Enjoy a day of fun in the sun at San Diego's best resort, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa at Mission Bay. The tropical bayside paradise features a large resort pool with waterfalls, a kiddie pool, private poolside cabanas, beach games, and tons of activities. Lounge in the sun, splash in the pool, and enjoy grilled favorites, snacks and refreshing cocktails from the outdoor pool bar. Little ones can play at the Kids Kamp or take part in the exciting new Mermaid Experience, an interactive activity with real mermaids for children ages 4 and up. There is something for everyone at the amazing Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa!
Children under 3 not allowed in main pool. Kiddie pool only.
Let your inner mermaid make a splash at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa this summer! Ages 4-18 are invited to enjoy a FINtastic Mermaid Experience class.
Saturdays & Sundays
9am - 10am
Ages 4-18 • Meet, greet, learn and enjoy a tale read by a beautiful mermaid hostess
• One monofin mermaid tail in either pink or teal
• A personalized mermaid course completion certificate
• A mermaid tote bag and coupon for 20% off one item at Bayside Boutique & Market
• Validated parking for up to 2 hours
Please note that this IS NOT a swim class. Children MUST be able to swim in order to participate in this experience. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We require that all cancellations be made 24 hours in advance. If cancellations are made less than 24 hours in advance, they are non-refundable. Class may be cancelled due to inclement weather or due to low attendance.
Pool hours:9am - 9pm
Cabana hours:10am - 6pm
Spa Hours:Sun - Thurs: 8am - 6pm
Fri & Sat: 8am - 7pm
How it works
1. Select number of people, an available day in the calendar, and book
2. Receive booking confirmation with details and instructions
3. Bring valid photo ID to hotel and check-in at the concierge desk
4. Enjoy your daycation!
Cancel at any time
You may change your date or cancel for a full refund by contacting us via email, live chat, or phone.
1775 East Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109
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The pool was a nice environment. The food and drinks were ok. They need changing cabana or a dressing room for guests only with pool use.
It was super busy and we got a cabana. We didn’t get much service even when we asked for it. The pool itself was nice, service was lacking. They need to hire more staff to fit the season.
We found no parking inside and had to park on the street. The pool was very busy at first and we only found one lounge chair but it emptied out after a few hours. Food and drinks were good.
I loved the Hilton San Diego. It was so relaxing. My son was on spring break and it was a nice day getaway. I look forward to going back very soon!
It was great. I hadn't heard of the service before searching online and discovering it. I was so happy to discover that the Hilton knew all about them as well. The service was great. The value was awesome - cabana, access for a family of 4, parking. I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.
It was a great experience! Checkin was easy. Hotel staff was friendly. Received my pool key and validated parking. Pool staff greeted us and oriented us to the pool amenities and cabana features. We stayed the whole day and will definitely incorporate resort pads in our staycations!
My family, wife and 2 kids (15 and 11) has a great day! The pool was very nice, large and clean. There are two hot tubs so we always managed to squeeze into one of them whenever we wanted. We rented a cabana which was reasonably priced compared to other resorts and included a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade with some bags of chips and granola bars. The two chaise lounges were very comfortable and we had plenty of shade or protection from the wind if we needed it. In the evening, there was free popcorn inside and then s’mores at the fire pit on the beach. We also played beach volleyball on the two sand volleyball courts right outside the gated area. We also played ping pong and bean bag toss. There is a place to rent water bikes, paddle boards, jet skis, and quad bikes right outside the gate also. We didn’t order food inside the resort, but there a variety of items and special meals for kids and it all looked delicious. The attendants around the pool were very friendly and checked on us often. Will probably be a bit busier during the summer, but still highly recommended for a fun and active day with moments of relaxation!
Loved every part of our visit - very child friendly and great staff.
The weather wasn't great but we hung out near the hot tub all day. It was very enjoyable and relaxing!
Wonderful everything but the weather. But still a great experience
I was in San Diego for President's Day weekend and did the Spa Pass for this hotel. I had no issue checking in with the spa and the woman at the front desk was very friendly. Unfortunately, the spa was fully booked that day so I couldn't schedule a service. I did take advantage of the pool, spa lockers, fitness center and steam room. The locker room is a bit snug and robes/shoes were not easy to locate. The steam room was great. The pool is nice, but there was no service (as some of the reviews state) so I had to go buy drinks, etc. at the shop. The location of the hotel is excellent and there are volleyball courts and water sports you can do right outside the pool area (not owned by hotel). Overall, it was a fine experience, but could be improved with additional staff at the pool.
We loved it! Kids loved it! Staff was kind and super helpful. The pool was heated and the perfect temp. Will go again for sure. No poolside drink service though...you have to walk to the near bar to order.
I bought a Resort Pass for the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. It was $25 for each adult and $12 per child. We got complete access to the main pool, kitty pool and two hot tubs. The location is just off the beach so definitely beautiful. The pools were heated which helped since it was only 72 degrees outside. Staff had my name when I went to customer service and gave me the credit card type key and was available if I needed anything. They had plenty of giant towels for us and we stayed as long as we wanted. These day passes are wonderful for people like me who have relatives in San Diego who don’t have a pool. I wish more hotels would join this program. I am grateful to the staff for allowing me to give my three year old niece a great time, she had so much fun that she followed me around for the remainder of our visit because she thought I was going to bring her again. We thought it was worth the money to see a child giggle and smile.
We went to the Hilton Resort in San Diego. It was a good experience, we enjoyed the pool and the cabana. Staff was good and all the things that were included in the voucher we got. It is a good way to relax or just be with your family at the pool.
Pool was great. Temperature of pool was perfect for the kids. Had the chicken tenders and fries for kids...they went so quick! I had the chicken wrap which was also yummy. Passion fruit mojito to die for! Loved that kids were entertained and hubby and I were able to relax and get some time together alone. Very much recommend getting the Cabana. Kids watched a movie after they were all finished with the pool.
The pool and hotel was nice. The cabana was good. A girlfriend and I went to getaway for the day and catch up. We were extremely disappointed in the service. On 2 occasions we had to get drinks ourselves from the bar, which wasn't very close to the pool. Our burgers and fries arrived cold. We didn't complain much but we saw people who did. I was shocked at the end of the night that they never offered us any compensation. We spent about $200 on food and drink from noon-7pm.
friendly staff. good food. lovely cabana.
Very nice resort. Everything went smoothly and we had access to areas as indicated on the voucher. Staff very helpful and we were treated well. This was great because we could shower and explore San Diego which was 30 minutes away from our hotel
Nice and clean.
Finding anyone to help us was difficult. I thought they would have waitstaff by the pool to take our orders for food or drink, but instead I had to go inside to the hotel every time I needed anything. This was very disappointing. Also, we were given a pitcher of water, no bottled water, no lemonade or iced tea as was described on the website. The pool and location are lovely, parking was easy, and the staff (once I found them) were helpful.
EASY Booking, check in and AMAZINGLY RELAXING day! AFFORDABLE and EASY way to get away from reality and escape for a few hours!
Everything was exceptional. From service to food.
We had a few hours to spare before we had to catch our flight so we decided to spend our time relaxing. All of the hotel staff were gracious and attentive. We used the tennis courts, which were great. We also used the locker room and showers, while small and not as luxurious as other hotel spas, provided what we needed. We spent most of our time by the pool, eating, drinking and relaxing. Our server was superb.
It was a great day! The pool was quiet and the waiters were on point - they even found us in the hot tub to bring us more drinks. I'm so glad we reserved the cabana, it was completely worth it!!! We will definitely be back!
We recently spent a Saturday at the Hilton San Diego thanks to Resort Pass. We rented the cabana which had comfy chairs, a TV and came equipped with water and snacks. We ended up ordering a pitcher of margaritas and some food at the pool side service which was great. I would highly recommend anyone that is going there to rent the cabana.
This resort is beautiful and relaxing! It's a smaller property with a really nice, warm pool, comfy loungers and a palm tree lined deck. The other benefit is that the hotel sit's right in Mission Bay and from some areas of the pool or jacuzzi you can look out from the property and see the bay while you're relaxing by the pool! The service was really friendly and very good ! Parking is easy and free! We went on a Monday so it was very quiet, highly recommend it!
We rented a cabana for the day with our resort pass and really enjoyed the experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and our server Morgan was very attentive. We had a basket of goodies in our cabana, with water bottles, and later, a complimentary pitcher of iced tea. We also ordered food as we were there for the day. To gain a 5 star review we would need a heated pool, which this was not, and indoor warm showers. But other than that, everything was next to perfect.
The atmosphere was great, the staff was attentive and friendly. I would definitely do it again.
Was a GREAT day!!!! Great service, snacks and drinks by the pool!! LOVED the space!
No problem with booking, checking in, or the hotel amenities. The front desk was very gracious and welcoming. The pool and cabana service were courteous and professional. This resort is right on the Bay with access to watercraft and bike rental. I would take advantage of any spa discounts and services -- the spa is nice with great products for sale. The poolside food and beverage is STELLAR! Couldn't have asked for a nicer day.
The family had a wonderful time. Picture perfect setting with great facilities and service. We will definitely be back.
I purchased the pass about 10 minutes before we arrived. Check in was about two minutes and the pool staff and waiters were amazing. The cabana was nice and snacks provided were great. The teen hung out in the cabana and the pre teen loved the pool.
We had a really nice time at the pool a few weeks ago with our daughter. Our daughter had a wonderful time at the pool and making new friends!
A beautiful resort. We got the cabana for the day and it was worth every penny. The cabana staff are extraordinary! Just don't ask for ice in the bar area, you will get an attitude from the bartender.
This was our first experience using a resort pass and our first time at the Hilton mission bay. Everything about our experience was great! The kids swam like fish all day and played ping pong. We ordered lunch poolside and the service was excellent. The staff even gave the kids free ice cream. We can't wait to do another resort pass day!!
Service was great - more than enough staff; checked in often, but not overbearing; fixed a minor order error immediately. The pool was fun for our 8 & 10 year olds, and my wife and I enjoyed the cabana.
Whole process was easy from start to finish. Purchased the pass on my phone 8am the same day. My SO and I just walked up to the front desk, explained we had purchased a resort daypass and within minutes we had access to the pool area. Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were given a wrist band and a key card with immediate access to lounge chairs and towels (very small towels/a little elusive when we arrived around 10:30am - once we found them we were able to take as many as we needed). Pool area was clean but hotel in general was a little dated. Well situated on sunny Mission Bay, the pool bar staff were slow to start in the morning (pool bar/restaurant opened at 11am) but they were making rounds pretty regularly by noon. Lots of kids at the resort but plenty of lounge chairs. Also other activities (cornhole, ping pong) available for use by day guests. Overall highly recommend!
The hotel was awesome! We have a 3 year old and the children's pool was fantastic but he also loved the main pool where it was only 3 feet. I would totally recommend coming back to this hotel. Food & drinks were excellent for the day..
The pools were perfect. It was a little messy as there were some plastic cups on the bottom floor of the pool. The best thing was atmosphere. Very good service.
Everything was wonderful. Staff was friendly, cabana was well equipped and weather was perfect.
This is my second time booking thru Resort Pass and it was a wonderful experience. Upon checking in we were escorted to our cabana. The hotel staff was amazing, the food was delicious the location was incredible. LOVE LOVE LOVE can't wait to go again!!!
The pool was great. Could have been a little cleaner.
This was out first time using Resort Pass and we were not disappointed. We felt "somewhat" welcomed at the front desk but the pool staff went out of their way to serve us throughout the day. We will definitely be returning.
My daughter and I took my two great-granddaughters for a day to the Hilton. The idea of having a cabana, lounges, tv, kids movies, food, BIG pool was just what we needed. We all enjoyed our day. Food was OK. But service was great. Bathrooms clean. Pool lovely!
The pool was beautiful and had different depths to accommodate all levels of swimmers. There was a nice kiddie pool for babies and early walkers/ toddlers. There could have been more water toys to play with. The jacuzzi was nice and hot but was not turned on so no bubbles. Waiter service poolside was a nice touch so you don't have to walk over to the restaurant/bar. Wished the bartender/ servers could have warned us not to leave our food unattended as the seagulls can spot it and get to it really fast.
We had such a great day. We booked a cabana and spent the entire day feeling like we were on vacation. The cabana attendants kept us fed and hydrated all day. We will definitely be using this again.
I rented one cabana on resort pass at this hotel for my boyfriends birthday on July 11th. I had gone in the Sunday before to see if someone would be able to show me around and so that I could see how the cabanas were set up. From the moment I entered the hotel to ask, the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Arcelio was the first person to help me out. He answered all of the questions I had and then also had the manager who handles the cabanas come out to talk to me. I wish I could remember her name but she was awesome. I took a look around the pool and the cabanas and they allowed me to choose the cabana I wanted. The cabanas are very close to each other in pairs of two so I decided that I might as well rent a second one. They had no problem with that. On the day of, I arrived early to set up birthday decorations in the cabanas. Andrew and Lucas were beyond accommodating. These supervisors went out of their way to make sure our experience was what we imagined. They helped us set up and even got us balloons that matched the colors of our theme. They were receptive to all of our requests throughout the day. I cannot express how amazing this staff is and how satisfied my whole party was. I would 100% recommend this hotel. Thank you to all the staff!!!
We had a great day celebrating my husbands birthday. He enjoyed a massage at the spa while we relaxed and drank and ate by the pool!
Our family enjoyed our play day at the pool. Although the pool area was crowded, the service was very friendly and attentive. Cabana came with plenty of snacks and we ordered yummy cocktails as well. Also nice to be near the activities at Mission Bay.
It was an amazing day, kids went to the kids club where they were watched and entertained by two of the hotel's crew. They really were amazing, the kids loved playing with them in the kids club. They had legos, which is my kids favorite thing in the world, so that's a plus.. We on the other hand, daddy and mommy. We had a great time mostly laying down on our cabana sipping on our amazing strawberry mojitos. Later when the kids were back we had a great time swimming together in the big pool. They also have a kids little pool which is safe for the little ones. The hotel also puts out water toys and floats for everyone to use, that was great, saved us from having to do that.
The cabana was nice. The entire staff was friendly. The pool was large but very full of kids. We were not provided a fruit tray but other snacks, water and lemonade were provided. We ordered lunch and it was good.
Had a wonderful time the hotel. The staff was very attentive and always was right there to make sure we had what we needed. The only thing i would say is that the this is a FAMILY resort so the pool was FILLED with kids. Just something to note if you are looking for a private environment.
Spent the day here with my two year old and had a blast. He loved the strawberry smoothie and all of the toys in the pool! I enjoyed a glass of wine by the pool, everyone was so friendly, we will be back!
My family and I went during the week so the pool was not too crowded but I can only imagine during the weekend. Great location down at the bay. The pool staff were very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the games that were off to the side of the pool.
I booked this hotel because I wanted a wading pool for a hot summer day. The wading pool was perfect with toys in it for the children. The cabana was nice and the snacks and beverages provided appreciated. Check in could have been smoother but other than that perfect.
Beautiful Adult and Kids pool. Food and Drink service was prompt and courteous. My only complaint would be that children under 4 are not allowed in the main pool, which pretty much keeps you in a very small area if you have small ones. All in all great experience!
THIS RESORT WAS GREAT! THE CABANA WAS NICE AND THE STAFF WAS FRIENDLY. I HAVE A TODDLER SO WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR HIS NAP HE WAS ABLE TO HAVE IT IN THE CABANA WITH SOME PRIVACY. I LOVE ALSO THAT THIS HILTON HAS A KIDS POOL. WE SPENT THE WHOLE DAY THERE!
Nice pool, relaxing day, rented a cabana. Professional staff, timely service, good food. Booking website needs to be updated. The snacks were not as listed. No fruit and lemonade was sour. Pretty pool. Beautiful view of bay and kids had fun, games, pool toys, access to bay. We will go again for location and low key.
The hotel was awesome and the experience was seamless. It was a really great experience and the kids had a blast! We went on fathers day! The Hilton Mission Bay is an awesome family spot. Our two little girls loved it! They played and swam for hours. We were able to enjoy drinks and food by the pool. They even had a little table for the girls. This place was fabulous for young kids and we will definitely be back.
The experience was very nice! We had a great time in the cabana package! Note for families with little ones: What is not specified is that children under 3 OR in swim diapers cannot go in the main pool. They do have a small pool for babies. Staff was very helpful, always checking in, although they pushed the bill to us well before 6pm.
My granddaughter swam with a mermaid. This is a wonderful experience for an 8 year old with an active imagination.
The pool was a good size and temperature was good...not to warm and not cold. We ordered pool food which I felt was a good value and the kids loved it.
Had a great time at the pool with my daughter and mom. Pool was warm and day was beautiful. Staff was nice.
The big pool was fine, the kids pool was dirty, no changing tables available. I had to change my son's diaper by the pool. Food was ok. Overall and ok experience.
Pros: -Resort Pass staff was helpful with booking and the chat features is great! Very convenient. -Hilton Resort and Spa staff was very friendly and welcoming. We were treated as guests of the hotel even though we were not staying overnight. Cons: -Size of the pool is greatly over exaggerated in the pictures. Pool is quite small. But they do have an even smaller kids "pool" if traveling with little ones. -There is no parking options for resort pass guests. We were informed by a bellman that there is no self park or valet because each room is reserved two parking spots for guests staying with the resort, which leaves no other spots for resort pass guests. -The description of the pool states it has waterfalls (plural). But there is only one small "waterfall" located behind pool chairs, which you can see in one of the pictures posted on the website so we should have known. -We majorly overpaid in order to use this pool. If it was $30-35, then it would have been worth it. Rather than the $60 each we paid. Would have given 4 or 5 stars if the price was $30-35/person rather than the $60/person we paid since it was a busy weekend. We still had a nice time despite a rough start with the car situation and once we got over the disappointment of the size of the pool and waterfalls.