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Review of Ramada Poway

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Ramada Poway
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Poway
Reviewed February 14, 2007

This hotel looks decent from the outside however the rooms leave much to be desired. First of all the tub had a large blue stain in it that apparently wouldn't come out. My toddler even refused to use it. The room was dusty. I found an old hotel key card on top of the TV stand and it was covered with dirt and dust. In the middle of the night there were 2-3 people talking and cursing in a loud voice outside are room which is a sign of what types of people use this hotel. On a positive note the beds were comfortable and the free breakfast was decent. We checked out early with out issue. We only stayed there while visiting family in the area but we would never stay there again. I didn't feel safe.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2007

I wasn't looking for a four star hotel because I didn't want to pay for those kind of amnenities. What I was looking for was a clean,safe and convenient location to base our three generation trip to San Diego. We (Grandmother-Mother-Daughter) spent a week at the Ramada Poway and found it to be just what we needed. The rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave as well as internet connectivity. The complimentary breakfast was a wonderful feature (waffles, pastries, bagels, cereal, yogurt, juice,milk, coffee,fruit etc) because you can get up and get going without having to waste time finding a place for breakfast. We found the staff to be very friendly and very helpful. The short distance (20 miles) from San Diego was not an issue with a rental car. In fact it was nice to return to a smaller city in the evenings.

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1  Thank xrSpoke
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Reviewed October 28, 2006

When we made the reservation, the girl was very nice and helpful. The same girl checked us in and remembered makin the reservation with me. The rooms were clean, I read an earlier comment about the shower head, the guest was right, it is a great shower head. WE also got free breakfast with our room. Great plce to stay if you don't want to be ripped off by the expensive hotels in downtown san diego, this is only 15 minutes away.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ChefGT
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Reviewed September 3, 2006

We wanted to stay in Poway to vist family. This is one of two hotels in Poway proper. We are sorry we even had to spend 10 minutes in this motel.

This bad experience begain as soon as I walked into the office. I had to wait for 15 minutes before anybody showed up. When the manager did arrive, she did not commnicate very well. When we got to the room, it had a single king bed, when I had booked a room with two queens to accomodate myself, my wife, and two boys.

When we complained, the manager said she would get back to us. After 20 minutes, I went to the office only to find her and a fellow employee lounging in at a table outside the office, smoking cigarettes and having a drink. As she reclined in the chair, she pointed to a ground-floor room and said we could have it. When I asked why it was not available before, she said that the guests would arrive later and that she would put them in the room she originally sent us two.

The room was small, dirty, and stuffy. We barely got any sleep on the lumpy beds and flat pillows. The air conditioner did not provide much relief, and we were not going to open the windows on the ground floor.

The breakfast was absolutely horrible. The waffle batter was sour! As was the orange juice. The bagels were stale. we ended up up eating at the MacDonalds's up the road.

We thankfully found another hotel about 10 miles away and stayed there the remaining 3 nights.

My advice: Find somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with family
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3  Thank shamtrav
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Reviewed April 29, 2006

This two story motel is in a somewhat quiet business area about 3 miles from 1-15. Best features: best shower head I've ever seen in any hotel or motel room and I've stayed at 5* hotels, microwave and fridge in the room, free wireless high speed internet throughout the property, very clean room and property. Worst features: air conditioner is a bit noisy, satellite/local tv channels very limited (about 24 total channels), room is a bit on the small side. AAA rates this hotel 3 diamond in the 2006 tourbook. No way is this a 3* hotel but definatly is a solid 2*. Staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. There are many restaurants (fast food to nice sit-down), shops and stores within easy walking distance of the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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4  Thank CalItalian
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Reviewed September 3, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 12, 2013
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Ramada Poway

Address: 12448 Poway Rd, Pomerado Rd and Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4303
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Location: United States > California > Poway
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Poway
Price Range: $82 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ramada Poway 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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Ramada Poway San Diego North Hotel Poway
Poway Ramada

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