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1631 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, 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
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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.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
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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Score from 731 reviews Good
The Comfort Inn San Diego Hotel Circle SeaWorld Area is conveniently located off Interstate 8 on Hotel Circle.
Score from 199 reviews Good
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Score from 453 reviews Good
This place looked like a place for homeless to spend the night. I did not feel safe. The Breakfast room was duty. I had to look for napkins and clean the table to eat. no one was there to clean or to ask.
My family and i traveled to San Diego for the weekend and it was pretty booked up due to the Air show and Football game so rooms were filling up quick. So, I picked Howard Johnson's b/c it was listed as a 3.5 star on-line- JOKE. The first 45 mins we are there in our room and my son is stuck in the restroom and we can't get him out. Vick (front desk guy) is calling several people to try and find out what to do, finally he asked my son after 45 mins being stuck and nothing is working; if he could kick down the door, my son did after the 2nd try, cracked the door right down the middle. My son was shaken up by this and disturbed. The room floors were disgusting and the bed sheets had like little blood stains from previous users. I asked if we could have another room and Vick said that they were all sold out. By this time it's already 9:30 pm. Breakfast is to be expected at one of these places, but not enough seating and everyone is cramped up next to one another. Vick was nice enough to put notes out on the computer so when the own came back from his personal commitments he'd try and get us a full refund. My husband and i called the owner and he said that he wouldn't be able to refund us b/c we stayed. The best he could do was give us 10% back which is $12.50??? Really? Poor Service and i'm sure they won't miss my business but if i can detour anyone from going there than i've done my job. If i could download pictures i would!! Very dissatisfied customer. 10/3/14
Apparently booking.com did not send or have my reservation done right so they could not give me the rate I signed up for with booking.com Ended up being double the rate I reserved
There is no wi-fi. Parking is horrible so get there early or park in the street. The paint was peeling from the walls. The deadbolt lock didn't work and I was on the 1st floor.
Room dirty and run down, sink broken, gaps on front door, 1st room smelled like smoke.
I did not like one thing about this hotel...it's location maybe was the only positive.
The service. Employees were nice.
The beady breakfast, the fuzzy picture from the TV, the moldy odor coming from the air conditioner. The microwave burned the popcorn.
My room had hair through out both beds and looked like the sheets were never cleaned of changed. It had no wifi and the room door didn't lock!! Most importantly it felt very itchy and possible bed bugs due to the none cleanliness
Was promised WiFi because we were attending a large convention in San Diego. Except for the first day internet connection was down for the entire rest of our 5 day stay We relied on internet to conduct our business before (in AM) and after (in PM). Spent frustrating time there with not even an offer to compensate for our lost business.
I didn't like that the hours for the 'free' breakfast were not posted and ended by 9am
The security lock on the door was missing. The exterior such as the elevator was dirty as well as the parking lot and hallway. In general the hotel was not a good place to stay. If you want people to return after their stay at the hotel, the whole place needs to be overhauled.
Wi-Fi did'nt work
Refrigerator, area of the door know and bottom of door had big gaps. Freezer did not freeze items. Beds were too soft. Wi-Fi was very poor, unable to connect.
The place was dirty and I felt very unsafe! The room was disgusting. There was blood on the walls of the bathroom!! I wanted to leave but we had driven 13 hours and we were very tired. I stacked the chair and all our luggage against the door because we felt it was not a safe place! l did not sleep well and couldn't wait up leave. I will never go there again!
Everything what a rip off this place is horrible
The location was convenient for us, for visiting Sea world, gas lamp district and the outlets on the border. Parking is free and available
This was a decision based on budget and it felt like it since we arrived. The "hotel" doesn't have anything other than a bed and shower tub and a free breakfast which is mainly sugar (jam, pastries, cereal) The cleanliness of the room was acceptable but the hotel generally had a rusty feeling to it.
It was centrally located for what we wanted to see.
The room had mold growing on the ceiling. Had water stains all over the ceilings. The bathroom had paint hanging from the ceiling, like there was a water problem and the paint balloon up. The carpet was torn. The fridge did not have holding bars in the door. There was no working ice machine. People where outside the door making noise until 3:00 AM on several nights. People smoking flick there ashes on the cars.
Pool and hot tub area was very dirty. Room was stuffy. Breakfast ended too early and area was not kept neat. Needed more towels. Noisy.
Being Close to much better and constructurally solid hotels. I was happy to live through the night.
Very old and creepy looking, cracks in all 2' side patios...The hotel patios at the 3rd and 4th floor are a disaster just waiting to cave in.
I liked the complimentary breakfast, pool, and hot tub
The breakfast was only from 6-9. The pool was not cleaned, and the hot tub was very dirty. The ice machine was broken. Out of 1-10, this place gets a 3.
The room I stayed in was a perfect location - next to stairs; parking spaces ok
It was near my destination.
Very noisy tenants outside @ 3:00am and could'nt go to sleep.Not recommended for a family. Sofa in room was heavily stained with foreign matter.Yuk!
The guys at the front desk are really friendly and helpful
Ice machine did not work left wake up call, did not get it Wi Fi was completely unreliable checked in Fri nite, refer did not work, was told Sat morn that it would be taken care of. Sat nite complained it was not working and was told to use refer in adjoining room. Sunday nite adjoining room was occupied and we lost the food stored in the refer.
close to the beach
everything it's a dump
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