Diego Hotel - There is no shortage of hotels
in San Diego. Most are located in close proximity
to the more popular attractions and public transportation
is readily accessible. This makes travelling around
the city no problem at all. The further from downtown
the less expensive the hotel, but if you plan on taking
public transportation the cost of a taxi might be
more than the hotel room itself.
San Diego offers a wide variety
of hotels with accommodations suitable for everyone,
including children. Prices vary as well. Hotels located
in downtown or other central areas, like Hotel Circle,
can get a bit pricey, but there are many others to
choose from which are more economical.
San Diego Hotels located on the
outskirts of town often don’t require reservations,
which is good if you’re a traveller who prefers
choosing a hotel after you’ve reached your destination.
However, reservations are strongly recommended for
those hotels closer to downtown, especially during
their peak seasons.
Many San Diego Hotels have their
own web-site so you can check out prices, room availability,
amenities, travel packages or other special rates,
make online reservations, and even take a virtual
tour of the rooms and hotel grounds. Some offer some
really great tour packages, which include trips to
Sea World and the World Famous San Diego Zoo.
San Diego’s most famous hotel
by far is the Hotel Del Coronado
located on Coronado Island. Even if you don’t
stay at this extremely upscale hotel, it is worth
checking out, especially during the Christmas holidays
when it’s decorated with thousands of lights.
Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and
Charles Lindbergh are just a few of the famous people
that have stayed at this hotel. It’s even rumored
to be haunted by a ghost!
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
*Standard room rate starts at $300/night
The Del was built in 1888 and is a National Historical
Landmark. With its Victorian charm and colorful heritage,
it is one of America’s more beautiful resorts.
USA Today called it “one of the top ten resorts
in the world.” The hotel offers an abundance
of amenities and other recreational options. It’s
perfect for families or those seeking a romantic getaway.
Bahia Hotel & Resort
998 West Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109
*Standard room rate $99/night
This hotel is secluded on its own 14-acre peninsula
in the heart of Mission Bay, so sit back and enjoy
the spectacular bay views or take a walk along the
water’s edge at sunset. It’s located less
than 5 minutes from Sea World, an easy commute from
the airport, and close to all of San Diego’s
Comfort Inn – Downtown
719 Ash St.
San Diego, CA 92101
*Standard room rate $119/night
Located in downtown, the Comfort Inn is within walking
distance of the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp
Quarter, Star of India, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza.
It offers free airport and Amtrak shuttles and offers
beautiful views of the city and harbor.
Howard Johnson – Hotel Circle
1631 Hotel Circle So.
San Diego, CA 92108
*Standard room rate $89/night
Howard Johnson’s is conveniently located in
Mission Valley in Hotel Circle. It is only minutes
from some of San Diego’s major attractions,
such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park,
and the Gaslamp Quarter. There are several major golf
courses nearby as well as shopping malls and movie
Ramada Inn – Gaslamp/Convention Center
830 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
*Standard room rate $95.99/night
Ramada Inn – Gaslamp originally opened in 1913
as the St. James Hotel. It’s located right in
the middle of the rambunctious Gaslamp Quarter. It’s
near numerous restaurants and nightclubs and the surrounding
streets can become quite crowded during holidays and
(Best Western) Hacienda Hotel Old Town
4041 Harney St.
San Diego, CA 92110
*Standard room rate $129/night
The Hacienda Hotel is located in the heart of San
Diego’s Old Town and is surrounded by the city’s
rich heritage. California’s first mission is
just steps away ready for you to explore. Along the
way you can browse one of the many shops offering
traditional Spanish arts and crafts or visit the Sheriff’s
Museum and catch a glimpse of the Old West. Most suites
offer views of the bay or skyline and have private
balconies or courtyards.
3737 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
*Standard room rate $83/night
Within minutes of San Diego’s many attractions
and restaurants, this hotel offers a variety of amenities,
such as a 25,000 sq. foot gym, outdoor jacuzzi and
pool, and game room. It is on the lower end of the
price scale, but hospitality still abounds.
All room rates are approximate and may vary with
season and weekends. Contact the hotel directly or
check their individual web-sites for exact prices.