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The Sofia Hotel Downtown

The Sofia Hotel Downtown Rating: 3.5 Pearls

The 211-room Sofia Hotel in Downtown San Diego features small, but stylish rooms, with mini-fridges, microwaves, and tiny flat-screen TVs. Use of the fitness center, yoga and pilates studio, Wi-Fi, business center, and even loaner bicycles is included in the $8 daily fee, and the American brasserie gets solid reviews. It's more charming than the often similarly priced Holiday Inn, and the location is more convenient -- but parking will cost you.

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley Rating: 3.5 Pearls

This 317-room hotel in Mission Valley is a pretty typical chain, with all the San Diego mid-range basics (24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool). Comfortable (if not particularly stylish) rooms have iPod docks and flat-screens, but some face a wall. It's near the University of San Diego, but far from downtown -- you'll have to drive to see any tourist sites.

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Rating: 3.5 Pearls

A sleek lobby, a quality restaurant, a popular rooftop lounge with views of Petco Park, and the street-level Latitude Lounge make this 291-room Marriott in the hip Gaslamp Quarter quite a bit more happening than your average chain hotel. But the rooms, while comfortable, feel somewhat bland and generic. The Hard Rock Hotel around the corner offers more stylish rooms at a slightly higher price point.

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Rating: 3.0 Pearls

This cylindrical, 220-room hotel became a Sheraton in May 2012 and received several upgrades as a result. A full-scale renovation of the property is planned to begin in fall 2012 and be completed by early 2013. This will include a larger lobby area and restaurant, as well as new hallways. Most amenities in the rooms themselves (mattresses, linens, etc) were changed as part of the transition as well. A few blocks north of the San Diego Concourse, the hotel is located right before a freeway on-ramp, conveniently close to the airport and major attractions. It still has some great freebies — free Wi-Fi, free morning newspaper, and a free shuttle to take you to the airport, for example. But the small pool and fitness center and out-of-the-way location near the highway are downsides.

Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls

This 189-room hotel in downtown San Diego is a good value, with an airport shuttle, great bay views from the restaurant, and some cool freebies -- including free breakfast, free yoga classes, and free Wi-Fi. But despite the veneer of trendy decor, this is a no-frills property: Rooms have tube TVs and motel-style, exterior entrances, and the hotel's location in Little Italy, right off the freeway, isn't ideal for exploring Downtown San Diego on foot. Still, it's a solid pick for the price.

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort's large (if bland) condos are convenient for families, with full kitchens and (in most) ocean views. It's across the street from the beach and has lots of kid-friendly activities, including kids' pool, a playground, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, and miniature golf. But it's a 10-minute drive to the restaurants and shops in downtown Carlsbad, and the beach could be nicer.

Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter

Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter Rating: 3.0 Pearls

This mid-range property in the Gaslamp Quarter is surprisingly stylish for a Residence Inn, and one of the most family-friendly properties in San Diego, despite its happening location. It's easy to save money on food here -- rooms all have kitchens, there's a barbecue area next to the small pool, and the buffet breakfast is free. There's also plenty of room for families to spread out: the smallest room starts at 400 square feet, and many rooms have sofa beds. All in all, it’s a great value -- but families may also want to consider the nearby Hotel Solamar.

Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Ocean Palms Beach Resort Rating: 2.5 Pearls

This 50-room motel-style property in Carlsbad is across the street from a great beach, and its barbecues, kitchenettes, and pull-out sofas make it a decent choice for do-it-yourself families. But the quality of the condo-style rooms is uneven, ranging from dingy and worn to relatively upscale.

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Locations

  • Balboa Park
  • Carlsbad
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner
  • Babysitting Services
  • Bar at Pool
  • Business Center
  • Cable Television
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Brands

  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Marriott
  • Residence Inn
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