Some schools provide an overnight stay in the dorms, but many do not. We have listed some hotels and motels convenient to metro area schools. Make your college visits productive and enjoyable as you and your family shop for the right school.
Greater San Diego Hotels and Motels
Doubletree Guest Suites Doheny Beach

The Doubletree Guest Suites is located on the beach in Dana Point. With 196 comfortable suites, your family will have all the space it needs to enjoy your college tour. Sitting in the heart of Orange County, this property is within an hour’s drive of LA, Anaheim and San Diego. So make life easier on yourself and make us your home base for all your Southern Californian campus visits.

DoubleTree Hotel San Diego, San Diego, CA
The award-winning DoubleTree Hotel San Diego is located in the heart of San Diego's Mission Valley District, just two miles from Qualcomm Stadium, and ten minutes from San Diego International Airport via complimentary shuttle.
The San Diego Light Rail Station is located adjacent to the DoubleTree main entrance at Hazard Center, offering direct access to nearby shopping, Old Town, downtown, and the convention center. Nearby attractions include local beaches, Sea World, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Legoland, and San Diego State University.
For reservations call: (619) 297-5466
The Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA
The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California is situated along 26 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. A national historic landmark, The Del is considered one of America's most beautiful resorts.
The Del features a fully staffed recreation department offering children's programs, sports and recreation, fitness classes, and seasonal activities. Sailing and boating are offered at the marina, and golf is available on the island. In addition, over 20 boutiques offer everything from jewelry and toys, to men's and women's clothing and accessories, as well as art and collectibles.
Recently rated one of the top 10 hotels in the world by USA today, it's easy to see why The Del has enchanted guests for more than a century.
For reservations call: (800) HOTEL-DEL
The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA
The elegance and ambience of a European chateau. The lobby, designed as a re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versaille, is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, French tapestries and Persian carpets.European elegance in the heart of downtown San Diego, facing the Horton Plaza Shopping Center, one block from the Gaslamp Quarter and across from the Civic Theater. Three miles from the San Diego International Airport, 223 deluxe, individually appointed guest rooms, 10 suites, 14 private meeting and dining rooms. Candlelight classical French dining in the 5-star award-winning Le Fontainebleau, casual dining in the Westgate Room.
For reservations call: (800) 221-3802
Comfort Inn at Old Town, San Diego,CA
The Comfort Inn Airport at Old Town is a Mediterranean inspired inn with a Southern California flair. Located in historical Old Town, we overlook San Diego Bay and Lindbergh Field. The award is presented annually to hotels that exceed the rigid quality assurance of Choice Hotels.
To qualify, a hotel must undergo a series of rigorous inspections that evaluate each operating department. Departments are rated according to criteria including staff knowledge, attitude and professionalism; training; safety and security; maintenance and energy conservation; and physical conditions.
Last year, Gold Hospitality Awards were presented to just 6 percent of the eligible hotels in the Choice Hotels system.
For reservations call: (619) 543-1130
Best Western-Seven Seas, San Diego, CA
The Best Western Seven Seas is centrally located on Hotel Circle in beautiful Mission Valley. Guests are ideally situated to visit many of San Diego's major attractions, including Sea WorldÆ, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town and several beach and marina areas. We are within a short walk of excellent shopping. The Best Western Seven Seas offers a comfortable and friendly resort atmosphere with an array of deluxe amenities. Come stay with us on your next visit to San Diego.
For reservations call: (800) 328-1618