Hotels in San Diego

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San Diego, CA, United States
Nov 29 — Nov 302
San Diego, CA, United States
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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:July
Average price in San Diego:$224/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$3/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$170 - $348
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$166 - $232
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in San Diego

About San Diego

California’s oldest city, San Diego boasts a sun-drenched setting on the Pacific Coast in the south of the state. It combines a vibrant artistic culture and excellent museums with iconic natural parks and beaches.

Things to do

Balboa Park is a leafy oasis in the north of the city and one of San Diego’s highlights. Admire its Spanish Colonial-style architecture, explore the Museum of Natural History and San Diego Museum of Art and visit the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, all of which lie within its borders.

In the heart of Downtown San Diego is the historic Gaslamp Quarter, renowned for its beautifully preserved late-19th-century architecture. Jump aboard one of the old trolleys to tour its heritage-listed streets and explore the art galleries and boutiques on foot.

Then head to the lively shopping and entertainment district of Seaport Village which features Mexican-inspired architecture and waterfront restaurants where you can take in the bay views. If you’re travelling with kids, don’t miss the opportunity to ride on Seaport Village’s 120-year-old carousel.

Ever wanted to step aboard a U.S. military ship? Well, you can do just that at the USS Midway, as it is permanently berthed to the north of Seaport Village. Venture into the crew’s sleeping quarters and the on board jail or try your hand at piloting a military aircraft in its flight simulator.

Getting around

The San Diego International Airport is just a ten-minute drive from the Downtown area and its well connected to other Southern Californian cities by train. Buses and light rail trolleys are the best way to get around the city, while hiring a bicycle is a great way to explore its beachside communities.

San Diego travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in San Diego?

    Downtown, Pacific Beach, and Mission Bay are some of the most favored places to stay in San Diego.

  • What are the best hotels in San Diego?

    San Diego is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, which has a current rating of 8.3. For other potential stays, consider Hilton San Diego Bayfront and Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, which can also be great places to stay in San Diego.

  • What is a good hotel near Gaslamp Quarter?

    Reviews of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego recommend it as a good place to stay near Gaslamp Quarter, scoring 8.3/10 from 1,464 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in San Diego near La Jolla Cove?

    La Jolla Cove Suites is the most recommended hotel near La Jolla Cove on HotelsCombined (scoring 7.2 over 1,390 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near San Diego Convention Center?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near San Diego Convention Center, consider Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (rated 8.3 over 1,464 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in San Diego cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $285/night is normal for a hotel in San Diego. 4-star and 5-star hotels in San Diego had average prices of $281/night and $439/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in San Diego?

    Over the last 3 days, San Diego hotels have been found for as cheap as $38/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in San Diego tonight?

    San Diego hotels start at $69 for tonight; however accommodations will average about $230. Many 4-star stays can be found in San Diego tonight, with prices starting at $150. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.

  • What are the best hotels on 5th St in San Diego?

    If you’re looking for hotels in San Diego, you might want to check out the popular downtown area known as the Gaslamp District and one of the most popular roads, 5th St. San Diego hotels like the Gaslamp Plaza Suites are on 5th St and give you the convenience of being able to walk around the downtown area for sightseeing. Right in the heart of the Gaslamp District is also the Sonder - The Marin Hotel. The Gaslamp District offers great outdoor dining and a unique collection of modern and historic buildings as well as shopping. The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is also located on 5th St, but closer to the San Diego Bayfront and the bridge to Coronado Island.

  • Are there kid-friendly hotels in San Diego?

    Of course, there are plenty of kid-friendly hotels in San Diego to choose from, starting with the Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton. The Hotel Del Coronado has plenty of kid-focused activities for you and the family to enjoy no matter what time of year you visit. Another option for hotels that are family-friendly in San Diego is the San Diego Mission Bay Resort. If you and your family like to play games and be active throughout the day, this is a great accommodation option for you. Whether you and your family are into fun games like tennis or volleyball or you prefer water sports this hotel has it all. If you and your family prefer staying downtown, check out the Residence Inn San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter. Most residents have kitchens so you can take in all the sights of the Gaslamp Quarter, and at the same time enjoy the convenience of cooking some family meals at your vacation home.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in San Diego?

    Finding a peaceful place to relax in San Diego is definitely easy to do. If you enjoy listening to the water on your patio in the evening, check out the 4 star Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. With huge bathtubs in every room and a wellness center and spa onsite, you should easily be able to relax here. Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is also a great spot overlooking a private marina where you can definitely enjoy a peaceful holiday. In addition, if you’re traveling to San Diego for business, but you want to stay close to the airport but in a nice location, the 4 star Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is ideal. With its close proximity to the airport, but with waterfront views and a spa onsite, you will find tranquility in your luxurious accommodation. If you want to get out of the downtown area and Coronado Island, head over to Mission Beach at the Pacific Terrace Hotel. Take a walk every day on the beach from your room or watch the sunset from your patio facing the sea.

  • What neighborhoods in San Diego have the best restaurants?

    If you’re a foodie in San Diego, you better stay for a while, because you have culinary neighborhoods and adventures coming your way. The Mission Beach area is not only known for its tacos and seafood, there’s plenty to eat all over the area. There are trendy restaurants and cafes all over Mission Beach, just slip on your sandals and go for a stroll. If you’re looking for another neighborhood to try culinary delights, head over to the Gaslamp Quarter and find outdoor downtown dining at its finest. You can also find restaurants that offer cooking classes in this neighborhood. Of course, as the name suggests, Little Italy will satisfy any Italian cuisine craving, and if you enjoy cocktails as much as food, check out the North Park neighborhood. Not only does it have an eclectic range of restaurants and cafes, but it is also known for its bar scene.