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Clarion Hotel South Bay

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Holiday Inn South Bay)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check I was excellent. Donna ( I think that was her name was very friendly and helpful. She explained everything that we needed to know and some that she thought we should know. When we got to our room the first thing I noticed was the smell. It was a weird smell but not something some febreeze couldn't fix. When... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great place to stay if you are looking to stay close to San Diego but dont wanna pay the San Diego prices. This hotel is very close to the downtown and has a free shuttle that takes you there. Its an older hotel but it has a good staff and pretty good location. It looks rough around the edges but... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My family and I found the Clarion to be a very nice stay. The staff was friendly and the rooms although not fancy very clean and comfortable. The location was OK, not real close to anything but also not too far. The Zoo, Balboa Park and going the other way Fisherman’s Wharf were just a short cab away.

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Lacombe, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This hotel is REALLY clean!! It is older, and has outdoor entrances, but is very clean! Convenient location - really easy to get anywhere in San Diego from here. Nice pool. hot tub and sun deck. Free shuttle anywhere within 5 minutes of the hotel. Definitely great value for your dollar. The housekeeping staff is amazing - I spoke with... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Few things bothered me while I stayed there. 1. The ice machine only worked on the second floor. 2. The room key was sometimes difficult to open the door. Finally, the A/C took hours to cool down the room, and it's loud. So leave the room for a few hours so it can cool down. Overall, it's just a place... More

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Gilbert
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very nice. The rooms are clean and staff is very friendly. We are about ten minutes from the ocean. We ate at the restaurant in the lobby tonight and the food was very good, a little spendy but good food and convient. From our room we can see the navy ships. Very pretty view.

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Kenny C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel South Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We love getting guest feedback as it helps us improve our business and grow. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You do us a great service by providing your positive feedback with us. I will be sure to share these comments with our team here. Thank... More

Longview, Texas, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

After arriving at 8:30 PM the room was warm and the longer we stayed the hotter it got. We started calling the desk and after an hour and 2 calls a maintenance man finally came up. He said he would return and never did to skip the details we moved at midnite into another hot moldy room this time. At... More

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Kenny Khan C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel South Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and supplying us some guest feedback about your most recent stay. I deeply apologize for the inconveniences you experienced with us during your stay. I know how frustrating it can be to not have a functioning air conditioner on a hot day. I have spoken with our maintenance and engineering departments to make sure that... More

Orebro, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Read the reviews carefully before going here, cuz they are all accurate. the neighborhood is bad, the hotel is in national city (not san diego!) the rooms are filthy and the non-smoking rooms still smell like smoke. the wifi worked fine though. i'll never stay at a clarion again as this was not my first disappointing experience with them.

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Kenny Khan C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel South Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and for providing us with your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your most recent stay was not the best experience. We will use your comments to help improve our property and grow. You are correct that we are located in National City, however San Diego is only 5 minutes driving time away from... More

Burbank, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I read the reviews before I booked on Expedia. I got exactly what I expected, which to me wasn't worth the price per night. It was a quick drive from the Zoo and quick cab ride from the Gaslamp. While the staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel was mediocre. The bathroom was dirty and the shower leaked all over... More

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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Grace took my reservation over the phone, she was very friendly and professional. When we checked in, (the same) Grace was at the reception, and again she was friendly and professional. The housekepper opened our room door and the smell of cigarette was overwhelming. She called the front desk and they gave us a room on a higher floor (they... More

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Kenny Khan C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel South Bay, responded to this review

Dear Tania, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review! We always value guest feedback as it help us improve our property. I am very glad to hear that Grace did such a good job taking care of you and your family while you stayed with us. I will be sure that I share your comments with... More

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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel South Bay

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn National City
National City Holiday Inn
Address: 700 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Holiday Inn South Bay)
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Location: United States > California > National City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in National City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel South Bay 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Hotel® South Bay is located near all the best attractions in San Diego. Navy Base San Diego, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Downtown Gaslamp District,Convention Center, Petco Park and San Diego Airport are only 10 minutes away. Entertainment venues, restaurants and shopping centers are nearby. Tijuana, Mexico is just a short 15 minute drive. ... more   less 
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