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Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

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Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

My family (6 adults, 2 toddlers) will be arriving in San Diego on the Pacific Surfliner. We will have our luggage with us, and won't have a car, so I'm looking for advice for nearby hotels -- either walking distance or an easy trolley/bus ride from the station. We want to take public transportation to the San Diego Zoo the following day. Any ideas would be most appreciated!

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1. Re: Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

The train station downtown is close to probably 25-30 hotels, some you can walk others will be less than a $10 cab ride after tip. Since you dont give your budget just use a site like Kayak and enter your parameters using Downtown San Diego

As for taking public transportation to the Zoo, Id just jump in a cab, from Downtown its a $10 cab ride and will take 5 minutes.

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2. Re: Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

Hi Mae,

Welcome to the forums.

As mentioned above , the train station is in downtown San Diego so tons of hotels at all price points are either walking distance, a short taxi ride etc. from the station.

If you tell us your budget and how many rooms you need and when you are coming we can help you with some ideas.

The Best Western Bayside and the Wyndham Bayfront are 2 close by but there are MANY others!!

Edited: 9:46 am, June 20, 2014
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3. Re: Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

Thanks so much for your quick reply! We are looking for moderately priced options ($120-150) Could be 3 standard hotel rooms or one 2-bedroom suite plus one standard hotel room. We'll be taking the hop-on-hop-off trolley around town and to the zoo.

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4. Re: Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

Look at the Best Western I mentioned:

http://www.baysideinn.com/

They will pick up and drop for free at train station and airport, free bkfst. and they have senior rates or AAA rates that make it a really good deal!!

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5. Re: Hotels near San Diego Amtrak station for family zoo trip?

Mae , just to be clear the HOp on hop off bus made to look like an old fashioned trolley car is NOT public transit . It is a tour.

You can use a public bus to get to the zoo if you like and the cost may be less than the trolley tour if that is a consideration. Even taking a taxi may be less as the zoo is barely 2+miles from downtown.

Please don't forget that the zoo is located inside Balboa Park which is also worth a visit:

www.balboapark.org.

gardens/small museums of all sorts, outdoor entertainment, artisan shops,live theater etc.

Edited: 11:20 am, June 20, 2014
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