6 Hotels With A Lazy River In San Diego - Updated 2024

Melanie
Melanie 
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California is home to a number of amusement and water parks, and San Diego is no exception, being home to the likes of SeaWorld, Belmont Park, Inflatable World, and Boomers! Nonetheless, the city’s hot weather can quickly take a toll on visitors, especially those who are not yet used to the Californian heat. Thankfully, there are hotels with lazy rivers in San Diego that combine a cooling experience with that of feeling as though you’re still in an amusement park. Check out this list if you want to enjoy comfortable hotels with a lazy river in San Diego that give you the option to float on a tube in a pool.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to lazy river. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

1. Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa (from USD 633)

Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel has large enough swimming pools that you can simply bring your tube with you here and spend the day relaxing while floating around. All three of the establishment’s pools are heated, so you don’t have to worry about catching a cold if you plan on taking a dip during the cooler months. If you still haven’t had your fill of water, the luxury hotel features scenic waterfront views. It also has a sauna, a fitness center, and an in-house restaurant, which serves meals with fresh farm-to-table ingredients. Bikes can be rented from the hotel itself, making it easy for guests to explore the surrounding areas.

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Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2000 Second Street
4.84 km (3.1 mi) from Balboa Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

2. Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa (from USD 259)

This establishment, which is found in Mission Bay, is essentially a combination of a hotel and a spa in one. It features nine treatment rooms, as well as a fitness center and relaxation areas (both indoor and outdoor). Of course, one of the highlights of this hotel is a large swimming pool where you can float around into your heart’s content. There are three dining options in the hotel, one of which is a poolside snack shop where you can get a bite to eat when you’ve had your fill of the water.

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San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Address: 1775 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA, USA, 92109
7.86 km (4.9 mi) from Balboa Park

More hotel options with pools

Besides these hotels, there are also other establishments in San Diego that offer both comfortable accommodations and swimming pools, where guests can enjoy taking a dip to cool off from the warm Californian sun. Below are some of the other options you may want to consider if you’re looking for hotels with pools.

3. Kings Inn (from USD 365)

Nestled at the heart of Mission Valley, Kings Inn is just a short drive away from both SeaWorld and Mission Bay, making this a great place to set up a base for those who want to immerse themselves in the various water activities offered by San Diego. The airport is just a nearby as well, which is why this is also a practical option for those flying in and/or out of the city. Besides having a spacious swimming pool, it also comes with a fitness center, a hot tub, and even its own souvenir shop. Travelers who love fares such as burritos and quesadillas will love the fact that there’s a Mexican restaurant on site.

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Kings Inn This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 1333 Hotel Circle South
3.98 km (2.5 mi) from Balboa Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

4. Bahia Resort Hotel (from USD 454)

Providing guests with views overlooking Mission Bay, this hotel is just a short walk away from the private beach. However, those who prefer tamer waters to swim in will love the fact that this hotel comes with a spacious swimming pool, as well as a spa, a hot tub, and a fitness center. If you’re a foodie, the in-house café serves Southern Californian cuisine. If, however, you prefer to enjoy your meals with some drinks, you can head on over to Tangier Lounge instead. SeaWorld, Mission Bay Park, and San Diego Zoo are all within a short driving distance from the hotel.

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Bahia Resort Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 998 West Mission Bay Drive
10.48 km (6.6 mi) from Balboa Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

5. Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld (from USD 167)

This hotel is located close to San Diego’s key attractions such as SeaWorld and Balboa Park. It comes with an outdoor swimming pool which is heated all year round so you can take a dip in here no matter what month you visit. If you want something a little more fun, there’s a hot tub on site as well. The establishment also has its own fitness center, so health-conscious individuals can stay on track of their program even if they’re away from home. The hotel has its own burger joint, perfect for those who can’t do without their burgers and fries.

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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle

Wifi Available

Address: 543 Hotel Circle South
3.61 km (2.3 mi) from Balboa Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

6. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (from USD 446)

This hotel is in Downtown San Diego, making it easy for guests to access the restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, shopping malls, museums, and other commercial establishments in the area. However, you don’t actually need to venture far if you’re looking for a bite to eat, as the hotel features eight dining options that guests can choose from. Besides the swimming pool, the hotel also has its own fitness center, spa, hot tub, and recreational area. Babysitting services may be availed of here.

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Wifi Available

Address: One Market Place
3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Balboa Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

Water fun in San Diego

San Diego is home to a number of amusement parks and activities where you can get your fill of exciting things to do. With these hotels with indoor pool as well as hotels with lazy rivers in San Diego, you don’t even have to leave your chosen accommodation to enjoy floating your worries away. Choose from this list, grab your tube, and head on over to your relaxing San Diego holiday.

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