I’m going to California for the first time to visit my b/f over fall break. He’s stationed at the base in Coronado. I’m trying to figure out if I should stay on Coronado island, or somewhere nearby, but I’m not sure about a rental car. There don’t seem to be as many quality, affordable places in Coronado as there are in San Diego, and surrounding areas. I’m open to suggestions from anyone who is familiar with the area.
Coronado is very expensive and getting around San Diego without a car is difficult. Getting to Coronado by bus will take hours. You really need a car in So Cal.
Your best bet might be the Holiday Inn on the harbor in downtown San Diego. They have decent room rates and Coronado is right across the harbor.
There is water taxi on the harbor that takes you to Coronado. You can walk to it from the hotel.
The other place with dozens of nice budget hotels is Hotel Circle. It’s near the trolley line and you can catch it to go downtown.
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