17 Best Hotel Resort Passes for Kids in San Diego

The Best Hotel Resort Passes for Kids in San Diego water slides
photo by: @famdiego (Town & Country in Mission Valley)

Give the kids a water slide and they’ll Splash & Play All Day! 💦🙌

Whether you live in San Diego or are just visiting, you can and you should take advantage of a Resort Pass. (scroll down for the list of Best Hotel Resort Passes for Kids in San Diego)

What's a Resort Pass?

Resort Pass gives you admission into a fun Resort Hotel for the day. Lounge by the pool, take a dip or splash around, order poolside drinks & eats and chillax all day long. Each hotel has different amenities, some even have water slides or zero entry for littles; while others allow access to their gyms & spas too.

Only a select few hotels are part of the Resort Pass program and prices vary by day, season and type. Midweek off-season passes are cheaper than weekend high-peak season. Some offer just a day pass for the pool, while others have a cabana or even a half day option, or add-on a fireside s'mores roast.

These book up fast, especially for high-peak times, so plan ahead.

Website: resortpass.com


Some Things To Keep In Mind When Booking A Resort Pass

  • Some have height restrictions for waterslides and/or require a life jacket

  • Some have bathrooms nearby and/or changing rooms, while some don't

  • Most have pool towels available for use, but bring your own if you want to wrap it around and sit on in for your drive home so you don't get your seats wet ;)

  • Some allow or don't allow outside food & drinks or glass containers

  • Some have a minimum spend amount, mostly for some cabana rentals

  • Some have food/drink service available poolside, while others only have an on-site restaurant and some don't even have a food service. Due to staffing issues from Covid, call the hotel directly to inquire if their food service is operating

  • Some have different Covid polices re: masking and/or social distancing or same household groups

  • Some are adult only

  • Read the fine print and call the hotels directly if you have specific questions

*Pricing varies by day, season, etc. I've listed the starting costs per person; which isn't necessarily the price for your visit, fyi


17 Best Hotel Resort Passes for Kids in San Diego

What makes these so special for kids? How about water slides, zero entry, splash pads, beaches!, wading pools, movie nights and s’mores roasting?! Check out where to go below. (The ones underlined below are EXTRA FUN with either waterslides or splash pads.) And psst…if you have a birthday coming up, these would make for a super special way to spend the day. 🥳

Here's the full list of all 35 Hotels with Resort Passes in San Diego. Some of these may be closer to you, cheaper, or available. Kids just really need water anyway so they’ll have fun splashing without all the extras.

All info & photos below come directly from the Resort Pass website to help make it easier for you to decide where you want to go. Info is correct as of my date of original publishing (3/18/22), but it may change so check directly with each location for current info.

Disclaimer: I'm a human. I make mistakes. Please use the information below as a general guide only and verify all info directly on Resort Pass or call the hotels directly. :)

Table of Contents

(current hotels as of 3/18/22)

Coronado: Hotel Del Coronado

Harbor Island: Sheraton San Diego Hotel

Shelter Island: Kona Kai

Mission Valley: Town & Country San Diego

Mission Beach: The Plunge San Diego

Mission Bay: The Dana

Mission Bay: Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Mission Bay: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Mission Bay: San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Del Mar: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Del Mar: Hilton DoubleTree Del Mar

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Carlsbad: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Carlsbad: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Carlsbad: Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach

Oceanside: The Seabird Resort

Oceanside: Mission Pacific Hotel


💦 Coronado: Hotel Del Coronado

The legendary Del has played host to celebrities, royalty and generations of beach-lovers for over 130 years. The focal point of your daycation will be the elevated pool experience. Relax in chaise lounges or a private cabana and order food and drinks from the Sun Deck.

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118