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Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego South

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   521 Roosevelt Avenue, National City, CA 91950
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in National City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was late night and I had actually gone by this hotel before and was full and this time got a chance to stay. It was an average price and the rooms are good and up to date. It is off the freeway and near restaurants. The overall experience is good and is good for a one night stay.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything was as expected; a bit pricey for the neighborhood but it is close to La Jolla and San Diego so everything is high. They have a Truckers special and I saw evidence of prostitution twice. Just saying. Otherwise, nice pool, clean, OK.

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National City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting anyone to come to my room and someone knocked like three times..That was pretty scarey..There was two guys standing from across each other just staring..That made me feel very uncomfortable...The hotel rate was too expensive, nothing like Bestwestern hotel in Imperial Valley, CA...

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Tracy, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I drove into town at about 3 am and needed to sleep a few hours and take a shower. The only downstairs non-smoking they had was hidden behind the pool (CLEANEST pool I've seen) next to laundry room. Turned out to be very quiet. No complaints there! The room looks as pictured. Not too clean though - and smelled it.... More

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National City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were not to happy w/ our room. It wasn't all that clean. There was black stuff on the first set of sheets. The fridge was not cold and the freezer part was frozen w/ a solid chunk of ice.

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Address: 521 Roosevelt Avenue, National City, CA 91950
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Location: United States > California > National City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego South 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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