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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 - San Diego
+1-888-690-5281
525 Spruce St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~0.66 miles west of San Diego Zoo / ~11 minutes walking
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Staff were awesome and very personable
  • Beds were acceptable for 63%
From$179
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Ith Zoo Hostel 3751 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 ~0.83 miles northwest of San Diego Zoo / ~14 minutes walking
  • 2 star property
Sommerset Suites Hotel : 606 Washington St. 606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103 ~1.04 miles northwest of San Diego Zoo / ~18 minutes walking
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$100
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Quality Inn Down Town : 1840 4th Ave. 1840 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.19 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~21 minutes walking
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 92 rooms
  • Good beach
  • Location is ok
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 property
  • 20 suites in hotel
  • Hotel is relatively luxurious
  • Good accessibility by car
From$64
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Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego 1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.36 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
From$79
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Days Inn San Diego / Downtown / Convention Center 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 Cost property
  • Check-in time: 12:00 PM
From$60
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Red Roof Inn San Diego Downtown - San Diego 719 Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.39 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~24 minutes walking
  • At the Red Roof Inn 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 Red Roof Inn 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 property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Good breakfasts
  • Great reception
From$47
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Four Points by Sheraton Downtown San Diego 1617 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.40 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 220 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Pool very small
  • Quick access to all the sites
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Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn in San Diego 840 a St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.42 miles south of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Most guests thought it was clean
From$116
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Harbor View Inn - San Diego 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.
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • 40 rooms in hotel
  • Approx. half of guests complained about the bathroom
  • Great reception staff
Ith Adventure Hostel
+1-888-690-5247
1658 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Motel 6 : 1546 2nd St.
+1-888-305-3366
1546 2nd St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.44 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~25 minutes walking
  • Two star Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
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Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego 1835 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.45 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~26 minutes walking
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Fairly good value for money
  • About half of guests thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average
From$78
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Sunshine Suites at Il Palazzo - San Diego
+1-888-283-3404
2040 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.45 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo / ~26 minutes walking
  • Affordable hotel
Declan Suites : 701 a St. 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.
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
From$100
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Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown 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.
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Quite convenient for attractions and restaurants
  • Great view
From$98
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La Pensione Hotel in San Diego 606 West Date St., San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.56 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3 star property
  • Vibe was good
  • Room needs to be redecorated
From$80
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown / Bayside 2137 Pacific Highway Suite B, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.58 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
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Marina Inn - San Diego 1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 ~1.63 miles southwest of San Diego Zoo
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Check-in: 2:00PM
  • AC did not work
  • Most guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
From$88
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1. Inn at the Park The 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 Hotel The 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. Travelers gave this hotel an avg. guest review rating of 4.5/5. 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews
3. Quality Inn Down Town The 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. With a guest review score of 3.5 out of 5, this makes it one of the perfect accommodations near San Diego Zoo. 3.5 /5 Guest Reviews
4. Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows The 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. Recent guests gave this hotel a verified guest score of 4 out of 5. 4 /5 Guest Reviews
5. Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego The 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. With a average guest review rating of 4/5, this makes it one of the most outstanding hotels nearby San Diego Zoo. 4 /5 Guest Reviews

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