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Quality Inn San Diego Downtown North
Ranked #195 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed February 22, 2012

compared to the price the level and service of this hotel is really good one, i booked in it 3 weeks in row
clean room, smells good, great service . i even needed extra pillows and blanket at 5.00AM, i called the reception and after like 5 min they brought it to me , i guess the guys name is bobby he was so nice and friendly
i recommend staying in it

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

This is a good choice if you are looking for an inexpensive hotel option in the downtown area of San Diego that is easy to walk to.

You are only 8 min walk to the trolley, and the bus stops one block from the hotel going downtown and three block on fifth ave if you are going to the Hillcrest area.

The hotel is built around an open courtyard with external outside entrances to the rooms. You can hear and see the airlines landing on Rwy 27 at San Diego international just over this hotel, so putting your room fan on at night will create white noise so you can sleep.

The rooms are on the small size, but well laid out. The breakfast is from 7-10 and is basic with pastries, fruit, cereals, tea, coffee, juice and milk.

Internet is available via wi fi, and there is a machine in the lobby for those with out a computer. However there is a better option of using Kinkos downtown on C street for access and much cheaper.

Good value for sure,and an easy walking hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher room for less noise from higher rooms, it was a good choice for my stay.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

If you like to be harassed, this is your place. I came home at 1:30 and they told me I wasn't staying there and to leave. After several minutes of pleading with the guy to let me in the security door, san diego's worst(cops) showed up. They then proceeded to threaten to arrest me if I didn't leave. So, I left, and I ended up staying on the streets of san diego until about 4:30 in the morning. When I came back the security door was open(thank God), so I went up to my room and grabbed my stuff and went to the airport. When I called the hotel's GM, and hotels.com, they told me it never happened. Basically, they were trying to steal my stuff. Stay here if you feel like being robbed. Never use hotels.com as they will only have the hotel's back. Disgusting!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Charles M
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Walking distance to great attractions, neighborhoods and downtown. Clean room and friendly staff.

Room Tip: top floor. no view but plenty of privacy.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

The room was pretty small but it was a great price and everything in there looked nice and had wifi a flat screen tv. Down town is like 15mins away walking distance or you can take a taxi n you'll get there in like 5 mins. since the airport is near by you do hear the airplanes fly by but nothing major. The parking sucks because you have to park on the street and its free till 6pm in sections that have a meter.overall it was a great place for the price i would definitely go again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Merino L
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

This was perfect for me - good location a few blocks from the trolley, downtown/Gaslamp district and also Balboa Park. Room was clean with all mod cons and the man at reception was very kind and helpful. Only negative was that the room was a bit on the small side - but overall, very good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

The staff here are not very friendly and helpful. (some are more then others). Location is not the best a bit to far from the downtown/gaslamp area. Walkable but far and streets are pretty dark. Taxi rides can be expensive to and from. Rooms are very clean but very small. And weekends people from other rooms have party's and go out etc and it is very noisy had I to ring down stairs to ask them to tell others to be quite however they already knew this and neighbors were still very loud!! Breakfast was very ordinarily not much choice we didn't eat there once didn't look very clean. Overall I think there are better hotels closer to downtown/gaslamp area for around the same price and probably with better service!!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank Lusana L
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Address: 1840 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2609 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn - San Diego Downtown)
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #195 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range: $87 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn San Diego Downtown North 2*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Inn San Diego Downtown North is located within walking distance to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. The San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Airport is located 1.5 miles away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Inn - San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
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