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Hillcrest - San Diego, CA, United States
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Hillcrest. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Hillcrest:£133/night
Cheapest price found:£55/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Friday
£55 - £183
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£55 - £195
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Hillcrest

Renowned for its welcoming atmosphere, Hillcrest is a lively neighbourhood and the centre of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ scene. It’s home to buzzing cafes, ethnically diverse restaurants and bars, as well as an eclectic mix of boutique shops and independent cinemas.

Wander down the main thoroughfare, University Avenue, which is clustered with global eateries, wine bars and homewares stores, then visit the world’s first openly gay brewery at the Hillcrest Brewing Company. Browse the vintage clothing boutiques and second-hand bookstores on Fifth Avenue or shop for fresh produce and flowers at the weekly Hillcrest Farmers Market.

Coincide your visit with the annual Pride parade that begins beneath the towering rainbow flag in the east of Hillcrest and ends with a two-day festival in nearby Balboa Park. The neighbourhood is also home to Harvey Milk Street, which is named after the influential gay rights activist and where the San Diego LGBTQ+ Community Center resides.

Getting there

Hillcrest is a 10-minute walk from the centre of San Diego and is well serviced by public buses. The neighbourhood can easily be explored on foot and is around 10 minutes’ drive from San Diego International Airport.

Facts about staying in Hillcrest, San Diego

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  • What are the best hotels in Hillcrest?

    Abpopa Hillcrest, rated with a score of 7.5 from 139 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Hillcrest. Other top stays include Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, with an average rating of 8.7 from 87 reviewers, and The San Diego Studio - Free Parking, with a score of 9.2 from 17 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near La Jolla Shores?

    Reviews of La Valencia Hotel recommend it as a good place to stay near La Jolla Shores, scoring 7.8/10 from 195 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in Hillcrest near Gaslamp Quarter?

    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is the hotel close to Gaslamp Quarter that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 3,224 reviews rating it at 8.6/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Mission Beach?

    If you’re visiting Mission Beach then the nearby Paradise Point Resort & Spa is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (1,260 reviews scoring it at an average 8.1/10).

  • How much do hotels in Hillcrest cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around £118/night is normal for a hotel in Hillcrest.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Hillcrest?

    Over the last 3 days, Hillcrest hotels have been found for as cheap as £101/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Hillcrest?

    If your travel plans to Hillcrest are flexible, we recommend visiting at least one of the following most popular landmarks: La Jolla Shores, Gaslamp Quarter, or Mission Beach. San Diego is the city you should stay in if you want to visit La Jolla Shores. Staying in San Diego is preferred if you want to visit Gaslamp Quarter. To visit Mission Beach, it’s most convenient if you stay in San Diego.

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