4.1 out of 5

"I was only there for one night with my friend but the price was great and I was very happy about the service. Great trip! " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 06 Sep 2015

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Hotel Description

At Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island you'll be 4.3 km (2.6 mi) from Maritime Museum of San Diego and 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Waterfront Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a free airport shuttle.

All 211 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies, and MP3 docks. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, down comforters, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

The restaurant, Panorama Bar & Grill, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. A conference center, a 24-hour business center, and a meeting room are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 11 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Point Loma hotel include San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$125 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Marina View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 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
3 out of 5

Not up to Hilton Quality

Recently started for one night at Hilton on Harbor Island Drive in San Diego. As compared to other Hilton properties that I have stayed , the quality of room was very disappointed. Even after several phone calls to front desk, the heat in room never properly worked......we were cold !! The water temp took forever to warm up also. We ate lunch in the restaurant on site and found it to be most enjoyable.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015

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1 out of 5


No hot water - lukewarm showers. Terrible view overlooking noisy HVAC equipment. Unhelpful staff. Shuttle delay almost made us late for our flight, which was the main reason we booked.

Posted by , from Washington DC on Nov 10, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 20, 2015 by Gabriel Morales

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for your disappointing stay. Guest satisfaction is our number one priority and we failed to meet your expectations. As you can see from the other reviews, you did experience an exception and not the rule at our property. I am confident should you return you will experience the service you are accustomed to receiving and we are accustomed to providing. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back as our special guest.

3 out of 5
Was disappointed in the rooms at this hotel. Very blah. Terrible view.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, not too far from gaslamp

I was only there for one night with my friend but the price was great and I was very happy about the service. Great trip!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Quick Ocean Escape

A nice hotel sandwiched between the San Diego Airport and the harbor. Friendly staff, and a very clean facility. We got a harbor view room, and ended up on a low floor. We called front desk and asked for a higher floor as soon as we got in and they gave it to us. It was beautiful watching the ocean and the hills in the background. Very quiet even with the airport close by.

Posted by , from Orange County, CA on Aug 12, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 2, 2015 by Gabriel

Thank you for the 5 star review! We do our best to make sure every guest gets exactly what they want, we love that you enjoyed your time here at the Hilton Harbor Island. We hope you can come be our guest again soon!

5 out of 5

Great location.

Pros: Views, views, views
Cons: $5.00 bottle of water.
Location: Warf, baseball game at stadium and Gas Lamp District. Food at filipis in old Italy and Anthonys fish was great.
Awesome views, parking tight for trucks, staff FRIENDLY! Upgraded room was nice and made our trip.

Posted by , from Orange County on Aug 9, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 2, 2015 by Gabriel

Thank you for your review! Sorry about the parking but we love that you enjoyed the views and awesome staff!

5 out of 5

Much needed rest

The hotel was in a suburb location and the vire from the room on the bay was outstanding. The room and bed was a comfort and joy to be in. Even when we showed up at 10 pm and had to leave at 5 am the time in the comfortable beds was enough to revive me due to lack of sleep in the other hotels we stayed at.

Posted by , from R.I. on Aug 9, 2015

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3 out of 5

Old & Tired

Check-in staff are like robots, rooms are old and tired. Not impressed at all.

Posted by , from Chicago on Jul 4, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2015 by Gabriel

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we sincerely apologize for the issues that you experienced during your stay. We will be sure to take your comments about our property under consideration as we re-evaluate guest needs and continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us again the next time your travels bring you to our area.

5 out of 5

Friendly staff, great restaurant

Was in San Diego for business but had extra time to sight-see a bit as well. Very convenient to the San Diego airport, close to downtown and to Horton Plaza. I had an early flight on Sunday morning, and fortunately for me, the shuttle service to the airport started at 4:30 a.m. Enjoyed the breakfast and lunch I had in the restaurant, where the food was excellent and the prices reasonable. Hotel staff were great about welcoming me back each time I returned to the hotel. Gift shop has good snack and beverage selection and is open until 10 pm. Located directly across the street from a nice walking path flanking the bay. At the same time, one would need a car to get to most attractions conveniently. I would return to this hotel on my next visit to San Diego.

Posted by , from Omaha, NE on Apr 2, 2015

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5 out of 5


Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This hotel was very nice,but a lot of construction going on. The rooms were comfy, but the updates were not up tp par. We waited for towels one night for twenty minutes. The cleaning crew forgot to leave us any new ones. The views of San Diego were spectacular.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013

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About the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

Location 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request), a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and a train station pick-up service are free. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 211 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle, area shuttle, train station pick-up, and cruise terminal shuttle; shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island offers 211 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11 AM.

Panorama Bar & Grill - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night, plus a USD 75 deposit
  • Weight limit: 50 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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.


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 17 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 22.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 75
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Hilton Airport/Harbor Island
  • Hilton Airport/Harbor Island Hotel
  • Hilton Airport/Harbor Island Hotel San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
  • San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Hilton
  • Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Hotel San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Hotel

You should know

  • Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island offers transfers from the cruise terminal, airport, and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • Up to 2 children 17 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.
  • To adhere to national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours during certain times of the year.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).