Pluses: hard to beat the price at $50/night. More than that, I'd reconsider. Personally, I won't return for reasons mentioned below. Nicely decorated (just don't look too closely at colors and patterns). Friendly staff.
I stayed in the handicap accessible room (#141), which I'd guess has recently been renovated, based on other reviews. A queen sized bed nearly filled the room with barely sufficient room to move around in a wheel chair. It has NO where to put clothing .. no closet, no drawers. There's a large (empty: no draws, no shelves, no hooks) cabinet holding the non-flatscreen TV (hint to management: change this to a narrow cabinet, get a flatscreen and a wheelchair would much more easily navigate the room); one hook on the back of the bathroom door. I resorted to hanging my sweater and coat on the ironing board, next to the TV (no iron, though), and pulling things as I needed/wanted them from my bag .. and then stashing the bag somewhere, since the only real surface was the bed. (Second tip: get some advice from a good decorator for ADA rooms... this one is abominable.)
I work as a live-in caregiver and often take 2 or 3 days at a hotel, just to get away and play on my computer, read and watch some TV/movies. The hotel advertises free wireless internet. They should specify that it's really only available in the pool area or lobby, as reception in the room was worse than any dial-up I've ever used. After a number of phone calls to the front desk and attempts by them to restart routers, I finally gave up. I mean, really .. most of the time the connection was so bad, I couldn't even get authenticated on their server and access email. I promise I'm not being prissy and demanding, and expecting to play 3D combat games or watch streaming movies.
Their marquee advertises 80+ channels and 5 HBO stations. Really? Channel numbers ranged from 4 to 80 .. at least 10 of those were blocked, either because they don't have a digital receiver or they're not subscribed. And I found no HBO channels, whatsoever.
Cleanliness ...Bathroom: I'm not a germaphobe, but the tiling had me seriously concerned: the floor was not sealed, at all (and while this may have provided a relatively safer surface on which to walk, there is no way they could clean that floor with any certainty), and the wall tiles weren't caulked. Can we say lots of hiding places for all that mold and bacteria? Handprints on the insides of the doors, and a stain on the seat of the one chair (looked very much like a menstrual stains... yuck).
I mentioned all my complaints, throughout my stay and at check out. The standard response was: I'll tell the manager. Hmmm .. we'll see.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenient Location off I-5 and Minutes to San Diego Convention Center,San Diego Airport,San diego Zoo,Sea World,Beaches and Downtown San Diego Room with free continental breakfast, -free Wi-Fi, --refrigerator and microwave In Room Bathroom -Bath Tub -Bathroom - Private -Oversized Bath Tub -Local Telephone Calls (Free) -Adjoining Rooms -Air Conditioning -Alarm Clock -Connecting Room -Desk -Ergonomic Chair -Heating/Cooling - Self-Controlled -Newspaper - Complimentary -Non-Smoking Room -Pillows - Foam-Coffee/Tea Maker -Cups-Free High Speed Internet Access -TV - Cable/Satellite -TV - HDTV -Pool-Hot Spa-Meeting Room-Fitnesh Center-Business Center ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn San Diego/South Bay Hotel Chula Vista
- Chula Vista Days Inn
- Days Inn Chula Vista