Welcome

Welcome to America's Finest City, San Diego. In all of her splendor, San Diego is a city for all seasons. We offer wonderful all-season activities including festivals, boating on San Diego Bay, surfing on Mission Beach, Padres baseball and much more. Summer activities include golf, Charger football, strolling along the Embarcadero and more.

Downtown San Diego Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the downtown San Diego. All of our hotels have been approved by the American Automobile Association (AAA). All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Downtown San Diego hotels offers great hotels near San Diego's greatest attractions.

Downtown San Diego Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Holiday Inn on the Bay
Holiday Inn on the Bay
The Holiday Inn San Diego on the Bay is unsurpassed among downtown San Diego hotels with its premiere location close to the San Diego cruise ship terminal…more

Additional Hotels:

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Andaz San Diego
600 F. Street
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
530 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Ramada - Gaslamp / Convention Center
830 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Comfort Inn - Gaslamp
660 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Staybridge Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
6639 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121

Horton Grand Hotel
311 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
660 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Holiday Inn San Diego-On the Bay
1355 Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 US

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
1747 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101 US

About San Diego

San Diego Visitor Information
San Diego ranks as California's second largest city, and the sixth largest city in the United States. Situated south of Los Angeles and close to the Mexican border, it commands the Pacific coast at the furthest tip of the state. San Diego serves as an important port, tourist destination and commercial center. The warm climate, scenic setting and diverse population attract visitors from all over the world.

The city is part of San Diego County, and North San Diego County includes communities along the beachfront that extend from La Jolla toward Los Angeles. This area is characterized by its beaches and dramatic cliffs.

The city features architecture from throughout its history, from its early "Old Town" and mission days to the prominent skyscrapers and aircraft carriers that distinguish its current skyline. It's a photogenic destination, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and lush gardens at public buildings and private homes that thrive in the temperate setting.

Visitors can explore the downtown areas with confidence due to this city's fairly low crime rate. This distinctive California destination has a number of trendy neighborhoods, and many areas are comfortable for exploring on foot.

San Diego History
Several Shoshonean and Yuman peoples arrived in the region beginning in 1,000 AD. These early populations built substantial, well-crafted walls from stone, made hearths and designed irrigations systems.

Numerous known Native American tribes inhabited the area prior to the arrival of explorers and colonizers. Juan Cabrillo arrived in the 16th century and laid claim to the land for Spain. In 1602 Sebastian Vizcaino named the area for saint San Diego de Alcala.

Early European settlers made their homes at the Mission San Diego de Alcala and Presidio, dating from 1769. Although San Diego was ruled by Mexico for 25 years, after the Mexican-American war it became part of the U.S. San Diego County became one of California's original counties in 1850, in the city of San Diego was incorporated the same year.

The Cuyamaca dam's completion in 1888 served to bring water to the region along a 35-mile system made of wood.

The U.S. Navy made San Diego its Pacific Fleet home base in 1919, and headquartered there after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. San Diego continues to host a strong military presence, with many naval installations.

Contemporary San Diego serves as a key area for defense, biotechnology, tourism, manufacturing and commerce.