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Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in National City
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“The perfect family stay”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

A really nice experience. Clean and spacious rooms with a nice balcony. Lovely pool area with towel service. Our kids loved it. Not in town center but the drive was short and we liked the bit remote location. Good restaurant opposite the street. And a great outlet only a few miles drive away. Would choose again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Friendly and accommodating staff, classy decor, plush beds, spacious rooms, tropical pool, restaurant next door (room service) is delicious, calm atmosphere, extremely affordable, good internet connection, ample parking, felt safe

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

From the moment we arrived and until the moment we left, 10 days in total, this hotel was simply perfect and we are so happy that we stayed here. Our room was very modern, well appointed and had everything we could need, including a microwave and refrigerator. Our room was spotlessly clean and remained that way every day thanks to the housekeepers. This goes for the rest of the hotel was was always super-clean and it smelled delightful. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and it really was a joy to stay at this hotel. We enjoyed the hot tub in the pool area each evening.

The hotel is next to the free-way but this did not bother us one bit and the room was always very quiet. We had a rental car which we made good use of and you can be in down-town San Diego in only a matter of minutes.

We really cannot find fault with this hotel whatsoever, we can highly recommend it to anyone and when we return to San Diego it will be highly likely that we will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights and from the moment we got there we were treated very well. The room was very comfortable and the staff went out of their way to help in whatever way they could. The only problem we had was the air conditioner would turn off and on and wake you up. But very nice hotel.

Room Tip: This hotel is about 15 minutes from everything so plan with that in mind.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

From Ventura we arrived in San Diego and stayed here at the Best Western Marina Gateway. This is a nice hotel - clean, spacious with nice facilities. The only downside was they do not do breakfast - this can be purchased from the on-site restaurant - HOWEVER say that your a guest and you get a discount off your bill !!

The hotel is about 20mins from downtown San Diego so great location - its also not far from other shops & restaurants in National City - but the hotel is located far enough away for peace and quiet !

Main freeway routes are easy accessible also so getting about is not a problem. Various ships etc can been at the Marina from your room.

We stayed for 5 nights as it was a lovely place that was comfortable and clean and we got a good deal on it (via Hotwire).

Overall a great stay and would stay here again if coming to San Diego !

Room Tip: Marina view is worth asking for !
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Worst hotel stay I have had in San Diego. Stayed in king suite with pull-out couch bed for our children. It had some awful brown liquid leaking out of it and all over the mattress. Management could have cared less. Hotel between a bar and train station -- worst sleep ever. Had to request towels every day. Pick another hotel; DON'T stay there

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel still presents itself as new and the rooms are very comfortable. The pool area is nice and even the cool pool was kept at a comfortable temperature for kids and adults (for cool spring evenings). With a rental car (free hotel parking) and quick access to I-5, you can get to most San Diego attractions in a reasonable amount of time. And the short walk to a marina and park, just south of the hotel, is a great way to get to the water quickly without your vehicle. There are trains passing by at night, but we found the noise to be subdued and easy to get used to (although this may depend on your room location).

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Address: 800 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950-6406
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Location: United States > California > National City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in National City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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