Are You In Town for a Marine Graduation?


At the Pacific Inn, we talk to many guests who are in town for marine graduation and have extended their trip into a mini vacation. If you have a few extra days to enjoy the beautiful sites and attractions nearby the MCRD, here are a few recommendations for things to do.

First, celebrate your marine by taking them to dinner. There are many options for restaurants near the MCRD in Point Loma, Shelter Island, Old Town and Downtown San Diego. No matter what type of cuisine you are craving, there is a restaurant in San Diego perfect for celebrating this monumental milestone. For more information about restaurants for MCRD graduation, click here.

After celebrating with a night on the town, check out the other attractions in San Diego that pay tribute to the armed forces. Along the San Diego harbor is the USS Midway Museum, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Once you’ve embarked on a guided tour and checked out the many naval exhibits onboard the carrier, there are many San Diego harbor activities you can enjoy. From cruising the harbor on a boat to exploring nearby Seaport Village, you’ll no doubt be able to spend the entire day along the water.

Other great places to explore while in town is the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, great for premier shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as Little Italy and Balboa Park. If you have extra time, another must-see attraction in downtown San Diego is the famous San Diego Zoo.

If you do not yet have accommodations for your trip, contact the affordable Pacific Inn hotel in downtown San Diego today. We offer discounted hotel rates year round and are proud to be a preferred hotel by marine families. For rates and availability, use our easy and convenient online booking tool or call a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.

Summer Hornblower Cruise Events


Looking to enhance your vacation experience in San Diego? If you’re staying at one of the hotels by the San Diego Harbor, there’s nothing better than starting or ending your day with a luxurious cruise. There are many popular cruising companies in San Diego, however Hornblower is one of the most popular.

Throughout the summer Hornblower offers numerous cruises that let passengers enjoy the cool summer evening and take in the beautiful sights of downtown San Diego.

If you want to add a Hornblower cruise to your agenda, here is this year’s summer cruise line-up:

  • City Lights Fireworks Dinner Cruises

    Now through the end of August, passengers can enjoy an hour dinner cruise featuring a 3-course meal, a DJ and champagne. The cruise is topped-off with a fireworks display. This is Hornblower’s most popular dinner cruise, so be sure to reserve your tickets, especially for weekend evenings.

  • Lobster Dinner Cruise

    Every Friday and Saturday night passengers can enjoy a great meal featuring a variety of lobster-infused culinary creations. Best of all, these cruises are year round.

  • Bands on the Bay Dinner Cruises

    Every Friday night through September, passengers can dance the night away to live musical performances by different monthly bands.

  • Saturday Champagne Brunches

    Through August 31, passengers can start their day with a 2 hour bay tour while enjoying a glass of champagne. The champagne brunches are also offered year round on Sundays.

  • Full Moon Dinner Cruises

    On nights with a full moon, which will be August 21, September 19, October 19, November 17 and December 17, passengers can dine and bask in the luminous moonlight.

  • Sights and Sips Sunset Cruises

    Every Friday and Saturday night through October 26, passengers can enjoy exclusive Hornblower happy hour specials followed by a majestic San Diego sunset. The sunset cruise will board at 5:30 and will last until 8pm.

Ways to Travel around Downtown San Diego


The downtown district of San Diego is rich in history and provides visitors with non-stop entertainment.  An excellent place for travelers and vacationers, the area contains numerous shops, fine dining restaurants, museums, and more.  From family friendly activities during the day to live entertainment in the evenings, the versatile area has something for everyone.

Most importantly, the layout of the downtown district provides vacationers with easy access to the city and surrounding areas without the need to rent a car.  If you are staying at a downtown San Diego hotel, there are plenty of transportation options that will bring you to the city’s popular sites and attractions.

Taxis are the most common way to get around downtown San Diego.  With most taxi companies operating twenty four hours a day, there is always a convenient and economical way to explore the city.  Other popular areas to visit include Seaport Village, Little Italy and the Gaslamp District.  Each historic neighborhood has its own charming atmosphere, providing vacationers with a unique experience.

Bike taxis are another way to travel the city.  As you sit back and relax, bike taxis provide a fun way to reach your destination and take in the excitement of downtown San Diego.  Many bike taxi drivers are knowledgeable about the area and can also provide a tour and recommendations of activities and sites to see.

For individuals who are looking to explore the beaches of San Diego, there are also plenty of options that depart from the ports of downtown San Diego.  Coronado, named the number one beach in America, is definitely a destination travelers must visit.  The sparking sands and beautiful views are easily accessible from the downtown San Diego Harbor by ferries or water taxis.  The flexible ferry schedule and continual water taxi trips make traveling to Coronado without a car simple and convenient.

Whether you are in town for business or leisure, the Marina Inn will help make your travels convenient and comfortable.  Our downtown location makes us the ideal choice for travelers looking for hotels near the San Diego Convention Center, the airport and other popular San Diego attractions.   Enjoy our affordable rates and spacious accommodations and make your trip to San Diego one to remember.

Traveling San Diego Style


The Pacific Inn and Suites is a beautiful, newly renovated hotel, just one block away from the picturesque San Diego Bay. This hotel’s perfect location allows guests to take advantage of one of San Diego’s most popular ways to view the city, Hornblower Harbor Cruises. Enjoy an endless champagne brunch or take a loved one out for a romantic evening among the San Diego bay and skyline. With a gorgeous ocean and skyline view like San Diego’s, who wouldn’t want to partake? Make yourself feel pampered for a day and enjoy the San Diego sunshine, Hornblower Cruise style!

Also along the San Diego Bay are some of the best seafood restaurants in town. Amongst these are The Fish Market and San Diego’s #1 seafood restaurant, Anthony’s. The Fish Market is located in between the ever charming Seaport Village and the USS Midway Museum. Anthony’s, a family friendly, delicious and affordable San Diego favorite, has been attracting guests for decades. Travelers from all over the world have raved about all the many benefits that the San Diego Bay has to offer, Hornblower Harbor Cruises and the best seafood in town as two of the most popular reasons guests will absolutely love the location of the Pacific Inn.

Start your Cruise Liner Voyage from a Downtown San Diego Hotel


There are a million things to consider when planning a vacation such as the cost, travel time and where you want to go. Many travelers who are looking for an all-inclusive vacation option are choosing cruises.  However, cruise ship excursions often only depart from major coastal cities.  For vacationers who require extra travel in order to get these port cities, the cost of driving, staying the night before their departure or finding a place to park the car for the extensive period of time you’ll be at sea, become additional burdens. However, if you are departing from the San Diego Port, a downtown San Diego Hotel can provide you with the perfect solution to your problems.

The Pacific Inn and Suites is situated in the ideal spot for those who are departing on the cruise liners from San Diego.  It is conveniently located a mere 2 blocks to the cruise terminal and 2 miles from the San Diego International Airport.  If you are looking for hotels near the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, the Convention Center and the harbor, the Pacific Inn offers guests affordable accommodations in a great location.

Additionally, the Pacific Inn offers a special promotion tailored to meet the needs of cruise goers.  The Park & Cruise Package presents hotel guests an exclusive offer that includes a 1 night stay at the hotel as well as 7 nights of parking.  For those who are traveling from out of the San Diego area, the package allows you to come to San Diego a day early, eliminating the chaos of arriving the day your cruise departs.  In addition, by booking the Park & Cruise Package you are provided with a way to safely park your car, while embarking on your journey at sea.

The Pacific Inn and Suites offers you affordable and convenient accommodations to complete your cruise line vacation planning. Contact us at 1-800-571-2933 to make your reservation today.

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