San Diego features a number of excellent hotels, with glorious pools, excellent service and fine views of the city...
Hotels in San Diego are no more expensive than in other cities in California, though you can really blow the budget in top-notch five-star luxury hotels if you wish.
Budget hotels and mid-range accommodation can be found in almost every part of San Diego, so you don't have to compromise on location if you're keeping an eye on the budget.
If you're a fan of the big brand chains you'll find a huge range of choice on offer. Look out for hotels from Hilton, Holiday Inn, La Quinta, Days Inn, Ramada, Residence Inn, Comfort Inn, Wyndham, Super 8, Sheraton, Travelodge, Staybridge, Quality Inn, Howard Johnson, Econolodge, Doubletree and Four Points.
In terms of where to pick San Diego hotels, perhaps the most convenient locations for tourists are Old Town and Downtown. Both are handy for the airport and offer easy access to harbour cruises, fun in Balboa Park and many other attractions.
To the south is Coronado, which is an excellent place to explore San Diego's maritime history (being home to a naval base).
To the north of the centrally located airport are the water-front districts of Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, with exclusive La Jolla sitting at the top of the city. Mission Beach and green Mission Bay are great locations for hotels if you plan to spend some time in SeaWorld.