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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World
Ranked #128 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Could be better, could be worse”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Big room, comfy bed, seemingly clean (odd things were dirty, like a dead insect in freezer, lots of mold on bathroom sink drain stopper and around toilet ridge). Shower leaked and had to be punched to open or close, weak water pressure, woken by loud door slams from next room, which went on until around 1 am. AC vent had dust balls, which flew out on occasion, and the phone wire kept coming loose. Uninviting pool. Sparse breakfast. They did allow me to check out at 12, which is always nice. Friendly personnel, except the older gentleman, who seems rather short-tempered. A wee bit overpriced, I'd say. I'd rather pay more to get more peace.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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General M, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your late check-out. Please know your concerns are being addressed with our staff so that future guests will have a better experience. We hope that you would be so kind as to give us another chance and stay with us again, in the future. Once more, thank you for reviewing our hotel.
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in Room 142 and it was just average--clean and furnished with a microwave and refrigerator but the walls are VERY thin. We heard our neighbors quite clearly all three nights. The hotel is within walking distance of shops and restaurants which is nice but the area is pretty run down. The staff was very nice and the breakfast was ok but the pool was tiny and not in good shape. It was close to MCRD so that was a plus!

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General M, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld. We are pleased to hear your guestroom was “clean” and you were able to make good use of the microwave and refrigerator. As you mentioned, we are centrally located to several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are delighted you were able to benefit from it during your stay. We hope to see you again, during your next trip to San Diego. Once more, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld.
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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:
#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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