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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World
Ranked #126 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Meet all our expectations and the staff were very helpful. We are already returning late in May. Bill and Edie Meyer

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed overnight in San Diego to accommodate our flight itinerary. I picked this motel because the website said it had shuttle service to and from the airport and the reviews on TripAdvisor were generally positive. We arrived at the San Diego airport at 8pm to discover that the shuttle service was not available and our only option was a $20 cab ride to the motel. I told the person that checked us in to the motel that the shuttle hours should be posted on the web page. The room was spacious but run-down (i.e., the carpeting and furniture were worn and stained; the door had to be closed a couple of times before it latched; the TV was fuzzy on the major network channels). Two other negatives: (1) we heard the people in the room above us walking around until the wee hours; and (2) this motel is in a somewhat sketchy area. For example, because we didn't have a car, we walked to a nearby Denny's (which was located next to a strip club) and we encountered people sleeping in the bushes on the way. Fortunately, the shuttle to the airport was running the next day and we caught it for our noon flight. I will definitely stay somewhere else the next time I am in San Diego.

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SD_GM92131, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Evonne,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.. I do apologize, I understand how it can be an inconvenience, when you expected shuttle service and it isn't available. Our website however, does state our shuttle hours of operation, third party websites don't necessarily have any hotels correct information. I hope that you may reconsider staying with us when you are in our beautiful city. We work hard to provide the best service to our guests. I appreciate your input and assure you that it is very important to us. Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson.
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Try to book ahead, as the location seems to be popular (Rosecrans in San Diego). Staff is always very attentive. They really go out of their way to assist efficiently. I've already utilized this location 3 times and I'm very pleased.

The first night, we didn't know how to use the heater, we didn't want to bother the attendant. We were pretty chilly. However, the room was impeccably clean, which supersedes everything.

On another occasion, our pillows were pretty high, therefore, we didn't wake with the best mode of turning our neck. LoL !! But, again, the cleanliness supersedes everything.

With fresh towels and enough towels. Complimentary breakfast, all the amenities, plus pool. The maids are superb and friendly. We will be returning for the remainder of the year. We like the amusement parks and other points of interest in San Diego and are there through the summer.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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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
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#27 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#41 Green 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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