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California Suites Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5415 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117   |  
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Ranked #206 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here on vacation. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was decent. Cereal, fruit and frozen waffles/pancakes. The staff was fantastic and with all the rooms they have, when you call for extra towels you get them very quickly. We got a screaming deal $$ for this hotel but I would pay regular price to stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kalispell, Montana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The grounds are beautiful. Rooms are upgraded, extremely clean. The "TEAM" are all so friendly & helpful. Each person works so hard yet all greet you with a smile, from the Manager's to the Housekeepers to the Maintence. At night the best Security is in place. You can pay more but you will NOT find a better place.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Stockton, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This property is a bit beyond it's prime, but is still very conveniently located and clean. The large pool area (with hot tub) is great for kids and the rooms have areas for food preparation. The daily breakfast room is clean and the continental breakfast has a fair selection of items. There are restaurants/fast food locations nearby and a quarter mile away is a WalMart. Freeway access is a block away, but I have never heard any road noise. The price is discounted for multiple day stays.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Hills, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

To start this place is in a horrible neighborhood. They lock their gates at 10pm. And have a special gate key to get to the area where the rooms are. There were people in the lobby that smelled, it was disgusting if I could have canceled upon check-in I would have. The room was small. Not clean and the bathroom was dingy. The tv was ancient. They said they had HBO, but those two channels did not work. The bed was very uncomfortable and old. The sheets were itchy and there was sand on the comforter. The air conditioner was loud and kept us up most of the night. As soon as we tuned off the air the room heated up immediately. People were slamming doors all night long. If you want a good night sleep do not stay there. I went to get breakfast and there were stale croissants, danishes, muffins and oranges. Not what I was expected when they advertise continental breakfast. The photographer that took the pictures of this motel -definitely can't call it a hotel must be a genius because it looks nothing like the location. I was scared to walk to the car due to the neighborhood. When I checked out they person said nothing to me, I am sure they know not to ask people how there stay was because they would hear an earful!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This Holiday Inn property was greatly Enlarged and Upgraded not long ago.
I appreciated the no wait at Early check in on a Sunday, 3-30-14
The food at the cafe is good , reasonable and fast.
The rooms by the pool with Balcony were my favorites.
Nice big TVs and many channels
Close to Airport for easy Early am flights.
Parking can be a little difficult , But Not too Bad..

Room Tip: A higher floor or a pool room with balcony
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tucson
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

It was ok, we reserved 9 rooms close together for a school trip. Was told they had a hot breakfast, that was a main reason we made reservations. Took over an hour to check in since they ” forgot ” we needed the rooms all together. we even called an hour before we arrived to make sure everything was okay. nobody was happy after being on a tour bus for 8 hours. and the hot breakfast was pastries and muffins. My pillow had drool stains on them needless to say I slept with my travel pillow. Its cheap price,you get what you pay for. I haven't seen a actual room key in years.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What can I say? It was cheap @ $69/night. Compared to other area hotels at $139+. Bed was hard and uncomfortable. Shower head was made for a very short person (5'0") and the bathroom was terrible. The electric outlets were so outdated I couldn't even plug in my hair styling device. The lighting stunk too, so putting on makeup was a guessing game. The walls were thin and created no sound barrier. So we heard everything on each side of us. The worse thing had to be the window. We had an exterior room which faced the parking lot and highway. The window was really old, thin, and did not mute any sound from outside. We could hear people's conversations in the parking lot and the cars/trucks going by were really loud. We did NOT sleep well at all! Overall the place was clean, the front desk folks were super nice, and it was in a convenient location. But we will probably not return on future visits.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about California Suites Hotel

Address: 5415 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #206 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — California Suites Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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