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“This is a MOTEL” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center

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Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   833 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #167 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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“This is a MOTEL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a very run-down, very old MOTEL and I was embarrassed to stay there this time. We paid $135/night PLUS $15 parking. Pros: Nice beds & free basic breakfast. Great staff and everything is spotlessly clean. (Shout-out to Housekeeping!) Cons: It's on a super-steep hill with awkward in & out in their tiny parking lot with only ONE entrance. They never used to charge for parking, which made it a nice bargain, since you sacrificed staying somewhere nice. Their standard answer is "every hotel in downtown S.D. charges for parking." (But other hotels are real hotels -- and I resent paying for parking at ANY hotel, frankly. Ludicrous! Shame on Marriott. They started this wretched rip-off.) This motel is also next to NOTHING. You can't walk to a restaurant or buy a bottle of water nearby. I also don't recall it being by a fire station, but there were sirens nonstop. We won't be back.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. While we always appreciate seeing repeat guests, your review leaves us a little confused. We do appreciate you noting our helpful front desk staff and excellent housekeeping. Friendly service and spotless rooms are the foundation for any quality property. We have continually strived to improve our guest experience, and your positive comments regarding the comfort of our pillow top mattresses seems to validate these efforts.

Most of the negative remarks seem to stem from your frustration over paying for parking at ANY property, not just ours. We were probably the last holdout in the downtown area to start charging for parking, and we make a conscience effort to offer the lowest daily rate of any downtown property. In addition, not only are several restaurants and a convenience store within easy walking distance, we actually sell bottled water at the front desk for the convenience of our guests.

While your review states that you will not be coming back, we hope that this response to your review will convince you otherwise. And remember, always book directly at daysinn.com or by calling 619-239-2285 to get the best rate, best cancellation policy, and Wyndham Reward points!
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have stayed at Days Inn for a number of years when attending a Padres' game. Staff have always been pleasant, but the last 2 times breakfast has been lacking in quality. Paying to park has become an irritation personally.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple

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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your continued patronage! We especially like seeing familiar faces year after year. We hope that you noticed the new flat screen TVs as well as some of the other enhancements we have made over the years.

As it pertains to the breakfast, we do apologize if it did not meet your satisfaction. The Days Inn brand is continually evaluating the breakfast menu, hoping to find the right combination. As for the parking, every single downtown hotel charges for parking, and we strive to offer the lowest daily parking rate in the area.

Thanks once again for staying with us, and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit San Diego. And remember, always book directly at daysinn.com or by calling 619-239-2285 to get the best rate, best cancellation policy, and Wyndham Reward points!
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Additional Information about Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center

Address: 833 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #167 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn San Diego Downtown/Convention Center 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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