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What is San Diego Like for Cheap Hotels?

There are countless ways to appreciate the seaside city of San Diego on a budget. For example, you might want to put on your walking shoes, grab a free map, and wander around to a side of this destination where money doesn't do all the talking. People who visit San Diego love the theater scene and beaches, which could be great ways to get a feel for the nearby area. Take a selfie at San Diego Zoo and Mission Bay for some great memories without a hefty price tag. Our choice of low-cost hotels makes San Diego a favorite among budget-conscious visitors looking for a vacation to remember. We have 36 cheap San Diego hotels to choose from, you're sure to find something you like!

What Are Some of the Best Cheap Hotels in San Diego?

Here are our travelers' best-rated San Diego budget-friendly hotels:

    La Petite Rouge Motel

    Within easy reach of San Diego State University
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • Quiet rooms

    Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center

    Within easy reach of San Diego Convention Center
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Snack bar • Central location

    Motel 6 San Diego, CA - North

    2-star motel
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Walkable location

    Berkshire Motor Hotel

    Within easy reach of San Diego Zoo
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • Central location

    California Dreams Hostel - Pacific Beach

    Convenient to Mission Beach
    • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • 15 beach bars • Central location

What Are the Best Things to See and Do in San Diego?

You'll find a variety of ways to have fun in San Diego while on a budget. Glance at these activities and attractions in the area, some of which you can appreciate while being mindful of your wallet.

  • Mission Bay
  • Balboa Park
  • Waterfront Park

  • Beaches
  • Mission Beach
  • Coronado Beach
  • Dog Beach

  • Sights & Landmarks
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Petco Park
  • USS Midway Museum

Frequently asked questions

What inexpensive motels can I choose from in San Diego?
Travelers to San Diego rate Motel 6 San Diego, CA - North among the best motels in the area.
What hotels do others recommend for an inexpensive vacation in San Diego?
Fellow travelers love Kings Inn San Diego, Motel 6 San Diego, CA – near Sea World and Ocean Beach Hotel for a budget-friendly stay.
Can I book a vacation home for my trip to San Diego?
You’ll find 2293 vacation home choices on our site. Additionally, you’ll find 1131 apartments and 1184 condos.
What hostels can I book in San Diego?
You may want to consider HI San Diego Downtown, Stay Classy Hostel and Gaslamp Hostel, which are among the best-rated hostels by fellow travelers. You can also browse all 15 hostels on our site.
Where can I get a good free breakfast at a cheap San Diego hotel?
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham San Diego - Miramar, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town and Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area offer budget rates that include free breakfast so you can save money to explore the area.
Where can I stay on a budget for my business trip to San Diego?
Those traveling for business who want to spend less and stay in San Diego recommend the following inexpensive accommodations: La Quinta Inn by Wyndham San Diego - Miramar, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town and Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area.
Can I book any cheap hotels near the beach in San Diego?
Travelers planning to stay near the beach without spending too much on a hotel in San Diego may want to check out these affordable accommodations: The Beach Cottages, Diamond Head Inn and Ocean Villa Inn.

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