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.
Whether staying in San Diego for a few days or a couple weeks, a day at the beach is on the vacation itinerary of almost all visitors. If you are planning a trip to one of San Diego’s beaches, consider Mission Beach, home of San Diego’s beachfront amusement park and entertainment center.
Belmont Park is overflowing with activities for individuals of all ages including traditional amusement park rides, arcade and midway style games and a laser tag arena. A popular attraction among tourists is the wave machine found at the Wave House where you can surf without even getting in the ocean. For thrill seekers, don’t forget to take a ride on the famous Giant Dipper Roller Coaster which was originally built in 1925 and restored in 1990.
If you are looking to take a break from all the fun and excitement, there are also plenty of shops and restaurants scattered throughout Belmont Park. From beachfront restaurants to food court style dining, the park is offers a variety of cuisines sure to please all vacationers.
Where is Belmont Park located? The Park is located one mile west of Sea World San Diego in the heart of Mission Beach at 3146 Mission Blvd. Visitors staying at a downtown hotel close to the San Diego beaches enjoy a short 10 minute drive to the attraction as well as close proximity to the restaurants and shops of downtown San Diego.
The Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego is preferred by vacationers in search of hotels that offer great value. We provide our guests with spacious and clean accommodations and free amenities including parking, wireless internet and breakfast prepared fresh daily. Our friendly staff is always available to answer questions or provide you with information about local attractions including Belmont Park, the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld. To reserve a room at our San Diego Airport hotel, contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Downtown San Diego is known for its upscale restaurants, nightlife and panoramic city views. Many people who visit the bustling downtown district expect to see little greenery. However, in the heart of downtown San Diego lies Balboa Park, a unique 1,200 acre complex with museums, picnic areas, botanical gardens and miles of walking paths.
If you are planning a trip to San Diego, do not miss out on seeing this breathtaking outdoor venue. For families, Balboa Park is also home to world renowned San Diego Zoo. To experience both during your trip, there are discounted packages available that include entry into the Balboa Park museums and the zoo.
After a fun day of sight-seeing, stop and relax at one of the many family friendly restaurants near Balboa Park including:
- Sculpture Court Café: With its European vibe and great menu selection, the Sculpture Court Café is a must visit eatery. With its children’s menu, inexpensive pricing and fun environment, the S.C. Café is the ideal family restaurant.
- The Deli Llama: Great name, great food, great experience; the Deli Llama is the place to go for a family fun get-together. This sandwich shop features customizable sandwiches and paninis, along with friendly service and a cozy interior.
- Station Tavern & Burgers – Located nearby in the neighborhood of South Park, Station Tavern & Burgers is a modern family restaurant. Families enjoy the restaurant’s large patio with play area for kids and casual picnic table seating.
The best time of year to visit the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park is during the spring and summer months. However, these are also the busiest months of the season, attracting vacationers and tourists from around the world. If you are planning a visit during the months of May through August, be sure to reserve your hotel room in advance to take advantage of lower rates.
The Pacific Inn hotel is located in downtown San Diego, within two miles of the San Diego Airport. We are the preferred option for downtown San Diego hotels offering clean and spacious rooms and great low rates year round. For more information about rates and availability, please contact a reservation manager at 1-800-571-2933.
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.
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.
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.
San Diego is a cultural hub bustling with activity. One of the top ethnic communities in San Diego is the Little Italy district which lies in the heart of the downtown district. For visitors and vacationers, there are many hotels close to Little Italy San Diego where one can stay while exploring all the wonder this neighborhood has to offer.
One of the most notable aspects of Little Italy is the authentic restaurants that line the streets. From Tuscany to the shores of the pacific, guests are able to enjoy Italian fare from various areas and well known Italian districts. Known for their decedent appeal, savory plate and generous servings, you cannot go wrong with a meal at one of the many Little Italy San Diego restaurants. Some popular restaurants in Little Italy include:
- Monello: Traditional Italian street food at its finest. Monello serves up delicious and authentic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit on Saturdays and Sundays and enjoy a savory Farmer’s Market Brunch, locally sourced from the Little Italy San Diego Mercado.
- Petrini’s: At Petrini’s, food is more than a necessity, it is a way of life. This family restaurant is irresistible and always begs for seconds. With its outdoor dining and pet-friendly atmosphere, Petrini’s is a knockout.
- Pappalecco: Dare to adventure into the heart of Italy? At Pappalecco, one is given the chance to travel the streets of Italy after just one bite. The mission of this restaurants is to use the highest quality products to create food that allows you to experience all areas of Italy. Fall in love with more than just the food and step through the doors of Pappalecco.
If you are looking to explore more than American culture during your Southern California vacation, there is no better place to visit than San Diego’s Little Italy district. Come experience Little Italy San Diego restaurants, music, atmosphere and excitement today.
Book your stay at the Pacific Inn and enjoy some of the best rates for hotels in Downtown San Diego. From your room or suite, you are within walking distance to the enchanting neighborhood of Little Italy and are also in close proximity to the San Diego Airport, the Convention Center and the popular Gaslamp District. Whether in town for business or pleasure, reserve a room at the Pacific Inn and make the most of your stay in San Diego. For upcoming rates and availability contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.
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.