Top 10 Staycation Spots In San Diego, California

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Nobody can visit San Diego and return home empty-handed without gifts or great memories. San Diego is well known as a place with the best staycation spots. Travellers and tourists spend a lot of time searching for the best staycation spots. California has a lot of attractions that make tourists want to come back again such as Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, Golden Gate Bridge, Universal Studios Hollywood, Joshua Tree National Park and Alcatraz Island. We have scouted the San Diego neighbourhood and selected the most popular and affordable staycation places for you. Scroll down and check out our top 10 list of the best staycation places you can enjoy in San Diego, California.

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1. Hampton Inn San Diego-Sea World/Airport Area (from USD 399)

Travel and have fun at Four Points which is located just 10 minutes’ drive from SeaWorld San Diego. San Diego International Airport is just 7 km (4.4 miles) away and also the San Diego Zoo is 10 minutes’ drive from the property. The contemporary well-furnished room has a 42-inch flat-screen TV, air conditioner, iron facilities, a work desk, a microwave and fridge are also included. Each bathroom is equipped with free toiletries, towels and hairdryer. The restaurant on site offers American cuisine for breakfast and dinner and cold beverages with a pantry of snacks also available. Other amenities include a fitness centre, parking, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, bar, family rooms and non-smoking rooms.


Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - Sea World

Wifi Available

Address: 3888 Greenwood Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

2. Hilton San Diego Mission Valley (from USD 131)

Visit with family and friends and enjoy at Hilton. It is located in San Diego’s Mission Valley, 10 minutes’ drive from the SDCCU stadium and five minutes’ drive from the fashion valley. It is a great choice for family-friendly trips, sandy beaches and zoos. Each room in the hotel has an HDTV, comfortable bedrooms, an exquisite bathroom with boutique green-certified toiletries, work area, chair and fridge. There’s an on site bar and Polanco kitchen serving Latin cuisine for lunch, dinner and breakfast with a Baja twist. There’s also a restaurant onsite serving signature margaritas and local craft beers. Other amenities include parking, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, family rooms, and bar.


Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Wifi Available

Address: 901 Camino del Rio South
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

3. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (from USD 169)

Break the monotony and visit Manchester Grand Hyatt, which it is located 10 minutes’ drive away from the San Diego International Airport, 12 minutes’ walk away from the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and 10 minutes’ drive from San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. The rooms at Grand Hyatt have comfortable bedrooms, clean bathrooms with free toiletries, iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV and some rooms offer bay or city views. Grand Hyatt is equipped with several restaurants, lounges and bars so guests can have great on-site dining options including Sally’s Fish House and others. Other on-site facilities include a fire pit overlooking San Diego Bay, salon, gift shops and tennis court. Available amenities include parking, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, non-smoking rooms and a bar.


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Wifi Available

Address: One Market Place
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

4. Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine (from USD 159)

Come and visit Hyatt Regency which is situated 8 km (5 miles) from La Jolla town centre, 5 km (3.1 miles) from UCSD, 4.8 km (3 miles) from Torrey Pines golf course, 15 minutes’ drive from SeaWorld San Diego and 10 minutes’ drive from La Jolla Shores. The fully furnished rooms have an air conditioner, en suite bathroom with toiletries, comfortable bedrooms, a 55-inch flat-screen satellite TV, seating area and a coffee machine. There’s a Barcino grill offering a full American breakfast buffet as well as breakfast speciality items, a wide selection of beers, cocktails, wine and a happy hour. Amenities available include a tennis court, swimming pool, parking, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.


Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Wifi Available

Address: 3777 La Jolla Village Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court

5. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (from USD 171)

Enjoy the weekend adventure at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This hotel is adjacent to the Petco Park and San Diego Convention Centre, 4.8 km (3 miles) from the San Diego International Airport, two minutes’ walk from Fifth Avenue Pier and nine minutes’ walk away from the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. The air-conditioned rooms are furnished with modern 42-inch flat-screen TV with HBO channels, coffee machine, a safe, a work desk and bathrooms with all toiletries. Guests are always welcomed to relax by the outdoor pool and enjoy California coastal-inspired cuisine at the open-air lounge and bar. The Hiltons’ signature restaurant offers free wine, hand-crafted cocktails and intercontinental cuisine. Available amenities include parking, free Wi-Fi, family rooms and swimming pool.


Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Park Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

6. The Westin San Diego (from USD 189)

Come and enjoy the weekend at The Westin. It is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the San Diego Natural History Museum and zoo, 15 minutes’ walk from the Maritime Museum and 15 minutes’ walk from the Seaport Village. The modern fully furnished rooms are allergy-free with speciality suites, bathrooms with a hand-held wand, HDTV, Starbucks coffee and complimentary water. The hotel also features a business centre, contemporary cuisine for all meals and baked goods and drinks at the aroma café on-site. There is an outdoor pool and hot tub and a gym to relax with a message. Other amenities include airport shuttle, family rooms, bar, swimming pool, parking and free Wi-Fi.


The Westin San Diego Downtown

Wifi Available

Address: 400 West Broadway
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

7. Doubletree By Hilton San Diego Hotel Circle (from USD 134)

Enjoy your holiday at Double Tree which is close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park and minutes from the University of San Diego. The rooms are fully furnished with air conditioner, modern beds and princely bathrooms with bathtubs, toiletries and hairdryer, private balconies, 32-inch flat-screen televisions, fridge and MP3 docking stations. There is an on-site restaurant offering drinks, meals and full breakfast daily at a fee. You can quench your thirst at the bar or lounge. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa tub. Additional amenities include concierge services, gift shop, ATM machine, dry cleaning service, parking, wireless internet, business centre and lounge.


DoubleTree By Hilton San Diego Hotel Circle

Wifi Available

Address: 1515 Hotel Circle South
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA (from USD 204)

Travel and have fun with friends at Hilton Garden Inn which is located seven minutes’ walk from the Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego’s Little Italy. The non-smoking rooms feature a great living room, beautiful bedrooms with clean bathrooms, a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV, microwave, mini-fridge, a work station and a chair. It is a great choice for travellers interested in harbours, food and restaurants. Recreational amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness centre and spa. The kitchen restaurant serves breakfast, dinner daily, sundries and ready to cook meals. Popular amenities include parking, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, bar, 24-hour front desk and family rooms.


Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA

Wifi Available

Address: 2137 Pacific Highway
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

9. The Horton Grand Hotel (from USD 129)

Come visit for a great adventure and entertainment at The Horton Grand Hotel. It is situated in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, four blocks from San Diego Convention Centre and Petco Park and 10 minutes’ drive from San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Each beautiful room has a gas burning fireplace, balconies with courtyard and scenic view of the city, comfortable beds with clean lines, clean bathrooms with toiletries, cable TV and modern furnishings. There’s a restaurant on-site offering live and local entertainment Thursday to Saturday evenings. Available amenities include parking, family rooms, non-smoking rooms, free Wi-Fi, facilities for disabled guests and a bar.


Horton Grand Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 311 Island Avenue
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Business centre

10. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (from USD 129)

Come visit for a weekend getaway at Sheraton which is located 5.2 km (3.2 miles) from the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, 3.4 km (2.1 miles) from the Little Italy, and San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are just 3.8 km (2.4 miles) away. The air-conditioned seafaring rooms have ironing facilities, en-suite bathroom with boutique toiletries and hairdryer, a minibar, a work desk, private balcony in non-smoking rooms and a coffee machine with Starbucks coffee. The restaurant on-site serves creative martinis, mojitos and tapas-style dishes. Drinks and snacks are offered at the shoreline during summer. Additional amenities include an airport shuttle, outdoor pool, bar, and parking.


Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Wifi Available

Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court

Come and discover all the gems in San Diego, California

For the best accommodation offers during your visit to San Diego, California book one of the listings above. You are guaranteed to find all that you are looking for with one of these great options.

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