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Balboa Park Luxury Bungalow With Palm Veranda
CA $171
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Great Place

"San Diego is such a fun place to visit and this VRBO is a great base to explore it all. We had a great time."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2019

Balboa Park Luxury Bungalow With Palm Veranda
Best Western Seven Seas
3 out of 5
2.8 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $91
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
3.7/5Good! (11,099 reviews)

"Great hot tub but the tub's 24hr access facilitated loud visitors to swim and play music at any hour. The room's carpet had a slight aroma of urine."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 11, 2019

Best Western Seven Seas
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
2.8 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $83
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
3.8/5Good! (9,394 reviews)

"Nothing fancy, just good, clean and very reasonably priced hotel near the airport. Shuttle service while limited in hours was extremely helpful. Staff was very friendly. Only downside is I wish them had even a limited breakfast buffet with some oatmeal, muffins and fruit. Overall, I definitely recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1.8 km from San Diego Zoo
CA $102
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4/5Very Good! (1,787 reviews)

"Staff were excellent. Location is great and within walking distance to the Gaslamp district."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
Town and Country San Diego
3.5 out of 5
2.9 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $97
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
3.6/5Good! (3,677 reviews)

"A beautiful place to stay. Nice environment. Nice decor. Very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Town and Country San Diego
The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2.3 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $125
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
4.2/5Excellent! (9,738 reviews)

"Good stay, great location close to everything in San Diego."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

The Sofia Hotel
Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
2.1 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $118
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (744 reviews)

"Staff was excellent ,kind,and very helpful.Bellboy was excellent,got me some ice ."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
2 out of 5
1.7 km from San Diego Zoo
Free Cancellation
CA $69
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
3.3/5 (1,333 reviews)

"The location was close to things that appealed to me( downtown area) night life, music venue(H.O.B) eateries, bars,etc Housekeeping made sure I was equipped with fresh towels daily (I had a 3day stay) ...Room quite small but you get what you pay for (It was just me)I would definitely stay here again ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
4 out of 5
3.1 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $123
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
4/5Very Good! (2,041 reviews)

"Everything was great except the parking fee. Include in cost of room. Nobody likes additional or hidden charges."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
3.5 out of 5
2.2 km from San Diego Zoo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $142
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,947 reviews)

"This hotel is in an old bank and the building architecture is gorgeous-definitely the nicest ‘Courtyard’ brand hotel I have stayed in. The room was small and functional with nice and updated modern decor but the bathrooms were basic. We grabbed lunch in the lobby and the food was disappointing which ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
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San Diego Zoo is located in an area of San Diego known for its beautiful ocean views, bird watching, and popular zoo. San Diego is home to 1869 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Things to See and Do Near San Diego Zoo

After you've visited San Diego Zoo, you can discover everything there is to see and do within just a few miles of the area.

USS Midway Museum, San Diego Air and Space Museum, and Maritime Museum of San Diego feature captivating exhibits. While you're exploring, swing by San Diego Coronado Bridge, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, and Pantoja Park to learn a bit about the area. You can catch a show at Starlight Bowl, Old Globe Theater, and Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Balboa Park and Port of San Diego are some sights worth a visit in the area. You might also stop by B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from San Diego Zoo, or Petco Park which is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

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