Hotel at a Glance: The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Nestled in the hills of Point Loma, Ocean Beach is famous for its funky, laid-back attitude. Locals have been coming here for generations to surf between the jetties, fish off the pier, and get authentic Mexican grub at taco stands scattered along the edge of the sand. As a guest at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, you’ll have front-row access to this lively beach scene. The recently remodeled property sits just steps from Ocean Beach and within a few miles of San Diego’s other top beaches.
- Guest favorite: The hotel is ranked highly among San Diego hotels on TripAdvisor and it received the Certificate of Excellence for the year 2017.
- Ocean views at the hotel’s two oceanfront terraces; you can also see cliffs and La Jolla in the distance
- Fun in the sun: The hotel can arrange for private surfing or snorkeling lessons.
- Distance from SeaWorld: 3 miles
- Inspired by Santorini, Greece: The property features a bright-blue hotel and picturesque cliffside location, recalling the Greek Isles.
- Indulge in a Swedish massage at Thérapie Day Spa just down the street.
- Area shuttle to and from the beach, restaurants, and shops (additional fee)
San Diego, California: Electric Nightlife and Historical Attractions
San Diego’s sunny, comfortably warm weather and 70 miles of coastline have long attracted out-of-towners, but the city’s inland scene is no slouch, either. The Gaslamp Quarter is arguably the trendiest listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The area forms both the historic center of town and a hub of nightlife, with nearly 100 Victorian-era buildings occupied by high-end boutiques and gourmet restaurants.
A stroll through iconic Balboa Park takes you past 17 museums, as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There’s also the vibrant Spanish Village Art Center, a living gallery where local artists produce pottery and oil paintings. In Old Town, shops in Mission-style stucco buildings sell colorful woven baskets and maracas. Nearby stands the Whaley House Museum, dubbed one of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel. Ghosts of former residents are said to inhabit the rooms, which are filled with Victorian furniture and eerie dolls.