We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Family Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sommerset Suites Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Sommerset Suites Hotel to your Saves list
Sommerset Suites Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #26 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Palm Desert, California, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Family Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Excellent, clean & inexpensive hotel. Good AAA discounts. Excellent continental breakfast. Cheerful and helpful staff. This hotel has a nice living room area, balconies, full kitchen with utensils and dinnerware. It also has a full-size refrigerator with separate freezer. Excellent value in a central location near grocery store, local restaurants and fast food places within walking distance. Very close to San Diego zoo, see world, airport, and downtown area.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

487 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    254
    163
    42
    19
    9
See reviews for
195
91
45
62
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (94)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed there due to my brothers hospital stay. It is located right across the street from Vibra Hospital of San Diego. Walking distance to great restaurants. Rooms were large, clean and staff was courteous.

  • Stayed September 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rancho Mirage, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Located in the heart of Hillcrest in San Diego, this suite hotel had the most comfortable beds of anyplace I've stayed in the past year. The off street parking with direct elevator access proved to be most convenient for getting in and out.

The rooms were clean and kitchen well appointed for snacks at cocktail time.

Room Tip: A 4th floor room is the top floor, so no foot fall noise from the elephants above you!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Regina, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed here at the end of August. While at a nearby restaurant, it became apparent that we were really close to hospitals as there were a number of ambulances coming and going. Either it was a quiet night or we were exhausted from spending the day at the zoo - we couldn't hear any sirens once we were in the hotel room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SommersetSuitesGM, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear OutTouring
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for the review! Our team is committed to making our guests' stay both enjoyable and comfortable. It is nice to hear that you found the property to meet your needs during your stay here in San Diego. We look forward to your next trip back to our San Diego.

Aron Gokhan Gunver
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kalaheo, Hawaii
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the only hotel in the Hillcrest neighborhood and the reason we stayed here. The hotel is surrounded by hospitals and medical facilities. Hillcrest is a gay neighborhood that starts on the next block (and welcoming to all) with trendy restaurants, shops, coffee bars, grocery stores, nightclubs, bookstores and more. It deserves a better hotel than this one. We stayed 3 nights over Labor Day weekend. Housekeeping forgot to clean our room and only came once which was late on the day before we checked out (the front desk apologized). There was no soap to clean dishes when we arrived or soap for the dishwasher. Also, no sponge or cleaning rag for kitchen. Furniture is just okay. It was muggy outside and difficult to get both living room and bedroom to cool on the first night. We ended up placing a towel over the air conditioner in the living room to force more air into the bedroom at night (same air conditioner is between living room and bedroom). Once we were in the room it was fairly quiet but you can hear some sounds from neighbors. Hallways were noisy with sounds echoing from the central pool area and nearby freeway. Refrigerator was full size and kitchen was pretty basic. We didn't try the continental breakfast. The hotel pictures are out of date - building is now one color and looks drab, which doesn't fit the look of this upscale, rainbow neighborhood.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Kauai-Guy,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel on Trip Advisor. I would like to apologize that the hotel was not up to par. I will follow through by sharing your comments with the appropriate departments to help improve our service levels for you and future guests. We are working on a plan to upgrade our hotel with more sound proof/efficient windows and doors and most likely will be undergoing a complete room renovation sometime in the very near future that will address the issues you mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest in the near future.

Aron Gokhan Gunver
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
north jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In the heart of HILLCREST--great!.
I was able to walk everywhere.
Near Balboa park & zoo.
The service was great & the rooms airy & clean.
Great breakfasts too.
My only complaint is the parking area can get full & the spaces are VERY narrow

Room Tip: the front desk will work with you...very nice
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SommersetSuitesGM, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Good Stuff NJ,
Thank you for staying at our property during your trip to San Diego. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the location and all that Hillcrest has to offer. Our staff works very hard to ensure each guest has an enjoyable and comfortable stay. In regards the parking structure we are consistently looking for ways to improve and enhance our guest's experience and your comments will certainly assist us in future decisions. Once again thank you and it would be a pleasure to have you as our guests again.

Aron Gokhan Gunver
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a great stay at the Sommerset hotel. The rooms were very spacious and clean, with a balcony and breakfast was included. Great location, right in the beautiful Hillcrest area. Walking distance to the zoo, restaurants and nightlife.

The staff were very helpful, although I did get some confusing directions a couple of times.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Sommerset Suites Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sommerset Suites Hotel

Address: 606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Family Hotel in San Diego
#41 Business Hotel in San Diego
#46 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sommerset Suites Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
While here, enjoy a variety of complimentary services and amenities, like Wi-Fi, deluxe continental breakfast each morning and access to our refreshing outdoor pool and spa with BBQ pits. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, AAA Travel Services, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Despegar.com, BookIt.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Sommerset Suites Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sommerset Hotel San Diego
Sommerset San Diego

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sommerset Suites Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.