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“Very nice hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3525 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130   |  
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Ranked #24 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Danville Ca
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“Very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The staff here is very nice and do the little extras for their guests. The rooms are spotless and nice size. Very large shower. Nice lobby with 3 tvs. Convenient location just off the highway. Free underground parking. Free breakfast with eggs, sausage,waffles and more.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Hi traveller2107,

Thank you for your recent stay with us! It sounds like you and your family were able to thrive while at the Residence Inn! We appreciate your sharing your experience for our future guests to read about on TripAdvisor.

Safe travels!

-Kiyomi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a new Residence Inn. Rooms are very modern. The staff is fantastic! Michelle Valdez will take care of you! The morning breakfast is what you would expect but did I mention that they have a 5:30 to 7:00 happy hour. Beers are free! Join the staff and guests to start the night out right.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hi markhfour,

Thank you for making us your first review on TripAdvisor!

Michelle is a great asset to our team and we thank you for recognizing her outstanding customer service! Social Hour is definitely the place to be Monday-Thursday also :).

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to San Diego!

Safe travels,

Kiyomi C.
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

So after looking online for a place to stay, for a Saturday night stay.
Checked in a bit early, 1:30p and asked what was the better location.
The Freeway side or the other side. As I was skeptical of the noise, of the road.
Anyway listened to Front desk person who said oh the view is better on Freeway side.
Well if was a view of AM/PM and parking lot of next door motel. Just so you know there is nothing to do at this place. Yes it is new but dont bother for the rate. Had to listen to road noise
all night. Stayed on the coach bed and woke up with a bad back.
The free breakfast is basically basic eggs... I am not sure about these people with 4-5 stars ratings. Maybe if you compare to motel 6....it is 5 stars.

Room Tip: Dont get a room on the Freeway side...You will not Sleep...Plus the only view is of Gas Station, and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Casey G, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Fastdata,

I appreicate the feedback you provied and I apologize for your expeirence with us. As a new hotel, we are looking for ways to improve and make the hotel a great place to stay for all of our guest. We often suggest rooms on the south side of the hotel for the views of the Torrey Pines area. If you don't mind, can you reach out so that I can inquire more about your stay with us. I would like to research this a bit further.

Sincerely,

Casey Grieme
General Manager
casey.grieme@marriott.com
(858) 461-4960
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Marlton, New Jersey
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our greeting was friendly and welcoming. The General Manager also came out, greeted us and told us about the addition of happy hour on Thursday nights, with beer, wine and finger foods. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast in the morning was plentiful and a nice selection, usually it is a continental, but this also included eggs. Didn't get to use the pool, but it looked nice. We would recommend and stay here again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Casey G, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Imthimy1,

Thank for you your recent stay with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our additional Thursday night social experience and the hot breakfast we serve daily. We appreciate the positive feedback and hope to host you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Casey Grieme
General Manager
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Springville, Utah
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were able to check in early and were able to stay next to our son and family. The rooms were new very comfortable. We spent just one night and was offered to take late check out, but didn't have the time. The breakfast was also nice. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Hello Blaine L,

Thank you for choosing the brand-new Residence Inn Del Mar for your visit to Sea World! I'm glad we were able to provide rooms close to your son and his family so you could maximize your time spent with each other while in San Diego. Next time you're in town, we look forward to seeing you and your family again! Since you've already been to SeaWorld, you'll have to go to our world-famous San Diego Zoo on your next visit! :)

Safe travels!

-Kiyomi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Hotel is pretty nice. I believe it just opened up a few months back so everything is new and in good condition. Staff was friendly. Only stayed the weekend in a single room suite. A little small but not terrible.
Had a kitchen, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

Stayed October 2013
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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hi Cmendez007,

Thank you for your review! You're right- we're brand new and opened in July :). I'm glad you enjoyed your suite and fully equipped kitchen.

We look forward to taking care of you on your next visit to San Diego!

Warm regards,

-Kiyomi
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Chino Hills, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed here with the wife one night on Columbus day weekend. Have stayed at many RI's before and can say this certainly was an appealing hotel. As other reviews have stated, the hotel is fairly new and still looks spotless. Room was identical to the pix with room and furnishings in great condition. Lots of lighting fixtures available in the room to suit different tastes. Bathroom had enlarged shower stall and no tub. Sink is locate outside the shower and toilet room. Didn't notice any outside noise. Did notice some footsteps from upstairs room but not anything unusual for hotels. Breakfast was ok and typical of other RI's. Secured parking below hotel was a nice feature. Need to check in first to get the room key that opens the gate to the garage. Best of all, discerning wife had no issues with hotel!

Nearby malls had plenty of restaurants. Just ask front desk for advice.
I would highly recommend this hotel for those who are familiar and prefer RI's.

Room Tip: Higher floor to eliminate any chance of an occupied room above you.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Hi Ceetom1,

Thank you for taking a moment to submit a review for us. It sounds like you and your wife enjoyed your time at the hotel and that's what we love to hear! You've also shared great tidbits of information for future guests- thank you!

Safe travels!

-Kiyomi
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Address: 3525 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New hotel! Opened July 2013. Conveniently located just minutes away from the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar Race Track, Beaches, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo. The hotel has 118 suites with full kitchens designed to make your extended trips to San Diego relaxing and enjoyable. When visiting San Diego for leisure or business, the Residence Inn Del Mar is a sure bet! ... more   less 
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