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Bristol Hotel
Bristol Hotel

1055 1st Ave, San Diego 92101

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (2,834 reviews)

This traditional boutique hotel, across from shopping and dining at Horton Plaza, is 3 blocks from the historic Gaslamp …

$146
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-San Diego North
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-San Diego North

5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego 92121

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,139 reviews)

Located 7 miles from the coastal cities of La Jolla and Del Mar, this hotel is situated in the heart of San Diego's bio- an …

$110
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside

1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (5,685 reviews)

Just west of the downtown core, this San Diego hotel is across the street from the cruise ship terminal, Coronado ferry, an …

$152
Hercor Hotel - Urban Boutique
Hercor Hotel - Urban Boutique

692 H Street, Chula Vista 91910

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,560 reviews)

Situated in Chula Vista, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chula Vista Center and Chula Vista Nature Center. San …

$109
Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St James Hotel
Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St James Hotel

830 6th Ave, San Diego 92101

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3,060 reviews)

This 10-story Ramada hotel resides within the historic Gaslamp Quarter, just 2 blocks from Horton Plaza, 7 blocks from the …

$84
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

3950 Jupiter St, San Diego 92110

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,338 reviews)

Located in Beach Cities, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Valley View Casino Center, Seaworld, and Old Town San Diego Stat …

$113
Pacific Terrace Hotel
Pacific Terrace Hotel

610 Diamond St, San Diego 92109

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (1,814 reviews)

This San Diego beachfront hotel overlooks the sands of Pacific Beach, 3 miles from La Jolla; joggers, in-line skaters, and …

$169
PB Surf Beachside Inn
PB Surf Beachside Inn

4760 Mission Blvd, San Diego 92109

2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,033 reviews)

Located in Pacific Beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Crystal Pier and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mission Beach. Bird Rock and …

$88
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
San Diego Marriott La Jolla

4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla 92037

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,897 reviews)

Located in the Golden Triangle business and technology corridor, this 15-story La Jolla hotel is adjacent to the University o …

$143
Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton

14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego 92129

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,089 reviews)

Located in San Diego, this resort is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Carmel Mountain Plaza and 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) from …

$129

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Discover Where to Stay in San Diego, CA

America’s Finest City is full of pleasant neighborhoods that feature great hotel options for the whole family. You can stay at a fun resort with an outdoor pool or sleep in comfort at one of the very simple and affordable motels in San Diego. If you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, why not dabble in extravagance during your fun West Coast adventure? There are many luxury hotels in San Diego that feature spas, manicured balconies, amazing daily breakfast options and great bars and lounges.

If you’re planning to stay out late while you’re in the city, hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter will place you next to the best selection of bars and nightclubs. You can wake up to amazing views of waves crashing against the beach if you choose a hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Many couples searching for romantic places to stay choose hotels and resorts near the boardwalk at Mission Beach or the bluffs of La Jolla. Downtown is a great place to stay if you’re in town for business and looking for modern hotels that offer the technology and accommodations you need to get a good night's rest and get a little work done from the comfort of your room. Mission Valley houses many cheap San Diego hotels if you’re saving your cash for sightseeing.

Choosing When to Visit San Diego

The only thing more amazing than the beaches of San Diego is its weather. This city enjoys some seriously perfect weather all year long. People often credit San Diego with having a Mediterranean climate. You’ll enjoy planning your trip around the city’s warm, dry summers and wonderfully mild winters. In fact, shorts and sandals are acceptable throughout the year here. What else would you expect from a place where the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than 200 days out of the year? If you’re coming during January or February, packing a light jacket to stay comfortable when temperatures dip to 50 degrees Fahrenheit is advisable. You can expect it to reach 88 degrees Fahrenheit during summer’s peak.

The Secrets of Getting Around San Diego

While mild temperatures may motivate you to tour the city by foot, San Diego has a sprawling landscape that isn’t always easily explored by pedestrians. Grabbing a car rental in San Diego is the best way to guarantee that you’ll have the freedom to visit attractions at your own pace. Of course, you can always park your car and walk around or rent a bicycle once you get in the vicinity of the attractions you want to explore. The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) provides both a trolley system and a bus route for the public to use. You can ride the rail system to get around downtown and travel near the border with Mexico. The city’s buses go as far as Hillcrest, Coronado and La Jolla.

Discover Amazing Things to See and Do in San Diego

Whether you like sunshine, family-friendly amusements, arts and culture, or fun party scenes, you’ll find plenty of things to do in San Diego. It’s important to narrow down some of the attractions you want to visit before you book your hotel. If you’re coming to town to surf, swim or sunbathe, you have plenty of San Diego hotels by the beach to choose from. You’ll think you’ve reached heaven when you wake up each morning just a stone’s throw away from La Jolla Cove, Windansea Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Black's Beach or Ocean Beach.

Many families find it important to stay close to top destinations such as San Diego Zoo, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Belmont Park and SeaWorld San Diego. Downtown’s hotels are perfect if you’re planning to catch a game at Petco Park and explore Balboa Park before enjoying a sophisticated dinner at an amazing restaurant or wine bar. Nights in San Diego are filled with the sounds of waves roaring beneath the dark sky and music and laughter pouring into the streets from great cocktail lounges and comedy clubs. You can choose between downtown bars that welcome people dressed in business attire and casual clubs by the beach.

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