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Where to Stay in San Diego

Step #8: Planning a San Diego Vacation

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You know what you want to see and how you're getting to town, figuring out where to stay is easy

Hotel Del Coronado Holiday Lights at Twilight

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You don't have to stay in a seedy motel with paper-thin walls to keep your San Diego lodging budget under control. Armed with price-busting tips that have landed us in four-star hotels for the price of a budget chain, you can find a great place to stay in a convenient location.

Conventions and other events can suck up all the best hotel rooms far in advance, so it's best to reserve ahead of time. Choose the planning option that suits you best:

If you've already decided what you want to see and do in San Diego: Deciding what area to stay in will be easy. Use the step-by-step guide to refine your choice.

How to find a San Diego hotel deal - fast: We know you're busy, so choose the strategy that works best for you.

If you just want to dive in: Go straight to the San Diego hotel guide, sorted by location and price.

Other Ways to Stay in San Diego

Bed and Breakfasts: Quaint and sometimes cozy, these bed and breakfasts and small hotels offer an alternative to the mainstream hotel.

San Diego Camping: You'll find some great campgrounds, both within the city and in the nearby mountains.

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