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First time family trip to San Diego - hotel help please

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First time family trip to San Diego - hotel help please

We are planning a trip SF down the Pacific highway to LA, then San Diego. Family of 4 (kids age 11 and 13). We want to stay 3 nights in San Diego - sightseeing in the morning, beach in the afternoon. Can anyone recommend a good place to stay?

Should we stay inside San Diego , getting out for the beach, or outside travelling in/around for sightseeing?

Help with hotel: the prices seem crazy. We are on a budget of around 170$ for the four of us and people tell us that it will be easy to find places to stay in the US for that....well, I can't. Any suggestions? Looking for a clean, fresh place to sleep - will be out all day in any case - not fuzzed about breakfast, wifi, etc.

Does anyone have experience with airbnb?


(Travelling next July/August)

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1. Re: First time family trip to San Diego - hotel help please


WHEN are you coming on this trip?? If it is summer then prices at the beaches will be high!

IF you are coming at the end of July then in San Diego that is when we have one of our biggest conventions that takes up lots of hotel space,called Comicon.

San Diego has many beach areas within the city so you don't have to go outside it to find beaches. If you tell us your dates of travel then we can give you ideas as prices change depending on seasons. It sounds like you want one room for the 4 of you and not a suite with a separate bedroom??? Air bnb is fine but you need to read reviews and use the ones where you can see they have experience.

In general some low priced motels with family rooms here in all seasons would include:

Old Town Inn, Comfort Inn and Suites,Days Hotel, .Depending on the season Humphries Half Moon Inn, has family rooms and there are others but please let us know exactly when you are thinking of arriving??

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2. Re: First time family trip to San Diego - hotel help please

It sounds to me that you are coming here during ComicCon. July 24 - 27. Is that right? Even if you are coming here after it you are still coming in 'high season'.

What exact dates are you planning on being in San Diego?

Edited: 12:34 pm, February 10, 2014
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