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Waterfront Development

RFP Issued by Port of San Diego for Lower Cost Overnight Accommodations

As part of efforts to ensure that all Californians and visitors from a variety of backgrounds and incomes are able to enjoy the area’s full range of coastal experiences, the Port of San Diego has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from well-qualified firms to develop and/or operate lower cost overnight accommodations. This could include, but is not limited to, a: hostel, budget/economy hotel/motel, micro concept accommodations (e.g., capsule/pod), or other budget-friendly overnight accommodations.  

The development site along Pacific Highway is approximately three acres and is conveniently located just east of San Diego International Airport and steps away from the Middletown Trolley Station. The site is also within a short walk or bike ride from popular visitor destinations including: Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, Waterfront Park, Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Interested parties can download the RFP on PlanetBids.

Information Exchange Meeting:
Questions Due:  
Proposals Due:
Presentation to Board of Port Commissioners: 
February 4, 2019 at 1pm
February 7, 2019 at 1 p.m.
March 7, 2019 at 1 p.m.
April 2-4, 2019
May 14, 2019


About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Waterfront Development

Port of San Diego Waterfront Development contributes to the continuous prosperity of the local economy.

From Real Estate to Aquaculture and Blue Tech, the Port invests in major redevelopment and community infrastructure, so businesses in our region have the opportunity to stay competitive in the global marketplace.