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Hotel Iris

#189 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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Williams, AZ, United States
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was clean and tidy. It had two comfortable beds and a small but adequate bathroom. The front desk was responsive and helpful when I wanted to add my nephew's family to my room for one day. My nephew said, and I agree, that the shower head was the best they had ever seen! The curtains actually came together... More 

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Thank David T
Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is close to a lot of the attractions, easy to get to, lots of restaurants around. If you're looking for an upscale boutique hotel, this is not it. No parking if you get back to the hotel after 10pm or so, staff at front desk is often busy and uninterested in helping you out. Rooms were average size,... More 

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Thank Sharon L
New York
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with two friends while visiting San Diego! This place was perfect for what we needed. Just a place to get ready, shower, and sleep at night. Parking was great and free. The rooms were clean and updated/renovated but the style of the hotel is definitely more like a motel. We loved it because it was perfect for our... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I called Hotel Iris in San Diego and spoke with Amber, very good customer service. Even though I did not stay there, she was very helpful and her customer service was excellent. She looked at rates, and was able to come back with a really rate for me. My friend had already booked a room while I was on the... More 

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Thank RonO1011
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will be sure to pass on the kudos to Amber! Hopefully we will get to have you as a guest in the future! Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs General Manager More 

Kaiserslautern, Germany
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The decor matches the hotel's pictures, the room and bathroom was very clean and the beds comfortable. Check in and out were easy and quick and the hotel personnel, including the house keeping, were very helpful and friendly. The only thing that kept me from sleeping soundly were very noisy neighbors, the walls seem to be very thin. The hotel... More 

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Thank Claudia E
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you Claudia for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to meet all your needs. I apologize for your noisy neighbors and hope that you were able to get some rest during your visit. We look forward to being able to serve you on your next San Diego - Mission... More 

Rosarito, Mexico
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a great hotel for the price. The location is easy to access and is central to Mission Valley. I would stay here again. The furnishings were a little odd, but the room was clean and had most amenities one would expect. The only problem was the coffee maker. It was a one cup coffee maker that used pods... More 

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1 Thank Gary y Maria El... C
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am glad we were able to have you as our guest. I will be sure to let housekeeping know that they should be leaving more than one coffee pod per room for regular coffee. Thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to having you be our guest again in the future! Hospitably... More 

Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Checked in the Iris and they asked me for a $100 deposit, ok. Go to my room and it was completely outdated and pretty beat up. Needs upgrades if your asking for a $100 deposit, ridiculous. Found stains on the bed, and I was very displeased with that. Felt bad for the maintenance people and housekeepers because it's not their... More 

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1 Thank Samsonite_0
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

I apologize that we did not meet your needs, I would like to discuss with you further. If you would be so kind as to email me directly with your contact info I would be happy to call you. my email is sdowns@hotelhosts.com I look forward to hearing from you. Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I met my daughter and her family for a quick family vacation in San Diego. Since i was a last minute add on, I was not at their hotel and found Hotel Iris for three nights not far from them. When I stay in hotels where the rooms open to the outside I have two requirements: The place must be... More 

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Thank Thomasbrown06
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback about your recent stay with us in Hotel Circle - San Diego area. I am glad that we could provide you with a clean comfortable stay and were able to meet all your needs. We look forward to having you stay with us again! Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I like how they updated many of the rooms (not all). The staff area great and work hard. You can get great rates at the front desk from a walk in. Now the bad news. Many of the room have been trashed. It is also hit or miss getting a good night's sleep here due to all the noise. You... More 

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2 Thank ASKJDOG
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you ASKJDOG for your feedback. I am glad that you found my TEAM to be great and hard working. I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your room and had some noise concerns. We do offer a great value for what we have in the hotel circle area. And we hope you give us another opportunity. More 

Lompoc, California
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We needed a place to stay for a couple of nights while attending wedding festivities in San Diego. Hotel Iris was a great deal. It is obviously an older motel that has been nicely remodeled. But it was VERY clean and comfortable. I can say that of all the places I have stayed this place was among the quietest. There... More 

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1 Thank Jmom2many
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback I appreciate your comments and look forward to you staying with us again. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Iris is San Diego's newest hip and modern boutique hotel, located in Mission Valley, the heart of San Diego, and is brought to you by Lifestyle Hotels. Designed for the business or leisure traveler alike, Hotel Iris gives our guest an amazing resort experience, furnished with an outdoor pool and spa, 78 newly renovated rooms and comes equipped with the ultimate customer service experience. Hotel Iris offers advantageous access to the best of San Diego's businesses & attractions, such as the historical Old Town, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and the cultural filled museums of Balboa Park. Hotel Iris is just 6 miles from San Diego's International Airport, Lindbergh Field, and just minutes from the World Renowned Sea World. If you are looking to shop, there is the World's finest shopping mall across the street at Fashion Valley, and if you are a sports lover you will be just minutes from Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers. Our friendly staff will make you and your families feel at home. Call now, so we can see you soon!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Iris

Address: 625 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108-3404 (Formerly Vagabond Inn San Diego)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: $94 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Iris 2*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Hotel San Diego
San Diego Hotel Circle
Hotel Style:
#76 Family Hotel in San Diego
#77 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#91 Business Hotel in San Diego
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