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Athletes, business people and vacationers are all drawn to San Diego hotels. Guests at hotels in San Diego often visit conventions and beaches. Several National Historic Landmarks, including the Presidio and Mission San Diego, are near hotels San Diego. Balboa Park boasts Baroque buildings erected for turn of the century world expos, not far from San Diego. Porto Vista Hotel reserves discount rooms, and Catamaran Resort & Spa is an up-market San Diego hotel.

San Diego Quick Picks and Tips


San Diego Convention Center keeps a full calendar with events like ComicCon, World Fitness IDEA and the American Statistical Association for guests from San Diego hotels.


Sushi Ota makes some of the best sushi around hotels in San Diego. Snooze rouses diners' palates with Upside Down Pineapple Pancakes, and Kono's Cafe serves generous breakfasts at affordable prices.

Major Point of Interest

The USS Midway Museum awes visitors from hotels San Diego with tours featuring veterans and others linked to the ship's own story. The authentic carrier loaded with genuine aircraft on deck saw nearly 50 years of service.


Horton Plaza in the heart of hotels in San Diego is a district designed to be explored by shopaholics armed with large bags. Fashion aficionados make their way to LaJolla and DelMar Plaza.


Joggers, swimmers and bicyclists enjoy easy access to their respective sports from their San Diego hotel. Spectators can visit Qualcomm Stadium for the NFL Chargers and Petco Park for the MLB Padres.

Recently booked San Diego hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Mission Valley
1 hour ago 3 stars $80
Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld
Mission Valley
1 hour ago 3 stars $74
Horton Grand Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3 hours ago 3 stars $109
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
Mission Bay - Sea World
3 hours ago 4 stars $175
Wyndham Garden San Diego
Mission Bay - Sea World
4 hours ago 3 stars $87
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4 hours ago 4 stars $149
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4 hours ago 3 stars $98
The Dana On Mission Bay
Mission Bay - Sea World
5 hours ago 3 stars $129
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Mission Bay - Sea World
5 hours ago 4 stars $129
Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego
Mission Bay - Sea World
5 hours ago 4 stars $208

Recently Rated San Diego Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.9 / 5
278 reviews
4 stars $149
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
151 reviews
3 stars $119
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.4 / 5
201 reviews
3 stars $98
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
3.8 / 5
480 reviews
4 stars $127
The Keating
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.5 / 5
36 reviews
4 stars $199
BEST WESTERN PLUS San Diego/Miramar Hotel
3.7 / 5
56 reviews
3 stars $79
3.9 / 5
23 reviews
3 stars $105
Kings Inn - San Diego
Mission Valley
3.6 / 5
420 reviews
2 stars $69
The Declan Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
65 reviews
3 stars $119
The Westgate Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.2 / 5
157 reviews
4 stars $149

Activities in San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego

For the same price as a single-day admission you can have the flexibility to visit SeaWorld® San Diego as often as you’d like for up to seven consecutive dates. Be moved by the awe-inspiring Shamu®. Ride the mysteries of Atlantis. Go nose-to bottlenose with our friendliest dolphins. And get a rare up-close look at our gentle beluga whales. SeaWorld is so much more than a getaway. It's where worlds connect.

Disneyland Resort Tickets

Enjoy 2 incredible Disney theme parks – Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure™ Park with a Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket and come celebrate with us. Because when you think about it, there’s so much in life worth celebrating. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Reunions. Personal triumphs. Or promising new beginnings. All deserve to be transformed into magnificent memories that will live forever in your heart. 

San Diego 3-For-1 Pass

Sunny San Diego offers you the best with this special 3-for-1 Pass to amazing attractions. When you purchase the San Diego 3-for-1 Pass you’ll get unlimited admission for five consecutive days to SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, and San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park at a savings of 10% over individual ticket prices. Just imagine getting up close and personal to Shamu in the awe-inspiring show, Believe, and see Shamu in a whole new light with a high-energy nighttime show called Shamu Rocks. Then head to the San Diego Zoo where you can explore all the wonders of the wild with attractions like Polar Bear Plunge, Gorilla Tropics and Absolutely Apes. When you visit San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park you’ll think you’ve landed in Africa when you see the elephants, rhinos, and zebras from a safari train ride and watch over 3,500 exotic birds and animals in their natural environment.

LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND® California Resort is growing and there’s a lot to experience. The World’s First LEGOLAND® Water Park is now open with seven slides, a 45-foot LEGO® tower and the unique Build-A-Raft river. LEGOLAND California is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. And right next to LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE Aquarium is the perfect way to introduce children to the wonders of the aquatic world.

Southern California 2-Park Flex Ticket

Get double the fun in sunny Southern California at savings less than the combined price of admissions. With the Southern California 2-Park FlexTicket, you’ll get unlimited admission to SeaWorld® San Diego and Universal Studios HollywoodSM for up to 14 consecutive days. You’ll marvel at the Shamu show Believe which will take you on a breathtaking journey of wonder and stunning effects. And you won’t want to miss the new show Shamu Rocks, a high energy rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza. At Universal Studios HollywoodSM you’ll be right in the middle of the movie making capital of the world—go behind the scenes to see how the magic happens and don’t miss out on the amazing rides and attractions too. What a family vacation opportunity—the best 2-park entertainment value in Southern California.

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Featured San Diego Hotels

From $87

1 Wyndham Garden San Diego

3 stars
2.9 / 5 320 reviews

3737 Sports Arena Blvd. Map

Save 20% on your stay

Intimate hotel located near Mission Bay with poolThe Wyndham Garden San Diego is located within a short drive of Sea World, Mission Bay and just about every other attraction north of downtown San... More

Great location for Sea World Visit
It was a fine, acceptable stay except for the ants in the bathtub and around the toliet area
Aug 19, 2014
From $129

2 The Dana On Mission Bay

3 stars
3.9 / 5 443 reviews

1710 W. Mission Bay Dr. Map

Save 35% on your stay!

Ten acres of tropical parkland plus two pools on San Diego waterfrontThe Dana on Mission Bay is located on 10 acres of landscaped tropical gardens in the center of Mission Bay Aquatic Park. Water... More

Couple's Retreat
Room was clean and right on the harbor. Hotel Restaurants were convenient, food was average. Central location to beaches/bay and shopping. Most of the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Would...
Aug 16, 2014
From $109

3 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 166 reviews

311 Island Ave. Map

International savings - Stay 3 nights, Save 30%

Historic San Diego hotel gives guest a glimpse of the past Located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, the Horton Grand Hotel is the modern incarnation of two Victorian hotels that opened in... More

Charming and Elegant
Perfect location. Within walking distance of all my planned and some unplanned activities. Peaceful hotel with charm and comfort.
Aug 7, 2014
From $111

4 Lafayette Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.1 / 5 329 reviews

2223 El Cajon Blvd. Map

Colonial-style mansion epitomizes elegance next to San Diego ZooDating back to 1946, the Lafayette opened as a popular spot for celebrities and movie stars to socialize for nights at a time. With... More

Great City Trip with todler n baby
We stayed at this hotel because This hotel-search-engine says on their hotel description: "All rooms have in room refrigirator and microwave". Thats a LIE. There are 4 different types of rooms in...
Aug 16, 2014
From $139

5 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 89 reviews

601 Pacific Highway Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

All-suite hotel in heart of San Diego with free breakfastLocation is everything for the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown.  The property is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, a... More

Great hotel overall
Loves the complimentary breakfast and reception at night , the beds are not the best but would definetly recommend it to someone:) and is a great option for a family with young kids
Aug 9, 2014
From $118

6 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 313 reviews

150 West Broadway Map

Save 30% on 4 nights or more!

Sophisticated elegance in Gaslamp with business center and yogaThe Sofia Hotel was designed for business travelers. Guests enjoy the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center... More

Amazing solo getaway
Wonderful in every-way! The currant bar and restaurant was amazing!!!. The hotel is charming and great location. Staff was wonderful and I weekends a tour of downtown is offered!!
Aug 14, 2014
From $126

7 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.2 / 5 251 reviews

1 Market Pl Map

2 tickets for Old Town Trolley Day Tour

Elegance along the San Diego waterfrontFormerly known as the Grand Hyatt San Diego, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is under new ownership. It boasts a spectacular waterfront location right in... More

Family of 4 vaca
From the moment we walked in my husband and both agreed we should of booked another night or 2. We dec'd a free upgrade to a room with a view of the Midway which my son loved. Perfect location we...
Aug 17, 2014
From $80


3 stars
3.5 / 5 204 reviews

411 Hotel Circle South Map

Save 10% on your stay

The Best Western Seven Seas is centrally located on Hotel Circle in beautiful Mission Valley, across from the Town & Country Convention Center. Guests are ideally situated to visit many of San... More

Perfect for our stay
We booked this hotel for SDCC 2014. Location was great, and the hotel was nice and quiet. The pool is nice, as well as the restaurant. If there was breakfast provided, the value would be greatly...
Aug 15, 2014
From $74

9 Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld

3 stars
3.6 / 5 955 reviews

543 Hotel Circle South Map

Save 35% on your stay!

Convenience and value with gourmet restaurant near SeaWorldJust minutes from SeaWorld and Mission Bay, the Days Hotel - Hotel Circle offers convenience and value in comfortable accommodations.... More

Family Vacation
The Hotel was nice. Located on Hotel Circle in San Diego. A continental breakfast would have been a nice touch, however there is a little breakfast/ lunch place on the grounds,"Bunz" where the...
Aug 14, 2014
From $169

10 Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4 stars
4.3 / 5 228 reviews

333 West Harbor Drive Map

Rate includes breakfast

Stunning panoramic views of the bay, harbor and city skylineThe San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is the centerpiece of the beautiful San Diego harbor and bay. Boasting 1,360 guest rooms,... More

Great view!
Stayed here for a conference and was very impressed with this hotel. We also stayed at the Hilton; however, found the Marriott much nicer. Upgrade to an ocean view balcony, we'll worth the cost.
Aug 10, 2014
From $149

11 Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4 stars
4.2 / 5 284 reviews

1 Park Boulevard Map

Stay 3 nights & get the 3rd free

High-rise luxury along San Diego BayWhen the Hilton San Diego Bayfront opened in 2008, the property quickly became one of the tallest hotels in San Diego. Today, the glass-and-steel edifice towers... More

Fun four days in the sun
The Bayfront Hilton is perfectly located next to the convention center and Gaslamp. It's also on the water for a perfect run to the Midway and back. The view from my room was great. The room was...
Aug 10, 2014
From $119

12 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 65 reviews

701 A Street Map

Save 20% Off

All-suite high-rise accommodation with vistas above San Diego Symphony Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall is built atop the Symphony Hall itself, where elevators shuttle guests from the... More

Overall great experience
The location is great for this hotel. We were able to walk everywhere in the downtown area, probably 5-15 minute walk to most places in the down town area. The staff here was also great, very...
Aug 17, 2014
From $119

13 Town and Country Resort San Diego

3 stars
3.4 / 5 245 reviews

500 Hotel Circle North Map

End of summer sale - Save 30% on your stay

Historic resort offers meeting space and a relaxing getawayLocated in Mission Valley, the circa 1953 Town & Country Resort Hotel is the largest privately owned resort and convention center in... More

No Convenient at all!!
I decided to stay here because I had a convention here. I thought it would be more convenient if I stayed at the same hotel.I was wrong!! The building are really far apart and if you didn't want to...
Aug 17, 2014
From $149

14 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 278 reviews

207 5th Avenue Map

Hip hotel with nightlife and music historySituated at the official entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is hip, cool and anything but ordinary. The rooftop bar has been... More

Great staycation for SD locals
Extremely updated rooms and great location. Would have liked a little bit of special attention being that it was my birthday. But overall, great experience.
Aug 18, 2014
From $139

15 Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 140 reviews

435 6th Avenue Map

Save 10% on your stay

Hip boutique in Gaslamp District features wine hourIn-room spa treatments and a complimentary evening wine hour highlight the experience at the Hotel Solamar, a boutique hotel located in the heart... More

Nice 4-star
Nice 4-star hotel. You get what you expect with the price. Nothing blew me away. Jacuzzi tub was worth the extra price.
Aug 11, 2014
From $119

16 The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 151 reviews

1055 First Ave. Map

Modern boutique hotel with California cuisine near Gaslamp DistrictSituated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique... More

San Diego hotspot
Location is close to many of San Diego's tourist attractions. Horton's plaza is within walking distance. Gas lamp district and midway museum is about a 5 minute drive.
Aug 19, 2014
From $85

17 BEST WESTERN Yacht Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 152 reviews

5005 North Harbor Drive Map

Stay 3 Nights, Save 25% on Your Stay

Views of San Diego Harbor and support for business guestsThe Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel has views of San Diego Harbor and is close to the city's major attractions and business centers. The... More

San Diego Getaway
The hotel was clean and the staff were very helpful and courteous. The continental breakfast was very nice but I would recommend they stock a different brand of orange juice. Our room faced the...
Aug 16, 2014
From $98

18 Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center

3 stars
3.4 / 5 201 reviews

830 6th Ave. Map

Boutique style in historic San Diego building with free Wi-FiOpened in 1913 as the St. James Hotel, the ten-story Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center has been renovated to incorporate... More

Birthday Celebration
This hotel was in the heart of downtown, perfect location! The room was small but clean. Elevators are old but got the job done. You're paying for the location, location is everything. You're also...
Aug 18, 2014
From $109

19 Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 425 reviews

2303 Shelter Island Dr. Map

Save 35% on your stay

Easy access to San Diego attractions from Shelter Island locationHumphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites is situated on Shelter Island, between San Diego Bay and America's Cup Harbor. The hotel is... More

Location is perfect
No matter what we asked for, it was done without question. We were given a room upgrade at no charge, comp breakfast which was wonderful, internet use and print options. Hurricanes did not alkow...
Aug 16, 2014
From $109

20 Handlery Hotel San Diego

3 stars
3.5 / 5 155 reviews

950 Hotel Circle N Map

Business Advantage Flex - Same Day Cancel

Historic resort in heart of Mission ValleyBuilt in 1954, Handlery Hotel San Diego is centrally located near many of San Diego's most popular attractions. Guests enjoy a luxurious swimming pool and... More

Our Wedding Anniversary vacation was a disaster! The request for a nice room on the ground floor near the pool area sounded reasonable. Sadly, we were placed in the midst of a large party of...
Aug 9, 2014