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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Don't let the chain name fool you -- this 230-room Courtyard by Marriott is decidedly upscale. It is housed in a 1920s bank building, and historical elements have been preserved throughout (particularly in the grand lobby). Rooms are stylish and contemporary, and some have bay views. The location in San Diego's happening Gaslamp Quarter is near some of the city's best nightlife. The lobby restaurant, aptly called The Lobby, serves California cuisine for three meals a day, and there's even a Starbucks on-site. Just note that valet parking is a bit pricey, and the elevators can be slow during busy check-in times. It's a great value for the area -- the nearby San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter is similarly priced, but not nearly as nice.
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.
Dolphin Motel

Dolphin Motel Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The Dolphin Motel is a solid pick for tourists looking for a clean, affordable place to stay near some of San Diego's top attractions. Given its comfy beds and convenient location across from San Diego Bay, the property is a great home base for sleeping and cleaning up in between visiting the sights. It offers a few nice touches, including free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free water and canned soda anytime day or night. However, the motel doesn't offer much in the way of amenities and rooms are small and sparse. There are a few restaurant options -- from seafood spots to popular chains -- within walking distance of the motel. The trolley to Old Town stops nearby, making it easy for guests to reach attractions via pubic transit.
The Pearl Hotel

The Pearl Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls

Don’t let the motel-style, unassuming exterior fool you. The 23-room Pearl Hotel is a hip, fun boutique with quite a bit of character. Cool touches, such as free poolside movie nights; a fun, chill vibe; and free loaner bikes set this property apart. Rooms are contemporary and stylish, with vintage-inspired furnishings and platform beds, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There’s a great restaurant serving California cuisine, and on-site parking with electric car charging stations -- but the highlight here is the pool, complete with lounge music and open cabanas. Just note that Gem Rooms are tiny, and that it is a 10-minute drive from the city center.
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. tag:revisit 7/1/2013
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.
The Inn at Sunset Cliffs

The Inn at Sunset Cliffs Rating: 3.0 Pearls

This mid-range, 24-room cliffside inn originally developed in the 1950s is one of the few San Diego properties right on the Pacific Ocean. It's located at the border of Ocean Beach and the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood of Point Loma, within a five-minute drive of Ocean Beach Pier and the sand. The motel-style inn has homey suites, some with two bedrooms and kitchens; gorgeous views from the pool and patio; and attractively landscaped grounds with bright flowers. Massages provided by Therapie Day Spa take place on the patio area, but the inn lacks a fitness center. Though self-parking is free and convenient, spaces are limited.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The Best Western Plus Bayside Inn is on a bland business street, a ways from the center of San Diego's action but close to San Diego Bay's maritime attracts. The rooms were updated in 2008, so they aren't as dated as the rest of the hotel, and most have views of either the bay or the city. There's no fitness center, but there is a small pool and hot tub. Business travelers or couples looking to be near the harbor while avoiding touristy bars and shops can check a few boxes here, but those looking for more nightlife should look closer to Fifth Avenue or the Gaslamp Quarter. Alternatively, the nearby Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown or the stylish Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy are both significantly cheaper and fully renovated.

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Locations

  • Balboa Park
  • Carlsbad
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner
  • Babysitting Services
  • Balcony
  • Basic Television
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Brands

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