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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 good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good quality food, attentive staff, very comfortable environment with air-conditioning to get out of the sun.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a little more pricy but if you order from the menu chances are you'll be paying the same price or more for the breakfast buffet. Now, depending on how hungry you are in the morning, they have a continental or full buffet option...and there...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is still good, for the most part, if you get the right item. My friend said the risotto was awful, mushy and flavorless. Her burger replacement was great though. The biggest issue is with the service. Last night's was AWFUL. The restaurant...More

Thank farscapeprincess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with several friends tonight and was severely disappointed. Service is beyond slow, servers are not paying attention, and the food was overpriced and not even remotely edible. We have also visited this restaurant a couple other times this week for breakfast and the service...More

Thank Jean O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet is absolutely the best! The chefs will make you an omelet however you like it. And with a smile too! The staff at this restaurant are very friendly and helpful.

Thank kim p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had several excellent breakfasts here, and a dinner, when staying at the Hilton. The menu is great and varied, and the food was outstanding. I was very impressed with the always pleasant service as well. Location and views were a distinct bonus.

Thank LosAngelesTraveldiva
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Hilton hotel and decide to eat here. They had a buffet but we chose the menu option. My husband had the egg, potato and beef short rib skillet. The short ribs were cooked to perfection. I had bagels and lox...More

Thank Amazon53
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Had many food options with great staffing that cared about your experience. They asked if I wanted orange juice, I was pleasantly surprised to get freshly squeezed OJ! Sunday's breakfast menu included a quesadilla bar, the gentleman cooking there was an actual trained professional cook/chef...More

Thank leohernandez2017
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I only ate here for breakfast but the food was excellent. Fresh bread and baked items, a step above what is typically available at free buffets. The cold buffet was free because I am a Hilton Honors member, but I think it was only a...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice restaurant with very friendly and attentive staff. The breakfast buffet is quite extensive whereas the lunchtime menu is limited. Good experience nevertheless.

Thank maweb31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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