The Residence Inn offers suites or studio rooms with kitchens. There are two pools on the property, plus several outdoor hot tubs and a jacuzzi. Many grills are located on the property for guest use. They also offer free beer, wine, and a light dinner Mon-Thurs evenings. Breakfast is also included in the price of the hotel.
When in San Diego, I usually stay at an economy type
lodging in San Ysidro, which is closer to the Mexico
border and conveniently has a Denny's Restaurant nearby.
These polar bears are a lazy bunch, finding a spot to get
a good photo is quite the task...don't even think of trying to get him to smile!
Actually, since I live in San Diego, I didn't have to worry about staying in any hotel ;-) but from people I've spoke with, I would recommend the highly expensive but wonderful Hotel Del Coronado.
It is one of San Diego's 'historical monuments.' Famous people have stayed there and according to a TV show, it's been said to be haunted in one particular hotel room but I don't believe in haunted hotels or anything for that matter.
For those who can afford it, I recommend staying at (or at least having lunch at)the historic Hotel Del Cornado on Cornado Island. The island is connected to the main land by a large bridge near the down town area and is convenient to the air port.
This landmark historic wooden hotel is located on the beach and has great ammenities. However, what I liked best is its old almost quaint charm of the type of beach front hotel that has hosted presidents and movie stars. It would be a perfect place for a memorable honey moon.
I generally stay on Mission Blvd., north of Grand Ave. Its a block off the ocean, and therefore cheaper than staying right on the ocean, and I've found them to be fairly clean. The location is great, there is good food, not to mention the ocean, and I feel very safe as a single female traveler walking on the beach at night.
Price varies sigificantly depending on season and weekend vs. weekday. Some have pools, and are a block off the beach.
There are lost of accomadations around San Diego. But make sure to book ahead of time, especially in the high season (summer) because things usualy tend to fill. Hotels and motels are fine. The last time i went with a friend, we stayed at Quality Inn, which is pretty low budget. But i recommend renting a condo on Mission Beach or Pacific Beach.
When staying in a condo on the beaches, be aware of who your neighbors are. A few times we've had heavy partiers to rowdy couples. But if you're in your prime, i'm sure you wouldn't mind parties, since you could probably just go right on in next door and party. The condos can be 10 meters to 300 meters from the beach... which really isn't that far. Prices seem decent. Some condos come with pools as well as hotels (which doesn't make sense, since you got the beach to go to)
A national chain dedicated to providing excellent service and clean, comfortable rooms so that your stay with them is relaxing and carefree. Inns of America has many convenient locations throughout California and Florida.
Several of their Inns offer free services for guests including local phone calls, daily continental breakfast and/or fresh brewed morning coffee (some even allow pets, just make sure to clean up after them).
A nice hotel is the Best Western INN BY THE SEA, where we stayed about 5 days in July 1994.
in July '94 we paid USD 89,-- for a double room, which seemed to be a real good deal for this area and season.
Mission Valley is a central place in San Diego to find a hotel. It gives you easy access to the beach, downtown, and the surrounding valleys. Some of my favorites in this area are the Mission Valley Marriot, Doubletree Hotel, or the Radisson Hotel-San Diego.
Each of these hotels are great.
$250 per night
One of the original hotels in the early beginnings of the San Diego area...very historical! Has all the amenities, has been the set for many, many movies. Restaurants and dining areas also famous. Some of the rooms are supposedly haunted. Olympic size pool! World Class Tennis Courts!
$135 per night
restaurant, gym, olympic size pool, all suites, fabulous maid service, Michael's Lounge
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