4 star hotel
Area: Mission Valley East
0.66 mi from Mission Valley Mall
Best Rooms: Rooms on floors 10 - 11 (particularly the the odd-numbered rooms) have the best views of the surrounding neighborhood. Those floors are also the Executive levels, and all rooms have king beds.
Best Rooms: All rooms have a nice view of the surrounding trees; however, room numbers ending in *27 - *36 on floor 2 (e.g. 227, 230, 233) offer a beautiful view of the pool.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Mission Valley West
2.45 mi from Mission Valley Mall
Best Rooms: Request a room overlooking the pool on floors 2 - 4 for the best view.
3 star hotel
Area: Old Town
2.99 mi from Mission Valley Mall
Best Rooms: There isn't much in the way of views, except the pool view, which can be seen from rooms on floors 1 - 2.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Pacific Hwy. on floor 2 offer a good view of the harbor.
2 star hotel
3.49 mi from Mission Valley Mall
Best Rooms: There isn't too much in the way of views, as the hotel is surrounded by buildings, but rooms facing 8th Ave. on floor 4 are your best bet for views of the city.
3.5 star hotel
3.57 mi from Mission Valley Mall
Best Rooms: The hotel is located in the middle of downtown, and you'll get city views from rooms facing north. Among these, corner rooms are the best because you'll get a more panoramic view (these tend to be the quietest rooms as well).