San Diego is a lovely and one of the biggest cities of California USA. With roots dating back to the 18th century, its California’s first city. This laid back city boasts a mild climate, great beaches, fascinating shops and art galleries.
A large number of reasonable priced hotels and inexpensive motels are located within close distance of both terminals, B Street and Broadway Pier, in downtown San Diego. Many of them offer a free shuttle service to the terminal. Book today for the best deals and availability.
Hotel Stay near Cruise Terminal of San Diego California
Ships tie up at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal or Broadway Pier, right in the heart of downtown San Diego.
Address ; 1140 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.
Where to Stay ? You’ll find a wide variety of San Diego hotels to choose from, including luxury resorts and cheap motels. Stay right in downtown close to the cruise terminal, in a hotel near the airport or in a fine beachfront resort. Many properties are within walking distance, or offer a free shuttle.
Many downtown hotels are only a short cab ride away from the port. The Bay Front where the USS Midway, Maritime Museum, and Seaport Village are is within easy reach. Popular neighborhouds are the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy.
One of the closest hotels is Wyndham San Diego Bayside, located directly across the cruise facility. If you get a bay view room, you can watch your ship arrive in the early morning. On Pacific Highway, which is one block behind the cruise terminal, there are both reasonably priced Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites.
Many more properties are located a few blocks from the pier. Looking for a place to stay near the beach ? Check deals for Coronado, Pacific or Mission Beach and La Jolla. Coronado Island is home to famous Hotel del Coronado, located on California’s Pacific coastline. You can get to downtown San Diego by water taxi.
When having a car, you can consider a stay in Mission Valley. Properties in this area are less expensive. Many cheap places to stay are also located close to San Diego international airport. A lot of accommodations provide a free shuttle service transport to/from SAN international airport. Properties in this area are very budget friendly. Many offer also free car parking, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Zoo are within 10-15 minutes’ drive.
Santa Fe Train Station — The rail station is a short distance from the cruise terminal, so you may walk or take a taxi service to the terminal. Port for Cruise Ships — currently sailing from the San Diego port are ocean liners from Holland America Line (ms Statendam and Veendam), Royal Caribbean RCL, Celebrity Cruises, and Crystal Cruises. Other lines that visit San Diego include Princess, Carnival, Norwegian, Regent Seven Seas, Hapag-Lloyd Line, and The World of ResidenSea.
Pre and Post Cruise Overnight Accommodation with free Shuttle
Many San Diego hotels offer complimentary parking as well as a free roundtrip shuttle transportation to the cruise port and airport.
Gaslamp Quarter – Coronado Island
In San Diego’s port visit the USS Midway, a retired naval aircraft carrier that has been converted into a museum. You are able to explore this huge vessel and numerous decks including the flight deck.
A must do if you love nautical history is The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to the Star of India, the oldest sailing ship still operating. Head to San Diego’s beautiful harbor for a nice stroll or visit Seaport Village along the Embarcadero with its cute little and coll shops.
The historic heart of old San Diego is the Gaslamp Quarter. Here you can find many old colonial buildings, great shops and the finest restaurants. It’s a very lively and busy area at all times.
On nearby Coronado Island, across San Diego Bay from downtown, you have the opportunity to explore the historic Victorian mansions or spend a lazy day relaxing on a white sandy beach. The most recognisable landmark is the Hotel del Coronado. This wooden beach resort is now a National Historical Landmark. Take a tour to learn all about the ghosts who reside there.
Another lovely day out for the entire family is fantastic SeaWorld, home to killer whales, seals, dolphins and other marine wildlife. Head to La Jolla Cove to see these beautiful animals in their natural habit. The views and sea life are amazing.
A great relaxing way to end of your day is taking an evening cruise. Watch a gorgeous sunset, see the skyline, boats in the harbor, the sea lions and sights of the bay. Coronado Island — the island can be reached by car by driving over the bridge (free), driving south on the 5 Freeway and turning right on Palm Avenue or by taking the ferry. The drive takes you up the Silver Strand, a highway with the bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Coronado offers some of the best beaches in the USA, with wide stretches of soft white sand and a safe, friendly ambiance.
San Diego Zoo — The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park is one of the world’s largest and best zoos.
Nearest airports – SAN International
San Diego Intercontinental Airport (SAN) — SAN airport is approximately ten minutes or 3 miles northwest from the B Street and Broadway Pier terminals.
Several budget friendly hotels offer a free complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.
Parking — safe and secure short and long term car parkings are located just across the street or a short distance away from the port.
A complimentary shuttle service will bring cruise passengers to the embarkation terminal.