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Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in National City
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego
1 review
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The hotel is very nice and clean. The staff is excellent. You will need a car because there is nothing to walk to except the bar and grill on site (which I enjoy). If you have a car I recommend this hotel.

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed here for a night while visiting San Diego, close to everything, easy on/off access to the freeway. Great parking, spacious room, clean, helpful desk staff. Restaurant on premises if one doesn't want to travel far to eat. Recommend to anyone traveling to the area who may not want to stay or pay the higher prices of being downtown.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

My family booked 14 rooms at this hotel april 10-13, everyone from Jeff who helped get us all a great rate to Manny who greeted us with a warm smile every morning Made us feel at home. The Hotel is in a great location access to the 5 made it easy to go any place you wanted. All in all the property is one I would recommend to anyone traveling to San Diego.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Jeff M, Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
April 26, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and posting such a positive review. We appreciate your compliments and feedback in regards to our rooms and staff. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to see you soon in the future.

Sincerely,

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good overall. Some minor issues but clean and affordable for my family spring break. THat's all I have time to say. Small issues can be ignored. It's ok and ok and ok!!!! Good overall. Some minor issues but clean and affordable for my family spring break. THat's all I have time to say. Small issues can be ignored. It's ok and ok and ok!!!!

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel and enjoyed everything about it. The facility itself was very pleasant and clean. The staff was caring, friendly, and helpful. We have only good things to say about and remember about our stay there.

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Alabama, United States
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was my third stay at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel, Nat'l City. It is conveniently located just off the freeway, easy to get in and out of the parking area. Parking is convenient and spacious. A nearby restaurant is available, but I would rate it maybe a 7/10. The hotel is attractive, clean, with helpful friendly staff. The business center is great for printing boarding passes etc. WiFi works great also.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Olympia, United States
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed here to save a couple hundred dollars per night during our vacation visit San Diego. Our visit included the usual tourist destinations in the San Diego area. Turns out the hotel is right off I-5, and is an EASY drive to any park or downtown destination. We never had to drive more than 15 minutes to get to any destination. Even though the hotel is off of I-5, it is not "next" to I-5. We experienced ZERO freeway noise even from our outdoor balcony. As this is a new hotel, the condition was perfect, and the cleaning staff kept our room spotless. The pool is pristine, the cleanest of any hotel pool I've every been in. The only drawback of the pool is that in the mid-afternoon the pool becomes shaded. Use the pool in the a.m. Long story short, this property turned out to not be a "compromise" at all, but a blessing in disguise.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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