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San Diego (USA): Hotels with Best Reviews, from Budget to 5 Stars

Out of 669 hotels in San Diego we rounded up 20 with highest reviews, from 1⭐ to 5⭐ - both budget and luxury. Starting with Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant let's go down the list.

San Diego is a major destination in USA with over 660 popular hotels - that's quite a lot to choose from. We've rounded up top 20 hotels with highest guest ratings from budget to luxury category.

How do we compare hotels? Mostly based on guest ratings. If guest ratings are similar for hotels of the same tier, then we rank a cheaper hotel slightly higher (same quality for lower price is better).

It's pointless to compare hotels in different categories, so we grouped the best hotels by price range, star ratings and proximity to key tourists attractions, such as Hotel Del Coronado and USS Midway Museum. Use the table of contents to select the hotel category that you're interested in. Let's go down the list!

Best rated hotel for each budget

Best 5-star hotel
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Price: from $422.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 98 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court Show on map
Best 4-star hotel
Pacific Terrace Hotel
Price: from $199.01 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 610 Diamond St Show on map
Best 3-star hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Price: from $152.34 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 2576 Laning Rd Show on map
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Best budget hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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10 hotels in San Diego with highest guest reviews

26 hotels in San Diego have guest ratings over 90 (out of 100)! 2 most popular hotels in San Diego are Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant and RK Hostel San Diego.

#1
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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#2
RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map
#3
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Price: from $422.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 98 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court Show on map
#4
Pacific Terrace Hotel
Price: from $199.01 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 610 Diamond St Show on map
#5
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Price: from $152.34 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 2576 Laning Rd Show on map
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#6
Tower23 Hotel
Price: from $249 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 723 Felspar St Show on map
#7
Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley
Price: from $107.39 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2151 Hotel Circle South Show on map
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#8
Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
Price: from $149 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 3525 Valley Centre Dr Show on map
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#9
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Mission Valley
Price: from $117 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 635 Hotel Circle South Show on map
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#10
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
Price: from $127.42 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 11025 Vista Sorrento Pkwy Show on map
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Best 5-star hotels in San Diego

San Diego has 3 highly-rated 5-star hotels - the top 3 are Fairmont Grand Del Mar, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego and Pendry San Diego.

#1
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Price: from $422.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 98 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court Show on map
#2
THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
Price: from $209.32 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 326 Broadway Show on map
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#3
Pendry San Diego
Price: from $199.75 per night [check availability]
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 550 J Street Show on map


Best 4-star hotels in San Diego

San Diego has 105 highly-rated 4-star hotels - the top 3 are Pacific Terrace Hotel, Tower23 Hotel and Kimpton Solamar Hotel.

#1
Pacific Terrace Hotel
Price: from $199.01 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 610 Diamond St Show on map
#2
Tower23 Hotel
Price: from $249 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 723 Felspar St Show on map
#3
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
Price: from $180.50 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 435 6th Ave Show on map


Best 3-star hotels in San Diego

San Diego has 344 highly-rated 3-star hotels - the top 3 are Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar and Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Mission Valley.

#1
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Price: from $152.34 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 2576 Laning Rd Show on map
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#2
Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
Price: from $149 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 3525 Valley Centre Dr Show on map
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#3
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Mission Valley
Price: from $117 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 635 Hotel Circle South Show on map
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Best budget hotels in San Diego

San Diego has 114 highly-rated budget hotels - the top 3 are Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant, RK Hostel San Diego and Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley.

#1
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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#2
RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map
#3
Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley
Price: from $107.39 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2151 Hotel Circle South Show on map
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US Flag About travelling to San Diego

San Diego is a popular city! It's ranked #44 on the list of world's most popular tourist destinations.

On the global scale it attracts tourists roughly on the same level as Krabi TH Flag (#43) and Guangzhou CN Flag (#45) .

US Flag In USA, San Diego is a #11 popular tourist destination, neighboring Lahaina (#10) and Keystone (#12) in the popularity rating.

The most talked about attractions in San Diego are Hotel Del Coronado, USS Midway Museum, Mission San Diego de Alcala, Sports Arena Square Shopping Center and Whaley House.

Below are the most popular sights in San Diego by category:

Best hotels near most popular tourist attractions

Best hotels near Hotel Del Coronado

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Price: from $166.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 88 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 1 Park Blvd Show on map
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San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
Price: from $178.98 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 333 W Harbor Dr Show on map
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Omni San Diego Hotel
Price: from $188.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 675 L St Show on map

Best hotels near USS Midway Museum

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Price: from $159 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 1 Market Pl Show on map
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Price: from $179.46 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 84 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 601 Pacific Hwy Show on map
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The Westin San Diego
Price: from $119.20 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 86 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 400 W Broadway Show on map

Best hotels near Mission San Diego de Alcala

Motel 6 San Diego Mission Valley East
Guest rating: 70 / 100
Star rating: (2-star hotel)
Address: 4380 Alvarado Canyon Road Show on map
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Rodeway Inn San Diego Near Qualcomm Stadium
Price: from $49.50 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 74 / 100
Star rating: (2-star hotel)
Address: 5399 Adobe Falls Road Show on map
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Days Inn Mission Valley - Qualcomm - SDSU
Price: from $53.99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 62 / 100
Star rating: (2-star hotel)
Address: 5343 Adobe Falls Rd Show on map
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Best hotels near Sports Arena Square Shopping Center

Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld
Price: from $76.45 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 76 / 100
Star rating: (2-star hotel)
Address: 3330 Rosecrans Street Show on map
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area
Price: from $90 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 84 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 3950 Jupiter St Show on map
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Best hotels near Whaley House

Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Price: from $99.32 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 84 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 4041 Harney St Show on map
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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
Price: from $106.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 88 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 3900 Old Town Avenue Show on map
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Airports in San Diego

San Diego has 10 airports : San Diego International Airport, NAS North Island, McClellan–Palomar Airport, Brown Field Municipal Airport, Torrey Pines Gliderport, Ream Field, Gillespie Field, Montgomery Field Airport, Ramona Airport and MCAS Miramar.

Best hotels near San Diego International Airport

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Price: from $149.44 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 80 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 1380 Harbor Island Dr Show on map
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Price: from $152.34 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 94 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 2576 Laning Rd Show on map
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Price: from $139 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 2592 Laning Rd Show on map
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Best hotels near NAS North Island

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Price: from $89.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 88 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 2051 Shelter Island Dr Show on map
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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 86 / 100
Star rating: (3.5-star hotel)
Address: 2131 Shelter Island Dr Show on map
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
Price: from $139 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 76 / 100
Star rating: (4-star hotel)
Address: 1551 Shelter Island Drive Show on map
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Best hotels near McClellan–Palomar Airport

RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Price: from $422.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 98 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court Show on map

Best hotels near Brown Field Municipal Airport

Quality Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
Price: from $80.09 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 81 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2351 Otay Center Dr Show on map
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
Price: from $81 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 84 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2296 Niels Bohr Ct Show on map
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RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map

Best hotels near Torrey Pines Gliderport

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
Price: from $127.42 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 11025 Vista Sorrento Pkwy Show on map
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, CA
Price: from $127.37 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave Show on map
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Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
Price: from $149 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 91 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 3525 Valley Centre Dr Show on map
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Best hotels near Ream Field

Motel 6 San Diego - Southbay
Price: from $62.99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 70 / 100
Star rating: (2-star hotel)
Address: 1101 Hollister St Show on map
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Super 8 - San Diego - South Bay
Price: from $47.34 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 56 / 100
Star rating: (2-star hotel)
Address: 1788 Palm Avenue, Palm City Show on map
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RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map

Best hotels near Gillespie Field

RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Price: from $422.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 98 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court Show on map

Best hotels near Montgomery Field Airport

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central
Price: from $129 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 86 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd Show on map
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
Price: from $84 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 74 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 8110 Aero Dr Show on map
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Residence Inn By Marriott San Diego Central
Price: from $109.41 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 90 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 5400 Kearny Mesa Rd Show on map
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Best hotels near Ramona Airport

RK Hostel San Diego
Price: from $54.30 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (1.5-star hotel)
Address: 642 W. Hawthorn St. Show on map
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Price: from $99 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 100 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 2660 Calhoun Street Show on map
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Price: from $422.10 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 98 / 100
Star rating: (5-star hotel)
Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court Show on map

Best hotels near MCAS Miramar

Holiday Inn San Diego North Miramar
Price: from $104 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 84 / 100
Star rating: (3-star hotel)
Address: 9335 Kearny Mesa Rd Show on map
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Best Western San Diego/Miramar Hotel
Price: from $84.32 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 76 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 9310 Kearny Mesa Rd Show on map
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Quality Inn San Diego Miramar
Price: from $67.50 per night [check availability]
Guest rating: 74 / 100
Star rating: (2.5-star hotel)
Address: 9350 Kearny Mesa Rd Show on map
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