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“Sparkling clean, quiet, wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo / Carmel Mountain Ranch

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Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo / Carmel Mountain Ranch
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11002 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego, CA 92128   |  
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Ranked #6 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oak Forest, IL
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“Sparkling clean, quiet, wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2006

I am so sorry we were only able to stay 3 days. The location was perfect for us, the room was spotless, quiet, spacious and far exceeded our expectations. The price was great, too. The breakfast provided in the lobby was excellent, not just a continental breakfast. I highly recommend this hotel.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orangevale, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2006

Stayed for two nights for a wedding in the area. Very clean, quiet, easy to get to location. Daily breakfast was quite good, didn't get to enjoy afternoon reception. Only bedding choice is one queen in bedroom (sliding doors), with sofa sleeper in small living area. One bathroom. Believe they have two bedroom units, too. Kitchen well stocked with all cooking utensils. I usually do full-service Marriott's, but would try this again!

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Rancho Bernardo Inn after my best friend's wedding. The wedding location was beautiful, every little detail was taken care of, and the staff was amazing. We had a great time.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2005

I just returned to VA from a 5-day trip to San Diego (my hometown)!! My fiance' and I had the opportunity to stay at the Residence Inn in Rancho Bernardo. We had the best time!!

We were greeted at the front desk by the nicest hotel clerk, and felt like 'family' from day-1. We checked in on a Thursday around 7:45pm, and just missed 'happy hour' which is a variety of food served from 4:30pm-7:30pm, Mon-Thurs. We were told that they offer a full breakfast buffet daily, so we decided to check it out. It was great! Depending on the day, you can choose from French toast, pancakes, tacos, or biscuits & gravy, AND, donuts, fruit, cereals, muffins, bagels, toast, scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, sausage, yogurt, coffee, tea or milk. We ate by the pool one day, and in our room on another.

The room, had a full kitchen (complete with utensils, plates/cups, pots/pans), private balcony, central air/heat, and free internet access. We felt as if we had found the perfect 'apartment'.

If you want to visit San Diego and experience a nice, quiet, upscale setting, then the Residence Inn in Rancho Bernardo is for you. The staff was always friendly, and helpful. They offer to pick-up groceries, provide 24 gym privileges, and the use of a clothing valet service.

We have both decided to make this 'our' special place when we visit in the future.

Dee in Richmond, VA

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2005

There are apparently 2 Residence Inns in Rancho Bernardo. This review applies to the Carmel Mountain Ranch location.

Spacious suite/apartment-style layout with full kitchen. Excellent breakfast bar with waffles. Stayed on a weekend, so didn’t partake in the free weeknight “light dinner” and cocktail hour. Room was comfortable, though slightly funky smell pervaded the whole apartment, but it wasn’t intolerable. Décor slightly dated – late 80s/early 90s vibe. Doors open to exterior corridor, like a low-rise California apartment complex. Property is near highway, but set back far enough that we didn't hear any traffic.

The free high-speed internet access didn’t work with my Dell laptop at first – I had to call GuestTek support, who fixed the problem. Free parking. In-room coffee and microwave popcorn complimentary. If you are staying for several days you can leave a grocery shopping list with the front desk, apparently, and they will shop for you. Not sure what fees are involved. There is a basketball/tennis court, and weekly manager's barbeques, which we did not experience. Had to sign a statement, standard for all guests checking in on weekend nights, apparently, that we were not going to be having any parties in the room! Since we were asleep within an hour of checkin, this was not a concern...

Overall: This was my first Residence Inn experience, and it was certainly pleasant. I'd happily stay at this one again. If others are at this level or better, then I'll be a happy traveler.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo / Carmel Mountain Ranch

Address: 11002 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo / Carmel Mountain Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 123
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