Ayres Lodge Alpine

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Why We Love It

  • This affordable mountain-style hotel is a 30-minute drive from San Diego
  • There's fishing, hiking and other outdoorsy pursuits nearby in the Cleveland National Forest
  • For those that prefer the indoors, there's a complimentary shuttle to one of the five nearby casinos
  • The rooms are quiet, clean and TripAdvisor users love the soft comfy beds


Map & Directions

San Diego is about a 30-minute drive southwest and the closest airport is San Diego International Airport. A taxi will cost over $100, so renting a car might be a better bet since parking is free.

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A cosy log-cabin-like lobby greets guests at the Ayres Lodge Alpine, a motel-style mountain outfit that has more boutique charm than the average roadside pit stop. Wood-beamed walls are wrapped up in hunting gear and outdoorsy memorabilia. Hefty rustic furniture offers an intimate gathering place around the stone fireplace in the common area.

The lodge is in a quiet mountain town along the highway that feels much farther than a 30-minute drive from the centre of San Diego. There’s hiking trails and bass fishing at two lakes within a half hour drive and Anzo Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest, is an hour-and-a-half drive through the Cleveland National Forest. The town of Alpine is less than a mile from the hotel with a little strip of local shops. It’s not all nature in these parts though, there’s a little bit of action nearby with five casinos in the area, one of which guests can visit via a free shuttle. Many guests here are passing through or locals arriving by car, so public transportation in the area is tough. 

Guest rooms are clean and modern with all the necessities for a good night’s sleep: pillow-top beds, warm down comforters and peace and quiet. The mountains are just outside the doorstep, and there’s a courtyard to enjoy the views. It’s the perfect place to relax after a complimentary breakfast, or to enjoy a fresh-from the-oven cookie baked every evening.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check
in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 5.
Extra beds are not available.
$10 charge for 3rd & 4th adult in the room. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $45 per stay on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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