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Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor
2 out of 5
550 West Grape St, San Diego, CA
The price is $52 per night
3.2/5 (987 reviews)

"I like the nearness of bars, restaurants and sightseeing places."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor
Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo
2.5 out of 5
1333 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA
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The price is $63 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (2,212 reviews)

"Only thing that was weird, there’s a 300$ fine if you are too loud and if you have a pet and smoking"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo
Urban Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
1654 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA
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The price is $84 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,692 reviews)

"Everything was clean, staff was extremely friendly, and room was comfortable size, with all the right amenities. The only problem that was pretty annoying was the water pressure and temperature in the shower. It was either very hot, or cold. No way to adjust in-between. That definitely is what kept ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Urban Boutique Hotel
Pleasant Inn
2.5 out of 5
5550 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $79 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,316 reviews)

"Large rooms, clean, good service. Close to La Jolla beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Pleasant Inn
The Atwood
3 out of 5
1201 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
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The price is $79 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,673 reviews)

"Super easy to check in and out. No problems what so ever"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

The Atwood
Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld
2 out of 5
3880 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA
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The price is $62 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,302 reviews)

"Everything was walking distance around the hotel even though they didnt have breakfast but yoy could walk to places for breakfast and lunch and dinner i couldn't complain"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld
Green World Inn
2.5 out of 5
3747 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA
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The price is $83 per night
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Staff was very pleasant and room was great. I will stay in this hotel again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Green World Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA
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The price is $76 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (2,237 reviews)

"The location was great because it was near points if interest"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Best Western Seven Seas
3 out of 5
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA
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The price is $80 per night
3.8/5Good! (3,535 reviews)

"Room was smaller than what it looked like in the pictures. We didn't need maid service so left the Do not disturb sign but came back to find the room had been straightened up. First day Our parking was right in front of our room, but the second day there was no parking close to our room. Other than ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Best Western Seven Seas
California Suites Hotel
2 out of 5
5415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $74 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,810 reviews)
Nice Stay

"Old but clean. Lot's of good food within one block."…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

California Suites Hotel
Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown
2.5 out of 5
719 Ash St, San Diego, CA
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The price is $67 per night
3.7/5Good! (820 reviews)

"Great location. Easy access to the freeway. Room was clean. Nice size bathroom too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown
Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
2.5 out of 5
2484 Hotel Circle Place, San Diego, CA
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The price is $72 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,207 reviews)

"Love the place"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
2 out of 5
445 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA
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The price is $55 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,570 reviews)

"Liked location. Plus overall appearance was good. Didn't see much to complain about"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Hotel Circle - Mission Valley
2 out of 5
2424 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $55 per night
3.3/5 (1,167 reviews)

"Gentleman at the check in desk was awesome! Was very personable and upbeat."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Hotel Circle - Mission Valley
Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
2 out of 5
5343 Adobe Falls Rd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $59 per night
3.1/5 (1,229 reviews)

"Everything it always is a nice stay. Love the roomd"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
2.5 out of 5
4747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA
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The price is $64 per night
2.9/5 (1,376 reviews)

"Awesome housekeepers. Nice size rooms and quiet neighborhood"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld
2 out of 5
3325 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is $129 per night
2.9/5 (1,000 reviews)
PRICING?

"Despite the mixed reviews, I usually have hardly any issues here, and it's so much so, that I dont even mind extending my stay if need be, but im always puzzled as to why sometimes they go from having a competitive rate, to suddenly be higher priced than even some nicer hotels? In which case, the ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $89 per night
2.8/5 (2,299 reviews)

"The location is great near sea world and shopping centers walking distance to fast food and restaurants rooms are nice only downside to my stay was no house keeping cleaned the room while we were away besides that was a great stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
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Cheap Hotels in San Diego

San Diego has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, this destination is home to Old Town San Diego State Park and Ocean Beach Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for places to stay in San Diego that won't break the bank, you can take your pick of the area's 199 budget accommodations. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its central location and proximity to shops.

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld - Customers like this 2-star motel for its proximity to the airport and overall value. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning.

Urban Boutique Hotel - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the proximity to public transportation and comfortable rooms.

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and comfortable rooms.

Pleasant Inn - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its overall value and proximity to the airport. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to San Diego

Still deciding on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 49°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.90 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.94 inches

Sightseeing In and Around San Diego

San Diego attracts visitors with its popular zoo and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Point Loma Lighthouse and San Diego Coronado Bridge, or get outdoors at Old Town San Diego State Park.

Travelers also like San Diego for its:
  • Beaches
  • Theater
  • Art
  • Entertainment

Getting Around San Diego

The most convenient airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), situated 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away. Walk to nearby metro stations like Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station, and Convention Center Station. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center, or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station. You can explore your water travel options at the local port.

Frequently asked questions

What is San Diego like for travelers on a budget?
San Diego offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle, this destination is home to Balboa Park and Harbor Island, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in San Diego?
Based on reviews, E-Z 8 Motel Old Town is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and an outdoor pool. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Pleasant Inn and Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo.
How many budget hotels are there in San Diego?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 229 budget hotels in San Diego.
What's the seasonal weather like in San Diego?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 58°F. Average annual rainfall for San Diego is 10 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Diego?
San Diego attracts visitors with its popular zoo and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Petco Park and Seaport Village, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall, or get outdoors at Balboa Park.
What's the best way to get around San Diego?
The nearest airport is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), situated 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away. You can access metro transit at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station, and Convention Center Station. If you’d like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center, or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station. You can learn about water transportation options at the port.

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