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San Diego Metro KOA
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“NOT BIG RIG FRIENFLY”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

It is a nice campground but if your in a big rig dont even try,roads are one way and only wide enough for one vehicle{approx 10 ft wide}then your supposed to turn into your site which is also approx 10 ft wide,not going to make it.But what makes things worse is they put great big rocks on the corners of the road so if you swing wide to get in you damage your motorhome.They have bigger sites in the back but only 30 amp.OK place if your small.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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SanDiegoKOA, General Manager at San Diego Metro KOA, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
BillT,

Thank you for your review. If you have a moment, I would encourage you to contact me directly through our front office. I would like to gain some more detail about your stay and get your feedback as to how we can make our sites more accommodating for your unit and those like it. Without constructive feedback such as yours we cannot ensure that each guest has a great experience which is what we consistently strive for. Thank you again.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Had a fantastic family weekend at the KOA very peacful when we wanted to be and there were activities and adventures provided for the kids. A flyer with activity description and time was provided to reference to. It was great to have the kids active outside on their bikes, swiming in the pool and participating in the fun with the numerous park activity employees. It was great to see the kids had a life beyond their Ipads, Ipods, computer notebooks, and video games for a change. It made us so happy to see them happy and involved with other folks. Thank you San Diego Metro KOA and all your staff for a great weekend full of fond memories.

Room Tip: We like the 2900 and 1200 areas for our trailer
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Pomona, California
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is our second time staying here.
It is located close to SD beaches, attractions and amenities.
We have met the nicest people there. We met people all the way from Arizona to Australia.
We stayed at the tenting site with electricity available. Nice for the techies like us :)
We were conveniently located close to restrooms, showers and kamper kitchen.
We rented some bikes, and they also had some nice walking trails by the bay area.
We recommend this place 100 % :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Always get a confirmation in writing. If not, they will charge you more when you arrive. If you are planning to stay more than a month to use the monthly rate, don't count on it. There is an "approval" procedure that you have to go through with a "manager (who seems to think he's the rule of the world)" which they never tell you when making a reservation. Not only having no people skills and no idea how to talk to customers, some of the questions you are asked are very personal which may make you uncomfortable, so be ready. Until you are "approved," you will be charged at daily rate which is twice as much compare to the monthly rate. If you are staying for a few days less than a month, you would think you pay for the month and leave the site when you plan to, but that will not be the case here. They will refuse to give you the monthly rate unless you complete a whole month to stay and make you pay at daily rate (again, that is double of what you pay in one month). They also do not like older rigs. They will give you an attitude for even 10 year old ones.

Camping should be fun and it is truly unnecessary to start with bad experience for any reason. From my experience, I do not recommend this place to others but once you park, there are many great campers you meet. Loved the people I met but never like to see the staff again in the rest of my life.

If you decide to go, this place is kept very clean and landscaped nicely so you will be happy with the environment. It is just too bad the service is not met to standard. If you need to hook up to 50 amps, make sure to request since they do not have many. Hope no one will be treated as we did or at least aware of what you are heading to.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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SanDiegoKOA, General Manager at San Diego Metro KOA, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We understand your concerns and did not intend to make you feel uncomfortable at all. In lieu of a credit reference and check, we take the opportunity to meet our seasonal and extended stay guests face to face. We make our best efforts to ensure that our park and operation is a good fit for both parties. We can only do this by asking questions. This is the reason that we do not advertise our extended stay rates and encourage those seeking an extended stay to call the main office. We certainly do not intend to make any of our guests feel intimidated and seek just the opposite in fact. I would like to encourage and invite you to contact me directly to discuss this matter further. Thank you again for your time and review.
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Johnson City, TX
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We have stayed at many RV campgrounds over the past 10 years, and San Diego Metro KOA remains one of our favorites. They supply more than we use and - BONUS - the folk in the yellow shirts and blouses are all so kind, helpful and seem so happy. This KOA has wireless internet access, nice, clean restrooms and showers, pool, climbing wall, playground, ride-on rentals, car rentals, dog wash, superlative laundromat, group meeting facilities, a little soccer field and two off-leash dog parks, kamp kitchen with gas grills, kamp kabins and safari tents. I really like the configuration of the cabins. A The little ones are well entertained. In the summer there are pancake breakfasts, ice-cream socials and outdoor movies..... We are always pleased with the pleasant, clean grounds and the exuberant staff.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed at this KOA along with many others across the states with a group of 13. By far the best one we stayed in. Everything perfect. Perfect grounds, great pool, cooking and washing facilities great an fab location. Saw lots of couples and family's as well as other groups. If I am ever fortunate enough to visit San Diego againi would absolutely stay here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Canuck in Mexico
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is one of the best camping facilities I have ever stayed in. Great service, great sites, etc. Many camping choices. Everyone on site forms part of a community.Very experienced staff that quite simply "have seen it all, and can provide solutions to everything." In addition staff is very diverse and know something about virtually every neighborhood in San Diego County and Baja. Mexico. Priceless advice available to explorers. Easy to access supplies, easy access to the trolley and the Mexican border. Wonderful integrated neighborhood and commercial space. Very easy access to central San Diego including Balboa Park.Great facilities.

Just one note to travellers. This campground is South of San Diego. If you are using it to travel to north San Diego locations such as Torrey Pines, give yourself plenty of time on the I5 and 405.

This is the type of place were something can stay for 3 months and call it home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank SpenceCole
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SanDiegoKOA, General Manager at San Diego Metro KOA, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you found the resources at the front desk and all of our staff helpful. We hope to see you again in the future! -San Diego KOA Team
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Property: San Diego Metro KOA
Address: 111 N 2nd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-1126
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — San Diego Metro KOA 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is San Diego Camping at its finest! Whether you have an RV, tent or want to try our Deluxe Cabins, the San Diego KOA is one of San Diego's most popular camping resorts and top-rated destination for family fun. The campground, about 20-minutes from everything San Diego has to offer, is perfectly located to be the base-camp for your San Diego vacation. Discount tickets to Sea World, The San Diego ZOO and San Diego Zoo's Safari Park are available at the front desk anytime as well as many other San Diego attractions like LEGOLAND, the USS Midway Museum and more! ... more   less 
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