I spent 4 nights here on a quick San Diego getaway with a friend. We picked this hotel for the price primarily and the location secondarily.
The price really cannot be beat. The location is great; for those driving from any of the rental agencies at the airport, it is about 5 minutes when no traffic. I was able to drive anywhere I went in San Diego in under 10 minutes (zoo, Coronado, Gaslamp District). The onramp to the I-5, which gets you just about anyplace else, is only a couple blocks away.
The rooms are adquate. They seem dated, but not dirty. There is a room with shower/toilet and the sink is in the main sleeping area. The linens were clean, but there was a mold smell in my sink. That was my only complaint with the room. I slept well in the bed and was not terribly bothered by sleeping with the windows open at night.
Re: outside noise...as others have mentioned this hotel is on the landing path of the airport. If you stand on the roof you could probably hit the planes by tossing tennis balls at them easily, they are about 10 seconds from landing when they pass over. But, the plane traffic stops around 11-11:30 at night and I didn't hear much before 6 a.m. This hotel also seems to attract nightlight/party lovers, who come in late and are loud. That happened two nights. But otherwise, I heard no traffic noise outside.
There is no parking lot but that said, we had no problem finding an on-street space any night when we returned after 6 p.m. (when you no longer have to feed the parking meters).
Yes, breakfast is included but it left a lot to be desired. We ate elsewhere the second two days because it sort of felt like a hostel.
I'd stay here again if cutting costs was the only way I'd get to San Diego. It wasn't horrible, but not the best hotel experience I've had.
- 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
- Park Inn San Diego
- Park Inn West