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  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in San Diego, Hotel Karlan San Diego – a DoubleTree by Hilton is convenient to Carmel Mountain Plaza and Black Mountain Open Space Park. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Bernardo Winery and Maderas Golf Club.


Make yourself at home in one of the 174 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private patios. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hotel Karlan San Diego – a DoubleTree by Hilton. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Karlan San Diego – a DoubleTree by Hilton
14455 Penasquitos Drive
San Diego, CA 92129 United States


4.0 Very Good 441 Reviews
Safe, clean and a good value.
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is off the beaten path, but easy enough to get to San Diego. It's right off the I-15. The room was huge and modern. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was free for me due to my status, but it was a good deal at $18 for a hotel breakfast.

Lovely hotel. I stay here frequently for business and the staff are excellent
Reviewed 6 days ago

The rooms are clean, inviting and of a nice size. The staff is outstanding. They remember me when I come in and are very gracious and efficient. It is quiet and calming and a nice property to walk around.

Perfect getaway!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean and inviting.the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect place to relax without our kids but would totally stay there with them as well. I highly recommend!

Overall good -but make a note
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally -The hotel was good. I would absolutely stay there again. But there are some things to note.
Good -
Customer service was excellent. Esp Brian at the front desk. Was excellent in all his communication, very helpful, never seemed bothered by my questions, and was willing to go the extra mile to help!
Hotel is nicely located and beautiful grounds.
Bar was decent (Although empty both nights I was there).
beds were very comfortable.

Not so good -
1st room I got was in one of the other buildings (Building 6). The Room was HUGE. Biggest 1 room hotel Ive ever had. But the carpet was gross. A big red stain in the middle of the room (Best case was wine. Worst case I wont think of). Other stains everywhere. Crumbs as well. Peeling pain on the bathroom door. Didn't want to walk around the room barefoot. Balcony was tiny (The chairs would only fit sideways).
But i went to the front desk where they apologized and quickly gave me a better room in the main building.
The next room was spacious (But not as big). Very clean, quiet, bigger balcony.
However -and this was super odd -NO outlets in the bathroom!! NONE!! Had a makup mirror that was electric, not plugged in. Couldnt blow dry hair in front of a mirror either. Asked a friend in room next to me who reported same thing. Not sure how a bathroom has no outlets -Not a huge deal but def a bit of a pain!

Breakfast was ok (NOT worth $18 if you are paying, but if you are Hilton gold, its free and Hot). Fitness room was nice (Dumbbell free weights and some treadmills and bike). Pool looked nice.

Amazing customer service!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the check-in, to the bell staff, to the accommodations, to the Asado Grill staff, to the check-out everything was top-notch! Everyone was friendly and very responsive to our needs. We have stayed here many times and will continue to book all our future San Diego stays at the Karlan.