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“Clean, Great Location & Awesome Staff” 4 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 #210 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
1 review
“Clean, Great Location & Awesome Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is long overdue. My wife and I stayed there on 11/24 for two nights on second floor with a great view of the water. Prior to that we stayed at the Ramada Downtown and let me tell you... The Marina Inn was much better, especially for the price. Front Desk Staff, Michelline, handled us with great care and was super nice! Coming back San Diego in early January 2015 and Marina Inn and Suites is our first choice! Thanks Marina & Michelline for making our stay awesome!!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a stopover in San Diego, and this hotel was perfectly located, with just the necessary amenities, but was very clean and confortable enough.. and the best, the price was unbeatable for any other in the zone.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good, clean economical place to stay, close to Little Italy, close to the water, and close to the airport. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. I took the city bus to the airport, which was cheap and easy and quick. It's a basic economy motel in a great location.

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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small fridge and microwave were a def plus. Being my first time to san diego I had no idea what part of town would be best to stay in. This place turned out to be a great location. Bathroom has updated granite, downfall is WiFi isnt the greatest and theres no cable. Room is totally worth it for someone like me who didnt plan on spending lots of time in room. Would def stay again.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The staff is really kind and helpful. The location is absolutely amazing. When I check in a hotel I usually look for places with good wifi. Although the wifi crashed for 2h at one day, during all the rest of my stay (1 week) the wifi worked perfectly. The only down side would be that there is no smoking room (but I am not sure, please contact the hotel staff).

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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were very pleased with our stay at the Marina Inn & Suites due to the convenient location between the harbor and Little Italy, which was also within walking distance to Balboa Park. We left the car parked (free parking was also a plus) and walked everywhere. By San Diego standards the room rates are very reasonable.

Another huge plus was Mike at the front desk. He helped us feel very welcome, was super-friendly, and gave us great recommendations for where to eat both nights (even calling to check availability and make reservations for us). He really went the extra mile to let us know where we could find what we needed. We didn't expect concierge services at a value hotel, but thanks to Mike, we will be sure to book this place next time we stay in San Diego.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Clean, close access to waterfront and a short two block hike to Little Italy. Good parking and Internet (both free). No breakfast but close to cafes and restaurants. Very close to maritime museums and walking park front on the harbor.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 ( WiFi ) 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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