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“Would never stay here ever again.” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Vista Inn
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Vista
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Would never stay here ever again.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Awful. Do not book your stay here! Be warn. Bad location, small room. The sheet has holes in them, only get 2 towels. As for the rug, better keep your socks on. Don't be fool by the pictures like me. Stay away from this place and u will be much happier.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

My wife and I and another couple stayed at this motel for a couple of nights over Memorial day weekend. Bed was comfortable, but not overly so. Light switches were not where you would expect to see them and often hard to find. Motel has a lot of notices of extra charges for many types of infractions.

Room Tip: There is not a usable swimming pool. It has been filled with sand/dirt.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank James E
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is about half a mile from my house and I have stayed the night on a few occasions when my husband was not my favorite person and I just needed a place to rest my head. Honestly, its a great place to just get away. Each time I check in I tell her Im alone and will be the entire night she puts me in a room right next door to her or directly above her office. To me that was a sweet gesture and made me feel secure and cared for. The room is nothing special, do not expect chocolates on your pillow and a robe in the closet. It is a place to rest your head for a night or two and go about your way. Overall I am pleased with the place and works great for what I use it for. :) Hope it becomes your little escape too on those terrible fight nights.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Natigoosepoi
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stayed here for business - upon check-in, they had us in the wrong room. Went down to lobby and they fixed instantly. They put us in a large, nice room. There was lots of storage space, but no closet. The bathroom was small-ish, but there was a seperate sink area. They also give you cake and coffee every morning!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Amanda C
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Anaheim, California
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42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is definitely a lower star motel and far from let's say, a Hyatt Four Points Hotel.

Pros: all painted surfaces were not worn out. Looks like the owners put effort into painting. Room was clean. Furniture was in decent condition. Staff was very courteous each day I spoke with them. Internet WiFi worked well and pretty fast most of the time. TV had more than the minimum cable channels, but I don't remember if they had HBO (Not that that's a great loss anyway). A/C worked well. 24 hour Coco's restaurant close by. I did not smell marijuana smoke on the property.

Cons: Room is very old/dated. Furniture style & room style is much older. No coffee machine, hair dryer, in the room. I didn't ask the staff if they had those items available to loan me. TV was an older type, not a modern flat screen. Close to freeway, but traffic died down during sleeping hours. Looks like a slightly rough side of town. Fellow patrons at the motel were very rough around the edges. There was a tough lookin' guy that saw me carry something to my car and he literally stopped on the balcony just to watch me load it in the car. If you were a lone female staying there I don't know if you would be comfortable. Later I saw a large woman with bare sleeves and tattoos walk into her room. No elevator but it's only 2 stories tall.

So the Cons might not be a deal breaker for you, but you will definitely know that you are not sleeping in a Hyatt Four Points. But like I said staff was friendly & courteous. Still I can't give this such a high rating like other people did.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank phoenixdude1000
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santa barbara
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

People who have rated this facility higher than awful must have memory loss. The managers were friendly and tried to overcome the many shortcomings, but for $295, double what we normally pay for a 3 star motel in the area, this “2 star” was awful. Contrary to the promotional advertisement it has no "mountain view", is next to the freeway and noisy, pool is empty and "closed", no hair dryer, musty room, very thin towels, sink drained very slow, and no coffee maker or tissues in the room. The advertised "complimentary newspapers" and "premium TV channels and free movies" did not exist unless ESPN is "premium". You better be young and fit to carry luggage because there is no elevator, only a stairway to the 2nd floor. Never again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rlbletcher
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

The sheets were stained and there was hair on the mattress cover. We called the lady at the front desk and she immediately came and replaced the linens.

It's an older hotel, toilet seat was wrong size for the commode. Need some modernization.

The rest of the room was satisfactory. The service was superb.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mcf1999
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Additional Information about Vista Inn

Property: Vista Inn
Address: 745 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083-4415
Location: United States > California > Vista
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vista Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just off Highway 78, this motel is less than a mile from the Wave Waterpark and County Courthouse, just a 10 minute drive to Oceanside Harbor and a 15 minute drive to LEGOLAND, The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is 19.5 Miles away. Coco's and Dennys restaurant within walking distance. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, microwave and refrigerator, Television with premium cable, complimentary toiletries, free coffee in the morning. Additional amenities on request include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily. ... more   less 
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