Are you dreaming of a Californian holiday getaway? How about visiting someplace real and amazing where you can come up close and personal with animals from all walks of life? The real amazing SeaWorld San Diego includes the animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park, promising fun edutainment at a price.
In case you start worrying about budget, fret not, as this article has got you covered! You need not compromise on accommodation and comfort to fund your attraction tickets. From well-stocked rooms with microwave to accommodation with a pool and hot tub, the following list shares the top 10 hotels near SeaWorld San Diego that are under 100 USD per day!
The budget Good Nite Inn is just 3.3 miles (5.3 kilometres) from SeaWorld San Diego. While the simple-looking and dated hotel lobby may create a doubtful first impression, you’d be pleasantly surprised at the quality of your room.
Each room at Good Nite Inn is cosy and well furnished with solid colours and furniture with a chic colour scheme of greys and browns. The spacious, recently remodeled rooms come with mini fridges and a TV with cable channels. The bathrooms are clean and tidy too. Internet is available but comes with a charge. Children aged 18 and under get to stay for free and if that does not spell good value… how about this? There is free parking and breakfast with coffee or tea for you!
The location of Good Nite Inn is excellent as it’s near the city center, where you can easily go sightseeing or check out some nearby restaurants or bars. The hotel is also close by to Denny’s and a handful of other eateries. You can easily get to the public transit where you can get a bus at Trolley Station that will take you straight to La Jolla.
2. Bay Inn & Suites (55.30 USD)
I’d say this one is a steal. Situated just 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) from SeaWorld San Diego, Bay Inn & Suites is a budget motel worth your every buck. Conveniently located near many shops, restaurants and cafes such as Target, Forever 21, In & Out Burger and Starbucks, you can easily access amenities on a short walk.
The highlight of Bay Inn & Suites is its pool with hot tub! Imagine a relaxing soak after a long day of sightseeing… All rooms are fully stocked with a TV, mini fridges and microwaves. You can also expect rooms to be clean, tidy and spacious enough for families with children to play and hang out. Bay Inn & Suites is not five-star quality but it is comfortable and so convenient!
There is free Internet and continental breakfast is provided. You get free parking if you drive, but if not, you can enjoy airport shuttle service at an extra fee. As if that’s not enough, the staff are nice and accommodating, making you feel right at home. For its price, hospitality and convenience, what are you waiting for?
At Howard Johnson Inn San Diego SeaWorld, the furniture is a tad dated but the rooms are kept clean and your sheets are bright white! Besides the proximity to SeaWorld San Diego ( a mere 2.8 miles / 4.5 kilometres), you are near to restaurants, malls and most tourist attractions!
Rooms at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego SeaWorld are slightly outdated and in need a facelift, but if you can get past that, you can expect to get good value for your money, especially with the great service that makes your stay unique. The staff are the winners of this budget accommodation! With their positive and helpful attitude, you shall be able to navigate your way around San Diego without much hiccups!
Howard Johnson Inn San Diego SeaWorld also provides free Internet, continental breakfast, airport shuttle and parking. Not only that, family with kids will appreciate the outdoor pool and if your children are aged 17 and under, they get to stay for free.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area
Price: from 73 USD
“Beautiful on the outside, just as beautiful on the inside” is how we would describe Heritage Inn La Mesa. The hotel exterior is decorated with tall, lovely rose bushes and rooms are constantly kept clean and tidy. It has a sweet patio area with a pool and jacuzzi, and lounge chairs for you to laze around. Complimentary coffee and pastries as well as free Internet and parking adds the icing on the cake! Heritage Inn La Mesa is 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometres) from SeaWorld San Diego and 1.3 miles (2 kilometres) from Lake Murray Park.
Before Heritage Inn La Mesa sounds too good to be true, you should adjust your expectations as this is not a 5-star hotel. The rooms appear to be somewhat outdated with its retro square TV sets and basic linen. However, for what it lacks in the luxury department, it makes up in the location, with the 70th street trolley station only 0.5 miles away and a bus stop right across the street.
Just off interstate 5, Days Inn And Suites San Diego Near SeaWorld is very convenient, being only 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometres) away from SeaWorld San Diego. You will also find Walgreens, Target and many other stores nearby. The security here is said to be pretty tight compared with other hotels. The bedrooms are large, which make up for the small shower. There is also an outdoor heated pool. Every morning, you can enjoy free continental breakfast while scrolling through Facebook using the free Internet provided. Parking is complimentary and kids under the age of 17 get to stay for free.
Days Inn And Suites San Diego Near SeaWorld is perfect for a short inexpensive getaway over the weekend. It is also located near the airport and can be easily found, so checking in and out will be a breeze.
Five miles (8 kilometres) from Sea World, you can find a comfortable, Spanish style budget inn to reside in. The rooms at Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge (Sea World/Old Town) are quaint and clean, assuring you of a good night’s sleep. You can expect great service from the staff, making your stay worth much more than what you’re paying for. There is a pool and free Internet available.
Each room has a mini fridge and microwave for you to stock up and heat up food if you have a low budget for meals. However, if you do want a hot meal at a dine-in, you’re minutes away from the Gaslamp quarter and restaurants like Olive Garden, Baja Fresh and even Mcdonalds!
Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge - Extended Stay/Weekly Rates Available
Address: 3202 Rosecrans Street
Price: from 69 USD
Vending machine (snacks) Outdoor pool (all year) Key card access Business centre Daily housekeeping Free parking Non-smoking rooms Fax/photocopying
The modern budget Motel 6 is centrally located in downtown San Diego. It is 3.7 miles (5.9 kilometres) from SeaWorld San Diego and a 10-minute walk or less to town and several beaches. Even though the motel is surrounded by busy streets, you can be sure to have peace and quiet as the rooms are well sealed off.
Here you have an outdoor pool and free parking, which is a luxury when staying downtown. You also get free Internet and morning coffee, and free stay for kids aged 17 and under. Motel 6 is also honest with their guests and will refund you if the room prices go down during your stay.
The hotel is pet-friendly, so if you don’t want to leave your furry companion behind during this getaway, this hotel is completely accommodating. However, do not bank on the hotel to provide your shampoos, soaps and toothbrush. Just throw in some travel-sized bathroom necessities in your suitcase for this stay and you’ll be good to go.
Besides being close to downtown, if you’re not keen on walking down to explore or even grab dinner, there is a little italian restaurant right across from the hotel. The food there is pretty good and are of great value so you won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Located at the edge of Midway District, Ramada Limited San Diego/Near SeaWorld is just 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometres) from SeaWorld San Diego. The staff here are very attentive and do their best to meet your needs. Rooms are clean and maintained by friendly and prompt housekeeping. You can be rest assured of a good night’s sleep on the comfortable beds.
The hotel is surrounded by many eateries but your morning meals are settled here with the complimentary continental breakfast. You have free Internet, parking and kids aged 17 and under get to stay for free. This place brings great value as an inexpensive hotel that delivers more than the price you’re paying for.
The hotel is very consistent and you can expect clean, well-kept rooms and great service from all the staff. If you’re checking in earlier than your scheduled time, the staff will be more than willing to help you kill time. You can leave your bags at the counter and explore the areas and restaurants marked down on a map by you by the people at the front desk, and come back safely to a fresh room where you can lay down for some shut eye.
Families will definitely love La Quinta Inn. Not only are you a 12-minute drive away from Sea World, but your kids will have fun in the rooms when you book its Kid-Friendly King Suite. The suite has a king size bed for the adults and a bunk bed for the children. There is also ample space for the children to play in the room.
Head down to the pool if you get restless, take a stroll downtown or grab dinner at one of the many restaurants nearby. The hotel provides free continental breakfast and complimentary parking. Free Internet is a definite here and if your kids are aged 18 or under, they get to stay for free!
One thing to note is that the hotel is rather short-handed in staff numbers, where their maintenance man is also housekeeping. So if you aren’t getting top notch service, it’s mostly because you can’t get undivided attention when there are a short of hands in the service line. However, the staff will truly do their best to meet your needs and do a great job when they do get to you. Just have a little patience and it will go a long way.
All you need is a 10-minute drive and you’re right at the footsteps of SeaWorld San Diego. The humble Rodeway Inn San Diego Beach is just 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the attraction and close to other popular sites that include Mission Bay, Pacific Beach and the USS Midway Museum.
TV addicts would be happy to know that all rooms have great cable television, with a good selection of HD Channels and on-demand shows from you to choose from. Enjoy a cosy night tucked in bed watching your favourite movie, a great way to unwind after a long day out exploring San Diego.
You can expect rooms to be clean and basic, some even have balconies, and are decent enough for what you’re paying. Rodeway Inn San Diego Beach provides free continental breakfast, Internet and outdoor parking.
Rodeway Inn Pacific Beach
Address: 4345 Mission Bay Drive
Price: from 62 USD
“Location, location, location”, that’s what people look for the most. These San Diego accommodations are not only close by to SeaWorld, but also near shops and restaurants to suit your various needs. Take time to explore your surrounding area for a more holistic getaway, and maybe get to know the people; San Diego is the city just for that.
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