This past weekend, our family of five made are way over to San Diego for an impromptu getaway. While not quite on par with the Residence Inn by Marriott, this hotel was definitely comfortable and spacious and within driving distance of all the major San Diego attractions without the hefty price tag. One drawback is that traffic in San Diego is heavy, so be prepared to battle your way down the I-5 if you are going driving from Vista to San Diego proper. If you have the luxury of time, then this is definitely a good deal.
Our suite consisted of two rooms with queen beds, and there was a sofabed in the living room. While the queen beds were quite comfortable, the sofa bed mattress was a bit worn out and my nephew ended up having a crick in his neck from crashing on the sofa bed. The price of our room included breakfast which was a cold breakfast and was limited in choices (bagels, cold cereals, jimmy dean sandwiches, yogurt), After staying at a Residence Inn before, it was a bit of a let down but not a deterrent to stay here. We were better off buying our own groceries and preparing our own meals. For those not interested in preparing own meals, the hotel is conveniently located across a Starbucks and other eateries within the same strip mall.
The hotel has a swimming pool, however, our intention was to go beach hopping so we did not make use of the pool/whirlpool. Also, there is an onsite laundromat which made it convenient for running quick loads to wash/rinse beach gear after a lovely day of romping in the sand.
Overall, the hotel was clean and safe, and I had no qualms about parking my car out in the parking lot, and the staff were quite friendly and helpful. I would stay here again on a future trip to San Diego.
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