Hotel Aqua Mar is a newly renovated modern boutique hotel located in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. With just 25 rooms, guests will enjoy the personalized customer service of a small hotel. The beachy chic décor that encompasses the essence of San Diego coastal living, and the affordability of budget accommodations make this the perfect place to stay for travelers on the go. Its prime location offers visitors easy access to the city’s major attractions, and is just a three-minute walk to America’s Cup Harbor in San Diego Bay. Maritime enthusiasts will love this Point Loma location for fishing, diving, sailing, and other water sports and activities. Hotel Aqua Mar is also a great choice for solo travelers, couples, and budget-minded business travelers.
RoomsStylish rooms have a minimalist vibe with just enough well-appointed perks for a relaxing San Diego vacation. These sleek and simple guestrooms have hardwood floors accented with contemporary throw rugs. Cream-colored walls with dark wood trim are adorned with abstract artwork featuring bold blues, greens, and yellows. Bright, airy rooms take on a soft glow at night with sunburst pendant lighting. Beds have contemporary platform-style frames with padded headboards and Pillowtop Serta mattresses dressed in bright white bedding. At Aqua Mar they take simple and functional and turn it into artfully designed comfort.
Guests can choose from four room styles: Double Queen, Single Queen, Single Full, and Queen with Sofa Sleeper. All guestrooms have 40-inch plasma screen TVs mounted to the wall, cable TV with premium programming, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room coffeemakers, and guest-controlled AC/heating units. Modern bathrooms have serene white, blue, and grey color palettes with modern fixtures and trendy LED bathroom mirrors. ADA accessible Double Queen rooms are available upon request.
Other room amenities that are not standard to all rooms, but are available upon request at booking include mini-refrigerators and microwaves. Irons with boards, and hair dryers are also not standard to Hotel Aqua Mar rooms, but can be requested at check-in.
Note: Some guests have been surprised to discover that Hotel Aqua Mar guestrooms are approximately 200 square feet, although a few are slightly larger. Clean rooms are modern, tasteful, and offer excellent value per dollar ratios.
In keeping with the Hotel Aqua Mar’s minimalist design and small property, guests should not expect to find a pool, fitness center, business center, or other perks of larger properties. What they will find is a hotel that knows how to utilize the neighborhood for amenity-hungry guests. The staff is plugged into San Diego, most importantly to Point Loma, and can give you plenty of local insider information to make your vacation more interesting and meaningful.
Although the small scale of the property limits the hotels on-site amenities, the clean, comfortable, and stylish accommodations, coupled with the friendly customer service more than make up for it. Enjoy Aqua Mar’s Wake Up Concept in the hotel lobby every morning. Guests can enjoy complimentary fresh brewed Keurig coffee and freshly baked muffins to start the day off right. The small alcove has a few areas to grab a seat and get a beat on what’s happening in San Diego and the neighborhood from the friendly staff.
One of the best hotel amenities at Aqua Mar is one you would never guess – the hotel’s blog on their website. They have done a superb job of collecting hidden gems like Point Loma boutique shops, or San Diego’s most iconic fast food restaurants. They profile neighborhoods, highlight seasonal happenings, and even offer great travel advice, such as how to pack more in your suitcase or how to minimize travel fatigue. It’s like having your own personal 24-hour on-call concierge at your fingertips, so stretch out on your comfy bed and see what surprises await. Hotel Aqua Mar blog is updated twice weekly, so you’ll never have to guess what’s happening during your visit.
Marine enthusiasts will love their stay in Point Loma. Guests can book a trip through Dive Bums to scuba dive the well-known kelp forest off-shore. Several sport-fishing expeditions are available through Point Loma Sportfishing. Watercraft lovers can enjoy exploring San Diego Bay by sailboat, speedboat, or yacht with San Diego Boat Tours located on nearby Shelter Island.
Expert surfers will enjoy some of the best surf in San Diego by heading over to the Pacific side of the Point Loma peninsula to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. This is also an excellent location for viewing beautiful sunsets from the top of the cliffs. While you’re over there, check out the bohemian beach town of Ocean Beach. Newport Avenue and the five-block radius of downtown OB has over 50 bars and restaurants, including Hodad’s “world famous burgers” – a neighborhood fixture since 1969.
Another top Point Loma attraction that shouldn’t be missed is Cabrillo National Monument commemorating the 1542 arrival of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at the tip of Point Loma. Here visitors can explore the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, the New Point Loma Lighthouse, and the Point Loma tide pools. Guests can also walk and hike various paths up and down the shoreline, listening to the waves crashing along the rocks while taking in fantastic ocean views.
Historic Liberty Station, a lively revitalized neighborhood within the neighborhood on the site of the former Naval Training Center, is on the north end of Point Loma and not far from Hotel Aqua Mar. Guests can also make a short drive to Downtown San Diego to visit Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, and East Village. SeaWorld is just five miles from the hotel, and the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are a mere seven miles from Aqua Mar.
The rates at Hotel Aqua Mar are already unbeatable compared to nearly any other San Diego hotel, so you wouldn’t expect them to offer promotions. This is not the case; while they don’t have formalized promotions, they offer their visitors personalized promotions along with their already low rates! Whether you’re traveling solo or with a companion, for business or for pleasure, they want to offer you a special promotion, just ask the staff what they can do for you when you call to book.