My husband, daughter and I stayed at this Crowne Plaza for four nights in late April. We were there for our son's graduation from MCRD and as such we got a special rate, free breakfast and free parking. We REALLY appreciated the way this hotel made military families feel welcome and that they offered these special perks.
The grounds were really pretty, lush and tropical and very well kept. The lobby was also nice and we enjoyed having breakfast each morning in the restaurant. The employees in the restaurant were so nice and very efficient. The sushi bar is also excellent and a very good value for what you get.
I have to say the front office staff were what really stood out. They were friendly and knowledgeable. We had no idea what to expect really as far as how we would get over to the Marine Corp Recruitment Depot for Family Day and graduation and they were very helpful with that. The hotel even offers a free shuttle over to MCRD as well as Old Town and we used it for both those places. The shuttle drivers were super nice and very accomodating.
Our room was lovely and very clean. It had clearly been rennovated recently and the furnishings were all very nice and new. It had a flat screen television with plenty of channels as well as a small balcony with two chairs. Our room overlooked the pool area as well as the freeway, however when the slider was closed you could not hear the freeway noise at all inside the room. The bathroom was very spacious and nice and we had two closet areas which was a big plus.
I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed this hotel. I would like to say that Daniel M. who checked us in was wonderful. We had a bit of a snafu with our credit card and he helped us get this worked out. We travel quite often and he was simply above and beyond most front desk employees. There was another very nice front desk employee, I so wish I could remember his name but I can't!
We had a problem with our room ac and it was fixed promptly. Again, the service at this property was top notch.
The layout of the hotel was a bit confusing at first, and we had a bit of a walk to get from the lobby to our room (nothing bad and through lovely grounds and near the pool area) but once we got the hang of it it was very easy. We parked around back and that was very easy for getting to and from our room to our car.
We would gladly stay here again, its very convenient to the airport, Old Town and not a bad drive to anywhere in San Diego.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Diego Hotel Offers a Tropical Oasis Welcome to the San Diego Crowne Plaza Hotel located in the heart of Mission Valley. Our affordable luxury hotel is just minutes from the San Diego International Airport (SAN)and near many of Southern California's most popular attractions. Families lodging at our choice San Diego hotel can enjoy convenient access to many of California's best attractions, including the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean beaches. Our upscale hotel in San Diego, CA provides business travelers with quick access to many area businesses, such as the San Diego University of Integrative Studies, the University of San Diego, the UCSD Medical Center and the Scripps Mercy Hospital. Guests lodging at our luxurious San Diego accommodations can take advantage of our hotel's premium meeting facilities. With 26,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, endless room style arrangements and catering services available, our San Diego hotel can accommodate meetings and events of all sizes and types. During your stay at our hotel near the San Diego Zoo, you can relax in a tropical paradise. Lounge by the outdoor pool while listening to the soothing sounds of the outdoor waterfall, or enjoy fresh sushi at the Islands Sushi & Pupu Bar. Book your reservation today and see why our Crowne Plaza is among the finest San Diego hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Mission Valley
- Crowne Plaza San Diego