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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
Handlery Hotel San Diego
Mission Valley
6 minutes ago 3 stars $97
Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego
Mission Bay - Sea World
9 minutes ago 4 stars $160
Mission Valley
13 minutes ago 3 stars $56
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
17 minutes ago 4 stars $99
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
27 minutes ago 3 stars $129
Bay Club Hotel & Marina 38 minutes ago 3 stars $134
Ramada Inn & Suites - Gaslamp/Convention Center
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
58 minutes ago 3 stars $83
Ocean Park Inn
Mission Bay - Sea World
1 hour ago 3 stars $168
Catamaran Resort & Spa
Mission Bay - Sea World
1 hour ago 4 stars $147
Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld
Mission Valley
1 hour ago 3 stars $66

Recently Rated San Diego Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
Mission Valley
2.6 / 5
89 reviews
2 stars $45
Extended Stay America - San Diego - Mission Valley - Stadium
Mission Valley
1.0 / 5
2 reviews
2 stars $92
The Dana On Mission Bay
Mission Bay - Sea World
3.9 / 5
446 reviews
3 stars $106
The Sofia Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 / 5
314 reviews
3 stars $106
Hampton Inn San Diego-Sea World/Airport Area
Mission Bay - Sea World
4.1 / 5
115 reviews
3 stars $92
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.6 / 5
263 reviews
3 stars $132
Lafayette Hotel and Suites
Mission Valley
3.1 / 5
332 reviews
3 stars $99
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4.2 / 5
286 reviews
4 stars $149
Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld
Mission Valley
3.6 / 5
962 reviews
3 stars $66
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
4.1 / 5
135 reviews
3 stars $134

Activities in San Diego

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.

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.

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. 

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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From $70

1 Wyndham Garden San Diego

3 stars
2.9 / 5 324 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, parking is difficult
This hotel is at a very convenient location. There are lots of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. The facilities inside the room are quite old but functional, e.g., fridge,...
Aug 24, 2014
From $56


3 stars
3.5 / 5 205 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

Good value
Low price compared to others in the area. There is access to laundry... great help if you are travelling for a longer time
Aug 30, 2014
From $149

3 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 $106

4 The Dana On Mission Bay

3 stars
3.9 / 5 446 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

Trip for 2
Good for what we needed it for. Close to all places we wanted to go.
Aug 29, 2014
From $88

5 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 168 reviews

311 Island Ave. Map

International savings - Stay 3 nights, Save 30%

Located in downtown San Diego in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the friendly, gracious, and very helpful staff awaits your arrival. One of the most popular and unique hotels in all of San Diego,... More

Haunted? I think not.
We were in town for a quick overnight stay and decided to take advantage to stay in the Gaslamp district. The Horton Grand is perfectly located near some great restaurants and night life. The ghost...
Aug 25, 2014
From $99

6 Lafayette Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.1 / 5 332 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 Staycation
Love the Lafayette! Wonderful staff throughout, very clean and comfortable room.
Aug 26, 2014
From $139

7 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 90 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

Fantastic birthday getaway
Aside from the mattress and not having parking available, this hotel was in the perfect location and the free breakfast was awesome!
Aug 18, 2014
From $106

8 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 314 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

Quick overnight getaway
My fiance came down from L.A. for an overnight stay in San Diego to see friends and go to the Spirits Festival. The location is perfect for just walking around and exploring the gas lamp area and...
Aug 27, 2014
From $169

9 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 $145

10 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 279 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

good location for birthday. but rooms are very expensive
Aug 24, 2014
From $149

11 Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4 stars
4.2 / 5 286 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

solid hotel
great location, solid hotel, average value. it's a short distance to gaslamp
Aug 26, 2014
From $76

12 Kings Inn - San Diego

2 stars
3.6 / 5 421 reviews

1333 Hotel Circle South Map

Advance Purchase - Save 40% Off

Family-friendly hotel near Sea World with discount tickets and poolFew hotels are as fun as the Kings Inn. The property, located minutes from Sea World and the San Diego Zoo is decorated in a... More

A little further out than we expected
The staff were very friendly and the accommodation was clean and comfortable. The location was not the best for our particular needs. Overall the experience was good - we just needed to have done...
Aug 25, 2014
From $124

13 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

2 nights in san diego
my friend and i visited san diego last sunday. We love san diego, and im glad we stayed here.
Aug 27, 2014
From $88

14 Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 426 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 $100

15 The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 153 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

Great hotel
Large, clean rooms right in Gaslamp...perfect! Can't ask for much more.
Aug 25, 2014
From $80

16 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 $99

17 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 68 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

Great but no pool
Loved it. Really bummed about not having pool ready
Aug 23, 2014
From $83

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 $119

19 Omni San Diego Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 79 reviews

675 L Street Map

Rate includes $50 off

Contemporary hotel in downtown San Diego with unique fitness features Connected to Pecto Park, the Omni San Diego Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Diego near the vibrant Gaslamp... More

Family Reunion in San Diego
My husband and i went to Carlsbad for a wonderful family reunion. Then we travelled down to the Omni Hotel in San Diego to stay for several days, The hotel was in a great location convenient to the...
Aug 22, 2014
From $102

20 The Westin San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 147 reviews

400 West Broadway Map

Save 10% on your stay

Iconic stay brings luxury to downtownThe spectacular crystalline design of The Westin San Diego is a signature landmark in the city's skyline. A 100-foot atrium lobby welcomes guests to the iconic... More

ideal for exploring the navy ship
Great hotel, clean, comfy beds, walking distance to the marine. However the $40/day valet parking is overpriced.
Aug 6, 2014