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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of San Diego awaits you at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like San Diego Convention Center and USS Midway Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

All 341 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy MP3 docks, sofa beds, and living rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and down comforters are also available.

The restaurant, Pacific Fish Company, serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. 5000 square feet (465 square meters) of event facilities include 8 meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find a free manager's reception, WiFi in public areas, and a coffee shop/café. Free breakfast is available daily. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Marina District hotel, attractions include Maritime Museum of San Diego and Petco Park.

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$123 per night

Suite, City View (2 Double Beds with Sofa bed)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, Bay View (2 Double Beds with Sofa bed)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Nice hotel that's right in the middle of the actio

Great I loved everything. San Diego is surely on our vacation planner for next year.

Posted by , from Foulks on Jun 28, 2017

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5 out of 5

Close to it all!

Pros: Location! Full breakfast buffet with cooked to order, eggs and the afternoon reception was a plus I did not expect.
Cons: We were on the top floor (12th) and some times we had to run the shower for a few minutes to get hot water but it was fine as soon as it got up there.
Location: Waterfront museums, Balboa Park, Gaslamp, Airport. Parking is pricey everywhere downtown so we took Lyft everywhere cost us 1/2 the money it would of
This is our 4th time visiting San Diego but the first time downtown. Location is A+. Walked every day to all the sights on the water front and Downtown Gaslamp. Jump on Jump off bikes conveniently located and you are centrally located to all beaches, entertainment and free activities. If you want to go swimming at the beach you do have to leave downtown. One thing we did was take the water taxi/ferry one block away to Coronado for a day, rented bikes and explored there too.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Apr 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location, great price!

Pros: Location and view
Cons: Manager's Reception
Location: Conveniently located with restaurants and local sights within walking distance
This hotel is located in a convenient location. I was lucky enough to have a room that overlooked the bay and it was fantastic. Breakfast was plentiful with several options. The manager's reception was not quite as impressive and it was the same foods each evening which was a little disappointing. However, that was a small disappointment compared to the overall quality of the hotel!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Nice size rooms for families. Breakfast was very good with very little wait. Cooks got the orders out quickly

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, outdated but clean.

Cons: It should be updated
Location: Great location, harbor, seaport village and gaslamp quarter all within walking distance.
We had a great experience overall. The hotel was clean, staff was friendly. We did not like the fact that we had to use valet service and it was an additional daily charge. The hotel is in a nice location downtown, walking distance to the harbor, seaport village and gaslamp quarter. Many restaurants close by. The daily breakfast and evening reception were a definite bonus!

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Jan 18, 2016

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2 out of 5

Beware add on fees

Everything was as you'd expect at a Embassy Suites, clean and roomy. Only real complaint is the $46/day parking add on. I'm becoming accustomed to these a la carte charges, $46/day seems excessive on top of your inflated room price for a good location. Please do us a favor and just add the cost to your rate! Not the kind of surprise a vacationer wants to get. Leaves a poor impression of the entire hotel.

Posted by , from Corvallis, OR on Dec 28, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great hotel next to the water

Pros: The location is perfect. The staff are amazing. Love the free huge breakfast. The happy hour was so relaxing. This hotel offers so much.
Cons: Just the lady constantly walking past during breakfast. I could understand if there were a lot of people to watch, but there were only 2 other couples
Location: Located close to The Midway Aircraft Carrier. Also easy walk to Seaport Village. And across the street to The Cheesecake Factory. Dunkin Donuts onsite
This stay was a birthday gift for my son and his wife. I stayed in the suite also. Staff was amazing. Especially at check in. They upgraded us a bay view room and on floor 11. What a view. Room was clean and they checked us in at 2 instead of 4! Everyone that works there was so friendly, except the older lady that cleaned up the breakfast trays. She walked by us more then a dozen times during breakfast. A bit unsettling as I felt when my son went back for more food, she didn't approve. Uncomfortable. Otherwise this hotel is wonderful. Our room had a few things that I would fix, like the bar sink faucet didn't work, no big deal, but why have one. And the entire faucet set on the extra sink in hall pulled out completely from the sink. The whole thing! The bathroom door opens out, so if someone is inside and comes out when you are passing, they hit you with the door. But the great outweighs the few flaws. I would definitely stay here again. Along with recommending this to my friends.

Posted by , from Prescott, Az on Sep 13, 2015

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5 out of 5

Clean, comfortable and nice location

Pros: Breakfast was excellent. Lots of choices and started each day with a good meal. Indoor pool was great for the kids.
Cons: Parking. Valet at $42 a night was unexpected and a bit spendy. The valet service was prompt each time we needed our car.
Location: Seaport Village is a wonderful spot for shopping and food. USS Midway and other attractions on Harbor Blvd are a short walk away.
Had a great three night stay for a family vacation. Hotel close to everything we wanted to do; beach, Sea World, Seaport Village. Loved the suite rooms so kids had their own separate room.

Posted by , from Arizona on Aug 3, 2015

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1 out of 5

Pay big for parking.

First, be prepared to pay $42 per day for parking. That's not a typo; $42 per day. The air conditioning on the upper floors is totally inadequate. I ran the AC for 3 days and the room cooled down 3 degrees. The breakfast is marginal for a hotel of this cost and stature. Totally over-priced experience.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015

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3 out of 5


There is NO GUEST PARKING - only metered parking outside and valet parking which costs $42 per night. When the receptionist saw the look on my face when they notified me that there was no self-parking he retorted "Well... THIS is Downtown, you know?!?" Sadly we brought with us 2 cars... Everything else is very basic. Breakfast is standard. Beds are narrow and not that comfortable. Overall this hotel is not something you would want to go back to again. We were very sorry not to have picked Hyatt Hotel instead.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Jul 31, 2015

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About the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

Location 601 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square meters). Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the family-friendly Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown was completed in February 2015. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 341 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 8 conference rooms
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1998
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown offers 341 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations have separate living rooms and are furnished with double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Pacific Fish Company - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Dunkin Donuts - This coffee shop serves light fare only. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Embassy Suites San Diego Bay offers complimentary use of its fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and outdoor spa tub. Tennis is available one block away, deep-sea fishing and harbor cruises are five blocks away; and a municipal golf course is five miles away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay Downtown
  • Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown
  • San Diego Embassy Suites
  • Embassy Suites Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown Hotel
  • Embassy Suites Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.