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Top tips for finding perfect San Diego hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in San Diego, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in San Diego in March and February.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in San Diego if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your San Diego accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in San Diego found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $171, while the most expensive was $172.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in San Diego for 4 days.
Several hotels are located directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, including Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina and Omni San Diego Hotel.
San Diego’s lively Gaslamp Quarter is also convenient to the convention center and offers an abundance of restaurants as well as chic hotels like Andaz San Diego.
Several hotels are located near San Diego’s Embarcadero and Waterfront Park, including the upscale Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside and more affordable Marina Inn and Suites.
Further north, the Mission Bay area is home to SeaWorld San Diego. Hotels like Bahia Resort Hotel and Surfer Beach Hotel feature pools, beach access, and ocean views.
Hotels near West Mission Bay Drive or I-5 offer convenient access to Downtown San Diego. Good options include Best Western Mission Bay and Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.
San Diego International Airport offers numerous hotels in the surrounding area. WIth its proximity to the airport and waterfront location, Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island is a great option.
FAQs when booking a hotel in San Diego
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in San Diego. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Carmel Mountain Ranch and North Park are the most popular neighbourhoods on KAYAK for users looking for a hotel in San Diego. You should also consider staying close to Mission Beach.
La Pensione Hotel, The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Mission Beach.
Although the average price for a double room in San Diego is $259, $40 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.
More affordable areas lie north of Downtown, like near Old Town where Good Nite Inn San Diego offers good deals. Here, an Old West ambience merges with Mexican culture for a vibrant atmosphere. Otherwise, the I-8 in Mission Valley West is lined with budget options like Hotel Iris and Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle.
Ocean Beach is renowned for its fabulous surf, while further north, the Pacific Beach neighbourhood offers wide sandy beaches as well as a selection of great shops. Here, you will find a variety of hotels with excellent ratings, including the Ocean Park Inn, which has a pool and great beach views.
Head over the Coronado Bridge to the Coronado Peninsula, where you will find the Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton. This iconic hotel offers a Southern California resort experience with views of the Pacific Ocean as well as Glorietta Bay. Another option is Waterfront Park, which offers fantastic views of the city and the sea.
San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park. For stays convenient to the zoo as well as the park’s other attractions like the San Diego Air and Space Museum and the San Diego Natural History Museum, guests could consider San Diego Downtown Lodge or Motel Six San Diego Downtown.
For the best nightlife, head to the Gaslamp Quarter. This lively district is named after the gas lamps installed here in the 19th century and retains a historical feel. Dozens of restaurants, bars, and chic hotels like Staypineapple at Hotel Z, Keating Hotel, and Klimpton Solamar Hotel can be found here.
Hotel room prices will vary depending on facilities and location. The cheapest double room in San Diego for tonight found in the last 3 hours was $39. We also found 3-star hotels from $125 and 4-star hotels from $170.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central San Diego districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like San Diego city centre
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Where to stay in San Diego?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in San Diego by showing you the exact location of each hotel.