10 Best Hotels near the San Diego International Airport



The good thing about the San Diego International Airport (otherwise known as Lindbergh Field) is that it's located just minutes from the shopping, attractions and restaurants of downtown as well as a number of convenient hotels. All but two on this list offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport. And, you don't really need a car because between short taxi rides to the Gaslamp Quarter and the seasonal Big Bay Shuttle that stops in front of or near some of these hotels.

Families who need separate bedrooms will enjoy the all-suite Homewood Suites also conveniently located near the shops and restaurants of Liberty station. The value for money here is incredible given the complimentary amenities and room size.

Craving the convenience of a big hotel? Opt for the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, number one on this list. The wide variety of offerings from wine happy hours to night time paddleboarding suit a range of travelers. Fine dining, a sports bar and kids menus feed hungry travelers, too.

Singles and those craving a hip, retro vibe will prefer The Pearl Hotel, an excellent value in Point Loma with craft cocktails and tasty eats.

Another perk? None of these hotels will (usually) break the bank. In fact, some are the best bargains in town. Without further ado, here are the best hotels in San Diego near the airport.


The Pearl Hotel prides itself on being a budget-minded option for people who would like to be close to Downtown San Diego and Shelter Island. There are 23 swanky rooms surrounding a vintage swimming pool where weekly "dive-in" movies are played....  Read More


Another hotel with free shuttle service to the airport, Ramada Limited San Diego Airport is close to Point Loma and the cruise terminals. Rooms come with free continental breakfast (including make your own waffles) and WiFi a well as a...  Read More


San Diego - Days Inn Harbor View / Airport / Convention Ctr

The Days Inn Harbor View near the airport offers a short, one block walk to the trolley station and it's also walking distance to the trendy boutiques and restaurants in Little Italy. Comfortable rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators,...  Read More


Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town

Onsite amenities at this Holiday Inn Express include plush new bedding, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wired and wireless internet, business center, fitness room, 24-hour deli and convenience store, outdoor heated pool as well as a...  Read More


Hampton Inn Sea World Airport San Diego

A big bonus of this comfortable hotel is location. Not only can you walk to Old Town and the trolley, it's pretty close to SeaWorld (though you'll need to drive). Rooms at this Hampton Inn have a number of conveniences including free WiFi,...  Read More


Located in the heart of Little Italy and about .5 mile from the cruise port, La Pensione is in walking distance to some of San Diego's best shopping and restaurants. Amenities include two on-site restaurants, Caffe Italia and Na Pizza, a...  Read More


Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

Courtyard by Marriott is another great kid-friendly option in the Liberty Station area within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel is located adjacent to a 46-acre park and has rooms with free high-speed internet, in-room coffee...  Read More


Homewood Suites San Diego Airport - Liberty Station

An excellent choice for families, this all-suite hotel is located on the water at Liberty Station in Point Loma, just a few minutes from the airport. Choose between studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites that include a fully-equipped kitchen...  Read More


Located on Harbor Island, the Hilton San Diego Airport is an excellent choice for travelers seeking convenience to downtown and the airport. The airport shuttle, in-room coffee and WiFi are complimentary. Guests have access to the seasonal Big...  Read More


The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is a family-friendly resort across the street from the airport and few miles from the action in downtown. The hotel offers boat charters for sunset cruises or even whale watching. Kayaks and stand-up...  Read More


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Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie

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