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Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo
2.5 out of 5
1333 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA
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The price is £74 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (2,258 reviews)

"Cute little hotel"…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2021

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo
Urban Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
1654 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA
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The price is £71 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (1,505 reviews)

"Great place to stay with so much to do in walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

Urban Boutique Hotel
Pleasant Inn
2.5 out of 5
5550 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is £55 per night from 15 Apr to 16 Apr
4.1/5Very Good! (1,082 reviews)

"Excellent service"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Pleasant Inn
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The Atwood
3 out of 5
1201 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
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4/5Very Good! (1,747 reviews)
Nice comfortable little hotel

"I was very impressed with the size of the room. It was nice and clean overall. I would have given it a perfect score if housekeeping hadn’t left a glove on the toilet after cleaning. Otherwise the place was nice quiet clean comfortable and very relaxing. Because we stayed during covid we didn’t do ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2021

The Atwood
Ramada by Wyndham near SeaWorld / Mission Beach
2.5 out of 5
3747 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA
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The price is £61 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
3.9/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Not your typical Ramada but seemed like a cheaper hotel that was converted but with that said it was clean and comfortable. The location was excellent with tons of food and shopping options within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2021

Ramada by Wyndham near SeaWorld / Mission Beach
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £68 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
3.9/5Very Good! (1,937 reviews)

"Always a oleasure staying at the Daysinn Hotel on Hotel Circle. Nice and quiet with a nice and friendly staff. Thsnks again!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld/Mission Valley
2 out of 5
3880 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA
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The price is £55 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
3.9/5Very Good! (1,471 reviews)

"I would be hearing angel voices from the other side of the earth."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2021

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld/Mission Valley
Best Western Seven Seas
3 out of 5
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA
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The price is £73 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
3.8/5Good! (3,371 reviews)

"The quality, location, and value always make this our preferred stop in San Diego."…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2021

Best Western Seven Seas
California Suites Hotel
2 out of 5
5415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is £52 per night from 4 May to 5 May
3.7/5Good! (1,589 reviews)

"The price is not expensive, this is second time I stay here. Cleaning room , free parking and internet. So good for traveling."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2021

California Suites Hotel
Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown
2.5 out of 5
719 Ash St, San Diego, CA
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The price is £46 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
3.6/5Good! (926 reviews)

"Location and stay price were great. Walking distance to everything."…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown
Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
2.5 out of 5
2484 Hotel Circle Place, San Diego, CA
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The price is £62 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr
3.6/5Good! (1,439 reviews)

"Nice looking room and tv, musty smell in the hotel rooms, blanket had questionable stains and much yelling/cursing heard outside our room the one night we stood there."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2021

Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown
2 out of 5
1546 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA
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The price is £62 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr
3.5/5Good! (975 reviews)

"The place smells like smoke (cigarettes)..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2021

Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown
Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
2 out of 5
445 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
3.4/5Good! (1,430 reviews)

"It was what I expected. No surprises"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Hotel Circle - Mission Valley
2 out of 5
2424 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA
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The price is £62 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
3.3/5 (1,064 reviews)

"The hotel was good. It maintained the motel6 standard. This location had reviews of loud guests. I wouldn't call them loud, more of a active location that lots of activity. If you dont have the A/C fan turned on the other guests can wake you up. But everything else was in order. Clean rm, enough ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Hotel Circle - Mission Valley
Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor
2 out of 5
550 West Grape St, San Diego, CA
The price is £56 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr
3.3/5 (991 reviews)

"The room is clean. The hotel is close to many restaurants, transportation, and points of interest. The staff is friendly. It is child friendly which is a big plus."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor
Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
2 out of 5
5343 Adobe Falls Rd, San Diego, CA
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The price is £52 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
2.9/5 (1,105 reviews)

"Place was very convenient nice clean and even supportive throughout the state it was some trouble there but it’s OK I appreciate everything you guys have done for my mother while she’s been out there homeless I appreciate you great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld
2 out of 5
3325 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA
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2.9/5 (999 reviews)
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"Despite the mixed reviews, I usually have hardly any issues here, and it's so much so, that I dont even mind extending my stay if need be, but im always puzzled as to why sometimes they go from having a competitive rate, to suddenly be higher priced than even some nicer hotels? In which case, the ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2020

Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
2.5 out of 5
4747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr
2.8/5 (1,328 reviews)

"No compliant great service got a good staff rooms are pretty clean n sanitized"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2021

E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr
2.8/5 (1,975 reviews)

"Overall everything was great. I will be staying here again for sure"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
The Pacific
2 out of 5
1655 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA
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The price is £70 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
2.8/5 (4 reviews)

"great location, near airport and harbor attractions, great price, and FREE parking. Staff was very friendly, especially Pete at front desk"…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2021

The Pacific
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Cheap Hotels in San Diego

San Diego has a variety of cheap accommodation options and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, this destination is home to Old Town San Diego State Park and Ocean Beach Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for places to stay in San Diego that won't break the bank, you can take your pick of the area's 199 budget accommodation options. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from Expedia travellers in search of a bargain:

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its central location and proximity to shops.

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld - Customers like this 2-star motel for its proximity to the airport and overall value. It offers free WiFi, free parking and air conditioning.

Urban Boutique Hotel - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi and air conditioning. Reviews mention the proximity to public transport and comfortable rooms.

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and comfortable rooms.

Pleasant Inn - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its overall value and proximity to the airport. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to San Diego

Still deciding on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July and October, with an average temperature of 24°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February and November, with an average temperature of 9°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March and December, with an average rainfall of 48.25 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November and December, with an average rainfall of 24 inches

Sightseeing In and Around San Diego

San Diego attracts visitors with its popular zoo and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Point Loma Lighthouse and San Diego Coronado Bridge, or get outdoors at Old Town San Diego State Park.

Travellers also like San Diego for its:
  • Beaches
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Entertainment

Getting around San Diego

The most convenient airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), situated 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away from the city centre. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away. Walk to nearby metro stations like Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station and Convention Center Station. If you want to journey outside 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 explore your water travel options at the local port.

Frequently asked questions

What is San Diego like for travellers on a budget?
San Diego offers a variety of cheap accommodation options and things to do, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions such as San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle, this destination is home to Balboa Park and Harbor Island, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in San Diego?
Based on reviews, Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include La Petite Rouge Motel and Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center.
How many cheap hotels will I find in San Diego?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia’s 219 budget hotels in San Diego.
When is the best time for a budget trip to San Diego?
Weather is probably a major factor when you plan your trip to San Diego, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually August and September, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 15°C. Average annual precipitation for San Diego is 255 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Diego?
San Diego attracts visitors with its popular zoo and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Petco Park and Seaport Village, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall, or get outdoors at Balboa Park.
How can I get to San Diego and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in San Diego can help keep you on budget. The most convenient airport is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away from the centre in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away. Take advantage of metro transport at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station and Convention Center Station. If you want to travel outside the area, hop on a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center or San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station. You can explore your water travel options at the port.

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