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1 room, 2 adults

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

2.5-star2.5 stars
1531 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Port of San Diego
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Amenities are not the best

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

from A$161
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (Study)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-in Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-in Shower)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (Drinks & Snacks)
  • Family Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown


  • In Little Italy
  • Port of San Diego - 8 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 8 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 12 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 17 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 18 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 24 min walk
  • Petco Park - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 7 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 16 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 34 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 24 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 8 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 2 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 9 min walk
  • Seaport Village Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 177 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property offers airport shuttle service 5 AM-10 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi (3-device limit) and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1300
  • Conference space size (meters) - 121
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 2001
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown’s small print

Also known as

  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown
  • San Diego Hampton Inn
  • Hampton Inn San Diego - Downtown Hotel San Diego
  • San Diego Hampton Inn
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Hampton Diego Downtown Diego
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown San Diego


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs USD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

  • Is there a pool at Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 30.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Jack in the Box (2-min walk), Harbor Breakfast (4-min walk), and Claim Jumper (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 760 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great Stay
Great stay at Hampton Inn with a great location near waterfront and Little Italy restaurants. No served breakfast was available due to COVID-19 but they did have small breakfast bags to offer as well as coffee in the lobby. Overall, the hotel lobby and guest rooms were very clean!!
Karen, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
As a disabled person carrying and displaying a placard I was very annoyed when I was charged a $30 parking fee. I understand parking fees will be charged, although according to DMV, these fees are waived as a courtesy for those with disabilities. Private establishment or not, it is a simple curtesy that can be made by the management of such places and I understand they have the right to honor this or not, in all my hotel stays I have not been charged when I asked if they would honor my disability placard. I find this rather unsettling and prefer to return to an establishment who treats their customers fairly without any discrimination whether it be a disability or other reason. Even though I had a comfortable stay & my room was clean, I will definitely not stay here again!
LORRAINE, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel with great location.
The hotel was most accommodating with our early arrival after disembarking a cruise and our late checkout due to red eye flight back to east coast. The breakfast offered was great. Great location.
Carolyn, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and clean
Danny, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good hotel
Clean and convenient location; sometimes a bit noisy because of railroad right next to the hotel. Breakfast was good.
Ganga, us6 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay. Within walking distance to famous attractions. Restaurants just a few blocks away. Awesome stay.
us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel near the water
I chose this place since it was relatively close to downtown and also the price was cheaper than some of the others, although it is not a budget hotel. It is good for the waterfront being only a block away, and is very convenient for USS Midway and boat tours and other nearby attractions. It also has a tram stop just behind it for easy public transport. My room had everything you might expect, and to my surprise seemed to come with complimentary snacks for Hilton Honors members. My windows pointed to one side of the building and the frequent level crossing and train and tram noises were obvious, but it wasn't super loud and I didn't mind. The included breakfast was nice, and the swimming, while small, was nice.
Andrew, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great to be near the harbor!
Basic well-run Hampton Inn with friendly and efficient service, clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was so-so (no cut-up fruit most of the time) but about what's to be expected. Location is excellent for access to the Embarcadero waterfront, Little Italy and the trolley -- but that last comes with a price, as the trolley and train line is directly in back of the hotel and has gotten much noisier over the years. Yet the trains run right thru the spine of San Diego and it's hard to get great location that's not next to or very near the tracks. But ask for a room on the harbor side where it's not quite as noisy.
Christopher, us7 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Great location and very helpful staff. Parking was easy, but $30/day
kevin, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hot Oatmeal-Yeah!
Really nice stay close to the airport for an early flight. Staff was super helpful and the breakfast when included hot oatmeal - yeah!!!
Catherine, us1 night trip

Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

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