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Top San Diego Airport Hotels

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San Diego hotel tax is 10.5% (12.5% for hotels with more than 70 rooms)
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    About San Diego Airport and Hotels Near It

    The San Diego Airport is located just north of downtown on the edge of the bay. However, it only takes about 15 minutes to get from downtown to the airport unless it's the middle of rush hour and Old Town is also less than a mile away.

    The list below includes other places to stay that are less than 2 miles from the airport. Many offer free parking and some even have free shuttle service.

    Dolphin Motel $

    A clean, family-owned motel and only 5 minutes from the airport. Free Intnernet - and you can't beat the price.

    • $
    • Small place with slightly more than 30 rooms
    • 2912 Garrison St
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    La Pensione Hotel $

    La Pensione Hotel is often lauded as the best budget hotel in town. Between downtown and the airport.

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    Point Loma Inn $

    Free parking and Internet, pet friendly

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    Comfort Inn Airport at Old Town $$

    Between Old Town and the airport, this hotel offers free breakfast, Internet, parking - and free transportation within a 5-mile radius

    • $$
    • Moderate-sized hotel with more than 100 rooms
    • 1955 San Diego Ave
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    Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside $$

    Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside has a good bayfront location.

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    The Pearl Hotel $$

    They call it "vintage mid-century modern," which in plain language means the clean-lined, modern style of the mid-20th century.

    Bay Club Hotel & Marina $$$

    Bay Club Hotel & Marina has lots of amenities and rooms with a view.

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    Kona Kai Resort $$$

    A Hawaii-themed resort on Shelter Island next to the marina.

    • $$$
    • Moderate-sized hotel with more than 100 rooms
    • 1551 Shelter Island Dr,
    • Shelter Island
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    Marriott Courtyard San Diego Airport $$$

    Always a dependable choice, the Courtyard has free parking and airport shuttle service.

    • $$$
    • Larger hotel with 200 rooms
    • 2592 Laning Road
    • Liberty Station
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