Top 10 Accessible Hotels in San Diego
By: Sara Toth Stub | Aug 20 2017
San Diego’s white sandy beaches and green hillsides offer a luscious setting for golf resorts that feel like a cross between a tropical resort and a Tuscan estate. Hotels can also be found in the historic Gaslamp and Little Italy neighborhoods, putting dining, shopping and entertainment options just steps from the door. Like other newer West Coast cities, many of San Diego’s hotels were built in recent decades and comply with current ADA standards for accessibility. Your biggest challenge will likely be deciding which of the classy, trendy or funky hotels you want to make your home during your visit here. The non-profit organization Accessible San Diego offers free consultations by phone or email about hotels that may best your needs. This organization can be reached at (619) 325-7550.
La Jolla Couple on Lawn Over Coves
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This resort feels like a Mediterranean estate set under the California sun, offering multiple swimming pools, a golf course and activities like cooking classes. The grounds and activities of the resort itself are enough to keep you occupied for a few days. The facility and its rooms are wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available.
This hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and is steps away from the Pacific Beach boardwalk, three miles of flat walkway up and down the coast that is lines with restaurants and shops. This hotel also offers custom packages for weddings, family reunions and other events. The hotel is accessible and offers wheelchair accessible rooms
. For more information about access and services for people with disabilities, call 858-581-3500.
This hotel is situated on San Diego Bay, within walking distance of the Convention Center and Seaport Village, which offers waterfront dining and shopping. Guests here are usually most impressed by the large size of rooms and friendliness of the staff. The hotel has some rooms that are wheelchair accessible, and also offer other features such as closed-caption televisions, strobe light alarms and cordless telephones. There is accessible parking.
This brand new hotel is built in a Spanish style, surrounded by lush gardens of palm trees. It is also very close to the Old Town Trolley
Station, which has some accessible trolley tours and can be a good source of local transportation. All areas of the hotel are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible transportation to the airport and other places can be arranged with advanced notice. There are also Braille signs throughout the hotel, and televisions have closed-captioning upon request. There are TTY kits and visual alarms for those with hearing disabilities. There is accessible parking, which will also accommodate vans.
This hotel is steps away from the Gaslamp district, made up of 16 pedestrian-friendly blocks of dining, shopping and entertainment venues. In addition to the modern and sleek rooms there is an accessible outdoor rooftop bar. The hotel’s lobby, front desk and restaurants are wheelchair accessible. There are also some ADA-compliant accessible rooms and accessible parking.
This hotel is secluded on a 14-acre peninsula that stretches out into Mission Bay, so is a good choice if you are looking for a quiet vacation. The hotel has also partnered with SeaWorld and offers a discount on that theme park for guests. The sprawling hotel and its public facilities are wheelchair accessible. The hotel also offers special parking places right outside of the ADA-compliant rooms.
This is centrally- located in the suburban Carmel Valley of North San Diego with large rooms and suites with kitchenettes. The grounds are also great for relaxing, with many outdoor seating areas. The public areas of the hotel, including the pool, are wheelchair accessible. There are some ADA-compliant guest rooms, and accessible self-parking is available.
This hotel provides the extra-space of an all-suite hotel within walking distance of the Gaslamp district. It is known for its scrumptious complimentary breakfast, and also offers a free reception each evening with snacks and beverages to help you unwind from your day. The public areas of the hotel are accessible. Some rooms comply with ADA accessibility standards and offer wider doorways, bathtubs with grab bars and visual alarms. The hotel is smoke-free, and offers accessible parking.
This is a boutique located in San Diego’s Little Italy, a hilly neighborhood once known for its fishing industry, and now home to art galleries and boutique kitchen stores. The accessible rooftop bar serves craft cocktails and is decorated with Moroccan-style lanterns, lending an exotic feel to this modern hotel. The hotel offers wheelchair accessible rooms, which are larger, offer wider doorways and amenities for those with hearing disabilities. The balconies of the accessible rooms can also accommodate wheelchairs.
This is an affordable option just steps away from San Diego’s white sandy Pacific shore. The yellow and red exterior is a charming throwback to the motor inns of the 1950s. The hotel is accessible and offers some ADA-compliant rooms, which can be reserved by calling the hotel.