FOUND Hotel San Diego

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505 W Grape St, San Diego, CA, 92101
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Located in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, the FOUND Hotel combines rich history with modern conveniences for the budget-conscious, adventurous traveler.
FOUND Hotel San Diego
Prices starting at $67 / night
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Overview

Lobby Area at Found Hotel San DiegoPatio Firepits at Found Hotel San Diego

The FOUND Hotel San Diego is a chic hotel that offers comfort and convenience for the modern traveler. Situated in a historic building from 1910, the hotel is located in one of San Diego’s trendiest downtown neighborhoods, Little Italy.

With a hostel style setup and feel, they offer cozy private rooms as well as shared bunk rooms for those looking for budget-friendly hotels in San Diego who want to save a little money on accommodations. They even have extended stay options for those looking to make San Diego their home away from home.

Local Tips
Date Night?
Little Italy is the perfect place to take a date for a romantic meal then enjoy an espresso and gelato afterwards at a sidewalk cafe.

This hotel is a particularly exciting option for those who want to meet other travelers and make new friends while exploring San Diego. They have charming communal spaces where you can relax and chat. Not only do they offer indoor communal spaces, but they also have a stunning outdoor patio where you can enjoy the beautiful southern California weather.

The hotel hosts daily social activities where you can get to know the neighborhood, socialize and perhaps have a small meal or drink with fellow guests.

If you want to explore the city on your own but need a bit of extra assistance, they also have expert guides on site. These guides can direct you to excellent restaurants and the best attractions in the city, and they can help you navigate San Diego transportation as well.

All guests enjoy free WiFi on the property, making this a great option for those who work remotely. There is also a communal kitchen area where you can cook your own meals. The kitchen area offers a fridge, stove, and microwave, as well as dishes and cooking utensils.

FOUND Hotel
Prices starting at $67 / night

What's Nearby

Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
13 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
14 min Walk
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
22 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
32 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
6 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
7 min Drive
Shopping
Fashion Valley Mall
12 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
14 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
16 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
19 min Drive
FOUND Hotel
Prices starting at $67 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Little Italy San Diego
Get a taste of Little Italy, San Diego at a sidewalk café or brewery. Or take a pedicab to explore the famous Balboa and PETCO Parks. Walk to local boutiques, shops, and picturesque parks!
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
23 Rooms

Property Amenities

City Hotel
City Hotel
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pets Allowed with Restrictions

Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 27 min Walk
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 16 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 18 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
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Sunny in February
Mar
52°F / 70°F
Sunny in March

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room at Found Hotel San Diego

The FOUND Hotel San Diego offers both private rooms as well as shared bunk rooms. All rooms offer comfortable beds and storage. Each room has its own bathroom as well. Here are the types of rooms available at the FOUND Hotel San Diego.

FOUND Hotel
Prices starting at $67 / night
Shared Rooms
Shared rooms are a comfortable and affordable option for travelers on a budget! These dormitory-style rooms each have six bunk beds, and every guest is provided with secure storage as well. Each of these rooms also has its own bathroom, and you will receive complimentary toiletries. If you’re comfortable sharing your space with other people, this could be a great way to make new friends while traveling and save a little money as well.
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Deluxe Queen
This room option is great for those who want a bit more privacy and space but still want to stay in a chic, communal feeling hotel during the stay. This room type offers a comfortable queen bed as well as a private bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and shower, and you will receive complimentary toiletries. This room type comes with a small kitchenette, which includes a microwave and mini-fridge. There is also an in-room safe available.
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Double Room
Ideal for small groups traveling together, this private room type comfortably sleeps up to four people! It has two comfortable double beds as well as a private bathroom and small kitchenette with a microwave and mini-fridge. As with the other room types, you’ll enjoy free WiFi and an in-room safe.
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Deluxe Suite
This room type is an excellent option for groups who need even more space! This suite has two adjoining bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two double beds. It has a private bathroom as well as a kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge, and even comes with a Keurig coffee machine.
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Extended Stay Rooms
Some of the rooms at the FOUND Hotel have been converted into micro-apartments for those who are staying for a longer period of time. These rooms have all of the amenities of a standard private room, but also come with personal kitchen supplies as well as a full-size fridge and freezer. You’ll also have access to on-site laundry facilities.
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FOUND Hotel
Prices starting at $67 / night

Nearby Things to Do

The FOUND Hotel is located in Little Italy, which is one of San Diego’s chicest neighborhoods. The hotel is located within walking distance of Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. At just 6 blocks from the Harborview neighborhood and the San Diego Bay, the Embarcadero neighborhood and all of its wonderful views and attractions can easily be reached in a matter of minutes as well!

For those looking to travel a bit further from the center of town, San Diego’s trolley system stops nearby, making it easy to get around without a personal car. There’s also a Coaster and Amtrak stop in the area, which you can use to explore the entire greater Southern California area.

Here are some of the best activities to enjoy near the FOUND Hotel San Diego.

Balboa Park

The hotel is just a short drive or walk away from Balboa Park, which is home to many of San Diego’s most popular attractions.

The park houses the famed San Diego Zoo as well as the San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Us, the Fleet Science Center, and many more popular attractions. While walking through the park, you’ll see plenty of historic architecture and lush gardens, as well as views of the downtown skyline.

Be sure to pick up a Go San Diego Pass before your trip! This pass can help you save on admission to some of the area’s most popular attractions and museums as well as gear rentals for surfboards, bikes, and more. You’ll save even more when you use our discount code in addition to the Go Pass’ already discounted rates!

Little Italy

The Little Italy neighborhood is full of attractions you won’t want to miss!

The FOUND Hotel is just a few blocks away from the new Piazza della Famiglia, a European-style plaza surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants. Whether you’re looking for classic Italian food or something a bit more modern, there’s plenty of excellent options to choose from. This includes the Little Italy Food Hall, where you can sample several of San Diego’s best restaurants in one place.

For those looking for some good entertainment and traveling on a tight budget, Little Italy hosts one of the city’s best farmer’s markets on Saturdays. It’s free to browse and enjoy the wonderful weather you’re sure to find.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego

Another fascinating nearby attraction is the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This museum celebrates San Diego’s history as a port city and is home to many restored ships.

The museum is home to the Star of India, a windjammer ship built in 1863. As part of the Go San Diego Pass, make sure to check their site for discounts on admission prices for your entire family.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is located in the historic Santa Fe Depot downtown, just a short walk from the FOUND Hotel!

This museum showcases a wide range of modern artists with rotating exhibitions and frequently hosts local events as well.

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