Travelers adore the Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown because of its amenities and the incredible convenience it offers to attractions, downtown and the San Diego airport. The hotel is just a few blocks off Interstate 5 and about three miles (eight minutes) from San Diego International Airport. The hotel runs a free airport shuttle, so don't stress about making your flight on time.
The hotel in downtown San Diego straddles the Harborview San Diego and Little Italy neighborhoods. In Harborview, the top attractions include Waterfront Park and the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Waterfront Park is especially kid-friendly. It is home to numerous festivals and offers splash fountains, children's play zones, picnic areas and garden rooms. The walk from the hotel takes about six minutes.
Other nearby walkable attractions include the Port of San Diego (eight minutes), the USS Midway Museum (12 minutes), Balboa Park (17 minutes), Seaport Village (18 minutes) and Petco Park (29 minutes). The San Diego Zoo is a walk of about 44 minutes. That may be a stretch for some travelers. Never fear, the zoo is accessible via the green line trolley. Walk less than a block from the hotel to the County Center/Little Italy trolley stop, hop on, and enjoy the zoo visit.
The zoo is located in Balboa Park, which also boasts 16 museums, a botanical building, a lily pond and much more. Explore Old Master paintings, video art, San Diego history and historic spacecraft. As for food, Harborview, Little Italy and downtown offer a bonanza of cuisines. Test the international waters with Afghan, Argentine, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, Japanese, French or Vietnamese dishes, among others.
The hotel's top amenities include a rooftop pool and sundeck with views of the San Diego Bay and its many intriguing ships. The Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown also offers free WiFi and free hot breakfasts daily. A fitness center, with treadmills, elliptical trainers and other equipment, rounds out the hotel's most popular offerings.
The hotel hosts business events, meetings, conventions and other types of private gatherings. It features 1,630 square feet of event space and two meeting rooms. The 177 guest rooms provide various types of lodging for business travelers, tourists and hotel-event attendees. Large groups can reserve a block of at least 10 rooms.