Within 30 miles of San Diego, CA.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area

641 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 1-619-295-6886
Fax: 1-619-296-9661

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The 100% non-smoking La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area is centrally located with easy access off I-8 and close to I-5, I-163, I-805 and I-15. We are a preferred hotel for the San Diego Zoo and are close to Sea World, Qualcomm Stadium, beaches and 2 shopping malls. It is only minutes to downtown San Diego, Petco Park, Gaslamp District and Lindbergh Airport; and neighboring cities like La Mesa, El Cajon, and Sante...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Business Center
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome

    No Free Parking Available. Hotel parking fee is $8.00 per night
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Danish
  • Bagels
  • Premium Condiments

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Hotel Details
Ultra Fast Internet100% Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Floors: 3
  • Rooms: 169
  • Suites: 58
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Microwave in all rooms
  • Refrigerator in all rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Quick business trip"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 27, 2014
Steve P | United States
Good service. They took care of a couple simple requests that I had made prior to arrival. The pool and hot tub are simple but relaxing. Parking is tight but the garage handles the overflow. Could use HD TV's  
 
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"Basic hotel in central area of SD"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 17, 2014
NVTravelers | las vegas, nv
I stayed here for a week from July 20th to 25th for a work conference - knowing my travel department, I wasn't expecting much, and this was a pretty basic hotel. I stayed in a 2 queen room in the second building (the one that has the breakfast room - although I never did do the continental breakfast). First the pros: - Located in Mission Valley, it was really central to shopping, eateries, and attractions along the bay. I don't think I drove more than 15 min from Seaport Village back to my hotel (and this was the Sunday after Pride Week/before Comic Con - traffic was horrendous to say the least). It was really close to Hillcrest and Kensington neighborhoods which had some great local kitschy eateries (see my other reviews for these). - Shopping, whether mall shopping or grocery shopping was also pretty convenient - a Food 4 Less was just on the other side of the freeway, and a Whole Foods was located in Hillcrest about 10min away. - Overall, loved the location - would definitely recommend the area if you're not someone that just has to stay near the bay. - Room was pretty basic, although it did have a microwave and refrigerator - which is a plus for me. - Beds were mostly comfortable - took about a day or so to get used to. - The water pressure was great, and you didn't have to crank it all the way up to get the hot water - plenty available. Now the cons: - This first con is the reason for my lowly review. After my first day at my conference, I come back to my room to find my door not fully closed - therefore, anyone could have gotten into my room! I had noticed my first night that the door did have to be shut pretty hard (more like slammed shut - sorry neighbors!) in order for it to close/latch property. Thankfully, nothing was stolen out of my room. That night, I did go down and talked to the front desk person and requested that they please talk to housekeeping to ensure that my door was latched properly when they left. The second day - same thing! I had to go and make a second request of the front desk person to talk to housekeeping! After that day, my door was latched properly, but it should not have happened in the first place, and definitely not have taken 2 requests. Please be sure your door is latched properly when you leave your room, if you're staying at this property. - This hotel is located near I 8 I believe - but a major freeway either way - so there is quite a bit of freeway noise. - There were some stains in the bathtub that don't seem to come out, not sure what it was caused by, and there were stains on one of the walls. Did not examine that one too clearly. - The microwave is a pretty low wattage - if you use it, be sure use twice the amount of time you would normally set. And don't even try to do popcorn - not enough room in it and most of your popcorn will burn before the bag fully gets popped. - Hit or miss on the housekeeping. One morning I spilled dry coffee grounds - I thought I had gotten all of it, but that night I saw that I hadn't - and obviously housekeeping missed it too. I didn't clean it up because I wanted to see how many days it would be before housekeeping cleaned it - only took another day. - Lastly, the queen rooms (at least in the second building) were pretty small and cramped. The vanity area was pretty small, and while the table/chairs was nice to have, it just made the sleeping area that much more cramped. Not sure how a family of 3 or 4 would fair in such a small room. Good for 1 person though! Overall, as I mentioned earlier, this was a pretty basic hotel and will meet your needs. Rates seem reasonable on their website. The area is pretty great, although I really only saw 1 restaurant within walking distance if you're adventurous. If you're even more adventurous though, I would recommend some of the dining options in Hillcrest or Kensington. And just please make sure your door latches when you leave your room. Great way to get your belongings stolen. And just as a side note, if you're not in SD for Comic Con or Pride Week, don't come to town during those weeks - traffic was horrible!  
 
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"Great Location"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 12, 2014
Joe B | Silver City, United States
This LQ is in a great, central location for visitors to San Diego. Breakfast is not worth reviewing. Suites are nice but a bit pricey. But, it is San Diego. Location, location, location. And, it was Summer. Exterior is deceiving. The rooms are nicer than the hotel looks, especially the suites.  
 
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"Terrible"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 12, 2014
P2335XRkevins | Los Angeles, California
You have to pay for parking and their was not enough parking for me to park. A/C extremely loud, you can hear every toilet flush in the building, not full breakfast. they spring the parking fee and extra fees on you. staff too busy to bring extra blankets.  
 
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"Over Priced"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 11, 2014
Richard55555 | Salt Lake City, Utah
This is a $100.00 hotel max IMO. Paid over $180.00 in July. SD is popular but this place is old and basic. Do not know if it is franchise or corporate, but it is financing a very nice life for the owner. $8.00 parking fee is strange. Put some money back into this place and be fair and charge perhaps $90.00 at the most. Cali is nice but come on it is next to the 8 Fwy and carries nowhere near a $180.00 plus fee. IMO LA Quinta knows this and should be fair and adjust rate to reflect this property. Don't use it's San Diego location as a reason for this rate.  
 
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • San Diego Zoo, 4 mi.
  • Old Town , 3.8 mi.
  • Beaches, 8 mi.
  • San Diego Convention Center, 5.5 mi.
  • University of San Diego, 4.5 mi.
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, 9.5 mi.
  • University of California-San Diego, 15 mi.
  • San Diego State University (SDSU), 3.1 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, 4.5 mi.
  • Space and Naval Warefare Systems (SPAWAR), 4 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • SeaWorld, 6.6 mi.
  • Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers), 3.3 mi.
  • Petco Park, 5.5 mi.
  • Cox Arena, 5 mi.
  • Wild Animal Park, 28 mi.
  • San Diego Sports Arena (IpayOne Center), 4 mi.
  • Legoland California, 31 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Benihana, .1 mi.
  • El Torito, .2 mi.
  • TGI Fridays, .25 mi.
  • Denny's, .5 mi.
  • Wendy's, .5 mi.
  • Applebee's, 1 mi.
  • Bully's East, 1 mi.
  • Cafe Coyote, 1 mi.
  • Cheescake Factory, 1 mi.
  • Gordon Biersch, 1 mi.
  • Hooters, 1 mi.
  • Old Town Mexican Cafe, 1 mi.
  • Outback Steakhouse, 1 mi.
  • PF Chang's, 1 mi.
  • Prego, 1 mi.
  • Seau's, 1 mi.
  • The Fish Market, 1 mi.
  • McGregor's, 2 mi.
  • Ruth Chris' Steakhouse, 4 mi.
  • Mortons of Chicago, 5 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Fashion Valley Mall, 2 mi.
  • Mission Valley Mall, .5 mi.
  • Gaslamp Quarter, 5 mi.
  • Horton Plaza Mall, 5 mi.
  • Pacific Gas Lamp Theatre, 5 mi.
  • AMC Theatre, 1 mi.
San Diego, CA
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