2013 AP* by the Sea Summer Institutes Hotel/USD Campus Apartment Options:
Complimentary USD Shuttle Monday through Friday – just a short walk from the Old Town hotels to the Old Town Transit Center. Some hotels MAY offer shuttle service to USD IF it does not conflict with airport shuttles.
USD provides free shuttle service to and from the Old Town Transit Center, convenient to OLD TOWN hotels (Old Town Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites Old Town, Old Town Courtyard by Marriott, BW Hacienda Hotel Old Town, and La Quinta Inn OT). Please book an Old Town Hotel if you require a shuttle. Shuttles run Monday through Friday; NOT on the weekends.
Old Town—>USD: Approx. times as they loop
USD Fountain (West End)—>Old Town
The USD shuttle stop is on the EAST side of the trolley/train tracks, closest to Old Town State part, NOT the side of the parking lot where there is a shuttle sign.
There is NO sign to indicate the stop, but look for a white van with a blue stripe where the taxis pick up passengers, marked by a white curb. DO NOT confuse the USD van with the UCSD van.
Campus Apartments/Hahn/Manchester shuttle info:
loops in morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday. Alcala Vista pick up is on west side of building. NOT ALWAYS RELIABLE IN THE SUMMER.
FULL FOR 2013: Please select a hotel below
Participant rating: 3.2
The USD Alcala Vista Apartments are two bedroom/two bathroom suites with living room and kitchen and no air-conditioning. Each participant has a private bedroom and a private bathroom, sharing the central living room and kitchen with one other (same-sex) participant. The apartments are located on campus .7 miles from the Manchester Conference Center, a pleasant stroll. Shuttle service is USUALLY AVAILABLE, see “Shuttle Information” above. The 2013 cost is $460 for four nights with recreational privileges, daily breakfasts, (lunches), and Sunday dinner. Visit our USD FAQ for more information about the campus housing. You must be able to register on Sunday before 9PM. Spouses and family members cannot stay in dorms with attendees.
Note: Other groups, including students, may share the facility and may sometimes be “high spirited.” We cannot refund dorm payments. If you have any misgivings, please consider the hotel option.
2013 Nearby San Diego Hotels
We highly recommend the hotel option. Should you decide to seek off-campus accommodations, we have several Old Town, San Diego Harbor/Downtown, Mission Valley, and Mission Bay hotels with special rates—all just 5-10 minutes from USD. See Map
- Please request AP by the Sea at USD group rates when making reservations.
- Rates are guaranteed up to 30 days before each institute.
- Rates on Internet discount travel sites are often comparable and sometimes lower. Use tripadvisor.com to compare rates.
Old Town: (Remember to compare rates on net)
Participant Rating: 3.5
Old Town, 4041 Harney Street, $145/nt, single or double, optional underground parking, $12/day, free parking nearby. Highly rated by participants, hillside setting, Santa Fe style suites which include microwave, refrigerators, VCR/cable, complimentary airport shuttle, social hour, pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant. Highly rated. 619 298-4707
Participant Rating: 3.5 (Newly remodeled in 2012)
2435 Jefferson St, $144/nt June 23-27 and $159/nt July 7-11, and July 28-August 1, single or double, $15/day parking, though limited street parking available, free internet, free airport shuttle service, within walking distance to over 45 restaurants, shops, and museums, pool and jacuzzi, fitness center, on-site bistro, 32” flat screen tv, mini-fridge, mention AP by the Sea, Highly rated. Please call 800 321-2211 and ask for AP by the Sea discounted rate (along with the preferred set of dates.)
Session 1: (1 KING) (2 QUEENS)
Session 2: SOLD OUT
Session 3: SOLD OUT
Participant rating: 3.4. (Newly remodeled in January 2012)
3900 Old Town Avenue, $144/nt June 23-27 and $159/nt July 7-11 and July 28-August 1, single or double, $15/day parking, though limited street parking available; this 125-room property boasts comfortably appointed guest rooms that include microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary hi-speed wired and wireless internet. They also serve a tasty complimentary daily breakfast and offer complimentary shuttle service. Walking distance to over 45 exciting shops, museums, live entertainment, and dining. Convenient location is just off the Old Town exit from Interstate 5, and just minutes from San Diego Bay, Downtown San Diego, Seaport Village, Little Italy, and San Diego International Airport, a short walk to the trolley. Please call 800 321-2211 and ask for the AP by the Sea discounted rate (along with the preferred set of dates.)
Session 1: (1 KING)
Session 2: (1 KING)
Session 3: (1 KING)
Participant Rating: 3.4
4444 Pacific Highway
June: $74/nt, economy queen or double-double rooms; $94/nt, deluxe queen/queen (1-2 people)
July and August: $84, economy queen or double-double;
$119/nt, deluxe queen/queen (1-2 people)
Located only 1.5 miles from USD, 4 miles from airport and downtown (about $15 taxi ride), walking distance to Historic Old Town, and conveniently located across from Old Town trolley and transit center. Hotel offers guests a complementary continental breakfast, free wireless internet, heated outdoor pool, free parking, BBQ, DVD players in every room and free movies. Mention AP by the Sea for special rates. Excellent Value. Please call Front Desk for special rates on other room types, visit website for info on additional room types, www.oldtown-inn.com. Visit us on TripAdvisor. PHONE: 800 643-3025 or contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town (formerly Comfort Inn)
Participant Rating: 3.1
1955 San Diego Ave., June: $120/nt, July-August: 135/nt. Located within 1 mile walking distance of Old Town, 37 restaurants and Old Town Trolley Tours. We are just 3 miles from downtown, Lindbergh Field Airport, San Diego Convention Center, PetCo Park, GasLamp Quarter, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, and Seaworld. Full service amenities including a free hot breakfast buffet with bacon, pancakes, eggs, cinnamon buns and much more. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless and wired internet, 42¹¹ TV with Monitors, 24 hour deli, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, and business center. Free hotel shuttle to USD SHUTTLE, 866 844-1484, 619 543-1130
Participant Rating: 3.0
2380 Moore Street, $139/nt June, $149/nt July, August. Parking: $10/nt, though limited street parking available. Spanish style and charming atmosphere with unsurpassed service and modern comforts including all guest rooms with micro/ fridges, free high speed wireless, and complimentary breakfast buffet, daily newspaper. Within walking distance to the Trolley line, complimentary Airport Shuttle, pool, whirlpool, and newly renovated rooms. Hotel sells out fast in summer, mention AP By The Sea. Book now @ 619 291-9100
Downtown/San Diego Bay: (compare net rates)
555 W Ash St San Diego, CA 92101
June 23-27 $119.00 + Tax per night, 1-2 people
NOT AVAILABLE JULY 7-11
July 28 to August 01 $139.00 + Tax per night 1-2 people
Bayside Inn is ideally located in downtown, 3 blocks from the SD Bay, Trolley Station to Old Town, and at the entrance of Little Italy. All of our rooms are modern and spacious with private balconies. All rooms have refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & board, big screen TV, Free WIFI, courtesy shuttle to and from the SD Airport.
Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet is served daily at our restaurant Bayside Bar & Grill.
Limited availability, cut off dates May 23 and June 28. For Reservation please call 1-800-341-1818 or 619-233-7500.
Participant Rating: 3.3
1531 Pacific Highway, $149/nt, parking $14/nt; NOT AVAILABLE JULY 9-12. This 177 room hotel has breathtaking views of the harbor and is located minutes from the Gas lamp District, Seaport Village, Little Italy, Old Town, Petco Park, the zoo, and the San Diego International Airport. This “Art Deco” style hotel has complimentary American Buffet Breakfast, complimentary internet, complimentary shuttle service, heated pool overlooking the bay, and exercise facility. Call hotel directly at 619 233-8408. Ask for AP by the Sea room block. On-Line BOOKING
Use group code SEA for Session 1, SE2 for Session 3
Participant Rating: 3.8
1747 Pacific Highway, $169/nt Studio or One Bedroom Suite, parking $14/nt. An upscale extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel, our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area on the Pacific Highway overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay and within two miles of San Diego International Airport. This all-suite hotel has in-room full kitchens, complimentary high-speed Internet access, pool and lounge area, a “Hometouch” daily hot buffet breakfast, and complimentary Light Meal with beer, wine, and soft drinks M-W, 5:30-7:30pm. We offer courtesy shuttle service to the airport and many other downtown locations. Our hotel is just two blocks from the renowned neighborhood of Little Italy and is a close walk to the many shops and restaurants in the Seaport Village. This property is the perfect choice for accommodations while you stay during your training, and you will still enjoy all of the sights and sounds of San Diego! Highly rated. 619 338-8200 or 888 331-3131. Mention AP by the Sea. You can also book online:
509 9th Avenue, Welcome to our Neighborhood! Enjoy Standard Rooms with 20% off our Best Flexible rate (based upon availability) while being 9 minutes away from Old Town and 12 minutes away from your USD training location. At Hotel Indigo, we boast of being ranked #1 in guest satisfaction for 2011 and 2012 by JD Power and Associates! We also take pride in receiving the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award by Conde` Nast Traveler as ranking 13 of the Top 25 Hotels in Southern California! Opened July 2009, Hotel Indigo is San Diego’s first and only green LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified hotel. Located across from PETCO Park in the East Village and Gaslamp Quarter we are walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops, entertainment and local attractions (Balboa Park, Seaport Village, the Harbor, Sea World, Coronado Island). We feature an onsite restaurant and newly upgraded Level 9 Terrace Lounge with firepits, overlooking PETCO Park, the bay and downtown skyline. We offer complimentary wireless internet access throughout the hotel and 24-Hour onsite business center and fitness center. Valet-parking only at $39 overnight rate. 100% non-smoking. Visit www.hotelinsd.com to make your reservation now Use Corporate Code: 100187031 or click the following Reservation Link: Neighborhood Rate-AP By The Sea at Hotel Indigo
Hotel Circle/Mission Valley: (compare net rates)
Participant Rating: 3.3
2270 Hotel Circle North, $135/nt in June; $155/nt in July, no August, $12/nt parking. Relaxed tropical atmosphere, swaying palms, and waterfalls. Large rooms with balconies or patios overlooking tropical pool or adjacent golf course. Cable, CD, TV, coffee maker. Request AP by the Sea Rates, 888 233-9527 or
(Session 1 Reservation)
(Session 2 Reservation)
Participant Rating: 3.2 Recently renovated
1433 Camino Del Rio South, $135 including parking. After a busy day enjoy one of our 260 beautifully appointed guestrooms featuring the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed and an oversized workspace. Additional amenities and services will make your stay as comfortable as possible, including high speed internet access, 42” flat screen televisions, complimentary newspapers, in-room movies and the Corner Pantry. The Link at Sheraton Business Center is at your disposal with High Speed Internet keeping you in touch with the things that matter most.
Call 619 260-0111 and request AP by the Sea Rate or go to AP Rate
Participant Rating: 3.2
500 Hotel Circle North: $119/nt garden, $129 traditional, $139/nt deluxe; $8/nt parking. Two towers or ranch-style garden bungalows that capture the feeling of a cozy retreat, 5 restaurants, spa (w. discounts) and fitness facilities, trolley stop. Room accommodations include coffee makers, TV/cable movie channels, high speed internet access (nominal fee), video account review and check-out, Individual climate control, electronic door locks with automatic deadbolt, full bath amenities, turndown available on request, iron, ironing boards, AM/FM alarm clock radio, hair dryer, free weekday newspaper and room service (6:00 a.m. – midnight). Free airport shuttle, complimentary buffet breakfast, walk to Fashion Valley shopping and River Walk golf. Request ESC #1069 rate, 800 772-8527, or CLICK HERE, enter reservation info, click on “Access or Promotion Code” select “Promo/Corporate Code” and type in “AP”
Participant Rating: 3.0
543 Hotel Circle South, $95/nt, pool, spa. Centrally located in the heart of Mission Valley, The Days Hotel-Hotel Circle is only 4 miles from USD Campus. All rooms are non-smoking and include free breakfast, free parking, refrigerators, microwaves, in-room safes and complimentary wireless internet service. On-site dining available at our new restaurant, Bunz. Must reserve 14 days prior to arrival for these rates. Call 619-297-8800 or 800-227-4743 to reserve and be sure to mention the AP By the Sea special rate!
Or Reserve Now on line:
Participant Rating: 3.8 Highly rated
7450 Hazard Center Drive, corporate rate of 10% off best available rate. Located in the heart of Mission Valley with easy access to most of San Diego’s freeways, in Hazard Center which offers retail shopping, a movie theater and a variety of dining options. Just a Trolley ride away from downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park – Home of the San Diego Padres, Old Town, Qualcomm Stadium – Home of the San Diego Chargers, and USD and SDSU universities. With contemporary urban-chic décor and spacious guest rooms, suites and Executive Level accommodations. To book this rate please click HERE or call our reservations line at 619-297-5466 and ask for the “AP by the Sea USD Rate, corporate ID # 0560034640”
Participant Rating: 3.6
1865 Hotel Circle South. JUNE: $179/nt 1BR Suite, $199/nt, 2BR/1BA Family Suite; JULY: $209/nt 1BR Suite, $249/nt 2BR/1BA Suite; AUGUST: $189/nt 1BR Suite, $199 2BR/1BA Suite. Parking is $13/nt. The Residence Inn Mission Valley is a newly renovated all-suite hotel with pool and lounge. We offer a complimentary hot breakfast each day and a complimentary evening Social Hour M-Th including a light dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks, complimentary HSIA. GREAT FOR FAMILIES. 619-881-3618, reference AP at Sea
Participant rating: 3.8 Highly rated
901 Camino Del Rio South, $139 in June, $159 in July and August, $5/nt parking (normally $16); complimentary internet, flat screen TVs, pool, fitness center; located less than 5 miles from USD, only an 8 minute drive! Within minutes of the airport with close access to freeways 5, 8 163, 805, and 15. Minutes from the best beaches, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
641 Camino del Rio South, $99.00/nt June, $129.00/nt July and August, standard queen/queen, additional $20/nt upgrade charge to king suite. Special rates are inclusive of complimentary breakfast, parking, and wireless internet connection. The 100% non smoking La Quinta Inn San Diego Mission Valley is centrally located close to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Qualcomm Stadium, beaches and major businesses. Within walking distance to restaurants, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley Malls. Minutes to USD CAMPUS, downtown San Diego, Petco Park, Gaslamp District, Lindbergh Airport. Easy access off I-8 and close to I-5, I-163, I-805 and I-15. All rooms feature 32” LCD TVs, refrigerator, microwave, in-room safe, iron/board, hair dryer, voice mail, and coffee maker. Other amenities include an exercise room, guest laundry, free parking and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Make your reservations now at 619-295-6886 and ask for the “AP by the Sea Group Rate.”
1201 Hotel Circle South, AP by the Sea Attendees Save 15%!
Recently renovated the Travelodge San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle is conveniently located off I-8 and is centrally located on Hotel Circle, just a 3 mile drive to the University of San Diego. We are central to all of San Diego’s most popular attractions. If you prefer, simply relax in our heated Swimming Pool and Spa or enjoy the comfort of our beautiful cabanas while overlooking the pool. We offer Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access. Our Guest Laundry & our Business Center are also available for your convenience. For your dining pleasure we have two Restaurants on site, and in the evening there is live entertainment at the Piano Bar. Our hotel is 100% smoke free and offers Free Parking.
For the special AP by the Sea Rates, please cut and paste: http://www.myeres.com/cgi-bin/MyRes40/(S(cdoeenvsfo2rt055gx23djit))/RS_Calendar.aspx?HotelID=Travelodgehotelcircle&RateType=Hidden&RateID=AP%20by%20the%20Sea
Mission Bay/Beach Hotels:
Participant Rating: 3.7
1710 West Mission Bay Drive, 15% off the Best Available Rate. Complimentary parking—usually $18/nt. Two pools, two restaurants, continental breakfast and welcome beverage. On picturesque Mission Bay, this waterfront property is the closest hotel to Sea World and minutes from Belmont Park. Ten minutes from USD. Complimentary WiFi plus computer in main lobby, free shuttle to Sea World. USD has formed a partnership with The Dana on Mission Bay. The USD-Dana partnership means a portion of the room cost comes back to USD to support student scholarships, promote university events and marketing efforts and create community awareness about the partnership. HIGHLY RATED by participants; great for family beach vacation. Request the AP by the Sea rate at 619-222-6440 or 800-445-3339, M-F, 8am-5pm.
4540 Mission Bay Dr., $159/nt June, $169/nt July & August
Conveniently located off I-5, minutes from USD, airport, Sea World, bay & beaches. Includes free parking, continental breakfast, free wireless, fitness room, jacuzzi, pool, newspaper, and airport shuttle. Request the AP by the Sea rate at 858 274-7888.
San Diego Concierge:
(800 979-9091) provides reservation services at group rates. We recommend requesting Old Town or Mission Valley West (Hotel Circle) Hotels for convenience to USD. Remember shuttle to USD only available in Old Town.