Hi. I'll be in SD end of June with my 11 year old as part of a 10 day west coast trip. We plan to spend 3 nights in SD area before heading up the coast for some time in LA then PCH to SF. While in SD, we want to visit the zoo and sea world. We need a pool, close to restaurants (but doesn't have to be walk to), near a nice beach and easy commute to the Zoo.
Having never been to SD, I'm not even sure which area we should be looking at. Gaslamp? Hotel circle? Mission bay?
Once we figure out the where, I'm also looking for suggestions specifically for chain hotels so I can use my points. Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood or Marriott work for me. It doesn't have to be their luxury brand as long as service and facilities are excellent.
Thanks for any suggestions!