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Top San Diego Historic Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Old Town
3 out of 5
2435 Jefferson St, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The price is $152 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
$152
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"The Courtyard by Marriott Old Town is a fine stay. There is nothing fancy about it but the staff is friendly, it is in a great location and the rooms are spacious. The hotel is feeling a bit run down and our room smelled a little like smoke( even though it is non-smoking), but we have stayed here ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Old Town
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1955 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA, 92110
Fully refundable
The price is $135 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$135
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,153 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly. Breakfast was great. I had a pleasant time"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, an IHG Hotel
The Horton Grand Hotel
3.5 out of 5
311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $148 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$148
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,387 reviews)
"The hotel and room were so unique and quaint. The area was walkable to the Gaslamp district and surrounding areas. We didn’t eat at the restaurant but it looked beautiful inside. Our bathroom (shower) was not the cleanest but otherwise we had a great stay"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

The Horton Grand Hotel

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Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town
3 out of 5
4041 Harney St, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The price is $129 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$129
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,298 reviews)
Needs major upgrading, sprucing
"Rooms need deep dusting, especially bathroom vents"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area
3 out of 5
4200 Taylor St, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The price is $156 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$156
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,025 reviews)
"Like: Availability of EV car charger. Dislike: Parking cost."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
2.5 out of 5
3900 Old Town Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The price is $137 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$137
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
4.1/5 Very Good! (385 reviews)
GREAT STAY!
"Property Manager, Chris took great care of me at check-in, he also found me a parking spot. The lobby was alive and popping with fresh popcorn and coffee, it was warm and location is vibrant and very centrally located. The room was clean and perfect, and spacious, bonus balcony. Looking forward to ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101
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The price is $204 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$204
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
4/5 Very Good! (1,741 reviews)
Sunny San Deigo
"The Sofia Hotel is very old and a wonderful place for me to stay in downtown Sandiego."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

The Sofia Hotel
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
3.5 out of 5
2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92104
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,103 reviews)
"The pool was spectacular. Would have liked the bar to be open later every night."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Comfort Inn San Diego Old Town
2.5 out of 5
2380 Moore Street, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The price is $105 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$105
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
3.9/5 Good! (1,008 reviews)
"Very close to old town which a cool area"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Comfort Inn San Diego Old Town
Old Town Western Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
3889 Arista St, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The price is $118 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$118
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
3.4/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Only two blocks away from Old town and a 9 minute uber drive to downtown"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Old Town Western Inn & Suites
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San Diego Historic Hotels information

 

Historic Hotels in San Diego

270

Highest price $204
Cheapest price $105
Number of guest reviews 11101
Total number of hotels in San Diego 6104

 

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in San Diego?

Tourists love the fascinating historical sites they discover on a trip to San Diego. And while you're here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and popular beaches. You can also discover the fascinating museums in this walkable area.

What's the best accommodation in San Diego to be near historical sites?

Based on our travel expertise, Wyndham Harbour Lights Gaslamp Quarter - Deluxe Studio Suite is a top hotel on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features a fitness center and in-room kitchenettes.

How many historical hotels will I find in San Diego?

In San Diego, you'll find 5201 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 2 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.

What are the must-see historical sites and other places to visit in San Diego?

San Diego is notable for landmarks like Star of India, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, and Spreckels Theater. Known for its museums and theaters, cultural venues include USS Midway Museum, San Diego Civic Theatre, and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Other popular sights include San Diego Zoo and Mission Bay.

What is a historic hotel like in San Diego?

Guests who book a historic hotel can enjoy a vacation in a building that has an official historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it's of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved in the guestrooms or communal spaces of historic hotels in San Diego, giving a real sense of character.

What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?

"Heritage hotel" is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels tend to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it's mainly the cultural value along with how it influenced the community.

Do historic hotels in San Diego have modern facilities?

Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you've come to expect, while every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. WiFi, heating and air conditioning, updated bathroom facilities, and the normal amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you choose a historic hotel in San Diego, you won't find a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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