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  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in San Diego, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in San Diego in December and November.
  • 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 Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your San Diego hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in San Diego found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $119, while the most expensive was $429.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in San Diego for 5 days.
  • If you will be staying on the famous Coronado Peninsula just off the coast of San Diego, consider Coronado Beach, a hotel facing the open Pacific. Coronado Beach Resort and La Avenida Inn are less than a 10 min walk from the beach on Glorietta Bay, which is closer to the side of Coronado that faces the mainland.
  • For those looking to stay at a bed and breakfast in San Diego, Keating House in the Bankers Hill neighborhood is a charming venue with delightful individually decorated rooms. The 1906 Lodge on the Coronado peninsula is an upscale stay with a southwestern vibe. Hillcrest House Bed and Breakfast by the San Diego Zoo offers quaint rooms inside a vintage craftsman house.
  • If you want to spend some time at the desert locations the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the Salton Sea, or Joshua Tree, some good San Diego hotels to stay at include the hotels along I-8 to the east of the city, such as the Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego, the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon, and the Motel 6 El Cajon San Diego.
  • Plans can change unexpectedly, so it's worth considering hotels in San Diego that have free cancellation. Some of these include the Town and Country San Diego, the Ramada by Wyndham San Diego Gaslamp Convention Center, the Gaslamp Plaza Suites, and Hotel Z – a Staypineapple Hotel.
  • If you are looking for a pet-friendly hotel in San Diego, consider the Pendry San Diego Hotel, which also includes room service, wheelchair accessibility, and a spa. The Solomar San Diego, this Sofia Hotel, and the InterContinental San Diego - an IHG Hotel are also pet-friendly hotels.
  • Want to stay in a hotel near University of California San Diego? Consider hotels such as Sheraton La Jolla Hotel, which is less than a mile from the university and has a garden with an outdoor pool, or Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, which is the same distance away and has a spa.
  • Many of the city’s attractions are spread across the city, meaning it is often best to select a San Diego hotel near the main attractions you would like to see, and to travel by metro, trolley or bus to the others. For example, you could choose the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown if you are interested in visiting Balboa Park, which less than a mile away.
  • San Diego hosts a variety of conventions throughout the year, causing the city’s hotels to fill up quickly. Check the convention calendar before booking to strategically pick the dates of your vacation and avoid these events. If you have no choice but to visit the city during a convention, check the Mission Bay neighborhood to find cheap hotels in San Diego. The Dana on Mission Bay and Hilton both frequently have hotel deals.
  • If Downtown San Diego hotels are out of your budget, opt for a hotel in Old Town instead, such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant. Old Town is one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Diego, and it is linked by an affordable trolley to Downtown.
  • For those traveling with their families, consider booking a hotel in San Diego near the zoo, such as The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The area near the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park has many family-friendly activities, and it is located near Downtown and the trolley system.

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