups store charges a handling fee of $12.00 PER PACKAGE. And then to ship it back out with prepaid shipping there is a $5.00+ handling fee per package. Both transactions had prepaid shipping labels. Once again I was floored and downright disgusted with this place by this point.

I am aware most people are using their business credit cards their entire stay but these sketchy practices have really made us rethink our loyalty to hilton properties. We will be checking out two days early and heading to a much nicer boutique hotel in La Jolla. For $420 per night they should reconsider their business strategies.

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
508. Eva C.
This is a beautiful hotel. After a mix up with my room at another Hilton (not Hilton's fault), I was moved to this location. I was upgraded for my trouble... Even though it really wasn't Hilton's fault. There were two major conferences happening at the hotel and convention center, but I found things still ran smoothly. as a Hilton Honors member I was given Starbucks coupons and free internet. I rated it a 4 instead of 5 because I ended having to stay a second night because my plane was cancelled (this was a rough trip!) and the second room was no where near as nice- lots of things broken.

01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
509. Steve E.
I was in San Diego recently for the Disaster Recovery Journal's Fall World conference which was held at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront. The hotel sits along Bayfront Drive right at Park Boulevard, which puts it next door to the San Diego Convention Center.

The hotel is a 30-story masterpiece located across the street from the San Diego Padres' Petco Park baseball stadium, and right at the foot of the famed Coronado Bridge which leads over to the Navy base. The Hilton is also a popular stop along the San Diego Harbor boardwalk which stretches all around the waterfront.

The facility is very bright with lots of natural lighting and open spaces to have quiet discussions, which is rare among large hotels with conference centers. The Hilton's ballroom, and breakout rooms are located above the main lobby starting on the 2nd floor and rising up from there.

Since I did not stay at the Hilton I cannot comment on the rooms, but the conference facilities and break out rooms were very nice, as were our cocktail receptions and trade show facilities. We ate our meals in the back of the trade show area where the hotel opened up buffet lines and had large round tables set up for mealtime networking.

Meals, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks were all good though nothing especially stands out.

04/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
510. Tracey L.
Nice hotel that falls flat due to service.

Very nice new hotel in a great location.

Check in on a Thursday evening had one person manning the desk, taking 15 minutes to check in.  Our room has a great view, but upon check in the bathroom hadn't been cleaned although the rest of the room had.  

Our card to let us into the parking garage didn't work, necessitating another visit to the understaffed front desk.

On an average day - one without massive conventions - the in hotel starbucks has people 30 deep in line.  Great coffee and food, but really understaffed.  One barrista making the coffee.

Despite being in a room with four occupants - which were part of the reservation - room had three towels.

Extremely expensive to get a bottle of water, etc...

Very disappointing.

08/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
511. Alexis B.
After having one of the worst days of the year (in my world), I was surprised with a road trip to SD for the weekend. Walking into the hotel, it had a beautiful grand lobby and nicely decorated too! We shot up to the 18th floor, and found our room with a view. The only thing I wish was better was the bathtub. I'm a huge fan of taking baths while on vacation, but this tub was less than stellar.

Again, our view was rad! We saw the downtown cityscape and the water with tons of docked boats. Of course, I jumped on the bed like a child. My pup and I (did I mention they were super dog friendly?) went for a stroll outside and walked the waterfront together. The water was perfect and still, and the boats and yachts lined the dock. I headed to the gift shop afterwards, grabbing a few indulgent treats for myself (chocolate, tea and a fashion magazine that weighs 2 lbs). It was a perfect night for myself and away from home.

The next morning, I slept in and then watched a 5K race on the waterfront from our window! We got dressed and went down to check it out, and took a walk with hot coffee in hand. It was a beautiful, bright morning and I couldn't think of a better way to spend it.

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
512. Stevie F.
Lovely hotel and a pretty good location. But the service was VERY DISRESPECTFUL!

We were just there last weekend celebrating a bachelorette weekend with about 13 girls.
First when we got into our room it was blazing HOT! We could not control the temperature from the panel in the room  so we called the front desk for assistance.
We waited and waited it was still hot and unbearable. On about the 6th call the bride to be asked for it to be fixed because it was so unbearable and we were feeling ill. They told her to go stand out side her room if she was hot! :0 ughhh

The maintenance man finally came and was the nicest guy, he checked the temp coming out of the vent and it was 100 degrees !!! He was shocked! We found out later that our room was programmed to someone else's room.

Second we visited the Fox grill restaurant downstairs, The vela , and The Odysea all located inside the Hilton Bayfront. We were meet with vacant service. No one was around!
And when they did come around they rudley asked if we needed anything when we didn't even have menus!
Every thing we asked for we had to fight for, It was like pulling teeth with these people!
Especially when they charge you up the ying yang for the room.

Ive been in customer service for over 8 years and I know how to a aleast pull myself together and just treat someone with a little common decency. Its not that hard.

Plus we were a big group of girls ready to order drinks and food those fools missed out on a big tip...big mistake..big ...huge.  

I will not be visiting again and I will advise my friends and family to do the same.

21/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
513. Tiffany D.
A good 10 minute or less walk from Gaslamp district, this Hilton hotel is much bigger than the Hilton located in Gaslamp area.  Do you choose space and decor over convenience?  That is up to your choosing.

This Hilton hotel exemplifies contemporary cleanliness to its exterior as well as interior.  There is a great lounge area, to enjoy the view of the ocean and sunshine!  Loved it!

They have a spa, sizable swimming pool and cardio, fitness room.  Their bedroom size and bathroom features, provided the standard.

The ground, lobby area, offers a bar lounge area.  Convenient to linger and grab some drinks to chit chat over.  However, I would suggest holding on to your thirst and wait to go to Gaslamp district to quench your thirst and delight in some eater-tainment.

I enjoyed my stay here.

22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
514. Amy D.
This is a pretty nice hotel located next to the convention center and along the bayfront.  

I stayed at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront during a conference.  Check in was a breeze and I even got free vouchers for Starbucks for staying there during the conference.  

The room was very nice; it was simply and warmly decorated and had an amazingly comfortable bed.  Housekeeping was consistently good and room service was also good.

There are a couple of in house restaurants and a spa.  The spa is ok; it is very nice to have Starbucks on site.

Overall, my stay here was quiet, clean, and friendly- everything I needed!

20/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
515. Megan D.
The Hilton Bayfront is situated right on the water and showcases gorgeous views of the bay and beyond. Upon arrival we wanted to valet our car but I couldn't find the valet on the first try. Ended up just self parking, which costs $30 for hotel guests. The rooms are small and cozy with no fridge, but the bathroom was very nice. Just a small, single vanity sink, but I loved that it included peter thomas roth soaps and goodies. The queen beds seemed so small and the pillows were terrible.  Awkward spaces throughout the hotel and rooms shows how outdated the place is. Room service food was suprisingly very good though! Ill come back for the views for sure!

03/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
516. Noa P.
It wasn't what we expected from Hilton Hotel. It was my first time there ,The food wasn't good and that price that came along with it was shocking.I have Celiac disease , this mean that I'm allergic to gluten. Nowdays usually they train the People who works in the food & beverage dept. at list to know  about food allergies.

The pool is not close to what you see in the potos. The overall experience was ok but Not what I I have been waiting for.

13/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
517. Kristen M.
It was a great hotel to stay in during my recent business trip. Nice staff, nice facility, accessible gym. It was close to everything. I was very surprised at the amount of homeless folks that was congregating by the hotel, but not their fault.
Only issue was that the room was smoked in (I am very allergic), and they masked it with some awful artificial scent. So that made me tear up alot.
so I had to make it a four star.

15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
518. Lyn P.
The company I work for has an annual conference and we've been at the Grand Hyatt for years because they were best equipped to handle our needs. So this year and the next two years we are at this brand spanking new Hilton.

As far as conference facilities go, the Hilton is top notch. Our conference went off without a hitch. Our sessions had no technical difficulties and the rooms were set up to our specs. All of our roundtables were on the 4th floor - these setups were smaller and it worked well to have them away from our main sessions and tech expo. Catering passed muster- from the setup of the stations, to the food and the attentiveness of the staff.

The rooms were a good size - enough room for a small chaise lounge and a standard desk. The bathrooms are really roomy and I love the Peter Thomas Roth toiletries. I had a great view of the bay and also saw some of the cool city views that other coworkers had in their rooms.

As a Diamond member, I received daily coupons for either a pastry and coffee at Starbucks or the continental breakfast at the restaurant (upgrades to full breakfast are $12.50). They also give you a free app/non alchoholic drink at the lounge. I saw that as a way to get you to spend $ at the hotel for dinner which is dumb since the Gaslamp awaits over the pedestrian bridge.

Overall,  I was pretty happy with our conference experience this year. Looking foward to at least a couple more years of our conference at this Hilton.

18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
519. Alicia S.
*This was our 1st time booking at a Hilton and we were very pleased with our overall experience. We plan on booking another weekend just to enjoy ALL of the hotel.
*Parking is a lil expensive $30 self and $45 valet.
* We stayed on the 27th floor and had great views of the Bay & Downtown.
*Would be very nice if rooms included mini fridge and microwave.
* Bring your own drinks or be prepared to pay $3.25 for a Nestlé water bottle.
* We ordered room service and besides taxes there was a $4 delivery charge and 20% gratuity included in the price.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
520. Jorydude r.
Wow. Fantastic from the outside and great from the inside. Was expecting the service and price should come hand in hand. Nope it does not. For the price? I'd stay at the Fairmont, the intercontinental or maybe the Hyatt. I saw employees bickering in front of us. Customer service was quite off. Front desk lady opted to stay on the phone before giving us the keys. Pool was great but the service was under par. Disappointing for our first time and maybe the last.

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
521. Lindsey L.
Incredible views, and perfect location to downtown San Diego.  Getting to the front entry is oddly tricky from the street,  but you park in the garage and walk. It's right by the padres stadium and the gas lamp district.
Clean. Dog friendly. I highly suggest.

22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
522. Jazmin C.
My Boyfriend and I made reservations for Sunday 8/31 @ the Hilton Bayfront because it is a beautiful hotel and we had tickets to see the Dodger vs Padres, have dinner reservations and see a concert at the Sports Arena later that night. Not to mention it was directly across the bridge from Petco Park, It was super convenient and a nice little getaway for the weekend.

We made sure to leave home with enough time to check into the hotel and and get to the game without rushing. We arrived to the Hilton at Noon and when we checked in we were told that a room for was not yet ready and that there would definitely be one ready by 3pm. We were told we should recieve a call from the front desk before then but if not we could go to the front desk at 3pm and we would have a room for sure. By the time the 7th inning came we still hadn't recived a call and 3pm came and went so we left the game at that time to head back to the hotel to make sure we could get room keys and to shower and change before dinner.

When we arrived back at the Hilton we were told that a room was not yet ready and that we would definitely have a room within an hour. Another hour came and went and we hadnt heard anything from anyone. It was a hot day and with nowhere to go in San Diego we were getting fed up quickly. By the time 5pm rolled around we were told that they would "put a rush on it".  So at 6pm and still no room we had already missed the  dinner plans made being unable to shower and freshen up after being in the hot sun all day at the game and waiting around for a room. So we finally requested a refund and went only to the concert feeling gross and exhausted and then drove the 2 hours back home directly afterward.

I have never had to wait so long to check into a hotel room, I am really upset by the lack of concern given by the front desk at the length of time it was taking to get a room. I was very excited to stay in this beautiful hotel because it was my first San Diego trip and we planned to have a nice Memorial Day Weekend near the beach but that didnt happen and I am very dissapointed at the customer service at such a well known hotel. We've also contacted customer service about the entire experience and we were told we would hear back from someone in a few days and that was the end of it, never heard from anyone via email or phone. The customer service definitely needs improving in my opinion. This experience has forever tarnished my San Diego experience. :(

29/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
523. K H.
Love this hotel! I've stayed here quite a few times. This past time was wonderful. I wanted to come spend a few days with my dad over labor day as he was scheduled to begin chemotherapy the week after. Manager Debby set me up with an awesome room with a wonderful view and really helped make our weekend fantastic. (THANK YOUU!) We also got to enjoy a ball game!

I stay here most often in the winter so I was surprised to see just how many young kids were around. I prefer the quieter winter months because I was unable to use the pool and jacuzzi at night due to the bazillion people. (The pool area is FANTASTIC, by the way!) I made the attempt, but I'm not a fan of sitting in a small jacuzzi with 15 strangers.

I only gave 4 stars because out of all the times I've stayed here, there have been quite a few times where housekeeping never showed up.

BUT - the good here definitely outweighs the bad. I love this hotel and will continue to visit!

07/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
524. William R.
Great hotel. Great location. It's steps from the convention center and really close to the gas lamp.

01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
525. Rick G.
Ate at the  restaurant  for breakfast.    I was pleasantly surprised as most hotel food is mediocre at best.   Wife had upside pancakes,  I had Frittata ,   and friend had the Eggs Benedict.    Everything was served in a timely manner and was very good.   The view is lovely as well.

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
526. Michelle O.
Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for valentines. Hotel is awesome. Pool is amazing. Staff are nice. Only thing is that the food and drink within the hotel is super expensive. After paying a couple of hundred bucks for a room, you would think their prices within would be a little lower!

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
527. Jerome S.
The room is clean, spacious and nicely decorated. It has a 32" flat screen TV, a small Cuisinart coffee maker and a couple of 16.9oz Nestle bottled water for sale for $3.25 each. Bathroom is nice and clean, and the shower is well maintained and stocked with a shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and a couple of bar soaps. Housekeeping promptly provided towels when asked.

With the room price they charge, the room should come with a complimentary Wifi and being an HHonor member, it should have provided complimentary Wifi even if it was not included with the room rate. Self parking is $30 a night. The hotel has ample parking. The vicinity to the Marina makes the location excellent for morning walks, up to the USS Midway museum, a decommissioned aircraft carrier of the US Navy. Overall, the hotel is in a great location for anyone visiting San Diego for the first time. A great place to stay and an excellent hotel for a honeymoon.

31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
528. Jayne M.
I loooooove this hotel and really enjoy working here.
The guests always have positive things to say about the stay too.
The views are amazing and the valet crew are top notch.

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
529. Kim B.
Staying in this Hilton makes you feel like you are in the top of your class, like you are the Queen of SD. You drive up a steep driveway, and greeted by an all white beautiful entry that has a magnificent view of the water. The lobby is artsy, funky, and chic.

Everything about this hotel was easy, clean, and fresh. It is a huge hotel, with many different restaurants and bars. It is walking distance to the Seaport, and to Gaslamp and is on a beautiful ocean walkway with lots of dogs, people and bikes. It is directly connected to the walkway to the Petco Park. Overall, can't beat the location!

Overall, accommodating service, clean room, beautiful views.... and the price was extremely reasonable!

22/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
530. Doug P.
Stayed here just one night but enjoyed it.  Great location within walking distance to Gas Lamp, convention center and view of the harbor.  Don't take the pedestrian bridge to Gas Lamp though.  Once you cross the bridge, it gets ghetto with homeless and crazy people yelling non sense at you or just in to the air.  Just walk on the sidewalk adjacent to the convention center and cross at the signal in front of Gas Lamp.  Short drive to Coronado Island.  Lobby was nice and roomy, the hallways looked a little dated but not too bad.  The room was nice and modern.  Nice shower but no tub.  No fridge either which would have been an issue if we stayed for more than a night.  The self parking was convenient and was $30.

Called ahead to have flowers waiting in the room and the concierge handled it with ease.  She even texted me with updates.  Super props for that.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
531. Greg M.
Recently stayed at the Hilton San Diego, Bayfront for an AAPS Convention, which was right next door to the hotel. Although the location was good, but during any convention being held next door, they SCREW BUSINESS PEOPLE UP THE A-HOLE!

No in room refrigerator, (Ice Buckets with Ice down the hall just like Motel-6), Little Bottles of water in the room for $3.50 Each, Breakfast Buffet in the downstairs restaurant for $23.50 per person, (Basic eggs and bacon stuff with pastry's) NO IN ROOM WIFI for Internet - They wanted $14.50 per day for this (I have gotten this at motel-6 for FREE)

In all we had 7 people from my company stay there for our convention, My total bill for just the room and parking for 1 car for ( 6 Days ) was $2,131.98

Room Tax $325.33
Self Parking $180.00 ($35.00 Per Day)
Daily Room Rate $289.00

TOTAL BILL FOR ALL 7 GUESTS IN MY GROUP WAS OVER $14,000.00 !!!

This was for only 6 days at the hotel - Don't you think for that price we would have gotten Free Water or a Mini Refrigerator or even Free WiFi Internet service.

Oh!, I Forgot,............. That's only for HILTON "Rewards" Members I was told at the front desk when I inquired about it.

Now I Know where "Paris Hilton" is getting all her money.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
532. Audrey C.
Love this hotel!  Very convenient location, especially if you're going to the convention center.  They offer self-parking for $32/night with in and out privileges.  That's a GREAT price for downtown area.  You can walk downtown with many options for food.  There's also a footbridge that will take you right outside Petco Park.

Seems to always have a long line for check in. The rooms are spacious and they use Peter Thomas Roth toiletries! They also have a Starbucks on-site.

09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
533. Amanda C.
I've wanted to stay here for the longest time and finally had the opportunity to do so.

VERY easy to get lost in here! Not all elevators or escalators end up on the same floors so navigate carefully.

Starbucks down below and even a yogurt place.  

Expensive parking at $30 a night and make sure you are a Gold Status Hilton Honors person or else you don't get the free internet.  

Rooms are a bit musty so bring your allergy meds!

Gorgeous views of the bay!

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
534. Jessica M.
Not a bad hotel, but definitely geared towards the conference attendee, so it feels fairly basic and paired back. (And overpriced as such).

The location is a stone's throw from the San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp District, and close enough to the Coronado Bridge that you can jump in the car and head to my favorite part of San Diego...Coronado.

Our corner room has views of the shipping yard and Coronado Bridge, which is interesting.

03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
535. Ellie D.
Upon arriving at the hotel, my first impression of the lobby was that it was nice and spacious and open. Check in was not too long of a wait despite several other conference attendees also checking in. I found the front desk to be attentive to our initial needs.

At times, however, the elevator line was long (and many of the elevators shook more than I would expect). the crowds were also present at the pool. Forget about getting a chair on Saturday afternoon. However, if you were patient, it was possible to get one. It just wasn't a relaxed environment, however, with many, many people in the pool and hanging around the pool. I did, however, find it gracious that we were not rushed out of the pool one night when it was already 11 (pool closing time). I was also impressed by the towels being replaced in the evening at the pool area.

The room itself was very standard and could use an upgrading. The bathroom and vanity were all behind the bathroom door, and it would have been more convenient if the bathroom was separated from the vanity so both could be utilized at once. Sheets were not spotless. Towels were given sparingly for a room of 4. We called every day for towels. I will say that the towels were delivered quickly.

There was an issue in our room where a fuse blew (I suppose that is what happened) and the power went out. The engineer came to the room quick. The issue I have is that the lamp that was at that point now non-functional was not replaced despite us asking for another light. We were given an electrical cord that didn't make for a nice looking room.

During our stay, we ate at the restaurant downstairs with the patio, at the pool bar, and attempted to eat at the bar. The restaurant menu was rather limited, but I did find something. Service was friendly, but very slow, especially considering it wasn't crowded there. The food, however, was good. The pool bar had a friendly, attentive staff. They served the best nut mix, it was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the pool bar and the music played there very much.

Note that I said we attempted to eat at the bar. We never ate there due to the kitchen menu closing at 11. The waitress was nice enough to bring us those good nuts we were served at the pool bar, but that was it. We were disappointed we couldn't order anything to eat.

One other thing I noted was that the lobby wasn't easily accessible on foot-you had to walk in through the lower level or already be on the lobby level fro, the parking deck. After walking back from the convention center, I would have liked to have been able to walk right into the lobby. I also agree with the person who mentioned the Dole shipping dock right next door.

Overall I would stay here again. Was it perfect? No. I certainly think it is overpriced...but aside for that, none of our issues affected our trip much. Minor inconveniences. Hopefully though, management takes these comments into consideration.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
536. Roxana M.
I have chosen this hotel to stay with my family for years and it never disappoints and meets all of our  necessities..  The hotel is super clean(I'm a clean freak so That's important ).  I needed a fridge and microwave and they totally without question brought me one.  I love their professionalism,  and how important the staff makes you feel.  The fitness center was equipped with everything I needed.  The spa offers very relaxing massages, and the pool...IT'S AWESOME!  My kids swam until 11pm.  Its heated so it was perfect for the cold nights in SD.   I can go on and on raving about this hotel but believe me you wont be dissapointed,and if you are, the staff will make it up to you.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
537. Glen L.
Top notch hotel with prices to match!

Pros
The property itself is in excellent condition. Everything in the room was in like new condition. If you get a room facing towards the Embarcadero Park, you can see the 4th of July fireworks from all 4 barges. Centrally located.

Cons
In room bottled water is almost $4 each! Which means bring your own bottled water. Self park is $30/nt. Valet is $45/nt. Wifi is available, for a fee. But if happen to be an AT&T subscriber, then wifi is free.

05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
538. Kirk S.
This Hilton is quite nice.  The view is spectacular, the rooms are very clean, and the lobbies and other public areas are absolutely beautiful.  It has a sweets store and a Starbucks in the same building, meaning you can get your coffee/sweets fix quickly, and the attached convention center allows for heat-free meandering to and from presentations.

I even ordered breakfast in bed, which was rather tasty.  The Red Velvet Pancakes were as delicious as they were unhealthy.  Service, both in ordering the pancakes and simply in checking in/out, was equally nice.

My only complaint is that, like (seemingly) every other Hilton in the country, you feel as if the room is a bit sparse and expensive.  Water bottles are placed in plain view that, if opened, cost $3.25.  Strangely, though, there was no in-room fridge.  The amenities in the actual rooms were little better than you'd find at similar hotels across the country.  I was somewhat surprised that the prime location and price didn't exactly translate into a better and less nickel-and-dime-y feeling room, but oh well.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
539. Nicholas G.
The Outside manager sucks.. I asked for matches and they said they had none..go to the gift shop

. When I lit my cigarette he said can you read no smoking..  umm why didn't you tell me that when I asked for matches and you sent me for a lighter.

I can read thank you. And since your reading skills are amazing have fun reading this out loud to your Co workers.

13/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
540. Maisha R.
This is a nice, huge hotel with spacious rooms and large meeting areas. The hotel common areas are well-appointed and a swanky lounge in the back is complete with fire pits and couches by the pool and bar area. The views from the Saphhire terrace of the water and Coronado Island are stunning, particularly at night.

The hotel rooms are large with comfortable beds and they're serviced by different elevator banks going to specific floors. The size of the hotel makes maneuvering it a little confusing but considering its size, it's relatively well laid out.

Other features of the hotel include a frozen yogurt store by the front entrance of the hotel and a bridge from the hotel which offers easy access to both the convention center and the gaslamp district. A parking garage is also adjacent to the hotel.

Located next to the convention center, it's a convenient place to stay if you're in town for a conference. But even if you're just on a leisurely vacation, the spectacular water views make it a great place to stay any time.

25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
541. Luziano C.
The location if this hotel is great! A couple blocks from the Gaslamp District and next to the Bay across from Coronado! They have valet and self parking but would recommend valet for $15 if you're staying for the night. The room was spacious, great view, and the beds and pillow were extremely comfortable. They also had an Ethernet cable to plug into your laptop. Wifi is $15 a night and the room service isn't too pricey about $20 including tip for a meal. The atmosphere is modern and upbeat. Probably one of my top Hilton's I have checked in too.

Only  2 downfalls which were that their system went down, so had to wait 20-30mins before I could check in and that when it did come back online had to wait another 10mins in the Hilton Honors line before being helped, even though they were able to successfully check-in 5guests in the other line. They did comp my valet due to the wait.

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
542. owen l.
I am a frequent visitor to San Diego. I have stayed on Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Point Loma and Hotel Circle. I was very excited to try the Gaslamp district.
I was very excited to stay at the Hilton.
Upon arriving , there was a long line to just get into the hotel. I decides to to valet.
We had to wave someone down to actually help us. When we did ,the black bell attendant was awesome. Very personable. We then found out valet was $47 ( forget that) and parking was $32- ugh, but we had to take it. Drove to the parking lot and saw they rented their parking for events @$15. So packed. Parking was hard to find. We were told the take the elevator to 3rd floor & it would bring is back to the lobby. However , they didn't explain which elevator. We ended up at the wrong so we walked & ended up on the back side. Beautiful location. Got out room no problem. I tried to make reservations with vela ( restaurant in hotel) through open table & it wouldn't allow me. No one we talked knew if they had a private party or were closed or probably a website issue. Pool Heated and beautiful.
Yikes! This is when it all goes down hill. Apparently during the day they had a $20 all you can drink pool party which left wacko doodle drunk 23 year olds. Drunk creeper stragglers were still there. This guy started brushing up my husband under the water in the juccuzi so he moved then he started running my thigh except, I called him out & it scared the crap out of him. Get the freak out of here. We were tired & decided to get room service. Usually hotels have a book of amenities , local areas and room service. Nope not this one. We had sodas & realized their was no ice bucket . Not sure if there was no ice machine. BTW , no refrigerator .
The toilet flushed like a man was chocking on its own spit. I was afraid it was going to explode.  $14.95 internet.
OMG, it woke up at 6:15 am to a small dog barking somewhere on my floor. We could hear people talking in the room next to us. I am all for pet friendly, but dam make the walls thicker!

I would skip this hotel.
Granted it's a great location to get to The park, but damn, take the train in.
Hotel $120+ / night $32 park $15 internet. No refrigerator, no ice bucket, no room service - I presume, hard parking - due to events , dogs barking, wacko pool parties that leave swinging creepers. Get me out of here!
I almost forgot. We had friends that met / stayed with us here & the slide was broken in the pool. That's why they want to stay there . There wasn't a maintenance sign or anything due to weather anything! Bad communication!
ok, the gym! Holy crap! Just got back !This looks beautiful until you start using it. The volume on the tredmill I used didn't go up more than a low point. I switched to a bike. It wouldn't adjust to my height. Switched to an elliptical by the window , you can't watch anything bc of the glare from sun. After the cardio work out , I looked around a disinfectant wipe or spray & there wasn't any. Do you think I want to lay in some guys nasty swept? Especially on the yoga mats. They left complimentary fruit ( which looked like it was picked from someone's backyard. Small , dried, leaves still on them. Nothing wrong with backyard fruit as long as it's clean)

I explained the situation to the concierge desk & all she said was "this is more of a convention hotel."

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
543. S G.
Nice hotel, but wouldn't rate as a category 7 hotel!  Again, a nice hotel just nothing amazing like they advertise it as.  Overlooks harbor and convention center which is a nice view but also an industrial railway area that is not so nice!

I am a honors member so I got free breakfast with my stay which was a free drink and food item from Starbucks or I could upgrade for $10 for the buffet in the restaurant.  Would prefer a larger room service menu, but great location and walking distance to Petco park and plenty of restaurants/bars in Gaslamp area across the street.  My biggest issue was how thin the walls were... And my neighbors were not throwing massive parties but coughing or using the restroom which I could hear all of!  And, the wifi kept kicking on/off which got increasingly frustrating as the week went on!

18/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
544. Lovel E.
The front desk of this hotel is so rude. They are not helpful at all and very dismissive.

The convention staff were very nice an accommodating, but the rude attitude of the front desk overshadowed the whole experience.

Every person I talked to at our 300+ convention was talking about how rude they are here.

The rooms are small, the views are nice.

23/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
545. Bonnie P.
I stayed here at the Hilton SD Bayfront when I was coming to town for a game at Petco field. We had a few places in mind in the Gaslamp quarter so we could walk to Petco, including the Marriott, Omni, and both Hilton's. We ultimately chose this hotel because we had enough points for one free night and it looked nicer than the Hilton Gaslamp.

This hotel was a great a choice. A short walk across the bridge, it was just minutes from the ballpark (which we loved, but that's a whole other review). Nice amenities here, including a fitness center, pool, restaurants, and great views.

The rooms were basic but comfortable, although the bed was a little soft for our liking. We were able to upgrade to a high floor with a marina view for 20 bucks a night and it was well worth it! Room 1921 offered fabulous views of downtown and the water, and we were even able to watch the Seaworld fireworks at 10pm. The bathroom was clean and served our needs, although I wish the shower had a bench or ledge (all the women readers probably understand how valuable this is when it's time for leg shaving, LOL).

The gym was big and had plenty of cardio equipment. Lots of free weights and kettle bells, etc. but no weight machines. There are nice views out towards the pool area and water and towels are available.

Buffet breakfast at Vela was expensive ($24pp) but offered decent food in a nice atmosphere. Ask for a table in the back for beautiful marina views.

The bar in the pool area was expensive but had great cocktails, comfortable seating, and a nice ambience. You can see the Seaworld fireworks from there too. But last call was around 10:30 on Saturday.

Parking was very annoying, especially on game days, because people park there for the proximity to Petco. We found out that the connected parking lot actually belongs to the city and not to the Hilton, and that's why they don't block off better spots for hotel guests at game time. Self parking was $30 a night for hotel guests.

This location is great for running along the marina, people watching, and walking into gaslamp. We took a walk farther down the marina to Seaport Village and saw why there are benefits to staying in the Marriott down that way - much more going on on that end.  

I wouldn't recommend this if you're looking for an all out vacation, but it will serve your purpose if you're looking for a good night's sleep in a convenient downtown spot for business or pleasure.

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
546. skk t.
Stayed here for a vacay (4 nights total). It's in walking distance from the heart of San Diego (Gaslamp district) , Coronado island is 10 min drive.

The hotel itself can be tricky to navigate to this first time and figuring out the parking lot was interesting. Once inside it's clean, welcoming and the staff was very friendly throughout our stay.

The room was a decent size and had all the expected amenities. It was very clean.  Our room was kept up by house keeping during the day - think fresh stocked towels, more soaps if needed, made bed, etc. We had a bayfront view on high floor. A great view to Marina and the bay from our room.

Overall, it's a great stay. If you can, get the Bed & breakfast package. It's a good deal!

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
547. Chris L.
I love this hotel!  It is a little difficult to get to if you are coming from the south side of San Diego.  Especially when there is a game at Petco.  Street closures make it quite confusing.  From the downtown area you have to drive through gaslamp which takes awhile.

But once you are there, it's beautiful.  The lobby is open, bright, and inviting.  The front desk staff are always kind and helpful.  This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and will keep coming back.  The rooms are clean and the views are great.  If you get the north side of the building you can see downtown and up the coast.  The south side has a more industrial view of the Dole plant, but you can see the Coronado bridge, which is cool.  The beds are comfortable and the pillows are amazing!  The free gym and pools are great.  There is a new bar at the pool - I didn't get to visit, but it looks nice.  I was out for a walk on the water front sidewalk and noticed that the pool was open quite late.  Great for vacationers and tourists.  I was there on business so didn't go out too much.

Parking is a little steep ($30/night), but not much choice considering the hotels location.  Gaslamp is just a few minutes away walking and there are so many new restaurants and bars that keep opening.  The hotel has a Starbucks (strange hours though) and a frozen yogurt place that is open late.  

The prices for this hotel were comparable to the other locations I was supposed to stay in Hotel Circle.  I highly recommend the Hilton Bayfront.

10/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
548. C. M.
Stayed here in January with the hubs for a quick get away. It was a short trip.  Here's the run down.

THE GOOD:
-Centrally located within walking distance from a lot
-Starbucks, frozen yogurt, room service and several restaurants on site
-Plethora of parking
-Beautiful view from the high up rooms
-Staff was friendly and guest services was prompt
-Sheets were clean and pillows were fluffy

THE BAD:
-Dust and hair left on the TV credenza-EW!!
-No ice machines?
-Water in shower didn't really get hot
-Plethora of parking was pricey at 32.00! And during special events they rent out their parking structure fro $10.00- say what?!
-Dirty Dishes outside of many doors in the halls even overnight
-Melted ice cream in the elevator floor

THE MEH:
-$32.00 buffet was the usual fare yogurt, pastries, delicious omelette bar, sausages, bacon, potatoes, cereal, fresh fruit and juice milk, coffee. Would have been worth the $32.00 had there been bagels with lox-my brunch buffet fave.  It was still pretty good even with the hefty price. Probably better for people with bigger morning appetites. The man making the omelette was amazing though and my omelet was fluffy and delicious.  

Definitely a party hotel that caters to convention/seminars/large parties/groups. Lobby has a kind of LAX feel.  During our stay there was a CABI apparel convention happening, a wedding and various other parties.  A highlight was when our elevator full of drunk sales ladies opened to two young men carrying HUGE hookahs wanting to get in.  Good times!  We will be back for sure!

26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
549. Stacey P.
My family decided to stay at the Hilton for one night since we had heard it was the best hotel in SD. Let me just say I have never felt so disrespected and discriminated in my life. When we decided to get the valet service the attendant told us," you do know it cost a lot right?" Of course we knew, were not dumb. You cant judge someone based on what they look like to decide how much money they have in their pockets. To anyone reading this, don't go here if you want to be treated like crap. I have never felt so bad in my life. Quite frankly I do not want anything to do with a business that makes their customers feel like we don't belong. I will take my business somewhere else from now, the omni hotel is right across the street and the Coronado hotel is right across the bridge.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
550. Bill G.
A very nice hotel. Located just south of the convention center, within walking distance of the Gaslamp Quarter and all three rail lines.

The employees were all extremely professionally dressed, professional and helpful.

If you join their program, you can check in the day before and select your room, and all you have to do is pick up your room key when you get there.

The only reason for the missing star is the price. I'm not this hotel's target demographic, and it shows in the $200/night price tag I paid ($169 for the room + $32 parking). You can put the parking on your room charges, and that will get you in and out privileges in the garage, as opposed to paying every time you leave and come back, which is convenient.

If someone paid for me to stay here for some reason, I'd have no problems staying here. Just not out of my pocket, unfortunately.

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
551. Dulce G.
We stayed here a couple weeks ago.. I was nervous because just as much as I read good reviews I also read bad ones saying the hotel  caters more to the people that come for business conferences.. We had already booked our hotel and we were traveling all the way from Reno, NV so I was just hoping we would have a good stay.

The hotel is beautiful, we stayed for two nights we loved the pool area! What I loved was how close it was to the Petco park so we took advantage of this and went to a game while we were there:-) we had no problem at all with anything! It was a very pleasant stay and we will definetly  stay here again when we are in town!  Everyone was polite to us and we have nothing bad to say about this hotel! Thanks for the great stay:)

21/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
552. Savie P.
This place is absolutely nice. No free wifi in your room. The cost for wifi is $14.99 a day or you can get it free if you stay within the lobby area.

The location is centralized and convenient for walking distance to many good restaurants.

There is no refrigerator in your room, so make sure to request one.

I will definitely stay here again. My family really enjoyed the stay and the other bonus is that they have Starbucks!

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
553. John L.
Great location. A bit pricey for the quality. Stayed for 3 days. Pool is decent with nice setup for kids. Has a small splash pool and a separate water slide. Food was decent (for hotel food). The views can be nice.... Our room view looked out northward towards the marina. The pool view was a massive rusty container ship the whole 3 days we were there....

Was a bit disappointed as I reserved a crib for my baby many months in advance. They ran out of cribs and pack 'n plays. Nothing for my 12 month old.... =(

04/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
554. Chad C.
This was my first stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and I must say I am surprised how nice it is. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms have nice high ceilings and despite the property being six years old everything still looks new.  A short walk across the train tracks and you are in the heart of the gas lamp district.  I also could see how if you were going to the convention center the location would be perfect as you are right next door.  It also is nice that this ties into your Hilton Honors rewards points system.  I am a fan and would probably stay here again.  

Here are the annoyances I see:

In room wifi is super slow and they charge you $14.95 for this, I literally got better speed from my Verizon 4G hotspot.

Parking is ridiculous !!!  Self parking they charge $30/night and this is in a massive parking structure next door.  Valet is $45/night which also is an insane price to pay.

05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
555. Elana S.
I won a 2 night stay at this location in a silent auction and I was soooo excited. It is such a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous area. I wanted to use it for  Valentine's day so I called in the beginning of January to try to book it. I had to book it with a specific person according to the certificate and I left her 5 messages over 2 weeks and she never called me back. Finally I reached her and she passed me on to someone else to book in about 3 seconds, never apologizing for not returning my calls. By this point they did not have a weekend free until the end of March. I booked this and waited. The day we had booked for I called the hotel to confirm how much parking was ($32/day) and they informed me that they did not have a reservation in my name. They were booked solid and they could not get me in. I was NOT happy but they promised me a very nice room if I would reschedule. We booked again for their next available date April 17&18.

My husband, 18 month old and I got there around 8 after I finished work and they gave us a beautiful room on the corner looking over the city on the 29th floor. We were really excited until we got to the room opened the door and there was someone else already staying in there. It was very embarrassing. We called down and they got us another room on the 19th floor with a nice view of the harbour but you could tell it was a downgrade.

They brought us a crib for my son, but his head touched one end and his feet, the other. It is a very short crib. So my husband and I shared our king bed with our starfish of a son. Next time we will just get 2 beds.

I know I won the room, but the overall experience was very disappointing. The only reason I still gave 2 stars is because the view was still beautiful and the room was very clean. Also, bring your own conditioner. My hair was like straw after using the stuff they have there.

I am so happy I did not pay for that experience.

19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
556. Heather C.
This hotel is absolutely beautiful, not only because it sits peacefully beside the ocean but the interior is very modern and welcoming.

N E X T  T O  T H E  O C E A N
I was on the hunt for hotels that sat next to the ocean, because, who doesn't want to wake up to a view of the blue ocean water and blue sky above! After days of research I finally found THE ONE. Getting to the hotel wasn't an issue, it's easy to find because it's the first hotel by the ocean before hitting the Gaslamp District, AND is conveniently located right next to the convention center, and adjacent to Petco Park.

T H E  R O O M
After walking into the room, I quickly pulled out my phone and started to take pictures of the amazing view from our room, not only of the ocean but of downtown San Diego. Truly beautiful. After that, I noticed how nice the room actually was, so I do what I always do when I'm impressed with a hotel room. I take pictures! The rooms are quiet, you can't hear your neighbors next door to you or above you. Silence is very important to me, as I am a light sleeper and easily bothered by noise coming from other people (yes, I sound like an elderly woman).

D R A N K S
If you want to get a drink, you can head down to the hotel lobby, sit at the FULL BAR (no, full bar doesn't mean it's full of people), and order a bacon cocktail. Yes, you read that correctly, bacon cocktail. ORDER IT.

If you want something more intimate, you can head one level below the lobby, which will be where the pool is located. There is a FULL BAR next to the pool. What's cool about this lounge area, is that there are love seats that have rolled up blankets waiting to be used, and ottomans surrounding a fire pit. So, this means you can cozy up with your significant other in front of a fire pit, with a glass of wine. That's what I call a perfect night, and is exactly what the boyfriend and I did. :)

P A R K I N G
There is of course, a garage where you can self park your vehicle, or you can drive it to the front of the hotel and have it valeted. Yes, there is a charge for parking in the garage. I believe it is $20-$25 a day, very average for hotels located around the area.

C O N C L U S I O N
I'd most definitely stay at this Hilton hotel again. The view from our room was nothing short of amazing, it is located across the street from the convention center, and adjacent to Petco Park, and the Gaslamp District is within walking distance. Is there anymore you can ask for? OH, I forgot. They give you Peter Thomas Roth products to use during your stay! Two thumbs up for that.

08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
557. Ric B.
We live in San Diego, but every now and then we like to purchase a locals pass to use the pool and gym.  My wife's been to the spa here and loved the sauna and massage services. The pool area is well attended and there's a toddler pool as well as a very small slide for the kids.  Wish there was better beer selection from the pool bar.  

We've had family and friends stay here and when we visited them we found the rooms very clean and spacious.  We have also been to large catered events at the hotel and found the staff to be most courteous and helpful.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
558. Dan B.
This hotel is a whopper.

The main lobby is one giant story up from ground level, so you get to clear a frozen yogurt shop, a coffee shop and a bar before you even get to the main level. There's another bar on the main level, and you can either continue up another escalator to conference rooms (and another eatery), or turn the corner and hit the elevators to the actual rooms.

The rooms themselves are what you'd expect in a Hilton - pretty large, roomy, with the amenities you'd expect in an expensive hotel.

What's exceedingly nice, and you should probably consider asking for it, is a giant window-side view of the ocean. Yep, you're on the Pacific, and if your room is pointed the right way, you can really relax with all your might on your bed, or couch, or just lie on the floor and let the serenity soak in.

I'm a cheap man, so I'd rather stay up the road in a dump and pay the $5 to take a trolley around town, but if you plan to spend any significant time in your room, this place is solid.

13/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
559. No E.
Really nice location near airport, overall great hotel with great customer service.  Hilton honors members get Starbucks vouchers for coffee & meal item

12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
560. Michael W.
I am a Hilton Honors member and have been for years now. I am familiar with their different properties / styles, so chose this hotel specifically for a spring break weekend vacation.

Checkin was a breeze and the lobby was clean and well staffed. Hotel rooms were clean and well maintained which was nice. Single room with a king bed had a huge shower (no tub). The adjoining room with two queen beds had a shower/tub combo which was smaller. Staying on the 19th floor was great because you can see the harbor, ships, Coronado bridge, etc. there is no fridge or microwave in the rooms, so plan accordingly.

The property itself is clean and well kept. I was a little shocked at the bars closing at 10pm on spring break weekend however. The pool was beyond crowded, every day and in the evening, which was disappointing. WAY too crowded to even be considered with unattended kids of all ages running amuck, etc.

There is a foul smell in the hotel near the doors on the ground level, due to the harbor water, just a heads up on that. Not sure how they would overcome that issue.

The room service menu was pretty extensive, but the food quality was so/so. The breakfast buffet was excellent.

Bottom line: nice property with a great view and across the street from Petco Stadium as well as the convention center. If you want to hang out at the pool, good luck, but there are plenty of other things to do.

05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
561. Sylver G.
Stayed on the 28th floor. Great bay/city view. I went for Easter weekend with my bf and it was packed with families. I'm not sure if that's the case all the time.

Pool and jacuzzi were always packed so I recommend waking up early and going to the Pool and/or jacuzzi early. It opens at 6am and closes at 12pm. I did not try the food at the hotel.

My room wasn't as big as the pictures perceived so I was disappointed for that. The bed was way too soft and a little lumpy-looking but it was very comfortable still. Just not used to beds being so soft I guess.

Design of this hotel is absolutely beautiful! I admire the effort that was put into it.

I forgot my charger in my room and realized I had done so after i checked out. I called security and they retrieved it and brought it down to me as I was waiting in the lobby with my luggage for my BF to get the car up front.

Tips: my BF parked  at 210 tony Gwynn for $15 for 24hours and walked over to the hotel in 5-10 min after dropping me off to check in with the luggage. You can take the bridge over.

I give this place three stars because for what I paid, I didn't like that I was deceived by the room size. I would stay here again if I can't find better next time

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
562. Amy P.
4.5 stars!

Attended a 4 day conference at the Hilton this past week. Parking structure is located on the left.. if you park on P3 there is a bridge to access the hotel directly (where valet/taxi is) that will take you to the lobby. Checking in was smooth.. they even asked if I wanted to be on the lower, mid, or higher floor. I settled with mid-level. Pretty surprised this hotel had a 13th floor. Good thing I wasn't too superstitious and like the number 13 cause that's the floor I got! Decent sized gym with mainly cardio machines. Regular + warm towels, water and fruits provided!

Beautiful view of the .. DOLE PORT?! Ha-ha. Didn't mind it since I was hardly in the room. The hotel structure was thought out real well. Elevators were convenietly located to the conference areas. The elevators also had signs of which floor the conference rooms were on. GREAT GREAT GREAT view on the Sapphire terrace (4th floor) for lunch / breakfast. I was thoroughly surprised with the food. Since hotels make "bigger batches" of food, I was expecting to be bland. Not the case. The breakfast, lunch and dinner were all delicious! I stuffed my face =) Favorite was defintely the steak and chicken tenders they had the second day. My oh my! Staff was FANTASTIC. Attentive to come take empty plates and set up everything right on time.

Minus half a star because the second night I found a decent size mosquito on one of my bags and a small fly the third night. I hate bugs! And the $30/night parking charge..

Fabulous location right next to Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park (walking distance). Can't wait to be back next year for the conference!

11/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
563. Jennifer M.
Stayed here for a couple of nights during the "off-season" (i.e. not summer) and had a great time!

+ On the water.
+ Walking distance to the Gaslamp
+ We were provided with a corner room that overlooked the gaslamp, Petco Park, and had an ocean view.  
+ Hilton amenities.
+ They have everything you need/want on-site for food and drinks.  We went to the restaurant and sat on the patio, enjoyed sports in the sports bar, and got ourselves some Starbucks.
+ Pool and spa.
+ We also were lucky and got a free night via hotels.com and the other night was pretty decently priced, because it was the off-season.
+ Staff was friendly all over this hotel.

Bottom Line - Loved it and hope to return.

25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
564. Layan A.
Stayed here for four nights because of a conference last week. The hotel lobby is gorgeous, spacious, tasteful and clean. We arrived at 11am and they took my number and told me they would call as soon as our room was ready, the rooms are guaranteed by 3pm. We bummed around in our airplane clothes and missed 4 hours of the conference. When no one called by 3 I went to the reception again. They said my room wasn't ready still! We got another room (which I don't understand why we couldn't get that in the first place, especially since I never reserved a room online).

The room was very small for its price (a whopping $260 after the conference discount). 2 queen beds, very small closet (just one). And standard tv, one seater couch, etc. The toilet was dirty. When housekeeping came he said oh this is from the cleaning solution (never seen a brown one before!!). We hardly had any amenities for 2 days (one shampoo, conditioner and bar soap- that's it!), they finally got us some more 2 days later. I've also never had to ask for extra towels on a daily basis.

The pool is gorgeous and outdoor. I didn't see the gym or other amenities.
There were a lot of conference rooms over 5 floors and they were spacious.
Continental breakfast associated with the conference was simple pastries which I was ok with, but they took it away at 8am sharp. I did not understand why not just keep the coffee and leftovers for a few additional minutes.

The location is fabulous, about a 10 minute walk from gaslamp district. They also have a bunch of nice restaurants which aren't bad at all, and a Starbucks.

Overall my experience was mediocre. I expected more from the Hilton, especially that I'm a HH member.

12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
565. Chris G.
We stayed at this location during the 2014 Holiday Bowl (USC v Nebraska).  The hotel is in an ideal location relative to the gas lamp district, the trolley stop, the convention center, PETCO field, etc.  GREAT LOCATION.

The cost is 'OK' @$350/night, not including parking at $30/day, and internet is NOT free.  The room is plenty big, and we had one with two queen beds.  We had a water facing room which provided a nice view.  

The hotel has all the amenities you would expect, cool pool, workout facility, and plenty of restaurants/bars.  The staff was all friendly enough, and they did a nice job decorating the location around the Christmas theme.

I'd go again.

09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
566. Mai V.
The hotel was absolutely gorgeous. I'm so glad that I chose this hotel. Our room was very large with a comfortable bed.

Pros
1. Spacious room - The hotel was very modern and new inside. Our was huge in comparison to the room we had in La Jolla.

2. Service - Everyone was so extremely kind and attentive.

3. Amenities - Since we were only in San Diego for a few days, we weren't able to take advantage of the amenities. However, the pool was absolutely gorgeous.

4. Internet - the internet isn't actual free, but it is for U-verse customers (which I am). This was definitely a highlight for us, because we were able to use our laptops.

Cons
1. Location - This is probably the one reason why I wouldn't book the Hilton again. I absolutely loved that it was right on the water. After exiting the hotel, we were able to watch the most amazing view of the sunset. However, we were still a little too far from the Gaslamp District. Not too far, but still a little too far for my liking. I'd probably stay at the Hilton or Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp District next time. I also didn't like that we were right next to a factory.

Overall, my stay at the Hilton was great. I just wish it was a little closer to the Gaslamp district.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
567. Kitha T.
Great hotel. The location is perfect. Walking distance from Petco Park, the Convention Center, Seaport Village & the GasLamp District.

Modern hotel. Loved the decor & lounge spaces.  Rooms were clean & modern as well. Starbucks & FoxSports Grill onsite.

Con - the pool is small for a hotel this size. Being that it is right on the bay, it is perfect for lounging poolside & hanging out a their outdoor bar or multiple outdoor lounging areas. However, grabbing a lounge chair near the pool is difficult if you don't get there early. Again, I said, the pool area is small for a hotel this size. Me & my hubby went for a quick weekend getaway & were a little disappointed with all the kids in the pool area. Granted, there is one large pool, two jacuzzis & one small kiddie pool & one pool with a water slide. The kids took over all of those things. I was hit in the face by a ball & my husband was doused in water by a kid would decided it would be a prime time to practice dog paddling in my hubby's direction.

None of the pools or jacuzzis were adults only to our dismay. The hotel really needs to look into changing that. I honestly felt like I was at a water park or family resort not the modern, urban hotel I booked at.

All in all, I would stay here again if the rates were the same but I would not come on a warm weekend when kids are out of school ever again.

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
568. Kay K.
YOU HAVE TO PAY $30 / NIGHT FOR PARKING AND THERE IS NO FREE INTERNET IN THE ROOM. ROOM SERVICE CLOSES AT 11 PM. NO in room fridge.

Somewhat disappointed by this Hilton. At $30 a day for parking, a couple hundred a night to stay, expensive restaurants and bars- the service and amenities are just lacking. Room service is from 11am-11pm. really horrible hours. Why not extend it like all top notch hotels.

During one of the days, housekeeping didn't clean the room so we had to call them. They were very cheap with the towels.

Some pros: Good location, several dining options, good looking lobby. Starbucks in the hotel and a yogurt spot. Pool lounge and bar (really nice one too)

28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
569. Max M.
Great place to stay at in San Diego!
It's away from Gaslamp but walking distance. The view from the rooms were also great. $20 for parking if you're staying. They also found my car keys. The rooms were average size. (We got a 2 bed room). Price was about $319 a night which is worth it. Comes with everything you need (hair dryer, shampoo, towels, ironing board, TV, coffee maker, ice bucket)

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
570. Elle N.
The Hilton Bayfront is the BEST for views in San Diego. We stayed for the holiday boar parade in a corner suite and had views of downtown, the harbor, bay - all the way out to Coronado! They have very competitive rates. Some other sweet things: allows dogs and plenty of lovely spaces to walk your dog and a Starbucks attached to the building and it is right next door to the San Diego Convention Center.  You can walk to the Gaslamp District across the street or stroll the harbor to Seaport Village and the Headquarters.

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
571. Laura S.
This is my favorite hotel with or without San Diego Comic Con. I stayed here last year and this coming San Diego Comic Con. I've also stayed here this past weekend for a Pharmacy convention for my husband.

This place is so accommodating, so nice, and just so convenient. The rooms are great and clean. The views are the best.

Parking:
Valet $47/night
Self $32/night
If you're here for a meeting or want coffee... You can get three hours with a Starbucks purchase... But not during SDCC.

Their social media is just as great. Their Twitter person always respond back. Awesome.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
572. David P.
As a Gold member, I was very pleased with the service and hospitality that this location offered me. So far, I've had nothing but positive experiences with all my Hilton stays. I've wanted to stay at this location ever since I was here for an Awards ceremony. I mean, how could you not when it's located right on the bayfront with a grandeur view of downtown SD and SD Harbor? Luckily, I booked this room in advance for Valentine's Day. I called in and was going to pay the upgrade for a King Studio Suite and the front desk graciously upgraded my room for free! In addition, we received two complimentary passes to the continental breakfast buffet.

Upon walking into the room, all I could so was saw WOW and stand by the door for a minute taking in the view of my room. It was a corner room with PERFECT unobstructed view of San Diego. I couldn't have booked a better room. The studio suite has whatever you could ever want in a hotel room: dinning room table, king size bed, two sofa beds, TV, scenic views at every window, wet bar. It was one of those moments when you just want to cancel all your plans and just stay in the suite all day because it was enormous. The staff provided complimentary water bottles and even gave us a tour of their Spa Aquazul with a going away gift. The cherry on top was that there was a Starbucks at this location, which my girlfriend wil tell you, I can't live without. I wish I could live here.

05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
573. Alexis P.
I have stayed at the Hilton Bayfront once and gone to the pool about 4 times now and I love it!!! The rooms are nice and the beds and pillows are so comfy! The check in process and everything was so easy.

The pool is the main reasoning I am yelping about this place. You don't have to be a guest to use it which is so nice! My roommate and I love to come down early (pool hours 6am-11pm) and grab a lounge and relax for the day. We will eat lunch and grab some drinks! The pool vibe is so fun too! The past few times we have gone there have been birthday parties and bachelorette parties going on which makes the vibe so fun!

You need to come early though to grab a lounge chair, a few times it was super crowded, especially during peak months. They have a bar area and food outside as well. Their burger and fries are so yummy! They also run certain drink specials throughout the week.

If you want a fun plan for a weekend just head down to the Hilton Bayfront for a fun relaxing day!

24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
574. Rick S.
This is a good hotel, the location is next to the Convention Center and also near the Gaslamp.

The one thing you'll need to know is if you like the Gaslamp, you may want to stay directly in the area.

Although this is a good hotel and nice location, it's also on the other side of the train tracks and there's times late at night randomly when cargo trains go through the area and block the tracks, separating cars and pedestrians from the Hilton to the Gaslamp if you go by way of the Convention Center.  It's not a fast train either, it's one that crawls and even seems to waiver going back and forth backwards and seems to take 30 mins or longer.  The remedy however is the "Bridge" that connects Petco Park with the Bayfront Hilton, but be warned and wary of the sketch characters in the area late at night.  The panhandlers in San Diego are very aggressive, not in a violent way, but more in their approach and relentlessness.

The one thing I'd say seems odd about the Hilton is that they charge $15 for WiFi in your room, yet have free WiFi in the lobby.  Most hotels now just charge a convenience fee for all amenities or roll it into the room rate.

The rooms are okay, 'tho the one I had featured a shower tub, i.e. combo as opposed to a free standing shower.

The elevators are fast.  The staff are friendly and helpful.

The food options at the Bayfront with Vela, Starbucks and Fox Sports Grill are a bit lackluster where I'd recommend going into the Gaslamp and exploring the city for the tasty flavors of San Diego, unless you're staying here and need to keep it close and convenient, such as for conferences / conventions and business meetings.

It has a nice conference center, and is a good venue for events.

24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
575. Kathleen W.
I stayed here overnight. I was able to check in early which was nice after I had just drive five hours.  I was given the view of the Dole Shipping Yard which was actually a lot more interesting to watch than I anticipated. Room was quiet, and they accommodated my interest of a high floor and away from the elevator.

Parking was around $35 which for being in downtown San Diego, there isn't really another alternative. Only problem I had with the garage was that it was not just for hotel guests. There was no security.

Several of the staff members were rude when I inquired about services. Room Service breakfast was typical- nothing spectacular.

Overall, I would stay here again if I was back in town.

03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0