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1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108, United States of America – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Hot Tub
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Daily Housekeeping, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
Extra beds are not available.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 6 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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In the heart of the city, minutes from SeaWorld and close to I-5 and I-8, guests at this San Diego hotel can enjoy modern amenities, comfortable accommodations and friendly services.
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Historic San Diego and the famed San Diego Zoo are located only a short drive from this California motel, featuring pet-friendly accommodations and an outdoor swimming pool.
Score from 183 reviews Good
Staff are nice helpful and professional
This hotel definitely need remodeling Its very dirty and old! A lot of things inside the room we stayed are falling apart and malfunctioning
tv was old and broken. Needs an upgrade in everything.
Staff. Parking. Comfortable
Wifi too slow
We needed a last minute hotel and this was one of the few that was available in the area.
The lobby was nice and the person at the counter was pleasant. However, that was the only nice part of the hotel. The room was dirty and had a musty smell. The carpet was stained and there was a cigarette burn hole in one of the comforters. The walls were completely barren (you could see where pictures used to be hung, but everything was taken down). Neither the shower nor the sink would drain and the temperature on the shower did not get above luke warm. When the counter clerk asked about our stay, I told he about the issues in the room. He smiled and thanked us for staying, but did not acknowledge that I had even told him about the issues. There are many other hotels in this area. We will not be staying here again.
I was able to check in early (11 am) i appreciated that; wasn't too far from the zoo, wifi was decent, no bed bugs for us! (I read the bad reviews AFTER my check in) place was clean.
Pool was very uninviting, jacuzzi was out of service until further notice (the only thing I was looking forward to after our zoo trip) TV was about 20 years old, about 2 channels out of 50 were clear. Don't expect a real continental breakfast, it was more like morning snacks before you leave.
wifi signal doesn't work in rooms. property is in desperate need of updating and cleaning.
Nothing. Very disappointed
Breakfast sucked. my daughter & I got bed bug bites. They gave me a very hard time on checking out early and giving my money back. Was not worth a dime. The room stunk room was way too tiny.wifi sucked it had no service whatsoever. Even though our room was right by the satellite. Please do not stay you will be very disappointed. Too expensive for the type of room I had.
We got a very good deal. That helped out with our trip expenses.
Unfortunately, the very good deal was not worth it. We were woken up at 4 AM with cussing neighbors. We left and moved to another hotel for that that night.
I like that it was really close to Seaworld and close to Resturants
The room had a musty smell The door to the bathroom didn't shut properly Sheets were stained and got dirty towels when I took them to show the desk attendant he didn't even want to touch them or take them from me he just gave me new ones. When you would sit in the bathroom facing the sink since the door wouldn't shut right you could see a 2 by 4 holding up the sink
We wanted an inexpensive place to stay so We could get to Sea World easily in the am. Beds were ok. Breakfast was plentiful, although completely carbohydrate. Staff extremely polite and helpful. Blow dryer, microwave and fridge in rooms. Toilet paper was of better quality than Seaworld's.
Severe dirt in corners of bathroom: and bathroom floor not clean. Jacuzzi and pool not functional. Walkway leading to room sloping and uneven.
The location was convenient.
The grounds were dirty. Although we had a microwave, it did not have a dedicated plug. The safe and wifi didn't work. The beds were too soft and the room was very small. Housekeeping didn't arrive at our door until after three and we asked for her to return shortly. She did not return so we had to get towels from the front desk manager.
The A/C leaked, all over my wife's purse and my shoes. I did not have a change of shoes and had to buy some cheapos. The sockets sparked so bad my wife was shocked while plugging in her flat iron. The shower head was installed improperly so at certain angles it would spray everywhere. There were exposed screws and all all drywall on the walls and bathroom door. I arrived late and was told I could not have a refund. I am sure there is more, I just don't have the time.
Friendly and helpful staff. Room is cleaned every day and bed is comfortable. Less noisy in the back of the building. Bus stop is very close by walking.
Dining area is very small and I had to stand to eat my breakfast . Pool also is very small and water was cold. The spa was closed.
They staff was very friendly, and when I got to my room and noticed I forgot deodorant, they quickly ran me up some.
The first room they brought us to smelled like something died. So they moved us to another room. They charge you 40 dollars for any visitors u have, even if they aren't staying. they make you check for any damage to the room within 15 minutes of checking in, or u get charged for it when u check out.
Location and price
Room smelled of mildew Hot tub out of order
Breakfast was not much.
The staff was very pleasant. The staff Miguel at the frt desk is helpful,knowledgeable,extremely polite and willing to help with all you needs. From visiting this hotel approximately 2 years and now they have changed for the better. The customer service alone will make me over look the rest.They are also completely remodeling all the rooms. Another plus in my book!
The breakfast was coffee,bad assortment of pastry (the case had gnats in it everyday.) They.Also had cheap,generic bread.for.toast. No waffles,eggs ,fruit or yogurt.My stay was over two weeks and nothing about breakfast changed. Also housekeeping does a good job. However, u have to tell.them to change your blankets and shower curtain. They left us with the same blankets for close to a week.and I had to request New ones. Also most of the housekeeping personnel don't speak English. That was a Hugh negative!
Excellent customer svc. Clean fresh room, could have improved breakfast selection
Everything was adequate.
Had to sign a statement acknowledging that they don't rent rooms by the hour. Is that really necessary? Maybe in THAT neighborhood.
The WiFi would not work!
The shower was awful and the mattresses.
My iron was unusable. There was plastic caked on it and also ironing board. Shower faucet handle was stuck on hot. And the curtains were broken.
When I arrived, the employee said they didn't have my reservation on file as I was showing him my email confirmation, and claimed the hotel was all booked up. After an hour he finally gave me a room in their "sold out" hotel, but it was a room with a messed up toilet. They couldn't find the plunger (the employee was sitting down in the back talking on the phone while "looking for it") and I was forced to walk to the closest hotel because Howard Johnson doesn't have a public restroom. I will stay at that other hotel next time because it was so much nicer and cleaner.
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