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San Diego Budget Hotels

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The 10 Best Budget Hotels in San Diego, USA

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For those trying to save, these fun, budget hotels still have lots to offer, from WiFi to convenient locations. Popular with backpackers, many properties are set in central areas and include comfortable rooms with private or shared bathrooms. You’ll also find loads of options that feature 24-hour front desks and luggage storage.

Most Booked Budget Hotels in San Diego This Month

Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld

Midway-Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110, United States of America

7.9 Good 3808 budget hotel reviews

This budget hotel in San Diego has been booked 1,198 times.

The Atwood Hotel San Diego - SeaWorld/Zoo

Mission Valley, San Diego, CA 92108 , United States of America

8.4 Very Good 2752 budget hotel reviews

This budget hotel in San Diego has been booked 867 times.

Staypineapple at Hotel Z

Downtown San Diego, San Diego, 92101, United States of America

9.2 Awesome 1618 budget hotel reviews

This budget hotel in San Diego has been booked 411 times.

ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego

Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101, United States of America

8.5 Very Good 1290 budget hotel reviews

This budget hotel in San Diego has been booked 395 times.

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay

Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109, United States of America

8.2 Very Good 664 budget hotel reviews

This budget hotel in San Diego has been booked 380 times.

Old Town Inn

Midway-Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110, United States of America

8.9 Excellent 1507 budget hotel reviews

This budget hotel in San Diego has been booked 367 times.

Budget Hotels That Guests Love in San Diego

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

“Good, spacious room, very clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast and parking provided, and the location was great, close to the USS Midway, ferry terminal as well as train/trolley depot, Little Italy and Gaslamp town. We did not need to use the car during our stay, everything was within walking distance, perfect.”

Sept 23, 2018

Quality Suites San Diego SeaWorld Area

“The room was basic but very clean. Very good location. Receptionist was friendly & very helpful. ”

Sept 21, 2018

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort

“Beautiful location, friendly helpful staff, very clean, good amenities on site such as swimming pool and bar/restaurant, lovely comfy beds ”

Sept 21, 2018

Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center

“Excellent location, room very well equipped, good breakfast, cheap parking, very helpful front desk staff.”

Sept 21, 2018

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

“A great location. Lovely room, very clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and helpful. Just around the corner from Little Italy!”

Sept 19, 2018

Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center

“Excellent central location. Room was small. And quite warm despite air con. Staff very friendly and helpful. Spotlessly clean. Had everything we needed in an ideal location. ”

Aug 28, 2018

Best Western Plus Bayside Inn

“Overall - good. The free airport shuttle is an extra bonus although they did overbook which meant that 4 of us had to squeeze into 3 seats at the back. The location is great for restaurants bars etc. Very clean - all areas were spotless. Most staff were great although a few issues at check-in with someone who was clearly a trainee and wasn't 100% sure of what she was doing. This was solved by the more experienced staff soon enough though.”

Dec 14, 2017

Best Western Plus Bayside Inn

“We had a great stay at the hotel, the location was fantastic, very close to everything downtown and only a short drive to all of the other attractions like Seaworld and the Zoo. The hotel was very clean and tidy, and the staff were very professional and always happy to help. Our room had a nice view of downtown and parking was cheap and easy. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay downtown.”

Oct 15, 2017

The Atwood Hotel San Diego - SeaWorld/Zoo

“Perfect! The price is cheap, room is very clean and big, good location. The best one I lived in this CA trip”

Dec 1, 2016

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