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Featured San Diego Historic Hotels

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town
2.5 out of 5.0 1955 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$108
4.6/5 (37 reviews)

I stayed here during Covid when i had to overnight in San Diego. The property was excellent, and the staff was wonderful. If I had any complaint at all, it was that my bed was a bit softer than I like, but that is merely personal preference.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020
Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self ...
HistoricalTransportation ServicesFree Breakfast
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
3.5 out of 5.0 520 E St, San Diego, CA
$99
4.5/5 (30 reviews)

I loved the retro look. This place has a lot of personality. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. I would definitely return should I be in the area again.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019
At Gaslamp Plaza Suites, guests have access to a nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can ...
HistoricalParkingFree Wifi
Courtyard by Marriott Old Town
Courtyard by Marriott Old Town
3.0 out of 5.0 2435 Jefferson St, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$112
4.3/5 (49 reviews)

I love the location. The staff were very friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019
At Courtyard by Marriott Old Town, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for USD 25.00 per day. Multilingual ...
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
3.5 out of 5.0 530 Broadway, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$135
4.3/5 (86 reviews)

Staff provided efficient and quick response/room service

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020
At Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Multilingual staff ...
HistoricalDiningParking
The Sofia Hotel
The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$131
4.2/5 (125 reviews)

The staff here was very friendly and helpful. I was staying for a business convention and they seemed to be able to accommodate us all very nicely. The bed was a little firm for my taste, but the restaurant was incredible. I highly recommend the mahi mahi sandwich.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020
At The Sofia Hotel, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is offered for USD 38.00 ...
HistoricalFitness CenterBar
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
2.5 out of 5.0 2660 Calhoun Street, San Diego, CA
$96
4.2/5 (21 reviews)

The food was delicious and not over priced. The outside dining area and bar was a great experience it was clean and really sets the mood, the staff was nice and helpful plus the complementary breakfast was delicious and fresh

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019
Guests staying at Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk ...
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Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town
3.0 out of 5.0 4041 Harney St, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$149
4.1/5 (61 reviews)

Great location. We love staying there. Close to everything.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020
At Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD ...
HistoricalDiningParking
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area
3.0 out of 5.0 4200 Taylor St, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$139
4.1/5 (50 reviews)

Very clean and up to date. Free coffee! Great location.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020
Built in 2015, the brand new Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self ...
HistoricalNatural ParksParking
The Horton Grand Hotel
The Horton Grand Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA
$128
4.1/5 (315 reviews)

This was a beautiful property in a perfect, central location. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the decor was very specific to the location. My only 'complaints' are that there were no usb outlets available in the room and there was no ...

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020
The Horton Grand Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is available for USD 48 per night, ...
HistoricalBarDining
Comfort Inn San Diego Old Town
Comfort Inn San Diego Old Town
2.5 out of 5.0 2380 Moore Street, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$104
4.1/5 (39 reviews)

Location location location it’s right were I wanted to be plus walking distance from tons of restaurants

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020
Comfort Inn San Diego Old Town offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 12.00 per day. The 24-hour front ...
HistoricalNatural ParksPet Friendly
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
2.5 out of 5.0 3900 Old Town Avenue, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$112
4.1/5 (16 reviews)

This is a very cute hotel close to many quaint restaurants and shops. My only complaint was the front desk person during the late night shift. He was a bit rude and looked bothered when I would ask questions. I understand it's late and he was probably tired but in the hospitality industry, you have ...

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019
Guests staying at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for USD 25 per ...
HistoricalFree BreakfastParking
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
3.5 out of 5.0 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$113
3.8/5 (47 reviews)

I always like staying at the Lafayette for staycations with friends. Great pool, restaurant, and bar. Plus, proximity to options around time is either a short walk or drive away.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020
Guests of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available ...
HistoricalOutdoor PoolPool
Old Town Western Inn & Suites
Old Town Western Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 3889 Arista St, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$93
3.4/5 (40 reviews)

Great location ................................ x

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020
Old Town Western Inn & Suites features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-out. Self parking is available for USD 10.00 per ...
HistoricalNatural ParksRefrigerator
Ramada by Wyndham Gaslamp Convention Center
Ramada by Wyndham Gaslamp Convention Center
3.0 out of 5.0 830 6th Ave, San Diego, CA
3.4/5 (274 reviews)

Friendly staff in an older, but well maintained property. However, the windows are not sound-prof, and the hotel is on a street filled with noisy, late night clubs. We needed to use earplugs to sleep! Unless you can get a good nights sleep in the middle of a frat party, you should either resign yourself ...

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020
Guests staying at Ramada by Wyndham Gaslamp Convention Center enjoy a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available ...
HistoricalBarDining
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
2.5 out of 5.0 4747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
$49
2.6/5 (42 reviews)

Location is perfect! If your looking for a place to stay thats close to the beach, then this is the place.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual ...
HistoricalLaundry FacilitiesPet Friendly

Uncover the Intrigue of a San Diego Historic Hotel

Featuring a variety of historic hotels, San Diego offers travelers a rich tapestry of one-of-a-kind local experiences. Whether you choose opulence or rustic charm, you can embrace life in a different era for a night, a weekend, or an extended stay.

Upgrades and restores
Historic hotels have often been painstakingly restored to reflect their original glory or to update them with a contemporary vibe. You can choose to rough it in humble historic accommodations, or experience the good life in the area's sophisticated restored mansions and original hotels.

Historic hotels allow you to embrace each hotel’s heyday. Sip drinks in a retro bar, relish a candlelit dinner in a lavish dining room, or enjoy a private fire in your own well-appointed suite.

Many historic hotels even feature original grand facades and modern interiors with newly renovated lobbies and rooms. Others have been meticulously restored to reflect every historic detail of the building’s past. Choose how you wish to experience the history of San Diego!

Get a glimpse of the past at a San Diego historic hotel
Whether you’re looking for a retro experience or you want something from a different century, a stay at a famous hotel in San Diego offers an unforgettable escape that will take your vacation to a new and unexpected level.

Discover life in San Diego from a different perspective with a trip back in time and book your historic hotel stay today.

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