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Franciscan Inn Motel

955 South Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First we went to the bed room and was all up side down and when we exchange the room there were some strong smell of deodorant in the room. The crew are awesome...................and dont even think to use the wifi far way from the office, it just doesnt work.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 2.5 weeks, payed about $1500 usd. The room had feces smeared on the curtain, burns all through the bedding, toilet was not cleaned properly, wifi had absolutely no connectivity carpets were completely filthy and our socks were black from walking on the floor only a minute, there were ants around the sink and... More 

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Huntington Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited friends in Vista for the weekend and decided to give this motel a try as it was recommended by our friends. The place is an 70's vintage motel that has been nicely remodeled but is in the middle of a busy shopping area. The rooms are clean but smell of rose water (reminded me of Grandmas house) Checking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Take a pleasant time warp into the 60's. Fill out the cardboard motel intake card, have your credit card run over the carbon paper embosser, take your brass key to your room, begin your trip to the past in this quite pleasant 1960's motel. Big rooms, decent beds, small toilet/bathtub room, big old tv, refer and micro, what else you... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an inexpensive, clean, quiet motel to stay when you are in the Coronado, La Jolla area. Most hotels closer to these destinations are more expensive so pay the lower price with a smile! We were very satisfied.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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 August 29, 2014

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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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
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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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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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