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SanDiego.com Announces the Top 3 Holiday Hotels in San Diego

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SanDiego.com has narrowed down the best hotels in San Diego to celebrate the holidays on a big budget with holiday dining, NYE festivities and winter pastimes with a San Diego spin.

From waterfront ice-skating to over the top New Year's Eve parties, there are great ways to celebrate the holidays this year in true San Diego style. SanDiego.com has put together a list of the 2012 best San Diego hotels to celebrate the holidays. With world-class dining and accommodations, holiday themes and stylish events, these hotels are the top picks for this holiday season in San Diego.

1.) L'Auberge Del Mar: Talented Chef Scott Dolbee of the luxury San Diego beach hotel, L'Auberge Del Mar, is serving a top-notch pre-fixe three course meal Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for $65 for adults and $32 for children under 12. The world-class cuisine will feature different options including scallops, Cornish game hen, and decadent desserts like roasted chestnut cremeux and spiced bundt cake. The holiday specials don't end at the dinner table as Spa L'Auberge is offering a Peppermint and White Chocolate Mini-Spa Treatment to pamper visitors in the holiday spirit. L'Auberge Del Mar is also hosting a huge New Year's Eve Bash with complementary entertainment including live music, a DJ and dancing to ring in the New Year in luxurious San Diego style.

2.) Hotel Del Coronado: For the 8th year in a row, the Hotel Del Coronado is hosting Skating by the Sea, an outdoor beachfront ice-skating rink where visitors can come partake in the winter pastime on the beaches of San Diego. Decked out in sparkling lights from head to toe, the Hotel Del Coronado is a sight to see this holiday season. The holiday theme this year is “A Time To Celebrate” and the entire property will be decorated with beautiful timepieces, vintage Santas and silver and gold accents. The famous Hotel Del Coronado has been a staple in San Diego for over 120 years . It’s beachfront location and Victorian architecture make it a popular destination year round, but there is nothing like experiencing this iconic San Diego hotel during the holidays. The Hotel Del Coronado will also be hosting one of the biggest New Year's Eve celebrations in San Diego. The Del's New Year's Eve Gala will feature a champagne reception as well as a tantalizing dinner and dancing in the oceanfront Ballroom.

3.) The Grand Del Mar: As San Diego's only 5-star resort, The Grand Del Mar is pulling out all the stops this holiday season. From Jingle Bell Pony Rides for the little ones to three different New Year's Eve celebrations for adults, the Grand Del Mar has something for everyone. Young adults will love New Year's Eve at Club M featuring exclusive DJs and a sexy environment, while other guests may enjoy a relaxing cocktail and live music in the Lobby Lounge or the infamous Grand New Year's Eve Party with a six-piece band and DJ in the elegance of the Elizabeth Ballroom. Along with a 5-star rating comes 5-star/5-diamond dining, so guests of the Grand Del Mar can indulge this holiday season with Christmas dinner by renowned chefs at either of the two on-site restaurants. With incredible dining, hot events and luxury accommodations, The Grand Del Mar is sure to make this San Diego holiday season one to be remembered.

For guests looking to get into the holiday spirit, these top three hotels are the best options for luxurious holiday events and festivities in San Diego.