Treat Yourself to a Daycation! 35 Hotel Resort Passes in San Diego

San Diego Hotels That Have Resort Passes To Spend The Day
photo: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Splash & Play All Day, without paying for an overnight hotel stay! 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 San Diego Resort Pass Hotels)

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.



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 to sit on 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 depending on when you go, fyi


Hotels in San Diego That Offer Resort Passes

Check out these San Diego hotels that offer Resort Passes. Some have water slides, zero entry, splash pads, wading pools, etc.; while most don't.

Note: Those underlined below are known to have either a waterslide, splash pad or other fun water features for kids. This will save you time to find one that your kids will love. ;)

I can't personally vouch for how kid-friendly they all are. Please let me know if you know, so I can add that in.

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

Downtown: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Downtown: Carte Hotel Hilton Curio Collection

Downtown/Gaslamp: Solamar San Diego

Downtown/Embarcadero: InterContinental

Downtown: The Westgate Hotel

Downtown/Bayfront: Omni San Diego Hotel

Downtown/Gaslamp: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Downtown/Gaslamp: Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Downtown/Gaslamp: Andaz San Diego

Harbor Island: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Shelter Island: Kona Kai

North Park: The Lafayette Hotel

Mission Valley: Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Circle

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

Pacific Beach: Blue Sea Beach Hotel

La Jolla: La Valencia

La Jolla: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

La Jolla: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Del Mar: Fairmont Grand Del Mar