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San Diego, California
Reviewed January 3, 2017

The business hours listed on websites and given over the phone are wrong. They don't even post their hours at the office. Phone calls go directly to voicemail, and there is no emergency number posted at the office. So if there is a problem, there's no one you can contact. This is what happened on New Years Day, when a...

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1Thank Kasey2017
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The place is great to get around. We moved here and are using Hotel Occidental as a place to stay, until we find an apartment. However, the property manager does not have costumer service skills. The problem with the place is the AC is not controlled by room. There has been complaint about it (54 degrees with AC running full...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a good hotel with excelent location. My room had a little smell of cigarrete but good space and fridge and close to bathroom. Good week price and you can take hote's bikes to ride around the city. I want to express my gratitude to IDY an excelent employee and Sergio, front desk employee. Amazing people and employees. The...

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Ormeau, Australia
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed four months in 2013 and would have moved but for it's central location. I had a room by The courtyard that was horrifically noisy on weekends, and the drunks would not listen nor would they respond nicely to requests to be quiet please! I also had cash stolen from my room and must say it happened on the...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed here in 2009 and it was great. Came back in 2011 after it had changed ownership. Weird, rude fromt desk guy, and it had transformed into a flop house! People were living here...gross. Not really a hotel vibe, but hey it's cheap and in a good location if you want to stay in the city. Kind of odd that...

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4Thank Jay B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I was looking for a cheap place to stay for my conference in 2009 in San Diego. This was the cheapest place I could find. It is close to the airport and after traveling for 16 hours from Amsterdam, The Netherlands that was a welcome relief. The staff was courteous and the rooms spotless. I remember the manager gave me...

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9Thank A K
San Diego
Reviewed March 11, 2012

On two occasions, I have replied to posts made on sites such as Craigslist when the hotel advertising Weekly rates. Naturally, one would assume that this would mean that there is at least one unit open and available for that promotion, right? But no. All they have is one or two rooms available for a night - possibly two. And...

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2Thank Danny R
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed September 27, 2011

Please shut this hotel down. Bedbugs,an occasional rat,mold in the bathroom area, and a rude staff and manager. Illegal use of credit cards. No deposit back that was payed for when checking in and no refund when kicked out(accused of messy room and smell) with prepayed 2 weeks in advance. Disputing American Express Card charges. Contacted the BBB and the...

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HNLHUTCH, General Manager at Hotel Occidental, responded to this review

We at the Hotel Occidental would like to thank you for your kind review. We have addressed your concerns, both with the BBB as well as with your credit card company. We are pleased with both of theses professional companies, and we look forward to doing more business with both. Thank you for your stay. Have a great Day.

90210
Reviewed September 15, 2011

On September 10th at 10am a front desk employee of the Hotel Occidental, used my credit card information, billing address and identity to make online purchases without my consent The goods were being shipped to Amalia (Maly) a front desk employee at the Occidental address. I was a guest of this hotel and this is where the individual obtained my...

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6Thank J W
HNLHUTCH, General Manager at Hotel Occidental, responded to this review

Hello. We apologize for what may have taken place here at our beautiful hotel. This is certainly not the perception that we'd like to portray. As we have been saying from the beginning of this ordeal, we fully support you in finding out what occurred, and we have been actively investigating this situation, and will be taking necessary actions, when...

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Reviewed August 12, 2011

I came to San Diego for an internship for 2 months. After searching for a hotel that would be in my price range I came upon Hotel Occidental. It is a lot like a dorm building which I would only recommend for people who are young or adults who don't mind sharing a bathroom and shower. I paid 160 every...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful garden patio is a lovely place to enjoy a cup a coffee, our free yummy breakfast before taking out one of our free bikes to tour the city, Balboa Park and the Zoo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Occidental

Address: 410 Elm St, San Diego, CA 92101-2613
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Occidental 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Occidental Hotel San Diego
Occidental San Diego
Hotel Occidental San Diego
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?