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Red Roof Inn - Pacific Beach, San Diego
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4545 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109   |  
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Ranked #116 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“would stay here again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's a dog friendly place, and they don't charge you for your pet. I didn't travel with any pets, but still to a pet owner, you can't help but love these things.

Rooms were very new, and the sheets , bath towels and floor were all clear and in good condition. Asothers said, the rooms are small, but I stay in a city where rooms are small generally so that didn't bother me. The rooms have basically everything I need, ironing board, coffee maker, tv, free wifi, fridge, etc. The walls are thin, so you will hear tv and sounds coming from yr neighbouring room. I like the staff, they were friendly and always proactively ready to print driving instructions. It's really good value I think, about USD 60 per night with complimentary breakfast and parking.

The area within walking distance is mostly car dealerships, so don't stay here if you are not driving. If you drive, then the beach is less than 10 minutes away, and you can get to the airport and downtown in half hour or so. Feels generally like a safe area even if quiet.

San Diego is a pretty place, great for family vacations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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RedRoofMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn - Pacific Beach, San Diego, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for giving us your feedback. We consider pets as family, so as long they behave, we will never charge a fee or deposit for bringing them along. We hope you come and see us soon...everyone is welcome!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in March and loved it. The rooms are small but the cleanliness & staff made it better. The rooms were renovated and everything looks very nice. The front desk staff was great with directions. Vanessa always had something new to sugest for us to try. Whenever we needed directions they were very helpful. It's a great placeto stay and the price is unbeatable I will be back to the Red Roof Inn next time I'm in San Diego !!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedRoofMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn - Pacific Beach, San Diego, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for mentioning the extra special service that Vanessa was able to provide during your stay. With so many things to do in San Diego, it's not easy to cover all the driving directions but we strive to do our best.
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Roswell
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Good; They have really cleaned this place up. It's now smoke free.
The Bad; Customer Focus. The desk rep at my initial arrival was polite, but not very accomadating. I got there about 11am and was told availability wasn't till 3pm (the latest time for room prep) and had to find something to do for the next 4 hours, only to get a room that was clearly not occupied the prior night that could have been made available early.
When questioning the practice I was offered a stream of excuses that included everything except what it would have taken to meet an early arrival's needs.
My Recomendation; When faced with an early arrival, focus on getting them a room as soon as possible rather than waiting till all the rest of the rooms are ready.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ventimiglia, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Spent two nights here with my family in August 2011.
Positive quality/price rate. Hotels tend to be very very expensive in San Diego so this was a good solution.
The negative aspect was the noise at night. There were people talking in front of our room in the middle of the night. We complained with the management and they were very kind in apologising.
At first we didn't know there was a breakfast room but on the second morning we discovered.
We were able to use a free computer in the lobby.
As a whole, not bad.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Pros:
Recently remodeled interior
Cheap rates
Free breakfast (cereal, bagels, pastries)

Cons:
Parking could be a problem - can park on the street, read the signs
Towels were DIRTY!
Ashtray trashcan thing right outside our unit. Smokers congregated in front of #324.
Very thin walls
You hear a lot of sirens - must have a fire station nearby? Maybe?

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Red Roof Inn, very recently renovated, was a million cuts above others we've stayed in. The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable, the bathroom clean and well-stocked, and they accepted our small dogs with no charge. The location is awesome, the staff bright and cheery and eager to please - and the nightly rate is the lowest we've found in the area! HOORAY....high praise!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedRoofMgmt, General Manager at Red Roof Inn - Pacific Beach, San Diego, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
I really appreciate your valuable input regarding your recent stay with us, and I will gladly share this review with our hotel team members. Please come back and visit us soon.
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Address: 4545 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #116 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn - Pacific Beach, San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of San Diego, the Red Roof Inn San Diego Pacific Beach/Seaworld Area is near beautiful Mission Bay Park—the largest manmade aquatic park in the world. We’re within 10 minutes to some of San Diego’s most popular attractions, including SeaWorld, the world famous San Diego Zoo, Mission Beach, Valley view Casino Center, Old Town San Diego, Fashion Valley Mall, and University of San Diego. Within 15-20 minutes of Red Roof San Diego, you’ll find La Jolla Cove, Qualcomm Stadium, Balboa Park, Harbor Cruises with whale watching, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, USS Midway Museum, the GasLamp Quarter, Petco Park, University Town Centre Mall, Mission Valley Mall, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, the University of California San Diego, the California Western Center of Law, and San Diego State University, and LEGOLAND. We are also near many military bases and also within walking distance of several restaurants. Our comfortable rooms offer high speed wireless internet, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, and hairdryers. Our hotel has a business center, and a deluxe breakfast each morning. With our easy access to so many of San Diego’s fun destinations, it’s easy to see why we’re the ideal choice for your stay!ed Roof San Diego Pacific Beach/SeaWorld has recently been renovated and has 100% non-smoking guestrooms and features a free continental breakfast from 7 to 10 am every morning, a business center with a free PC and printer for guests’ use, a guest laundry, free wireless internet in all guest rooms and throughout the building, and free onsite parking for cars, trucks, and vans. Our comfortable guest rooms have Cable TV, featuring HBO, CNN, ESPN and Disney; data ports; hair dryers, iron/ironing boards and in-room coffee makers; and free microwaves and mini-fridges in all rooms. ... more   less 
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