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“Roaches and Blood on the walls” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)   |  
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Ranked #234 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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“Roaches and Blood on the walls”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is the nasty hotel I have ever encountered. The room smelled like fish, the walls were filthy, there was even blood smeared on the out side of the hotel door. We were there for two days and killed over 10 house roaches. The bed was hard as hell. There was an inch gap in the door so we heard all the freeway noise. The staff will tell u the elevator is out of order, truth is its been out of order for years, the have no plans on fixing it. Could not get wifi in my room, i even went down to the lobby and could not get it there either. This hotel is disgusting, the only positive thing was some of the staff is really nice. the young man who checked us in went above and beyond his job, but it still could not make up for how sick this place made me. Now im afraid i may have brought those roaches home with me.

Room Tip: Do not stay here
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was a great hotel.
1. Great view from walkway.
2, Nice / friendly staff
3. Easy to get on and off. (Just remember that the access road is two way)
4. Close to Sea World.
5. Comfortable beds.

Highly recommend.

Room Tip: NO restaurant, but several close. Pool is in back left corner. Hot tub was great.
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I came in on work and Howard Johnsons are usually quite good for the price. Not this one! The name got me in and the hotel will keep me out, for good. The bed was caving in, the internet did not work at all, the elevator is out of order??? On a 4 story property!! The staff was great but there is only so much they can do.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ruth b, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear sir/madam,I apologized for your uncomfortable stay.The things that was mention is unacceptable.I will see what improvements we can make to better our service to you our guest.Thank you for providing feedback.We want to understand what our guest are looking for so that we can make improvements in the near future.
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Address: 1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #234 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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