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Hotel Occidental

410 Elm Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brasilia, DF
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a good hotel with excelent location. My room had a little smell of cigarrete but good space and fridge and close to bathroom. Good week price and you can take hote's bikes to ride around the city. I want to express my gratitude to IDY an excelent employee and Sergio, front desk employee. Amazing people and employees. The... More 

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Ormeau, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed four months in 2013 and would have moved but for it's central location. I had a room by The courtyard that was horrifically noisy on weekends, and the drunks would not listen nor would they respond nicely to requests to be quiet please! I also had cash stolen from my room and must say it happened on the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed here in 2009 and it was great. Came back in 2011 after it had changed ownership. Weird, rude fromt desk guy, and it had transformed into a flop house! People were living here...gross. Not really a hotel vibe, but hey it's cheap and in a good location if you want to stay in the city. Kind of odd that... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I was looking for a cheap place to stay for my conference in 2009 in San Diego. This was the cheapest place I could find. It is close to the airport and after traveling for 16 hours from Amsterdam, The Netherlands that was a welcome relief. The staff was courteous and the rooms spotless. I remember the manager gave me... More 

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San Diego
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

On two occasions, I have replied to posts made on sites such as Craigslist when the hotel advertising Weekly rates. Naturally, one would assume that this would mean that there is at least one unit open and available for that promotion, right? But no. All they have is one or two rooms available for a night - possibly two. And... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Please shut this hotel down. Bedbugs,an occasional rat,mold in the bathroom area, and a rude staff and manager. Illegal use of credit cards. No deposit back that was payed for when checking in and no refund when kicked out(accused of messy room and smell) with prepayed 2 weeks in advance. Disputing American Express Card charges. Contacted the BBB and the... More 

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HNLHUTCH, General Manager at Hotel Occidental, responded to this review

We at the Hotel Occidental would like to thank you for your kind review. We have addressed your concerns, both with the BBB as well as with your credit card company. We are pleased with both of theses professional companies, and we look forward to doing more business with both. Thank you for your stay. Have a great Day. More 

90210
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

On September 10th at 10am a front desk employee of the Hotel Occidental, used my credit card information, billing address and identity to make online purchases without my consent The goods were being shipped to Amalia (Maly) a front desk employee at the Occidental address. I was a guest of this hotel and this is where the individual obtained my... More 

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HNLHUTCH, General Manager at Hotel Occidental, responded to this review

Hello. We apologize for what may have taken place here at our beautiful hotel. This is certainly not the perception that we'd like to portray. As we have been saying from the beginning of this ordeal, we fully support you in finding out what occurred, and we have been actively investigating this situation, and will be taking necessary actions, when... More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

I came to San Diego for an internship for 2 months. After searching for a hotel that would be in my price range I came upon Hotel Occidental. It is a lot like a dorm building which I would only recommend for people who are young or adults who don't mind sharing a bathroom and shower. I paid 160 every... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

prepaid a month before. Showed up and they were unapologicically full at 5PM wednesday 2/16/11. No apology. Guy at desk didn't care. No help in finding someplace else and not answering phone for 5 days during business hours when trying to arrange refund. The place looked cool. When they go out of business and someone who cares a little about... More 

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Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Infected of fleas and thumbtacks, bedbags infected. The people of receipt know the problem and nevertheless it rents the rooms. Hotel to demand

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