We have narrowed our hotel search to 2 hotels, both Holiday Inns. We usually stay at Holiday Inn Expresses when we travel as we have found them to be reasonably priced, clean, nice breakfast, etc.
Our 2 choices are: 1) Holiday Inn Express Old Town; and 2) Holiday Inn San Diego On the Bay. Both look to be fairly decent places to spend 2 nights.
HI Old Town offers: 1) airport and cruise shuttles; 2) free breakfast buffet; 3) shuttle to SD Zoo (we are planning to visit there). Price is slightly less than HI On The Bay. Also is only 2 story hotel and maybe in a quieter area than the Bay area. Reviews seem better for this hotel also.
HI On The Bay offers free airport and zoo shuttles, does not offer free breakfast, high rise hotel on the bay and near the cruise port.
Price slightly higher than Old Port HI. Website says that pets are allowed. Not sure this is a good feature. Also the noise factor is reportedly higher because of the airport, train station, etc. This would be a huge factor for me as I am not a good sleeper when we travel.
This is where I need advice. Which would be the better option for us? We will be disembarking our cruise ship and heading towards our hotel, will leave our luggage and head for the zoo. Check in after we return from the zoo (will have pre-registered).
Is the Bay Hotel close enough from the port where we could walk to the hotel w/ our luggage? We are not renting a car so want to be in a walkable area to restaurants, etc.
Old Town looks to be further out so not sure this would be a good selection for us. Their website indicates restaurants nearby.
Thanks for your help.