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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106   |  
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Ranked #87 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This hotel is based a little outside of the city so you need to drive, bus or taxi in but its on the shoreline and had great views of the San Diego skyline to make up for it... We upgraded to a junior suite which was huge, had a seperate living area and a balcony overlooking the city, this also overlooks the military base where Top Gun style planes take off and land which was good to see if a little noisy but this didnt happen all the time... Staff are friendly, rooms are serviced daily, very clean and pool areas tidy, gym was small but nice pathways to run outside so no big drama... The heart of San Diego is a 5 minute drive away, very lively city with great restaurants, shops and bars.. Balboa park, the zoo and Mission Beach are all great places to visit. We also drove up to La Joila and Huntington, Newport, Laguna beaches from here..

Room Tip: Balcony rooms give a bit more space, a normal double room felt a little claustaphobic so we upgraded...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I admittedly didn't take advantage of the property as much as I had originally hoped after seeing photos of the place, but I still enjoyed my stay. The location is beautiful and the property was quiet. Beds were very comfortable. My flight landed early and though a king bed room wasn't immediately available, they were able to accomodate me in a double queen several hours before check in time. The staff were all very polite and accomodating. Room service was prompt, reasonable, hot, and delicious.

I did manage to sandwich right between two concerts, so I can't really say how bad it gets with the crowds and sound, but absent of that, the stay was really a positive experience.

A drive to the airport is approximately 5-10 minutes. Downtown/Gaslamp District is maybe 15-20 and Coronado is about 30 mins.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HHMI, Guest Relations Manager at Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for your recent visit with us. We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience at Humphreys! We hope you come back again soon and take advantage of all the amenities the property has to offer!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at this hotel. As regards to the location magic but while we were there they held 2 concerts and unless you are fans of the artists the music in your room at 90 decibels can be very wearing especially after a 11 hour flight and you are on a -8hour time line. The good parts are the happy hour and groups in the bar area with the superb view over the harbour area.

The venue has to decide if it is a concert arena with hotel or a hotel with concert facilities .

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We've been staying at Humphrey's for a number of years now; San Diego is our favourite west coast location, and again it didn't disappoint. The staff are friendly and knowledgable about the area and the location superb. If you stay make sure you visit the Back Stage Bar, the music Is fantastic, in fact better than some of the headline acts on the outside stage, the staff again fantastic, and if you catch happy hour, and why wouldn't you, the food is great and the drinks reasonably priced. Hope to be back soon!

Room Tip: If you like to sit out with a drink in the evening get a room with a patio, just as good as one with...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

You won't believe this place when you arrive. It is like no place else in the world. When is the last time you stayed at a Tahitian style motel alongside a harbor full of bobbing sailboats? My stay was just one night and although there was a concert going on, I didn't have time to attend it. If I can time my visit better next time I will try to include the concert because it looks to be a great venue. The grounds are landscaped in tropical plants with waterfalls and such, and the pool area is amazing. The whole motel is non-smoking, which I appreciate. The restaurant next door is first class and the band playing in the bar was quite good. Good food and service in both the bar and restaurant. The room was spotless and in perfect condition. Good bed and linens and tons of pillows. The bathroom was large with a good shower and extra nice toiletries. The free Wi-Fi Internet was fast and reliable. The only thing I would change is it would be nice to have breakfast start at 6:00 AM instead of 6:30, so I could get breakfast and still catch my flight. The hotel is very convenient to the airport but you don't get any noise from it. This was a fun place and I'm already looking forward to returning. If you are looking for traditional and stodgy, stay away from this place. If you want a delightful, memorable visit, definitely check out the Half Moon.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms include a patio with chairs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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HHMI, Guest Relations Manager at Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for making Humphreys your home away from home while visiting San Diego! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and hope to see you again soon!
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Fullerton, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We recently bought a package for Olivia Newton-John concert at the hotel that included a "Suite" as part of the deal. Upon arriving, we were told that we were being "upgraded" to a better suite.
Well, if this was better, I would not like to see the lesser one, that's for sure! Believe it or not, the suite not only had a moldy smell upon entering, but the bathtub was full of dirt! The room had peeling paint, stained carpet and old fixtures. So, come for the great concerts, but then leave afterwards!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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HHMI, Guest Relations Manager at Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your recent visit and for attending one of our concerts. I apologize the suite was not up to par. We are in the process of fully renovating our entire property. All of our guest rooms and most of our junior suites have been completely remodeled. Unfortunately the suite we upgraded you to has yet to be renovated. In the fall we will continue renovations with the rest of our junior suites and our larger one bedroom suites. We hope you'll come back to give Humphreys another try, maybe once we have completed renovations on our suites.
We sincerely thank you for for the feedback!
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and each night there was a concert. Olivia Newton John, Chicago, Doobie Bros. Not so bad listening to the music in your room but the aftermath goes on with roadies clearing away and one off concert attenders clearing off the car park. The tour buses parked in the car park with generators running all night dont help.Another issue as a guest parking your car with all spaces occupied by concert goers. Dont get a room on the car park side its hell. The rooms are fine and well appointed but i would not stay here with young kids or during concert periods. The restaurant is also "unavailable" during concert evenings. They need to decide what they are as IMHO hotel guests are secondary to concert goers. wont be back soon.

Room Tip: Any room starting 400 up or by the pool. Not car park side.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

Address: 2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#78 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complemented by arching palms and gentle ponds are Humphreys’ beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Many of our accommodations offer patios or balconies with stunning views of San Diego Bay or the dramatic skyline. All the amenities that you would find at a luxury resort are offered at Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Suites. Thoughtful conveniences include 42” HD flat panel TVs, refrigerators, coffeemakers, hairdryers, iron and boards, pay-per-view movies, in-room safes and free high speed internet. ... more   less 
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