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“No soap really????” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Big 7 Motel
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“No soap really????”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you stay here dont forget some soap, your own towels, fabreeze(2 cans), a hand gun, a friend with a gun, socks you dont want, sleep in your clothes ( in case something pop off ), own pillow, and some disinfected spray is a must. I think it is a couple of months to being shut down!! I stayed here one night and i will never stay here again!!!!!! the pictures tricked me into thinking the rooms were nicer than they were !! so stay away you've been warned !!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saunders b
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radelowgittins, General Manager at Big 7 Motel, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review as it is very important that our guests have an enjoyable stay. Our Housekeeping staff is committed to providing clean and fully stocked rooms and if a guest has an item missing or needs additional products, the Front Desk has supplies readily available. We are a friendly, neighborhood motel that offers affordable accommodations. As an added feature one of our commercial tenants is a Security company that is on duty every night. We do hope that should you find yourself in Chula Vista again, you will stay with us again.

Sincerely,
Rosa Topete
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

This a plain but clean motel. Our room had a remodelled bathroom. There was no breakfast which I think is a good thing. There is a Starbucks, Panera and MacDonalds close by. The room met our needs well. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

These are just rooms for the night, You get your room fast. Security guard. Water is hot
AC/heater works. Price is right. You can check in as early as 6am. Check out at 11am Play it
right you can get 29 hours for the price of $53.00
Nothing more, Want breakfast 7-11 is walking distance, Asian restaurant next door.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Addison, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY FEEL ROOMS WITHOUT LOCKS IS APPROPRIATE AT ALL!!!!!

1) I was travelling with my friend and we requested and paid for a non-smoking 2 bed room, guess what - got a room with one bed that smelled terribly of smoke.
2) They switched us the next day after we argued and we got a room with no lock
3) Continental breakfast on website - I inquired, was told coffee and sometimes donuts
4) Being girls, we did not feel safe staying in a room without a lock so we did not stay the 3rd night
5) Called manager when we returned (which took me 3 days to get a hold of) and requested some sort of refund for the 1 bed smoking room, room without lock, etc. Was told nothing she could do about it and "our safety is not her problem, they have a security guard" (who looked to be in his late 70's - not sure how much help he would have been in an emergency)
6) Pictures of the hotel - How old are these pictures??? I wish it looked this good

These are my main points - need I say more? Learn from my experience!!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lisa S
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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

I reserved a room for three nights. I checked out after two nights. I've been told that they are going to charge me for three nights anyway. Beware of these people.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ken M
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California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2009

This place smelled like an ash-tray, the roaches scatter when you turn the lights on, and the carpet was very dirty. You can find better for less.

The security guard seemed irratable, but he was always present in the parking lot at any time of night. Free donuts and coffee at the check-in desk but after seeing the room I decided to find my sugar and caffene elsewhere. The staff was quick, efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Big 7 Motel
Address: 333 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3573
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Big 7 Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big 7 Motel is located just south of San Diego. It is just a short drive from Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Tijuana, and the majestic California Beaches. This motel is within walking distance of many shops and attractions. There are two adjacent/onsite restaurants; Cali Baguette & Pho and Pho Vinh Vietnamese Noodle House and there are others located nearby. A bar and a lounge is located nearby. Big 7 Motel offers ample free parking, a heated, outdoor pool, room service, business services like copier and fax, and smoke alarm in rooms. The guestrooms are air-conditioned, and feature in-room movies, cable TV with HBO and remote control, telephone, and daily maid service. Microwave and refrigerator are available only in some rooms. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Big 7 Motel also offers an outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and coffee in the lobby. Onsite parking is complimentary. Big 7 Motel offers 45 guestrooms in a 2-story property. Guestrooms feature cable television with premium TV channels and HBO. Other amenities include free local calls and air conditioning. Services include housekeeping and wake-up calls. Guestrooms at Big 7 Motel are accessible via exterior corridors. Rollaway beds are also available. ... more   less 
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