pet friendly hotels in San Diego, CA

1. San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off I-805 and a 9-minute walk from the Rio Vista Trolley Station, this modern hotel is 6 miles from the San Diego Zoo and 7 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.The contemporary rooms have 42-inch flat-screens with premium channels, coffeemakers, Wi-Fi (fee) and balconies with city or pool views. Club-level rooms grant access to a lofted lounge with free continental breakfast and evening appetizers.A stylish restaurant has a chic bar/lounge and serves American cuisine. There’s an outdoor pool with private cabana seating and a hot tub. Other amenities include a fitness room, a business center and 28,000 sq. ft. of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • 8 min drive to the Mission San Diego de Alcalá
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the stylish restaurant
  • Guests mentioned concierges 13 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers


Excellent Marriott property and well maintained All staff very friendly and helpful Nice common areas and lots of

places to sit and relax throughout the property Pool was nice with plenty of chairs, towels and was very clean Front desk staff including the manager were extremely accommodating to me and very professional I arrived very early in the morning and didn’t expect to be able to check in, but just asked to be able to check in whenever they had something available They were so accommodating and actually found a room within the hour around 10am Awesome!! Great thing is this Marriott had the Elite lounge open and well stocked drinks and snacks Complementary breakfast daily as well Nice touch was a seltzer bar in the lounge with coffee and tea machine as well Only negative here is the rooms have hardwood floors that are not kept clean Not sure if they don’t have the correct vacuum cleaners or what, but the floors had other people’s hair all over the place It was pretty gross actually and my socks were covered with debris from the floor Walls had blood splattered on themas well Low pile rugs are a better option and easier to vacuum using the upright vacuum they use Anyway, I would still recommend this hotel, but just beware that you must wear slippers or setting on your feet at all times in the room unless you want other people’s hair on your feet!

Mariam Benjamin

We stayed here for the first time last weekend and we were very pleasantly surprised how much we loved it The rooms were clean and great The staff was super friendly! While we ate breakfast there, a couple of the staff members really stood out

We were greeted by Dee and we watched as she chatted and made sure all the guests were happy and enjoying their meals Our server was JC and he was excellent Let’s not forget the front desk either They were all super helpful Especially Anna! We will be coming back very soon!!!

Jay Akhtar

Our stay was good and could have been better for 5 starsHere are few things that can be improved:- no room service done even after requesting a day in advance It was done later after when we came back and had to call front desk multiple times- after room service was done, coffee supplies were not refilled- used glasses were not replaced- trash from the bin was not removed- no chairs in the balcony- lastly not a deal breaker but a hot tub around the pool was missing

2. Old Town Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 4444 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Phone: (619) 260-8024
  • Ratings: 4.5 (699 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Old Town Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key lodging offering simple rooms & an outdoor pool, plus complimentary Wi-Fi & breakfast.

About this hotel

A 6-minute walk from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, this relaxed, Spanish-style hotel is 3.3 miles from SeaWorld and 4 miles from Mission Beach.Low-key rooms and suites have flat-screen TVs with DVD players, plus desks, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Some offer microwaves and minifridges; studios add kitchenettes.Freebies include continental breakfast and parking. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a BBQ grill and an arcade, and laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms and the showers
  • Walking distance to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Old Town, San Diego
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests liked “Continental Breakfast”, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Lydia Storm

Enjoyed my stay! Room was large It had sitting area, desk, dressers, two sinks, fridge and microwave Complimentary breakfast provided hard boiled eggs, old fashioned oatmeal, fruit, cereals and more

Coffee available all day Very decent rate located an quick stroll from Old Town & transportation center Boarded an Amtrak train there to head up the coast after a two night stay There are definitely transient/homeless people in the area who you may interact with if you leave the property We had no problems though and my mom had a few friendly conversations with people passing through There was noise from highway and trains, but ear plugs kept me sleeping soundly You might want to request a second or third story room to reduce foot traffic from locals Staff was very helpful and kind Our small dog was welcomed here for a small fee of only $15 per night, plus free parking!

Pierre-Olivier Clément

The best motel I’ve ever seen in the US! Staff was kind and welcoming, you have to ask them about discounted tickets for attractions around town, they will find you something!The breakfast provided was nice, and their pool was pristineLast but not the least, our “petite King” room was super comfortable, special mention to the DVDs and the DVD player in every room! It was so nice…+++ the location is great! You can easily walk 5-7 minutes to the Old Town State Park, which I highly recommend!

Abraham Cendejas

Excellent stay Close to the trains and other transports Close to old town with a road outside of the hotel

The hotel room was clean and quite The hotel room was well insulated with an air conditioner unit that I did not use for cold or hot while being winter when I visited I loved that the room had plenty of mirrors and two sinks I used both the mini fridge and the microwave that was in my room Excellent water pressure and hot water The bed was clean, warm and big for I got a king sized bed with plenty of pillows I recommend you get a gallon of water and you plan your entertainment because of the small distance the hotel is from downtown and the beach But because of the proximity of the old town station, you can get on the trolley and get to downtown and colleges and other schools using a bus/ busses or the trolley, also there is an Amtrak station there, very close to the hotel At 8 in the morning there is a bugle call and the playing of the National Anthem This is a nice hotel and would stay again if I visit San Diego again

3. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel next to Hazard Center mall and a San Diego Trolley stop is 2 minutes’ drive from Interstate 8, and 10 minutes’ drive from SeaWorld.All rooms offer contemporary decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add living areas with sleeper sofas, and some include whirlpool tubs. Some rooms and all suites add balconies.A chic cafe with an indoor fountain offers breakfast, and a casual restaurant serves lunch and dinner. There’s also a fitness center, and heated indoor and outdoor pools. Additional amenities include 25,000 sq ft of function space and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to Balboa Park
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Some guests disliked the minibars and others complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests liked “Fire pit”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lin Staley

I was fortunate enough to have the company I worked for put me up at this beautiful hotel for a business trip I was here for two days and enjoyed every minute of it First of all I love San Diego so this was a double plus for me

The staff here were unbeatable and went out of their way to make sure my stay was pleasant and to make sure I had everything I needed My room was very nice and the bed so comfortable I really enjoyed my stay and it didn’t feel like work, more like a mini vacation Thank you everyone there for all of your caring and hard work

Kobié Jacobs

First of all service here by the staff is tops Beyond professional they just really seem to care about your comfort and needs so are quick to respond to any requests or questions Hotel itself is very nice and clean

Rooms are comfortable Layout is easy to navigate Lobby decor is beautiful Just an overall elegant but comfy vibe Only reason for 4 stars is completely subjective I like a hotel with nice views My options seem to be a view overlooking the roof of the lobby and then the freeway or a shopping center There are restaurants, FedEx and other shops right off the second floor which is nice but the neighborhood isn’t very walkable Only other strike was that there was no mini fridge in the room which I thought was strange All minor issues in the end Room rate was surprisingly low compared to other options in the area for the quality I’ll definitely stay here again

regis kwong

Excellent hotel with great service Conveniently located in the mission Valley area surrounded with many great restaurants and shops The service is extraordinary and friendly

They were very accommodating on all our requests The rooms are clean and roomy The lobby has very good vibes buzzy with cool musics and people Facility is new with swimming pool and well equipped gymWith the hotel located right next to the major freeway, it’s easy to get to the hotel For people that are here on vacation, this is a great hotel stay in as it is very close to the beach, restaurants and all the attractions in San Diego without expensive costs associated with the bay and beach hotelsParking is $35 a night which is much cheaper than the other hotels

4. Motel Mediteran Escondido (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile off Interstate 15, this straightforward roadside motel is a 9-minute drive from San Diego Zoo Safari Park in the San Pasqual Valley, and 2 miles from downtown Escondido.Simply decorated rooms and suites are accessed from outside corridors, and offer free Wi-Fi, premium cable and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves and minifridges. Suites with Jacuzzi tubs are also available.Complimentary amenities include breakfast and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Kit Carson Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned bars 11 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Chris Cope

For the money, I don’t believe you’ll find a better place to stay The rooms have everything you need They are super clean, smell nice, well kept and attractive

Everything works The fridge is large Water pressure is stunning good! The bed is huge and comfortable as well For the small size rooms, they are nonetheless packed with all the basics without feeling cramped The woman who checked me is was very nice too! All around very very good service I recommend this place to stay Most times at this price I don’t But this Motel is a real exception If you need an affordable place to stay mostly just to sleep then be on your way, then book You’ll be happy 😊

Stephanie Chukel

This was a gem! My son and I were in San Diego for soccer Most of the team stayed at a brand name hotel for three times the price I booked this one based on reviews and being 7 miles from the team hotel

It did not disappoint The room was clean and updated We had a small table, desk, fridge and microwave King bed was comfortable The pool was available (unlike the expensive team hotel) The day and evening staff were friendly as well There is no breakfast (COVID) so that is where the fridge and microwave came in handy Thank you for providing a great place at a very reasonable price Budget for the win!

Joanne Titanic

My single room was so tiny Everything was clean and neat but minimal Nice to have a microwave and mini-refrigerator

The bed appeared to be okay but I found it too high and uncomfortable Was up most of the night from all the sounds around the room The staff was extremely nice They were the best part of the stay The television was off to the side of the room so had to angle myself in bed to view it The bathroom was directly in front of the bed ( remember TINY ROOM) so they had no choice but to put the TV on the only wall If the room was a bit bigger I would definitely return Hopefully they have bigger rooms elsewhere in the place Oh yeah, bring your own cups Only 2 tiny plastic cups No cup in bathroom A really mixed review Sorry

5. Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a business area off the Mission Valley Freeway, this upscale hotel with Spanish Colonial architecture is flanked by palm trees and lies next to Presidio Hills Golf Course. It’s within 6 minutes’ walk of both Old Town train station and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.Unassuming rooms with desks and sofabeds feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Room service is available.Breakfast is provided (fee) in a relaxed restaurant/bar. There’s also a convenience store, a lounge and a 24/7 business center, plus an outdoor pool, a gym and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Old Town, San Diego
  • Some guests complained about the beds and the air conditioning
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked “Mexican cuisine”, mentioned 12 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

April Ward

Only giving 4 stars on service because you have to call for room service and more towels; I would rather use the door hangers to request Whoever cleans this property does an amazing job Day time front desk ladies were nice, the early morning front desk person wasn’t very friendly and looked annoyed that we didn’t remember our room number

$22 additional a night for parking when 3 nights stay cost more than my mortgage is a bit much as well Overall we enjoyed our stay

raymond odele

Very nice hotel with clean rooms I loved my stay here, and I couldn’t have asked for a better room experience Staff are really nice too

They have outside parking as well as a secure basement parking On the management end, I do think the $22 parking fee is strange however Maybe you can let people know prior to check in that there’s a fee? Or lump it into the sum for the hotel? That way someone doesn’t feel tricked But overall, its a very great place!

Rachel S

I expected more of a Hilton I was pleasantly surprised to be able to pick the specific room I wanted to be in and select what time I would arrive in the app before I arrived When I finally got to the hotel, my room wasn’t ready

I decided to wait for my room so I sat in the lobby doing workMy room was nice the bed is a little hard There was a modem in my room that kept popping they said that they came up to look at it but didn’t hear anything so I just lived with it I feel like they should have offered some kind of compensation between me having to wait a while for my room to be ready, to the noise in my roomAlso, every time I tried to call down to the lobby front desk, it rang forever and I never got a hold of anybody, which is very annoyingBreakfast was not included and again, it’s expensive I miss the days of breakfast being included in most hotel reservations it just makes traveling less stressful and more enjoyable

6. The Westin San Diego Bayview (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a tree-lined street, this sleek hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter is 2 miles from San Diego International Airport, 17 minutes’ walk from the San Diego Convention Center and a mile from baseball games at Petco Park.Casual rooms with city views feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, plus minibars. Suites add Bose sound systems, iPod docks, and living rooms with sofabeds, and some also have dining areas.There’s a relaxed restaurant, a cafe and a lobby bar, as well as a rooftop pool, a gym and an airport shuttle. Parking and spa treatments are available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to The New Children’s Museum and the USS Midway Museum
  • 9 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but outdated
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests liked the relaxed restaurant
  • Guests mentioned concierges 26 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Desiree Rushton

We loved our stay here! The front desk employees were polite and efficient The room was clean and such a comfortable bed! Someone had found my wallet on the street and the head of security held it until he could get in contact with me And if you go to the bar, ask for Paul!!! We ended every evening having a drink at the bar with him

He’s an excellent bar tender It was a great place to stay while hanging out in the city

Avery A

We really enjoyed our stay here Not really kid friendly, more geared toward that traveling professional Nonetheless, my 4yr old had fun here

Front staff was nice and friendly, as were their security Lobby was nice and spacious My daughter enjoyed going to the second level and watching everyone from above Our room was basic, yet comfortable and suited our needs Bathroom was small, but its not like we hung out in thereWe really enjoyed the hotel restaurant/bar, and so did a lot of other travelers It got busy later than I expected, like around 9pm Keep that in mind if you get hungry and decided to order here From observation, it looks like it took awhile for the food to come out, but everyone did show up at almost the same time The chocolate cake was okay if you are craving something sweet Of course there are restaurants close by, if you are looking for other fareOverall, a nice place to stay if you’re in the downtown area


Beautiful hotel in a great area but don’t expect any hospitality Trying to get toiletries brought up to my room is an absolute hassle The coffee shop employees are more concerned with keeping the beverages stocked than actually serving customers

And good luck with the shuttle service A couple of the drivers aren’t exactly the most pleasant people to encounter 300 bucks a night I definitely did not get what I paid forQuestion: why is it so difficult to get a shuttle ride to the airport?? The front desk won’t schedule it The drivers aren’t nice about it I don’t get why it’s so difficult I’m giving you guys 300 bucks a night Least you could do is give me a ride to the airport without the hassle

7. International Travelers House Adventure Hostel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-5 in the downtown neighborhood of Little Italy, this vibrant hostel occupies a quaint Victorian villa. It’s 2 miles from San Diego Zoo and 6 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.Bright, colorful private rooms, as well as mixed and female-only dorms have complimentary Wi-Fi and towels.Freebies include breakfast, dinner, hot drinks and guided activities. Musical instruments, computers and iPads are provided. Lively common areas include a lounge, a kitchen, a garden and outdoor patios.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 15 min walk to the Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • 9 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “pancakes” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Nicholas Kitsos

One of the best Hostels in San Diego Prime location, next to beautiful Little Italy Beautiful looking house with lots of character that is kept clean and tidy by the staff

ITH always has an amazing community vibe and the staff at this hostel in particular are very friendly and service oriented I had a lot of fun going to the bonfires and events they hosted I would highly recommend staying at this hostel

Un utilisateur Google

I really like this hostel, the young’s staff are really good and super friendly The kitchen are interely equip, breakfast are good too, the bathroom are decent just missed some soap for travel you know The bunk bed are correct, but need to repair the metallic ladder are not fixed

One note for the end, the price are cheap pour San Diego I really recommend this place if you enjoyed talk with strangers 😁

Francisco Valenzuela

The room was stinky, the beds were not comfortable People were doing drugs in the facilities, there were no lockers available, no towels available, the restrooms were also dirty Thank you for trying to improve but I already went back to San Diego and I booked another place where it was sparkling clean, they had a mich better service, they had lockers available, the beds were more comfortable and the price was lower

Honestly I don’t think i will come back to you guys, there were broken lockers and I had to sleep with my suitcases in my bed, so far it’s been one of the worst experiences I’ve had around the world Thank you but no thank you

8. Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary suburban hotel is 2.6 miles from Qualcomm Stadium (Chargers football) and 10 miles from Petco Park (Padres baseball); it’s 8.5 miles from the San Diego Zoo, 8.5 miles from historic Old Town and 9.2 miles from the University of San Diego.Subdued rooms have work desks, pull-out sofas, cable TV and free WiFi; suites have minifridges and microwaves. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.A restaurant/lounge serves breakfast and American and Southwest cuisine for dinner; kids 12 and under eat free. There’s also room service, parking (fee), an outdoor pool, a fitness room and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 9 min drive to the Mission San Diego de Alcalá
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional and friendly
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 45 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeffrey Davis

Well I don’t know where to start Came in from out of town to just get awayWe called customer service to go to the Hilton on Mission Valley by the mall and as we drove to the location given it was mission valley stadium and did not match the pictures

As we checked in the front desk told us immediately if we switched hotels we still will be charged for three days because we needed to give 24 hours Mind you the reservation was made the same day Not understanding why a simple switch could not be made as we noticed a whole homeless camp in the back parking lot Called customer or corporate line to ask if we could switch and the customer service agent said why did we choose this hotel and not what we wanted as we explained to her we are from out of town and did not know we would of been deceived After telling us she needed to hear the tape to see if we made the mistake or the employee made the mistake Agent was rude and only listened to provide a response and not one of a customer service agent When asked if we could speak to her manager she replied she doesn’t have a manager as we called the top leave of service for Hilton and she was the boss My reply everyone answers to someone and she said she was the top and will send us an investigation As we were on the phone my husband noticed Hilton deducted 202200 from his credit card This was mentioned to top level phone agent and her reply was that wasn’t her concern as she is only focusing if we made the mistake of choosing the wrong hotel We immediately called front desk to make them aware and a male staff member hung up after being confronted about that amount and we called back and a female staff member acknowledged she was aware and they are working on it and it will be refunded in 24 hours 2 days later money was not returned and we were quoted 59400 There were no light bulbs in two of the lamps and a light bulb missing on one of mini reading lamps We don’t smoke and it reeked of stale cigarettes There was dried blood on the sheets Also we had to call the front desk to ask for new wash clothes and clean sheets as no one bothered to clean our room Tomorrow is our check out 4/21/2922 just in case there is a lie to justify the stealing of 2 grand Very disappointed in how this makes the Hilton name to become tarnished

Jill Galbraith

I am giving 4 stars because the good outweighs the badNear many restaurants and stores The only disabled parking spot they have is large

Extremely helpful staff, especially midnight clerk and GM Good food at the restaurant Putting restaurant tab on hotel bill was extremely convenient Nice selection in the store Clean in the common areas and rooms Nice amenities in rooms and lobby The pool was beautiful and the workout room was excellent and very well equipped The guest safes were convenient and a lifesaverHuge homeless camp behind hotel, so tons of foot traffic through the driveway Delivery trucks block driveway throughout the day No coffee available after 10am No lunch at restaurantLots of small things broken in the rooms, but manager took the problems seriously and repairs were made promptly Minor issue with one of the elevators, and the ice machine on the 2nd floor is broken, loud and leakingWe would definitely stay again due to the staff’s commitment to our comfort, convenience, and security

San Xiong

This is the worst Hilton in San Diego, CA The way they took the angle of the hotel looks clean and big but once we arrived, the area is a dump, squash between Jack in the Box like this hotel was in the back alley

in which it is On the outside parking in the rear, you will see homeless encampment It is not safe and be aware that the camera inside the garage only have one view take and make sure you park once you enter the garageif you go further to where you are heading out, there is no camera in which that the camera angle only the entrance and not the other side The elevator and the hallway to any floors smell and has no air condition No complimentary breakfast in which they will charge you $2100 per person We told the front desk, we do not want serviceand they come anyway This place only looks good in the front main entrance to check in but the room are terriblepower outlet do not work, no fan vent in the restroom, and trust methey will try to charge you extra fees Parking is $1500 a night but you see other encampment RV park inside and they did not even care We only put friend family pet in the room for a min of 30 minutes and were charge $7500 for a service fee Stay away from this place and rent the one by the waterfront Other customer that slept during those days we stay said their bathroom was clogged and none of the maintenance did not care We have pay a premium during our stay in July of 2022and it was the worst stay At least have a security on duty patrolling the parking Have extra hotel luggage cart We have ask many time and they said they do not have it, in which we found out they only have 3 cart throughout the hotel in which we were lucking that one of the customer gave it to us down in the basement parking I would not come back to this placeI have seen many customer just walk across the alley to other restaurant to buy breakfast every morning It is a sad location and they need to disclose it online so everyone should be aware of booking it Be aware, check Google map 3d and you will thank me! Going back to lower end of other hotel that offer better service, complimentary, and care about customer spending these nights there

9. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is 2.9 miles from the Bernardo Winery and 4.4 miles from the Maderas Golf Club.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor patio. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 4 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, an exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to the Bernardo Winery
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 11 times
  • Guests mentioned “parks” 22 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jan Durand

Our stay was nice The staff was excellent Our room had some items that did not work

Also, they came within an hour to fix one issue When I mentioned them at checkout they compensated us with free parking, plus $50 off our rate Location was wonderful to Poway and San Diego downtown The bed was very comfy All my special requests were accepted and completed for us Thank you to all the staff

Christopher Johnson

Fernando at the front desk is a “five star man” as Dennis Reynolds would say The Courtyard is what it is, a standard 3 star hotel, it needs some love here and and there and is a place to sleep with the essentials but far from luxurious It’s fine

We were sent here by another hotel that overbooked us and there was a lot of drama that went into that so I won’t hold them accountable for any of that But because of that I arrived at 1am with lots of road weariness, frustration and zero patience I tried to not take it out on the staff but I still probably wasn’t the most pleasant person to deal with in the middle of the night But Fernando was more than understanding, maintained a positive attitude and took care of us I really appreciate all his support and because of him I’d give the whole experience 5 stars Marriott, give this man a raise

Trev Econ

Unique, you get a sense they are doing their best however some staff seem totally oblivious Some of the staff are also exceptionalOne thing is clear the rooms need serious updating especially the toilets and bathrooms are not where they should be

Otherwise if you must go, do pay close attention then leave

10. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 564-3333
  • Ratings: 4.3 (7011 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bayside lodging with a waterfront pool, a spa & refined dining, plus 165,000 sq ft of meeting space.

About this hotel

Across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, this polished 30-story convention hotel overlooking San Diego Bay is a 7-minute walk from Petco Park, home of the Padres baseball team, and 10 minutes’ walk from the historic Gaslamp Quarter.Airy rooms offer bay and city views, plus flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee). Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas.There’s an upscale restaurant offering innovative global dishes, as well as a sports bar, a coffee shop, and a waterfront bar with a terrace. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness center, and an outdoor saltwater pool with views of the bay, plus 165,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • Some guests disliked the unclean bathrooms and others complained about the showers
  • 7 min walk to Petco Park
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Footbridge” 16 times
  • Guests praised the bay and city views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Mini Rag

It is hard to beat the location of the hotel Right at the waterfront, with a spectacular view all around The hotel looks new, well maintained

The rooms are a good size, quite The beds feels old, mine were slanted My one complaint was the shower is slow, and it takes a while to finish The AC on the other hand works perfectlyThe team running the hotel is great

John S

A couple shots of and from the place But this was probably one of the most convenient hotels I’ve ever stayed in You’re able to walk to and from very easily and they have a bunch of great food and drink options right at the hotel

One weird thing was, water was not free unless you bring an empty water bottle and use one of their refill stations near the bathrooms on the main level but they do not provide water in the roomsOther than that it’s a great place to stay The pool was great and all the food we had “on campus” was delicious, especially for a hotel There is a daily destination fee that they charge but that provides you a $15 credit that can be used at the hotels restaurants and convenience store It also include a free 1 hour bike or kayak rental from the place a few minutes down the boardwalk AND a daily free shuttle ride to and from Coronado Beach

Eva Garcia

Very nice clean hotel The bed was very comfy I loved the pool and elevators

AC worked really well Good walking distance to Gaslamp Quarter and stadium The only down side was all the additional fees I had to pay There is a fee for parking at hotel you already pay a good amount of money to stay at, the parking should be included with your stay

11. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Diego North, CA (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel, set in the Sorrento Valley, is 5 miles from Torrey Pines Golf Course and a mile from the I-805.The unfussy rooms come with minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, as well as desks with ergonomic chairs, free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Suites add pull-out sofas and living rooms. Kids age 17 and under stay with an adult for no charge.Free perks include hot breakfast, parking and an area shuttle service. Other amenities include a fitness room, a casual eatery/bar and an outdoor pool. There’s also a business center and 4,000 sq ft of meeting space. Pets are accepted for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • 14 min drive to Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 31 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Erik P

Ended up booking a room here as it seemed to have decent reviews and decent location to my destinationLobby / Check In – At check in staff was nice and offered us a free water or soda, check in was simple and quick like most The lobby is small but has a nice touch to it with some of the decor and all, carpets were dirty but seen clean it that night

Rooms – Simple and clean, shower tub could use some love but other than it was a clean functioning room, very simple tooPool – They do say it’s heated but not warm enough in my opinion Other than that it can get packed and it’s a ok sizeParking – Plenty of parking in front or backBreakfast – Place is kept clean and stocked but selections are very minimalOverall it was an ok experience, nothing that stood out too much


The hotel has almost no maintenance, rooms with bad smell and rooms very old, almost falling apart, they were not clean either!! I contacted the front desk and the manager was rude, he shouldn’t be at the front desk, he didn’t like my complaints, but I was not the only one complaining, the rate was far from cheap, so they must provide much much better service, and give a much better care to rooms, they are dirty, they smell bad and almost falling apart!! The towels at the pool are a joke, very very small, it’s a Shame to see those high prices they charge for their rooms and they are not clean, they smell bad, they already are very very old, they need to be renewed and give them much much better mantainance, front desk attention and attitude is terrible 😔

12. Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego-Sorrento Valley, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute drive from I-805, this contemporary hotel is 10 miles from the cliffs and beaches of La Jolla Shores, and 15 miles from SeaWorld and the marina.Modern rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus kitchettes with microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. There’s also high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms and free WiFi, plus kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add a dining table.Amenities include free hot breakfast, a business center, 625-sq-ft meeting room, a fitness room and outdoor pool with whirlpool, plus free parking and a local shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 14 min drive to Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned refrigerators 15 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Deb Moore

Great location about 20-30 minutes from all the tourist attractions in a safe part of San Diego Close to restaurants and Target (for the things you forgot!) Parking is free but the lot closest to the hotel is small with narrow parking spots

Great sound proofing between rooms Generally clean rooms and bath Free breakfast every morning Front desk very helpful Would stay again

Samantha Orchard

Noisy renovationBe aware that the ongoing remodeling (June 2022) can be quite noisy Workers were hammering and banging until almost 7 pm one day and the front desk staff said they could do nothing about it

I do not think it is right for the hotel not to warn guests about construction noise before their stay and to charge full price to have to put up with the incessant noise Also, a side door was left standing open for the construction workers, which made me a bit concerned re:safety

13. Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial area off the Otay Mesa Freeway, this straightforward hotel is 6 miles from both the Aquatica San Diego marine park, and music at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre.Bright, relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas.A hot breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a 24-hour exercise room, guest laundry facilities and a heated outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 11 min drive to Parque de la Amistad
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Gerald Essenberg

The hotel was completely in the middle of a distribution/logistics/storage area and absolutely no stores or restaurants nearby The room did not smell great and I was not able to open the window The airconditioning was not working well

Worst part: I stayed 4 nights and only once the beds were made upon my request I requested room service for the other 3 nights, but nothing was done, regardless of my in time request Only 1 time I requested fresh towels and after two reminders I finally got my towels at 11:15 PM!!! Not even the dirty towels were picked up FOR 3 DAYS The bathroom almost looked like a pool after a shower with all dirty towels on the floor (see picture) Breakfast was typical HIE, but items were not restocked in time, people were waiting, no coffee, no creamer, no bread, pancake machine was broken, no fruit at all and the fridge was not properly cooling Never go there again

Wendy Marin

This was not a great experience We were given an unclean room with toenail clippings and stains on the carpet as well as mold on the sheets The Hotel is in the middle of nowhere and the surrounding areas are storage units and commercial buildings

We switched rooms once we saw how unclean it was Then the new room smelled like mold We were told we were not going to have electricity throughout our stay Electricity went out twice and it was not a great feeling We tried to get accommodations or a discount on our stay and that was also a no per the manager We are a family with younger children and I would NOT recommend staying here

Vanesha Garcia

The staff were overly friendly unlike what the previous reviews said Room was nice and clean but as always In hotels need more towels The provided shower gel and shampoo was great! We had a small hiccup with the fridge not being cold enough for our breast milk but the staff fixed the issue with a smile

Breakfast was hot and ready, eggs,cinnamon rolls, oatmeal and hot coffee I had a great getaway with my family at this hotel

14. Holiday Inn Express San Diego South – Chula Vista, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute drive from San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, this standard hotel off I-5 is 7.6 miles from the Gaslamp Quarter.The subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and premium cable channels. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add a separate living space, plus pull-out sofas and full kitchens.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, an outdoor pool, patio and BBQ area, plus a fitness center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Balboa Park
  • 16 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Eric Estrada

Like I always say” dont judge the book by its cover” people very friendly working there Close location for everything which is a plus for us Def will rebook again but this time with the kids

Rooms were clean and organized Only negative thing about our stay is the elevator is a bit slow to go up or down and card reader had a few issues but it got resolvedThanks to Victor and his people Thank you and see you next time

Gloria Plawner

This was a great hotel for me and my family of 5 Check in was quick, service is excellent, breakfast was standard but delicious and everything we needed! The rooms are clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the abthrooms were clean I usually get creeped out by smells and textures but i had no reservations about staying here

The rooms and furnishings are slightly dated but everything is very clean and comfortable The pool area was clean and the water was heated We were all very happy

Daiyaan Epps El

The service was excellent Although the rooms are extremely dated, and the beds are super uncomfortable! I did a lot of tossing and turning throughout the night Unless you are staying for more than a week, there will be no bed service to clean the room

Luckily we only stayed one night You are able to control the air conditioning from the room with the old school window unit, which is a plus, and it gets super cold!

15. Holiday Inn San Diego – Bayside, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 4 miles from the USS Midway Museum, this polished hotel is also 4 miles from SeaWorld San Diego and 2 miles from San Diego International Airport.Casual, warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus coffeemakers. Suites add microwaves and separate living areas with sofabeds. Some include balconies.Loaner bikes are complimentary. Other amenities include a casual restaurant and a bar, plus an outdoor pool and a hot tub.There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, mini-golf, table tennis and a business center, as well as meeting and event space. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to the Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and small
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes but others praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms and the showers
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has treadmills
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

arlene88 alonzo

Stayed at the hotel for 5 days The staff are friendly and accommodated all our inquiries The room we were in was clean with ref and microwave

The beds were soft and comfy Cleaning staff are very prompt for any request Need to request for room cleaning especially in the bathroom as there is no aeration when we were out as power were automatically shutdown when you are not in the room The location is very near the airport with shuttle service The drivers were very nice

Mansa D.

5 stars for front desk staffs and room service staffs They are friendly and nice and provided good customer service Our ROOM (2 beds) I give a 2-star because out-dated, bathroom sink apart from the shower and toilet

It was Bothersome, there’s NO space for make-up and necessities, not worth over $250 a night Second day, the air conditioning was not working and they gave us comps for Jr Suite 2-star for The pool was dirty we didn’t use it all We stayed at hotel clean daily Loved the surroundings area, walking distance to the restaurants and beach

Hilary M

Both stars are for location This hotel disappointed in:1) check in Didn’t contact me as stated when room was ready

Didn’t recognize platinum IHG status Pro- reception staff was courteous2) room Reception stated no additional rooms were available when I requested a change IHG App showed rooms Room looked clean but had a strong dirt/sewage smell Pro- Room was spacious with a balcony3) airport shuttle Shuttle driver arrived at 4:55 instead of 4:30 and was rude Pro- guests did eventually arrive at airport4) lobby Courtesy water not available for guests in lobby Pro- water was available for sale

16. Stay Classy Hostel

  • Address: 1455 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 289-7577
  • Ratings: 4.4 (102 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Stay Classy Hostel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Streamlined dorms in a relaxed hostel offering a TV lounge, billiards & guest laundry facilities.

About this hotel

Set on a residential and commercial street, this relaxed hostel is 10 minutes’ walk from both Petco Park baseball stadium and the lively Gaslamp Quarter, and 4 miles from San Diego International Airport.Streamlined mixed-gender and female-only dorms have lockers, reading lights and privacy curtains. Bathrooms are shared.Amenities include a TV lounge, a pool table and guest laundry facilities. Wi-Fi is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to Petco Park
  • 11 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Jada Calderon

I recently stayed here for a week It was my first time staying in a hostel, and it was a great experience The facilities are just as shown in the photos and the staff is constantly cleaning

I was there with my boyfriend, but I would stay again on my own The only thing I would be uncomfortable with is the area All of downtown SD seems to be home to a large population of homeless individuals That being said, the hostel is secure and if you are looking for a central location I don’t think there is any way around the transients We rented bicycles and were able to get everywhere we needed without issue, and we were everywhere from Mission Beach to Coronado Island to Balboa Park and Barrio Logan Public transportation is also convenient I was working during half our stay and the internet was reliable with plenty of common area work stations There were also lots of small touches that were nice, such as the hair styling tools, q tips, and Sunscreen The staff was friendly and helpful and always available And seriously, they were constantly cleaning They also have rules against food and drinks in the bed areas which I appreciated knowing the chances of pests in the rooms was lower The lockers are big enough for a carry on suitcase plus 2 backpacks with some room to spare

Troy Francis

This was my 1st time trying out a hostel and all I can say is “WOW-IMPRESSED” It is in perfect location near downtown and staff is super friendly in explaining everything I was hesitant in booking initially because I thought I was going to be in large open room with bunkbeds and not be able to feel comfortable to rest after long day but total opposite

There is SINGLE rooms with a comfortable bed and closed off curtain Area was CLEAN and showers had hot water and provided towels & soap There is even LOCKERS with code so no need for locks I feel totally safe and would definitely be staying here more often when I come to SD

Walter Thomas

I LOVE this place It is truly Classy It is such a vibe for those who are friendly, urban and easy going

For those who are not, it is ok, this place has many zones to also be in your own area to relax as well as work As a professional Interior Designer, I was very impressed and pleased with the aesthetics and functionality of the entire building It has all that you need from a small kitchenette to warm and store goods and more It has a lounge to hangout and watch television, or just chill The sleeping quarters are as described and are perfect It is the BEST of hostels The bathroom is clean and nicely designed as well Across the street is a grocery store and many places to walk for a bite to eat It is a short and easy walk to all places in the heart of San Diego I highly recommend “Stay Classy” but only if you are classy If you are rough and disrespectful, stay away, there is no need to disturb this wonderful vibe of this place The staff members were all helpful and kind Accessing and checking in was also a breeze

17. Hampton Inn San Diego/Mission Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel off Interstate 8 is 5 miles from both the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego, and 2 miles from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas, desks and coffeemakers.Freebies include a hot breakfast buffet, as well as to-go breakfast bags on weekdays. There’s a 24-hour gym, a business center and a convenience store, plus a heated outdoor pool, and a patio with a fire pit. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • 12 min drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 32 times
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 16 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Paula Rubio

We had to move to this hotel at 1:00 am from another hotel The front desk Julie was very helpful and kind She got us a room and worked with us on the days

I told her about the other hotel had roaches and she was very understanding The next day she remembered us and greeted us every day The breakfast was great! We missed breakfast on Friday but the reception named Christine went and got us a bagels and juice and yogurt And Sea world was 8 min away!!!!😁🥰 Thank you for a great stay!


It was a wonderful experience staying at the Hampton Inn The rooms are spacious enough Not like the cramped ones that one would often see in most hotels

All rooms, facilities, common areas are kept clean and tidy The staff are courteous and welcoming They always try to accommodate any reasonable request that one might have The hot breakfast served everyday with a good array of choices is a sure way to start the day in a great way All in all, the family had a great time staying at the Hampton Inn We would be back to this hotel again when we are in San Diego

Allen Bartz

We had a wonderful stay during our time in San Diego! The front desk staff were all great and accommodating to our needs while we stayed Our room was not ready upon arrival as it was busy the night before However, once a room became available we were contacted right away to let us know that we could check in

The hotel itself was very clean, including our room, the lobby, pool area, and breakfast area The pool was very refreshing and warm even on some chilly days Breakfast was your typical hot complimentary breakfast but each day there was some slight variety of different options availableThe location is perfect in being able to get to any of the popular sights and things to do in town We will definitely consider staying here again!

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