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“Comfortable and cozy in downtown” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   840 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #90 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Sutter Creek, United States
1 review
“Comfortable and cozy in downtown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a nice little place to stay right downtown. Affordable, and the breakfast was better than what we expected. Beds were a bit too firm for us, but the location was great, staff was friendly and helpful, and parking was cheaper than most other hotels. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Nathaniel,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at our property and I am delighted to hear that you loved our convenient location and the friendly and helpful staff.

We hope to see you again in the near future.
Y Chen
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The picture is very misleading, the big building in the back was a different hotel. We thought because it was a BW that it would be a hotel not a motel. Room was to small and the bathroom, the door barely cleared the toilet. There is not much walking space. The only good thing was the free hot breakfast, which is a brunch style setting. The staff was friendly and helpful. But we will not be staying there again.

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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Carrie,
Thank you for your comments of the recent stay at our property. In regards to the hotel photos, we currently have on Bestwestern website four exterior photos of the hotel from different angles and three room photos to give a better picture of the hotel. We do apologize if you feel the photos were misleading. We are glad that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast as well as the friendly and helpful staff.
Thank you.
Y Chen
General Manager
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saint petersburg, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

this hotel is a great value, and is a great choice if you like a unique vacation spot and a more personal feel as opposed to a huge hotel chain with thousands of rooms. staff remembers who you are and where your room is, and was willing to help with anything you might need during your stay. I would highly recommend to anyone staying in San Diego

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Rachel,
Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and our friendly staff.
We are looking forward to have you back in the near future.
Y Chen
General Manager
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Solana Beach, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We love this hotel and it's location. Walking distance to a lot of places. Coffee is good and nice selection of breakfast items. It has clean, bright rooms and friendly, helpful service. Very happy to stay here and would again.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Dear Amber,
Thank you for the nice comments regarding your stay at Best Western Garden Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed our hotel and we are looking forward having you as a guest at our property in the future.
Y Chen
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This hotel is a few blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Zoo, and I-5. Rooms are small but very nice. We had three people and two surf boards and could have used a wee bit more space. Very clean. Breakfast is great. Staff is very helpful and friendly. This is a no smoking hotel which in CA means no marijuana.

Room Tip: I would suggest the second floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear Sttly,
It is a pleasure to see you enjoyed your stay at our property. We do hope you return in the near future when your business or travels bring you to San Diego.
We will be looking forward to have you back as our customer.
Thank you.
Y Chen
General Manager
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Cardiff by the Sea, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I was very impressed with this hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly, and the rooms were clean, bright, comfortable and actually charming (different déor than other BW). Huge flat screen TV, and we could see Petco Park from the window! FYI, the floors were squeaky so get a room on the top floor. They have continental breakfast available in the a.m. and a small parking lot. Parking is $10/night, but this is cheaper than other downtown hotels I've stayed at. We came back one evening and there were 3 spaces left. Two had cones reserving the space and the last available one was really tight because the other guests didn't know how to park! The front desk employee saw us sitting there and came right out and said he'd move a cone for us.
Great location in downtown, you could walk or cheap taxi to anywhere. I will stay here again & recommend it to my friends.

Room Tip: Floors squeak, so ask for top floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Dear Captain Lita,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our property Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay as well as our friendly staff.
We are looking forward to have you again as our guest in the near future.

Y Chen
General Manager
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Akron, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a very small, clean hotel. If you are just sightseeing and need a clean place to sleep this is it. It is 3 blocks from a McDonalds, and the tram/bus station. There is not much in the way of decent restaurants around, but if you have a car or ride the tram, it's no problem.
It is incredibly clean, I saw a maid scrubbing the bathroom floor on her hands & knees! The staff is really nice, and are helpful with local information.
I was impressed that they took the time to put our 2 reservations together, and gave us adjoining rooms, they offered us the key to unlock the connecting door without us having to ask.
The breakfast was good, it's a one woman operation, so if you're in a rush, grab cereal & a bagel and you're ready to go. If you're willing to be patient, the hot food comes out and is very good.

Room Tip: No pool or kids activities, this is not a big resort, just a clean quiet room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Y_Chen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Jecog,
Thank you for sharing your Best Western Garden Inn experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel. We certainly appreciate your kind words on our clean and comfortable accommodations and look forward to welcoming you back to San Diego!
Thank you.
Y Chen
General Manager
Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn
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Address: 840 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #90 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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