For anyone visiting San Diego, the first question is simple: Do you want to stay downtown near the stadium or in a vacation rental near the beach? There are definitely pros to both, and cons to neither. It's a great benefit to be able to walk to the baseball game and everything nearby. But it's also a tragedy to come all the way to San Diego and stop just a few miles short of the beach.
When looking for hotel rooms near Petco Park, you aren't going to do much better than the Omni Hotel. Its beautiful, tall, and luxuriously appointed and it's right next to Petco Park. The rooms are large and modern and it is a favorite of travelers to San Diego, baseball fans or not. How close is the Omni? Well you could definitely call it walking distance... the 511-unit hotel has its own entrance to the ballpark—it's attached to the stadium, connected by a suspension sky bridge. San Diego Padres owner John Moores is one of the hotel owners.
No one will think you're cheap for choosing the most inexpensive accommodations. Baseball games cost a lot of money. Staying at an affordable hotel will free your budget to be spent where it matters... on $7 sodas at the ballpark!
Updated 2023. We hope you enjoy your stay in sunny San Diego. Go Padres! Note: The hotel links in this guide may be affiliate links. Booking a reservation will help support our site at no additional charge to you. Booking.com pays its partners a small advertising commission which helps offset our operating costs.