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Hotel Iris

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625 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Formerly Vagabond Inn San Diego)
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Iris Hotel San Diego. As we were entering the hotel parking lot we saw some very sketchy hotel guests. The hotel room was gross and filthy. While we tried to cancel our reservation they charged us for 2 nights that we didn't even stay at. We tried to tell them there were unsafe people in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I happen to be in San Diego for a convention and came across this beautiful bouquet hotel. Being a hotel owner I like to try different hotels that are not a big box chain brand like Hilton or Marriott. You can tell this hotel had just updated the rooms, cute and very pop modern. Something you would expect to see... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start off by stating that Hotel Iris has tried to do the right thing by refunding our trip through Groupon and changing the description of the room we stayed in on their website. However, it took management WAY too long to address our concerns and problems which put a damper on our vacation as we had to spend... More 

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Indio, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have worked in hotels for a few years and I must say, this is the biggest piece of crap that calls itself a hotel. Booked a "jacuzzi suite" but what we got was a small old un remodeled room with large tub in the bathroom. We arrived to a hotel we had heard had finished some sort of remodel... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my partner wanted to get away for a couple of days this hotel was perfect nice clean, staff was nice too front desk clerk was helpful. It was relaxing staying here at the hotel I will go back again love it...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Used to be outdated, the property has major changes. Rooms are very clean, modern, and have a great new look. The staff is super friendly and helpful with everything. (I can be a diva, they handled my needs great! lol) i will definitely recommend Iris to everyone coming to town

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Stephan, Marco and Jen were the most kind people I've met at Any of the hotels I've been to. Definitely A plus in customer service. The hotel was clean and easy to locate and the rooms were recently redone and they look fabulous. It is a very family friendly hotel

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Thank Mikegxgt2000
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Mikegxgr2000, Stephen, Marco, and Jen were so pleased to read that you enjoyed the services provided to you. Our front desk staff strives to be the best in the industry - and are quickly becoming our most talked about! We were also happy to read that our newly remodeled rooms and amenities were a hit with you! We hope that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We traveled to San Diego for a Bowl game, and had three groups that were staying overnight. We weren't going to spend a lot of time at the hotel, so we searched for lower priced hotels with good ratings. This place has a great location in the Hotel Circle area of San Diego, and has FREE PARKING. San Diego's downtown... More 

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GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

SB1114, We are so pleased to see that you would continue to choose Hotel Iris for your San Diego travel needs! Our great pricing, convenient location, and amenities such as free wi-fi and the coveted free parking, as well as our modern rooms and friendly front desk staff have made us a hit with so many guests! We are happy... More 

Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I found this motel on TripAdvisor and picked it based on the positive reviews. Overall it was a great choice. From the time we checked in and the friendly front desk staff to the very clean room as we entered we were impressed. The room was newly remodeled, clean and pleasing colors. The room was a nice size, had a... More 

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GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

larrylaurie, We are so happy to see that our reviews brought you in, and our service, amenities, and location lead you to leave a review yourself! Our friendly Front Desk staff strive to not only check you in to your room, but to provide a guest experience that is unparalleled. Every guest is treated as their own person - no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I found on Groupon & was, honestly, a bit skeptical at $65/night. As a woman solo traveler, I want simple, clean & safe. This hotel offers all three. Owned by the Holiday Inn Express behind them, they are a small newly-renovated boutique hotel, backed by a corporation. Therefore, the rooms have brand new shower stalls, vanities & sinks, carpet, bed... More 

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2 Thank Chocoholicjr
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Chocoholicjr, Mike, Stephen, and Jenna were all very excited to read that they played a part in such a great review! It is our hope that each of our guests not only feels welcome, but leaves with a "wow" experience - the kind you didn't expect to get, but are more than pleased with! Our amenities, which you hit on... More 

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