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:
"I expected better for the $"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 27, 2014
David R | Los Angeles, California
This is not a good place to stay. Avoid it at all costs. First the parking spaces are very narrow. Those of us with full size SUVs are in trouble. Parking is $8/night. Since when do motels charge for parking? The room they gave me was hot and stuffy when I arrived. The A/C in the bedroom worked, the A/C in the sitting room did not and the fan was extremely loud. I complained and got a different room. The second room smelled heavily of insecticide and guess what, only the bedroom A/C worked. The rates are outrageous and the overall facility appears run down. Oh oh I almost forgot. The pillows on the bed are half size, like throws. I have never seen this before. They must have booked a family of hippos in the room above me. I can here every footstep from the creaking floor. If you're coming here, bring a bulldozer and put this place out of it's misery.  
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"Soccer tournament stay"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 21, 2014
Meegan B | San Jacinto, United States
Great location. Central to all our venues. Awesome front desk staff. Clean and quiet room. King suite room was good size. Breakfast was great with a very nice staff. Very comfy beds. When we checked in there were a lot of cars so I assumed it would be busy and loud. We never ran into anyone in the halls, elevators, or heard anyone walking by our room.  
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"Not what we expected"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 21, 2014
Jessica M | 
Our stay was not what we had expected. The parking lot is very cramped. We have a Ford F150 and it was extremely difficult to menuver the small parking lot and stalls. To turn the corner from the lobby to the parking area we had to back up and go forward a couple of times. All the rows to drive down dead end and is difficult to turn around, and in our case we had to a few times as it was difficult finding a parking stall. The parking stalls were small. The parking is limited and the majority of the parking in underground. The elevator was run down and in need of upgrades and repairs, the floor was broke off on the edges. The rooms were small and the restroom bathtub had body hairs on the tub. The beds were comfortable for the most part. The rooms could use some updating. Overall it felt like they took a small piece of property and tried to make it into a hotel. The hotel is right off of the freeway but we were in the back of the building and there was not a noise issue.  
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"La Quinta Inn, Sea World area"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 21, 2014
Christine C | San Diego, United States
Very clean, super friendly and helpful staff, PET FRIENDLY!! Great breakfast, including hard boiled eggs, quick response to tub not draining, very friendly maintenance supervisor. Comfortable beds, quiet AC unit. Quiet location, quiet rooms, even with a few dogs barking on my floor (the "dog" floor). Would definately stay here again and would recommend to all friends and family.  
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"Low-Class Has a New Contender"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 21, 2014
Brian B | San Luis Obispo, United States
This hotel is full of unsavory guests. Many of them hang out on the stairways & walkways, drinking beer, and smoking. This hotel claims a 100% non-smoking policy with a $250 fine for smoking. These guests seemed not in fear of being levied this fine, likely due to their fortunes in last night's lottery winnings. The mosh pit in the free breakfast room will leave you battered, if not infected from the trash left behind after these denizens have ravaged through the breakfast items. The walls of the rooms are paper-thin, leaving no doubt as to your neighbor's life of problems and arguments. If you are fortunate enough to be located on the side adjacent to the auto dealership, you will learn a great deal about the sounds of auto repair and the number of cars that can be shuffled in and out in a day. Forget sleeping, as the smokers & party crowd run, stomp and shout up and down the walkways by the rooms at all hours of the night.  
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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.