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California Suites Hotel

2.0 of 5
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5415 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very pleasant experience. It is a traditional hotel, one of the few that use an actual room key in the rooms. Breakfast was okay, not spectacular. The rooms were clean, no complaints at all. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel rate was expensive, but by San Diego prices lower than other hotels in the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picture this: Mom, Dad, Gandma and the two kids are traveling on a nice vacation. They read the hotel's advertisement which says the rooms are suitable for 3 adults and 2 kids. "Perfect" they say and go ahead and book a room. Imagine their surprise when they arrive late in the day to check in and find out that there... More 

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5, and we were cramped with the 2 double bed room. There was very little floor space to put an air mattress. The bathroom was tiny with no sink. The only sink was part of the kitchenette. The room was far from the pool. All the rooms exit to outside so flies were a problem.... More 

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Laval, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean and so was the pool... That's all the positive there is. The first night we got there there was a flood on the kitchen floor that we had to clean up (was refunded 33.75$ for my trouble). The breakfast area was very minimal, no space to move around. There were bagels, but if you were lucky... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place scared the bejeebers out of me. I checked in, the staff was rude and unprofessional, the place looks absolutely nothing like the pictures on their website. Then I go to park, see an armed guard who looks high and seems extremely shady trying to get a phone number from a female guest. I call the front desk to... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

* BEWARE OF THE >>> MOLD * & unprofessionalism I have never experienced such negative, hostile customer service at any Hotel until our trip to San Diego, CA as when my 8 year old son & I stayed at California Suites Hotel on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. By profession I am a bookkeeper by day and a secret / mystery shopper... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I was debating between giving two stars to four stars. I found it to be more of a 3-star hotel than 2 stars, but it definitely wasn't a 4 star hotel, so I cut it down the middle to 3 stars because it is average. I read the terrible reviews, and I disagree in some areas because it is a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

So a lot of the reviews were poor and when I was handed 2 sets of actual keys, not cards I was prepared. But, we were very pleasantly surprised. The room was spaces with separate area for microwave, fridge sink and large closet. The bathroom was small but adequate. Yes, it's a little dated but what's wrong with that. Old... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is what I found outside my door. It stayed there even after I called the front desk and spoke with "jazmin" and asked to have it removed, and also asked if the hotel had exterminator service. I was told it wasn't a roach, but it was a water bug, as thought that would make a difference to me with... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The outside of the hotel was pretty. The rooms themselves were unimpressive, clean, but nothing that you're going to write home about. Having a kitchenette was nice, although we didn't wind up using it. And there were no cups, bowls, or cooking utensils, so we would have had to go buy them if we wanted to use it. The showerheads... More 

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