Best Hotels near San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

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    The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

    1.69 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)

    The son of Ulysses S. Grant (the 18th president of the United States) opened this luxury downtown hotel in 1910. Today, THE US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego gives guests a taste of Old World glamour coupled with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minifridges and marble bathrooms. The hotel also houses a fitness center and The Grant Grill, which is critically acclaimed and known for its fresh Californian cuisine. However, this Luxury Collection property probably isn't the ideal hotel for sun-seekers, since it's pretty far from San Diego's most popular beaches. On the other hand, it's quite close to many of the city's top attractions, and if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member looking to redeem or accrue reward points, this could be the place for you.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westgate Hotel

    1.71 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1087 reviewsTripAdvisor (1087)
    Free WiFi

    The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego has all the fixings of a royal mansion: antique furnishings, Persian carpets, gold fixtures — the works. Modeled after the Palace of Versailles in France, this 223-room boutique hotel offers guests an experience unlike that offered at the city's more contemporary hotels. Many guests found the Old World interiors of the hotel to be simply beautiful but don't let the decor fool you, the place comes outfitted with necessary modern amenities. All accommodations at the Westgate Hotel feature 49-inch LCD televisions, Internet access and step-out balcony. The property also features a large rooftop pool, as well as the acclaimed Westgate Room restaurant. Previous diners are quick to praise the fine Westgate Room's dishes, though some say the atmosphere felt a little stuffy (not to mention expensive).

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1087 reviewsTripAdvisor (1087)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

    1.64 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1440 reviewsTripAdvisor (1440)

    Like most Kimpton brand properties, the Hotel Palomar San Diego offers guests a stylish retreat in a convenient location. Situated in downtown San Diego, the Hotel Palomar is described by recent visitors as classy and cool. Accommodations here feature Italian Frette linens and a muted yet elegant color palette. Rooms also include high-speed internet access (which Kimpton Karma members can use for free), ETRO bath products and plasma TVs. When they're not out enjoying the bustling nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, Hotel Palomar visitors can take advantage of the hotel's on-site spa or relax by the outdoor pool. And though numerous eateries sit within walking distance of the hotel, previous guests strongly recommend savoring the craft cocktails and farm-to-table fare served at the Saltbox restaurant.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1440 reviewsTripAdvisor (1440)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Andaz San Diego

    1.78 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1803 reviewsTripAdvisor (1803)
    Free WiFi

    This Gaslamp Quarter hotel gets praise for its trendy ambiance – guest rooms and common areas feature stylized furnishings and contemporary artwork, and the general atmosphere of the hotel says "swanky." With that said, some recent travelers say the Andaz San Diego is more about partying than about relaxing. Guests warn against a weekend stay – Thursday through Saturday evenings, the Andaz's lounge, the Rooftop by STK, is swallowed by loud music and mingling social butterflies, and the neighborhood is fairly noisy. But during the rest of the week, travelers say a stay here isn't half bad. The comfortable guest rooms contain complimentary snacks and cable TV (plus earplugs for those sensitive to noise), and the on-site pool earns high praise. What's more, because of the hotel's Hyatt ties, rewards program members can earn or use points while bedding down at this Andaz property.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1803 reviewsTripAdvisor (1803)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin San Diego

    1.87 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1567 reviewsTripAdvisor (1567)

    A comfortable choice for business travelers, The Westin San Diego is located downtown – just northwest of the convention center near the Gaslamp Quarter – and features work-friendly amenities such as a business center and high-speed Internet access in all the guest rooms (included in the resorts daily facilities fee). Accommodations here also come outfitted in the Westin brand's signature Heavenly Beds, large desks with ergonomic chairs and flat-screen TVs. But business travelers aren't the only ones who enjoy staying at The Westin San Diego: Leisure travelers approve of the property's location near the city's top attractions, as well as the rooftop pool. Dogs are welcome and are offered Westin's signature Heavenly Dog Beds. The Westin San Diego also grants guests access to a variety of fresh seafood entrees at the in-house restaurant, Coast. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1567 reviewsTripAdvisor (1567)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

    1.85 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)

    Sitting on the northwestern fringes of the Gaslamp Quarter, this Westin offers visitors a convenient home base, comfortable accommodations and a variety of amenities. Guests are quick to compliment the customer service, and the rooms, which feature signature Heavenly beds and ample storage space, earn a thumbs-up as well. The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter also offers a spa, a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool. And Pinzimini restaurant serves up hearty portions of pizza and pasta. But one of the biggest highlights for guests is the location. From this Westin, travelers can easily reach the sights and sound of downtown by foot, as well as top attractions including Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront

    1.97 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    Free WiFi

    Set in northwest San Diego, this hotel puts guests near some of the city's top sights, including the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the USS Midway Museum and the Gaslamp Quarter. A Marriott property, SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront houses 253 suites with teal, beige and brown color palettes. Standard amenities include one king- or two queen-sized beds, work desks, coffee makers, LCD televisions, free internet access and sofa beds. Outside the accommodations, travelers can take advantage of the hotel's fitness center and outdoor swimming pool, or take one of the rental bikes out for a spin around San Diego. A stay here also comes with free breakfast daily – a major plus for recent travelers. Past guests also loved their suites' ample space and excellent views. Visitors warn, though, that overnight parking is expensive. Also, keep in mind that there is no restaurant available on-site. Thanks to its Marriott ties, the hotel lets Marriott Bonvoy members earn or redeem points for stays.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Gaslamp Plaza Suites

    1.75 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 733 reviewsTripAdvisor (733)
    Free WiFi
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    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 733 reviewsTripAdvisor (733)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

    1.82 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1003 reviewsTripAdvisor (1003)

    Although some recent guests said rooms located near the elevators and those overlooking the adjacent freeway were noisy, overall, many past visitors enjoyed their stays at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Located in San Diego's Mission Valley neighborhood, this Hilton outpost sits within 5 miles of top attractions like Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and has a 24-hour business center, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Additional perks, such as access to a lounge that serves free breakfast daily, are available if you stay in an upgraded guest room or suite, and all accommodations come with amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and minifridges. Room decor in each space is modern with cream and brown tones, gray accent fabrics and wooden furnishings. When you're ready to grab a bite to eat, you can choose from several eateries along Mission Valley's main thoroughfare, Camino De La Reina, or the on-site Polanco Kitchen & Bar. Past diners described the restaurant's Mexican-inspired cuisine as tasty but pricey. If you're a member of the Hilton Honors rewards program, you can help offset food costs by paying for your room with points.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1003 reviewsTripAdvisor (1003)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Keating Hotel

    1.81 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 855 reviewsTripAdvisor (855)
    Free WiFi

    Most guests praise The Keating for its trendy atmosphere and its prime location in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Visitors are also fond of the guest room decor, which showcases red and blue hues with exposed brick walls (in some suites) and contemporary furnishings. Some of The Keating's more unique amenities include LaVazza espresso machines, Egyptian cotton sheets, mood lighting and walk-in rain showers. The hotel also offers a number of tailored stay packages, such as the romantic Amore Mio package, or the spa-tastic Dolce Vita (think: bottle of champagne before or after treatments). However, visitors say that the hotel falls short in a few key ways: Some report an icy reception from hotel employees, and many complain of street noise disturbing a peaceful night's sleep.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 855 reviewsTripAdvisor (855)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Porto Vista Hotel

    1.43 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1162 reviewsTripAdvisor (1162)
    Free WiFi
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    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1162 reviewsTripAdvisor (1162)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel

    1.92 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 910 reviewsTripAdvisor (910)
    Free WiFi

    This Sheraton outpost is set in the San Diego suburb of Mission Valley, about 3 miles north of Balboa Park and 5 miles north of the Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is home to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center and ample meeting facilities, with more than 12,000 square feet of space, eight meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment and catering services. Cru Bistro, the on-site restaurant, dishes out American food with a contemporary twist (think: everything from Mexican-inspired small plates to burgers and sandwiches). A Starbucks is also available for espresso beverages and pastries. When it comes to accommodations, guest rooms include flat-panel LCD televisions, the brand's signature Sheraton beds and coffee makers. Recent guests praised the simple, clean room decor and affordable rates found at this hotel. However, many noted that noise from the nearby highway tended to seep into the rooms, while others lamented their accommodations' lack of electrical outlets. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 910 reviewsTripAdvisor (910)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter

    1.96 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1939 reviewsTripAdvisor (1939)
    Free WiFi
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    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1939 reviewsTripAdvisor (1939)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Wyndham Harbour Lights

    1.73 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 237 reviewsTripAdvisor (237)
    Free WiFi
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    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 237 reviewsTripAdvisor (237)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Bristol Hotel

    1.75 miles away

    San Diego, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1420 reviewsTripAdvisor (1420)
    Free WiFi
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    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1420 reviewsTripAdvisor (1420)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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