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Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

Residence Inn in San Marcos, CA, is an excellent place to be if happen to be in the Northern part of San Diego. It is an easy commute to San Diego Naval Base and other military bases in the area. The room I stayed in appeared to be clean and in excellent condition. The set-up of the room is similar to Residence Inn in Ezcasu, Costa Rica. Residence Inn is know for its free breakfast. This place offers hot breakfast, buffet style. The staffs were friendly and the hotel is conveniently located with easy freeway access. Go and experience Residence Inn in San Marcos. You'll not regret it!

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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SANMCManager, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2011

Dear TravelersConnexion,
I wanted to sincerely thank you for choosing to stay with us during your most recent visit to San Marcos, California! Our team cannot thank you enough for providing us with such kind words regarding your stay. You are correct in saying that we are near many different military posts. Some of these include MCAS Miramar and Camp Pendleton Marine Base. If you are traveling as an active military personnel in the future, please note that we do offer a Federal Government Perdiem Rate with confirmation of your Military ID at check-in. If we can assist with future reservations please don't hesitate to contact us at any time. If you are an active military member or a veteran, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your service, our entire team recognizes the importance that our military plays in the safety of our friends and family members. Thank you again and please have a great week.
All the best,

Josh

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Reviewed September 1, 2011

The room was typical for a Residence Inn, but like most, it' was near the busy path to the breakfast room, and people seem to chat at the same level if it's 6:00 am, or 9:00 am. I can't really complain about the noise because I have yet to stay in a completely silent hotel. But the fact that this is probably mostly for business travelers who like get up and on the road early has to be considered if one likes to sleep in. All in all, it was OK, but there was nothing that really made it stand out above any place else.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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SANMCManager, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2011

Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to host your most recent stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North/San Marcos! I apologize that our hotel did not completely exceed the level of acomodation you deserve as a guest. Your comments and suggestions have been reviewed and will be shared with our Front Office Team in order to proactively provide you (and others) with more suitable guest rooms during future visits. I do believe that a good nights rest is extremely important for all of our guests. Thank you again for choosing Residence Inn by Marriott, please have a wonderful week.
Warm Regards,

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Reviewed August 26, 2011

All the other things said about the newness/cleanliness of the property are true. I really want to comment on the staff. They were all EXCELLENT. They give 4 star service at a mid-level hotel and from someone who travels a lot, that is quite rare.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

We loved this hotel, plenty of room for a family of five. Hotel was great, good location, short drive to the Ocean and to Legoland. The rooms were beautiful and clean, breakfast included hot and cold items and the managers social hour at night provided some nice snacks and drinks. Our kids loved it. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, nothing bad to say about it, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

This is a strange hotel. It did not feel comfortable from tthe outset. The noise from the highway was loud all night. The noise from the in-room refrigerator was louder. It kept us up until we unplugged it. The rooms are designed impractically and getting to the bathroom in the dark is a dangerous voyage. Keeping the bathroom light on as a guide is impossible because the automatic fan is louder than the fridge.

Complimentary breakfast was supposed to be finished at 9:30. Everything was cleared away by 9:25. Earliness is not always a virtue.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

This hotel features a classy lounge, outside firepit, pool table, fitness room, spa and great pool. The room has a full size kitchen, lots of cabinets, and a fullsize stainless steel dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. The room has plenty of drawers and a large vanity. The lighting is fabulous. This place is clean, I have never seen any hotel clean their floors so often. The staff was really nice and helpful. There were only a few problems. One is we had a king suite. If someone is sleeping on the sofabed they cannot see the TV if someone is viewing it from the bedroom. In this respect this is a poor design. Their breakfast is at best mediocre. There is no heathy lowfat yogurts or skim milk as found in most Residence Inns. The oatmeal was congealed. I ended up buying my own healthy items at the grocery store. The hotel is a short drive from many dinning establishments.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Never hurts to stay in a new property, and we really enjoyed this nice new hotel. it is right next to the freeway, Literally, and yet very quiet. Close to shopping and CSUSM, we stayed to be close to friends in Escondido. I would recommend this hotel for family or business if the location makes sense. Fitness center, outdoor pool, and express breakfast made our stay pleasant. We will plan to go back!

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  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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SANMCManager, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2011

Dear agbowden,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! Our entire team understands that there are many lodging options in San Diego and we are so appreciative that you gave us the opportunity to host your most recent stay.

I will be sure to share your comments to our team, as I know they will be so happy to hear your experience was a success. The City of San Marcos, CA is a growing town and is also becoming a mecca for both business and leisure travelers who seek great accommodations, in a safe and healthy environment. Please do not hesitate to contact us the next time you visit San Marcos, CA! Thank you and please have a great week.
Warm Regards,

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Address: 1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069-1400
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Location: United States > California > San Marcos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range: $127 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn San Diego North San Marcos hotel by Marriott blends stylish modern luxuries like stainless steel appliances and 32-inch flat panel HDTV's, all the comforts you expect for an extended stay. ... more   less 
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