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San Diego Hotel Insider
San Diego, long known for its beautiful weather, has a great deal more than just sunny skies and 70-degree temperatures to boast to visitors. From the posh La Jolla Shores down to the edgier Ocean Beach, the city’s long stretch of waterfront offers a theme for travelers of ... read more
all kinds. Check out Balboa Park for family-friendly attractions like the San Diego Zoo and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, or watch the dolphins and orcas at SeaWorld in Mission Bay. Dine on Italian cuisine in Little Italy, or hit up a taqueria in Old Town for that legendary California Burrito.

Affordable San Diego Hotel Accommodations
San Diego is perfect for a traveler on a budget, especially when it comes to hotels. No matter which part of town you want to stay in, there are plenty of options to choose from.

The Hotel Circle, a hub of more than a dozen mid-range hotels and motels just to the north of downtown, is especially attractive to those looking to save some money without sacrificing on quality or amenities. Many of these establishments have great travel deals, in addition to features like indoor and outdoor pools, fitness rooms, free breakfast, onsite restaurants, and kitchenettes.

Old Town San Diego is a great place to stay if you want to spend time exploring the historic Spanish mission and presidio and some of the city’s best shopping and restaurants. The small neighborhood has just a handful hotels, many of which come with a reasonable price tag. Visitors will appreciate gems like the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel, a beautiful property within walking distance of historic sites and great Mexican restaurants, and the Old Town Inn, which is known not only for its prime location and great value, but also for its hospitable and knowledgeable staff.

Another popular neighborhood in San Diego is Little Italy in downtown, just a few blocks from the Embarcadero. This is one of the most upbeat parts of the city, where numerous festivals, great nightlife, charming sidewalk cafes, and even the weekend farmers market bring an energy to the streets. One boutique hotel that is known as one of the best deals in the city is the hip and swanky La Pensione, which is located right in the middle of the action. The beautifully appointed Hotel Vyvant is another excellent value option in the area.

San Diego Attractions and Environs
Much of the draw of San Diego, especially for families, comes from the many attractions that are located in or near the city. Many visitors head to San Diego to enjoy the splashy fun of SeaWorld. Located in Mission Bay, this marine-themed park features animal shows paired with lessons on preserving aquatic wildlife. Hotels near SeaWorld San Diego are abundant. In addition to the accommodation options located in the nearby Hotel Circle, there are also a number of luxury resorts in the area, including the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina Hotel, the Wyndham Garden Resort, and the upscale Paradise Point Resort and Spa.

Another of San Diego’s top attractions is the enchanting Balboa Park, home to a number of the city’s best museums, including the San Diego Museum of Man, the Fleet Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, and the Timken Museum of Art, in addition to the famed San Diego Zoo. For a charming B&B experience in a Victorian mansion, check out the Keaton House, just a few blocks away from the park. Another excellent historic option located just a little further away in the trendy Gaslamp district is the US Grant. Open since 1910, this hotel is one of the city’s most luxurious, and because of its rich history, it is itself an important San Diego attraction.

If it’s time on the coast that you seek, you won’t be disappointed by San Diego beaches, which are lined with hotels that are perfect for a range of budgets. Luxury resorts include the Catamaran Resort and Spa, complete with historic lodgings and a private beach, the family and pet-friendly Loews Coronado Bay Resort, and the Hotel Del Coronado, which boasts one of the best views in the city and a designation as a National Historic Landmark. More affordable options include the Ocean Beach Hotel and the Pacific Shores Inn. Young travelers can opt for the party hostels in Pacific Beach, while those seeking more tranquility and luxury can head north to the posh town of La Jolla.

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