cheap hotels in Spring Valley, CA

1. Inn at the Park (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 525 Spruce St, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Phone: (619) 291-0999
  • Ratings: 4.4 (886 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Inn at the Park
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Colorful suites with full kitchens, some with balconies and city views, plus a guest laundry.

About this hotel

Overlooking Balboa Park, this hip all-suite hotel in a stately building is 2 miles from the San Diego Zoo and 7 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.Chic suites with colorful decor offer full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. WiFi is available for a fee. Some add period fixtures, extra bedrooms, separate living areas, pull-out sofas and/or balconies with city views.A guest laundry is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 4 min walk to Balboa Park
  • 10 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 51 times
  • Guests praised the city views

Feedback From Real Customers

Chris Pillsbury

My family and I had a great stay here From the minute we pulled up the valet came out and helped us unload our luggage Check in was easy and we stayed in an absolutely gorgeous suite on the sixth floor

The hotel is in a historic building and it was nice to see the history of the building as you walk around The only thing I did not really like is how they try to rope you into a timeshare presentation Granted if you attended the presentation, which we did, they waived the valet fees and gave you a seven day stay in any of their hotels Aside from that everything was fantastic I would definitely stay here again


This is the best place I have ever stayed with my family hands downStaff: excellent and helpfulRooms: beautiful and comfortable

Location: perfectPrice: Worth it!We will be backPlaces to visit: Balboa park is fantastic and right next to youSan Diego zoo is a mustFood: La Taverna is fantastic Italian restaurant not to far Corner Draft House perfect for bar food and drinks

Bob Koby

Had a great week long stay here recently Great accommodations and standard services ALL staff we encountered were 5 star friendly and helpful and always tried to go above and beyond

Maintenance staff, desk staff, valet All top notch Location is amazing, and so is the rooftop! Parking situation was the only negative but you can’t expect much more in such a great location

2. Gaslamp Hostel San Diego

About this hotel

Set in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, this casual hostel is a 9-minute walk from the nearest trolley station, and 2 miles from both the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park.Ranging from mixed-gender or female-only dorms to private rooms, the humble quarters offer shared bathrooms. Some have bunk beds and/or lockers.Amenities include coin-operated laundry facilities, a lounge and a communal kitchen. Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and bar crawls are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to The New Children’s Museum and Petco Park
  • 14 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Philipp Maßmann

Definitely the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at Everything is so clean and the common areas are great to make new friends The staff is outstanding since everyone is just so helpful and friendly even if they are not on shift

Also the social events are super fun!!The rooms have a good size and the beds provide enough privacy since you have metalwalls behind and next to your head Lockers are provided in the room, which gives extra security Last but not least is the location of the hostel outstanding as well Right in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter and just a 10 min walk from the Seaport Village In conclusion, I can just highly recommend that hostel, doesn’t matter if you are just travelling and want to make new friends or if you are in the city for work

Kara Michelle

This hostel raised my standards of hostel! I’ve never been to one so greatDefinitely best hostel in San Diego! This hostel is absolutely amazing, the staff are friendly, helpful, full of local knowledge and go the extra mile for all the guests The facilities are cleaned daily, rooms are spacious, air conditioned, large lockers for the bigger backpacks, outlets and lights in the bunk with you

You often see the staff deep cleaning and making sure everything is tidy Definitely the CLEANEST hostel in San DiegoIt’s located in the heart of Gaslamp and it’s an easy walk to get anywhere As much as its in the middle of all the action, when you shut your window at night you aren’t bothered by the noise There is so much to do downtownNot only is the local area lively but they have in house activities almost every day-Taco Tuesday, Sunset Tour, Ghost Tour, Beer Pong Tournaments and Saturday Social These activities are not only very well thought out and planned but a lot of fun A great way to meet other guests & meet people to do other things with Highly recommend!

Grisha Vitkun

Maria, her partners Erin and John, and their staff are absolute beautiful people With their generosity, they helped my family and I in a big time of need and I’ll never forget that This hostel goes above business and has a real heart and human compassion to it

It’s a lottery who you’re going to get staying with you at any hostel, but this place was decorated beautifully and the facilities were great Most affordable stay I could find in San Diego and more lovely than any other But above all, the people here are good people Thank you for the stay!

3. WorldMark San Diego – Mission Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual all-suite hotel is 6 miles from the San Diego Zoo and 7 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.Relaxed 1- and 2-bedroom suites have fully equipped kitchens, living areas with pull-out sofas, and balconies or patios, plus cable TV and DVD players. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.Complimentary underground parking is available. Other amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub, plus BBQs and an arcade/recreation room. There’s also a business center with Internet access.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to Balboa Park
  • 17 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned concierges 13 times
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 46 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Phillip Andrada

A very nice timeshare to stay at The rooms are spacious and the fact it includes amenities such as an outdoor pool and grills and there’s even a balcony area for your room makes it very comfortable A full kitchen area with a sizeable table to eat or work at makes it a plus

The staff are polite and professional They are following current Covid guidelines Recommended

Derek Galenti

Staff was slow or non-existent to bring any item to the room The facility needs repairs and there is obvious settling to the structure I noticed there was sewer leaks at plumbing lines in the garage level below

Hallways and doorways on the 4 floor had major settling and felt like a cruise ship when walking through (sway and vibrations) I won’t go back for safety concerns It only got 2 stars for its proximity to locations I would feel better if a structural engineer reviewed it first

Julie Toussaint

My Very First Experience with WorldMark😊I was very Pleased! The Conceirge was very Knowledgeable and helpful I believe his name was Justin 🙄 We received a few bottles of Wine which was much needed from the drive to San Diego 😀 The rooms were amazing and stocked with the essentials My Sister in Christ Diane Lawson is a very long time Member of WorldMark 😊 and I am very Grateful that she invited me there to stay and go to the Zoo

which I have never been!! Excellent Service 👍🏾🙏🏾 Blessings

4. Carole’s Bed & Breakfast Inn

About this hotel

Set in North Park, this historic B&B is an 8-minute walk from Balboa Park and 3.5 miles from downtown San Diego.Individually decorated rooms (some with shared bathrooms) feature free Wi-Fi and traditional furnishings. Some add private decks, extra living space and/or kitchenettes.Continental breakfast is served in a classic dining room. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and sundeck, plus a living area with a TV.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min walk to Balboa Park
  • 16 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Brooklyn Johnson

First and foremost, Carole and her son Michael were wonderful hosts; great hospitality and great food I was in town for a show at the Observatory North Park which was a quick 15 minute walk from their B&B I got in late and cringed at how loudly the floorboards announced my return

*Please note that everyone can hear when you’re up and about in your room*I booked the cozy Rose Room which has a private bath and a private exit to the back porch area and pool; it is also right next to the dining room and kitchen so if you’re a light sleeper or like to sleep in past 8am-9am, people attending breakfast or anyone up and about in the kitchen/dining area, may wake you Also, if you have a vehicle parking may be limited Overall, my stay at Carole’s was lovely and I’d gladly recommend their establishment, a stay in their Rose Room, and a trip around North Park

5. Hippie Night

About this hotel

1280 Essex St, San Diego, CA 92103(224) 303-5711

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min walk to Balboa Park
  • 12 min drive to San Diego International Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Aiko Here

Oh I love this Hostel , Hippie vibes , beautiful people , we stayed here around 3 weeks and it was a majestic time in our lifes !Highly recommend 0_+Peace and Love Dudes

Andy Fields

See TheHostelCaliforniacom or write them directly on Instagram @TheHostelCaliforniaEnjoy your “Hippie Night” here in San Diego as a shared house with other travelers!You can also rent the Full House of Love Privately for your group 🙂

carla agustina bori

(Translated by Google) The first time we arrived Andy greeted us with a few beers just to show us around the place This hostel makes you feel at home From the first moment Andy and Sophie always super helpful and friendly

The hostel is beautiful, it also has a Jacuzzi, the rooms are very good and in case you want to use the facilities and sleep in your van or car you also have that option for a lower price If you want a place to relax and meet cool people this is the right place 🤗(Original)La primera vez que llegamos Andy nos recibió con unas cervecitas solo para mostrarnos el lugar Este hostel te hace sentir como en casa Desde el primer momento Andy y Sophie siempre super serviciales y amables El hostel es hermoso ademas tiene Jacuzzi, las habitaciones están muy bien y en caso de que quieras usar las instalaciones y dormir en tu van o auto también tienes esa opción por un precio menor Si quieres un lugar para relajarte y conocer personas con muy buena onda este es el lugar correcto 🤗


About this hotel

372 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910(619) 422-4242

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min drive to Balboa Park
  • 12 min walk to nearest transit

Feedback From Real Customers

Akhil Patel

I stayed here when I came to San Diego for a week room is very clean staff is very helpful and owner Dhaval Jani are humble and very helpful guide a lot about San Diego and other amenitiesOf motel I would like to be there again and again whenever I have chance to come back at San Diego

7. Portofino Apartment Mission Valley

About this hotel

2500 Northside Dr, San Diego, CA 92108(619) 568-2791

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Mission San Diego de Alcalá
  • 17 min drive to San Diego International Airport

Feedback From Real Customers


We just moved in here in Portofino and we can say that the moving process was smooth They were the only one in the area with immediate availability and we just had to move asap Their staff in the office were all nice but not the brightest to talk to

Although our apartment has outdated kitchen appliances and laundry, they’re all working well We wanted the stainless apartment but it’s additional $250++ on monthly rent It looks nice and bright but there were many wear and tear from the previous owner Again, we had to move in asap so we really can’t complainAmenities are outstanding Great views from spa area Fitness center is not too badI will UPDATE this review after one year when we move out Just reading all the move out complains of other people online makes me nervous as HG Fenton sounds to be very notorious during the move out and charge you with normal wear and tearNot sure about the whole story between them and their tenants but still, it makes me nervousJust hoping it will not be the case for us in the future, as reviews were outdated from 2018

woody greene

Absolutely love this place! The amenities are first class Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Clubhouse with Billiard Table The grounds are always well kept and the management staff is incredible! The apartments are spacious, very well maintained and modern

The community is also very peaceful and quiet Because of my work I relocate often and have dealt with many different apartment communities The manager here (Jose) has made this experience one of the best! Very professional, informative and ready to assist in any way possible I highly recommend Portofino I will definitely lease here again if on business in the area

Sarina Guida

We recently moved into the Portofino complex and we are absolutely obsessed It feels like you are waking up in paradise every single day The landscaping around the property was the first thing that caught our eye, then we saw the amenities and unit and we were completely sold! Everyone who we have been in contact with is so friendly and Isaac in the leasing office is AMAZING! He is so prompt with getting back to you and is incredibly helpful and kind and made move in so smooth for us! We seriously can not stop raving about our new home

8. Lucky D’s Hostel San Diego (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, this lively hostel in the vibrant East Village neighborhood is 2 miles from both Balboa Park and the San Diego Natural History Museum.Basic mixed-gender and female-only dorms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, bunk beds and lockers. Low-key private rooms add minifridges and cable TV. Bathrooms are shared. Linens are provided.Freebies include breakfast, bike storage and all-day drinks. There’s also a communal kitchen, 2 TV lounges and a reading room, plus guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Petco Park and The New Children’s Museum
  • 12 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned bars 27 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers


You definitely need to stay here and I will write why next:As soon as you get there and go through the doors you will be found with an amazing staircase that is really well decorated, all the walls are full of posters It makes you feel goodAs you get closer to the register you’re received by very welcoming people, once you’re done with your check in process and get to your room is in good conditions and clean

The location is basically a 4-10 minute or less walk to clubs, restaurant, and a whole street of fun The location makes this place amazing definitely worth staying here That’s all I have go and visit it yourself and create your own experience and opinion Make it your journey

Jonathan Mendoza

I stayed here 4 times now I remembered my first Visit here during the height of the Pandemic Despite how hard it was do anything Socially at the time of my first visit, at least it was great to interacted with the staff and some of the guests

A year later I came back things were more normal in San Diego Social wiseRooms are alright, the Beds too but the whole Hostel experience is positive Friendly staff and from my experience with Guests pretty friendly what I seen Plus, it affordable if your on Budget The Plus side of this Hostel its near all the good things to do In Downtown San Diego

graham barton

Phenomenal experience! Everyone from the staff to the guests has a warm, friendly, inviting energy Add that to the excellent location and abundance of art, and you’ve got quite the vibe This will definitely be the go-to spot for future travels

Objectively, the kitchen is set-up nicely so you don’t feel cramped even when it’s full The rooms are neat and clean, and the bathroom/shower facilities are accessible and ample The location is great for public transit on the rails or buses Perfect for going out only a few blocks from downtown Gaslamp, but able to come back to a more peaceful night sleep Just an easy, comfortable stay overall Best in San Diego

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9. ITH Colive Balboa Park (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 3751 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Phone: (619) 663-5628
  • Ratings: 4.4 (179 reviews) Very good
  • Website : ITH Colive Balboa Park
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Adults-only lodging offering basic dorms with shared bathrooms, plus free Wi-Fi, breakfast & dinner.

About this hotel

Located in the eclectic Hillcrest neighborhood, this casual, adults-only hostel is a 7-minute walk from Balboa Park and 1.4 miles from the San Diego Zoo.The bright, minimally furnished mixed and single-sex dorms feature shared bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Towels are provided.Complimentary amenities include area tours, and full breakfast and dinner. There’s also a communal kitchen and a lively guest lounge. Residency restrictions apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min walk to Balboa Park
  • 11 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Nomad Skateboarding

One of the most welcoming hostels I’ve been in 🙂Bathrooms and kitchens are easily accessible Good amount of space for guests

Inside separate smoking room Great prices/value Free breakfast (I didn’t see what either time I started, but others seemed happy!) Stores, transportation, and University district right outsideThe staff were all very good Kayla and Aubrey were exceptional! (Full transparency, these were the only two I really spoke with, so the rest of the staff are most likely cool as well 😎)I would recommend this to anyone looking for a short or long-term stay in San Diego

Demetrius Rowe

From the time I checked in the staff was great Audrey along with the other nice young lady Kayla their customer service was very awesome! No attitudes and they always had a smile and was extremely helpful the days I encountered these lovely people The kitchen was spacious and the rooms were clean If there were or if any issues they looked into it right away and they did their job with greatness

Though things has happened to me I can say my experience was great and I appreciate them for allowing a great place like this to be around which allow people to come together and socialize

Elijah Mccord

I give this place 2 stars because I met some great people there and the manager cares about the place That said, housekeeping is pretty much non-existent The rooms are tiny and never get deep cleaned beyond the beds being turned over

Nor do the bathrooms, which are often out of toilet paper and soap The toilets get clogged constantly at which point the stalls are taped shut and left with a terrible smell that festers because of poor ventilation The fridges in the common areas are never cleaned, and the pantry area has a terrible mold problem that completely ruined multiple of my food items in which they were stored The overall issue is cleanliness I don’t wish to throw the staff under the bus because they are largely great people, but the truth is there’s a serious lack of maintenance that left me feeling pretty undervalued as a paying customer My opinions seemed to be shared by several of the other guests with whom I spoke about the issues It’s an ok option considering the price, but the infrastructure and work ethic of the staff needs some improvement

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