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Featured Motels in San Diego

Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
2.5 out of 5
2484 Hotel Circle Place, San Diego, CA
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The price is $72 per night

Located in Mission Valley, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hotel Circle, Old Town San Diego State Park, and Mission Bay. University of San Diego and Fashion ...

3.7/5Good! (1,201 reviews)

"Love the place"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
The Atwood
3 out of 5
1201 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
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The price is $79 per night

Located in Mission Valley, this golf motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riverwalk Golf Club and Hotel Circle. Old Town San Diego State Park and Fashion Valley Mall ...

4/5Very Good! (1,667 reviews)

"We had 4 rooms at this property as a jump off point for a family vacation. Great value and friendly staff!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

The Atwood
Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach
2.5 out of 5
4802 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $129 per night

Located in Pacific Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Beach Park, Crystal Pier, and Mission Beach Boardwalk. Mission Beach and Mission Bay ...

3.8/5Good! (952 reviews)

"I loved the close proximity to the beach. The hotel was also clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach
Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
2 out of 5
445 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA
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The price is $55 per night

Located in Mission Valley, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riverwalk Golf Club, Hotel Circle, and Fashion Valley Mall. Balboa Park and Mission Valley Mall ...

3.5/5Good! (1,580 reviews)

"Liked location. Plus overall appearance was good. Didn't see much to complain about"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Motel 6 Chula Vista, CA - San Diego
2 out of 5
745 E St, Chula Vista, CA
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The price is $60 per night

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chula Vista Nature Center and San Diego Bay. Chula Vista Center is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away. Bayfront ...

3.2/5 (986 reviews)

"There is nothing that i dont like about motel6. I like stay there and i will be stay there again because of my job."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Motel 6 Chula Vista, CA - San Diego
Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge
2 out of 5
3202 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA
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The price is $55 per night

Located in Point Loma, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of NTC Promenade and Old Town San Diego State Park. Hotel Circle and Mission Bay are also within 3 mi ...

3/5 (797 reviews)

"Basic hotel, great location next to a lot of fast food"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge
The Rambler Motel
3 out of 5
225 Bay Blvd, Chula Vista, CA
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The price is $99 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Chula Vista Nature Center and within 9 mi (15 km) of Petco Park and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (666 reviews)

"Easy and fast to check in. Friendly employees and nice hotel."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Rambler Motel
Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld
2 out of 5
3880 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA
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The price is $67 per night

Located in Point Loma, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Old Town Trolley Tours and within 6 mi (10 km) of SeaWorld and Marine Corps Recruit Depot. San Diego ...

4/5Very Good! (1,292 reviews)

"A clean and freshly remodeled hotel. Safe and secure. Good sized television with premium channels."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld
Ocean Villa Inn
2.5 out of 5
5142 West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $109 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Ocean Beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Beach Park and Dog Beach. Mission Bay and Belmont Park are also within 3 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (971 reviews)

"Excelente lugar Muy limpio y excelente servicio Excelente lugar para tus perros"…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Ocean Villa Inn
Pleasant Inn
2.5 out of 5
5550 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is $79 per night

Located in Clairemont, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield UTC, Fashion Valley Mall, and Riverwalk Golf Club. Hotel Circle and Balboa Park are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,325 reviews)

"Large rooms, clean, good service. Close to La Jolla beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Pleasant Inn
Rodeway Inn San Diego Near SDSU
2 out of 5
5399 Adobe Falls Road, San Diego, CA
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The price is $67 per night

Located in Del Cerro, this motel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from SDCCU Stadium. San Diego State University ...

3.7/5Good! (986 reviews)

"No pool or hot tub, don't accept debit card from unemployment and no breakfast but cost more than normal"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Rodeway Inn San Diego Near SDSU
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
2.5 out of 5
4747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA
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The price is $64 per night

Located in Mission Valley, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Town Trolley Tours, Old Town San Diego State Park, and Hotel Circle. Mission Bay and University ...

2.9/5 (1,394 reviews)

"This is my favorite motel to stay in. When i was homeless with my husband EZ 8 made it feel like home when we had some cash for a room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is $204 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,583 reviews)

"What a relaxing weekend! Loved the fire pits and s’mores. Glad they’re doing crowd control at the pools"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
The price is $135 per night
4/5Very Good! (3,358 reviews)

"I stayed here during the pandemic. Had a great experience! It’s very comfortable and the prices are reasonable. They follow Covid regulations and make sure guests follow them too."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
The price is $152 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,944 reviews)

"Majority of the staff was very courteous and professional. The hotel was kept in a high state of cleanliness. The only real con was that the restaurants and shops and bars were closed due to Covid and staffing safety, which is very understandable."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
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San Diego Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 37 affordable motels in San Diego among more than 2179 lodging choices. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Petco Park, Seaport Village, and USS Midway Museum.

Fun fact: Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America. Motels often have free parking, and many have outdoor pools.

Here are some of our customers' recommended San Diego motels to choose from:

Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Hotel Circle and Balboa Park.
  • Enjoy access to the fitness center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld

  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a soaking tub.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Old Town San Diego State Park and Hotel Circle.

Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Hotel Circle and Old Town San Diego State Park.

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld

  • It's located within a quick 2-minute drive of Hotel Circle.
  • Free WiFi and laundry facilities are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.

The Atwood

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Hotel Circle and Old Town San Diego State Park.
  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in San Diego

Check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this historical area while you're sightseeing. Visitors to San Diego speak highly of its popular zoo, waterfront, and beaches.

Here are some popular places:

  • Petco Park
  • Seaport Village
  • USS Midway Museum

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Balboa Park
  • Harbor Island
  • Coronado Beach

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • San Diego Zoo
  • Hotel Circle
  • SeaWorld

Best Time to Visit San Diego

Figure out the ideal time to visit San Diego by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 48° F
  • April-June: 73° F is the daytime average and 54° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 77° F and nighttime averages are around 63° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 48° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 9.84 inches in a year

How to Get to San Diego and Around the Area

San Diego Transportation
NameTypeDistance
San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) Airport 2.4 mi (3.8 km)
San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) Airport 6.7 mi (10.8 km)
San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) Airport 13.3 mi (21.4 km)
Civic Center Station Metro Station 0.2 mi (0.2 km)
5th Avenue Station Metro Station 0.2 mi (0.4 km)
Convention Center Station Metro Station 0.4 mi (0.6 km)
San Diego Santa Fe Depot Train Station 0.4 mi (0.7 km)
San Diego-Old Town Transit Center Train Station 3.5 mi (5.7 km)
San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station Train Station 13.5 mi (21.8 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to San Diego?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle, and SeaWorld.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
At many motels, you’ll often find free parking and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room directly from the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace at the end of the 1940s with the popularity of car travel and road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in San Diego?
Pleasant Inn: Stay within a 10-minute drive of Hotel Circle and Balboa Park. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Hotel Circle and Old Town San Diego State Park. Ocean Villa Inn: Enjoy access to the free WiFi and seasonal outdoor pool, as well as room amenities like cable TV. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Ocean Beach Park and Dog Beach. Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Hotel Circle and Fashion Valley Mall. An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Pacific Beach Park and Crystal Pier. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and parking.
What can I do in San Diego?
While you’re sightseeing in this walkable area, check out the well-known zoo and enjoy the scenic seaside. Those who’ve visited San Diego love its waterfront, theater scene, and museums. Some popular places to visit include San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle, and SeaWorld. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Balboa Park, Harbor Island, and Coronado Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: USS Midway Museum, Belmont Park, and Maritime Museum of San Diego.
What's the weather like in San Diego?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 58°F. Average annual rainfall for San Diego is 10 inches.
How can I get around San Diego?
Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), which is located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. You can also search for flights into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away. You can access metro transit at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station, and Convention Center Station. If you’d like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center, or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station. You can learn about your options for water transportation at the local port.

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