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Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in National City
Tempe, Arizona
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75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Inexpensive, nice new rooms, close to everything downtown.”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We recently stayed here for a junior roller derby championship. We received an excellent group rate, reservations were easy and check in was uneventful. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. They run a free shuttle within 4-5 mile radius and have a large parking area. The restaurant had very good food. The pool and hot tob were simple, clean, and easy to get to. The rooms were newly refurbished, beds very comfortable and rest of room very nice. Great place for a great price! Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms to back side (away from harbor) were a little noisy at night from street below. Also if you...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The word hotel is a loose term to describe this property, which is actually more of a motel with outdoor room entrances. The shuttle service is excellent to downtown San Diego and to and from the airport, and makes this property worth staying at. My room had stained curtains and chair cushions, but was otherwise clean. Service in the restaurant was inconsistent but overall not bad. Wifi service is good and refrigerator and microwave are convenient. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are clean with comfortable bed. Great customer service and accommodations were very nice including convenience of a shuttle to/from downtown San Diego. Service desk employees were always pleasant ...Jayson was a delight and very helpful :) We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed one night with my girl friend. Hotel has 9 floors, every floor has a view. There is a restaurant and area to have a drink. Free wifi and free parking a plus. They also offer shuttle to airport and gas lamp area in down town San Diego. Beds are the most comfortable and best part of the room. Would stay here again!

Room Tip: Stay on the side facing the harbor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Check I was excellent. Donna ( I think that was her name was very friendly and helpful. She explained everything that we needed to know and some that she thought we should know. When we got to our room the first thing I noticed was the smell. It was a weird smell but not something some febreeze couldn't fix. When we turned on the a.c.....holy crap is that thing loud. I've never in my life heard such a loud a.c unit in a hotel room. Every time it came on it woke me up and the room got hot so leaving it off was not an option. Needless to say it was rough night the first night. The sink and toilet made weird gurgling noises every time someone around us used it..very annoying at night. The room was clean despite the smell didn't find anything better that housekeeping could have done. Management needs to invest in new microwaves because the one in our room is rusty on the inside not the greatest thing but to worked so no complaints just a word of advice.

Overall...not a bad stay for being a choice employee but I would definitely NOT pay full price for this place.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great place to stay if you are looking to stay close to San Diego but dont wanna pay the San Diego prices. This hotel is very close to the downtown and has a free shuttle that takes you there. Its an older hotel but it has a good staff and pretty good location. It looks rough around the edges but thats the neighborhood. The hotel also has a banquet room and a restaurant. We didnt eat but we went to their bar and the happy hour was pretty good compared to most hotel bars. I would stay again due to the fact that its so close to the downtown, theres a free shuttle, and its a bargain. Great job.

Room Tip: Happy hour at the bar is good and they have a free shuttle!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2014

My family and I found the Clarion to be a very nice stay. The staff was friendly and the rooms although not fancy very clean and comfortable. The location was OK, not real close to anything but also not too far. The Zoo, Balboa Park and going the other way Fisherman’s Wharf were just a short cab away.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South
Address: 700 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950-1124 (Formerly Clarion Hotel South Bay)
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Location: United States > California > National City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in National City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Hotel(R) National City San Diego South is located near all the best attractions in San Diego. Navy Base San Diego, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Downtown Gaslamp District, Convention Center, Petco Park and San Diego Airport are only 10 minutes away. Entertainment venues, restaurants and shopping centers are nearby. Tijuana, Mexico is just a short 15 minute drive. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn National City
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