More about Homewood Suites San Diego Airport - Liberty Station
San Diego's airport is Lindbergh Field. It is located right in the city and that is the reason that there are no skycrapers in the city. The airport has been remodeled in the last few years and is now one of the nicest terminals in the country. The airport code is SAN.
We flew into the San Diego...
We flew into the San Diego airport and then rented a car.
I would say renting a car is necessary--things are spread out quite a bit, unless you absolutely are not going to be leaving the center of the city. If you are staying in the city, there are buses and taxis available.
san diego airport is very near...
san diego airport is very near downtown;bus 992 every 10 minutes makes the link airport/downtown for 2.25 $,you need the exact fare to put in the plot
many buses to los angeles;greyhound station is at the corner broadway avenue/2nd street;
also buses to las vegas;
there is an amtrak train to los angeles at santa fe station;
there is a tram to san ysidro,from there you cross the mexican border by foot;
or you have also a grayhound bus to tijuana.There is a bus to las vagas,via escondido,temecula,perris,riverside,san bernardino,barstow;the first towns have a little old west style
Cabs and Car rentals from the San Diego Airport
Welcome to San Diego!
Now that you arrived, you are wondering about Car rentals and Taxi services. To catch a cab or rent a car, just proceed up the escalator from the baggage claim area. It will lead you to the TAXI cue area and the shuttle bus pickup spot.
San Diego airport has an employee there managing the Taxi pick area, so you won't have to wait but a minute or two to catch a cab. It's awesome! If needing a TAXI after you arrive at you hotel or destination, I have listed a few Cab services on the bottom of this tip.
For car rentals, there are no on-airport car rental agencies. However, you can catch a shuttle bus to any and all of them with a 5-min shuttle ride. The car agencies run there shuttles ever 5-15 minutes, so there isn't that much of a wait. Shuttles are free, however if you have 10 bags and the shuttle driver has good customer service, I sometimes tip him a dollar or two. I feel it promotes better service for us all.
Independent Cab Owners Association (619) 291-3333
Yellow Cab Co of San Diego (619) 234-6161
USA Cab Limited (619) 231-1144
S D Yellow Cabs Inc (619) 234-6161
Website below gives additional info
Best View of San Diego
The restaurant is on the top floor of a building overlooking downtown San Diego and the entire harbor area You can see all the way from Mexico to Point Loma. Between the restaurant and downtown skyline is the flight path for planes coming into San Diego Airport. As you eat your meal you can watch the planes coming in. The restaurant has a balcony area with seating so on warm nights you can also sit outside.
The food is high-end, you can't wear jeans or tee shirts, but the place is not stuffy/snooty. This is a special night out - an anniversary place, birthday, or other special event. I had tiger prawns provencale for appetizers and the rack of lamb for entree. The portions are just right - not tiny nouvelle cuisine! I wanted a little bit of everything as it all sounded good, and the four of us all shared so we could get a taste! The wine list is also impressive!
We just returned home following a week of staying here. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It was in a great location and was only 1 block away from Harbor drive. There were also a variety of eating establishments in the same parking lot. However, the hotel offered breakfast every morning and a lite dinner Monday-Thursday. The food was good and saved us some money. The only thing I disliked about this hotel is so minor...To access the timer for the hot tub, you either have to have really long arms or step in mulch. There needs to be a stepping stone on the ground. Besides this minor item, the hotel was great, the staff was nice, and everything was CLEAN!
Family Friendly; great proximity
Superb for young children. Breakfast was a real hit as was the welcome home hours in the evening. This sufficed for breakfast and dinner, allowing greater financial flexibility at lunch. The pool could have been warmer, but the accomodations were spacious, clean and all that we could have asked for given the multitude of things to do in the city, therefore, little time "in room" was required. I would stay there again given family makeup of 3 boys under the age of 7.
After spending only one night at Homewood suites, my only regret is that we didn't have more time to extend our stay. We arrived around 4:00pm after a day at the San Diego Zoo in which the temperature was hot to say the least. Upon check in, the staff was very helpful in pointing out the different restaurants and attractions near the hotel. Shortly after check in, we settled into our room which was very clean and spacious. There were two flat screen tv's with cable (including ABC family and Cartoon network) as well as a sofa bed for the kids. We walked the grounds of the hotel and enjoyed the pool. The water in the pool was a bit cold but still an enjoyable evening. I regret not taking advantage of the breakfast buffet the following morning as It looked really delicious but had entirely too many guest and not enough sitting space. Overall experience was great. Good quiet location within decent distance to all attractions. In case anyone wonders: As a Hilton Honors gold card member, not much in the way of upgrades, but it's not really needed at this Hotel.
My wife and I (we're retired) spent the entire month of March 2008 at this beautiful new hotel (opened in September 2007). Our experience was outstanding.
The two room suite had a functional kitchen with a full refrigerator, a stove top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and waste disposal in the sink. The cupboards were stocked with pots, pans, glasses, dinner waye, cups and flatware. Everything was in tip top condition, The bedroom featured the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The pillows were ample and soft and the linens were crisp and clean. The bath had a tub/shower and there were plenty of towels and wash cloths.
A desk, office chair and comfortable sleeper couch were in the living room along with a nice table and chairs that my wife used as a vanity.
Also featured were cables to hook up your laptop and free internet connection (wifi). There were two flat panel TVs, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. A video game control and hookup was available for extra charge.
The door to our room had a gap around it that let in a breeze from the hallway. We complained about it and management had weather stripping installed which eliminated the problem and they promised to have the building contractor repair the door properly. Our bathroom sink stopper didn't stay shut and maintenence promptly took care of the problem.
Each morning there was an excellent buffet breakfast featuring scambled eggs, bacon or sausage, fried potatoes, hot oatmeal, cold cereals, a fruit bar with cut melon, mandarin oranges, peaches, yogurt and cottage cheese. Some mornings the menu varied with biscuits and gravey. The menu selection always included Beligum waffels, whipped cream, strawberries (frozen), syrup, powdered suger. Apples and bananas were also available along with fruit juices, 2 percent and skim milk, coffee and tea.
In late afternoon, Monday through Thursday, a light meal was available. Somedays it was meatloaf and potatos, or tacos, or lasagna, or spagettii and meatballs, etc. On Saint Patrick's Day a special meal of corned beef and cabbacge with potatos was served. The meal was accompanied with a salad bar with various dressings available along with draft beer and wine. The excellent meals came with the price of the room.
The hotel has special rates for long term stays and the moderate cost of the room coupled with the good breakfast and light dinner made it quite a bargin and money saver.
The entire staff was excellent and helpful from front desk to room attendant to maintenance, management and kitchen. Everyone we encountered was nice, professional and helpful. The hotel was very clean and the staff took an obvious pride in keeping it that way. the grounds were beautifully maintained.
The location of the hotel was outstanding. While it is close to the airport we never heard any airplane noise beacuse the hotel is not under any flight path and there are no flights during the night, I believe from midnight to 6:00 AM. Very quiet. We were there during spring break and there were many families and a lot of children in the hotel. None-the-less it was quiet.
The Hotel is located on a former US Navy Training base which has been redone over the years and is beautifully landscaped with walking trails, benches everywehere with plenty of lighting. A very pleasent place and we think the best place in all of San Diego. There is a Von's and a Trader Joe's just a short walk from the hotel along with some good restaurants.
We did not have a car during our stay and instead relied on public transportation. A metro senior flex-pass, good for one month, cost $16 each and was good for any bus or trolly in the excellent San Diego County transportation system. It also provided discounted fares for riding the Sounder Train. You can buy the senior flex-passes at Von's.
All in all this is a first class hotel that deserves four stars from AAA not just the three stars they have awarded. Great for families with children. We highly recomment it.
It is in a safe location where you can walk around at night.
Hotel was great but view ....
This was the first time we stayed at a Homewood Suites and we were looking for a nice hotel with free parking... We chose this hotel because it was newer in age and had some good reviews, looked technologically updated and had a close-in location near everything we wanted to see. The picture we saw of the hotel was across a bay and it looked very nice so we opted for the bay view room (paying extra for the view). Everything about this hotel was great...except for the "bay view". The check-in was fast and the staff was friendly. The room was sufficiently large (1 BR) for our purposes with a complete kitchen area and small living area. The room was very clean and looked like new. The king bed and pillows were very comfortable. There were nice exercise facilities and laundry room. There were a lot of families with children. The breakfast was good with scrambled eggs, potatoes, toast, muffins, fruit and waffles...The eggs were pretty much tasteless but once doctored up were adequate. There was bacon on some days we were there. The location was great for sightseeing and close to most tourist areas. There were good restaurants nearby. Our experience there was very good, but the bay view in our opinion was not as advertised because the majority of what you see is a bridge (not the bay)...it definitely wasn't worth the extra money paid for a "bay view". I would stay there again but I would book the cheaper room without the view.
View outside San Diego Airport
992 San Diego Airport to Downtown Bus
Can anyone indicate to me just how "luggage-friendly" this bus is? I will be arriving with a large suitcase and a carry-on and would like to know if there are luggage storage racks under or on the bus. Also, are there are nasty stairs on the bus to ascend/descend? Do passengers with luggage use the bus or, is it used mostly by airport workers without luggage? Any comments would be helpful.
Re: 992 San Diego Airport to Downtown Bus
San Diego has a very user friendly transpotation service to include trolley cars. I would suggest calling a San Diego Bus representative at 1-888-722-4889. Enjoy San Diego!
Re: 992 San Diego Airport to Downtown Bus
As all buses in San Diego have hydrolic lowering abilities for the handicap to easily step on I would say that you shouldn't have trouble getting on the bus with your luggage either. There should be enough space on the bus for you and your bags to take the short trip into downtown.
I would suggest that you contact your hotel to see if they offer airport shuttle service, which would be even more convenient. I think most hotels in the downtown area do offer a shuttle either free or at a low cost.
Re: 992 San Diego Airport to Downtown Bus
I caught that bus to airport with a large suitcase and a small carry-on while I was in the US without any problem. The bus is for anyone use. I can't remember if there are racks though.
Discount Airport Parking?
Are there any good discount parking places with shuttles to the San Diego airport?
RE: Discount Airport Parking?
Park, Shuttle and Fly is $5 a day.
But it is almost invariably always full!
Alladin parking garage is $12 a day.
I need to know how long it will take me to get from the San Diego airport to Rosarito Beach? Also are there any buses that will take me there from the airport?
Re: Rosarito Beach
You can take a taxi from the San Diego airport to San Ysidro (the US border before intering Tiajuana Mexico), from there you can hop on a bus or a taxi (get a price first) to Rosarito Beach.
This from the border should take about an hour, hour and half at the most.
The throw some wild parties in that town, have fun and stay safe!