The 7 Best Hotels in San Diego's Grantville Neighborhood

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11 November 2020

The Grantville neighborhood in San Diego is surrounded by attractions: Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, the USS Midway Museum and more. While you’re visiting America’s Finest City, here are some of the best hotels to stay in.

Holiday Inn San Diego – Mission Valley

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The Holiday Inn offers its guests excellent quality and customer service, and is more than just a comfy place to rest. This hotel features 175 guest rooms, including 19 suites, and is located near San Diego’s most popular attractions, making it the perfect place to stay when traveling. It’s near the freeway that will take you to SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. The hotel offers an in-house southwestern style restaurant Rayo Grill, free wifi, a 24/7 business center and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Days Inn & Suites San Diego SDSU

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Days Inn & Suites pledges to give its guests warm hospitality and clean, comfortable rooms. To make each stay fun and trouble free, it works hard to earn the reputation as the Best Value Under the Sun. Whether you’re on business or vacation, Days Inn will provide an unforgettable experience. It offers new SolTerre shower experiences and suites with kitchenettes and queen beds – king suites are available. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator and free wifi. Relax in the outdoor pool, dine at nearby restaurants and enjoy the local attractions.

Extended Stay America – San Diego– Mission Valley – Stadium

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This hotel is unique as it’s especially designed for longer stays and features studios with fully equipped kitchens and sufficient work space. There are also amenities that you won’t find in typical hotels. The kitchens have refrigerators, stove tops, microwave, coffee makers, cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery. There’s wifi, on-premise laundry facilities open 24/7 and free grab-and-go breakfast. Extended Stay provides all guests with affordable long-term and short stays and quality service that will make you want to extend your stay.

Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites

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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at San Diego State University is family owned and has been in business since 1970. It’s a great choice for visiting local attractions such as Viejas Arena. This hotel is located near major freeways, providing easy access to downtown. This hotel provides the best service to guest, and begins by offering free amenities that may cause extra other hotels. There’s free wifi, parking and coffee and tea services daily. There’s also a free movie library, DVD players in every room and continental breakfast.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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San Diego Marriott is the perfect spot to go for a vacation with family or friends. This hotel provides a comfortable stay as well as quality service. It has the perfect location, providing its guests with easy access to popular attractions including Mission Bay, Old Town, SeaWorld, Petco Park and the Rio Vista Trolley. The hotel features a unique blend of Spanish and tropical accents, in addition to its great amenities. Some rooms are equipped with beautiful balcony views, but everyone can enjoy gourmet dining, the fitness center, an outdoor pool with a waterfall and private cabanas.

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel

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This hotel is a great place to stay whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure. The staff is friendly and always willing to help point guests to the liveliest parts of the city. This hotel is also home to many great amenities including 12,000sq ft (1,115sq m) of meeting and event space and a picture-perfect wedding venue. This hotel is located near plenty of wonderful attractions, accessible by foot, train or trolley. The hotel has many great features including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, down- and allergy-sensitive pillows and Chris cotton sheets.

Heritage Inn San Diego

Heritage Inn San Diego
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This hotel is perfect for groups, business, individual and family travelers. It offers different room styles, complimentary continental breakfast and extended stay rates for those who need it. This hotel is also conveniently located near many of San Diego’s attractions such as SeaWorld and restaurants. It’s within walking distance of fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Whether you’re alone or with family and friends, there’s always something for you to do. Heritage Inn is pet friendly and only eight minutes away from San Diego’s dog beach.

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These recommendations were updated on November 11, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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