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The Best Downtown San Diego Budget Hotels

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Written by Duke Stewart

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The Best Downtown San Diego Budget Hotels

Everyone loves visiting San Diego, and the best place to start is from its downtown district. With the plethora of options available in this vibrant city, make sure to keep your wallet in mind. Why search for a cheap flight to San Diego if you’re not going to find a deal on a hotel as well? This guide to the best downtown San Diego budget hotels will help you stay focused on your entertainment while staying in America’s finest city. 

1. Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn

Positioned right near Balboa Park, the Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn will put you close to the action but without the price tag that usually comes with a great location. This Best Western is not only close to many city hotspots, but there’s also a wonderful staff and comfortable furnishings waiting to make your stay a great one!

2. Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center 

Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center is a San Diego favorite that offers a comfortable stay and makes you feel at home. Start your day on a positive note with a free continental breakfast and come back to a beautiful view of downtown, as long as you book a room with a balcony view.

3. Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center

Perfect for eco-conscious travelers, the Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center is a top-notch budget option right in the middle of San Diego. Book a corner suite and you can easily escape it all, in one of San Diego’s finest budget hotels.

4. Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

Little Italy visitors will love Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown for its comfort and convenience. When you’re not out enjoying San Diego, you can relax in your wonderfully appointed room or cross the street to walk along the water.

5. Pacific Inn and Suites

Pacific Inn and Suites is a wonderful budget choice for those headed to Little Italy, but a spectacular hotel and staff are inside and ready to top off a perfect stay. Step outside and enjoy the city but remember that you home away from home is waiting for you at Pacific Inn and Suites.

6. Americas Best Value Inn-San Diego Downtown

Tucked between Little Italy and Balboa Park’s west side, Americas Best Value Inn-San Diego Downtown goes above its name and really takes care of its guests. This hotel offers tons of perks including a workout room and free breakfast. Its superb staff will help you along the way while staying in San Diego.

7. Marina Inn and Suites

Marina Inn and Suites is a budget traveler’s dream, thanks to its gorgeous seaside views. You’ll be thankful to have booked this hotel, as it’s perfectly nestled on the northern edge of Waterfront Park. A courteous staff is here to help but most likely you won’t need it. Marina Inn and Suites is an excellent budget option.

With these options, you’ve got the perfect places in San Diego’s best starting point. Now that you’ve got this guide, why not share with your friends and invite them along for a fun stay in downtown San Diego?

About the author

Duke Stewart

As a recovering Expat, I write about Life through Travel and want you there with me through captivating stories followed by guides on how to do the same. My work has been featured in various magazines throughout Korea and in online publications including the awesome Hipmunk.com. I am also a nerd and love to point out a situation's similarities to any of my favorite movies, books, or tv shows. You've been warned:) Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates.