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Boutique Hotels near San Diego Zoo

San Diego lays claim to one of the world’s finest and most famous zoological parks. As a guest of ours here at Hotel Republic, you’ll find yourself a mere hop, skip, and a jump from the San Diego Zoo over in Balboa Park: as must-see as San Diego attractions come!

Introducing the San Diego Zoo

Thousands and thousands of animals representing 650-plus species and subspecies from all across the planet call the San Diego Zoo home, flourishing in that balmy Southern California climate.

A visit here can give you up-close looks at everything from kookaburras to anacondas, African lions to Chinese alligators, harpy eagles to Komodo dragons, Tasmanian devils to two-toed sloths—and no shortage of native Golden State creatures, including California condors, mountain lions, and grizzly bears (extirpated from the state, but once abundant).

Activities & Events at the San Diego Zoo

From the live-critter shows at the Africa Rocks stage and walk-throughs by thrilling animal ambassadors to such exclusive activities as the Animals in Action and Early Morning Cheetah experiences, there’s plenty more to see and do here than the world-class exhibits themselves.

The San Diego Zoo’s Conservation Legacy

The San Diego Zoo is not just a standout visitor attraction: It’s also been instrumental in global conservation, famed for captive-breeding programs focused on giant pandas, condors, Sumatran rhinos, and other imperiled species as well as other globe-spanning efforts.

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park (also known for its amazing concentration of museums and gardens) is just minutes from Hotel Republic. A bit farther out, but well worth the daytrip, is the associated San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

This sprawling open-air preserve in the North County includes a dizzying assortment of large creatures, including many free-ranging hoofed mammals, from giraffes to rhinos. Drive-thru safaris in the park’s African and Asian savannas are downright iconic San Diego experiences, but there’s much else to do here as well, including the Tiger Trail and Walkabout Australia exhibits.

Visit the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park on a Hotel Republic Getaway to Downtown San Diego

When you’re not rubbing shoulders with kangaroos, zebras, and other marvelous beasts, you’ll have the perfection of nearby boutique luxury accommodations here at Hotel Republic, offering quintessential Marriott Autograph Collection hospitality in Downtown San Diego.

Book your zoo-going getaway to America’s Finest City based out of a Hotel Republic room or suite today!

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