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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 by San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & 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
  • 12 floors in hotel
Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town in San Diego
+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.
  • Low-priced Airport property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Comfy lounge
  • Near city centre
From$75
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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
  • Economical hotel
Motel 6 San Diego Ca #4280 - 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
  • Economy hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
+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
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$109
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Old Town Airport by Wyndham : 2380 Moore St.
+1-888-788-5576
2380 Moore St., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.13 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • 3 star Airport property
  • 3 suites in hotel
From$119
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Western Inn
+1-888-897-9207
3889 Arista St., San Diego, CA 17448 ~1.14 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • Affordable property
  • 35 sleeping rooms in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown / Bayside Ca in San Diego
+1-888-311-4278
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.15 miles east of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$110
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Western Inn
+1-888-469-4795
3889 Arista St., San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.15 miles north of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~20 minute walk
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Ramada Gaslamp / Convention Center : 830 6th Ave.
+1-888-734-9421
830 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.17 miles east of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~21 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
  • The majority of guests found problems with the furniture
  • Great location
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town - San Diego
+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.
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • 4 floors in property
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Marina Inn
+1-888-455-5160
1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.24 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~22 minute walk
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • 29 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Ice machine broken
Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island - San Diego
+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.
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 211 rooms
  • Most guests were happy with the room service
  • Nice balcony
From$98
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown in San Diego
+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.
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Tourist attractions was excellent
  • Wonderful sightseeing
From$139
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Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Liberty Station in San Diego
+1-888-749-6785
2211 Lee Court, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.31 miles west of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~23 minute walk
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Towneplace Stes Arpt Marriott
+1-888-878-9982
2311 Lee Court, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.31 miles west of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~23 minute walk
  • Midscale property
  • Hotel has 222 suites
Pacific Inn : 1655 Pacific Highway
+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 hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Average parking
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
Harbor View Inn : 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 hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Staff were amazing, very helpful
  • Gorgeous neighborhood
Hampton Inn Downtown San Diego - 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 property
  • Hotel has 177 rooms
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
  • Near city centre
Old Town Inn - San Diego
+1-800-716-8490
4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110 ~1.39 miles northwest of San Diego International Airport (SAN)
~24 minute walk
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 73 rooms
  • Poor wifi connection
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
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What are the best hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

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1. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & MarinaThe Sheraton San Diego Hotel & 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. La Quinta Inn & Suites Old Town Airport by WyndhamThe La Quinta Inn & Suites Old Town Airport by Wyndham is an in demand 3-Star hotel located approx. 1.1 miles north of San Diego International Airport and approx. a 19 minute walk. With a verified guest score of 4/5, this makes it one of the terrific properties close to San Diego International Airport.4 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Western InnThe Western Inn 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 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.

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 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 & 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 & 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 best independent hotels near San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

Western Inn, Western Inn and La Pensione Hotel 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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