Book Online Book Online

For Rates & Reservations: 1.800.571.2933

4 Unconventional V-Day Dates in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on February 8, 2016

If you’re not the average couple, why settle for anything less than an extraordinary, off-the-beaten track kind of Valentine’s Day? Couples staying at one of the downtown San Diego hotels like the Marina Inn are in luck, as there are a variety of unusual and fun ways to spend the day of love doing those unconventional things that no one else is doing. Take a look at these four great ideas! 1. Laser Tag How cute would it be to spend the day with your sweetheart enjoying a rousing game of laser tag? You had better believe that no one else is doing it this Valentine’s Day! If you and the significant other are kids …

View Full Article

Coronado Brewing Co. Gaining International Popularity

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on February 1, 2016

San Diego is known for its exciting offerings of exceptional things to do. Today, one of its must-see destinations for tourists and locals alike is the Coronado Brewing Company. This beer distillery has gained the reputation of being a fun place to go where one can not only sample award-winning beers, but also enjoy delicious food. When tourists stay at one of the downtown San Diego hotels like the Marina Inn, they’ll be just minutes from this now world-popular brewing company. When guests visit the Coronado Brewing Company, they will notice it has a warm wooden décor and is both kid and dog friendly. As you walk in, you can see the active brewing equipment producing …

View Full Article

4 Reasons Tourists Love Coronado Island

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on January 25, 2016

The scenic and affluent town of Coronado Island is located in the San Diego-Carlsbad metropolitan area. The “Crown City” was incorporated in 1890 as a resort city after the Hotel del Coronado was built two years earlier. The island city of nearly 25,000 residents boasts some of the best tourist attractions and events in the world, which give visitors reasons for return trips. When you stay at one of the hotels in downtown San Diego like the Marina Inn & Suites, you’ll have four valid reasons to visit and fall in love with Coronado Island. 1. Hotel del Coronado The luxury beachside resort was built in 1888 as has been designated as a state and national historic …

View Full Article

Prepare the Beads! Mardi Gras Is Returning to the Gaslamp Quarter in February

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on January 18, 2016

When you stay at the Marina Inn San Diego this February, you won’t be far from one of the most exhilarating events in the city. Every year, the historic Gaslamp Quarter hosts one of the leading Mardi Gras celebrations in the world. The popular event consists of live music, a huge parade, extraordinary performances, and over 40,000 attendees. The streets of Gaslamp Quarter will be blocked off to make way for one of the most amazing block parties you will ever witness. The 2016 celebration promises to be bigger and better than ever, offering San Diego tourists a spectacular and memorable experience. Multiple stages will fill the streets, with each one offering a amazing forms …

View Full Article

San Diego Spotlight: January Performances at the House of Blues Downtown

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on January 11, 2016

Music is the heart of San Diego’s thriving arts community, and the House of Blues has become a hub of activity for musicians, locals, and tourists since its debut in 2005. From gospel and blues to every genre of rock, this eatery and music venue offers something for everyone this January. When you stay at the nearby San Diego Marina Inn & Suites, you too can enjoy these upcoming performances. Reel Big Fish January 13th at 7pm $35 for Reserved Balcony Seating $20 for General Admission This California ska-punk band brings their lively set to the House of Blues for one night only. Only original member Aaron Barrett remains for the lineup that produced their …

View Full Article

Wild Deed Clouds Ownership of Petco Park

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on January 4, 2016

A creative but misguided man who filed a deed of ownership for Petco Park attempted a $539 million dollar free roll back in 2013. Bureaucratic protocol had to be honored by the San Diego County Recorder’s Office for the properly filled out form, which is now causing problems for the city of San Diego and the Padres baseball team. Stay close to the action and keep up to date on this story’s development when you stay at a popular downtown hotel, theSan Diego Marina Inn. Derris Devon McQuaig, a local San Diegan whoconducted hours of research, took advantage of a loophole at the San Diego County Recorder’s Office to transfer the title of the baseball …

View Full Article

Exciting San Diego Parties on New Year’s Eve

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on December 28, 2015

San Diego will come alive in anticipation of the New Year, especially for visitors staying at one of the San Diego Convention Center hotels. With celebrations scattered all throughout the city, it won’t be difficult finding the optimal choice for a fabulous and festive party. Fortunately, we’ve comprised a list of some of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties in town. Check them out below! The US Grant San Diego New Years Eve 2016 Party at this 4th Annual Bivouac New Year’s Eve celebration and enjoy the ultimate nightclub experience that welcomes you to escape into an elegant bohemian setting. The glamorous event will include delicious food and creative cocktails to enhance your festive evening …

View Full Article

San Diego Events to Look Forward to in January

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on December 21, 2015

When you visit our lovely city this January, you may wonder what San Diego has in store for you. After the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, San Diego will usher in a whole new schedule of thrilling events for tourists to enjoy. If you’re fortunate enough to stay at one of the Little Italy hotels during your trip, be sure to check out the following events taking place nearby. New Year’s Day Brunch Cruise January 1st Enjoy brunch on the water to kick off the New Year on the Hornblower cruise from 11:30pm until 2pm. Patrons can indulge in a full brunch buffet complete with bubbling champagne and sparkling cider. A decadent dessert …

View Full Article

Thoughtful Christmas Gifts from Downtown San Diego

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on December 14, 2015

Christmas shopping can be challenging if you’re on vacation in San Diego, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re staying in one of the cheap hotels in Little Italy, you can easily cross off people on your gift list. Here are some nearby downtown shops and gift ideas to consider on your San Diego vacation. San Diego Trolley Tote For the person who loves to read in your life, the San Diego Trolley tote is a staple to have as it makes a convenient bag that can be used to carry books. The tote has a vintage illustration of a trolley on it that represents the beauty and significance of the downtown area. The …

View Full Article

The End of SeaWorld’s Orca Show

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on December 7, 2015

If you plan to stay at one of the cheap hotels in downtown San Diego, CA in 2016, this will be your last chance to see the orcas perform at SeaWorld. After several years of live orca performances at SeaWorld San Diego, the aquatic park has decided to end the killer whale show. This step comes after the documentary Blackfish was released in 2013, which focused on the inhumane treatment of the animals and the death of an Orlando trainer. Traditionally, the orca show has included dives, flips, and tricks from the killer whales while in the water. The show will now be replaced with an orca experience that will welcome park guests to see the …

View Full Article