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Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hotel Contact:
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101
United States
Main: 619-564-3333
Email: Email Hotel Andy Paschke
Area Director of Sales & Marketing: Andy Paschke
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 5.0
Chain Hilton
Opened 2008
Guest Rooms 1,190
Kings/Suites/Doubles 355 / 31 / 804
Room Rates High $230-300 Low $180-229
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 2000
Max Group Size 3773


Resort Fee N/A
Room Tax 12.50
Sales Tax 7.75

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 34,020ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 100,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 165,000ft²

Airport Proximity

San Diego International Airport
10 min 3 miles (5 km)


Audio/Visual Equipment
Ups Store/Business Center
High-Speed Wireless Internet
Preferred Dmc Service
In-House Decorator/Drayage
Blue Coats (Meetings Concierge)
In House Pastry Chef
Multi-Cultural Culinary Capabilities


Hilton Fitness By Precor
Spa Aquazul
The Pool Club
2 Whirlpools
Tennis (1 Mi)
Jogging Trail
Watersport Rentals (0.5 Mi)
Bicycle Rentals (0.5 Mi)
Beaches (3 Mi)
Golf (2 Mi)
Children'S Splash Zone
Water Slide


San Diego Convention Center
Petco Park
San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Zoo
Sea World San Diego
Balboa Park
Uss Midway
San Diego Maritime Museum
Seaport Village
Qualcomm Stadium
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Fox Sports Grill
Odysea Lounge
Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt
The Pool Club- A Siren's Call
Vela Restaturant
Global Coastal

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $46 Cont. $35
Lunch Buffet $60 Plated $49
Dinner Buffet $87 Plated $84
Coffee Break N/A
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Aqua 300 121 10.8 x 11.9 4 1,303 35.58 x 39.00 12 79 131 90 118 28 34 28 0
Aqua 302 47 9.4 x 6 4 504 30.83 x 19.67 12 34 56 40 50 12 14 12 0
Aqua 303 62 5.4 x 13.1 4 671 17.75 x 42.83 12 48 79 60 71 17 20 17 0
Aqua 304 172 14.3 x 12.7 4 1,848 46.83 x 41.58 12 123 205 150 185 44 53 44 0
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Property News
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Ranked 6th Top Meeting Hotel in U.S.
Posted January 14, 2015
Ranking on Cvent’s 2014 Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 14, 2015 – Hilton San Diego Bayfront has been named the sixth top meeting hotel in the United States in an annual ranking by Cvent Inc., a national event-management company.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront boasts 1,190 guest rooms and more than 165,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. The hotel has the highest ratio of meeting space to hotel rooms in downtown San Diego.

Located next door to the San Diego Convention Center, Hilton San Diego Bayfront serves as the main hotel for the annual Comic-Con International San Diego convention, the largest event of its kind in the United States.

“We are thrilled to be ranked in the top 10 meeting hotels in the U.S.,” says Donovan Henson, area director of sales and marketing, San Diego, Hilton Worldwide. “Our team of seasoned hospitality professionals are committed to providing a superior conference experience, with F&B, venues and guest rooms relevant to San Diego, and we are honored that meeting planners continue to select our hotel as their meeting and events destination of choice.”

With the recent internet upgrade to the highest speeds available in the marketplace and the new addition of the Media Lounge, which features plasma televisions, PC and Mac computers and intimate tables, Hilton San Diego Bayfront provides the best synergy for business and social gatherings.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Unveils $1.1 Million Renovated Bar and Lounge
Posted November 10, 2014
New Space Includes a One-of-a-Kind Media Room with Library
SAN DIEGO – November 10, 2014 – Hilton San Diego Bayfront has completed a $1.1 million renovation of its Odysea Lounge.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront has designed the new Odysea Lounge to be a destination for all travelers with multiple features for its guests. Guest can take ‘A Liquid Adventure’ at the bar with the lounge’s new signature Moscow Mule menu, as well as hand-crafted cocktails, local San Diego craft beers and selective wines, which pair perfectly with the new local fare menu. Notable additions to the menu include west coast charcuterie and cheese plates that are made in front of guests at the chef’s counter in the Galley. Diners can play on installed iPads on the bar while dining and watching the chefs in action.
The various nooks, terraces and lounge seating throughout Odysea Lounge create a synergy for business and social gatherings.

“We are excited for our guests to take the voyage through our new Odysea Lounge,” said Kevin Peterson, director of food and beverage, Hilton San Diego Bayfront. “It’s one of the largest hotel lounges in San Diego, yet it feels intimate and vibrant at the same time. It truly is a scene to be experienced while visiting.”

The lounge also features a multi-media library with plasma televisions, PC and Mac computers and traditional books, all while overlooking the San Diego Bay. Guests can easily print their boarding passes as they watch the game or grab a quick bite to eat before their travels.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Named Most Sustainable Hilton Property in the USA
Posted May 19, 2014
Hotel Wins Multiple National and Local Recycling and Energy Efficiency Awards
SAN DIEGO – May 14, 2014 – Hilton San Diego Bayfront has been named the number one most sustainable Hilton hotel in the United States of America by Hilton Worldwide.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront has recently received multiple of green sustainability awards for their multitude of recycling and energy conservation efforts. These notable recognitions come from a national and local level. Hilton Worldwide has named Hilton San Diego Bayfront their the most sustainable property in USA, City of San Diego has awarded the hotel with the 2014 Director’s Recycling Award and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has recently rewarded the hotel as the Energy Champion in the Hospitality at their 2014 Energy Showcase Awards.

“We have achieved close to a 20% reduction in energy use,” says Tip Jozsa, director of property operations for Hilton San Diego Bayfront. “As a result, we recently garnered the number one ranking for efficiency in the U.S. versus other properties in Hilton’s LightStay program.”

The hotel has been vetting multiple on-site renewable energy sources since its opening in 2008 and continues to do so to this day. Some energy savings initiatives include motion sensors with LED lights and occupancy sensor thermostats in all guest rooms, to prevent any energy or gas usage when guests are not in their room. Environmental responsibilities include using non-toxic and bio-degradable cleaning products, sustainable purchasing when it comes to paper products, participation in food waste composting with the City of San Diego, and a water reclamation system in the hotel’s laundry department which reclaims 70% of water and filters it for reuse.