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“Slightly above average, but a bit annoying and overpriced.”

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Best Western Escondido Hotel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
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45 reviews
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“Slightly above average, but a bit annoying and overpriced.”
Reviewed March 16, 2011

If you are traveling to the Escondido area, this is one of the nicer hotels there. It is on the north side of town, just off I-15 El Norte exit.

I have stayed here about 15 times in the last 10 years, primarily because most of the other hotels in Escondido are quite dismal, and dirty.

This one has a nice, quiet location next to an RV park, some doctors offices, and a Shell station. There is a small pool for the kids.

The breakfast is spartan. The coffee....well just make some in your room.

One of the annoying things is that they nickel & dime you on the bill. I raised my eyebrows for the 'Energy Surcharge' on the bill.....back in 1999. They STILL have an energy surcharge. Why do they need to be deceptive, simly add $5 to their rates and be honest like most other hotels?

In the winter or around holidays this place can be expensive. You can be in an equal hotel in San Diego for $70, while this one is charging $169. So don't stay in Escondido thinking you will save money,, at least not at this hotel. You can get discounts if you are an AARP member or AAA member, but be sure to specify that in advance on the reservation.

For the basics... decent room, enough TV channels, quiet location, clean, it is fine. Overpriced but fine.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We stayed in this hotel to visit a friend who was getting married. Because we have toddler twins, I wanted to sit in the lobby and use my computer until my wife could get them to sleep, however, the management closes the hotel lobby seating area after breakfast, nearly the whole day! I've never been to nor heard of a hotel closing the lobby seating area!

The excuse was, transients wander in and stay - this is ridiculous, as the front door is monitored by the lobby clerk. The chain, Best Western, is large enough to offer a lobby area for visiting with guests and to study and read in.

My advice - don't go here, unless you just stay in your room. Also, they don't heat their pool, another false claim of theirs!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ensenada, Mexico
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

We stayed for only one night (New Year's Eve), but were very impressed. From the friendly reception, to the comfortable room, to the very nice continental breakfast (best hardboiled eggs ever!!!) everything was great. When we returned from a nearby New Year's Eve party around 1:00am, we were greeted with a friendly "Happy New Year" from the night desk clerk. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

This hotel is freeway close and there are a variety af shops and restaurants nearby. The staff is helpful, polite and knowledgable about the area and are willing to offer assistance. The hotel has been kept up quite nicely and the lobby is welcoming. The rooms are big and the bed was COMFORTABLE.
I could have used a little more light in the work space, but everything else was fine. Always a bonus to receive a refridgerator/microwave in the room without needing an upgrade. If in Escondido I would recommend this property.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

Soso rooms. Needs updating. Better linens. Bath has only shampoo and tasteless coffee. Friendly front desk. Near Frwy.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

I have stayed at this particular location nearly 10 times. Always clean, spacious and beds have been very comfortable every time. Property has many eucalyptus trees surrounding it. Located just next to the 15 freeway but somehow manages to feel very quiet and semi secluded. Breakfast is very nice and diverse. The rooms are very nice and I am comfortable having my family and friends in my room for short visits when I come to visit Escondido. Will visit again within the next year.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Julian, California
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

I rented two rooms. One for the adults and the other for the teenagers. We had nice rooms that were next to each other. We all had a nice stay. I called down to the front desk to get a pizza recommendation and the desk was helpful. We had a late night outting (Sweet 16 party) and arrived back at the BW at 2:00am. The night time desk clerk was also friendly and treated the girls nicely, while reminding them to make their way back to the room quietly so as not to disturb the other guests. The teens ran in for breakfast the next morning and were all very pleased with the selections offered.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Escondido Hotel
Address: 1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA 92026-3308
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Location: United States > California > Escondido
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Escondido Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel is committed to providing the best in customer service and accommodations at an affordable rate. This pet-friendly hotel is located near many area attractions including Iceoplex®, Legoland®, Sea World®, California Center for the Arts, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, several wineries, golfing, fishing, theaters, restaurants and casinos.This Escondido, California hotel offers thoughtfully-appointed guest rooms, including two-room suites and family suites, each with free high-speed wireless Internet, microwave, refrigerator and cable television with 75 channels including HBO® and ESPN®. Guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning with hot waffles. Additional amenities include a business center, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool.For superior customer service and a very convenient location in Escondido, California, make a reservation at this great hotel today. ... more   less 
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