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Hotel Aqua Mar

1510 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106-2241
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#180 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Hotel Aqua Mar is a modern boutique hotel, that brings the aquatic, beach atmosphere of San Diego alive. We are located near major attractions such as Sea World, the Zoo, and the San Diego beaches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
76Somewhat walkable
Grade: 76 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
210Reviews2Q+A34Room tips
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Fahren wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Horrible. One of the worst I’ve stayed in. All the pictures were taken years ago and it’s completely run down. Very dirty. Stains on the towels, marks on the walls, rusty dirty shower head, broken bathroom door with a hole in it, everything was scuffed up, questionable things everywhere in this room. Coat rack was half falling off the wall like someone tried to fix it but decided to give up and could come crashing down at any moment. Immediately smelt like smoke when we walked in the door. Oh and the smoke detector was completely pulled off from the wall with exposed wires hanging out. I asked if we could get another room because of it and the guy at the front didn’t seem to care that much. Said they had a sister property nearby but it was late by the time we got in and given the condition of this one we were pretty sure it’d be the same scenario at their sister property. We were SOL. I had to tell myself it was just one night. Do not stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JKGoldenState wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked the two rooms weeks in advance, and on my way to San Diego, I was told the prices we booked on their main website (see attached email confirmation) were below the actual room prices that “the hotel didn’t update on their website”. We paid an additional $200+ for their mistake for the rooms we booked since we had our in-laws and toddler in the car on a long 5 hr drive. To add insult to injury, they told us they could not even honor our original request of a king sized mattress in one room and two queen size beds in the other room. It was only when we finally threatened to look for an alternative that they said they would honor the original accommodations but at the prices they quoted ($200+ more). I wish we had gone out of our way to find another hotel but being in la/sd traffic and the uncertainty of not having rooms booked for our parents and child, we, much to our regret, found ourselves in the middle of their scam. We told the reception desk guy how unprofessional he was for calling us last minute about the prices hike. He didn’t even apologize and avoid looking at us in the eyes. Do not book with this hotel. They will cheat you and lie to your face. Don’t make the mistake that we did. These people are dishonest thieves and we aren’t the only patrons they’ve done this to.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Vaughn G wrote a review Jun 2021
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I love staying at Hotel Aqua Mar for many reasons. The only real complaint I have is the lack of ice maker. That is a relatively minor complaint and is nothing that would deter me from staying there instead of any other budget hotel. The televisions are new and have all the HBO channels. The Wifi is never intermittant and works consistantely and is fast. The staff is very helpful and will go out of their way for you if they even sense you need something. The office is closed at night but they are just a phone call away and can help you with any problem you may have at any hour. They work to get you better rates whenever possible and have even been kind when I had overslept on one occasion. It is in a great location and has plenty of restuarants and stores, some of ewhich are 24 hours. I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a low priced hotel that is clean and well run.
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Date of stay: June 2021
nivens wrote a review Jul 2020
Sharon, Pennsylvania23 contributions13 helpful votes
Imagine booking a trip to California from Philadelphia with your family to San Diego area near the beach. Arriving there at night and tired. We got to the room with vomit in the toilet, dry substances hanging from the light fixtures, wet slime on the head boards. It was a nightmare. Toilet backed up. Trying to get a refund was tragic. Please don’t go here. It’s not for a family weekend stay. No real logical space to park. You’ve been warned. The pictures you see is how the room was upon arrival. Totally unacceptable. The room was booked 72 prior.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tom K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Helpful beyond belief, went way out of their way to help me check in with no ID as it was lost or stolen the day of check in. Great price and amazing staff. Highly reccomend and will stay often! Thank You
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
$72 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Aqua Mar
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Aqua Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Aqua Mar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hotel Aqua Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Aqua Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mitch's Seafood, Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, and Pizza Nova.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Aqua Mar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (2.8 miles), Whaley House Museum (2.7 miles), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (4.1 miles).