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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
Ranked #243 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Shotty rooms with confirmed bed bugs”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

I realize that bed bugs happen. It's kind of par for the course sometimes in budget hotels. At the same time, some of them manage to avoid them or rectify the situation with grace and reason. Not the case here in my opinion. In the first place, the rooms aren't necessarily clean in the first place. Sure, things are wiped down and walkways are vacuumed, but the dust build up and all out dirt along the sides and under the bed suggest cleanliness is not the highest priority. There was also water damage on the ceiling in the bathroom that no one even attempted to fix. The smoke detector was just hanging from the wall by its wire. Still, not too big a deal. It just seems like nobody cares about the place and its showing up in the details. Finally, we found a bed bug in one of our five rooms. We researched it and.confirmed it. After the heebie jeebies were through, we took the bed to the front desk and he confirmed it for us. Although he did move us to a different room, no discount was offered until we spoke to a manager the next day, and that was almost an insult at 25% off from one room, for one night. Aftwr what we will all have to go through (16 of us) to rid ourselves of any potential infestation, that hardly seems compensation.

On top of this, we researched further complaints on this hotel and found our exact room numbers, 310 & 312 in other bed bug reports! Someone is dropping the ball here or just does not care about their guests. Avoid the hassle, stay elsewhere!

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HEINSBERG
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The presantation in the breakfast room was a disaster and the maid not interested in changing the situation

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Booked this through Priceline, but even with the discount, the room rate will still too much. This isn't a motor hotel - it's a crap motel:

Toilet was running, had to adjust tank kit.

Floor and wall lamps don't work

Freezer doesn't freeze

TV remote volume button doesn't work.

TV picture is fuzzy

Sofa upholstery torn/dirty

Furniture dirty

Only 1/4 roll of toilet paper provided.

Sheets/ towels do not feel fresh; pils on sheets.

Mold in shower.

Noisy.

Room smells like cigarettes.

Very narrow parking spaces.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We found the hotel to be quite adequate for our stay in San Diego. It was easy to access the various places we wanted to go from the hotel. Staff was pleasant and helpful. We would stay at this hotel again if we were going to San Diego.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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OMAHA
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel was old, inconvenient with nothing around the hotel. We will be going back to San Diego someday but will not be staying at this location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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SALIDA
1 review
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Overall the room Was okay. It wasn't the best hotel I've stated at. The quality of the tv was pretty bad.when I checked into the room the smoke alarm kept beeping. So I called the lobby and he said to take the battery out. So that's what I did.

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DURHAM
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Good experience, stayed up the road before at Days Inn, prefer Howard Johnson. The requirement that the review must be 100 characters is abit much.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
Address: 1631 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108-3317
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #243 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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