From its convenient setting just off Interstate 5, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel offers the ideal gateway to San Diego’s attractions, beaches, recreation and more. Our hotel is located close to downtown San Diego, in addition to tons of local San Diego area attractions like the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND California and SeaWorld.
Our friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff are at your service to recommend fun things to do in and around the San Diego area. Our complimentary shuttle will take you to and from the Red Trolley, which provides service throughout downtown and to key locations like the Santa Fe Depot, the San Diego Convention Center, Old Town and Mission Valley.
With the BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel’s prime location, planning an exciting day in San Diego is a piece of cake! Enjoy breakfast at Goodies Bar & Grill and spend your afternoon wandering through Little Italy then enjoy the nightlife of the Gaslamp district!
Check out some of our top nearby attractions and activities below:
No trip to San Diego is complete without visiting the popular San Diego Zoo. Explore some of your favourite zoo animals, Visit the 4D theatre, and enjoy dinner & shopping.
Experience your own safari adventure at the San Diego Zoo.
At SeaWorld® San Diego, you’ll connect with the sea and go on exhilarating rides and amazing adventures. Be inspired by our biggest star, Shamu®, in the One Ocean® show or laugh at the comical antics of Clyde and Seamore’s sea lion and otter show. You can even get up-close and personal with dolphins, beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and more. Enjoy fascinating aquariums and exotic birds from around the world.
Considered one of the best parks in the world, 1200-acre Balboa Park is the largest urban park in the United States. In addition to lush lawns and gardens, you’ll find over a dozen museums, several performing arts venues and the San Diego Zoo.
The place where the city of San Diego actually began, Old Town State Historic Park provides a wonderful link to its fascinating past. In addition to five original adobe buildings showing what life was like during San Diego’s Mexican and early American periods, there are museums, unique retail shops and several restaurants.
The home stadium of baseball’s San Diego Padres, PETCO Park combines the best sight lines in baseball with stunning views of San Diego and state-of-the-art amenities.
Cross the bay to the Coronado Ferry Landing, where you’ll find a lively waterfront marketplace with over 25 shops and restaurants, along with the stunning Hotel del Coronado, whose iconic architecture inspired the design for The Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City.
Want to see San Diego from the deck of your very own private yacht? Hornblower offers dinner cruises, harbor cruises, whale watching tours, and birthday party and wedding cruises.
The San Diego Maritime Museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship, the Star of India. The collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours.
When the sun is out and it's time to play, there’s no place like Sea Port Village. You’ll find endless entertainment, attractions, shopping and dining – all with marvelous views of San Diego Harbor.
The “Historic Heart of San Diego” is a 16-square-block jumble of Victorian architecture, sleek skyscrapers, art galleries, concert halls and museums. If you happen to get hungry, the Gaslamp Quarter hosts over 100 of the city’s best restaurants, meaning there’s something for every taste.
This charming neighborhood was originally settled by Italian immigrants who came to work the tuna fishing boats and brought their vibrant spirit and culture with them. Today, Little Italy is teeming with charming cafés, restaurants, pubs, boutiques and the scenic Amici Park.
The longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Midway showcases than 60 naval exhibits and a collection of 29 restored aircraft.
Experience one of Southern California’s finest golf courses when you play Salt Creek Golf Club. Awarded ‘Best Places to Play’ by Golf Digest and voted ‘Best Value Golf Course’ in San Diego, Salt Creek is located in South San Diego County, just minutes East of the South Bay Expressway.
East Lake Golf Club is a private golf club located approximately 5 miles east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1904, East Lake is the oldest golf course in the city of Atlanta.
Balboa Park Golf Course is a challenging par 72, where Sam Snead holds the course record, and a nine-hole executive course.
It features stellar views of downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean. The oldest public golf facility in San Diego, Balboa Park Golf Course also offers a driving range, Pro Shop, coffee shop, halfway house and practice putting greens.
The Coronado Municipal Golf Course, opened in 1957, is rated as one of the best public golf courses in the nation. For public golf in San Diego, Coronado is the best choice. We are located just minutes from downtown San Diego.
San Diego Country Club has been a distinctive part of San Diego’s golf history for more than a century.They are the oldest country club in San Diego and the only private course in southern San Diego County, an easy 15-minute drive from downtown, Coronado, East Lake, or National City.
Discover where stars are made at the ARCO Olympic Training Center, just 14.7 miles and a 17 minute dirve away from BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel!
Enjoy the Las Americas Outlet Stores during your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel. Popular brands and amazing deals are just a 12-minute drive away!
Looking to shop and dine? Located just a 6 minute drive away, Plaza Bonita Westfield is the perfect place to visit during your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel.