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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 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 Wednesday. The opposite is true for, Friday, 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 $95, while the most expensive was $1,672.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in San Diego for 3 days.
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 San Diego’s attractions are spread across the city, meaning it is often best to select a 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 San Diego during a convention, check the Mission Bay neighborhood to see if there are any cheap hotel prices and availabilities. The Dana on Mission Bay and Hilton both frequently have deals.
If the hotels located in Downtown 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 near the San Diego 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.
FAQs when booking a hotel in San Diego
Hotels are safe environments for travelers 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.
Hotels in Downtown, Pacific Beach, and near Gaslamp Quarter have the most searches on KAYAK.
Gaslamp Quarter being one of the most popular landmarks in San Diego, many travelers enjoy staying close by. Omni San Diego Hotel, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, and Tower23 Hotel are recommended hotels on KAYAK within walking distance.
$257 is the average price for a double room in San Diego, but our users have found rooms for as cheap as $29 in the last 3 days.
The Four Points by Sheraton provides a great fitness center and a breakfast buffet. The Heritage Inn San Diego is slightly further from the Casino Center, around 0.6 miles away, and offers an outdoor pool. Another option could be Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego Hotel, around 0.8 miles from the Valley View Casino Center.
The Omni San Diego Hotel is known for having amazing views, and it also provides guests with a pool, Jacuzzi tubs and a wine bar. The US Grant Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an upscale hotel with balconies that provide great views of the bay. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront also offers beautiful views of the bay, and it even has a waterfront bar.
Fortunately, it is not difficult to find hotels in San Diego that offer good breakfasts. The Gaslamp Plaza Suites has a lovely breakfast that is served on the hotel’s rooftop dining. In addition to its amazing views, The US Grant also serves a gourmet breakfast in its downstairs restaurant.
If you’re interested in fun and exciting hotels for young adults, consider the hip Hard Rock Hotel, which has a trendy bar. The Hotel Indigo in the Gaslamp Quarter is conveniently located near Downtown and has a rooftop bar. The stylish Kimpton Solamar Hotel serves guests free cocktails.
The best deal for a 3-star hotel room in San Diego found by KAYAK users in the last 3 hours was $88, while a 4-star hotel room the lowest price was $123. The cheapest room found overall was for $72.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, 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 center.
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.