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Hotels Near San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Hotels/Motels near San Diego International Airport (SAN) are shown in the list below in the order of their distance (closest at the top). Browse our hotels/motels to find accommodations near San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego International Airport (SAN) for your leisure or corporate trips.We list the best motels and hotels close to San Diego International Airport (SAN) so you can review the discounted San Diego International Airport (SAN) hotels + motels below and book your ideal hotel. Need 5+ Rooms for a group? Request a San Diego International Airport (SAN) group hotel deal

The San Diego International Airport was opened in 1928, known then as Lindbergh Field. Now, it's a hub for Alaska Airlines and has two terminals serving domestic and international flights. This airport is located about 3 miles from downtown San Diego, on the shore of the San Diego Bay. Many hotels nearby are located downtown, with easy access both to the airport and to San Diego's marina and downtown attractions. More from this guide...

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Well-known for its beaches, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World, San Diego, California is a coastal city unlike any other. And thanks to its warm climate and unique topography, it makes the perfect destination for a vacation. For those who plan on making the trip, San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport is the place to fly in.Boasting a modest passenger rate of 40,000 a day, San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport is conveniently located within two miles of the city San Diego. With flights from around the country, Canada, and Mexico regularly arriving, San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport has developed to serve their needs. Within the terminal, and away from the hustle and bustle of rushing crowds, you'll find relaxing lounges where passengers whittle away time between flights. Chain restaurants and stores also fill the terminals for hungry passengers and spendthrifts.Travelers who need to spend additional time in the San Diego area will find comfort and affordability with San Diego airport hotels. These hotels offer guests variety, luxury, and the technology necessary for keeping up-to-date in the business world. Whether you choose a top-end leisure hotel such as the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina or quaint vacation spots like the Courtyard by Marriott Old Town, you'll find everything you need and more.

Lodging & Accommodations close to San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego
+1-888-389-4121
1380 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 ~0.66 miles southwest of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~11 minute walk
  • Offering breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is a stylish hotel unlike any other. Offering free shuttle service to San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport, this hotel strikes the perfect balance between the needs of business and pleasure. While business guests of Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina can relax with the Spa and Fitness Center and two adult swimming pools, the adventurous leisure traveler can play on the hotel's tennis courts or rent bicycles to explore the city.
  • 4 star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 52 suites
Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town
+1-888-675-2083
1955 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110 ~0.83 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~14 minute walk
  • At Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town, located two miles from San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport, visitors will find a charming hotel that's within easy reach of many of San Francisco's top sights and destinations. Visitors on business will be happy to find that the hotel offers a complimentary business center, complete with Internet access, printers, fax machines, and copiers. In addition, each of Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town guest rooms features a 32-inch flat screen plasma TV, free HBO, and high-speed Internet access.
  • Economical Airport hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 100%
Moore Place
+1-800-716-8490
2254 Moore St., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.01 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~18 minute walk
  • Two star hotel
Motel 6 San Diego Ca #4280 in San Diego
+1-800-805-5223
2353 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CALIFORNIA 92101 ~1.04 miles east of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~18 minute walk
  • Low priced hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town - San Diego
+1-888-965-1860
3900 Old Town Ave., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.08 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~19 minute walk
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Comfort Inn San Diego Old Town in San Diego
+1-888-788-5576
2380 Moore St., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.11 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~19 minute walk
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Old Town Western Inn & Suites - San Diego
+1-888-897-9207
3889 Arista St., San Diego, CA 17448 ~1.14 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown / Bayside Ca
+1-888-311-4278
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.15 miles east of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
From$110
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Western Inn - San Diego
+1-888-469-4795
3889 Arista St., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.15 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$89
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Ramada by Wyndham Gaslamp Convention Center - San Diego
+1-888-734-9421
830 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.17 miles east of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~21 minute walk
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • The majority of guests were unhappy with the handicap accessible facilities
  • Amazing for breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
+1-888-841-5292
2435 Jefferson St., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.19 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~21 minute walk
  • At the Courtyard by Marriott Old Town, you'll find whatever you may need, whether you're there for business or leisure. With a 24-hour business center, high-speed Internet access, and dual-line phones with voicemail, the business guest will find everything that they need for completing their day's work. Vacationers, meanwhile, will enjoy the guest rooms free cable, heated outdoor pool, and in-room spa services. Free shuttle service to San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport is available upon the request of guests.
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 14 meeting rooms
Marina Inn and Suites
+1-888-455-5160
1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.24 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~22 minute walk
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 76%
  • Good location
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
+1-888-965-8297
1960 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.26 miles west of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~22 minute walk
  • With an impressive view of the marina, Harbor Island Airport Hilton hotel is the definition of luxury. Located minutes from San Diego, and with complimentary shuttle service to San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport, this hotel functions as an island resort in the midst of the modern world. Business travelers will also find what they need at Harbor Island Airport Hilton, in the form of 8,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center that offers all of the essentials of the office.
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 10 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Nice balcony
  • Parking is rare
From$98
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
+1-888-906-6358
1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.29 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~23 minute walk
  • Located in San Diego, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown is an apartment-style hotel that offers a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet access, complimentary shuttle service within three miles of the hotel, a heated pool, housekeeping, free grocery shopping, and Jacuzzi. Guest rooms also feature cable TV, fully functional kitchens, and a sofa-bed. San Diego, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown is located within two miles of San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport.
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Could be quieter
  • Free Wifi
From$139
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 Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station
+1-888-749-6785
2211 Lee Court, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.31 miles west of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~23 minute walk
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Shuttle to airport available
Towneplace Stes Arpt Marriott - San Diego
+1-888-878-9982
2311 Lee Court, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.31 miles west of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~23 minute walk
  • Three Star hotel
  • 222 suites in hotel
From$90
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The Pacific
+1-888-389-4485
1655 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.32 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~23 minute walk
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Loud rooms and substandard WiFi
  • Minibar can be a problem
Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor : 550 Westgrape St.
+1-888-389-4121
550 Westgrape St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles east of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~24 minute walk
  • Two-star Airport property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Hotel could be more stylish
  • Near city centre
Hampton Inn Downtown San Diego in San Diego
+1-888-675-2083
1531 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.38 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~24 minute walk
  • With palm trees lining the front façade, Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown offers a tropical appearance at a value-price. Located a mile away from San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport, the hotel offers free shuttle service, an exercise gym, outdoor pool, and complimentary continental breakfasts. High-speed Internet access and in-room movies, as well as laundry and valet services, are available to guests for additional fees. With a stay at Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown you'll be guaranteed satisfaction.
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Good for sightseeing with easy access to train stations
From$99
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Old Town Inn : 4444 Pacific Highway
+1-800-716-8490
4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.39 miles northwest of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~24 minute walk
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Most guests enjoyed the lobby entrance
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What are the best hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

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1. Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaThe Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is a well-liked 4 star hotel located about 0.7 miles southwest of San Diego International Airport and about a 12 min. walk by foot. Recent guests gave this hotel an average guest review rating of 3.5 out of 5.3.5 /5 Guest Reviews
2. Holiday Inn Express Airport Old TownThe Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town is a well-liked 2-Star hotel located about 0.8 miles north of San Diego International Airport and roughly a 14 minute stroll. With a average guest review rating of 4.5/5, this makes it one of the premium properties near San Diego International Airport.4.5 /5 Guest Reviews
3. Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old TownThe Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town is a well-liked 3-Star hotel located about 1.1 miles north of San Diego International Airport and roughly a 19 minute stroll. Recent hotel guests gave this hotel a guest review score of 4/5.4 /5 Guest Reviews
4. Old Town Western Inn & SuitesThe Old Town Western Inn & Suites is a favored 3-Star hotel located ~1.1 mi. north of San Diego International Airport and approx. a 19 minute walk by foot. Travelers gave this hotel an average guest review rating of 4/5.4 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Hilton Garden Inn San Diego DowntownThe Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown is a well-liked 3 star hotel located about 1.1 miles east of San Diego International Airport and about a 19 min. walk by foot. With a guest review score of 4 out of 5, this makes it one of the terrific lodging options near San Diego International Airport.4 /5 Guest Reviews

5 Best Hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)

What Are the Budget Hotels Near the San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Travelodge San Diego Airport is a pet-friendly 72-room hotel on two floors, with guest rooms accessed via an exterior hallway. It offers free parking, an outdoor heated pool available year-round, free Wi-Fi, and free morning coffee. Guest rooms have modern decor, comfortable platform beds, hard floors, flat-screen televisions, and air conditioning.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego Sea World offers generously priced guest rooms, all accessed via exterior hallways. Hotel amenities here include free parking, free shuttle to and from the airport, a Sea World shuttle (for a small fee), a complimentary breakfast buffet, an outdoor pool, a Grab N' Go market, and free Wi-Fi access. Guest room amenities include a 49-inch flat-screen television, a pillowtop mattress, a mini fridge, a coffee maker, and a microwave, with available bunk beds and sofa sleepers in select rooms.

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What Are the Best Hotels Near the San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is a pet-friendly 1,053-room hotel on 12 floors, with rooms accessed via an interior hallway. It's located on the marina and features coastal-themed guestrooms with balconies that offer views of the San Diego Bay. There's a complimentary shuttle to deliver you to the luxurious amenities at the Sheraton. Families will enjoy many activities here, including swimming a lap in the multiple pools, taking a break to have a relaxing spa treatment, or working out in the on-site fitness center.

You can also check out the Harbor's Edge restaurant with stunning views of the water, visit one of the other on-site restaurants or bars, or order room service.

Guest rooms are decorated in a contemporary nautical theme, with signature Sheraton Sleep Experience beds, sleek bathrooms, 55-inch flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, bathrobes, and Wi-Fi (for a fee).

Wyndham San Diego Bayside is a pet-friendly 600-room hotel on 14 floors. You can access your room here via the interior hallways while enjoying views of the San Diego Bay or downtown from your balcony. Amenities you'll be treated to here include an outdoor heated pool available year-round and a fitness center. The hotel will also provide you with a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport (from 5:00 a.m. to midnight) and several San Diego attractions. Wyndham's free shuttle service also includes a ferry ride to Coronado Island and places within walking distance of the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy.

Each room is contemporarily styled and includes WynRest bedding, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, available room service, a coffee maker, and a desk.

What Hotels Offer the Best Discounts Near the San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

The Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town is a 200-room hotel on eight floors, with rooms accessed via an exterior hallway. The outdoor pool here is heated and available year-round, and the on-site Mexican restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A courtesy airport shuttle runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Room amenities include a mini fridge and microwave, flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, and coffee maker.

AAA members lodging here receive a 12% discount, free parking, and free daily breakfast for two guests.

The Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town is a 123-room hotel on three floors, with interior hallway access to guest rooms. Free hot buffet breakfast is served daily, while you'll also have access to the outdoor pool, fitness room, free airport shuttle, and free Wi-Fi. Room amenities include a mini fridge and microwave, coffee maker, flat-screen television, and safe.

Park and Fly or Park and Cruise packages include a one-night stay plus up to 14 days of free parking in the hotel's lot, along with a free shuttle to and from your airport or cruise ship destination.

What Can I Do on a Long Layover in San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Less than two miles from the airport, visit one of the companies that offer San Diego Harbor Tours. There, you can choose from a large, comfortable yacht with a full bar and many seating options or charter a smaller private vessel. Some tours are about the history and beauty of the bay, while some are designed for whale and dolphin-watching.

On Navy Pier, also under two miles from the airport, the USS Midway docks and serves as a historical aircraft carrier museum. The decommissioned ship houses many aircraft, and you can take a self-guided audio tour through the entire ship, including the engine room and officers' quarters.

You can visit Coronado Island, technically a peninsula but also a city in the middle of the bay. It's famous for its surfing beaches and the historic Hotel del Coronado. The white sand makes the beaches ideal for relaxing and swimming, with views of the San Diego skyline. In addition, the 15 miles of bike paths make it easy to explore the island, or you can take one of the walking tours that leave regularly.

Also, the easiest way to get to Coronado Island from the airport is by taxi, and there is a water taxi if you prefer to spend some time on the water.

Downtown San Diego offers nightlife, bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries in the Gaslamp Quarter. Cobblestone streets let you walk leisurely around the neighborhood, exploring for as long as you like.

Old Town San Diego, less than 4 miles from the San Diego Airport, has a rich history. Settled in 1769, this area was the first settlement in California, with a mission and a fort. Now, you can feast on the award-winning Mexican food and check out the many restaurants and shops housing treasures from all over the world. Experience the historical recreations of life in San Diego in the 1800s at the blacksmith and woodworker shops.

San Diego is a beautiful city flooded with tourists and world-famous attractions for the whole family. The city is known for its incredible climates and white sandy beaches across the coast. From Balboa Park to Sea World, you'll find yourself immersed in the entertaining culture found throughout the city. The San Diego Airport is right at the center of it all, located uniquely close to skyscrapers and offering an abundance of hotels near and around the hub. For a luxurious stay, book a night or two at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel && Marina, located less than a mile away from the airport.Why travelers visit San Diego: Balboa Park, La Jolla Cove, Sea World, Mission Beach, Little Italy, San Diego Zoo, the Padres, and Chargers!

About San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport is located less than 5 miles from the center of the city. It's so close, in fact, that flyers are often startled by how close the skyscrapers are as they descend during their flight. The hub provides service through Delta, American and United airlines, among other smaller carriers. When you arrive, you'll find a plethora of amenities throughout the facility's three terminals, including more than 30 eating spots, services from shoe shines to currency exchanges and a wide variety of boutique and retail shops.There are more than 60 different hotels near San Diego International Airport, including the conveniently located Holiday Inn Bayside and Crowne Plaza San Diego/Mission Valley. For the ultimate in luxury, book your room at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. It's located less than a mile from the hub and offers splendid views of the bay as well as the tremendously comfortable Sheraton sleeper bed. Guests can take take advantage of the several airport shuttles that connect visitors to their hotels and the downtown area, or utilize the Metropolitan Transit System. Keep in mind that making your way out of the airport by car can be a confusing task.

San Diego

San Diego may not be the largest city in the state, but it is California's biggest coastal metropolis, lining the Pacific for 70 miles. More than a million people call it home, adoring the locale for its sunny skies and temperate conditions. The region is divided into several districts and a multitude of neighborhoods, from Old Town to La Jolla. But the most popular part of the metropolis is downtown, where the streets are lined with a multitude of attractions, gorgeous displays of Spanish architecture and a vibrant nightlife scene complete with bars, restaurants, dance clubs, shopping and galleries.The city is known for its large role in biotechnology and communications, which is why a hefty portion of its 33 million annual visitors come for business. It's also renowned for its immense diversity. People of all different cultures, ethnicities, and races live together in peace in this beautiful locale. Another delightful feature of San Diego is its relaxed nature compared to the other big cities in California, like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Life moves at a slower pace, and for many the area provides a picturesque retreat from the bustle of the metropolis.

Things to Do in San Diego

Whether you're visiting San Diego for business or leisure, you won't be at a lack of exciting things to do. Lazing on the beach is one of the main pastimes for locals, and many head to Mission Beach, a popular gathering spot that has a bustling boardwalk with the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster. Other top waterfronts include Imperial, Pacific and Coronado beaches. Water sports are also big here, and you'll find a thriving surf scene as well as plenty of people sailing, kite surfing and kayaking.While you're in town, take some time to check out the top attractions. One of the most popular spots for tourists is SeaWorld San Diego, the theme park that made the killer whale famous. Balboa Park Gardens, which is actually made up of several themed gardens, contains lush displays of Japanese, Australian and Spanish florals, while the Cabrillo National Monument has a hilltop location that gives you a stunning view of the city and the bay as well as a look at several historic exhibits. Adventure seekers should head to Torrey Pines Gliderport, where experienced glider riders gather to partake in some extreme sporting and beginners come to learn from one of the area's most prestigious gliding schools.

FAQs about hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)

What are the top reviewed hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Towneplace Stes Arpt Marriott, Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town and  Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Wyndham San Diego Bayside and Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN).

What hotels are closest to the area of San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town, and Moore Place are the properties closest to San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How much does a cheap hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN) cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN) can be as cheap as $74.10 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN) cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN) has been $121.16 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN) cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel near San Diego International Airport (SAN) has been $169.40 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

 Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station, Old Town Western Inn & Suites and Western Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Towneplace Stes Arpt Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town and Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

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