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Best Western Seven Seas
3 out of 5
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
3.2 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (11,550 reviews)

"Easy access to freeway and great cafe along with a nice pool"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2020

Best Western Seven Seas
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night
3.2 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (9,903 reviews)

"A nice stay & experience overall. Had people conversating outside my room at 12a-2-a, which was annoying."…"

Reviewed on 18 May 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
2.5 out of 5
2484 Hotel Circle Place, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £63 per night
3.58 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (1,146 reviews)

"The staff is really friendly and attentive, rooms are clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2020

Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
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 £54 per night
3.2 mi from city centre
3.4/5Good! (3,359 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is £201 per night
0.42 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (10,198 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
The price is £207 per night
5.72 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (360 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
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
707 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is £183 per night
7.51 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,217 reviews)

"Please keep doing everything exactly the same and dont ever change! I loved my oceanfront room, the fresh clean linens, the soap the hotel provides and their exceptionally kind and curteous staff. Best hotel experience ive had in San Diego and i am looking forward to visiting again."…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2020

Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Urban Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
1654 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £74 per night
0.64 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (4,220 reviews)

"Rooms are nice and clean check in was quick and easy staff was helpful"…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2020

Urban Boutique Hotel
Ocean Beach Hotel
2 out of 5
5080 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £158 per night
5.71 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,938 reviews)

"We loved that it was a dog friendly place and right across from the beach. Also walking distance to all restaurants and dog beach."…"

Reviewed on 27 May 2020

Ocean Beach Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is £161 per night
6.28 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (6,546 reviews)

"The rescued seal area was a nice surprise. Whole place was nice. Only thing I didn’t like was leaving!"…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2020

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Visiting San Diego

History buffs will enjoy exploring San Diego, and visitors give high marks for the popular zoo, seaside and fascinating museums. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its theatres, art and entertainment. Top sights in the city include Petco Park, Seaport Village and USS Midway Museum.

  • There are 2170 hotels and other accommodation options in San Diego
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Diego

Known for its museums, theatres and art, the city's cultural venues include USS Midway Museum, Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Air and Space Museum. Attractions like San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle and SeaWorld are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Point Loma Lighthouse, Ocean Beach Pier, and Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala.

In La Jolla, there are 2170 hotels and other accommodation options to make it easy to plan your perfect retreat at an affordable rate. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Pendry San Diego - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Gaslamp Quarter can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its bar and clean, comfortable rooms.
  •  Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station - Our customers like the central location and helpful staff at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 2.5-star hotel in Point Loma can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront - This 3-star hotel in Downtown San Diego features free breakfast, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its beach locale and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favourite sights in San Diego include Petco Park, Seaport Village and Port of San Diego. Outside the city, top places to visit include San Diego Coronado Bridge, located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the heart of the city, and La Jolla Cove, which is 11.4 mi/18.3 km away.

Getting around San Diego

With so many transport options, exploring all of San Diego is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station and Convention Center Station. If you want to journey outside 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.

Dressing for San Diego

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 19°C and the night-time average to be 9°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 23°C during the day and 12°C at night
  • July to September averages 25°C during the day and 17°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 23°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for San Diego is 250 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 9°C

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 Moxy San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter and Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront 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, Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU is a popular 2-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle and Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to San Diego?
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good choices to stay with the children include Bahia Resort Hotel and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown. 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?
The Sofia Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features pillowtop beds and a restaurant. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in San Diego?
Ocean Villa Inn is a top dog-friendly property, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool along with free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Handlery Hotel and Solamar San Diego.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in San Diego?
Pendry San Diego is a top 3.5-star beachfront resort with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Ocean Park Inn and The Dana on Mission Bay. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Coronado Beach or Mission Bay.
What's the best luxury hotel in San Diego?
Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a 5-star hotel with 6 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Westgate Hotel and Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in San Diego?
Urban Boutique Hotel is a favourite 3-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. The Horton Grand Hotel and La Pensione Hotel are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in San Diego?
Rancho Bernardo Inn San Diego - A Golf and Spa Resort is a top 4-star resort that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Another good choice is Four Points by Sheraton San Diego if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. 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, Courtyard by Marriott Old Town is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other choices to soak up the local history include Old Town Western Inn & Suites and The Sofia Hotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier and Point Loma Lighthouse.

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