Envied for its year-round mild climate, abundant sunshine, and beautiful landscapes, San Diego is also one of the busiest business, trade, and travel destinations in the United States. In fact, the San Diego International Airport is the busiest single-runway airport in the world.
The United States government has authorized San Diego to operate as a Foreign Trade Zone, as it has the busiest international border crossing in the world.
Traditional economic mainstays include the US Navy and Marine Corps, manufacturing, and tourism. However, recent increases in research opportunities have fueled the growth of biotechnology companies in San Diego, which now hosts the headquarters of over 400 such companies.
No matter what business or work endeavors bring you to “America’s Finest City,” here are some of the best places to stay in San Diego.
Comfort Inn & Suites – Zoo SeaWorld Area
This Comfort Inn & Suites occupies an enviable location near attractions like Sea World, Old Town San Diego, and the San Diego Zoo. Rooms come with all the standard amenities, including premium bedding, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, and ergonomic work desk.
They also feature a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker so that you can prepare meals and snacks to keep you fueled during your stay. USB charging ports are strategically placed around the rooms to provide enough juice to keep all your electronic devices running smoothly.
Start your day on the proper note with something from the free Grab & Go Breakfast. In the evening, you can unwind with a swim in the outdoor heated pool, or a relaxing soak in the hot tub.
Holiday Inn Bayside
Holiday Inn Bayside is situated in San Diego’s popular Point Loma neighborhood. This bay-front hotel offers spectacular views and a welcoming environment. It is less than two miles from San Diego International Airport and offers a complimentary airport shuttle.
Rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs with premium channels, as well as a microwave and refrigerator. Guests can begin the day with a piping hot cup of coffee courtesy of the in-room Keurig coffee makers. Premium bedding and blackout shades help provide the path to a restful night’s sleep.
This hotel boasts a café and bar where you can enjoy classic American and Mexican cuisine, as well as local craft beers and wine.
There is plenty to do during your downtime thanks to the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, shuffleboard court, and miniature golf.
Ramada San Diego Airport
This airport hotel is within a short drive of top area attractions, and just a leisurely walk to dining and shopping at the harbor.
Take a moment to relax in the spacious yet inviting lobby with its comfortable chairs and couches. Hotel amenities include a business center, fitness center, and convenience store where you can stock up on snacks, beverages, and sundries. Wind down after a busy day by catching a few rays on the sun deck or taking a dip in the outdoor pool.
Rooms feature a flat-screen TV with HBO, as well as a microwave and refrigerator for added convenience. Harbor-view and balcony rooms are available for an upgrade.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the free, hot breakfast each morning which includes plenty of fresh, hot coffee.
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo
This La Quinta offers a prime location for travel thanks to its proximity to I-8, I-5, I-15, and other major highways.
Highlights include an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and 24-hour reception desk. Rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and hypoallergenic pillows, while a free hot breakfast awaits each morning.