Best Value Hotels in San Diego

San Diego offers a range of value hotels that cater to budget-conscious travelers. These hotels provide comfortable accommodations at affordable rates while still offering convenient locations and basic amenities. Here are some of the best value hotels in San Diego.

Featured Photo: Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar

Photo: Courtesy of Cormorant


La Jolla’s newest arrival, Cormorant, is walking distance to La Jolla Cove. Each of the 26 chic guestrooms features coastal-inspired design, art deco touches and ocean view balconies. Their intimate Birdseye rooftop bar calls for craft cocktails, small plates and panoramic views.

Highlights: Curated coastal picnics available, too.

Photo: Courtesy of The Green Room

The Green Room

Surfers and singles may enjoy a stay at this newly converted 1950s motel, now a bungalow-style boutique hotel in Oceanside with mid-century furnishings, cute kitchenettes, and grab-and-go surfboards and beach cruisers.

Highlights: Enjoy the hot tub, fire pit, and curated playlists during your post-surf sesh in the backyard communal area. 

Photo: Courtesy of Moonlight Beach Motel

Moonlight Beach Motel

Family-owned and -operated since 1976 in beautiful Encinitas, the Moonlight Beach Motel is just two short blocks from the stunning Moonlight State Beach — the closest in Encinitas to the ocean. From a three-bed suite to a deluxe ocean view room, this spot has just what you’re looking for, and all rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and many of them have full kitchenettes.

Highlights: Take advantage of the barbeque grills available for guests and dine al fresco as the sun goes down over the Pacific Ocean.

Photo: Courtesy of Mission Pacific Hotel

Mission Pacific Hotel + The Seabird Resort

These art-forward and affordable oceanfront hotels are steps from the sea and pier in Oceanside and offer great culinary and toes-in-the-sand experiences. Mission Pacific has a lounge-y rooftop bar for sunset libations, DJs by the pool, and a renowned Baja chef, while the family friendly Sea Bird has a splashy worthy pool, kids’ club and beach concierge. 

Highlights: Adults will dig the sunset champagne sabering ritual and creative craft cocktails at The Shore Room bar.

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Indigo San Diego

Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar

This affordable boutique hotel is walking distance to Del Mar’s charming old town village with shops, restaurants, galleries and more. Also nearby, you’ll find Del Mar’s famed race track, fabulous beaches and pumping surf breaks.The modern airy-bright hotel sports two pools, a day spa, fire pit terrace, onsite gym, and ocean view guest rooms.

Highlights: Furry friends are welcome, too.

Photo: Courtesy of Tower 23

Tower 23

If the Pacific Beach party scene appeals, this ocean front hotel is a coastal treasure. Just steps from the Crystal Pier and golden sand, Tower 23 is a sleek modern retreat with stylish rooms, open-air beachfront dining at JRDN, and an elevated deck for lounging and watching the parade of SoCal enthusiasts riding, skating or strolling the boardwalk.You can also sip sunset cocktails on the Tower Deck by the fire pits or stargaze. 

Highlights: When you’re ready to explore the PB scene, there are surf and bikini shops, boutiques and bars galore.

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