Found Hotel San Diego

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Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom | Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Kitchenette | Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of Found Hotel San Diego

Found Hotel San Diego

2.5 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
505 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalboa Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationB Street Cruise Ship Terminal16 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort of San Diego16 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)7 min drive

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About this area

San Diego

Found Hotel San Diego is located in Downtown San Diego, a neighborhood in San Diego, and is near the airport and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Park, while San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle are popular area attractions. Check out an event or a game at Petco Park, and consider making time for USS Midway Museum, a top attraction not to be missed. Enjoy the great outdoors with cave exploring, hiking/biking trails, and mountain biking, or hop on a bike rental nearby and explore all the area has to offer.

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 10 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 16 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 16 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 7 min drive
  • Seaport Village - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 8 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 7 min drive


  • Mona Lisa Restaurant & Deli - 3 min walk
  • Bencotto Italian Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Monello - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Gratitude - 4 min walk
  • Filipi's Pizza Grotto - 4 min walk

About this property

Found Hotel San Diego

Hotel near Balboa Park
Close to Port of San Diego and USS Midway Museum, Found Hotel San Diego provides a terrace, a garden, and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Luggage storage and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Found Hotel San Diego boast thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Ceiling fans, housekeeping, and phones


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Braille signage

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 0.195 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Vyvant San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego Hotel
Vyvant San Diego
Little Italy Hotel San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego Hotel San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Is Found Hotel San Diego pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Found Hotel San Diego?

As of Aug 19, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Found Hotel San Diego on Aug 21, 2022 start from $79.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Found Hotel San Diego?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Found Hotel San Diego?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Found Hotel San Diego?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Found Hotel San Diego located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Waterfront Park, Balboa Park, and San Diego Zoo. Port of San Diego and USS Midway Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). County Center - Little Italy Station is 8 minutes by foot and America Plaza Trolley Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Found Hotel San Diego and receive a full refund?

Yes, Found Hotel San Diego offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Found Hotel San Diego cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 322 out of 922 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 254 out of 922 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 142 out of 922 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 89 out of 922 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 115 out of 922 reviews
1 - Terrible 12%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
3:30pm and no attendant. They did very well with their emails to say how to auto check yourself in. That was quite professional. But the system didnt work for the front door. Parking was terrible and the aggressive homeless outside the door were not fun.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The shared dorms are not really cleaned, the floors were dusty. The reception person is not sitting at the office during regular business hours...One of the guests who shared a room with me was clearly symptomatic of some kind of a flu/covid but they still let him check in and use the room which I thought was disgusting having to share the room together with. Overall, I liked the location but everything else was quite disappointing.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Prices location
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
i was low key scared coming to the hotel based on the reviews, but it was really nice for what it is. If you’re not used to a hostel and arent comfortable with the accommodations that come with that, then this place isn’t for you. It’s not the cleanest in the world but it’s a bed to sleep, right next to little italy, has wi-fi and hot water, outlets near your bed, little outside hangout areas… I liked it! More than happy had no problems with late check in, i just contacted them first. Don’t walk towards the bridge or anything. Just walk to little italy or downtown.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and friendly people!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Hotel is in a very convenient location, in Little Italy neighborhood, full of restaurants and bars. The hotel is old, and not modernly renovated. Water leaks caused large paint bubbles on the walls, furnishings were average and there was a very strong disinfectant smell. This was unit C.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
I didn’t like that we have to share restrooms and bath
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Disliked: Staff & service
Compared to previous reviews the stay wasn’t too bad. Was told that the room I stayed at was better than some of the shared spaces. Staff is only around during the middle of the day but had help from a long time customer. Wasn’t the best but it was fine for the weekend. Not sure if it was better than it sounded because the weekend was a convention week so the guests and space was fine.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Hands down my Wife's favorite part is the jacuzzi tub in room N. We have made this room our destination for our Anniversary(s). The property is located just inside the area for the free San Diego transportation service "Circuit" and there are many restaurants within walking distance. The AC worked great as usual. There is a nice relaxing garden area to hang out at and a vending machine with random foods/items. Downsides would be parking is a bit rough/limited. The hotel is located right next to I-5 and main on ramp for I-5 from the SD airport so there is vehicle noise almost all hours. Inside the hotel there is a lack of attention to detail, for example, the vent in the closet in our room was hanging/broken and holding on by only one screw. The glass shelf over the sink was not secured on the right side and would fall if not careful with it. The shower head fell off while my wife was in the shower (shes ok, just startled). The refrigerator was not level and when the door opened it would cause the unit to rock forward and items would fall out every so often. The check in process was unique as you call a number to check in and get the code for your room keys located in a box on site. From what I understand this site is under fairly new ownership/management thus these small details might not even be known at this point, I dont know.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022