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30 Best Cheap Hotels in San Diego

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La Jolla Cove Suites Slideshow
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#17 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel has the best location for visiting the cove and the prices are cheap for the area, but it is really an old motel. The room I was in 304 - overlooks the parking lot and it..."
  • "This is the second time we've stayed at La Jolla Cove Suites - the first time, back in 2012, we were lucky enough to stay in the oceanfront suite that was highlighted on the "Hotel Impossible" TV show..."
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#115 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
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#15 of 273 hotels in San Diego
24 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget motels" when describing this hotel.
  • "The rooms are a little dated in terms of decore though for a budget hotel it's not an issue at all. There is wi-fi in your room at no cost as well as a laptop you can use if you don..."
  • "Budget motels are often far from "romantic," but the Dolphin sure comes close. The motel is on the small side with two buildings. On both occasions, I've been given a room in the..."
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#155 of 273 hotels in San Diego
5 travelers mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "seemed to keep their distance from the hotel. The parking is a nightmare. If you just need a cheap place to sleep then this is a good fit...."
  • "It's cheap and somewhat clean. I'd only recommended for the budget traveler or someone that's looking for a cheap place to go to anything around that area. There's a Denny's..."
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Old Town Inn Slideshow
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#21 of 273 hotels in San Diego
6 travelers mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "2001.and the staff is like mi familia to me they 'make sure i get an affordable discount on my hotel bill and i became close to the managers beatriz and anna.i enjoy 'gracing..."
  • "Simple, clean, updated enough, not fancy, great location and service.... amazing price....AAA discount. Breakfast is decent and trolly across the street, old town 3 blocks away..."
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina Slideshow
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#17 of 273 hotels in San Diego
4 travelers mentioned "budget-motel" and "low budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "We really believe the hotel offers a classy, yet relaxing, resort experience at near budget-motel prices. The value is undoubtedly among the best available and I would reccommend..."
  • "When I normally hear the best Western name in hotels I think low budget, bare bones. But the Island Palms changed my mind. The employees could not be friendlier and more..."
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Days Hotel - Hotel Circle by SeaWorld Slideshow
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#138 of 273 hotels in San Diego
4 travelers mentioned "cheapest place" and "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "Cheapest place we found with decent reviews. The room was great- the best of the Day's brand we have stayed in. So close to all the freeways going to nearby towns for dinner was..."
  • "Price was cheap.Rooms are clean and comfortable and large. Having a mini kitchen is a major plus. Close to sea world and mission beach. Staff was very friendly fast check in and..."
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport - Liberty Station Slideshow
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#9 of 273 hotels in San Diego
3 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "For a budget hotel it's hard to beat. No frills in the rooms but it can be difficult to find decent or inexpensive hotels for 5. We got the 2 bedroom suites. Morning breakfast and..."
  • "The Homewood Stuies have full kitchens. All in all it was a great trip, awesome for falmilies, awesome for budget considerations, and definitely a great location for pre or..."
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La Jolla Shores Hotel Slideshow
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#12 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
3 travelers mentioned "affordable hotels" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "from your room and out on the beach. The number of affordable hotels right on the beach are easily counted and this is one of them...."
  • "history and sites a short distance away - and the hotel maintains itself with affordable prices! The family could so easily price all of us out of the neighborhood but, for..."
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#185 of 273 hotels in San Diego
3 travelers mentioned "cheap hotel" and "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is a simple and cheap hotel. Decoration is basic. It is clean, room is spacious enough, bath/shower/WC/wash basin, good bed. Table for two for simple breakfast which can be..."
  • "It is a comfortable, nice, clean and cheap place, not fancy or elegant. I liked the free breakfast (it's the same every day: waffles, oatmeal, hard boiled eggs and cereal, but..."
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La Quinta Inn San Diego Old Town / Airport Slideshow
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#81 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "room that we wanted to add for super cheap since we had forgotten to get military discount when we had first checked in for our first reservation. One thing I should warn people..."
  • "it was a good value because i had a corporate discount, but the room wasnt totally clean, I got the executive suite and there was in the extra room was a couch in front of a wall to..."
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Sommerset Suites Hotel Slideshow
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#28 of 273 hotels in San Diego
3 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooming at such an affordable place enabled us to really see a lot since we didn't have to return sooner. While I can't say it was peaceful, I can't imagine any hotel being quiet in..."
  • "room, and the option to breakfast in or, enjoy Sommerset's free breakfast. All of this at an affordable rate in a convenient location!..."
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea Slideshow
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#15 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
2 travelers mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "We booked a ground floor room with a AAA discount which made the room very affordable. When we arrived we had been upgraded to a 5tth floor balcony room facing the ocean. Our room..."
  • "It turned out that the lady thought I was working at the BW in San Francisco and gave me a HUGE employee discount..... Never mind, back to the hotel, a pretty good hotel, nothing..."
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The Pearl Hotel Slideshow
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#11 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
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Kings Inn Hotel Slideshow
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#55 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were looking to go on a trip to san diego for more than 6 months ahead of time and found this hotel at the last minute and at a cheap price. I read the reviews really quick and..."
  • "We live in Santa Monica, and drive down to San Diego about twice a year, to visit the Zoo, SeaWorld, and friends. We've been staying at the Kings Inn for years now, and we love it. The price is always..."
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Hampton Inn San Diego - Kearny Mesa Slideshow
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#38 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "With the lower prices on the weekend and our AAA discount it was only about $10 more than that other budget hotel but I felt like we were staying in at least a 4 star hotel. The..."
  • "I checked in very late at night, and the person at the desk was so helpful. I arrived without my luggage - lost in the airport- and he gave me everything I needed to make a more reasonably comfortabl..."
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Bay Club Hotel & Marina Slideshow
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#62 of 273 hotels in San Diego
3 travelers mentioned "affordable hotel" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Not having been to San Diego before, I looked for the most affordable hotel in a good location. It was just by luck (and other reviews) that I found The Bay Club. The hotel is on..."
  • "This place was close and affordable. When we arrived we were helped with parking and our luggage. When I checked in our room was automatically upgraded. Such a great surprise! The..."
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Sands Of La Jolla (La Jolla)
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#20 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "We actually only used the room to sleep...we were gone every day so some of the problems we just overlooked because the price of the room was so cheap...."
  • "We stayed 6 nights in a two queen size beds. The room had flat screen TV and a small refrigerator. Overall the place is very clean, and the beds were impecably made every day. The wifi did not work at..."
Comfort Inn Gaslamp / Convention Center Slideshow
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#147 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
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La Jolla Inn (La Jolla) 3.5 of 5
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#21 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
3 travelers mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "We are on a tight budget which led us to this place. We did not expect perfection or the Ritz, and we got neither, but had a great time. The facility is older and the rooms are..."
  • "This small b&b is centrally located and perfect for a budget conscious weekend in LaJolla. On a busy day it's a bit tricky to navigate to. There's a 10minute loading and unloading..."
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#113 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "affordable hotels" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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#87 of 273 hotels in San Diego
3 travelers mentioned "discount hotel" and "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "I travel with cats so when I first tried to book online via one of the 'discount hotel' websites, I realized I better call the actual place and find out if the cats would be ok..."
  • "The hotel was fine at the discount price of $150 per night for the room with a nice view of the harbor. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The only real drawback was the..."
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar Slideshow
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#13 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "The room was cheap compared to prices I've paid in a central district, downtown areas (San Francisco or New York City, for example) and was generally in better condition. I am..."
  • "The service at this hotel makes the visit a real treat. From help changing rooms to being greeted with water bottles after a walk the staff at the Hilton Garden Inn really care about their guests. I w..."
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#206 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "surprise. Eggs and pancakes in addition to the usual bagels, pastry, etc. Great hotel if you want something cheap and close to Sea World...."
  • "I really only had two complaints, our toilet had a stained bowl and a screw was missing from the toilet seat, and all the homeless drug addicts that seemed to be standing around the parking lots. Besi..."
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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Slideshow
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#31 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town Slideshow
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#57 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget" when describing this hotel.
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station Slideshow
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#20 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Just got back from a great 4 night stay in san Diego. This hotel is very modern, clean, efficient and affordable. The Property is very well kept and the rooms and public areas..."
  • "The room price was very affordable. The hotel was convenient to everywhere we wanted to go -- we're from Texas so a little drive to get somewhere is never an issue for us. Hotel..."
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Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge Slideshow
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#194 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "If you need a cheap place to sleep at night while on vacation this will do. Continental breakfast was coffee, fruit & pastries. Just grab & go as there was no place to sit and eat..."
  • "For the second year I stayed at LOMA LODGE on Rosecrans St in San Diego. The staff was very nice, The room had a huge bed, combination refridgerator and microwave, TV and of course parking for my rent..."
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town Slideshow
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#74 of 273 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "To be fair, we didn't specify that type of room and we didn't get an upgrade, but we did get the AAA discount. We will certainly be more specific next time we visit. My favorite..."
  • "We love this Hotel. Have stayed here several times. We used to rent a car when we visited. But when we stay at the Hacienda we have them pick us up.Very nice place. Rooms big with refrigerate, micro a..."
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay Slideshow
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#111 of 273 hotels in San Diego
3 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
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