Hotels in San Diego

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport-Old Town
8.5
118 USD
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham, San Diego Sea World
7.1
75 USD
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
8.5
157 USD
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Motel 6 San Diego Airport Harbor
7.1
78 USD
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Beach Haven
9.0
134 USD
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Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.4
116 USD
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PB Surf Beachside Inn
7.7
106 USD
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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
130 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
122 USD
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The Westgate Hotel
8.7
192 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.7
191 USD
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Quality Inn San Diego I-5 Naval Base
7.6
80 USD
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Holiday Inn San Diego Miramar - Mcas Area
8.8
132 USD
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Quality Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
7.6
97 USD
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La Jolla Cove Suites
7.6
151 USD
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.8
74 USD
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Motel 6 San Diego Southbay
6.8
74 USD
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham, San Diego State University Area
7.3
69 USD
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center
7.3
95 USD
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
8.3
106 USD
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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
180 USD
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego-Sorrento Valley
8.6
119 USD
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Pacific Terrace Hotel
9.2
287 USD
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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
8.4
143 USD
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Hampton Inn San Diego-Kearny Mesa
8.9
149 USD
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La Jolla Shores Hotel
8.7
244 USD
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
420 USD
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Old Town Western Inn & Suites
7.4
79 USD
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Hyatt House San Diego Sorrento Mes
9.0
179 USD
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Best Western Mission Bay
7.7
89 USD
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
8.5
167 USD
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Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center
7.0
101 USD
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Hotel Iris - San Diego
7.3
82 USD
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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.4
194 USD
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
8.2
155 USD
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The Shoal La Jolla Beach
8.4
118 USD
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
8.5
94 USD
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
8.3
151 USD
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Diego No, CA
8.1
122 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy
7.8
128 USD
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Popular neighbourhoods in San Diego

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Hotels in Mission Bay
Best value
Rodeway Inn San Diego Beach SeaWorld Area
6.6
63 USD
#1 Most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.3
216 USD
#2 Most popular
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
144 USD
#3 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
227 USD
#4 Most popular
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.3
196 USD
#5 Most popular
The Dana on Mission Bay
8.4
146 USD
Hotels in Pacific Beach
Best value
Ith Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
8.1
30 USD
#1 Most popular
Pacific Terrace Hotel
9.2
287 USD
#2 Most popular
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay
8.2
93 USD
#3 Most popular
PB Surf Beachside Inn
7.7
106 USD
#4 Most popular
Pacific Shores Inn On Pacific Beach
8.0
116 USD
#5 Most popular
Surfer Beach Hotel
7.8
134 USD
Hotels in La Jolla
Best value
La Jolla Biltmore Motel
5.9
60 USD
#1 Most popular
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
8.2
167 USD
#2 Most popular
La Jolla Cove Suites
7.6
151 USD
#3 Most popular
La Valencia Hotel
8.8
311 USD
#4 Most popular
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
8.1
200 USD
#5 Most popular
La Jolla Shores Hotel
8.7
244 USD
Hotels in East Village
Best value
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
32 USD
#1 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
195 USD
#2 Most popular
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
200 USD
#3 Most popular
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
180 USD
#4 Most popular
Andaz San Diego
8.9
223 USD
#5 Most popular
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
194 USD

When to book a hotel in San Diego

Low Season
November
High Season
July

cheapest month to stay

16%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

48%

expected price increase

+90.0%
+60.0%
+30.0%
Base
Price
167 - 295 USD
Highest day of week
Tuesday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

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Average price (weeknight)

179 USD

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Average price (weekend night)

176 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
The Westgate Hotel
8.7
192 USD
#2 most popular
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
180 USD
Best value
Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton
8.3
101 USD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
8.5
157 USD
#2 most popular
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.4
116 USD
Best value
The Atwood
8.3
70 USD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport-Old Town
8.5
118 USD
#2 most popular
Howard Johnson by Wyndham, San Diego Sea World
7.1
75 USD
Best value
Hi San Diego Point Loma Hostel
9.0
31 USD

Cheapest hotels in San Diego

Cheap hotels and hostels in San Diego
Hi San Diego Point Loma Hostel
9.0
31 USD
Ith Zoo Hostel San Diego
8.3
32 USD
Rk Hostel San Diego
5.9
31 USD
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach - San Diego
9.2
33 USD
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
32 USD
Usa Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9
34 USD

Best value hotels in San Diego

Usa Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9
34 USD
Ith Zoo Hostel San Diego
8.3
32 USD
Hi San Diego Point Loma Hostel
9.0
31 USD
Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton
8.3
101 USD
Usa Hostels Ocean Beach - San Diego
9.2
33 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
245 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.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Romantic Hotels in San Diego
Best value
Found Hotel San Diego
7.9
43 USD
#1 Most popular
The Westgate Hotel
8.7
192 USD
#2 Most popular
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
180 USD
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
420 USD
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.4
148 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.8
311 USD
Rancho Bernardo Inn
9.0
217 USD
Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Diego
Best value
California Suites Hotel
7.3
58 USD
#1 Most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
8.5
157 USD
#2 Most popular
Beach Haven
9.0
134 USD
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.4
116 USD
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
130 USD
La Jolla Cove Suites
7.6
151 USD
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.8
74 USD
Luxury Hotels in San Diego
Best value
Marriott Hotel San Diego Del Mar
8.4
163 USD
#1 Most popular
The Westgate Hotel
8.7
192 USD
#2 Most popular
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.7
191 USD
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
420 USD
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
221 USD
The Westin San Diego
8.5
198 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.8
311 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)
1.95 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
15 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.48 USD

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