If you are driving to your cruise, that means you need somewhere to park your car while you sail. The list of hotels below can help you save hundreds on your trip. Here’s how…
The cheapest cruise parking we’ve found in San Diego runs $11 per day. In other words, if you are sailing on a week-long trip, you’re going to pay nearly $80 for parking before you even set foot on the ship.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. San Diego is a tourist mecca, with an industry that caters to out-of-towners. That includes hotels.
And since the competition for your business is fierce, many hotels will go out of their way to offer perks to entice you to stay. The best one in our opinion? Free or discounted parking at the hotel during your cruise. With these hotels, stay a single night with them before your trip and they will let you park at the facility, and usually offer a shuttle to the cruise port.
Below, we’ve rounded up a list of hotels in the area that we’ve found to offer park and cruise packages. This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list, but a good starting point. If you want to stay at a different hotel, simply give them a call to see if they will allow you to park.
Keep in mind that if you aren’t planning to stay at a hotel, then it’s not worth simply staying at one just to save on parking. But if you plan to stay anyway, definitely look into a hotel with a parking package to save some serious money.
Rates below are from a recent search for a Saturday night stay. Expect them to vary based on your specific dates. Click each hotel’s name to read reviews on TripAdvisor.com.
Hotels with Cruise Parking
Holiday Inn Express Airport
Normal Rate: $141
Parking Package: $205
Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
Package includes free parking for up to 14 days and a free shuttle to the cruise terminal.
Comfort Inn San Diego at the Harbor
Normal Rate: $129
Parking Package: $129
Distance to Port: 3.8 miles
Get up to 7 days parking and a free shuttle to the cruise port. Breakfast included.
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Normal Rate: $179
Parking Package: $263 (7-day package)
Distance to Port: 0.1 miles
Offers different packages for up to 30 days of cruise parking and a shuttle to the cruise port. Located across the street from the terminal.
The Dana on Mission Bay
Normal Rate: $209
Parking Package: $239
Distance to Port: 6.7 miles
Get up to 10 day of free parking and round-trip transportation between the hotel and the cruise terminal.
Marina Inn San Diego
Normal Rate: $179
Parking Package: Call
Distance to Port: 0.6 miles
Includes parking for your trip. Located near Waterfront Park, just north of the cruise terminal in downtown San Diego.
Pacific Inn San Diego
Normal Rate: $154
Parking Package: $189
Distance to Port: 0.5 miles
Located a few blocks north of the port, the Pacific Inn offers free parking for your cruise. Call for details regarding number of nights if cruise is more than 7 nights.
Just because you don’t see a hotel here doesn’t mean it has no cruise parking package. If you find a particular hotel you are interested in staying at, ask what sort of offers they have for parking.
More on Cruising From San Diego
Getting to the Port of San Diego — Transportation options from airports and the San Diego area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
San Diego Cruise Parking — Parking for your cruise? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
San Diego Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.