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Things to do in San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Convention Center

What is the average price of a hotel near Gaslamp Quarter?

Hotels near Gaslamp Quarter are typically 12% more expensive than the average hotel in San Diego, which is $164.

Hotels near Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
Best value
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
7.0
$112
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#1 Most popular
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.0
$211
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
#2 Most popular
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
7.9
$181
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
#3 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.1
$179
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
#4 Most popular
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
8.2
$233
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
#5 Most popular
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.1
$201
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
8.2
$220
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.0
$189
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.1
$173
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.5
$188
Intercontinental San Diego
Intercontinental San Diego
8.0
$183
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
8.0
$176

What is the average price of a hotel near SeaWorld San Diego?

momondo users have recommended 6 hotels to users looking to stay near SeaWorld San Diego. Hotels in this area have an average price of $104 per night. These prices may change based on several factors, such as time of year. Hotels near SeaWorld San Diego are typically 36% less expensive than the average hotel in San Diego, which is $164.

Hotels near SeaWorld San Diego
Heritage Inn San Diego
Best value
Heritage Inn San Diego
4.8
$59
The Dana On Mission Bay
#1 Most popular
The Dana On Mission Bay
8.0
$153
Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Sea World Area
#2 Most popular
Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Sea World Area
8.1
$144
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
#3 Most popular
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
9.0
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
#4 Most popular
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
8.8
$266
Paradise Loma
#5 Most popular
Paradise Loma

What is the average price of a hotel near San Diego Convention Center?

If you’re planning on staying at any of momondo’s recommended hotels in the area of San Diego nearest to San Diego Convention Center, you should expect to pay around $198/night. This price fluctuates based on time of year. In general, a rate under $198/night is a good deal for momondo users staying near San Diego Convention Center. Hotels near San Diego Convention Center are typically 17% more expensive than the average hotel in San Diego, which is $164.

Hotels near San Diego Convention Center
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
Best value
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
7.0
$112
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#1 Most popular
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.0
$211
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
#2 Most popular
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
7.9
$181
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
#3 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.1
$179
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
#4 Most popular
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
8.2
$233
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
#5 Most popular
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.1
$201
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
8.2
$220
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.0
$189
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.1
$173
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.5
$188
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
8.0
$176
Pendry San Diego
Pendry San Diego
9.0
$304

Popular neighbourhoods in San Diego

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Hotels in Downtown
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USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
Best value
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9
$36
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#1 Most popular
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.0
$211
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
#2 Most popular
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
7.8
$153
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
#3 Most popular
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
7.0
$112
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
#4 Most popular
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.1
$201
Intercontinental San Diego
#5 Most popular
Intercontinental San Diego
8.0
$183
Hotels in Pacific Beach
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California Dreams Hostel
Best value
California Dreams Hostel
9.0
$32
Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
#1 Most popular
Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
9.1
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay
#2 Most popular
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay
8.0
$108
Pacific Terrace Hotel
#3 Most popular
Pacific Terrace Hotel
9.0
$290
Tower23 Hotel
#4 Most popular
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
$266
Surfer Beach Hotel
#5 Most popular
Surfer Beach Hotel
7.0
$119
Hotels in Mission Bay
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The Dana On Mission Bay
Best value
The Dana On Mission Bay
8.0
$153
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
#1 Most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
7.9
$193
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
#2 Most popular
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.5
$161
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
#3 Most popular
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
7.8
$216
Bahia Resort Hotel
#4 Most popular
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.1
$186
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
#5 Most popular
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.0
$204
Hotels in Old Town
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E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
Best value
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
6.0
$56
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/Sea World Area
#1 Most popular
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/Sea World Area
8.0
$171
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
#2 Most popular
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.0
$154
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
#3 Most popular
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.1
$162
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
#4 Most popular
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
8.0
$157
Old Town Western Inn & Suites
#5 Most popular
Old Town Western Inn & Suites
7.0
$85

When to book a hotel in San Diego

Check out the information below to find the best deal on a San Diego hotel room
Low Season
December
High Season
June

cheapest month to stay

24%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

27%

expected price increase

Price
$169 - $300
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Monday

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

$180

av. price over the last two weeks

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$211

av. price over the last two weeks

Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in San Diego is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 4-5 star, 12 days before.
1-2 star
$111 - $127
3 star
$165 - $179
4-5 star
$239 - $254

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 per night?

Use the information below to find quality San Diego hotel rooms for low prices
2 stars and below
Heritage Inn San Diego
#1 most popular
Heritage Inn San Diego
4.8
$59
Consulate Hotel Airport/Sea World San Diego Area
#2 most popular
Consulate Hotel Airport/Sea World San Diego Area
6.0
$59
Lucky D's Hostel
Best value
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
$31
3 stars
Town and Country San Diego
#1 most popular
Town and Country San Diego
6.3
$105
Bahia Resort Hotel
#2 most popular
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.1
$186
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
Best value
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
8.5
$36
4 stars and above
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
#1 most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
7.9
$193
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
#2 most popular
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
8.2
$220
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle
Best value
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle
6.9
$116

Cheap hotels in San Diego

These hotels and hostels are the cheapest accommodations available in San Diego
Rk Hostel San Diego
Rk Hostel San Diego
6.0
$28
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
8.5
$36
Lucky D's Hostel
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
$31
Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
8.0
$37
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9
$36
Hi San Diego Downtown
Hi San Diego Downtown
8.0
$39

Get the best value hotel in San Diego

These hotels have the best prices for their ratings
Lucky D's Hostel
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
$31
Found Hotel San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego
8.0
$43
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9
$36
Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
8.0
$37
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
8.5
$36
The Atwood
The Atwood
8.0
$71

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.

San Diego travel information

How long do people stay in San Diego?

When visiting San Diego the average booking length is 2 nights.

How much does a hotel cost in San Diego?

The price of a hotel in San Diego depends on several factors such as star rating, location and demand. Generally speaking, the average cost of a hotel is around $144 per night.

When is the best time to book a hotel in San Diego?

In December prices are at their lowest and represents the most cost effective time to book a hotel room in San Diego. You may find the cost of your room has decreased by 24%.

Which day is cheapest to stay in San Diego?

At the moment the cheapest day to stay in a hotel in San Diego is Sunday, with Friday being the most expensive.

How much does a hostel in San Diego cost?

San Diego Hostels typically cost in the region of $90 a night for each person. This price is taken from hostels and hotels with a 2 star or below rating. Hostels are very economical and come out on average $54 cheaper than the average price of a hotel in San Diego.


Popular flight routes to San Diego

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Chicago to San Diego
Fastest flight time
4h 12m
Cheapest price
$48
Las Vegas to San Diego
Fastest flight time
1h 04m
Cheapest price
$57
Phoenix to San Diego
Fastest flight time
1h 10m
Cheapest price
$64
San Francisco to San Diego
Fastest flight time
1h 24m
Cheapest price
$77
Denver to San Diego
Fastest flight time
2h 17m
Cheapest price
$85
Oakland to San Diego
Fastest flight time
5h 00m
Cheapest price
$85
Dallas to San Diego
Fastest flight time
2h 54m
Cheapest price
$91
Houston to San Diego
Fastest flight time
3h 16m
Cheapest price
$96
Baltimore to San Diego
Fastest flight time
7h 24m
Cheapest price
$99
Fresno to San Diego
Fastest flight time
1h 08m
Cheapest price
$102
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