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Hotels Near San Diego Zoo - San Diego Zoo California

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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
+1-888-690-5247
525 Spruce St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~0.66 miles west of San Diego Zoo / ~11 minutes walking
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Relatively new rooms
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
From$179
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Sommerset Suites Hotel in San Diego 606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~1.04 miles northwest of San Diego Zoo / ~18 minutes walking
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 80 suites in hotel
  • Good kitchenette
  • Every guests reviewed said the wifi quality was great
From$100
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Quality Inn Down Town 1840 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.19 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~21 minutes walking
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3.00pm
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$45
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Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 ~1.22 miles north of San Diego Zoo / ~21 minutes walking
  • 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.
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego 1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.36 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
From$90
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Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown 1445 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 10 floors
From$80
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Worldmark San Diego Mission Valley : 1110 a St. 1110 a St., San Diego, CA 92108 ~1.37 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • Affordable property
  • 175 rooms in property
Days Inn San Diego / Downtown / Convention Center - San Diego 833 Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.38 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • 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 hotel
Baymont Inn & Suites Downtown San Diego 719 Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.38 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • 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.
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown San Diego : 1617 1st Ave. 1617 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.40 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy Read more
Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn : 840 a St. 840 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Inexpensive Downtown property
  • Noise level is acceptable
  • Most guests thought the building was wonderful
From$134
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Harbor View Inn 550 Westgrape St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • 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.
  • Low-priced Airport hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Hotel security was horrible, thought 80%
  • 1 out of 2 guests thought the management was tolerable
Ith Adventure Hostel
+1-866-429-5787
1658 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Economical Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Motel 6 in San Diego
+1-888-690-5281
1546 2nd St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Cheap Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego 1835 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.45 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~26 minutes walking
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
  • Free wireless
  • Great reception
Declan Suites 701 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.46 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~26 minutes walking
  • 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.
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 14 meeting rooms in hotel
From$100
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Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown in San Diego 1646 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.46 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~26 minutes walking
  • 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 hotel
  • 22 floors in hotel
  • Professional service
  • Good airport hotel
La Pensione Hotel 606 West Date St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.56 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3-star property
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
  • Great shower
From$80
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San Diego Airport Travelodge - San Diego 2353 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.58 miles west of San Diego Zoo
  • 2 star hotel
  • 72 rooms in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown / Bayside Ca in San Diego 2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.61 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
From$110
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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 3 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 4.5 out of 5, this makes it one of the ideal lodging options close to San Diego Zoo.4.5 /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

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