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BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel

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800 Bay Marina Drive, National City, CA 91950
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our family had a very nice experience staying at this location. The staff was very accommodating. Brought the family for vacation. Would stay here again. Bright and spacious. Rooms were very clean and the restaurant was right next door. We always stay at Best Westerns and have never had a bad experience. If we ever had a problem, they are... More 

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National City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We liked the hotel and it was close to our venue. Recommend the third floor back where it is quiet. There is a harbor restaurant just 5 minutes away 'Pier 32' Marina. We had lunch there and loved it. The birds and squirrels come near the outdoor seating. Very relaxing place for lunch. There is also a good restaurant in... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights before departing on a cruise. The staff was exceptional - friendly, professionally dressed, ready to help in any way. The facility was fairly new, and beautifully appointed. The landscaping was beautiful, and even had a small putting green. Easy access to I-5 which could get us to Coronado or downtown San Diego in minutes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed here for one night with my boyfriend. We are from NY visiting family in California and were traveling. We found a deal on livingsocial and decided to go for it. The hotel decor is very updated and quite fancy for a Best Western IMO. Room is big and well decorated. Parking is free. There is a restaurant across the... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful decor in the rooms and throughout the motel. Fairly quiet but it was a Saturday night so understood the military and families staying there celebrating. I was a bit surprised that there wasn't any breakfast offered but the restaurant across the drive was excellent and they offered a 15% off coupon.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

we stayed at thIs hotel for a friend's wedding in nearby Bonita. The grounds are well maintained and nice. There is a diner across the parking lot that was OK. The staff is friendly and helpful. The one downside is that the AC unit in our room was very loud. We couldn't keep it on all night because we couldn't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The hotel is accessible very easily off the freeway 5, about 6 miles south of San Diego. The location was a big plus, and also reduced significantly the rate. Please note that our reservation was made 2-3 months in advance. Our low rate was not available after then. It is a very clean and quiet hotel. No breakfast is provided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I was in the area for a conference and found this hotel on Tripadvisor and choose it because of the good reviews and because the pictures looked nice. I booked on Hotels.com because I get reward nights. The only rooms listed on hotels.com are a King or 2 Queens. There is no option to upgrade to a balcony room but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We really enjoyed the beautiful courtyard and hot tub. The room was spotless and comfortable. The location was great, so close to Balboa Park & southern area of San Diego. We will definitely stay again!

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Arlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed here while visiting San Diego on 2 different occasions due to a change of plans. The first night we were upgraded to a balcony room. The only issue we had with the first room was the drain for the tub would not stay open while we had water in the tub. The second night/room wasn't as nice but... More 

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