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“Not what was promised” 2 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Seven Seas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)   |  
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Ranked #170 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Not what was promised”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We needed to book a hotel for the night before our cruise departed and wanted a hotel that offered complimentary transportation to the cruise terminal. A number of hotels, including the BW Seven Seas, were listed on a "cruise friendly" website as offering complimentary transportation to the cruise terminal. I then called the BW Seven Seas and was assured that they offered this complimentary service. Based on this information we booked a room. Upon checking Into the hotel today we were informed that this "complimentary" service would cost $10.00 each. A manager was not available to talk to and front desk personnel just kept saying "sorry."

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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bw7seasMGR, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Seven Seas, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear Traveler,

Thank you so much for your comments. We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion you encountered on your most recent stay with us. We are a cruise friendly property, but a guest has to book the Park and Cruise Package which includes parking for up to 14 days as well transportation to and from the terminal. Unless the Park and Cruise Package is purchased, it is our policy to charge $10 for cruise ship terminal. Once again we apologize for any confusion and hope that you rethink staying with us for your future needs in San Diego.

Kind Regards,

Joe Toczylowski
General Manager
Best Western Seven Seas
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

After we had a terrible experience with a local B&B we had to scramble and find a new place to stay. We found this Best Western and we're so thankful that we did! The staff were friendly and extremely accommodating. We arrived early in the morning and the lady at check-in let us store our refrigerated items for the day even though we couldn't check in until 3pm. She didn't have to do that but that type of service is what makes this a great hotel. The one and only drawback for us was that there weren't any queen rooms available, but that's understandable since we ended up here at the last minute. Stayed 5 nights, the pool and hot tubs were great and so were all the staff.

Green Features: Maids kept the place clean without destroying the environment.
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at this hotel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Every staff member I dealt with was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was great too. Overall I was very impressed with this hotel, based on the price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I stayed here in early April while waiting for my golf buddies. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The on site restaurant had good selection and the food I ordered was good but a bit pricey. The grounds were well kept with flora and fauna. The pool area was nice with a workout area and a outdoor hot tub. The property had visible overnight security. The only gripe I had was the upfront $75 charge even though I prepaid through Hotwire. I would gladly stay here again.

Room Tip: Airport shuttle is free.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Yucaipa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed there one night during a weekend trip to San Diego. The room was clean, the beds were reasonably comfortable, but the faucet in the bathroom was difficult to shut off, and the TV reception was very grainy. Had we planned a multi-day stay, we would have addressed the issues with management, but since we only had one evening, we let it slide.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bw7seasMGR, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Seven Seas, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Traveler,

Thank you so much for your comments. We apologize for not meeting your standards and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your problems during your stay so that we may address it with the correct departments. We hope that in the future your travels will bring you back to our property.

Kind Regards,

Joe Toczylowski
General Manager
Best Western Seven Seas
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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I've stayed @ BW Seven Seas previously and since I now live in the area, stop by occasionally for a bite to eat or a beverage. The room accommodations are very nice and comfortable. The restaurant and bar staff are very friendly and accommodating. My only issue is the smell in the ladies room in the hall between the dining area and the bar. I've been told it's the same in the men's room. I have experienced this every time I have stopped by.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Paz, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We arrived in San Diego by car late in the evening with a reservation at another, lesser hotel across the street. The next morning our first priority was to find a different place and the Seven Seas was right across the street so we checked it out. The rate was about the same but the rooms were much nicer and there was a pool and a restaurant. If you're looking visiting Sea World or waiting for a flight to Mexico (like we were) Seven Seas is a great place to stay!

Room Tip: On the extreme east end of Hotel Circle South, just before the road loops under I-8.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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bw7seasMGR, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Seven Seas, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Traveler,

Thank you for your comments. We are so glad that we were able to provide you with upgraded rooms, pool and an overall better hotel experience in San Diego. Our convenient Hotel Circle location is perfect for a trip to Sea World, and our complimentary shuttle make it convenient for the airport as well. We hope the rest of your travels went well and that you will join us again in the future.

Joe Toczylowski
General Manger
Best Western Seven Seas
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Address: 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#36 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Seven Seas 3*
Number of rooms: 307
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motor Hotel in landscaped grounds on I-8, 4 miles from Sea World or San Diego Zoo. ... more   less 
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