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Get an overview of this hotel3-star San Diego hotel in Old Town, walk to Old Town San Diego State Park


Located in Old Town, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mormon Battalion Historic Site and Old Town San Diego State Park. University of San Diego and Seaworld are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and self parking.

Room Amenities

All 179 rooms provide conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and MP3 docks. Guests will also find TVs, microwaves, and room service.

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
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Visiting with friends

5 out of 5
by from J
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Despite the rain it was a great weekend. Done and done.
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Nice and clean

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Walking distance to great food. Old town is a nice place to visit the only downside is everything closes at 10pm.
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Clean and comfortable rooms

3 out of 5
by from Corvallis, OR
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pros: The staff, proximity to multiple SD destinations, and cleanliness.
Location: Located adjacent to Old Town. Old Town is fun, but I wouldn't base my decision to stay at this hotel based on that as you'll only go once.
I called ahead of time to request a crib and was assured that I would have one waiting for me upon check-in. After arriving 6 hours late (at almost 1am), there wasn't a crib in the room and there weren't any available. The front desk staff was amazing at resolving the issue promptly the next morning (and they even comped my parking fees for the week), but that did little for us that night since the reason for me calling ahead was because my baby will only sleep soundly in a crib (and I would have rented one to be delivered) had the hotel indicated that this might be problematic. Still, though, great staff and remediation, but it's hard to use reason with a picky baby. My other gripe is that the room that I booked through Expedia was in a part of the hotel that required that you walk through the restaurant every time you left and returned to your room-- that was a bit awkward. Housekeeping was also unpredictable. We usually tip half about halfway through our stay with the other half coming at the end of the stay. We left half of the tip halfway through, and that's when we stopped getting clean towels, coffee, bags for ice, etc. It was really odd-- I can only imagine that the staff wasn't happy with the amount or that they thought since they'd already gotten a gratuity that they didn't have to work for it anymore? I don't know.
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Great hotel

5 out of 5
by from pa
Posted Jan 24, 2017
New facility....friendly staff...easy parking. Walking to distance to Old Town. Not sure I would walk at night.
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Nice hotel, good location close to Old Town

5 out of 5
by from Edmonton AB
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Check in was easy and quick - the woman at the front desk was very friendly. The hotel is nice and the big advantage is the location. It's a very short drive from the airport car rental center, and from the hotel it's very easy to get around. Old Town is right there, so you can walk from the hotel to explore, or it takes no time at all to get to the beach or downtown to the Gaslamp area. For my purposes it worked out really well. The only things that stopped it from getting all 5's in my rating are: AC was pretty loud and cut in and out constantly (after the first night we set it so the fan would just stay on, so that it's a constant noise instead of on and off); windows don't open (which would have been preferable to running the AC as it was cool enough outside at night), and the lobby restaurant didn't have much atmosphere - it's basically just a bunch of tables and a small bar plopped in the lobby, so it could use a bit of a decor upgrade. However, those are small things and overall my wife and I both really enjoyed our time at this hotel and in the area. I would definitely recommend it and will probably stay there again.
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3 blocks from Old Town

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 16, 2017
Pros: Location, location, locations
Cons: Open bar earlier
Location: Old Town is just 3 blocks away, freways are easy access from this location
Great location, check in was very quick. Parking charge was a bit much, but, we wanted to stay at this location. There is some street parking. The room was spacious, although there is a room control for ac/ heat it is limited. The vent in the bathroom is pretty useless. Housekeeping was overly helpful and quick to respond. The Hot Tub and pool were open, this was in January, and there were plenty of towels pool side. My only complaint is the bar did not open till 5pm.
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It's a good one, but can be better.

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 12, 2017
I don't like the toilet paper they provided. And the trash truck is noisy in the morning (Around 9am to be fair.)
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Excellent location to Old Town San Diego

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Pros: Location, staff
Staff cordial and helpful--love the chocolate chip cookies. Restaurant very good and Convient.
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Newer hotel right on the edge of old town

4 out of 5
by from California, USA
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Pros: The newness and the staff
Cons: It would be nice to have a different rout to access the pool without having to walk through the Bar/Dining area
Location: The hotel is on the edge of Old Town and there is a Mexican restaurant across the street but other than that be prepared to walk a lot or drive
We heard the hotel is only a year old and you can tell. It was clean and beautiful. Rooms were spacious with large bathrooms. There were a few things like lights being out and the main pool not always being heated consistently but overall a very nice facility. The front desk staff were always super friendly and helped in any way they could. We will be staying here again.
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Nice hotel close to shops

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 26, 2016
Hotel was close to shops, staff was wonderful highly recommend this hotel , we stayed for a charger game and Qualcomm stadium was about ten minutes away
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area 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 high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measure 725 square feet (67 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area is a smoke-free property.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Total number of rooms - 179 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 67 
  • Year Built 2015 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 725 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

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.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Tennis on site 


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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • 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.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Town/SeaWorld Area Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area
  • Hilton Garden Inn Town/SeaWorld Area

We should mention

Children 17 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.