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“Close to Comic Con in San Diego” 4 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 #104 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Close to Comic Con in San Diego”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Sophisticated place. Well kept, clean, orderly, comfy room and comfy beds with good pillows and supportive mattress. Friendly staff. Overpriced-$369 for one night. Poor lighting…fluorescent lights. Close to fast food and gas. Easy on and off for I-5. Garage parking is additional for $15 unless street parking is available. Seems like a safe area. We parked on the street very nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed 5 days at the Fairfield and were very pleased with the staff and location. The location is one block from Old Town San Diego which we loved. All the great shopping and restaurants were within walking distance and area attractions were within 10 mins. We will definitely stay at this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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corona del mar, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a very nice property with a helpful staff.
Location is great as well, you can stay in town and have some fun or easily get downtown. I would stay here again. It's nice to be able to get a fresh hot meal...................................

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  • Stayed July 2014, 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
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11 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I would like to give the hotel a 5, but I had trouble with the wifi in the first room I was given. I asked to be changed to another room, and the wifi worked fine. The hotel is clean and although there is a parking fee, it is optional and I was able to find on-street parking without much trouble. While I think the hotel is recently renovated (I read somehere it said that was the case), this is an older hotel and still kind of feels "old". The lobby is a very pleasant place to sit and "people watch". Staff was friendly and I loved the location. I would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I havent stayed in Old Town San Diego since the 90's and decided to give this hotel a shot instead of staying in the Gas Lamp. First, its in a great location, directly off of I-5, minutes walk from Old Town restaurants, and easy drives to the beaches, Coronado Island, Downtown San Diego and best off all,you can see the fireworks from Sea World if your balcony faces the right direction.

The service from the Front Desk to the Housekeeping Staff was fantastic. The food was average but nothing bad. If you like the idea of having a quick breakfast before heading out to start your day, this hotel has it.

The rooms are very clean, a little outdated, but I could care less if its as clean as my room.

They have an underground parking garage which is great, but it is small and I constantly noticed truck, vans and other large vehicles had issues parking there. Also, if you dont want door dings, this is not the place for your vehicle.

I didnt visit the pool, but every day there were dozens of families having a great time there.

All in all, if I am not staying inside the Gas Lamp, I will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Georgia
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18 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Good value for a three day business trip. Free shuttle 5 mins to airport and free breakfast (oatmeal, toast, fruit, boiled eggs, yogurt, and cereal). Inner courtyard and fountain area are perfect for breakfast. Room decor was a bit odd with color combos, but spotless and extremely comfortable bed. Rooms on street side are a bit noisy

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed here over 4th of July weekend and loved every moment! Room was on 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and swimming pool. Slept with the balcony doors open every night - it was perfect! Rooms were clean, spacious, and modern. Above expectations for a Fairfield Inn. Only thing that was average was the breakfast. Will stay here again for business or vacations in San Diego.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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)
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:
#23 Green Hotel in San Diego
#44 Family Hotel in San Diego
#65 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*
Number of rooms: 123
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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Also Known As:
Fairfield Inn And Suites San Diego Old Town
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town Hotel San Diego
Holiday Inn Old Town
Holiday Inn San Diego
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