Bayfront View

About the Hotel

Sitting on one of the most spectacular locations along the California coast, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront is a reflection of all the things that make San Diego shine. Built on the former site of a historic shipyard, we echo San Diego's unique maritime heritage. At every window you can see the vast diversity of San Diego Bay, from sleek sailing ships to naval and commercial vessels. You might even catch the U.S. Navy Seals training in the waters of San Diego Bay, or see large cargo ships delivering bananas and pineapples from Costa Rica. Our locale gives you more than amazing bay views and convenience. 

Hotel policies

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 12pm

Self-parking: $35
Valet: hourly rate starting at $11; $50 overnight

Bring along pets up to 75 pounds for a $75 non-refundable fee

Free WiFi is available in many locations throughout the hotel. Basic in-room access is available for $12.95; premium access is $18.95.

In-room WiFi is free for HHonors Diamond members, Golf VIPs and AT&T U-verse members.

UPS Store
Opening Hours:
Monday through Friday 7:00am until 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday 8:00am until 4:00pm

Location: 3rd Floor, Aqua Level
Please dial 4201 for information

Public Art

Sculptures on the grounds of the hotel

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is inspired by all that is San Diego: a love for the outdoors, inseparable connection to the waterfront, and responsibility to the community and the environment. This inspiration is revealed through commissioned public art throughout the hotel and grounds. The mesmerizing artwork collection draws upon light, wind and the waterfront to create dramatic and inspiring spaces.

Featured artists include:

Ned Kahn – Wind Palms 2008
Seven sculptures placed at five locations within the park.

Nance O'Banion – Reverie 2008
Twenty six art benches create intimate places for enjoying the surrounding beauty of the water and park.

Norie Sato – Light Flight: Blue 2008, Light Flight: Gold 2008
Two signature pieces on the "Lantern Wall" in the main lobby inspired by the concept of flight and water birds.

John Portman – Viento de Mar "Wind of the Sea" 2008
A suspended sculpture serving as a stunning signature feature in the main lobby, inspired by the sea winds of San Diego.

Learn More


  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront is an AAA Four-Diamond hotel
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2016
  • This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.
  • Ranked #6 (#1 in California!) out of the top 100 meeting venues in Cvent's annual listing.
  • Rated Four-Star hotel on TripAdvisor
  • Named one of 2014's Best Places to Work by San Diego Business Journal
  • Named 2014 Energy Champion by San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Received the Director's Recycling Award by City of San Diego Environmental Services Department's 2014 Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards Program
  • Named #1 Most Sustainable Hilton Hotel in the U.S. by Hilton Worldwide
  • Named one of 2015's Best Places to Work by San Diego Business Journal
About The Hotel About The Hotel
Aaron Chang

Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery

“People always ask me who the best surf and ocean photographer is,” says Surfer magazine photo editor Jeff Divine, “and I’ve always said it is Aaron Chang.” 

Aaron Chang is an award winning, internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been published all over the world in hundreds of books and magazines. In 2013 and 2014 Aaron Chang was voted “Best Artist” by Ranch and Coast magazine readers, and was named by the San Diego Tourism Authority in 2014 and 2015 as San Diego’s “Ambassador of the Arts”

Enjoy the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery in the Promenade East level of our hotel.

For more information about Aaron Chang, visit