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Although small, San Diego’s Little Italy is rich in culture and history.  The waterfront district began as a small fishing neighborhood in the early 1900’s that experienced a heavy migration of Italian fishing families.  Before long, the district was bustling with Italian immigrants who brought over family customs and traditions.  Today, visitors can enjoy Little Italy’s authentic atmosphere through its European architecture, shops and restaurants.  If you are looking to experience a bit of Italy during your visit in San Diego, we are one of the top hotels near Little Italy.  The Marina Inn is within a few blocks of the quaint district and provides guests with affordable and comfortable downtown accommodations.

Experience Authentic Italian Culture in San Diego’s Little Italy

Although Little Italy has been renewed and renovated since the early 1900’s, the area continues to produce a distinct Italian aura.  The area mirrors the well known and popular New York City Soho neighborhood and has become a scenic urban district.   In addition to beautiful European style architecture, this seaside city is filled with Italian restaurants offering traditional and modern Italian cuisine, unique Italian shops and stores, one of a kind boutiques and Italian inspired art galleries.

The lively neighborhood also hosts a variety of year round events on the city’s main avenue, India Street.  On the weekend, the popular “Mercato” on Saturday is a farmers market highlighting fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and handmade arts and crafts.  Visitors may also be lucky enough to catch one of the many festivals, carnivals and street fairs.  These celebrations occur throughout the year and feature food, drink, dancing, and entertainment honoring the area’s culture.

Little Italy provides a lively atmosphere with unrivaled authentic Italian cuisine, shops and festivities.  For hotels near Little Italy, the Marina Inn provides guests with a convenient location within walking distance of the district.  Our affordable hotel is also located near other historic San Diego neighborhoods such as the Gaslamp District and Old Town and is also in close proximity to the zoo and Sea World.  Use our online reservation form or call us at 1-800-571-2933 to book a room today.

Advance Booking

14 Days - 12% Off

7 Days - 10% Off

3 Days - 8% Off

Zoo & Seaworld Discount

15% OFF

With any purchase of
Zoo or Seaworld tickets

Weekday Discount

10% OFF

Stay any day
Sunday - Thursday

Other Discounts

10% OFF

AAA, Military, AARP
Other Package

Marina Inn San Diego Pet Friendly Hotel Marina Inn San Diego Hotel Accepts AAA Members

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