Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in San Diego

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in San Diego

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in San Diego that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All San Diego hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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1906 Lodge, San Diego

1060 Adella Ave, Coronado, CA 92118, USA (show on map)
4.8
1906 Lodge, San Diego
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“This meticulously renovated boutique hotel built more than a century ago offers guests a quiet, romantic retreat replete with a daily gourmet breakfast.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in San Diego.

Frommers review:

“A circa-1906 boarding house that was tastefully updated and expanded in 2009, this 17-room bed-and-breakfast offers relaxed but luxurious accommodations that are only a short stroll from the beach, the Hotel del Coronado, and the island’s main drag of restaurants and shops.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in San Diego.

Customer review rating
4.8 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Happy hour
  • Great breakfast
  • Boutique style
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$319 per night
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All you need to know

This three-star hotel is located on 1060 Adella Avenue where it offers guests the best in hospitality services and facilities. Guests are sure to enjoy every minute of their stay in this fine establishment which guarantees luxury and satisfaction. The historic B&B features luxurious rooms fitted with modern amenities and adorned with the most beautiful décor. The hotel rooms also feature elegant colors which give the hotel a touch of class and style.

The 1906 Lodge is the ideal place to stay for visitors and tourists looking to enjoy the very best of San Diego. The hotel offers chic room options which include Garden King Suite, Grand King Spa Suite, Historic Lodge King – Disability Access, Garden Double Queen Spa Suite, Garden King Spa Suite, and Historic Lodge King Room.

Guests staying in this hotel are sure to get more than their money’s worth.

The hotel is just 250 m away from the Coronado Shopping Plaza Shopping Center while the Hotel del Coronado is just 300 m away from the hotel. The Coronado Bridge is just a little over 2 km away from the hotel.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

The lounge/bar area is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink after a long day.

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Hotel Pendry, San Diego

550 J St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA (show on map)
4.7
Hotel Pendry, San Diego
Expert reviews

“Geared toward the millennial traveler, this sophisticated, hip hotel is as notable for its comfortable beds and friendly staff as it is its dining and nightlife. This hotel promises style, service, and a central location.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Great amenities
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$230 per night
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All you need to know

Hotel Pendry is situated on 550 J Street in the Downtown area of San Diego where it offers five-star hospitality conditions. The hotel is the ideal place to stay when in the city with its high-end and modern facilities and amenities. The hotel has been described by many as the ideal launching pad for the fun and adventure that the city of San Diego is famous for.

The hotel is also famous for its friendly staff who will make you feel welcome the very moment you step into the hotel premises – staff at the reception are available and ready to help you with any question you might have.

Hotel Pendry offers chic and five-star room options such as Corner One-Bedroom Suite, Grand One-Bedroom Suite, Premier Queen Room with Two Queen Beds, Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds, Premier King Room, Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite, Presidential Suite, Superior King Room and Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Beds.

Notable landmarks and places of interest located close to the hotel include the Horton Grand Theater which is just 150 m away, the Petco Park which is about 300 m away from the hotel and the Horton Plaza Park which is some 600 m away from the hotel.

Guestrooms come with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa.

The guestrooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries, bathrobes and bathroom slippers.

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Tower 23 Hotel, San Diego

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA (show on map)
4.6
Tower 23 Hotel, San Diego
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“San Diego’s hippest beachfront boutique property guards lively Pacific Beach. Sleek rooms feature hardwood headboards, deep blue chaises and multicolored throws, all invoking the ocean just beyond your balcony.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Ocean views
  • Boutique style
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$229 per night
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All you need to know

This four-star hotel is located on 723 Felspar Street in the Pacific Beach area of the city offers luxury and style to visitors in San Diego. The hotel is located right next to a beach, and not just any beach, the Pacific Beach. Guests can easily reach the beach which is just a minute walk away from the hotel. As such, Tower 23 Hotel is ideal romantic getaway or vacation spot for guests. It provides the perfect neighborhood to enjoy the summer while the beach is good for a campfire.

The hotel combines minimalist design with sleek architecture to create something sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing. The hotel is located close to several beach bars where guests can enjoy a wide variety of cocktails and restaurants offering the best of dishes and meals.

The hotel offers luxury accommodation options such as Spirit Pad, Sky Pad, Surf Pad and Sanctuary Suite. These options offer guests a chance to choose what soothes and suits them.

The hotel is just a 2-minute walk away from the Pacific Beach Pier and the boardwalk while SeaWorld San Diego is just a 15-minute drive away from the hotel premises.

The rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities and state-of-the-art facilities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

The lounge/bar area is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink after a long day.

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Hotel Z Staypineapple, San Diego

521 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA (show on map)
4.6
Hotel Z Staypineapple, San Diego
Expert reviews

“Hotel Z is a new addition to the Gaslamp Quarter, and has Keurig machines in every room, European-inspired dual duvets and bright yellow bikes that are free for guests.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in San Diego, California.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Super comfortable
  • Boutique style
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$109 per night
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All you need to know

This three-star hotel is situated on 521 6th Avenue in the lively and vibrant Downtown San Diego. The hotel offers the best of hospitality services as well as hospitality amenities. The Hotel Z provides pet-friendly accommodation options which are fitted with modern facilities needed for a comfortable and convenient stay.

The hotel is located at a distance of 4 km away from the nearest airport, the San Diego International Airport.

Each room in the Staypineapple at Hotel features standard amenities such as flat-screen TV with cable channels and a comfy seating area which is useful after a long day. The rooms are also en-suite with a private bathroom that includes a shower, bathrobes and slippers. Free toiletries are also available to guests staying in the hotel.

The hotel offers stylish room options such as King Suite ADA, King Suite, Queen Suite, Deluxe Two Queen Room and Deluxe King Room. Other room options available in the hotel include Deluxe Queen Room, Queen Suite ADA, and Deluxe Two Queen ADA Room.

The hotel rooms feature elegant and warm colors.

The hotel provides other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service.

The hotel provides a free bottle of water for guests when they enter the hotel and guests can also enjoy cycling activities. The hotel provides free bikes.

For the best of stay in San Diego, choose the Staypineapple Hotel.

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Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego

2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104, USA (show on map)
4.6
Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego
Expert reviews

“Lafayette Hotel, a 70-year-old North Park landmark, was fully refurbished in 2012, leaving the retro tiles in the bathrooms and other fixtures intact. Try to get a room with a balcony overlooking the pool.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in San Diego, California.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Pool area
  • Boutique style
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$160 per night
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All you need to know

This three-star hotel is located at 2223 El Cajon Boulevard where it offers quality hospitality services to guests in the city. The hotel offers eco-friendly facilities in its Colonial-style design hotel. The hotel has an Olympic size pool that guests can conveniently take as many laps of swimming as they want. Poolside dining is also offered by the hotel.

The hotel offers standard amenities such as Free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet connection which is fitted in the elegant and individually designed rooms of the hotel. The hotel rooms are well decorated and features modern décor that gives the hotel a touch of style.

The hotel rooms also come with other amenities such as coffee maker, ironing facilities, and a flat-screen cable TV.

The hotel provides chic room options such as Standard King Room, Family Suite, and Standard Queen Room with Two Beds and Poolside Queen Room with Two Queen Beds.

The hotel offers several American cuisines prepared by the hotel on-site restaurant and served in a stylish and relaxing setting.

The hotel is about 5 minutes’ drive away from the popular San Diego Natural History Museum while the Balboa Park is also a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Guests can reach the nearest airport to the hotel which is the San Diego International Airport which is a 13-minute drive away.

The Divisionary Theater is 750 m away from the Lafayette Hotel Swim Club.

Enjoy the best of Sn Diego in the hotel.

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA (show on map)
4.6
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego
Expert reviews
Frommers review:

“This picturesque luxury resort on a coastal bluff north of La Jolla is a monument to the California Craftsman architectural tradition. Kilted doormen usher you through stained-glass doors into a magnificent lobby with vaulted ceilings, a grand fireplace, and rich wood accents.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in San Diego.

Fodors review:

“The Lodge at Torrey Pines feels like the kind of place that’s been around for at least a century. Designed in the classic early California Craftsman style, the timbered hotel features handsome woodwork, tiled fireplaces, and Mission furnishings.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in San Diego.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Golf course
  • Easy parking
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$399 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located on 11480 North Torrey Pines Road in the famous La Jolla of San Diego where it offers the best of hospitality services and facilities. Guests are sure to enjoy the conducive and comfortable atmosphere that The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers. The friendly staff of the hotel will also make guests settle in immediately as they step into the hotel premises.

The hotel overlooks the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course which creates a scenic and beautiful view which guests just can’t get enough of. This is a boutique styled hotel fitted with all the needed facilities and amenities which makes it one of the best places for visitors and tourists.

The hotel offers chic room options such as the Palisade King, Signature Queen, Signature King and the Reserve King which all feature the best of hospitality facilities there is. Guests would love the elegant colors with which the rooms are furnished and styled.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is just a little over 3 km away from the Torrey Pines State Park while the Torrey Pines Golf Course is about 350 m away from the hotel.

Guests can make use of the swimming pool in the hotel to enjoy several laps of swimming.

The lounge/bar area is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink after a long day.

The on-site hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines, prepared from fresh ingredients and served exquisitely in a stylish setting.

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Hotel The US Grant, San Diego

326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USA (show on map)
4.5
Hotel The US Grant, San Diego
Expert reviews
Frommers review:

“Downtown San Diego’s grand dame, built in 1910 by the son of Ulysses S. Grant, has been rescued from near dilapidation many times over the centuries. The Grant is now as glorious as ever, with its grand sweeping lobby, glistening glass chandeliers, filigreed iron railings, and velvet couches.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in San Diego.

“This 11-stories high 1910 hotel has hosted everyone from Albert Einstein to Harry Truman. Today’s quietly flashy lobby combines chocolate-brown and ocean-blue accents, and rooms boast original artwork on the headboards.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$179 per night
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All you need to know

The US Grant Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Diego is a five-star hospitality center that is situated on 326 Broadway in Downtown San Diego. It offers luxury, style, and comfort to tourists and travelers in the city. The hotel is ideal for both guests on business and guests on pleasure as a result of a plethora of modern facilities and amenities available in the hotel.

The US Grant Hotel offers a unique experience and unrivaled hospitality excellence. The hotel is located right in the heart of San Diego where it is near the city economic, commercial and entertainment hub. This makes it the best place for travelers in the city to stay.

The hotel offers chic room options such as Signature King Room, Grand Deluxe King Room, Superior Full Room, Superior Double Room and Deluxe Room. The hotel also provides other room options such as Legacy Suite and Landmark Suite.

Places of interest such as AD Nightclub is located at just a short 100 m away from the hotel and the Horton Plaza Park which is 150 m away.

The Balboa Park is a little over 2 km away from the hotel.

The on-site hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines, prepared from fresh ingredients and served exquisitely in a stylish and refreshing setting. This provides the best dining options for guests.

Other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service are provided by the hotel.

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Hotel Grande Colonial La Jolla, San Diego

910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA (show on map)
4.4
Hotel Grande Colonial La Jolla, San Diego
Expert reviews
Frommers review:

“Though first-time visitors in La Jolla gravitate toward the more famous La Valencia, second-timers of pick this thoughtfully restored 1913 inn in a relatively quiet section of La Jolla’s main street. Each rooms is different.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in San Diego.

Fodors review:

“Set in picturesque La Jolla, the Grande Colonial has sensational ocean views and a storied past. Just a couple of blocks from La Jolla Cove, the five-story concrete hotel is the coastal village’s oldest original hotel, built in 1913.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in San Diego.

Telegraph review:

“This charming seaside hotel, one block from pretty La Jolla Cove and dating back to 1913, sits in the heart of one of San Diego’s smartest neighbourhoods. Combining historic grandeur with luxurious modern comfort, and having recently undergone an extensive revamp, it’s a prime spot to explore the charm of La Jolla.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • La Jolla
  • Boutique style
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$289 per night
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All you need to know

This fine establishment is located on 910 Prospect Street in the La Jolla district of San Diego where it offers the best in hospitality services and facilities. The hotel is rated four-star for its high level of hospitality and for providing a suitable condition that will guarantee a satisfying and comfortable stay. The Grande Colonial Hotel is the place to stay when in San Diego.

The hotel is also popular for being eco-friendly which makes it very attractive to guests. Grande Colonial has a friendly staff who will make guests feel welcomed and settle easily in their new environment.

The hotel offers chic room options such as King Suite with Ocean View, Queen Room with Two Beds, Queen Room with Two Queen Beds, King Room with Kitchenette and Garden View, and the King Room with Partial Ocean View. Other room options include the King Room and the King Room with Ocean View.

The hotel is located at just a 5-minute walk away from the famous Museum of Contemporary Art while the hotel premises is within 20 minutes’ drive of the popular SeaWorld San Diego. 

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, and a comfy bed.

The hotel rooms are en-suite with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as bathrobes, free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

The lounge/bar area is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink after a long day.

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La Valencia Hotel, San Diego

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA (show on map)
4.4
La Valencia Hotel, San Diego
Expert reviews

“This 1926 pink-walled, Mediterranean-style landmark was designed by William Templeton Johnson. Among its 115 rooms, those in the main building are rather compact while the villas are spacious, but the property wins for its Old Hollywood romance.”

Frommers review:

“This luxury hotel overlooking La Jolla Cove has been a local landmark since its debut in 1926. A Mediterranean-style beauty framed by lush bougainvillea and palm trees, The Pink Lady enchants visitors with its old-world elegance and stunning ocean vistas.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in San Diego.

 

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Ocean views
  • Friendly staff
  • Beautiful hotel
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$279 per night
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All you need to know

This fine establishment is a four-star hotel located on 1132 Prospect Street in the lively La Jolla district of San Diego. The hotel is right next to the popular La Jolla Shores which is only a 3-minute walk away from the hotel. The hotel perfectly blends the charm of classic design with the modern touches of amenities and facilities. The hotel boasts of well-furnished rooms which are adorned with beautiful modern décor as well as fine furniture.

The hotel offers chic room options available to guests such as Vintage King Ocean Room, Classic King Room with Ocean View, Classic Queen Room with Two Queen Beds, and Classic King Suite with Ocean View. These rooms are fitted with all the needed amenities and facilities for a comfortable stay.

The La Valencia Hotel offers a luxury lifestyle to guests.

The rooms of the hotel are elegant and feature warm color that adds a touch of class and sophistication to the overall design of the hotel.

La Valencia Hotel is situated close to some of the most exciting and exciting places in San Diego as well as some landmarks.

Torrey Pines Golf Course is just a 15-minute drive away from the hotel while La Jolla Cove is just 350 m away from the hotel.

Rooms of the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a desk, a minibar, a premium bed, and a comfy sofa.

The rooms also come with an en suite private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

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Hilton Hotel La Jolla, San Diego

7955 La Jolla Shores Drive , La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037, USA (show on map)
4.1
Hilton Hotel La Jolla, San Diego
Expert reviews

“The whimsical, nature-inspired décor, warm, informal Southern California-style service and coastal views easily compensate for an architecturally unexciting exterior, while the poolside bar and penthouse restaurant justify a night in at Hotel La Jolla.”

Customer review rating
4.1 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Ocean views
  • Friendly staff
  • La Jolla
  • Great location
  • Comfortable beds
From
$161 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

This four-star hotel is situated at 10950 North Torrey Pines Road in the La Jolla district of the hotel where it provides guests with the best of hospitality services and amenities. The hotel rooms are well-furnished with modern décor and fitted with elegant furniture.

The hotel overlooks the popular Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, ensuring that guests get to enjoy a stunning view while staying in the hotel. The hotel is located close to some exciting places such as Central San Diego which is just some few minutes away and Del Mar which is just a short walk away from the hotel.

The hotel offers guests a cable TV with pay-per-view channels in its rooms as well as other amenities such as air conditioning, a work desk, and a comfy seating area. The hotel rooms are en-suite with a private bathroom that includes a hairdryer and a bathrobe.

Other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service are made available by the hotel.

Guests can enjoy several American cuisines in the Americas flavor and Pacific Rim. Breakfast is available to guests which they can use to start their day on the right note.

The hotel is located close to the Torrey Pines Golf Course while Central San Diego is just a few miles away from the hotel. The popular Del Mar is within walking distance away from the hotel.

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F.A.Q

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in San Diego?

The second largest city of California, San Diego, is located on the Pacific coast. It is famous for its beaches and warm climate making it a popular destination among the travelers.

Downtown
The central part of the city provides a plethora of options to tourist in terms of entertainment and dining, and has something in store for every person. Top hotels are situated here because of the convenience of location.

Gaslamp Quarter
This lively neighbourhood is popular among the locals for its infectious night-life, several clubs, dive bars and cocktail lounges, which provide a variety of options to choose from. A number of restaurants are found here. Some are a part of the famous chains, while some are the standalone ones, catering to a variety of global cuisine. Near the plaza, you will find several ice-cream and coffee shops. Many top hotels also have established their branches here.

Pacific Beach
This has a relaxed vibe providing an awe-inspiring view of the Pacific Bay, and is extremely popular among surfers and sun-bathers. The beach-front is lined with trendy bars as well as casual ones, cool cafes and clothing boutiques, which attract a young crowd. Several budget and mid-range hotels hog the boardwalk space.

Point Loma
This place is high on scenic beauty with beautiful view-points to watch the sunset as well as trails to go on a hike. The adventures induce hunger which is satiated by several seafood eateries. 5-star hotels, resorts, as well as other affordable options are found here.

Little Italy
Little Italy is a quaint neighbourhood with several chic cocktail bars, brewpubs and restaurants lined up across the region. The Farmer's Market offers organic, and gourmet produces. Hotels are found in abundance along the piazza.

Which San Diego hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try Tower 23 Hotel or Hilton Hotel La Jolla. Both hotels offer amazing views of the Ocean and San Diego according to recent customer reviews.

How much does it cost to stay in a San Diego hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $160 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $250 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star San Diego hotel then you can expect to pay around $480 per night.

What are the best hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego?

If you're looking to stay in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, then try Hotel Z Staypineapple or Hotel Pendry. Both hotels have excellent customer reviews.

Which San Diego hotel is the best for couples?

Try Hotel Pendry if you're looking for a romantic getaway in San Diego, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.
About San Diego

San Diego is a major city in the US state of California. The city is the eighth largest in the US in terms of population and the second in the state itself. The city is popular for its mild year-round climate as well as its natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, and emergence as a healthcare and biotech development center. The city also has a long-standing association with the United States Navy and has been described as the birthplace of California.

The city’s main economic activities include military and defense-related activities, tourism, manufacturing and international trade. The city’s University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and UCSD Medical Centre have made the city become a major center of research in biotechnology.
Numerous popular museums are located in the city such as the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the San Diego Museum of Man and the popular San Diego Natural History Museum.

Another famous museum in the city is the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Other cultural venues in the city include the San Diego Symphony at Symphony Towers, Old Globe Theatre and San Diego Opera at Civic Center Plaza.

Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in San Diego, California. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in San Diego, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Chicago or the best hotels in Los Angeles.

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