Hotels in Downtown, San Diego

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Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Downtown:C$ 306/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 136/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
C$ 147 - C$ 603
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C$ 149 - C$ 315
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Top Rated Downtown, San Diego hotels

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Pendry San Diego
Pendry San Diego
9.0 Excellent
550 J Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.7 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in San Diego. It also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and valet parking.

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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.4 Excellent
910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Located a short walk from Santa Fe Depot Station, The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is an ideal base when visiting San Diego. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.0 Excellent
401 K Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.9 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Conveniently situated, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter offers easy access to San Diego's popular hot spots. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as an outdoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.3 Excellent
207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.9 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Featuring a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a rooftop pool, Hard Rock is situated in Downtown San Diego and is a short stroll from San Diego Convention Center. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.

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Keating Hotel
Keating Hotel
6.4 Good
432 F Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Conveniently positioned, The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina allows for easy access to San Diego's best hot spots. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
7.0 Good
417 Market Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.6 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Centrally situated, Gaslamp Quarter Hotel allows for easy access to San Diego's best tourist attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, a terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
8.4 Excellent
520 East Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.3 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in San Diego. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a rooftop terrace and valet parking.

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Hi San Diego Downtown
Hi San Diego Downtown
8.6 Excellent
521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 

Conveniently situated, HI San Diego Downtown Hostel offers easy access to San Diego's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

Cheapest hotels in Downtown, San Diego

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Hi San Diego Downtown
Hi San Diego Downtown
8.6 Excellent
521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, HI San Diego Downtown Hostel offers easy access to San Diego's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

C$ 36
Avg. per night
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
8.9 Excellent
726 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown offers easy access to San Diego's main tourist attractions. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

C$ 45
Avg. per night
Ramada by Wyndham San Diego Gaslamp Convention Center
Ramada by Wyndham San Diego Gaslamp Convention Center
7.1 Good
830 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in San Diego. It also provides a rooftop terrace with city views.

C$ 114
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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
8.4 Excellent
520 East Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in San Diego. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a rooftop terrace and valet parking.

C$ 179
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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.4 Excellent
910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Located a short walk from Santa Fe Depot Station, The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is an ideal base when visiting San Diego. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

C$ 263
Avg. per night
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.0 Excellent
401 K Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.9 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter offers easy access to San Diego's popular hot spots. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as an outdoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

C$ 284
Avg. per night
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.3 Excellent
207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.9 km from city centre,  

Featuring a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a rooftop pool, Hard Rock is situated in Downtown San Diego and is a short stroll from San Diego Convention Center. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.

C$ 303
Avg. per night
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
7.0 Good
417 Market Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Gaslamp Quarter Hotel allows for easy access to San Diego's best tourist attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, a terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 308
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Downtown, San Diego

2 stars and under
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
#1 Most popular

Gaslamp Quarter Hotel

417 Market Street, San Diego, CA, United States

7.0 Good
C$ 308

Avg. per night

USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown
#2 Most popular

USA Hostels San Diego - Downtown

726 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

8.9 Excellent
C$ 45

Avg. per night

Hi San Diego Downtown
Best value

Hi San Diego Downtown

521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, United States

8.6 Excellent
C$ 36

Avg. per night

3 stars
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
#1 Most popular

Gaslamp Plaza Suites

520 East Street, San Diego, CA, United States

8.4 Excellent
C$ 180

Avg. per night

Ramada by Wyndham San Diego Gaslamp Convention Center
#2 Most popular

Ramada by Wyndham San Diego Gaslamp Convention Center

830 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

7.1 Good
C$ 114

Avg. per night

4 stars +
Pendry San Diego
#1 Most popular

Pendry San Diego

550 J Street, San Diego, CA, United States

9.0 Excellent
C$ 442

Avg. per night

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#2 Most popular

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

8.3 Excellent
C$ 307

Avg. per night

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Best value

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

401 K Street, San Diego, CA, United States

8.0 Excellent
C$ 284

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Downtown, San Diego

About Downtown

Established in 1850, Downtown San Diego thrives as the city’s business, cultural and financial centre, and is also the place to go for eclectic entertainment, boutique shopping and diverse dining. Numerous hotels line the downtown area, perching perfectly near San Diego Bay, Balboa Park and the San Diego International Airport.

Tourists mix with locals in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, widely known as Downtown San Diego’s favourite gathering spot for nightlife, gastro pubs and live music. The boardwalk along the Embarcadero at San Diego Bay beckons with a lively waterfront and aquatic treasures such as the Star of India, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Seaport Village bustles with more than 50 shops and eateries, as well as a hand-carved 1895 carousel, free outdoor concerts and a resident caricature artist.

Interstate 5, the main California roadway, slices through San Diego above the downtown area, with exits for reaching the primary thoroughfares of Broadway and Market Streets, Pacific Highway, Park Avenue and Harbor Drive. A generous public transportation system crisscrosses the neighbourhoods and includes the Coaster commuter train, the Amtrak rail system and the San Diego Trolley connecting east and south county communities with Downtown. Many of the districts are bike and pedestrian-friendly, particularly the Gaslamp Quarter and the boardwalk area along the bay.

San Diego’s earliest known inhabitants were the Kumeyaay people, dating as far back as 9000 years. Spanish colonisation gave rise to what are now San Diego’s most prominent listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Nestled within the Downtown area, these include the entire Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa and Spreckels Theatres, and both the Star of India and Berkeley historic ships berthed at B Street pier.

Downtown travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Downtown?

    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (8.3/10 from 1,455 reviews), Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (8.0/10 from 541 reviews), and Pendry San Diego (9.0/10 from 354 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Downtown.

  • What is a good hotel near San Diego Convention Center?

    With a rating of 8.3/10 from 1,455 reviews, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is a hotel close to San Diego Convention Center that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Downtown near La Jolla Cove?

    Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton is the most recommended hotel near La Jolla Cove on HotelsCombined (scoring 7.6 over 496 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Gaslamp Quarter?

    Close to Gaslamp Quarter you will find Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, which has a rating of 8.3 over 1,455 HotelsCombined reviews.