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Hotels Near San Diego Zoo California

Hotels near San Diego Zoo are provided below ordered by distance. Search for cheap and discount hotel rates near San Diego Zoo in San Diego Zoo for your upcoming individual or group travel. We list the best motels and hotels close to San Diego Zoo so you can review the discounted San Diego Zoo lodging below and find the perfect hotel. Planning a meeting? Save with a San Diego Zoo group hotel deal

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“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” is what you'll say when you visit the San Diego Zoo. Located in Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world. It boasts more than 4,000 animals representing over 800 species, courtesy of the owner, the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego. This zoo's 100 acres is leased from the city of San Diego, as are the animals and equipment. If you're planning to visit the San Diego Zoo, it's convenient. Take advantage of the guided tour buses that cover 75 percent of the park using an overhead gondola lift. You'll get an aerial view of the zoo in a speedy fashion.When visiting the zoo, just choose a habitat and check out the exhibits that interest you. Each exhibit features various animals that can be found side-by-side in the wild so you'll learn a lot during your visit. A popular exhibit showcases the African rain forest and features gorillas. There's also an exhibit for the Arctic taiga and tundra, where you can see polar bears. And believe it or not, the largest free-flight aviaries are living at the San Diego Zoo. So come visit and enjoy all that San Diego has to offer.

Lodging/Accommodations close to San Diego Zoo

Inn at the Park - In San Diego (Bankers Hill) in San Diego
+1-888-389-4121
525 Spruce St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~0.66 miles west of San Diego Zoo
~11 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • Excellent business hotel
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - San Diego
+1-888-675-2083
2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 ~1.22 miles north of San Diego Zoo
~21 minute walk
  • At the The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, you will enjoy the best of both worlds. Relax in a tranquil atmosphere with the best customer service and a dedicated staff at your beck and call. When you’re rested and ready for action, you’re just moments away from some of California’s main attractions, including the San Diego Zoo (less than two miles away), Mission Valley Center (less than two miles away), and Balboa Park (less than three miles away). Enjoy the amenities The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows has to offer, including poolside terrace and heated outdoor pool designed by renowned Johnny Weismuller, a gorgeous restaurant bar, and a business center with complimentary high-speed Internet access.
  • Four star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$108
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Berkshire Motel : 2502 El Cajon Blvd.
+1-800-716-8490
2502 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 ~1.36 miles northeast of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$90
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Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown : 1445 6th Ave.
+1-800-805-5223
1445 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
From$172
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WorldMark San Diego - Balboa Park - San Diego
+1-888-965-1860
1110 a St., San Diego, CA 92108 ~1.37 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • 3-star hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$90
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel : 1430 7th Ave.
+1-888-788-5576
1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
From$155
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center - San Diego
+1-888-897-9207
833 Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.38 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • When it comes to the Days Inn-Downtown/Convention Center, guests won’t have any complaints. Located in San Diego, CA, the Days Inn-Downtown/Convention Center is a great hotel only half a mile from downtown San Diego, half a mile from Petco Park, less than one mile from Gaslamp Quarter, and minutes away from San Diego Zoo. The hotel provides guests complimentary continental breakfasts, complimentary wireless Internet access, heated indoor spa tub and saunas. Guestrooms also come equipped with cable TV, refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.
  • Low-priced Convention Center property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
From$60
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Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown
+1-888-311-4278
719 Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.38 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • At the Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown, located in San Diego, CA, you will be moments away from some of San Diego’s main attractions, including the San Diego Zoo (less than two miles away), Balboa Park (less than two miles away), and Mission Bay (less than four miles away). Enjoy the Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown amenities like the outdoor spa tub, complimentary access to the pool across the street, complimentary continental breakfasts, and business services with complimentary wireless Internet access.
  • Economical Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$58
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy
+1-888-469-4795
1617 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.41 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle available
  • For 94%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
  • City centre within easy reach, said 97%
From$80
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Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn
+1-888-734-9421
840 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Staff was very attentive and helpful
  • Close to public transportation
From$131
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Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor : 550 Westgrape St.
+1-888-841-5292
550 Westgrape St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • When it comes to Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor, two things come to mind: convenience and service. Located only two blocks away from the San Diego Bay, the Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harboris also a mile away from historic Old Town, Balboa Park, and the San Diego Zoo. This magnificent Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor features laundry facilities, complimentary continental breakfasts, complimentary wireless Internet access, and more. Convenient guestrooms come equipped with microwave ovens, cable TV, and refrigerators.
  • Low priced Airport hotel
  • 40 rooms in hotel
  • No fruit, cereal, juice
  • The majority of guests found the staff to be very friendly
From$69
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Ith Adventure Hostel : 1658 Front St.
+1-888-455-5160
1658 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$60
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Motel 6 San Diego Dwntwn Ca
+1-888-965-8297
1546 2nd Ave., SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Economy Convention Center property
  • Check-in time: 3pm
Porto Vista Hotel : 1835 Columbia St.
+1-888-906-6358
1835 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.45 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~26 minute walk
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Pool bar needs better service
  • Parking should be cheaper
From$75
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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego in San Diego
+1-888-749-6785
701 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.46 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~26 minute walk
  • The Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego is a sight to see. This hotel is atop the Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego, CA. What more could you ask for? The hotel is also three blocks from Gaslamp Quarter, four blocks from the San Diego Concourse, and moments away from the San Diego Zoo. Guests at the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego will enjoy full access to the elevators that transport them from a ground-level foyer to the hotel’s sleek 12th-floor lobby. The Sky Lobby Lounge is elegant. You can also take advantage of the indoor pool, spa tub, and fitness center located on the 12th floor. This 15-story hotel boasts 264 magnificent guestrooms with pretty décor and comfortable bedding.
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$100
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Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown in San Diego
+1-888-878-9982
1646 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.46 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~26 minute walk
  • The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown, located in San Diego, CA, is just one mile away from Gaslamp Quarter. This great hotel is also less than a mile from downtown San Diego, and less than two miles from Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Since this hotel features complimentary airport shuttle, a restaurant and bar on its premises, and complimentary high-speed Internet access, guests will find themselves in an atmosphere offering the utmost service. The rooms come equipped with coffeemakers, cable TV, an iron and ironing board, clock radio, hair dryer, and comfortable beds in their room. Phones come with multiple lines and voicemail.
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • The majority of guests were happy with the price
  • Fantastic service
From$91
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Motel 6 San Diego Ca - San Diego
+1-888-389-4485
2353 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.55 miles west of San Diego Zoo
  • 2-star property
  • 2 floors in property
From$60
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Urban Boutique Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
1654 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.55 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$90
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La Pensione Hotel - San Diego
+1-888-675-2083
606 West Date St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.56 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 68 rooms in hotel
  • Parking is rare
  • Restaurants right on your doorstep
From$80
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside - San Diego
+1-800-716-8490
B 2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.58 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$110
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
+1-800-805-5223
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.61 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$110
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Marina Inn & Suites - San Diego
+1-888-965-1860
1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.63 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • About half of guests thought the management was tolerable
From$72
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Ramada by Wyndham Gaslamp Convention Center
+1-888-788-5576
830 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.64 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Fantastic service
  • Most guests found the grounds to be nice
From$109
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
1047 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.66 miles south of San Diego Zoo
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$221
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
+1-888-311-4278
530 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.67 miles south of San Diego Zoo
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 15 floors in property
From$80
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1. Inn at the Park - In San Diego (Bankers Hill) The Inn at the Park - In San Diego (Bankers Hill) is a 3 star hotel located about 0.7 miles west of San Diego Zoo and approximately a 12 min. stroll. Recent travelers gave this hotel a guest review score of 4 out of 5. 4 /5 Guest Reviews
2. Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a leading 4 star hotel located approx. 1.2 miles north of San Diego Zoo and about a 2 min. drive or uber ride. With a guest review score of 4 out of 5, this makes it one of the most outstanding hotel options close to San Diego Zoo. 4 /5 Guest Reviews
3. Berkshire Motel The Berkshire Motel is an in demand 3-Star hotel located approx. 1.4 miles northeast of San Diego Zoo and roughly a 2 minute drive or uber ride. Recent hotel guests gave this hotel a verified guest score of 4/5. 4 /5 Guest Reviews
4. Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown The Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown is a popular 3 star hotel located approx. 1.4 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo and about a 2 min. drive. With a guest review score of 4 out of 5, this makes it one of the finest hotels close to San Diego Zoo. 4 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel is a pleasing 3 star hotel located ~1.4 mi. south of San Diego Zoo and about a 2 min. car ride. With a guest review score of 4 out of 5, this makes it one of the perfect hotels nearby San Diego Zoo. 4 /5 Guest Reviews

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FAQs about hotels near San Diego Zoo

What are the top reviewed hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Inn at the Park - In San Diego (Bankers Hill), The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows and Berkshire Motel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels near San Diego Zoo?

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown and Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, an IHG Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Diego Zoo.

What hotels are closest to the area of San Diego Zoo?

Inn at the Park - In San Diego (Bankers Hill), The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, and Berkshire Motel are the properties closest to San Diego Zoo.

What are the most popular independent hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Inn at the Park - In San Diego (Bankers Hill), The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows and Berkshire Motel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego and Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel and Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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