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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 #18 of 39 San Diego B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to San Diego once a month to go fishing across the street at H&M Landing and this is perfect for my needs. I come a day earlier then my fishing trip so I don't have to drive down early in the morning. A clean and comfortable room is all I require in a hotel and it's just a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews before coming here, and there were a few good a few bad nevertheless our experience was very good. We just needed a place that was clean and comfortable for the 2 nights we were in San Diego. We liked that we could walk to Starbucks in the morning, and take walks across the street along the... More

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Plymouth, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleased with my stay at the Hotel Aqua Mar. I would rate it a very good value with easy access from I-5 just outside of San Diego. The reception experience was very cordial and helpful. Jennifer greeted me both when I checked in and when I checked out the next morning. The property has recently undergone a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: 1. The hotel is recently renovated with new furniture and appliances 2. Free wifi 3. Winchell's is across the street 4. Check in/out was easy, the girl at the front desk was friendly Cons: 1. We spent a good 20-30 mins both days going around the room killing little mosquitos which was kind of irritating because we could not... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 5 nights at this hotel. We never had any issues, front desk help was friendly and helpful. The room is small but as the pictures show you. They were clean and bed was comfortable. I would stay there again.

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Batheaston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions of this hotel was excellent the lobby was clean and welcoming however things quickly changed. We arrived early on the day of check in but we weren't after checking in early we just wanted them to store our luggage for us. The lady on duty looked puzzled like it was the first time she had ever heard of... More

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

Hello Stacey D, I would first off like to express my apologies for the preconceived notions you had of our hotel. I am also glad that you had no issues with the cleanliness of our hotel or the design. Secondly, I would like to address each one of your perceptions, so that future guests are able to make informed decisions... More

Lincoln, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, the photo's are pretty accurate, nice linens, pillows, and the rooms are clean. We had an upstairs room which was pretty quite other than the air cond. blasting you in the first queen bed. These rooms are very small. You just don't have anyplace to sit down other than the edge of the bed. Hardly any room for your... More

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

Hello Sir. It seems that overall you had quite a good stay with us, and we did meet your expectations. However, we apologize for not meeting them. As you stated, our rooms are clean, the pictures match the product, and our staff is fantastic and we strive to deliver that to each and every one of our guests. As for... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Service is key in this industry, and we try to heighten our level of service because we know that our guests come from all around the world and simply want a beautiful vacation in San Diego. With that, if there is anything that we can do to make our guests' stay more enjoyable we are always ready to do so.... More

San fran
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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GuestRelationsDept, Owner at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Awesome!! We are so happy that you are enjoying your mug at home. We like to think of ourselves as a home away from home, except of course we have staff to tend to your every need and expectation. Its always endearing to hear that our guests had such a wonderful experience with our associates and their room. The last... More

little rock
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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GuestRelationsDept, Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your sharing your experience with travelers around the world. Creating a memorable experience for our guests is our number one priority. Our staff and management is committed to providing excellent service, extremely clean rooms, and affordable prices. We are so glad that you noticed our paintings!! There is a local artist by the name of Krisgene... 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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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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