Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel near Sea World, San Diego Zoo

Old Town: 1 mile

Just 1 mile from historic Old Town, this hotel is conveniently located off I-8 near San Diego's major sights, including Sea World (3.75 miles) and the San Diego Zoo (4.5 miles).

Picnics by the pool

Portofino Inn & Suites San Diego Hotel Circle's sunny courtyard encloses a heated pool with lounge chairs, a spa tub, and a children's wading pool. The hotel provides a complimentary hot buffet breakfast.

Free WiFi

Guestrooms at Portofino Inn & Suites San Diego Hotel Circle offer free WiFi access and premium channels such as HBO and the Disney Channel.

Portofino Inn & Suites San Diego Hotel Circle

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located off I-8, this family-friendly Portofino Inn & Suites San Diego Hotel Circle is just one mile from Old Town San Diego and less than five miles from SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. This two-story property features a large outdoor pool and patio in a private courtyard behind the lobby. A children's wading pool, spa tub, and barbecue grills are also available.

A complimentary buffet breakfast with hot food is served daily. The hotel provides maps and arranges San Diego Trolley Tours and other excursions. A security guard is on duty in the evenings, and business services and laundry facilities are available on site.

Self-parking is available in a secured outdoor lot (surcharge).

  • Luggage storage 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 216 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5 
  • Spa tub 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast with hot items is provided each morning.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

The Pub

Benihana

TGI Friday's

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel features a heated outdoor swimming pool, a children's wading pool, and a spa tub.

Tennis courts, basketball courts, and golf facilities are located within two miles of the hotel; there are biking and jogging trails, boating, and a public beach within five miles.

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

  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Accessibility

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

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • 1 per room (up to 40 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 18 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. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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