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“Great location, near MCRD” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World
Ranked #121 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
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“Great location, near MCRD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. I liked the fact that there is a shopping center right across the street with a grocery store that specializes in organic, local foods. It is close enough to MCRD (Marine Corp. Recruit Depot) that I could walk there if I had wanted to. They had a great shuttle service that picked me up from the airport and brought me back there. I also used the shuttle service to attend family day and my son's Marine Corp. graduation. If you are staying to attend the MCRD graduation ceremonies be sure to ask for the discount for this event. This hotel is also on the city bus line with bus stops across the street and just half a block up. $5 gets you an all day pass (Jan. 2012). I had a nice sized room with a queen sized bed, a love seat sleeper, microwave, mini fridge (froze my food), and coffee maker. Customer service there was excellent. The continental breakfast was pretty basic. I would have liked more choices.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Valued guest,
First of all we would like to congratulate you on your new marine! We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld and we are so excited to hear that your stay with us was great. We are very fortunate to be centrally located so close many stores and attractions, and glad that it served to your convenience. Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson San Diego We hope that you may visit us again when you are in beautiful San Diego!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

A motel-style property, well located for the airport, for downtown and for the coast. Comfortable, well-equipped room with excellent (free) wi-fi. Some noise from the road and the airport, but nothing serious - the rooms are well insulated - but ask for a room away from the road. Our only slight reservations were that the housekeeping was a bit erratic and the breakfast was a bit basic. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
To our Valued Guest,
We appreciate you taking the time for reviewing your recent stay with us at the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld. It is so pleasing to hear that your stay was "comfortable", and that our property was a "good location", and a "good value" We are located in a very busy area that is close to so many restaurants and attractions that I can get a bit noisy at times. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon! Go happy, go Hojo!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

While the room was nice for the price and location. The room I had ,which I believe was 239 had a refrigarator that made noise all night. I was just tired enough to sleep about 3 hours. Also the t.v. was old and outdated for this room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World
Address: 3330 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110-4233
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World 2*
Number of rooms: 98
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