San Diego Hotels For All Budgets

Traveling to San Diego? Here are some conveniently located San Diego hotels that will suit any budget:

For All Travelers: Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo Seaworld Area

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The Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo Seaworld Area accommodates all sorts of travelers, from families to business travelers to small groups. Families will love the Kid Suites, which have a private kids room with a bunk bed separated from the parents’ room by a set of French doors. Other rooms and suites include a large desk with an ergonomic chair, ideal for those traveling on business.

All guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast featuring waffles and pastries, complimentary weekday newspaper, and heated outdoor pool and sundeck. The Comfort Inn & Suites also offers discounted tickets to local attractions when booked together with a room.

Downtown on a Budget: Red Roof Inn San Diego Downtown

As far as location goes, San Diego’s Red Roof Inn can’t be beat. Just a half mile north of downtown, this hotel is an ideal base for enjoying nearby attractions like the Gaslamp Quarter or SeaWorld. A complimentary shuttle service is offered to San Diego International Airport, Amtrak train station, and cruise ship terminals. The Red Roof Inn also offers free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and coffee house-style coffee in the lobby. Rooms start at an affordable $89/night, have hardwood floors, and are pet-friendly. Some rooms also have a refrigerator and microwave.

Family Friendly Luxury: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

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The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay is an ideal place to stay for families seeking comfort and luxury with a myriad of recreational options. A few of the activities on offer include S’mores Night at the beach fire pits, Dive-In Movies screened at the hotel pool, and board game and sporting equipment rentals. The hotel marina offers several different water sport rentals from paddle boards to jet skis and sailboats. Or for something more low-key and relaxing, the poolside cabanas and full service spa beckon. Parents seeking some alone time can drop their kids off at Kids Kamp during the day or Kids Night Out in the evening. Rooms, studios, and suites at the Hilton all have a “bright and airy” feel to them and feature luxury bedding, designer furniture, and bright hues.

Downtown Sophistication: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina enjoys a waterfront location next to the San Diego Convention Center and just steps away from the Gaslamp Quarter. All luxury guest rooms and suites offer plush bedding with custom duvets and luxury down comforters, flat screen TV with premium movie channels, and a desk with an ergonomic chair. Wi-Fi is available for an additional $13-16 per day. There are several ways to relax at this Marriott Marquis, whether you kick back in the poolside bar or a cabana, unwind in the whirlpool, or book a massage or spa treatment at The Hideaway on-site spa.

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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