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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)   |  
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Ranked #138 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Only the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Doubletree has a reputation of being a warm and friendly place to stay. This San Diego hotel meets all of these requirements. The staff is friendly and helpful and the cookies (choco-chip) are to die for!! The room was spacious and a balcony overlooking the pool area provided us with a place to dry out our scuba gear!!
Access is easy and straigh-forward, but beware of the garage ceiling - we have a 3/4 ton pickup that did not fit and parking it became a bit of a hassle. Still, there was adequate parking for all guests.
The bartenders were friendly, the beer cold, and the service more than adequate!
In the morning we had the buffet breakfast and it was wonderful, fresh, and a great start to a day of scuba diving the wrecks of San Diego!
I heartily recommend this hotel and plan on staying there again!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Skip S,

We are so pleased to hear of your comfort and enjoyment at our San Diego hotel. Thank you for your compliments on everything from our warm cookies and spacious accommodations to our delicious hot breakfast buffet and friendly service. We appreciate your high recommendation and review of our property, and hope your business travels bring you back for few days of scuba diving real soon!

Best,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed here in August 12. Great welcome from reception but children were more impressed with the welcome cookies...yum. Great location just off the freeway and I was expecting a lot more traffic noise but hardly any. We booked a family room on one of the higher floors and it was perfect. Lots of space and you could close the door between them if you needed some space. The break was too busy to use the pool but it was getting good use from the other guests. A nice, if quiet bar which was hardly used. There are some restaurants etc along the hotel circle but you're only 15mins from downtown San Diego so we just drove down to the gas light quarter and ate there. One thing to mark it down and that's the parking charge... it's not as if this hotel is in the centre of town and i think it's just an excuse to try and make some extra cash.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear Jim S,

It's wonderful to hear that our family room was perfect for you and your family! Thank you for mentioning some of our great amenities and also our close proximity to Downtown San Diego. Please know that our parking fee is commensurate with the majority of brand hotels in the entire area. You will find that the properties that do not charge, will, most definitely, have higher accommodation rates. Thank you your great review and ratings on your experience with us. We hope your travels bring you and your family back to visit again soon.

Warm Regards,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My family stayed for 5 nights at this DT property and had a wonderful time. Made our reservation about a month ahead and was pleased with the attractive rate offered. I contacted the hotel directly on two separate occasions to confirm our reservation as the travel date neared. The front desk staff was courteous and helpful both times. I also called on the day of arrival to advise a late check-in due to an unexpected delay. Upon check-in, Sammie at the front desk remembered our conversation regarding the late arrival. I thought the personalized meet and greet was a nice touch after my 11-hour trip! The hotel is off I-8 so the traffic noise was apparent, especially during morning commute hours, but not so much to be bothersome. The entrance to the hotel was inviting with a small waterfall. Our room on the top floor was clean and the decors were all in good condition. The bathroom was also clean and everything was in good working order. However the bathroom ceiling fan was a bit loud and not sure if it actually got any steam out. The beds were tidy and comfortable. The mini refrigerator (no microwave) came in handy. Wi-Fi was available inside the room and in the lobby at no additional charge (included in our room rate). We found the bandwidth adequate for web serving and emails. The pool was nice / clean and never got too crowded during our entire stay. That being said, I think it would be more enjoyable had the water temperature been a few degrees warmer in the evening hours. The hotel is convenient located (again off I-8). A Westfield shopping center and a Target store are ~5 minutes away. Seaworld, SD Zoo, and Old Town SD plus a major supermarket are all within a 10 - 15 min drive. On-site hotel parking was $16 per day and parking spaces were plentiful. However the multi-level garage can be a challenge to negotiate for large vehicles but should be fine for most cars and mid-size SUVs. A maintenance person happened to ride down the elevator with us when we were on our way to check out. I was pleasantly surprised when he politely asked if things worked ok in my room and whether everything met my family's expectations. This was yet another example of customer orientation at this hotel. By the way, we had breakfast at 3 different Yelp recommended places and liked Ricky's the best (just a short ~1 minute drive from the hotel). I highly recommend this DT property and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear 2bz2p,

Thank you very much for sharing the extensive details on your recent experience with us. We are excited to hear how much you and your family enjoyed our San Diego hotel. All of your wonderful compliments are greatly appreciated by our staff, and we are certain that other travelers will find your tips and suggestions very helpful. Thank you for your high recommendation of our hotel. It's fantastic to hear that you would definitely stay with us again! We hope it will be soon!

Best,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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Damietta, Egypt
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

good room and good hotel but it's away from city and malls, you must take a taxi or walk to next bus station,also they accept to received my online shipments from online store.hotel without breakfast but you can take a breakfast in next hotel in hotel circuit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear MohamedWaly,

Thank you for staying with us and posting a review. We are happy to hear of your comfort and enjoyment. It is always our pleasure to assist with anything we can to ensure that your are enjoying your experience. We do have our very own restaurant at our hotel, Panini Grill & Bar, that offers California cuisine including oven-baked pizza, grilled panini sandwiches, scrumptious salads and much more. We are also only driving minutes away from a variety of malls and a wide selection of restaurants. It will be great to welcome you back to our San Diego hotel again soon.

Best,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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Endicott, New York
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12 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I said here last week on business and thought the hotel was ok. I would stay again, but prefer to stay downtown if possible. The staff was friendly, there was a lot of families at the hotel rather than business travelers, so little bit more noise in halls and by pool, but nothing I felt was excessive. If you stay here, you will have to drive to dinner as there are not a lot of options for restaurants close by. There are plenty of options within a few miles as the hotel is very close to the mission valley shopping areas, but definately a drive. It was a Doubletree so unless you are a frequent traveler, internet is a charge. Again the hotel was clean, staff was friendly, just location is better at other hotels in the area for me.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear Jim S,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to complete the review on your recent experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our friendly customer service and clean accommodations; however, we are disappointed to hear that the restaurants and shops in our immediate area failed to fit your preference. Thank you for mentioning that you would stay again. We hope we do have the pleasure of having you visit us soon.

Best Regards,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights and found the hotel to be clean, the staff to be friendly and enjoyed the pool area. It was very busy with softball teams during our stay which caused the pool to be crowded, but was not a major inconvenience. The hotel is a short drive to all of the attractions, we would have no hesitation staying here again. The only gripe I have is that we brought an oversized vehicle (cargo carrier on roof) and were told to park out back. The area was designated for oversized vehicles, but many cars were parked there meaning it was very difficult to find a spot. The hotel should ensure cars park in the parkade to allow room for oversized vehicles.

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the back of the hotel - we had no issues with road noise whatsoever.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear S F,

We appreciate you and your family making us a part of your 4 night stay in San Diego. We are delighted to receive your fantastic review on our property and to hear that you enjoyed our clean hotel, friendly service and amenities. Thank you for mentioning that our hotel is conveniently located just minutes away from all of the San Diego attractions. We also appreciate your suggestion in regard to parking for oversized vehicles. Please know that we have immediately followed up with our staff to ensure that we continue to make the appropriate efforts to remind our guests that this is a designated area. Again, thank you for your excellent review and ratings on our San Diego hotel.

Sincerely,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have a team of 12 staying here for 5 days. On check in the Manager on duty Stephanie Lucook told one of my parents that if her son was making excessive noise that security would be called and given a warning on the second offense the police would be called. Doesn't sound like a family friendly envirnoment to me. Later she shut the pool down at 10:25 when the posted time was 11:00, when asked why she said excessive noise I asked why a warning was not given she said she didn't have to. There are at least 7 teams staying here 75% of the hotel and they are happy to take your money but don't want to treat them with respect. I would never stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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eCommerceCoordinator, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Joshua H,

We apologize for any miscommunication that occurred during your stay with us. Please be assured that we are most certainly a family friendly environment. Our standard practice is to review our property rules with our groups and teams staying with us, as we do with all of our guests. There is always a certain level of excitement around any group of kids and we do our best to keep the noise level down during the late evening hours. Again, we are sorry for any miscommunication. Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued opinions and suggestions.

Best Regards,
Mark Lewis, General Manager
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Address: 1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Hotel Circle 3.5*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, Doubletree Club Hotel San Diego offers all the amenities you need and want, including: Over 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space hosting events from 10 to 300 persons. Panini Grill & Bar; fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio-exercise equipment; 24-hour business center, heated outdoor pool and spa; lush courtyard with large sundeck area, video game room, newsstand/gift shop, coin-operated guest laundry facilities. ... more   less 
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