I am doing my head in trying to choose. We are comning in from Anaheim on Friday 14th. We don't really want to have to hire a car during our stay, but will if it is needed. We jsut want to explore Balboa park, maybe the Zoo and Coronado. Is it best to stay in the downtown/ gaslamp area? Our kids are 7 and 9 so we don't mind catching the trolley or walking. We don't really need nightlife with the kids.
I have looked at Omni Hotel. Not sure I want to be in a massive Hilton with the kids, but the bayfront hotels do look nice. Happy to pay around $250.