Best Rooms: San Diego Downtown Lodge offers a view of the garden from rooms facing 11th Ave. and the tall buildings on the opposite side. There rooms are comparatively quieter.
Best Rooms: Be sure to request a room on floors 4 - 14 with a view of the bay for a great view.
3 star hotel
1.78 mi from San Diego Zoo
Best Rooms: Rooms facing F St. on floors 3 - 4 are the best bet for a view of the city.
Best Rooms: Situated across G St., the hotel offers no great views since it's surrounded by the buildings.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Mission Valley East
1.90 mi from San Diego Zoo
Best Rooms: Although the hotel is surrounded by the parking lot, rooms in the main building facing west offer a nice view of the trees.
Best Rooms: The hotel offers both Bay View and Skyline View rooms, but the Bay View rooms are preferred; these rooms all overlook the harbor, from floors 8 - 14.