Affordable Hotels in San Diego: Great Accommodation for Any Budget
San Diego is a beautiful city with so much to see and do. Here is our guide of how to find a hotel which offers great value to make your dollar go further.
San Diego is a wonderful choice for a vacation. Known for its almost perfect weather, beautiful beaches, great restaurants, shopping and history it has even been called America's Finest City.
There is a huge choice of hotels in San Diego and it can get overwhelming trying to find one which offers a good location and great value. Here are our top choices of hotels in San Diego which offer value for money.
Homewood Suites By Hilton San Diego Del Mar
If you are staying in San Diego, particularly with kids, then you will want to think about a stay at Homewood Suites in Del Mar. Spacious suites, a great location and complimentary breakfast make this an excellent deal for your stay in the San Diego area.
The hotel is located in the Torrey Hills area of Del Mar which is very convenient for the beautiful beaches, restaurants, race track and shopping. You can easily reach downtown San Diego in around 20 minutes. The hotel even offers complimentary transportation within a 5 mile radius on weekdays 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm. There is also a restaurant on site.
All of the suites are very spacious with one or two bedrooms. All have a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and a two-burner stovetop. This is a great way to save money as you can prepare simple meals in your suite. There is also a complimentary breakfast with a good choice of items. A complimentary evening dinner is offered with select items and drinks from Monday thru Thursday.
Rooms are available from $143 per night depending on dates and availability. Whilst this may seem a little on the high side we think it is a great value for families as there are two rooms in the suites so the kids can have their own space. The free daily breakfast and evening reception on certain days adds a lot to the value. Remember to use your AAA discount if you are a member, to get up to a 10 per cent discount.
Homewood Suites By Hilton San Diego Del Mar is located at 11025 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego, CA 92130.
Pacific Inn San Diego
The Pacific Inn San Diego has an excellent location just steps from the cruise port in the heart of downtown San Diego. All the attractions, shops and restaurants of the city are within very easy reach. It is just a block away from the San Diego Trolley and Amtrak station.
The hotel offers a very good value, basic place to stay. If you are looking for a comfortable, clean room in the middle of all the San Diego downtown attractions then you should consider a stay at the Pacific Inn. Room prices start at around $90 a night—a steal for this location.
An extra value is that the offer complimentary parking (a rarity in San Diego) and free wireless internet.
Pacific Inn San Diego is located at 1655 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101.
Old Town Inn
The Old Town Inn offers a combination of a great location, friendly service, a good standard of accommodation and a great price. This family owned hotel dates back to 1945 and is located just a short walk from the center of Old Town San Diego and has easy access to downtown by car or train.
As an extra value the hotel offers complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free wireless internet, free parking, DVD players and free movies in all rooms. They offer a choice of rooms which include their least expensive standard rooms which start at just $75 a night.
If you would prefer an updated room they have Deluxe Rooms, Studios, Family Rooms and even a new Jacuzzi Suite. Many of the rooms have kitchenettes so that you can save money and prepare your own food.
The rooms are very nicely furnished and very clean. There is also a small swimming pool on the property.
The Old Town Inn is located at 4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110.
Hotel Aqua Mar
The Hotel Aqua Mar is a great choice if you want a value, no frills hotel in a good location. Rooms start at just $79 for this Point Loma hotel. It's location gives easy access to San Diego downtown, the airport, SeaWorld and the Gas Lamp Quarter.
There are just 17 rooms in the Aqua Mar. Single and double rooms are offered and rates start at just $69 per night. Some of the rooms have a sleeper sofa so are ideal for a family sharing a room. They are small but all nicely decorated with modern furniture. There are plasma screens in every room and free wireless internet. There is also free parking at the hotel.
Whilst there is no restaurant you can enjoy complimentary coffee and muffins in the morning. There are plenty of restaurants within easy reach.
Hotel Aqua Mar is located at 1510 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106.
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