San Diego Hotels Under 100

In San Diego we looked for great value hotels in Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and the downtown area.

And, of course, we have a section on the best hotels in gaslamp district of San Diego.

Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp) offers great nightlife, restaurants, bars, and sporting events (such as San Diego Padre baseball).

Pacific Beach is fun beach town for a young crowd.  La Jolla is an upscale beach side community with stunning views.

Let’s start with Pacific Beach.  We have options for you at under $100.

What we did is search for a 7 night stay in March 2013.  We conducted the search on 11/13/2012.    We used the “hotel search engine” at for the search results.  This site will usually give you the best rates on hotels.  Another good travel site to use for hotel deals is  Between these 2 sites, you will find what you need.


Now back to San Diego…

Hotel 1: Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World – Beach Area

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World – Beach Area is located within the center of the city, just walking distance from attractions as SeaWorld, the San Diego Sports Arena, Mission Bay and Aquatic Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park.  In other words….it’s close to all of the best tourist sites and attractions in San Diego.

This hotel came in at close to $900 on Expedia.  On  Only $670 for 7 nights.  This includes tax.  Only $95/night and a real deal for this great location.


Hotel 2: La Jolla Cove Suites San Diego

Located at 1155 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA.  It came in at $724 on for 7 nights.  Slightly over $100 but it does include a free breakfast.  If you need a place in beautiful La Jolla this is a deal worth checking out.


Hotel 3: Kings Inn San Diego

Kings Inn San Diego gets a steady influx of fine reviews from guests.   Many guests comment on the fun at the outdoor pool. This hotel is located just a short drive from University of San Diego, Downtown San Diego and John Cunningham Stadium. Rooms come with free wireless internet.

On it came in at only $509 (including all taxes) which works out to only a little more than $70/night.


Hotel 4: PortoVista Hotel – Short walk(.7 miles) to gaslamp district.

Need a Free Airport Shuttle In San Diego? The Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego provides a complimentary airport shuttle.

We searched rates on for the night of Feb 9, 2013 and this hotel came in at only $103 (Taxes and Fees Included!).  Note: was $189 for the same night.

The Porto Vista Hotel is located a short walk to the County Center/Little Italy San Diego Trolley Station.  Facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, a beauty center, and a golf course.

It’s a comfortable and very stylish hotel with excellent dining options, rooftop drinks, and lively bar.  An excellent value with one of the best locations for a San Diego hotel.

UPDATE: Saturday night rate check: Date Feb 9, 2012.  The rate on for Porto was only $99/night (Including all taxes and fees!).   At only $99/night, Porto Vista Hotel is the “Best Hotel Value In Gaslamp District & Downtown San Diego“.



Hotel 5: Americas Best Value Inn – San Diego Downtown – Only .8 miles to the Gaslamp.  This hotel may have the tilte of the “cheapest hotel in gaslamp quarter of San Diego”.

Located just outside the city center, this hotel offers accommodations at a great value but also an ideal base for vacation and business travelers alike. Rooms also come with Wi-Fi internet at no additional charge.

It came in at only $526 for 7 nights.

For one weekend night this hotel was only $62/night. (Saturday February 9, 2013 the total rate was only $62 on

More Downtown Options…(Close to Gaslamp)

Be sure to do your own search and check deals for these hotels below.  Yes…they may come in at over $100 but using will find a great rate for you at these top notch hotels.

Here are 3 San Diego Hotels to consider:

  1. Hotel Salomar – 4 Stars. Downtown San Diego. And comes with a roof top pool!
  2. The Sofia Hotel – A 4 star spa retreat.  (Only .3 miles to Gaslamp) – and truly one of the great hotel values in San Diego.  We found rates of only $124/night for weekends on
  3. Bristol Hotel San Diego – Modern hotel just  a short walk to Gaslamp District.  (Rates are  over $150/night)
More on Gaslamp District: Best Hotels Deals In Gaslamp?  You can do an instant hotel search for low rates from over 60 hotels in the gaslamp area:  Just Click Here For Gaslamp Hotel Search In San Diego


Two “gaslamp hotels” to consider are:
  1. Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garder Inn – Total cost? $135/night for Saturday and just a half-mile to Gaslamp.  Hotel offers great location and value.  They have a pool too.  Click here for more info
  2. Downtown San Diego Lodge – Best thing about it?  Location and price.   We saw rates of only $72 for our search for Saturday night: Feb 9, 2013.

What is San Diego’s “hippest” neighborhood?

According to Forbes’ “List of America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods” it’s “North Park” in San Diego.   If you’re looking for a hotel in North Park San Diego then try this hotel:

The Lafayette Hotel – Comes with a cool roof top terrace and one of the best pools in San Diego.  A recent $6 million overhaul makes the hotel an even hotter spot in 2013.

The hotel is located on 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California.  For more information and special rates: CLICK HERE FOR THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL
Our Best Tip: To find the best hotel deals in San Diego….

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Use the “Travel Search Engine” at

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Just try it.  You’ll see a clear winner at for the lowest rates on both hotels and flights.

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