We took the kids down to San Diego for a short end-of-summer trip. We stayed three nights at the Residence Inn - Central in a King Suite. This worked out well for us; the husband and I took the king bedroom downstairs, we put the 13 yr old in the loft upstairs (queen bed) and the 11 yr old in the pull out in the living room. It was nice that everyone had their own bed and there was enough room so that we weren't tripping over each other. There were TVs in both bedrooms and the living room.
The two full baths were great and there was a full kitchen. We really didn't use it, but it was nice to have a full sized 'fridge for sodas, juice and such.
Check in was fast and easy. The front desk staff seemed very knowledgeable about the area. They offer a buffet breakfast in the mornings, but we never took advantage of it.
Housekeeping was very good - even running and emptying the dishwasher. The parking was free (almost unheard of in a San Diego hotel!) and there was no charge for the internet. The internet connection was wired, but we brought a wireless router along and the husband and I were able to run our laptops at the same time.
The location isn't bad. The hotel is in an industrial area, but there are several family restaurants nearby (Denny's, IHOP, Islands) plus numerous fast food options. The local pizza place delivers to the hotel. We were about 6-7 miles away from the Zoo and SeaWorld, but we had a car so it wasn't a problem. I doubt it took more than 15 minutes to get anywhere.
Overall, a great stay. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn by Marriott® San Diego Central Kearny Mesa is an upscale San Diego, California extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the inland area of San Diego County. With easy access to Interstates 5, 805, and 15, we're the perfect home base for excursions to the many popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Beautiful La Jolla, Mission Valley, Coronado Island, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World Adventure Park®, LEGOLAND®, and the vast sunny beaches of San Diego are just short drives from our all-suite upscale hotel in Central San Diego. The San Diego International Airport is about 15 minutes from the hotel as is downtown San Diego and the many attractions that America's Finest City has to offer. Whether you are staying a few days or an extended period, our apartment style suites are sure to make you feel at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn San Diego Central Hotel San Diego
- San Diego Residence Inn