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Close, nice hotel near San Diego Zoo

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Close, nice hotel near San Diego Zoo

We are only staying one night in San Diego and need a recommendation for a hotel near the zoo.

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1. Re: Close, nice hotel near San Diego Zoo

This is a nice little bed and breakfast, and it is the closest place to the Zoo. Within walking distance!


This would be the next closest place to the Zoo:


The Zoo is a five minute drive from downtown San Diego, so any downtown hotel would work for you.

San Diego, CA
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2. Re: Close, nice hotel near San Diego Zoo

Here is another option - an older hotel also relatively close to the zoo.


Definitely, if it's just two of you, you would probably love the Balboa Park Inn. When I used to live in the area around there, several couples-friends of mine stayed there and just loved it.

It's just a couple blocks from the zoo, so you could walk over to the zoo and Balboa Park.

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3. Re: Close, nice hotel near San Diego Zoo

Not to play a broken record, but a very reliable Motel near the SD Zoo is the Super 8 Bayview motel at 1835 Columbia Street. They have a courtesy airport shuttle, small pool and jacuzzi and is only 1 mile and a half from the Zoo. They will take you in their shuttle Van to the Zoo for free when you arrange for it the night before. Located adjacent (right behind) the Little Italy section where there a numerous very excellent Italian restaurants. Convenient and clean accommodations here.