San Diego Hotel Recommendations

Discussion in 'California & the West' started by cutedisneygirly, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. cutedisneygirly

    cutedisneygirly DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    625
    We (DH, DS5, my parents, and I) will be traveling to San Diego in September to take a cruise to Mexico on the Wonder. We plan to stay Friday and Saturday night before our cruise leaves on Sunday and go to SeaWorld on the Saturday. Looking for recommendations for a hotel that is:
    • In a good area
    • Is clean and relatively quiet
    • Has kid-friendly amenities or someplace nearby (walking distance) that he can run around to burn off some energy. My son is not a swimmer (yet), so a pool is not super important, unless there is a water play area... that would be fun.
    • Near the water would be a plus, but is not a must.
    • Since we will have a car, somewhere that charges less than $20/night for parking would be ideal.
    • We will need either 2 rooms or a 2 bedroom suite preferably at $225/night or less per room ($450 for a suite).
    I have looked at so many hotels that my head is spinning. I don't know the areas, and there are so many choices.

    Thanks for recommendations.
     
  2. Purrkins

    Purrkins Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    441
    Courtyard or Homewood Suites both at Liberty Station. Close to the airport, close to Seaworld, across the street from the water and Liberty Station has good places to eat, a great playground, and room to run. In a nice part of town. However, it is close to the airport so you do have planes taking off from 6 AM - 10 PM but the rooms are quiet. Also just down the street from the Cruise Ship Terminal.
     
    cutedisneygirly likes this.
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


  4. cruisehopeful

    cruisehopeful Wishing I was taking a nap on a ship.

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,297
    Hilton Mission Bay. http://www.sandiegohilton.com/ Probably closer to $250/night, but if you have AAA or Hilton Honors, you can probably get it for less.
     
    cutedisneygirly likes this.
  5. Melissa Perez

    Melissa Perez Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Messages:
    102
    Well I'll help you on the other side -

    We stayed in June at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown (really in Little Italy) and while it does have a nice playground at Waterfront Park ... it was not a great area. I've lived in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and DC so I have city smarts and I did not feel comfortable running outside before the sun came up/early in the morning.

    Also RE: Seaworld - make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time. I think we saved $25 dollars or so off the normal price and IMHO....it is not worth Disney admission prices
     
  6. cutedisneygirly

    cutedisneygirly DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    625
    Thanks for the tips. As a teacher I get 3 free admissions, which is the only reason we are even considering SeaWorld. Then we will use a AAA discount to purchase the other 2 tickets ahead of time. :-)
     
    Melissa Perez likes this.
  7. oakleycat

    oakleycat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2017
    Messages:
    627
    I like the Sheraton or the Dana on Shelter Island. Close to Sea World and meets your criteria, and if you're looking at mid to late September (after labor day) should be in your price range. The Homewood Suites at Liberty Station mentioned above is nice too.
     
    cutedisneygirly likes this.

Share This Page