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Where To Stay in San Diego: Best Areas and Hotels

San Diego is a SoCal surf town with sprawling ranch land, energetic downtown districts and sparkling beachfront. San Diego is one of California’s first-tier cities that attracts tourists from all over the World! If you love culture, beach, friendly people and delicious food, San Diego is a perfect city for you!

Planning a trip to San Diego, but have no idea where to stay? Consider this blog post your ultimate guide to the city’s best areas and hotels!
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Would you like your hotel to be located in a walking distance of bars and restaurants? Check out the Downtown! Downtown has everything from dive bars, pubs, restaurants, music bars, rooftop pool bars, table service & nightclubs.

Best Hotels in Downtown

Omni San Diego Hotel is located in the heart of the city – the Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is surrounded by local bars and restaurants; it is a short walk from San Diego Convention Center. Omni San Diego offers spacious rooms, a fitness center, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. San Diego’s attractions, including the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge and Petco Park, are easily accessible on foot from the Hotel.

San Diego Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter allows for easy access to all San Diego’s best hot spots! The hotel offers modern rooms with en suite bathroom, air conditioning and TV, as well as fantastic bar and tasty breakfast. The hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Diego Convention Center, Horton Plaza and Petco Park.

Where To Stay near the Beach

San Diego is famous for its beautiful beaches. If the sun, sand and sea are your priority, you can stay northwest of the city at one of the locations at Pacific Beach, Mission Beach or Ocean Beach neighborhoods.

San Diego beach

If you are traveling with your family, a perfect place to stay would be the Pacific Terrace Hotel that offers to its guests bikes, beach toys, and boogie boards to use.

While Pacific Beach offers a classic Southern California beach vibe, Ocean Beach buzzes with a hippy vibe. Ocean Beach is a great place for you to stay if you are looking for a laid-back beach escape. This area of the city has many seafood restaurants, antique stores, surf shops and even a dog-friendy beach! Check out The Inn at Sunset Cliffs – a popular Ocean Beach budget hotel, where you can hear the waves and enjoy beautiful views from your room!

Where to stay on a budget in San Diego?

Most budget properties of San Diego lie out of the city center. Mission Valley is a home to a large variety of affordable hotels (located just seven miles north of downtown). From here you have easy access to the city’s top attractions like SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.


Another popular budget accommodation near the beach, the Beach Haven, is located in the La Jolla area. The property offers both studios and suites with fully-equipped kitchens, has a heated outdoor pool. Overall, It offers an excellent value being just a block from the beach! Check it out!

We hope this blog post has been helpful!

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