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10 Best Hotels in San Diego

Best Western Seven Seas
3 out of 5
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA
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AU$135
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
5.16 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (11,467 reviews)

"I enjoyed a very relaxing stay. I would book a room again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Best Western Seven Seas
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
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9.82 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,440 reviews)

"There a lot of activities to do the place is nice and pet friendly"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
AU$332
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
0.83 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (4,402 reviews)

"I enjoyed how they kept hand sanitizer stations available as well as how modern and cool the design was of the overall hotel"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA
AU$216
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
0.24 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (10,230 reviews)

"Great location to Gaslamp (walkable) and La Jolla (ride shareable). Clean quiet rooms. Perfect for a getaway weekend. Nice restaurant and friendly staff. This was my second time to stay at the Sofia and I would certainly do it again."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

The Sofia Hotel
The Dana on Mission Bay
3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
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9.08 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (9,264 reviews)

"Friendly staff, great view, and wonderful price. Ready to return."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

The Dana on Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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AU$281
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
11.96 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (3,407 reviews)

"Had a great mother and son vacation here last week. Clean rooms and excellent customer service! There was a little mix up with our reservation when we checked in but the front desk fixed it right away and she upgraded our room. The Oceana Restaurant on site is delicious and worth checking out and ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Catamaran Resort and Spa
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4 out of 5
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA
AU$329
per night
28 Apr. - 29 Apr.
1.16 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (6,790 reviews)

"The view, access to the promenade, the pool, the conference facilities"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
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0.68 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (10,150 reviews)

"We were here as San Diego was shutting down due to the pandemic and the few staff members working were very kind and friendly. We upgraded to a suite at a discounted rate, which was a big relief as we were in our room much of the time. This hotel is very nice and has a nice pool and workout ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
4 out of 5
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
AU$299
per night
3 May - 4 May
9.21 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (327 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable. Slides weren't as good as pictured on the website. The restaurant had poor seating for our family of 5 visiting."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA
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AU$111
per night
11 Apr. - 12 Apr.
5.15 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (9,813 reviews)

"I've been at this hotel numerous times and my stay has been pleasant each time. Great staff, clean room.s laundry mat and all. Recommended"…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
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Visiting San Diego

Travelers to San Diego give high marks for the popular zoo, seaside, and fascinating museums. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its theaters, art, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld.

  • There are 1222 hotels and other accommodations in San Diego
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) 3.8 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 10.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Diego

Known for its museums, theaters, and art, the city's cultural venues include USS Midway Museum, Maritime Museum of San Diego, and Lyceum Theatre. Attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and these places to visit: Balboa Park, Coronado Beach, and Old Town San Diego State Park.

In San Diego, there are 1222 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar - This 5-star hotel in Carmel Valley features 4 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a golf course. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Pendry San Diego - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Downtown San Diego can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi.
  • Springhill Suites San Diego Mission Valley - This 3.5-star hotel in Mission Valley features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and quiet location.

Other favorite sights in San Diego include Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, and Point Loma Lighthouse. Top places to see around the area include La Jolla Cove, located 11.4 mi (18.3 from the city center, and Legoland California, which is 29.7 mi (47.8 away.

Getting Around San Diego

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of San Diego is easy. Nearby metro stations include 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 Station, San Diego Coaster Old Town Station, or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local port.

Dressing for San Diego

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 66°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 48°F
  • From April to June, the average is 74°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • About 9.09 inches of rain falls on San Diego each year
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 76°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 49°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in San Diego?
Pendry San Diego is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Petco Park. Reviews from our site also recommend Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront and Moxy San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Diego, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in San Diego.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in San Diego?
Based on reviews, Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor and Motel 6 San Diego - Hotel Circle - Mission Valley.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to San Diego?
Bahia Resort Hotel is a top 3.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Other good choices to stay with the children include Catamaran Resort and Spa and Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo. Also, attractions such as San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday to San Diego?
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and 6 restaurants. Other good choices for a romantic stay include The Dana on Mission Bay and Bahia Resort Hotel.
What's the best LGBT-friendly hotel in San Diego?
Andaz San Diego - a concept by Hyatt is a top 4-star hotel for LGBT guests, and features a restaurant and free WiFi. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina and Hyatt Regency La Jolla are other good choices for your trip.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in San Diego?
Solamar San Diego is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Ocean Beach Hotel and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in San Diego?
Pendry San Diego is a top 3.5-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Ocean Park Inn and Best Western Seven Seas. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Coronado Beach or Mission Bay.
What's the best luxury hotel in San Diego?
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Pendry San Diego and Hyatt Regency La Jolla are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in San Diego?
The Bristol Hotel San Diego is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a health club and free WiFi. Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego and Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in San Diego?
Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside is a 3-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley and Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Valley. Visit Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course, Rancho Bernardo Inn Course or Balboa Park Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best hotel in San Diego to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant is a top hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego and Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier and Point Loma Lighthouse.

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