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Franciscan Inn Motel

955 South Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Vista
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
BNotes Southern, Calif.
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southern, Calif.
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to the Franciscan as we were working the Escondido Renaissance Faire. They recognize me this time and pulled my reservation without asking my name. The bed was firmer and we got close to the lobby so the wifi worked a lot better. There is no doubt we will be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with our children and not by choice. They were the only motel available at the time. The reviews and pictures didn't look too bad but it was exactly the opposite. The windows are held shut by what looks like broom sticks. I assume because there are no locks on them. The beds and pillows are... More

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san jose Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I stayed here for several weeks while undergoing some medical tests and procedures at nearby Kaiser facilities from Carlsbad to San Marcos. A very large property and very clean and also large room. I'm a veteran of many trips up and down I-5 and over the years have managed to find a few gems for lodging between San Diego and... More

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have had the misfortune of having to stay in hotels while waiting for permanent housing to become available. I am a mother of teenage boys, finding a place that will accept them and allow them to be kids is HARD to say the least. We have endured many managers and staff at other places for things as trivial as... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Never stayed there. Might be a fine place, but do not call. The person who answered took my information then quoted a rate of $69 and pretended they didn't know the web price. Offered to lower it to $59 (web shows $45). This troubled me so I went elsewhere. So don't call, just book through any of the various web... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is really an old-fashioned, family road trip motel, and I am really glad we stayed here. The beds, while firmer than I'm used to, were comfortable enough and clean. The bathroom, clean. The rest of the room, clean. The price? Low, low low. Pool was well-sized and clean, no overwhelming chlorine smell, with enough furniture for mom and dad... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed here when the San Diego HIghland Games were going on. Other more expensive hotels were booked and it was last minute, so we went here. It was easy check-in. The room was in a timewarp of the 70's, but was super, super clean. Quiet! Will stay here again!

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Southern, Calif.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a very affordable place with decent amenities. There is a refrigerator and microwave in each room. There is also free wifi (something you can not get at a Hilton). The beds are not the best. We have stayed there 3 times and they have varied from comfortable to awful. The bed spreads have not been changed in a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

After one night in the room, we canceled the rest of our nights and found a friend to stay with for the rest of our planned trip. The main reason for leaving was lack of adequate security on the doors and windows. For 2 women travelers feeling safe in a hotel room is important to us. The hotel staff did... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

made reservations on line using credit card. when we arrived person at front desk asked for cash. did not even give option of using credit card. I told them to use crdit card and they could not get it to work. they were using the old fashion way using paper then running through a machine that kept coming up duplicat... More

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Address: 955 South Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083
Location: United States > California > Vista
Number of rooms: 42
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