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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 Bay Marina Drive, National City, CA 91950   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in National City
Modesto, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a fairly new hotel. Nice garden style hotel but no breakfast served. The only thing faulting this hotel was detail to the cleaning. They should really check under chairs and and tables. We found a hair scrunchy and like a shoe lace. Also most hotels now do not change your liner in the ice bucket if you use it once. My preference is to have it changed every time it is used. Also asked for an upgrade and they were not full. I am a rewards member and a room with a balcony would have been nice, but the room for our discounted price was very nice. We would stay here again if we needed to.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Apple Valley, California
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I have stayed here twice now and am beyond happy with this hotel. The front desk is so professional and helpful. The lobby is beautiful and smells very nice. They must have a special air freshener through the hotel. The last two times I stayed I only stayed for one night each, but next time when we have the chance we would like to stay for more nights because this is a hotel we can truly relax at. I commend the staff here because they are one of the best I've encountered. The only downside is that there is no free breakfast, but that won't stop me from coming back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuevo, California
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed on a Friday night. The king size room was just that ... it was big. The hotel is very new and everything is perfect. I especially liked the walk-in shower. The was NO noise problem as mentioned in other reviews. The staff was very friendly and attentive to my needs [extra pillows]. The entire property is non-smoking which is a definite plus for me. It is very close to San Diego at a more reasonable price. I had my own car, so transportation was not a problem. However, the light-rail transit system is quite close and serves the San Diego area from the border to Santee. If you are interested in trolleys, there is a museum across the street in the old National City Depot building. The restaurant on site, Buster's Beach House, changed ownership recently and the problems from the past seem to have been resolved. This is a great property. I will definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton, Virginia, USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hotels in San Diego are too expensive - better choice here.
Carpets in 3rd floor hall has bad smell.
Polite, helpful staff. Made sure we had towels in the pool. Sent some sanitary napkins upon request.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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glendale
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Wonderful hotel, wonderful service ....great location. The room went beyond our expectations....it was very spacious with 2 queen beds plus a seperate sitting room with an additional T.V...The staff was knowledgable and very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Antioch, California, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

easy to find location, very clean & neat. yes we got good sleep, it's so quite. how about adding breakfast too? i was amazed at finding an upscaled hotel of your category. thank you, we surely will come back.



  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 800 Bay Marina Drive, National City, CA 91950
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Location: United States > California > National City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in National City
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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