In our recent trip to San Diego we stayed in two hotels. We had originally planned to leave on a Monday and had our hotel booked for the Monday to Friday but decided in the end to go a couple of days early and could not extend our hotel. Sadly our original hotel was not able to give us a room for the first two days so we had another for the first two days.
Mission Plaza Hotel and Suites
This is the hotel that we stayed in for the first couple of days. Although the hotel was clean enough for my wife it was not a high end hotel by any means. The room that we got had a bunk bed that the kids fought over but was a very nice to have a bed to ourselves instead of having the kids crawling in.
The hotel had a pool that hte kids used quite a bit and the location of the Mission Plaza Hotel is just a few minutes to both SeaWorld San Diego and Ocean Beach (different directions).
The hotel is really affordable and that is what got my wife interested. To be perfectly honest my wife picks hotels based on pool, location and mostly price so this place worked out great for us for a couple of nights in San Diego
Comfort Inn and Suites Seaworld
This hotel was the place that we stayed for our last four nights and again we had bunk beds for the kids (less fighting this time) and the hotel was good for us in that it was right next to the highway on hotel circle in San Diego and not only did the hotel have a pool but also a pretty extensive free breakfast that included make you own waffles.
The hotel was again just as clean as the earlier hotel that we stayed in and the Comfort Inn and Suites Seaworld is the same motel style where you can park in front of the unit. The other plus that the place had was a laundry room which all of us families know can come in really handy in an emergency.
The one thing that I did not like about the Comfort Inn that we stayed at in San Diego was the generic looking area, all hotels on two strips one on each side of the highway. A couple of things that are really close by though is the Old Town San Diego area as well as a place called the Presidio, which is the oldest settlement on the west coast of the US