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Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
+1 619-564-3333
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 11:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, high-quality food and drinks. I loved the tuna and particularly the black rice that was very well flavoured. The service was friendly and competent. No long wait for the food. Recommended.

Thank Karsten K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for a meeting and had the breakfast buffet each am. A very good selection of hot items as well as cold. Has an omelet station as well. The only downside was inconsistent service.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While attending a conference, me and my co-workers ate here for a late run. Hospitality was excellent, our server went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. Food was good, tasty and looked like something out of the magazine. I also ate here for lunch....More

Thank Dorothy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch at Vela and the food was great with good friendly service. The buffet was big with a very good array of food. Lots of choices of meats from turkey sausages to ham, bacon and the like. A good...More

Thank Pomerols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the Hilton for a conference and thought we would save a few minutes and grab la quick unch in the hotel. The restaurant was not crowded, but the hostess seated us next to the bus station and register - window views...More

Thank NorCalCMR
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best thing about this place was waterside dining. The food was mediocre at best. I had a Tuscan Kale Salad with crispy chickpeas, feta and heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes looked and tasted like regular cherry tomatoes. The crispy chickpeas, were not....they were soft and squishy....More

Thank Patti223
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were waiting for our rooms to be ready and craving after several hours of being in the plane...well we were not disappointed, the guac with nachos VERY GOOD, the chicken quesadilla delicious and the shrimp salad also yum. Definitely going back!

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stayed at the Hilton for a convention next door and the restaurant staff clearly was not staffed sufficiently for the breakfast crowd as wait time was 20 minutes for a table of 3 with quite a few tables that needed to be cleared which...More

Thank jd50005
Reviewed 9 September 2017

but they proved to be worth every penny, ... We had a fish dish "Spaghetti Allo Scoglio" with shrimps, mussels, swordfish, and grouper. That was really delicious.... and then we had a Prime Ribeye Steak with truffled butter... Prices are steep, the wine list is...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Breakfast Buffet is good but expensive particularly if you are feeding a family. It has the usual selections of good Breakfast Buffets in good hotels and the food is well prepared, well presented and very good. The location on the Bay was great for views....More

Thank wfs74
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13 September 2017|
Response from Stephan G | Reviewed this property |
hi there, why dont u go to google with: Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront and ask them eiher via fone or mail directly,... thats how i would do it...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
    (Harbor Drive/Park Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-564-3333
  • This restaurant is at Hilton San Diego Bayfront
With an emphasis on global coastal cuisine and wines that span all oceans, Vela is a revolutionary culinary concept. Showcasing breathtaking views of the bay, this San Diego waterfront restaurant features a unique wine list and a menu that truly thrives on the principle of "farm to fork."
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