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Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.5
79 USD
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PB Surf Beachside Inn
7.7
89 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
86 USD
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The Westgate Hotel
8.7
140 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.7
121 USD
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Quality Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
7.5
90 USD
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La Jolla Cove Suites
7.5
126 USD
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.8
71 USD
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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
155 USD
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Pacific Terrace Hotel
9.2
183 USD
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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
8.4
105 USD
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
374 USD
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
8.5
152 USD
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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.4
158 USD
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
8.2
115 USD
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
8.5
100 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy
7.8
112 USD
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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2
127 USD
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
153 USD
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Handlery Hotel
7.7
95 USD
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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
9.0
143 USD
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Bahia Resort Hotel
8.3
131 USD
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Best Western Plus Bayside Inn
8.6
122 USD
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Best Western Seven Seas
7.6
64 USD
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Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.3
115 USD
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Ramada by Wyndham San Diego North Hotel & Conference Center
7.8
108 USD
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Kings Inn San Diego
8.5
72 USD
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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
105 USD
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California Suites Hotel
7.3
58 USD
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The Dana on Mission Bay
8.4
132 USD
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Best Western San Diego/Miramar Hotel
7.4
83 USD
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Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
177 USD
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The Horton Grand Hotel
8.6
95 USD
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The Westin San Diego
8.6
153 USD
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Comfort Suites San Diego Miramar
6.5
91 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
7.4
97 USD
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Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar
8.6
119 USD
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Ramada by Wyndham San Diego Gaslamp Convention Center
7.2
85 USD
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.3
170 USD
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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
8.8
112 USD
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Wyndham Garden San Diego near SeaWorld
6.2
76 USD
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.8
120 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay
8.1
88 USD
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Town and Country San Diego
7.5
102 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town-Airport
7.9
87 USD
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Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
8.2
180 USD
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Good Nite Inn San Diego Near Seaworld
7.8
55 USD
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Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
8.1
100 USD
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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.5
116 USD
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Pacific Shores Inn On Pacific Beach
7.9
107 USD
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
8.3
160 USD
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
119 USD
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Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
8.2
114 USD
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
8.6
145 USD
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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
8.2
140 USD
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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Near Sea World
5.8
61 USD
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La Valencia Hotel
8.7
281 USD
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Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
7.5
86 USD
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Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
7.9
78 USD
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DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
8.4
113 USD
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Hampton Inn San Diego D'Town
8.4
119 USD
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The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
224 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Seaworld-Zoo Area
7.8
87 USD
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
6.8
62 USD
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Wyndham San Diego Bayside
8.0
114 USD
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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
8.6
158 USD
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Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
143 USD
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
8.5
232 USD
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Days Inn Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
6.7
63 USD
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Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
7.1
58 USD
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Porto Vista Hotel
7.3
102 USD
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San Diego Marriott La Jolla
8.4
135 USD
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Marriott Hotel San Diego Del Mar
8.3
121 USD
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Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
105 USD
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Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
8.0
90 USD
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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8.4
123 USD
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Heritage Inn San Diego Near Seaworld
5.1
55 USD
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Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
7.5
60 USD
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Andaz San Diego
8.9
134 USD
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
8.5
111 USD
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Hi San Diego Downtown
8.4
108 USD
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Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
107 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo
8.4
106 USD
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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
134 USD
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Quality Suites San Diego Seaworld Area
7.6
80 USD
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Keating Hotel
7.8
131 USD
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E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
6.5
56 USD
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The Sofia Hotel
8.4
124 USD
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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.5
162 USD
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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
111 USD
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
8.5
86 USD
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
9.2
357 USD
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
117 USD
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Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
71 USD
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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
9.0
193 USD
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Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
8.3
70 USD
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Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
8.7
122 USD
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5
157 USD
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
9.0
145 USD
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Pendry San Diego
9.4
232 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
6.5
52 USD
#1 Most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.3
170 USD
#2 Most popular
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
105 USD
#3 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
153 USD
#4 Most popular
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.3
131 USD
#5 Most popular
The Dana on Mission Bay
8.4
132 USD
Pacific Beach
Best value
Motel San Diego
4.9
54 USD
#1 Most popular
Pacific Terrace Hotel
9.2
183 USD
#2 Most popular
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay
8.1
88 USD
#3 Most popular
PB Surf Beachside Inn
7.7
89 USD
#4 Most popular
Pacific Shores Inn On Pacific Beach
7.9
107 USD
#5 Most popular
Surfer Beach Hotel
7.8
114 USD
La Jolla
Best value
La Jolla Biltmore Motel
5.8
60 USD
#1 Most popular
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
8.2
114 USD
#2 Most popular
La Jolla Cove Suites
7.5
126 USD
#3 Most popular
La Valencia Hotel
8.7
281 USD
#4 Most popular
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
8.2
180 USD
#5 Most popular
La Jolla Shores Hotel
8.7
234 USD
East Village
Best value
Buckner Hotel
6.8
61 USD
#1 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
111 USD
#2 Most popular
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
143 USD
#3 Most popular
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
107 USD
#4 Most popular
Andaz San Diego
8.9
134 USD
#5 Most popular
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
105 USD

When to book a hotel in San Diego

Low Season
November
High Season
July

cheapest month to stay

46%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

75%

expected price increase

+240%
+160%
+80%
Base
Price
98 - 316 USD
Highest day of week
Monday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

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Average price (weeknight)

160 USD

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Average price (weekend night)

165 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
140 USD
#2 most popular
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
155 USD
Best value
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
8.0
90 USD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.5
79 USD
#2 most popular
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
86 USD
Best value
Best Western Seven Seas
7.6
64 USD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
PB Surf Beachside Inn
7.7
89 USD
#2 most popular
Kings Inn San Diego
8.5
72 USD
Best value
Good Nite Inn San Diego Near Seaworld
7.8
55 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
Best value
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.3
115 USD
#1 Most popular
The Westgate Hotel
8.7
140 USD
#2 Most popular
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
155 USD
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
374 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.7
281 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
224 USD
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
8.6
158 USD
Keating Hotel
7.8
131 USD
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
9.2
357 USD
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
117 USD
Kid-friendly Hotels
Best value
California Suites Hotel
7.3
58 USD
#1 Most popular
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.5
79 USD
#2 Most popular
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
86 USD
La Jolla Cove Suites
7.5
126 USD
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.8
71 USD
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
8.5
152 USD
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.4
158 USD
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
8.2
115 USD
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
8.5
100 USD
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2
127 USD
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
153 USD
Handlery Hotel
7.7
95 USD
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
9.0
143 USD
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.3
131 USD
Best Western Seven Seas
7.6
64 USD
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.3
115 USD
Kings Inn San Diego
8.5
72 USD
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
105 USD
The Dana on Mission Bay
8.4
132 USD
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
177 USD
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
7.4
97 USD
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.3
170 USD
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
8.8
112 USD
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.8
120 USD
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town-Airport
7.9
87 USD
Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
8.1
100 USD
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
119 USD
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
8.6
145 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.7
281 USD
Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
7.5
86 USD
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
8.4
113 USD
Hampton Inn San Diego D'Town
8.4
119 USD
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Seaworld-Zoo Area
7.8
87 USD
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
8.0
114 USD
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
8.6
158 USD
Days Inn Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
6.7
63 USD
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
8.4
135 USD
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8.4
123 USD
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
8.5
111 USD
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo
8.4
106 USD
Quality Suites San Diego Seaworld Area
7.6
80 USD
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.5
162 USD
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
111 USD
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5
157 USD
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
9.0
145 USD
Luxury Hotels
Best value
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
117 USD
#1 Most popular
The Westgate Hotel
8.7
140 USD
#2 Most popular
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.7
121 USD
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
374 USD
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
177 USD
The Westin San Diego
8.6
153 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.7
281 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
224 USD
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
143 USD
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
8.5
232 USD
Marriott Hotel San Diego Del Mar
8.3
121 USD
Andaz San Diego
8.9
134 USD
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
9.2
357 USD
Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
8.7
122 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)
1.82 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
15 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.51 USD

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