Centrally located Mission Valley is a narrow corridor running along both sides of Interstate 8 between Interstates 15 and 5. It is named after Mission San Diego de Alcalá – the first Spanish settlement in San Diego. In East Mission Valley visitors will find the original mission, San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium, SDSU, and several shopping malls. Tourists flock to West Mission Valley for the high concentration of independent and franchise great value hotels on Hotel Circle. Historic Presidio Park and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are on the western edge of the neighborhood. The San Diego Trolley Green Line connects at Fashion Valley Transit Center at the upscale Fashion Valley Mall. This family-friendly neighborhood provides a convenient home base to explore all of San Diego.
Mission Valley’s Hotel Circle is home to a cluster of independent great value hotels like King’s Inn and Hotel Iris and franchise hotels such as the DoubleTree Hotel Circle. These hotels offer amenities such as pools, hot tubs, and restaurants. They also provide perks like complimentary breakfast, kids’ menus, and kids stay free programs. Business travelers will enjoy upscale franchise hotels in the neighborhood such as the San Diego Marriott with large and multi- faceted event spaces and excellently equipped business centers. The Handlery Hotel is the neighborhood’s iconic luxury family resort hotel with two restaurants, outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, and an onsite ATM, among other comforts.
Who Should Stay Here
Families traveling to San Diego often prefer family-oriented Mission Valley, because of its proximity to all major attractions and affordability. Two trendy shopping areas are Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall on either side of Highway 163 near Hotel Circle. Both have multiplex cinemas. Dave & Buster’s is a favorite family-fun eatery in the neighborhood that combines arcade games with a restaurant. Hotel Circle accommodations are minutes from major San Diego attractions like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and Mission Beach.
Adult business and leisure travelers will appreciate the proximity of Mission Valley hotels to River Walk Golf Course where they can golf while negotiating a deal, or simply play a relaxing round under the San Diego sun. Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages is located at Interstate 15 and Aero Drive. Visitors can get a club fitting prior to your next tee time, or get in some practice time on the putting greens and driving range. They also offer golf lessons. Those who prefer baseball can work it out in the onsite batting cages. For fresh air, exercise, and spectacular views, Mission Trails Regional Park is minutes from Hotel Circle North where visitors will find great hiking and biking.