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Make the Most of Your San Diego Family Vacation


A vacation is the perfect way for families to get away from it all, bond and build memories. Finding a budget-friendly hotel that everyone can enjoy, however, can be a challenge. At the Pacific Inn San Diego, we understand that the right accommodations can make all the difference in a family vacation. That is why we strive at providing a family friendly atmosphere for all our guests.

A great way to find a budget-friendly hotel the entire family will enjoy is to look at its location. If visiting San Diego for instance, finding a hotel that is close to all the hotspot tourist destinations, attractions, restaurants and parks is the best way to enjoy your vacation experience.

The Pacific Inn hotel is a top choice in affordable hotels in downtown San Diego. This family friendly hotel is located in the heart of San Diego, offering visitors the ease of a short commute to all the must see attractions in San Diego such as:

  • San Diego Zoo:

    Well known as a world-famous attraction, the San Diego Zoo offers visitors a chance at seeing over 3,000 of the worlds rarest and most exotic animals all within a lush and tropical oasis.

  • Old Town:

    Experience where California was born; Old Town is the historic center of California featuring a glimpse at the old combined with the new. When staying at our affordable Old Town hotel, you are only a 5 minute drive from the historic town.

  • Little Italy:

    Enjoy authentic Italian food and culture in this quaint little community. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out the many Italian bakeries and cafes, serving up favorites including cannolis and gelato. Click here for more information about the best dessert spots in Little Italy San Diego.

  • SeaWorld San Diego:

    Killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, hammerhead sharks, manta rays and polar bears, SeaWorld offers San Diego residents and visitors a chance at seeing the animals of our vast oceans.

  • Seaport Village:

    With its beautiful bayside restaurants, eateries, shops and entertainment, Seaport Village is a vacationer’s dream getaway.

If you are planning a vacation and are looking for a family friendly San Diego Airport hotel that is affordable, look no further than the Pacific Inn & Suites. With our convenient location 2 miles from the airport, easy access to all of San Diego’s top attractions and great discounted rates, the Pacific Inn San Diego is your top choice in cheap downtown hotels. Call us today to reserve your room.

Things To Do in Seaport Village


Bayside living at its best; Seaport Village in San Diego, California is an awe-inspiring waterfront community. This small village makes up in amazement what it lacks in size. With over 50 diverse shops, 17 exquisite eateries, a spinning carousal and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, it is no surprise many guests choose to stay at a nearby Seaport Village San Diego hotel for easy access to the beautiful area.

The following list showcases just a few fun things to do in Seaport Village:

  1. Carousal Ride:

    Seaport Village boasts an impressive 1890’s carousal that features 30 hand-carved animals. Fun for the kids, adults and everyone in between, the Seaport carousal is a must see.

  2. Craft Stores & Candy Shops:

    Who doesn’t love to shop? With its wide array of unique shops, craft and souvenir booths and custom stores, families can browse and purchase souvenirs to commemorate their trip. There are also many candy and ice cream shops that specialize in homemade treats that are sure to have you coming back for seconds.

  3. Waterfront Restaurants:

    Situated on the marina, Seaport Village offers a breath-taking view of the ocean that can be seen from many of its restaurants. There are also many family friendly restaurants in the area that offer kids menus and plenty of space for families looking to picnic.

For a full day of fun, visit SeaWorld San Diego in the morning and spend the rest of the day enjoying the sunset and amazing views at Seaport Village. If you are planning a trip to San Diego, staying at an affordable downtown hotel such as the Pacific Inn near SeaWorld is the ideal option. Guests are in close proximity to the aquatic theme park and Seaport Village as well as other attractions such as the Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town.

The Pacific Inn is a family friendly hotel, offering low rates for spacious and clean family suites. Learn more about how we can help you save and contact a Reservation Manager today at 1-800-571-2933 for rates and availability.

Popular San Diego Trolley Destinations


Vacationing on a budget is not always easy. Fortunately, if you are planning a trip to San Diego, there are many ways to save. One of the best ways to save is to take advantage of San Diego’s public transportation system. Visitors who stay at a centrally located hotel such as the Pacific Inn in Downtown San Diego have easy access to the bus and trolley. With public transportation, vacationers can save and travel through the city as locals do.

The trolley in particular is a great resource for vacationers who do not have a car. The San Diego Trolley system has three lines (Blue, Orange and Green) and 53 stations throughout various parts of the city. Fares range from one dollar and fifty cents to three dollars one way. Full day passes are also available for unlimited trolley rides for a single flat rate. The following are a few popular San Diego Trolley destinations that visitors will love:

  1. Qualcomm Stadium Station:

    Home of the San Diego Chargers, Qualcomm Stadium boasts an array of events every year (not just limited to football). If you are in town for an event, the trolley is a great way to travel at a very low cost.

  2. Fashion Valley Transit Center:

    San Diego is home to some of the best shopping centers in California. After exploring Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego, visit Fashion Valley and enjoy another shopping paradise and entertainment district.

  3. Old Town Transit Center:

    Old Town is a popular tourist destination; this small enclave showcases San Diego history and offers modern day eateries and entertainment amid the historic buildings.

The Pacific Inn is located across the street from a bus station and is within walking distance of the downtown trolley station. Guests can also utilize public transportation to visit SeaWorld which is located 5 miles from our hotel. As a SeaWorld San Diego hotel, we also offer discounted tickets and hotel rates to help our guests save. Learn more about our discounted prices and our availability during your travel dates and call us today at 1-800-571-2933.

Enjoy the Exciting Nightlife in San Diego


When the sun goes down, the world lights up; there is never a shortage of fun activities or nightlife in San Diego. In particular, downtown San Diego is home to a sizzling nighttime scene that offers something for everybody. From bars and nightclubs to upscale restaurants and comedy clubs, a trip to the downtown area is sure to leave any visitor wanting more.  If planning a visit to San Diego, book your stay at the Pacific Inn & Suites, a downtown San Diego hotel, and enjoy an endless list of fun and exciting evening activities.

Nightlife in San Diego can range from a moonlight adventure to the beach or a night out on the town in the historic Gaslamp district. The Gaslamp district in the heart of San Diego is comprised of a 16 and a half block area that is filled with live entertainment venues, pubs and rooftop bars. As soon as the sun sets, the entire district sets ablaze. Join in on the fiery fun by visiting this sultry enclave.

If you are looking to let loose and dance the night away, this fine city is filled with nightclubs, iconic dance venues and moody jazz halls that gives you something to dance for. Music can be heard from almost anywhere in the district. Some of the most popular nightclubs that always offer a full night of singing and dancing are Fluxx, Ivy, Voyeur and Stingaree.

For those with a craving for decadence, Downtown San Diego is definitely the place to be. There are an abundance of savory restaurants and eateries that provide the ideal location for a date or special night out on the town. From upscale dining to premier cocktail lounges, there are a variety of options to stumble upon as you walk down the streets of the Gaslamp District.

Do not miss out on the nightlife in San Diego. When planning your next visit to America’s finest city, book your stay at one of the many hotels near Downtown San Diego and enjoy the city’s after hours excitement. The Pacific Inn & Suites is a preferred downtown San Diego hotel, offering great rates to help you make the most of your vacation. Don’t waste your entire vacation budget on your accommodations and contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 for rates and availability and start planning your trip to downtown San Diego. To learn more about the other downtown events or day events in nearby Little Italy, click here.

Our Downtown San Diego Hotel is within Walking Distance of Your Favorite Activities


A beautiful thing about the Pacific Inn and Suites is that this Downtown San Diego Hotel is within walking distance to so many beautiful and fun attractions.  Located just blocks from Little Italy, close to a Trolley station and about half a mile from the famous USS Midway, you can never run out of things to see and do.

Just two blocks east of this Downtown San Diego Hotel is a wonderful gem of a neighborhood, Little Italy.  Maybe it’s obvious that this place is chalk full of Italian Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, and Shops.  And it won’t disappoint!  As well as being greeted in Italian and listening to beautiful accents, you will still find your fair share of Mexican Restaurants and Burger joints.  This area has its fair share of beautiful secluded alcoves for you to discover for a quiet moment alone.

Just less than a mile south is the Historic USS Midway.  This floating city is one of the United States longest serving Aircraft Carrier. Built in 1945 it served until it was decommissioned in 1992, since then it has been docked at its current location. Its museum has been open to the public since 2004 and is one of the world’s most visited ship museums.

Located about a quarter of a mile away from our property is the County Center/Little Italy Trolley Station.  From here you can travel all over San Diego.  An unlimited day pass costs only $5.00 with use of public busses as well.  The great thing about this is within minutes you can be downtown near the historic Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center or Old Town, as well as a few different malls and Qualcomm Stadium.  All of this within steps of the trolley. And all of this conveniently located within walking distance of our beautiful Downtown San Diego Hotel.

San Diego International Airport Expansion


The San Diego International Airport, once a small time player is setting its sights on improvement. For individuals flying in or out of San Diego, this means big improvements in your travel journey.

The San Diego International Airport Expansion, the Green Build, is a $1 billion project to upgrade the current structure and usability of the airport. The airport’s Terminal 2 is being expanded and is expected for completion in summer of 2013. This ambitious extension will feature 10 new gates, additional aircraft parking and a new roadway.

Thus far, the airport expansion has meant headaches, rerouted roadways and closed parking lots but that is all about to change. The Green Build expansion will meet the airports growing demand with the added benefit of an environmentally sensitive design built with sustainability in mind. Art will also be featured throughout the new terminal and travelers will enjoy a brand new dining and concession area called Sunset Cove that features a sunlight courtyard. For additional convenience two more baggage conveyor claim centers, closer overnight parking lots and an elevated curbside check-in will be added.

The future is upon us and the new San Diego International Airport is proof of that. Soon vacationers and business travelers will be able to enjoy the additional updates and an airport experience unlike any other.

If you frequently travel to the San Diego International Airport for business and are frustrated by the construction, reserve a stay at our downtown San Diego hotel. We are located within 2 miles of the airport, allowing for easy and fast commute times and are also a top choice for hotels by the San Diego Convention Center. Business travelers enjoy our location walking distance to the downtown district as well as our spacious, clean and affordable rooms and suites. Contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 to reserve a room and start looking forward to your next stay in San Diego.

Popular San Diego Tourist Destinations


Are you planning to visit San Diego, but do not know what exactly there is to do here? Then you have come to the right place. We are a hotel located close to the San Diego airport and offer visitors to San Diego a brief overview of the San Diego landmarks worth visiting.

San Diego is full of world class landmarks and attractions that people will fly continents and oceans to experience. The most popular is the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest collections of animals. Come and see the famous Panda exhibit for a look at one of Earth’s rarest creatures.

Sea World San Diego is also a popular park that focuses on aquatic animals, with killer whales being the star attraction. Still need more Animals in your life but more on the wild side? Head north a few miles to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly Wild Animal Park). This park is unique because of its position on the outskirts of San Diego, where the surrounding landscape looks as if you are in the middle of the Savannah. This Park features a tram ride into a large field enclosure with views of animals roaming wild, like a real Safari.

Aside from these well known attractions, there are many places in San Diego that may not be known to people except for those who live here. We will let you in on the secrets of San Diego. Cowels Mountain Trail offers a great way to exercise whether you choose to hike to the top or bike along its trails. For those who reach the summit, you are rewarded with stunning 360 degree views. Also be sure to check out La Jolla Shores for a beautiful beach experience. For a little more adventure, check out Belmont Park in Mission Beach for roller coasters and other fun rides.

The Pacific Inn is located in Downtown San Diego and is within minutes of the San Diego Airport as well as the popular attractions listed above. Our clean and spacious rooms bring visitors and vacationers back to our hotel each time they visit San Diego. Also recognized as one of the most affordable hotels close to the San Diego Zoo, guests are able to rest assured they are getting the most value during their stay. To learn about our rates and availability, contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.

Fun San Diego Water Activities


Do you feel more at home in the water than on land? Does the thought of playing in cool water during a hot summer day sound heavenly to you? Do you own a boat, surfboard, Jet Ski, or swimming trunks? Then you may be a water-activity enthusiast. San Diego is a haven for water enthusiasts, overflowing with a variety of fun water activity options.

“America’s Finest City” has 70 miles of dazzling beaches up and down the county. Check out the legendary Tressle’s beach, or the popular La Jolla Shores. A little further south is the long central coast, split up into three beaches: Ocean, Mission, and Pacific Beach. Along this stretch also sits the Mission Beach Boardwalk which is frequented by many vacationers and vistors. In Mission Beach, check out the WaveHouse, a giant fresh-water wave machine that visitors can surf on without ever setting foot in the ocean.

For more organized and thrilling fun, San Diego offers a few aquatic parks for your enjoyment. Soak City San Diego located in Chula Vista is a massive aquatic playground, offering huge water slides, exciting wave pools, and towering play-structures for the kids. Don’t worry parents; there is also a relaxing Lazy River for you to relax.

Last but not least, San Diego offers the world-renowned Sea World San Diego. Home to the popular Shamu Killer Whale show, the park accommodates millions of visitors each year. With seemingly endless exhibits and year-round shows, Sea World San Diego is a must-see for any water-loving traveler to our city.

The Pacific Inn is a top choice for hotels near SeaWorld within 10 minutes of the park as well as a variety of downtown destinations. If you are looking to enjoy San Diego’s pristine weather and many water activities, reserve a room the Pacific Inn for our unbeatable central location, low rates and spacious accommodations.

Gorgeous Beaches Are In San Diego! Hotels Near San Diego Beaches


San Diego is known for its gorgeous beaches. With 70 miles of pristine coastline, year-around sunshine, and mild temperatures, you can enjoy the surf and sand almost any day of the year. Winter is often too chilly to get in the water, but a sunny winter day is still a good time to go for a waterfront walk, and winter Pacific storms sometimes bring sensational waves.

For visitors and locals alike, the beach is variable wonderland and place to spend the days with family and friends. There are many fun and free activities such as: fly a kite, ride your bike or rollerblade on the boardwalk, run or job along the many trails, play volleyball, surf, or simply enjoy the most beautiful sunset…

You can also plan to go to San Diego’s beaches according to the activity you plan on doing, here are a few suggestions:

Walking: Mission Beach

Beach Volleyball: Mission Beach

For kids: Coronado Beach

For dogs: Ocean Beach Dog Beach

Weekend Getaway: Coronado Island and Beach

Bare it all: Blacks

Romance: La Jolla Shores

And the list goes on… remember, these are only a few ideas, but all San Diego beaches guarantee a fun time in any activity you might have planned!

Last but not least, we welcome you to come enjoy a delightful night at our Pacific Inn Hotel (Hotels Near San Diego Beaches) , it’s location is amazing and very convenient. We guarantee a clean and comfortable room for you as well as a warm smile as you walk in our doors.

Gorgeous and fun Balboa Park


Bring your friends and family and come visit our lovely San Diego Balboa Park. Lots of interesting Museums such as the Air &Space museum, Model Railroad Museum, Museum of Man and much more!

This is a guaranteed fun time for everyone!

With its beautiful landscaping and architecture, and home to San Diego Zoo. It’s beautiful to just walk around with a loved one and enjoy this treasure.

Do not miss out on our attractions, museums and performing arts!

After a long fun day out, treat yourself to a cozy clean room at our Pacific Inn Hotel, we guarantee outstanding customer service and exceptional rooms. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for hotels near Balboa Park San Diego, Pacific Inn has the best deals!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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