Within 30 miles of San Diego, CA.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area

641 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 1-619-295-6886
Fax: 1-619-296-9661

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The 100% nonsmoking La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area is centrally located with easy access off I-8 and close to I-5, I-163, I-805 and I-15. We are a preferred hotel for the San Diego Zoo and are close to Sea World, Qualcomm Stadium, beaches and 2 shopping malls. Minutes to downtown San Diego, Petco Park, Gaslamp District and Lindbergh Airport; and neighboring cities like La Mesa, El Cajon, and Santee, CA.

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Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Business Center
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome

    No Free Parking Available. Hotel parking fee is $8.00 per night
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Danish
  • Bagels
  • Premium Condiments

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Hotel Details
100% Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Floors: 3
  • Rooms: 169
  • Suites: 58
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Microwave in all rooms
  • Refrigerator in all rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Excellent Staff Service"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 11, 2014
LDNHighlander | Davis, California
Our SEVENTH personal-travel extended stay at this location due to it's proximity to family and central SD freeways(and therefore everything SD), and affordable rate incl breakfast, internet, pool, laundry, parking. Usually stay at Hilton or Wyndham on business trips; so, like the somewhat experienced traveler, I understand hotel cost to value trade-offs. Also, I don't hesitate to require remedies to imperfections. WHAT MAKES THIS La QUINTA EXCEPTIONAL IS THE STAFF, WHO DELIVER 5-STAR SERVICE EVERY VISIT! They instantly have accommodated every request for general room location, extra towels, pillows, and blankets. Most recently, PHOENIX NEWMAN kindly, cheerfully, and efficiently tracked down and returned prescription glasses forgotten in a room safe! Her responsiveness was extraordinary. We haven't experienced any faults. For the rate, our rooms exceeded expectations in comfort, cleanliness, and daily maid service quality. A happy surprise is to find affordability backed by the customer service standards of a 5-star hotel. Without exception, the staff are marvelous. How eager to please the maids were touched us.  
 
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"Nothing Special"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 3, 2014
Thysanodes | Arcata, CA
This place has a real motel feel. The breakfast is pretty typical to slightly below average for a hotel in this class, but when I was there it was insanely crowded. Had to eat standing up or take to go both days. The halls are exposed to the elements, which is cool in climates of this type. It rained and the water pooled in the corridors, so I had to tiptoe through it. No one removed it all day. Seemed to occur on several floors. More like what one would expect in countries south of here. The room was good enough, bed comfortable and wi-fi decent. So if you want a centrally locacted place in SD at a good rate. It is worth considering.  
 
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"front desk"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 1, 2014
joeth303 | Kansas City, Missouri
we had a few problems with our keys but ariana was very personable and escorted to our room (even if she walks with a cane). she was very sweet and helped with makin plans. thank you lq for everything.  
 
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"Disappointed"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 29, 2014
janetarn | Warren, MI
The beds were very comfortable and the maid service, price, and location were good. However, the wi-fi didn't work for 4 out of the 6 days we stayed. (To compensate us, they removed the $8/night parking fee.) The toilet didn't flush our first night but was fine afterwards. The breakfast was pretty good but the equipment was not: one of the toasters broke (resulting in a very long line) and the coffee machine in the breakfast room quit working the last day. The staff was friendly but the owners need to update things BEFORE they break.  
 
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"Enjoyed our trip"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 24, 2014
SharonLDRN | Oro Valley, Arizona
We had four queen rooms for our family trip. Two of the rooms had not been cleaned at all when we opened our doors, so had to double up for a short while.nice big fridges in room. Separate area for sing and toilet/shower which made it nice. Had stayed here previously but in a King. They are more comfortable because there is other seating besides sitting in a bed. Housekeeping does a very efficient job cleaning. Three of the rooms had major difficulties with the key card entities. My niece said she finally had it figured out "31 swipes and it opens, must be a safety thing!" They finally took the whole thing off the door of my daughters room and moved her to another room a floor up. This was somewhat of an inconvenience because we wanted rooms together. There were no rooms that had doors between to begin with. They have their kings on one side of the building and queens on another side. They have a nice breakfast, but if you are watching your weight it is all carbs with the only protein being hard boiled eggs. When we stayed here last year there was. I chg for parking, but now is $8.00 @ day. Nice restaurants within walking distance. Great front deck people. After site seeing all day it would be nice if the pool stayed open until midnight instead of closing at ten. There is a heavy trafficked hi way in front, but the rooms are really quiet.  
 
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • San Diego Zoo, 4 mi.
  • Old Town , 3.8 mi.
  • Beaches, 8 mi.
  • San Diego Convention Center, 5.5 mi.
  • University of San Diego, 4.5 mi.
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, 9.5 mi.
  • University of California-San Diego, 15 mi.
  • San Diego State University (SDSU), 3.1 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, 4.5 mi.
  • Space and Naval Warefare Systems (SPAWAR), 4 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • SeaWorld, 6.6 mi.
  • Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers), 3.3 mi.
  • Petco Park, 5.5 mi.
  • Cox Arena, 5 mi.
  • Wild Animal Park, 28 mi.
  • San Diego Sports Arena (IpayOne Center), 4 mi.
  • Legoland California, 31 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Benihana, .1 mi.
  • El Torito, .2 mi.
  • TGI Fridays, .25 mi.
  • Denny's, .5 mi.
  • Wendy's, .5 mi.
  • Applebee's, 1 mi.
  • Bully's East, 1 mi.
  • Cafe Coyote, 1 mi.
  • Cheescake Factory, 1 mi.
  • Gordon Biersch, 1 mi.
  • Hooters, 1 mi.
  • Old Town Mexican Cafe, 1 mi.
  • Outback Steakhouse, 1 mi.
  • PF Chang's, 1 mi.
  • Prego, 1 mi.
  • Seau's, 1 mi.
  • The Fish Market, 1 mi.
  • McGregor's, 2 mi.
  • Ruth Chris' Steakhouse, 4 mi.
  • Mortons of Chicago, 5 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Fashion Valley Mall, 2 mi.
  • Mission Valley Mall, .5 mi.
  • Gaslamp Quarter, 5 mi.
  • Horton Plaza Mall, 5 mi.
  • Pacific Gas Lamp Theatre, 5 mi.
  • AMC Theatre, 1 mi.
San Diego, CA
Local Time: 8:56 AM (Pacific)
Local Temperature: 59.5°F
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