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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

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
+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
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Relatively new rooms
  • Beds were acceptable for 63%
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
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.
  • High end Suburban hotel
  • 133 rooms in property
From$108
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Berkshire Motel - San Diego
+1-800-716-8490
2502 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 ~1.36 miles northeast of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Towneplace Suites San Diego Downtown
+1-800-805-5223
1445 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 10 floors in property
From$172
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
WorldMark San Diego - Balboa Park
+1-888-965-1860
1110 a St., San Diego, CA 92108 ~1.37 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Three Star hotel
  • Gym is available on property
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
+1-888-788-5576
1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.37 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~24 minute walk
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 12 suites in hotel
From$155
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center in 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.
  • 2-star Convention Center hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Baymont by Wyndham San Diego Downtown in San Diego
+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.
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn - San Diego
+1-888-469-4795
840 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles south of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Economy Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Great amenities
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$131
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Harborview Inn & Suites San Diego Harbor
+1-888-734-9421
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.
  • Economy Airport hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Smell throughout the building
  • The majority of guests had problems with the shower
Ith Adventure Hostel
+1-888-841-5292
1658 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Motel 6 San Diego Dwntwn Ca #1419
+1-888-455-5160
1546 2nd Ave., SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~25 minute walk
  • Two star Convention Center hotel
  • Check in time: 3pm
Porto Vista Hotel : 1835 Columbia St.
+1-888-965-8297
1835 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.45 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
~26 minute walk
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 191 rooms in hotel
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Rooms are not good
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego - San Diego
+1-888-906-6358
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 property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$100
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown
+1-888-749-6785
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 hotel
  • 20 suites in property
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
Motel 6 San Diego Ca #4280 : 2353 Pacific Highway
+1-888-878-9982
2353 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CALIFORNIA 92101 ~1.55 miles west of San Diego Zoo
  • Cheap hotel
  • Hotel has 56 rooms
Urban Boutique Hotel
+1-888-389-4485
1654 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.55 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Affordable hotel
  • 52 sleeping rooms in hotel
La Pensione Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
606 West Date St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.56 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Three Star hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Good internet service
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown / Bayside Ca
+1-888-675-2083
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.61 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$110
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Marina Inn and Suites in San Diego
+1-800-716-8490
1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.63 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • We enjoyed the scenery
  • Easily accessible by car, said 73%
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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. 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 most outstanding hotel options close to San Diego Zoo.4 /5 Guest Reviews
3. Towneplace Suites San Diego DowntownThe 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
4. WorldMark San Diego - Balboa ParkThe WorldMark San Diego - Balboa Park is a leading 3-Star hotel located approx. 1.4 miles south of San Diego Zoo and approx. a 2 minute drive or taxi ride. Travelers gave this hotel a guest review score of 3.5/5.3.5 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Holiday Inn Express San Diego DowntownThe Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 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

5 Best Hotels near San Diego Zoo

FAQs about hotels near San Diego Zoo

What are the most favored hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego, Inn at the Park and The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 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 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, 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, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows and Urban Boutique Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego, 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 best IHG hotels near San Diego Zoo?

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 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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