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“Great New Hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3900 Old Town Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110 (Formerly Mission Inn Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #108 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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“Great New Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Great spot. Thought I was staying at a Holiday Inn Express but apparently they changed the name. The real treat is how they changed the hotel! Wow! Great looking hotel rooms, Great free breakfast! Finally the Wi-Fi really works all over the place! Worth the extra money to stay in a nice place.

  • Stayed January 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed for one night in May 2011 when the hotel was still a Holiday Inn Express. Since it sounds like there have been a lot of changes since then, I'm only going to comment on the location. We chose to stay in Old Town on the tail of a trip to Palm Springs. We wanted to see a different area of San Diego and, location-wise, this hotel delivered.

We found easy street parking across from the hotel and didn't move our car until the next morning when it was time to head to the airport. So, don't be afraid to park on the street!

The hotel is in easy walking distance to plenty of restaurants and the Old Town historic park. We caught the Saturday market, and walked over a few blocks to explore the great houses in Heritage Park.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This hotel is now formally a Fairfield Inn and Suites, one of the Marriott brands. I have been an occasional business customer over the years and wouldn't hesitate to be a repeat customer. Yes, renovation continues, but what the critics don't mention is how much improvement in the property can be bought with 4.5 million dollars.

The makeover is impressive, and you're met with a lobby that has been completely renovated. It's bright, welcoming, and user friendly, with a business work area that includes computers, internet access, printing capacity, etc. Check in was responsive and fast, as was checkout. In the interim I experienced their breakfast offering, which was more than adequate. In addition to the requisite cereal, bagels, OJ, etc. they offer the capacity to make waffles and have a selection of Jimmy Dean Bacon or Sausage and Egg muffins that can be microwaved.

The rooms have been totally re-done and they are comfortable, roomy, and very nicely appointed. Mine came with a King sized bed, a comfortable easy chair and ottoman, a work desk and chair that were very comfortable and functional, the usual flat panel cabled TV, new carpeting, a small fridge and microwave, and all the other amenities that usually come with a room (coffee maker, hair dryer, etc.). Internet access was easy and the signal was strong.

My room overlooked the courtyard, and that was especially impressive. New french doors ensure a clear view of the courtyard but if you are so inclined you can open them, access a small balcony, and take in the sights and sounds below, to include the water fountain, palm trees, flowers and bushes, etc. The pool and sauna areas have been renovated as well, and are in the courtyard itself.

As regards my interaction with the staff and the manager of the hotel, I was impressed. They were always responsive, friendly and accommodating and certainly made me feel at home while away from home.

Lastly, and the real kicker, is their location, which is directly adjacent to Old Town. I would estimate a walk of no more than two or three blocks to get into Old Town. The property is just off I-5 but you won't notice noise from the highway. The entire property is "gated" so you should feel safe, with the surrounding area being upscale and very nice.

I would highly recommend this hotel to the business traveler, to families and to those who want a pleasant stay with very nice accommodating staff. It's location is ideal and the improvements to the property are impressive.

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  • Stayed January 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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MissionInnOT, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
Dear Odysseus46,

Thank you so much for your kind rooms about our Fairfield Inn & Suites! We believe that will all of our new upgrades and renovation we have a hidden gem here in Old Town and we are thrilled you were able to experience our hotel!

Thank you again for your business, we hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,

Management!
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town

Address: 3900 Old Town Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110 (Formerly Mission Inn Old Town)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in San Diego
#42 Family Hotel in San Diego
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the culture and history of Old Town, this charming Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town provides the traveler with an escape from reality and the opportunity to experience the true birth place of California. Inspired by a historic Spanish Mission, this San Diego hotel provides refreshing accommodations with Marriott’s renowned service at an excellent value. We provide you with just what you need, and skip what you don't, so travel is easy and productive. Take advantage of our complimentary breakfast in our breakfast room or under our covered patio. Our convenient location provides you easy access to the Convention Center, San Diego Gaslamp, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park and over 70 miles of San Diego's most famed beaches. Experience something new in Old Town- Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego. ... more   less 
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