10 Best Hotels Near San Diego Zoo

The Downtown, North Park and Hillcrest neighborhoods all surround Balboa Park where the San Diego Zoo is located.

Which means that this list of hotels near San Diego Zoo is a bit more varied than other lists that I’ve put together. My choices here suit different types of travelers,near the including those who want hotels closest to the Zoo.

Its specialty is blending modernity with tradition throughout the entire hotel including rooms, a beer hall, social club nightlife experience, rooftop lounge, elegant hotel bar, and signature farm-to-table restaurant.

Pendry San Diego

THE US GRANT, is across the street from Horton Plaza and within walking distance to many of San Diego’s best restaurants.

THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

Its decor is a blend of historic and modern, while restaurants and nightlife are just a couple blocks away. The trolley stop is just a block away. It’s a very nice Courtyard by Marriott.

Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Downtown

Photo: Marriott San Diego Downtown

It is within walking distance of the major downtown attractions and the shops and restaurants of Little Italy are right outside your door.

Porto Vista Hotel

Photo: Porto Vista Hotel

Speaking of Hollywood the “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” bar scene in Top Gun was filmed here. Bungalows are also available, in addition to guest rooms.

Lafayette Hotel San Diego

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