Spending the night at the airport
San Diego airport operates with numerous destinations, both domestic and international, so it is frequent to see passengers waiting for their flight departure during the night. Although the terminals remain open 24 hours a day, you can only spend the night in the public area once the security checkpoint closes. The enclosure does not have many comfortable places to rest and it is also noisy, therefore it is recommended to have a sleeping bag, blankets, earplugs or headphones.
Where to rest: Generally, seats are not padded and they have armrests. However, you can find more comfortable benches in the baggage reclaim areas. An ideal place to rest is the quiet room of Terminal 2. Another option is to use one of the VIP lounges, where you can access more amenities and privacy and toilets with showers, although they close at night. Finally, some of the numerous hotels in the vicinity operate shuttle services.
Baggage: There is no left-luggage service. Therefore, you will have to keep your baggage with you until check-in.
Eating and drinking: There is only one food outlet open 24 hours a day inside Terminal 1. Other options open between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm, and there are also vending machines.
Restrooms: There are showers only in some of the VIP lounges, but not in the public toilets.
Wi-Fi: Free for 2 hours.
Other services open around the clock: ATMs, lactating rooms, prayer room.
There are no on-site hotels, but several accommodations are situated nearby, and many provide courtesy transportation services for their guests.
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (0.6 km/0.4 miles)
Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station (1.7 km/1.1 miles)