🐢 The desert tortoises live about 50 to 80 years;[5] they grow slowly and generally have low reproductive rates. They spend most of their time in burrows, rock shelters, and pallets to regulate body temperature and reduce water loss. They are most active after seasonal rains and are inactive during most of the year. This inactivity helps reduce water loss during hot periods, whereas winter hibernation facilitates survival during freezing temperatures and low food availability. Desert tortoises can tolerate water, salt, and energy imbalances on a daily basis, which increases their lifespans.[6] The grizzly bear at the San Diego Zoo. Brown bears in interior North America are known as grizzly bears because their brown fur is tipped with white or tan. Cruising through the Art Market in Historic Old Town San Diego. Sundown in San Diego SeaWorld was founded in March 21, 1964 by four graduates of the University of California, Los Angeles. Although their original idea of an underwater restaurant was not feasible at the time, the idea was expanded into a 22-acre (8.9 ha) marine zoological park along the shore of Mission Bay in San Diego. After an investment of about $1.5 million, the park opened with 45 employees, several dolphins, sea lions, and two seawater aquariums, and hosted more than 400,000 visitors in its first year of operation.[5] Hanging off the edge and enjoying the view from Potato Chip Rock on Mt. Woodson. About a mile from my house a place called mission bay has always been my go to sunset spot. With parks lining the bay it is a great place for a bonfire to relax and watch the sunset. Amazing scenery and a all around fun place to be. Sunset in San Diego
Lily pond and botanical garden Sunrise over San Diego #photography #travel #California Beautiful sight A breathtaking pastel-filled San Diego sunset over the bay. Come to Harbor Island for this view out to Coronado Island and the Naval Base.
#California California sunsets are amazing
vinramundo.smugmug.com Nice bridge in the middle of the city. The oldest active sailing ship docked at the San Diego harbor. Great place to walk around in San Diego to take in the sights. Lone zebra relaxing at sunset The pulled pork b-b-q sandwich and coleslaw in the side is superb!
#FoodieFinds View of marina in San Diego mission bay. Nothing says perfect socal lunch like a double double! Ready to push! Take the leash off and let your dog roam free! If your not afraid of heights and enjoy bungee jumping then, you should come out and hang out on this bridge. Something different to do and the view is not bad. The beautiful Museum of Man, an anthropology museum. Architectural delight outside, a wonderful domain of beauty and history inside. Located in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Amazing sunset during one of my evening runs. I stopped at least 4 times to snap a photo. #goldenhour Best Zoo in USA!Highlight of the zoo - the Pandas. Get there at 9 and head straight to the Pandas - they are most active in the morning. Also if you have little children do the Bus tour! It goes through the zoo without walking and they tell you extra information! A San Diego destination Patrick Star!!! View from San Diego downtown California Tower, Balboa Park, San Diego Loads of Loafs These brioche cinnamon rolls are some of the best I've ever had - and I've had a lot of cinnamon rolls. Light and tasty dough combined with delicious frosting and just the right amount of cinnamon. They didn't look like they'd be as good as they are.
Pastry Queen's rating: 9.5 out of 10. You won't get much better than these, folks.
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/california-road-trip-stops-north-to-south/ A beautiful sunrise before the fishing trip. It's always great getting to the pool early in the morning. You can enjoy the scenery and water all to yourself! #sandiego #pool #california #luxury #resort The first time I saw flamingos - aren't they amazing? The most haunted house in America, I can personally vouch for this. On the decks of the H.M.S. Surprise. The film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World starring Russell Crowe was filmed on this ship. #Cinematrove A Rhino photo from this summer's stop at the San Diego Zoo!
A great zoo with pretty good visibility and access to the animals.
#california #zoo #animal #nature #sandiego #rhino #nikon Finding colors at the zoo First time to be in this place and I've heard a lot of positive reviews and was never disappointed. Next time you're in San Diego, don't forget to stop by and chow at Phil's. Chianti bottles hanging from the rafters. Great Italian restaurants... A big hippo! Photo taken in Nov 2015 Sunset & the sails. #mygoldenhour Next to the Tower of California Ocean kayaking in La Jolla #wateradventures #california #sandiego #lajolla No better place to go for a work conference Mr. Baboon having lunch. Balboa Park SD Another fabulous October sunset #sandiego #california #sunset The San Diego Zoo has the best place to see some wild life and be close enough to capture. Stunning flamingo soaking up the sun. #troveon Fun times like this of local kids enjoying their youth! #waterlust House special pho. Highly recommended! One of the best sites for Whale watching #blue Balboa Park as seen from the tower Stopped to get a great sunset cloud shot during my evening run. Botanical Building and Koi pond in Balboa Park on a beautiful Saturday morning. It's that time of year again! The Gray Whales 🐳 are headed to Baja from Alaska to give birth in the warm waters. I took a whale ⌚️ watching tour on the Hornblower out of San Diego to see for myself these majestic beauties. I was not disappointed!! We saw at least 3 of these gentle giants gliding along the Point Loma coast. I was so glad to have my polarizing lens on my camera as this allowed me to easily see the whales 🐳 swimming underneath the water. This was a bucket list excursion for me, it was worth every penny of the $41 ticket. There are several whale watching companies in San Diego to choose from. #touristinmyowntown #whalewatching 🌊🐳👍 Sculpture Garden at Balboa Park I sampled this chicken b-b-q and it was heaven!
#FoodieFinds Maple bacon donuts. Get them to share with a friend. They are light and fluffy, crispy and sweet, and bacon....need I say more?
#foodiefinds #bacon #donut #sandiego The north side of the Double Tree hotel has a great view of the freeway traffic and planes landing at San Diego airport.
#timelapse #longexposure #sunset Nice belly... The animals are great but the little things are easy to overlook. You can't NOT touch these when you see them. And they are as soft as they look. December 2013.
On the flight deck of the 18 story high USS Midway. USS MIDWAY AIRCRAFT CARRIER. #landscape #travel #places Female gorilla. She is posing for the camera! Fun boat ride. Just come visit! So many animals to see not enough time!! San Diego city zoo! USS MIDWAY AIRCRAFT CARRIER. #landscape #travel #places Nothing like a California sunset. How could you eat these guys? Au Revoir French Bistro Bali Hai has great views of downtown San Diego. Be sure to try their Mai Tai in a tiki mug. Museum of Man with Christmas lights SoCal sunsets are the best! #sunset #palmtrees #sandiego On board the Midway aircraft carrier, a long range electronic surveillance plane with refueling boom, overall day was great. Walk around the Midway and right into this couple. Reflections! Shamu stadium USS Midway museum Beautiful spot to relax and watch the sailboats. I hung out while I was waiting for my train. Amtrak is less than 5 min walk from the pier. :) The main deck of the historical aircraft carrier. Amazing oasis at paradise bay resort in the middle of San Diego, right on mission bay. nice spot to view San Diego's skyline Sailing out of San Diego under the stern of a US Navy vessel puts things in perspective. #sailing #tacknjibe Come in Spring to walk the garden and sit by the fountain if you can't make it to the Alcazar in Seville Spain which inspired this one. #Blue #Green Engineered by Edwin Capps and built in 1912. The “wiggly bridge” as local kids call it was designed to provide pedestrian passage across a deep canyon, which isolated developing neighborhoods from the newly built trolley lines on Fourth and Fifth avenues. Beautiful building. Didn't expect it in San Diego This is the view as we sailed away at sunset. Date night with my wife. 👌 Lights along the USS Midway, maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. First time at brunch at great maple last weekend. Tip: make a reservation or choose bar seating because this place is super crowded! The portions are big, food unique and yummy. This picture is of their andouille sausage and crispy rock shrimp English popover. So yummy and fed me for two meals! #FoodieFinds #brunch #sandiego Morning walk at the park Returning from my brief jog around the Marina and stopped to capture this perfect picture of our Ocean Front hotel. After a fun day of exploring downtown San Diego, I️ walked to the other side of the harbor to take a skyline picture of the city.
#BvsCities Supporting local farmers and other businesses by doing a little grocery shopping. Beauty amongst the rough stuff. December 2013
What is it about kids and fish tanks? I feel exactly the same way. These two kids were absolutely transfixed by the African cichlids in the hippo tank. #TroveOn Free feel to wander around the flight deck... It's like stepping back in time.
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Get an overview of this hotelSuburban San Diego hotel in Old Town, walk to Old Town San Diego State Park

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities


Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Heritage Park and Old Town San Diego State Park. University of San Diego and SeaWorld are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, a free airport shuttle, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and self parking.

Room Amenities

All 200 rooms offer conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs. Room service, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Languages Spoken

Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 3000 square feet (279 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours, an area shuttle, and a train station pick-up service are complimentary for guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 200 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Old Town Tequila Factory - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per stay.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 18.00 for adults, USD 7.00 and USD 18.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 19.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Facilities fee: USD 8.00 per accommodation, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town
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  • Best Western Plus Hacienda
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  • Best Western Plus Hacienda Old Town
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  • Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town San Diego

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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