Budget Hotels in San Diego

Budget Hotels San Diego

There are a large number of budget hotels located throughout San Diego. Use the list below to select cheap hotels in San Diego. Click on the name of each hotel to visit the website of that hotel.

Hotel rates in San Diego will vary greatly at different times of the year. Weekend and summer rates are typically higher than weeknights and the other seasons. After researching budget hotels in San Diego, take a look at other San Diego hotels:

Beach Hotels| Gaslamp Quarter | Old TownHotel Circle
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Tips for getting the best rate on a San Diego hotel

1. Check out the rates of hotels you might be interested in at an online booking site, such as Hotels.com

2. Go to the websites of these hotels and see if they are having any online specials. Compare the rates with those available at the online booking site.

3. Call the hotel directly. Let the reservation agent know about any discounts that you qualify for such as AAA, Entertainment Card, government or military discount. (If you work for a city, county, state, or government agency, a copy of your pay stub will usually qualify you for the government rates. I have found that Hyatts and Hiltons often have special rates that make them less expensive than a budget hotel.)Ask them for the best rate they have available. 

4. Make your budget hotel reservation online or on the telephone knowing that you are booking the best rate available.

San Diego Budget Hotels

Best Western South Bay Inn
Address: 710 E Street, Chula Vista, CA
Telephone: (800) 420-0041
AAA Rating: 2 Diamonds
This budget hotel is located a few miles south of downtown San Diego in Chula Vista. It is conveniently located next to a San Diego trolley stop. Free breakfast, free high speed internet access. Many rooms have 2 queen beds.


California Suites Hotel
Address: 5415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117
Telephone: (866) 539-0036
Located 9 miles from the San Diego Airport. Swimming pool, in room refrigerators and microwaves, free buffet breakfast.


Days Hotel – Hotel Circle by Sea World
Address: 543 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (800) 227-4743
AAA Rating: 2 Diamonds
Complimentary shuttle to airport and many San Diego attractions. Pool, whirlpool, free parking, refrigerator, microwave, free HBO and Disney channels. Choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds.


Dolphin Motel
Address: 2912 Garrison St., San Diego, CA
Telephone: (866) 353-7897
This budget hotel is located in the Shelter Island area. Enjoy free morning coffee and pastries. Some rooms have harbor views. Wi-fi service, cable television, and air conditioning.


Good Nite Inn San Diego South Bay
Address: 225 Bay Blvd., Chula Vista, CA
Telephone: (619) 425-8200
Located less than 1 mile from San Diego Bay and across the street from Chula Vista Nature Center. This budget hotel is 9 miles south of downtown San Diego. Free parking, free continental breakfast. Swimming pool.


Holiday Day Inn Express Old Town
Address: 1955 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA
Telephone: (619) 543-1130
Free breakfast, swimming pool, whirlpool, laundry room. Complimentary shuttle to airport to airport, cruise terminal, zoo, SeaWorld, Amtrak, and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.


Holiday Inn Hotel
Address: 1645 East Plaza Blvd., National City, CA
Telephone: (619) 474-2400
This budget hotel is located 6 miles south of downtown San Diego in National City. Outdoor pool,whirlpool, fitness center, whirlpool, laundry facilities, free breakfast.


Holiday Inn Express: San Diego – Sea World/Beach Area
Address: 4540 Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: (858) 274-7888
Free breakfast, free parking, free free wireless internet, fitness center, and heated pool.

Kings Inn

Kings Inn
Address: 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (619) 297-2231
AAA Rating: 2 Diamonds
AAA Rating:Swimming pool, air conditioning, wireless internet access, whirlpool, free parking, restaurant on the premises. Many rooms with 2 queen beds. Centrally located off of I-8 in the area called Hotel Circle.

La Pensione Hotel
Address: 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 
Telephone: (800_ 232-4683
This hotel has been selected by Frommer’s Travel Guide as the “Best Budget Hotel in San Diego”. It located in downtown San Diego with limited parking, coin laundry, and 2 restaurants. The city bus stops at the door and the San Diego trolley stop is 2 blocks away. Consider this cheap hotel in San Diego.

Loma Lodge
Address: 3202 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA
Telephone: (800) 266-0511
Spanish style motel. Pool, laundry, access to nearby fitness club, free coffee and Danish in the morning.

Old Town Inn
Address: 4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA – 92110
Telephone: 800-643-3025
AAA Rating: 2 Diamonds
This San Diego discount hotel offers free expanded continental breakfast, free internet in lobby, and free parking. Enjoy theswimming pool, poolside barbecue, and laundry facilities.


Pacific Shores Inn
Address: 4802 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: 888-478-7829
AAA Rating: 2 Diamonds
Pacific Shores is one of the less expensive hotels located at the beach. Every room has a refrigerator, microwave, and cable television with HBO. Swimming pool, free breakfast and free newspaper.


Point Loma Inn
Address: 2933 Fenelon, San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone: (619) 222-4704
This San Diego discount hotel is located a couple of blocks from the bay. Microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet, and cable television.


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