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Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn
Ranked #112 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2013

This hotel is a few blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Zoo, and I-5. Rooms are small but very nice. We had three people and two surf boards and could have used a wee bit more space. Very clean. Breakfast is great. Staff is very helpful and friendly. This is a no smoking hotel which in CA means no marijuana.

Room Tip: I would suggest the second floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Dear Sttly,
It is a pleasure to see you enjoyed your stay at our property. We do hope you return in the near future when your business or travels bring you to San Diego.
We will be looking forward to have you back as our customer.
Thank you.
Y Chen
General Manager
Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I was very impressed with this hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly, and the rooms were clean, bright, comfortable and actually charming (different déor than other BW). Huge flat screen TV, and we could see Petco Park from the window! FYI, the floors were squeaky so get a room on the top floor. They have continental breakfast available in the a.m. and a small parking lot. Parking is $10/night, but this is cheaper than other downtown hotels I've stayed at. We came back one evening and there were 3 spaces left. Two had cones reserving the space and the last available one was really tight because the other guests didn't know how to park! The front desk employee saw us sitting there and came right out and said he'd move a cone for us.
Great location in downtown, you could walk or cheap taxi to anywhere. I will stay here again & recommend it to my friends.

Room Tip: Floors squeak, so ask for top floor.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank CaptainLita
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Dear Captain Lita,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our property Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay as well as our friendly staff.
We are looking forward to have you again as our guest in the near future.

Y Chen
General Manager

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a very small, clean hotel. If you are just sightseeing and need a clean place to sleep this is it. It is 3 blocks from a McDonalds, and the tram/bus station. There is not much in the way of decent restaurants around, but if you have a car or ride the tram, it's no problem.
It is incredibly clean, I saw a maid scrubbing the bathroom floor on her hands & knees! The staff is really nice, and are helpful with local information.
I was impressed that they took the time to put our 2 reservations together, and gave us adjoining rooms, they offered us the key to unlock the connecting door without us having to ask.
The breakfast was good, it's a one woman operation, so if you're in a rush, grab cereal & a bagel and you're ready to go. If you're willing to be patient, the hot food comes out and is very good.

Room Tip: No pool or kids activities, this is not a big resort, just a clean quiet room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank jecog
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2013

Dear Jecog,
Thank you for sharing your Best Western Garden Inn experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel. We certainly appreciate your kind words on our clean and comfortable accommodations and look forward to welcoming you back to San Diego!
Thank you.
Y Chen
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Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great location and great price. Facility is old, but well kept up and nice. Service was excellent, great staff. Nice plus is a HOT breakfast, eggs and bacon. Nice touch are small chairs and tables outside the rooms, quaint.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank FRED M
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

Dear Fred M,

Thank you for your comments regarding the recent stay at our property. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and you liked our friendly and helpful staff as well as the convenient location.

We are looking forward to have you back as our guest in the near future.

Y Chen
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank romaerama
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This hotel calls itself a boutique hotel, but I'd say it's more of a nice motel. Parking is only $10 per night, and since we got there early, we were able to secure a spot for all 4 nights. They have 19 spaces for 30 rooms. The room was small but comfortable. Breakfast was adequate. There is a guest laundry open from 9-3, which we used, and it was fine. Next time we would stay closer to the Gaslamp District. There is no elevator on the property, but if they can, the staff will carry bags up and down for you The staff was kind and helpful, but we were on our own to find attractions. Overall, not great, but not bad.

Room Tip: If you can't do stairs, stay on the ground floor. We didn't see a pool or restaurant.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank castlebaer
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Dear Castlebaer,

Thank you for your comments in regards to your stay at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn.

As part of Best Western brand, our property follows the brand standards and based on the quality and the amenities offered, it is considered a boutique hotel.

Also, the size and structure of the hotel does not allow an elevator to be added, however we will make sure our staff will be offering assistance to all our guests.
Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you back soon.

Y Chen
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Walk to the restaurants of the Gaslamp District. The rooms were well appointed and very clean. There was street noise but running the fan on low cancelled 98% of it.
Two complaints - spotty wifi service - Get the Ethernet cable from the front desk. Breakfast was late everyone of the 4 days we stayed. Not good for business people on the clock.

Room Tip: 107 is a corner room without a view but very quiet.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Steve S
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Y_Chen, Manager at Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Dear Mr. Steve S.,

Thank you for your recent review. Your comments are very important to us. In regards to the Internet we are constantly working with the Internet provider to make sure that all the rooms get the same Wifi access and also we have Internet cable ready in all the rooms.
We apologize about the Breakfast issue and misunderstanding, the hotel is serving Continental Breakfast starting at 6am and Hot Food items are available after 6:30am.
Thank you again for your comments and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to accommodate you again in the future.

Y Chen
General Manager
Best Western Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn

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Additional Information about Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn

Address: 840 A St, San Diego, CA 92101-4613
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #112 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range: $128 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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