All kinds of people are going to go to Snapdragon Stadium for all kinds of reasons: different sports, different leagues, concerts, events. Some will be on vacation, some on business. Some will be seeking family amenities, others will be repelled by those same amenities. Some will want a loud, late night party atmosphere. Others will curse their noise and enact vengeance upon them the following dawn. Some require luxury, others budget and value. The point is: who cares? Who cares about those people. You are looking for a hotel room for you. One hotel. One room. So lets cut through the noise and find you that place to stay.

There are plans to build a 400-room hotel right in the developing area, known as the “Innovation District.” It would also provide additional meeting and conference space. Probably too far on the horizon for your purposes today. Until then, you’ll have to at least cross a few streets. 

Closest Hotels:

  • San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
  • Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel

SDSU Recommendations

  • Best Western Hotel – 6474 El Cajon Boulevard
  • Howard Johnson University Inn – 6440 El Cajon Boulevard
  • Travel Time Motel – 5447 El Cajon Boulevard

Luxury Hotels in Mission Valley

The luxury hotels are not located in Mission Valley (no offense to the many fine hotels in Mission Valley). Head west to the beach, north to the fancy neighborhoods, or downtown. Go stay at one of those places, enjoy the best land in San Diego, and just take an Uber to the stadium. Or a limo, right? Let’s be serious: “proximity to a stadium” is not a tag you often find in luxury hotel marketing. Go sleep by the ocean.

Family-Friendly Hotels:

  • Town and Country Resort
  • Kings Inn San Diego

Pet-Friendly Hotels:

  • Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel – 1433 Camino del Rio S
  • Best Western Hotel – 6474 El Cajon Boulevard

Unique Stays:

For those seeking unique experiences, consider these options:

  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows: A historic hotel renovated with a retro-chic vibe, offering a pool and a vibrant atmosphere. Hands down, the hottest hotel in San Diego right now.
  • The Pearl Hotel: A boutique hotel with a mid-century modern design, known for its outdoor movie screenings and stylish accommodations.

Finding the perfect hotel near Snapdragon Stadium depends on your preferences and priorities. Whether you’re looking for luxury, affordability, family-friendliness, or unique experiences, San Diego has a variety of hotels to choose from. Consider the type of stay you desire, the amenities you need, and the location that suits you best to make the most of your time near the stadium.

Tips & Advice

  • If you are not “walking distance” and planning to walk, there is no incentive to be “somewhat close.” There is not much to do in Mission Valley and all the traffic from the stadium will be right there. You may want to consider staying closer to the beach or downtown.
  • On the upside, Mission Valley is very central. So if your stay includes exploring multiple San Diego destinations, being near the stadium or on the other side of the highway in Hotel Circle (especially for families) might be the smartest thing.
  • If you are not staying right there, veer West and/or South. (No offense to the many great readers who call East and North home.)

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