You have a choice of various hotels in La Jolla and Torrey Pines. Someone
from SDSC should be able to post the details of several Sheratons,
Marriotts, etc in the vicinity.
You will need a car to get back and forth from hotel to restaurant to SDSC.
For anyone who likes something off the beaten path, there is an old but very
nice hotel in Del Mar about 15 minutes drive up the coast from UCSD called
the Hotel L'Auberge. Not only is the hotel different from a chain hotel, it
is located right in Del Mar, so if you have a minute you can actually walk
around old Del Mar. There is a Starbuck's across the street and a great
bookstore down the block. The L'Auberge was built for folks coming to the
Del Mar racetrack from Los Angeles. They used to come by train and walk up
the hill to the hotel. The train still runs, but doesn't stop at Del Mar.
Couple of great restaurants, Jakes and Poseidon, down on the beach by the