10 Best Hotels near the Convention Center

Check out the best hotels that are located closest to the San Diego Convention Center. These hotels have all the amenities needed to make your trip enjoyable.
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The Beautiful Erika and Daniela Loving the Pendry San DiegoWalking next to the Horton Grand Hotel

San Diego is home to one of the world’s largest convention centers. Visitors from around the globe converge to southern California for everything from Comic-Con to Car Shows to Bridal Shows.

If you are coming to San Diego for one of these shows, you will have a wide variety of hotels in the area to choose from. Whether you want a convenient budget hotel, luxury or boutique accommodations, you will be able to find the right hotel fit for you.

Getting Breakfast at the Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry San Diego
Getting Breakfast at the Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry San Diego

The 10 Best Hotels near the Convention Center

After a long day of conventions and exhibitions, you can unwind in style at these top hotels near the San Diego Convention Center, offering exceptional comfort and service to complement your visit. Whether you're seeking a restful night's sleep, delicious food, or breathtaking waterfront views, these hotels have you covered. Here is our hand-curated 10 Best Hotels near the Convention Center.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Outside the Hard Rock Hotel in Downtown San Diego

1) Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Just a few steps away from the convention center you will find the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. You will find yourself in the hip Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego with tons of attractions only blocks away.

The Hard Rock has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from for your pleasure, as well as a multitude of shops. If you are looking for an evening drink, the rooftop bar is the perfect place to wind down after your day at the Convention Center.

If you are a music lover, this is the place for you. The hotel offers different music experiences for your enjoyment. A 24-hour fitness center is also available for your convenience.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
420 Rooms
Prices Starting at $189 / Night
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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Entrance to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

2) Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center in Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is in the heart of the nightlife of downtown and has everything you need.

With a multitude of bars and restaurants in the area, there is something for everyone if you stay at the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter. Don’t feel like going out? There are two on-site restaurants and bars for your convenience that offer the best of southern California cuisine.

The hotel also provides an outdoor pool for your enjoyment and a 24-hour fitness center.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $75 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of $75 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Not Included
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
286 Rooms
Resort Fee
$25.00
Prices Starting at $176 / Night
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Omni San Diego Hotel
The Backside of the Omni San Diego Hotel

3) Omni San Diego Hotel

Adjacent to PETCO Park and across the street from the Convention Center, you can find the Omni San Diego Hotel. You will find yourself close to all of the city’s most popular attractions and in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter.

The Omni offers an outdoor pool with hot tub, as well as a 24-hour fitness center. While relaxing by the pool, enjoy the Terrace Bar where you can grab a bite to eat and have a drink as you enjoy views of the city.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs and cats up to 25 lbs. are allowed for an extra charge of $200.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Not Included
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
511 Rooms
Prices Starting at $170 / Night
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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
In Front of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina with the Two Towers

4) Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, only steps away from the Convention Center, overlooks a private marina and is close to all downtown San Diego locations.

While visiting the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, you will be greeted with a multitude of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. A 24-hour fitness center is available for your convenience, as well as a spa to help you relax. The Marriott also offers two outdoor heated swimming pools.

While you are in the heart of downtown San Diego, there are dining options right at the hotel. The Marriott offers four restaurants to choose from. Whether you are looking for an elegant seafood dinner, or drinks and bar food, there is something for you to enjoy.

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Neighborhood
Embarcadero San Diego
Walk the boardwalk and catch a sunset in Embarcadero. Stay close to the cruise terminal, tour local museums, shopping, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
1360 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Prices Starting at $195 / Night
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Pendry San Diego
The Pendry San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter

5) Pendry San Diego

Pendry San Diego is a luxury hotel located half a mile from the San Diego Convention Center and offers you a chance to experience all there is while in San Diego. While staying at Pendry in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, you will get a modern feel while still getting that traditional feeling of being in Southern California.

With six different bars and restaurants, Pendry San Diego offers a variety of dining options. You can have a meal by the pool, a quick bite at the bar, or a lavish seafood dinner. Pendry San Diego has something for everyone.

Pendry San Diego also offers a variety of spa treatments to help you relax, or if you prefer, you can use their 24-hour fitness center that looks out onto the pool deck.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 20 lbs per pet.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
317 Rooms
Resort Fee
$40.60
Includes: Pool access, Fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited) and In-room safe.
Prices Starting at $850 / Night
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Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel
Hotel Z a Staypineapple Hotel is Right in the Middle of the Gaslamp Quarter

6) Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel

The trendy Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel can be found right in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter and only a half a mile from the San Diego Convention Center. This chic hotel is near all the hotspots of downtown San Diego, with all the restaurants, bars and shopping you could ask for on your stay.

Hotel Z prides itself on their amenities and comfort. Their signature bedding and robes are aimed to make you feel at home. The hotel is also dog-friendly, with special offers for those guests that want to bring along their best bud.

While staying at Hotel Z, treat yourself to free treats when checking in. Coffee and cookies are available to all guests. Even though there is no restaurant on the premises, there are plenty of places to enjoy the nightlife in the surrounding area.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs are allowed for an extra charge of $25 per accommodation, per night
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
96 Rooms
Resort Fee
$22.54
Includes: Internet access (may be limited), In-room coffee
Prices Starting at $117 / Night
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Horton Grand Hotel
Horton Grand Hotel

7) Horton Grand Hotel

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Horton Grand Hotel can be found just a half a mile from the San Diego Convention Center. This boutique hotel gives you the historic feel of San Diego with the modern amenities to make your stay luxurious.

The Horton is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs for you to choose from. If you want to stay in, the hotel offers a happy hour every night with great drinks and bar food. Enjoy live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the hotel bar.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
132 Rooms
Prices Starting at $142 / Night
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Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt
Firepit on the Rooftop Lounge at the Andaz San Diego

8) Andaz San Diego, a Concept by Hyatt

Andaz San Diego can be found approximately one mile from the San Diego Convention Center. The contemporary hotel is centered in the popular Gaslamp Quarter where you can find a multitude of restaurants and bars

One of the most popular areas of the Andaz is their rooftop. Here you can find the pool and their 24-hour fitness center. The Rooftop by STK offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view of Downtown San Diego. It is also a hotspot for an evening drink if you’d like to enjoy one after a long day at the Convention Center.

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Neighborhood
East Village
East Village is a hotspot for attractions! Great for nightlife, the Gaslamp, Comic Con, PETCO Park, Balboa Park & the Convention Center! Walk to local breweries & cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's no charge for pets.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
159 Rooms
Prices Starting at $199 / Night
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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Main Entrance to the Westing San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

9) The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter can be found just over a half mile north of the Convention Center. Located in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter, the Westin gives you all the amenities that you need as well as the perfect area to take in all that San Diego has to offer.

The hotel provides a 24-hour fitness center and a heated pool for your convenience. There is also on-site dining that offers the best of southern California cuisine. Sit out on the patio and take in the nightlife of Gaslamp Quarter.

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Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
450 Rooms
Prices Starting at $143 / Night
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The Sofia Hotel
The Beautiful the Sofia Hotel

10) The Sofia Hotel

The Sofia Hotel is a luxury boutique located a mile north of the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter. Enjoy a modern hotel, while still feeling the historic legacy of the area.

The hotel provides a 24-hour fitness center for your convenience, as well as a yoga studio. The Sofia provides loaner bikes if you’d like to ride around town.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 9am, a 60-minute walking tour around Gaslamp leaves from the hotel. The Sofia also has a full-service spa that offers a wide variety of treatments.

An on-site restaurant is also available for all guests that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or you can hang out during lounge hours and grab a drink and some snacks.

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Neighborhood
Core-Columbia
The Core-Columbia area of Downtown San Diego is a beautiful mix of sky rises, restaurants, and hotels, complete with activities like music venues and museums.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There's a charge of $50 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of $50 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
211 Rooms
Resort Fee
$19.07
Includes: Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Sporting facilities or equipment, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room safe and In-room coffee.
Prices Starting at $167 / Night
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