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Hotel Aqua Mar

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1510 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106 (Formerly Sun Harbor Motel)
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Ranked #21 of 40 San Diego B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had no problems with this hotel from the hospitable staff to the welcoming atmosphere of the hotel. The rooms were really nice. It came with a fridge microwave free WiFi free parking and a quaint bfast in the morning. My hubby and I don't live far from here and after our fantastic stay we will surely be back. I... More

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San fran
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! this was possibly the best experience at a hotel i have ever had !!! The service was great, the front desk agent was very helpful in giving me directions and suggestions to every little place in San Diego and provided directions as well! They also gave us a coffee mug, which i am drinking out of right now! (It's... More

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little rock
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hotel is truly an experience. From the friendly front desk people to the amazingly renovated rooms. We were honestly shocked when we got to the hotel because we got the room at such a great rate we weren’t expecting to have a brand new renovated hotel. The whole concept was very modern yet homely. In the morning there is... More

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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a confirmed reservation that I had booked through Venere. When I arrived at Aqua Mar I was told that the reservation had been cancelled that morning because when they tried to run the credit card, it was denied. There was absolutely nothing wrong with my credit card. The reason they cancelled the reservation was because ComicCon was here... More

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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Dear Ma'am, Our system runs all of the credit cards the night before your check in, if the credit card is declined which it was then the system automatically cancels the reservation and opens the room online for others with valid credit cards to book. We had called your first thing in the morning to give you the opportunity to... More

Bellevue, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not think about booking this hotel if you're only using it for one night!! My daughter and I were flying to Maui thru San Diego, arriving very late at night and flying out on a 7am flight to Maui. We only had about 5 1/2 hours to get some sleep. When we arrived at the Hotel Aqua Mar, we... More

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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Hello Ma'am, We want to first and foremost apologize for the miscommunication between the reservation site and our hotel. We had closed out on the site you booked with, and it's system still allowed you to book a reservation although we were sold out. We tried giving you a call before you had showed up to the hotel, however there... More

San Diego
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to like this place, but I had some major issues. I live nearby and my wife and I were looking for a quick stay-cation just to relax. I found Aqua Mar here on Trip Advisor and it had good reviews, and the pictures indicated that it was recently remodeled and looked good. The service however was an entirely... More

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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Hello Sir, We are glad to have helped you through this situation, and are happy that you enjoyed your room. Look forward to seeing you soon! More

Glendale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a last minute, cheap hotel to stay one night in San Diego. There weren't many reviews but we took a chance on Hotel Aqua Mar and I highly recommend it to others. The room was only $59 and was completely renovated. Everything in the room was brand new including the floor, the bathroom, tv and minifridge.... More

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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to write us a review. Your review is a great representation of our hotel, and we are thankful that you are sharing your experience with future guests. We hope to see you soon! More

New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling by car throughout California and was quite surprised with the accommodations here. Clean, new and friendly staff. There isn't much within walking distance but if you have a car, then this is the place to stay at the right price point. The competition in the area aren't better. The rooms are perfect and there is free parking....don't hesitate to... More

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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Thank you ma'am for taking the time to post a review for our hotel. We appreciate your kind words, and are glad that our rooms, service, and amenities exceeded your expectations. In the area, we have a quite a few unique restaurants, the harbor is right across the street, and there is of course all of the necessary stores in... More

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was quite the value. I stayed on a weekday, so the price was very good. I think they double their prices on the weekends, so I probably wouldn't stay during that time, but I really thought it was wonderful. I feel like the rooms were recently updated or renovated. The room smelled brand new, the bathroom had modern fixtures,... More

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GuestRelationsDept, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. DavidWHowell, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write this wonderful review about our hotel. Our company recently bought and renovated this hotel so everything is brand new. In our suites you can find brand new beds, modern lights, brand new bathrooms and brand new flat screen tv’s. We strongly wanted to introduce... More

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Address: 1510 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106 (Formerly Sun Harbor Motel)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Aqua Mar 2*
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Sun Harbor Hotel San Diego

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
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Hotel Aqua Mar is a modern boutique hotel, that brings the aquatic, beachy atmosphere of San Diego alive in a hip, fresh way. We invite on-the-go travelers who want to be near the San Diego International Airport, as well as couples and families who want to experience San Diego to the fullest as we are located near all of the major attractions such as Sea World, the Zoo, and of course the famous beaches. It is our promise to provide clean, comfortable, and stylish accommodations during your stays in our lovely city. Our number one goal is to ensure that your visit to San Diego exceeds your expectations, therefore, we extend complimentary Wireless Internet and parking to all of our guests. In addition to these amenities, our staff and fellow community members came up with the idea of the Wake Up Concept. This idea spurred from our want to provide our guests with some nutrition first thing in the morning, while also keeping in mind that we did not want our guests to incur an extra fee. With that, the Wake Up Concept provides Keurig coffee and freshly made muffins to get your morning started right. Book your reservation now... Hotel Aqua Mar awaits you. ... more   less 
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