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“Close to downtown” 3 of 5 stars
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Marina Inn and Suites
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101   |  
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Ranked #209 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Indio, California
1 review
“Close to downtown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Never thought I'd a hotel so close and well priced for the location. Only stayed one night but would stay again. The only negative was the small parking but good thing I own a Prius C! Other than that the place was decent.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Zeland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Enjoyed our stay here. On a busy road but then many Hotels are. Across the road and at the waterfront. 5 mins walk to hop on/off trolley tours of the city and also the floating museum.

In the flight path of the incoming planes landing in San Diego but we found that very entertaining as one lands or departs every 90 seconds due to being a one runway airfield.

Was clean tidy, breakfast provided. Good value for money

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was a great place to stay. Great location right along the harbor and only a few blocks from the USS Midway, Petco Park and other attractions like the Gaslamp District. Monica at the front desk was very kind and friendly! Rooms were comfy and clean.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel near all turistic places and with a good rate, the reception was very friendly and they provide alla necesary to get a good stay so sure when i come to San Diego i will come back to marina inn!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Me and my husband spent there 2 nights. Location is excellent – walking distance to USS Midway, Little Italy, even Gaslamp District. Rooms are nice, free fridge, free parking. The only negative is no hairdryer. Each day I had to go or sent my husband to reception to borrow hairdryer. But beside this no major negatives. Really nice hotel for decent money. We definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Stayed here for a weekend. The person who checked us in was alright but asked us to pay deposit even though we payed with our major credit card. (Maybe because we looked young) and looked at me and my fiance and asked her like "one room?"(Shocked)
Yes that's what we had reserved for.

Few problems:

There was no chair in the room. Fridge didn't work. AC vents kept falling down so we had to put toilet paper in the corner to keep them up. Toilet seat was broken, when we told them he was like "oh we did our inspection today and we know" well if you knew then why did you give us this room?

Parking is limited.

Few good things: close to downtown, little Italy and many bars and restaurants.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I booked and paid for this on line via expedia. It was a reasonable price. When we arrived we were asked for a $50 room deposit. What I had not realised when booking was that the motel is on a busy corner with the trains running along behind it. The room was dingy and moderately clean. The shower base was stained and the bathroom was tiny, so small in fact that even though they had hung the smallest size door in the bathroom, they had cut a wedge out of the edge of the door so it would clear the toilet seat when it closed. When we awoke the next morning there was a police car in the parking lot with its lights flashing. Although I had booked for 2 nights this was not an establishment I felt safe or comfortable in. When I went to inform the man at the desk that we wished to cancel the 2nd night he said that because I had booked through expedia there was nothing he could do. I found that strange as I'm sure that expedia function as a broker and pay the hotel therefore it is up to the hotel to agree to a refund or not. He would not budge so we left and hence one of the very few negative reviews I have written over the year. Expedia are investigating.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marina Inn and Suites

Address: 1943 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great location and friendly service! Just blocks from the Gaslamp, shopping, and San Diego Airport. Our amenities include, but are not limited to, Free Breakfast, In-room coffee, Microwave and Refrigerator available, and Swimming Pool. Sea World and Zoo Savings Packages are available. Great value visit us soon! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marina Inn And Hotel San Diego
Marina Hotel San Diego
Marina Motel San Diego

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