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The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.2
207 USD
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Usa Hostels Ocean Beach - San Diego
9.2
32 USD
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
9.1
157 USD
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Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
180 USD
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown Bayfront
9.0
205 USD
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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
9.0
152 USD
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Hyatt House San Diego Sorrento Mes
9.0
157 USD
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Tower23 Hotel
9.0
250 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown Bayfront
9.0
190 USD
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Omni San Diego Hotel
8.9
186 USD
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Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
161 USD
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Usa Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9
34 USD
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Beach Haven
8.9
136 USD
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.8
167 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.8
174 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown Gaslamp Quarter
8.8
171 USD
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Hi San Diego Point Loma Hostel
8.8
28 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.8
144 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Mesa Sorrento Valley
8.8
161 USD
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Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
179 USD
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego-Sorrento Valley
8.7
139 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo Carmel Mountain Ranch
8.7
165 USD
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Wyndham Harbour Lights
8.7
169 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central
8.7
157 USD
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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.6
221 USD
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The Horton Grand Hotel
8.6
136 USD
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
153 USD
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.6
181 USD
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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
153 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central
8.6
144 USD
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/Sea World Area
8.6
143 USD
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
8.6
100 USD
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Ith Zoo Hostel San Diego
8.6
35 USD
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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.5
183 USD
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
154 USD
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Ocean Park Inn
8.5
211 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
8.5
185 USD
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
8.5
147 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.5
190 USD
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Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway
8.8
152 USD
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The Sofia Hotel
8.4
140 USD
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
8.4
114 USD
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Hi San Diego Downtown
8.4
42 USD
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The Atwood
8.3
83 USD
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Radisson Hotel San Diego - Rancho Bernardo
8.3
108 USD
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Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
8.3
31 USD
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Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.3
152 USD
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Private Master Bedroom/Bath In The Heart Of North Park
8.8
60 USD
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Urban Boutique Hotel
8.2
101 USD
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Berkshire Motor Hotel
8.2
73 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Valley
8.2
133 USD
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.1
182 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay
8.1
111 USD
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SpringHill Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway
8.1
119 USD
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Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel
8.0
133 USD
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Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
30 USD
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Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach
8.0
94 USD
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Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near Seaworld
7.9
89 USD
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Best Western Mission Bay
7.9
100 USD
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Candlewood Suites San Diego
7.9
125 USD
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Surfer Beach Hotel
7.8
145 USD
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area
7.8
119 USD
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Diamond Head Inn
7.8
120 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
112 USD
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Handlery Hotel San Diego
7.7
90 USD
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Ramada Limited San Diego/near Seaworld
7.7
82 USD
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Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.6
114 USD
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Quality Inn San Diego Miramar
7.6
87 USD
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Town and Country San Diego
7.5
100 USD
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Best Western Seven Seas
7.5
81 USD
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Vagabond Inn San Diego Airport Marina
7.5
82 USD
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Pacific View Inn
7.5
115 USD
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Ramada San Diego Airport
7.4
85 USD
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Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
7.3
98 USD
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Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center
7.2
90 USD
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Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
7.1
68 USD
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Extended Stay America San Diego - Mission Valley - Stadium
7.1
96 USD
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Ocean Beach Family 4br House
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Close to Gaslamp and Convention Center
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Kettner Boulevard Apartment By Stay Alfred
258 USD
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Sunshine Suites at 2500
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15 Minutes To Beach And Downtown San Diego. Located In Haert Of Mission Valley.
245 USD
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Sunshine Suites at East Village
180 USD
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Sunshine Suites at Mission Valley
213 USD
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Oceanfront Vacation Rental
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Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
6.9
65 USD
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Buckner Hotel
6.8
30 USD
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San Diego Downtown Lodge
6.8
73 USD
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E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
6.7
57 USD
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Red Roof Inn San Diego Pacific Beach/Seaworld Area
6.6
81 USD
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Hotel Point Loma
6.5
82 USD
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Super 8 San Diego/Imperial Beach
6.4
57 USD
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Hostel Habibi
6.3
25 USD
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Rodeway Inn San Diego Beach SeaWorld Area
6.3
69 USD
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Extended Stay America San Diego - Hotel Circle
6.3
96 USD
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Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld
6.3
65 USD
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Extended Stay America - San Diego - Fashion Valley
6.2
91 USD
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Travelodge San Diego Seaworld
6.1
72 USD
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Rk Hostel San Diego
6.0
28 USD
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Heritage Inn San Diego Near Seaworld
5.2
59 USD
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Popular neighbourhoods in San Diego

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Mission Bay
Best value
Rodeway Inn San Diego Beach SeaWorld Area
6.3
69 USD
#1 Most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.1
182 USD
#2 Most popular
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.6
181 USD
#3 Most popular
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.4
168 USD
#4 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
204 USD
#5 Most popular
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
151 USD
Pacific Beach
Best value
Ith Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
8.1
33 USD
#1 Most popular
Beach Haven
8.9
136 USD
#2 Most popular
Surfer Beach Hotel
7.8
145 USD
#3 Most popular
Pacific View Inn
7.5
115 USD
#4 Most popular
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
250 USD
#5 Most popular
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area
7.8
119 USD
East Village
Best value
Buckner Hotel
6.8
30 USD
#1 Most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown Gaslamp Quarter
8.8
171 USD
#2 Most popular
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
30 USD
#3 Most popular
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.9
186 USD
#4 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.5
183 USD
#5 Most popular
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
179 USD
La Jolla
Best value
The Sands of La Jolla
7.7
93 USD

Quick facts about San Diego

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in San Diego
Local time
Currency
US Dollar
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
2.30 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
14 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.40 USD

When to book a hotel in San Diego

Low Season
March
High Season
June

cheapest month to stay

36%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

82%

expected price increase

+210%
+140%
+70%
Base
Price
142 - 407 USD
Temperature
66 - 81 °F
Precipitation
0 - 2 inches
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Monday

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Average price (weeknight)

174 USD

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Average price (weekend night)

241 USD

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San Diego travel tips

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The best time to visit San Diego

Fall is the ideal time to come to California. Unlike the East Coast, California stays relatively warm year-round. Some tourists tend to linger into September, but for the most part, you can soak up the rays on San Diego beaches and enjoy the island tours without much interference if you come in August.

Getting around San Diego

Trolleys

At rush hour, you might feel as though you have parked your vehicle on the freeway! Instead, the fastest way around town is the trolley which takes you conveniently from end-to-end of San Diego for $2.50 USD per adult.

Book special tours for VIP-like access

If the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park are attractions to visit on your itinerary, book your travel ahead of time to unlock the special tour reservations. While Sea World does not require reservations for special tours, they have unique events you can only unlock if you book online and early.

Know the tax before you go

The hotel tax in the city is 10.5 percent. Hotels with 70 rooms or more charge 11.95 percent. The sales tax is 7.75 percent, which tends to surprise many visitors.


How much does a hotel in San Diego cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
180 USD
#2 most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.1
182 USD
Best value
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
154 USD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.6
114 USD
#2 most popular
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
153 USD
Best value
Berkshire Motor Hotel
8.2
73 USD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Beach Haven
8.9
136 USD
#2 most popular
Super 8 San Diego/Imperial Beach
6.4
57 USD
Best value
Hostel Habibi
6.3
25 USD

Where to stay in San Diego

Best places to stay in San Diego

A luminous jewel in the Pacific coastline, San Diego is home to picturesque beaches and excellent climate year-round. No matter where you choose to stay, you wake up to the sea salt in the air and the legendary California sunshine. To plan the perfect beachfront escape, you have a few neighborhoods to consider before booking your hotel accommodation:

Gaslamp

The Gaslamp district is known as the hub of local nightlife. You get 16 sprawling blocks of modern skyscrapers sprinkled with Victorian-era buildings and some of the finest eateries in the city. Gaslamp is only a short walk from the Marina, but gives you a choice of hotels, including the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Gaslamp Marriott Quarter, and The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. In the Gaslamp quarter, you are surrounded by boutique shops and gourmet eateries, so expect to pay more for your stay here.

Old Town

Historic Old Town San Diego is rich in memories of the city’s past. It is a quaint strip that commemorates the early days of southern California. Grab your cowboy boots and hat, and step back into the old west where the sidewalks are made of wood and shopkeepers walk around in full costume. Historic Old Town has the Cosmopolitan Hotel, a Victorian-style chic hotel that tops off your historical adventures.

Little Italy

Of course this is a great place for Italian cuisine, but there is a lot more to enjoy here besides food. You can spend an entire day walking, soaking up the atmosphere, and feeling as though you’ve escaped the frantic pace of modern-day America to enjoy the tranquil charm of Venice. Most hotels are on the edge of Little Italy, but still offer a view of the ocean. La Pensione Hotel and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel are great options for Little Italy visitors.

Pacific Beach

Want to stroll along a California boardwalk like you see in your favorite movies? Bike or walk up the Pacific Beach region for gorgeous views and plenty of surf shops. Stay at the Red Roof Inn San Diego-Downtown or Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown and you will find yourself right on the water.

La Jolla

La Jolla has some of the better beaches in San Diego. On the cove, you find seals sprinkling the rocks, more than willing to share the water. On land, venture over to one of the beachside cafes on Prospect Avenue and dine on fresh seafood while watching the waves crashing ashore. Stay at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla or the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina nestled downtown and next door to the Birch Aquarium.

Coronado

Go paddle boarding, watch the magical sunset and you will be just a 5-minute drive from San Diego’s downtown core at this quaint little island. You need a ferry to get here, and once you arrive, you will not want to leave. The array of restaurants, scenic views, and the charming small town feel offer a feast for the senses. A stay here, even for just one night, is worth the price. Try Hotel del Coronado or the Spanish-style El Cordova Hotel on the coast.

Downtown

Downtown San Diego is not like your average metropolitan city center. While you have tall structures, you also have seaside views and the city’s buildings open up so that you can see the beautiful blue skies above. In the downtown area, you have a Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown or the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown next to Seaport Village. For a chic, upscale stay, try the Renaissance San Diego Hotel location.

Cheap hotels in San Diego

San Diego hotels range from the luxurious, expensive ones to absolutely affordable and even cheap places to stay. While California might be notorious for higher prices, the hotels here are more than aware that many travelers have tight budgets. Most of the city’s budget hotels are located by the San Diego Zoo and near the airport. However, you might be surprised at how many affordable hotels you have close to the waterfront too, like the Howard Johnson Inn just 2 blocks from the ocean. Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina sits on the coast, but is the cheapest hotel in the row. The Super 8 San Diego Hotel Circle borders Chula Vista, but it is possible to reach San Diego Bay in a matter of 10 minutes.


What to do in San Diego

You may come to San Diego for the fun and the sun, but if that is all you think the city has to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised. When you have had your fair share of the beach or want to cool off in the shade, consider the indoor opportunities the city has to offer too.

  • Catch a true California sunset by parking yourself at Sunset Cliffs. It is the perfect spot to sit, look out over the ocean, and even see dolphins jumping up in the waters.
  • Learn to surf while you are there. Surfing is fun, incredibly rewarding, and even if you never become a pro surfer, you can at least say you tried!
  • San Diego is home to the hottest whale-watching spots, and they catch the migration of all species along the coast. Catch a glimpse from shore or book a whale-watching tour for the full experience.
  • Take a tour of Midway, which is more than just a large boat. In fact, you have 60 exhibits and 29 aircrafts to check out while you are there.
  • Eat at the most iconic restaurants and drink the finest craft brews San Diego has to offer. As your San Diego “rite of passage”, visit the PB Shore Club for a vodka and Red Bull slushy. Even if you have to wait in line, it will be worth it to do so at Las Cuatro Milpas for some of the best Mexican cuisine on the California coast. At Suzie’s Farm, pick your strawberries fresh from the vine. Then visit the iconic Mr. Frostie for an ice cream or have a famous Mai Tai from Bali Hai Restaurant.

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Romantic Hotels
Best value
The Horton Grand Hotel
8.6
136 USD
#1 Most popular
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
153 USD
#2 Most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central
8.7
157 USD
Hyatt House San Diego Sorrento Mes
9.0
157 USD
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
153 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.2
207 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.5
190 USD
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
250 USD
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
154 USD
Kid-friendly Hotels
Best value
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
6.7
57 USD
#1 Most popular
Beach Haven
8.9
136 USD
#2 Most popular
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.6
114 USD
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
153 USD
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
112 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central
8.7
157 USD
Ramada San Diego Airport
7.4
85 USD
Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near Seaworld
7.9
89 USD
Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
8.4
114 USD
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego-Sorrento Valley
8.7
139 USD
Vagabond Inn San Diego Airport Marina
7.5
82 USD
Hyatt House San Diego Sorrento Mes
9.0
157 USD
Best Western Mission Bay
7.9
100 USD
Handlery Hotel San Diego
7.7
90 USD
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
9.0
152 USD
Best Western Seven Seas
7.5
81 USD
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
180 USD
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.1
182 USD
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.8
167 USD
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay
8.1
111 USD
Town and Country San Diego
7.5
100 USD
Diamond Head Inn
7.8
120 USD
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
153 USD
Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
7.3
98 USD
Ocean Park Inn
8.5
211 USD
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/Sea World Area
8.6
143 USD
Radisson Hotel San Diego - Rancho Bernardo
8.3
108 USD
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Valley
8.2
133 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Mesa Sorrento Valley
8.8
161 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo Carmel Mountain Ranch
8.7
165 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.5
190 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
8.5
185 USD
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.8
144 USD
Extended Stay America San Diego - Mission Valley - Stadium
7.1
96 USD
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central
8.6
144 USD
Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway
8.8
152 USD
SpringHill Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway
8.1
119 USD
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
250 USD
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.6
221 USD
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
8.5
147 USD
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.5
183 USD
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
8.6
100 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown Gaslamp Quarter
8.8
171 USD
Quality Inn San Diego Miramar
7.6
87 USD
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area
7.8
119 USD
Candlewood Suites San Diego
7.9
125 USD
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.3
152 USD
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
9.1
157 USD
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.6
181 USD
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown Bayfront
9.0
205 USD
Luxury Hotels
Best value
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
154 USD
#1 Most popular
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.8
174 USD
#2 Most popular
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
180 USD
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.1
182 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.2
207 USD
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.9
186 USD
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
179 USD

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