Situated on the western edge of San Diego city, La Mesa, CA shares much of this much-loved city’s charm and vibrancy but, as the locals will argue, has better weather. La Mesa is named after the Spanish phrase for its geographical nature, “the plateau,” and is 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. This means that the clouds that often blanket the coast are rare in this sunny destination, and that La Mesa is a warm and dry place to visit in any season.
La Mesa is known as the ‘Jewel of the Hills’. As the 10th biggest city in San Diego county, it boasts everything from a quaint downtown village to the easily accessible Mission Trails Regional Park, home to 40 miles of well-maintained routes. Within the park sits Lake Murray - a beautiful reservoir that's perfect for everything from bicycling and jogging, to rollerblading and walking. Or, if you're looking for a less energetic activity, it's also the ideal spot for a picnic and a good read.
While you’re in town, take a good look at the city’s events calendar, which is always jam-packed with festivals and cultural opportunities. With 200,000 attendees, Oktoberfest is the biggest festival, but you’ll find something to suit all tastes year round.
From idyllic, tree-lined streets to bustling shopping districts, La Mesa is an ideal escape from every day life. To make the most of your stay, book a room in a comfortable and affordable IHG La Mesa hotel, where friendly staff are happy to provide insider tips into must-see attractions. From world class amenities to cozy rooms, you’ll relax, recover, and be ready for the day ahead of you when you stay with IHG.
Breakfast was good--had variety, even biscuits and gravy and pancakes, fresh bananas and the OJ was surprisingly good. Room was clean. Finding the location required a GPS and the neighborhood was[More]
interesting coming the back way past the concert venue as the GPS directed us. Booked a room because of location ( maybe ½ plus miles) from the Valley View Casino's concert venue). Would have walked there to save the $20 parking fee but glad we didn't since the area going and coming back to the hotel was not the safest looking at night--secluded. Parking at the hotel was not the best-- poles,small spaces, and not enough spaces for all guests' cars when busy. Recommend Tio Chino nearby for a delicious and interesting meal. [Less]
Large comfortable room with kitchenette, office and space to stretch out and relax. The breakfast buffet was a good start to my day. The evening social and dinner buffet was a good way to unwind and[More]
settle in for the evening. Overall the staff, the room and the food made my stay a pleasant one. Thank you. [Less]