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National City hotels and places to stay

The West Star Yacht Staycation on the water
The Beach House. La Casa de la Playa
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0.38 mi from city center
The Beach House. La Casa de la Playa
La Casa de Frida Kahlo/frida Kahlos Home
The Flower House/la Casa de las Flores
Spacious 4 Bedroom Home Near the of San Diego
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1.33 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Relaxing and spacious rental

"Thank you Arturo for a spacious and relaxing experience. 4 bedrooms was the perfect size for 6 guests. Great communication and the home was clean."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Spacious 4 Bedroom Home Near the of San Diego
Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
3 out of 5
800 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA
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The price is $108 per night
1.15 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (5,236 reviews)

"Very clean, well mantained, enough towels and everything functioning."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Cozy 2 Bedroom Middle of San Diego
The price is $109 per night
0.44 mi from city center
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
2 day stay

"Property was exactly as described in listing. Place was clean and easy to find everything we needed. Walking distance to a lot of stores. Be cautious of the hill going up the driveway it is a really small hassle but easy to get up. Overall it was a great stay and we enjoyed ourselves."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Cozy 2 Bedroom Middle of San Diego
Howard Johnson by Wyndham National City/San Diego South
2 out of 5
521 Roosevelt Ave, National City, CA
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The price is $68 per night
1.16 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (955 reviews)

"Convenient to where I needed to be in the morning. Night time guy on duty seemed a bit gustapo in his methods, but I understand it's National City and he probably deals with every shade of riffraff there is."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham National City/San Diego South
Super 8 by Wyndham National City Chula Vista
2 out of 5
2435 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA
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The price is $65 per night
1.28 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (434 reviews)
Loved it!

"The staff at the front desk were very friendly. The room was very clean and the pillows were very comfortable and so was the bed. I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham National City Chula Vista
Studio 6 National City, CA - Naval Base San Diego
2 out of 5
425 Roosevelt Ave, National City, CA
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The price is $77 per night
1.21 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (606 reviews)

"the room was just nice and clean it has become my hotel for my turn around"…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Studio 6 National City, CA - Naval Base San Diego
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Visiting National City

Families will find kid-friendly activities in National City, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its beaches, zoo, and shopping. Around the area, top sights include Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld.

  • There are 10 hotels and other accommodations in National City
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 10.3 mi (16.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in National City

Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld are some of the notable places to visit in the surrounding region. Additionally, in the area you'll find La Jolla Cove and San Diego Coronado Bridge.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 10 hotels and other lodging options to select from in National City. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

Outside the city, popular places to visit include San Diego Convention Center, located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center, and Petco Park, which is 4.7 mi/7.6 km away.

Getting Around National City

With so many transportation options, exploring all of National City is a breeze. Head to 24th St Trolley Station for metro transit. You can explore options for water transportation at the local marina.

Dressing for National City

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 48°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 73°F during the day and 54°F at night
  • July through September averages 77°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 74°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • About 9.84 inches of rain falls on National City each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 76°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 49°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in National City?
Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Ramada by Wyndham San Diego National City and Super 8 by Wyndham National City Chula Vista as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in National City, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the top deals on offer in National City.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to National City?
To access more information about changing or cancelling your trip to National City, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in National City?
Based on reviews, Howard Johnson by Wyndham National City/San Diego South is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include National City Motel and Rodeway Inn National City San Diego South.
What's the best hotel for families in National City?
Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Studio 6 National City, CA - Naval Base San Diego and Ramada by Wyndham San Diego National City. Attractions in the area like San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to National City?
Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Ramada by Wyndham San Diego National City and Rodeway Inn National City San Diego South.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in National City?
Ramada by Wyndham San Diego National City is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in National City?
Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel and Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City. Head to Coronado Beach or Mission Bay for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in National City?
Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Super 8 by Wyndham National City Chula Vista and Studio 6 National City, CA - Naval Base San Diego.
What is the best spa hotel in National City?
Howard Johnson by Wyndham National City/San Diego South is a highly recommended spa hotel with an outdoor pool. Other popular spa hotels in National City include Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel and Studio 6 National City, CA - Naval Base San Diego.
What is the best hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is a popular 4-star hotel featuring a marina and 3 outdoor pools. It’s located a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from San Diego Intl. Airport. Other places to stay near the airport are Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station and Wyndham San Diego Bayside.
What is staying in National City like?
Families will find kid-friendly activities in National City, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its beaches, zoo, and shopping. Petco Park, Seaport Village, and Balboa Park are some of the top sights around the area. In National City, there are 16 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

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