Places To Stay in San Diego

When it comes to finding a place to stay for your visit to San Diego, there are options for every setting! From luxurious beachfront resorts to charming bed & breakfasts and historic hotels, to camping spots and hostels, San Diego has accommodation for every budget and every desire. Most people base their choice of where to stay in San Diego off the activities they plan to be doing. Those who want to spend their vacation soaking up the sun and playing in the sand and water usually choose a hotel on or walking distance away from the beach. Others who come to San Diego for its active nightlife generally plan to stay near downtown and those seeking a romantic getaway sometimes opt for a luxury hotel on the harbor or quiet bed and breakfast in one of San Diego’s charming neighborhoods. If your main plan for the vacation revolves around one of the main attractions, like LEGOLAND or SeaWorld, there are hotels right off the vicinity for your convenience after a long day of having fun. No matter what your plans are or whether you are traveling with your family, friends, partner, pet, etc. San Diego has the perfect accommodation to fit your travel needs.

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1. Balboa Park Inn

Balboa Park Inn offers apartment units with a convenient location just north of Balboa Park, across the street from the San Diego Zoo. Our rental rates include electric service, gas, water, and trash pickup. We provide stoves, refrigerators and air-conditioners/heaters for all units. Otherwise, the units are unfurnished.

2. The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

A San Diego Bed and Breakfast, The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla provides the personal service and luxury accommodations that visitors to San Diego's premiere coastal community expect and deserve.

3. Mudville Flats

Mudville Flats is a Historic California Craftsman that rests in an ideal location in the heart of the city. The Flats are fully furnished apartments that feature fully equipped kitchens, California King Size beds, spacious living rooms, 42? HDTV, WIFI, romantic claw foot tubs, private patios and FREE PARKING. For business or pleasure Mudville Flats provides a truly unique experience.

4. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Soak up the sun in style at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Unique to other downtown San Diego hotels, Marriott provides an environment that easily transitions from dynamic meetings to resort-style relaxation with luxury guest rooms, 280,000 square feet of meeting space and a 446-slip marina.

5. San Diego Sunset Vacation Rentals

The next time you travel, stay at one of these San Diego Vacation Rentals and spend your days sunning on the white sands of Mission Beach, sailing the calm waters of Mission Bay or bicycling, skating or jogging the 2-mile beach boardwalk that is only steps away from these beach homes along the coast.

6. Pantai Inn

Set along the shores of the La Jolla coastline, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Pantai Inn provides the ideal setting for a Southern California beachfront getaway. With an unparalleled location in the romantic seaside village of La Jolla, Pantai Inn is steps from pristine beaches and downtown dining and shopping. Drive just a few minutes outside of town and enjoy convenient access to all of the San Diego area’s sights and attractions.

7. RK Buckner Hostel

We are located right in the heart of downtown putting us within walking distance from Pet-Co Park, The Convention Center, The Gas-lamp Quarter, The Harbor, The West-field Horton Plaza Shopping Mall, numerous restaurants and Seaport Village. We’ve completely remodeled our 2 story hostel with brand new carpet, luxurious tiled bathrooms, new beds and a completely remodeled top roof patio… with a charming, friendly and professional staff we know you will love your stay here at The RK Buckner Hostel.

8. Hotel Del Coronado

Since it was first built more than 125 years ago, the Hotel del Coronado has been a beacon of grandeur and refinement among vacation destinations in Southern California and the world. With its iconic red-shingled roof adding a dash of majestic color to the dazzling azure Pacific coastline, The Del stands as the definitive example of what a luxury resort should be.

9. Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Basking in San Diego’s endless sunshine, Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes guests to a warm Mediterranean estate, replete with signature charm and Southern California style. Unrivaled Five Diamond service delivers every indulgence, including a championship Tom Fazio golf course, Five-Star spa and exquisite dining.

10. Butterfield Bed and Breakfast

Butterfield Bed and Breakfast is located in the small mountain hamlet of Julian, California, just 1 hour N.E. of San Diego and approximately 2 1/2 hours from the surrounding Los Angeles areas. Our 5-room inn is tucked under majestic cedar and oak trees on a serene ivy-covered hillside within the quaint historic district of Julian. Our 3-acres offer a beautiful view of the countryside and are within walking distance of the town. When you arrive at Butterfield B&B, you are welcomed like an old friend. Enjoy the collection of antiques, but especially the aromas of homemade desserts and breakfast.

11. Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals

All of our California beach rentals are directly on the ocean! Whether you are looking for a charming one bedroom beach bungalow on the sand for a romantic getaway, or a ten bedroom oceanfront luxurious mansion for your family reunion, we are sure to have the place for you!

12. USA Hostels Ocean Beach

All you need when you stay with us is a swimsuit and sunscreen – we loan free beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, mats, Frisbees and paddle ball sets. We even have coolers to keep those beach beverages icy cold. Wanna try out surfing? We have surfboards and body boards for a low rental cost.

13. Beach Hut Bed & Breakfast

Uniquely located at Sail Bay in Mission Bay Park and nestled between La Jolla and Downtown, the Beach Hut Bed and Breakfast is a conveniently located destination for everyone from Business Travelers to Vacationers and Honeymooners.

14. Julian Gold Rush Hotel

Located in the town's historic district, our charming inn is the oldest operating hotel in Southern California. Experience the romance and vintage charm of this restored Victorian - from the dining room with a 1914 piano to intimate rooms decorated with American period antiques, including canopy beds, armoires, and beautiful quilts.

15. Keating House

Judged San Diego's best Bed and Breakfast, Keating House has been providing bed and breakfast accommodations to San Diego visitors since 1983.

16. Boat Bed and Breakfast

Boat Bed and Breakfast is San Diego's premier charter/dockside accommodations. Located on Shelter Island in America's Cup Harbor at Shelter Cove Marina, Boat B&B offers some of the most fantastic waterfront views of Point Loma and Downtown San Diego. Experience what it's like to stay on a yacht!

17. The Westin San Diego

Escape to San Diego and let our urban retreat transform every aspect of your stay into a revitalizing experience.

18. Eaglenest Bed and Breakfast

Perfectly nestled just a block above Main Street in the Historic District of Julian, California sits Eaglenest Bed & Breakfast. Your Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn, Eaglenest is the only Bed & Breakfast home in the townsite of Julian, with luxurious comforts of home in this mountain hamlet in San Diego County, a one block walk to many local shops, fine dining, attractions and entertainment in Historic Julian.

19. La Valencia Hotel

2016, celebrating its 90th anniversary, La Valencia Hotel is the epitome of vintage coastal luxury in beautiful La Jolla, California. Also known as “The Pink Lady,” this Mediterranean style, oceanfront resort is romantic, playful and eternally enchanting – a rose colored gem in the jewel of San Diego.

20. The US Grant

A national icon since 1910, THE US GRANT is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is just steps from shopping, dining, and entertainment, and a short drive from beaches, and family attractions.

21. USA Hostels San Diego

Could be our 22 years of experience, or our friendly staff of fellow travelers. But most likely it’s because we offer the best value in hostel accommodation in San Diego with our Gaslamp entertainment district location, our exclusively-designed ‘privacy pods’ and our truly unique style of hacienda-meets-hippie-meets-Victorian décor.

22. Cherokee Lodge

The Cherokee Lodge is located one block from downtown Coronado near numerous charming bistros and restaurants, providing guests with many options for meals and entertainment. You will be just 2 1/2 blocks from the beach and 4 blocks from the historic Hotel Del Coronado in a quiet residential area less than 15 minutes from San Diego Lindberg Field airport.

23. ITH Zoo Hostel

Conveniently located in eclectic Hillcrest for travelers looking to enjoy amazing international restaurants, diverse shopping and amazing thrift stores. The closest hostel to the famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, we are perfect for international students or explorers looking to be centrally located.

24. Crone's Cobblestone Cottage

CRONE'S COBBLESTONE COTTAGE is a quiet and comfortable bed and breakfast in San Diego, California. It is both a retreat from the world and an excellent home base for exploring San Diego. Surrounded by flowers, ferns, trees and the vintage neighborhood of Mission Hills (a San Diego treasure) this tastefully appointed hostelry offers gracious hospitality that is refreshing to body and spirit. It is also within walking distance of the adjoining neighborhood of Hilllcrest, the hub of San Diego's LGBT community.

25. Tower 23 Hotel

Bold, white hot and linear, natural and unfiltered, TOWER23 Hotel is a translucent, exquisitely crafted glass box that is at once energetic, a clean, contemporary celebration of the elements, as nature’s light dances on layers of glass by day, which then serves to provide a setting that evokes a dramatic “theater of light” from within by night.

26. Orchard Hill Coutry Inn

Restful and romantic getaway, Orchard Hill Country Inn is a premier boutique hotel in Julian, California. With AAA Four Diamond attention to detail, caring staff and excellent dining, Orchard Hill is an unforgettable destination.

27. The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate offers the ease and pleasures of the world’s finest metropolitan hotels, and the best of Southern California! Located only minutes from the San Diego airport and the San Diego Convention Center, steps from the trolley/train station and readily accessible by freeway, getting here is easy. Within walking distance is the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Opera and the Symphony, Horton Plaza shops and Gaslamp Quarter. Return to the quiet of your private room and relax in luxury, then consider a visit to the Pool or Fitness Center facilities, a glass of wine in the intimate Plaza Bar, or an elegant dining experience graciously served in The Westgate Room.

28. ITH Adventure Hostel

International Traveler’s House was founded to create memorable, authentic and unique experiences for travelers. We do this through taking guests on FREE adventures and providing complimentary hot breakfasts and home cooked dinners. Daily activities include surfing lessons, sailing, snorkeling, hiking, yoga beach trips, pub-crawls and more!

29. HI San Diego - Point Loma

San Diego is the perfect destination for active travelers and explorers who want to hike, bike, surf, kayak, or simply meet new friends and share experiences. San Diego is a network of neighborhoods, and laid-back HI San Diego Point Loma hostel is the perfect launching point for exploring them. - See more at:

30. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

When you work hard, you expect the royal treatment. Luckily, our awesome concierge staff is just as particular about your hotel stay as you are. At Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, you're not just a guest, you're a rock star.

31. Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Welcome to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, a tropical hideaway in San Diego’s Pacific Beach community on the sparkling shores of Mission Bay. Our Polynesian-themed resort, only 8 miles from San Diego International Airport, offers casual elegance with palm trees, lush vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and exotic birds that like to strike up conversation with guests. With Mission Bay as our backyard and the Pacific Ocean across the street, there's no better choice among San Diego hotels.

32. Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Located on the tip of Shelter Island, enjoy beautifully enhanced guest rooms and an experience only found at Kona Kai Resort and Spa.

33. Lucky D's Hostel

Lucky D’s is fun, comfortable, clean and safe. It has an amazing atmosphere and a perfect location. Lucky D’s Downtown San Diego Hostel is steps away from the Gaslamp District, home of San Diego’s hottest nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops. It’s close to all of the city’s attractions and the best beaches are a quick bus ride away.

34. Carole's Bed & Breakfast

Carole's Bed & Breakfast opened its doors in 1982 and has since been a favorite of many returning guests from around the world.

35. Hillcrest House

Bed & Breakfast Travel at Hillcrest House is where you can “Expect the Unexpected.” Wake up in the vibrant, eclectic, urban neighborhood of Hillcrest. Uptown from Downtown, Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast is a great base location for exploring all San Diego has to offer.

36. Campland on the Bay

Located on the shores of Mission Bay, and part of Mission Bay Park, Campland has been a vacation spot for families since 1969. The balmy climate, proximity to Sea World (so close you can watch the theme park’s fireworks display at night from the campground), Legoland, San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and other area attractions, combined with Campland’s amenities, make this beachfront playground a legendary family retreat.

37. HI San Diego Downtown Hostel

In the midst of the bustling Gaslamp Quarter, HI San Diego Downtown hostel offers you a place to rest, recharge, and interact with your fellow nomads. Newly renovated common spaces scream high design, but the hostel’s awesome staff give this place a true home-away-from-home feel.

38. 1906 Lodge, A Four Sisters Inn

The newest addition to the Four Sisters Inns collection, the meticulously restored 1906 Lodge has been a welcoming presence on San Diego’s Coronado Island for well over a century. The inn’s location provides the best of both worlds: a quiet and romantic setting, yet just one block to Coronado’s main street shops, restaurants and galleries, and only two blocks to the famous beach and Hotel Del Coronado. Guests find they can park in the 1906 Lodge’s secure, underground garage, complimentary, then forget their cars until check-out.

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