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Super 8 San Diego Hotel Circle
Ranked #193 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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845 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
“I hope it has improved since I visited, but some things can't change”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

This motel has changed hands since I visited, and the management may have made some much-needed upgrades, but this review is going to be based on a few things that the new owners couldn't do much about. The top-floor room in which I stayed was abnormally small, even for an inexpensive motel, and the trek to the nearest elevator (obviously an external add-on after the hotel was built) quite inconvenient. Access to the rooms is via outside "corridors", and all in all the design of the place just makes it cumbersome to navigate the facility. The price was certainly right (and still is, as a glance at the current rates indicates, though I'd consider even the low rate to be only average for value received). Also, it was adequate as a place just to sleep. If price is the biggest consideration and you just want a place to hang your hat while visiting Sea World or Balboa Park, then you may want to consider this place, but I won't return.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

This MOTEL is just fine if you will be exploring San Diego....basically, fine for resting your head and enjoying a decent continental breakfast....they actually had waffles when we were there :)
Was clean and not a loud place. But NO POOl / GACUZZI

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Gardena, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

I knew I would be arriving late at night and leaving early in the morning and was used to staying at choice brand hotels. I knew the room was small after seeing online pics. The fridge was moldy and did not speak, when I called the front desk I was told NO maintenance until the am. I asked if I could be moved to another room, I was told NO and not all rooms have fridges. Needless to say my leftovers spoiled! Then I asked if there was an iron/ironing board available - YES but come get it. The table was pushed in a corner. There was awkward dead space in the room.The good- the bed/bedding was decent, the bathroom looked remodeled. There was a good breakfast - sausage, eggs, pastries, coffee, hot/cold cereal. parking was free.

  • Stayed March 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

The check in clerk was new and really could have used some help. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast wasn't bad at all for a freebie. The location was convient. The room was comfortable and pretty quiet especially since part of my stay was over the weekend. Plus a small but descent gym, free parking, free wi fi. I was thrilled over all with what I got for the LOW price I found on line.

  • Stayed February 2012
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

About 15 years ago I stayed here with my son. For years I've said it's the worst Super 8 I've ever stayed in. Well, I saw a new Quality Inn at a good location and gave it a shot. Well, the name may have changed, but the upgrades did not. The Choice website says each room has a clock and a coffee maker. It had neither. When I saw the property, I knew the rooms were small. What surprised me was that it was allowed to be a Quality Inn. The bed was not comfortable. The room was not thoroughly cleaned. The staff was rude and seemed put out when I mentioned the clock and the other items. It is one of the two or three worst branded hotels I ever visited.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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kghotels, Guest Relations Manager at Super 8 San Diego Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 22, 2012
We apologize for any inconvenience you endured during your stay. As you mentioned this used to be a Super 8, and now changed to a new brand which is Quality Inn by Choice Internationals. We have completely changed management and have a new team on board in which we are training at the moment so that we can better assist our future guests.

As far as coffee makers, and alarm clocks, we are currently still working in adding all these ammenties to our rooms.

I hope you can give us another opportunity to make your stay more enjoyable.
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Property: Super 8 San Diego Hotel Circle
Address: 445 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108-3402 (Formerly Quality Inn SeaWorld Zoo Area)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #193 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 San Diego Hotel Circle 2*
Number of rooms: 144
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Also Known As:
Super 8 Motel - San Diego / Sea World And Zoo Area
Super 8 Motel - San Diego / Sea World & Zoo Area Hotel San Diego
Super 8 San Diego
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San Diego Super 8
San Diego Super Eight

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