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Hotels Near San Diego Zoo - San Diego Zoo California

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The Inside Scoop by our Local Expert

“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
+1-888-690-5247
525 Spruce St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~0.66 miles west of San Diego Zoo
~11 minute walk
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Most guests thought the view was good
  • Average beds
From$179
Very good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Sommerset Suites Hotel - San Diego
+1-888-305-3366
606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~1.04 miles northwest of San Diego Zoo
~18 minute walk
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Rather comfortable
  • Shops and convenience stores nearby
From$100
Very good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn Down Town
+1-800-881-1523
1840 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.19 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~21 minute walk
  • Economical Downtown property
  • 92 rooms in property
  • Most guests criticized the small bathroom
  • Good minibar
Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows : 2223 El Cajon Blvd.
+1-888-283-3404
2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 ~1.22 miles north of San Diego Zoo
~21 minute walk
  • At 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 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.
  • High-end Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$108
Very good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego - San Diego
+1-866-221-8581
1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.36 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 14 suites
Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown - San Diego
+1-866-429-5787
1445 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 10 floors in property
From$172
Very good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Worldmark San Diego Mission Valley
+1-888-690-5281
1110 a St., San Diego, CA 92108 ~1.37 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Midscale property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego / Downtown / Convention Center in San Diego
+1-888-690-5247
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 hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Baymont Inn & Suites Downtown San Diego in San Diego
+1-888-305-3366
719 Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.38 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • At the Baymont Inn & Suites Downtown San Diego, 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 Inn & Suites Downtown San Diego 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.
  • Two star Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$58
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn
+1-800-881-1523
840 a St., San Diego, CA 92101-4613 ~1.42 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Free wifi
  • Lots of street noise
From$131
Very good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Harbor View Inn in San Diego
+1-888-283-3404
550 Westgrape St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • When it comes to Harbor View Inn, two things come to mind: convenience and service. Located only two blocks away from the San Diego Bay, the Harbor View Innis also a mile away from historic Old Town, Balboa Park, and the San Diego Zoo. This magnificent Harbor View Inn features laundry facilities, complimentary continental breakfasts, complimentary wireless Internet access, and more. Convenient guestrooms come equipped with microwave ovens, cable TV, and refrigerators.
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Bathroom is relatively clean
  • Free Wi-Fi
Ith Adventure Hostel
+1-866-221-8581
1658 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • 2-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 rooms
Motel 6
+1-866-429-5787
1546 2nd St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Two star Convention Center hotel
  • 105 rooms in property
Porto Vista Hotel : 1835 Columbia St.
+1-888-690-5281
1835 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.45 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~26 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
  • Carpet moist
  • Furniture needs more attention
From$75
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Declan Suites : 701 a St.
+1-888-690-5247
701 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.46 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~26 minute walk
  • The Declan Suites 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 Declan Suites 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.
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$100
Very good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown - San Diego
+1-888-305-3366
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.
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 14 meeting rooms in property
  • Good shuttle service
  • Great desserts & fruits
Urban Boutique Hotel : 1654 Columbia St.
+1-800-881-1523
1654 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.55 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$90
Very good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Pensione Hotel
+1-888-283-3404
606 West Date St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.56 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Midscale property
  • Check in time: 15:00
  • Housekeeping was ok, according to 56%
  • TV needs to be updated
From$80
Very good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
San Diego Airport Travelodge - San Diego
+1-866-221-8581
2353 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.58 miles west of San Diego Zoo
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Check-in: 16:00
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown / Bayside Ca : 2137 Pacific Highway
+1-866-429-5787
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.61 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 6 floors in property
From$110
Very good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
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What are the best hotels near San Diego Zoo?

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1. Inn at the ParkThe Inn at the Park 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. Sommerset Suites HotelThe Sommerset Suites Hotel is an in demand 3-Star hotel located approx. 1.0 miles northwest of San Diego Zoo and approx. a 18 minute walk. With a verified guest score of 4.5/5, this makes it one of the first-class accommodations close to San Diego Zoo.4.5 /5 Guest Reviews
3. Quality Inn Down TownThe Quality Inn Down Town is an attractive 2 star hotel located about 1.2 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo and about a 2 min. car ride. Recent guests gave this hotel an aggregate guest review score of 3.5 out of 5.3.5 /5 Guest Reviews
4. Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & BungalowsThe 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 ideal lodging options close to San Diego Zoo.4 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Holiday Inn Express Downtown San DiegoThe Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego is a favored 3-Star hotel located ~1.4 mi. southwest 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

5 Best Hotels near San Diego Zoo

FAQs about hotels near San Diego Zoo

What are the best rated hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Sommerset Suites Hotel, Declan Suites and Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

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

Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows, Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown and Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego 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, Sommerset Suites Hotel, and Quality Inn Down Town are the properties closest to San Diego Zoo.

What are the best independent hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Sommerset Suites Hotel, Declan Suites and Inn at the Park are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels near San Diego Zoo?

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

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

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

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