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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
Ranked #243 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is the nasty hotel I have ever encountered. The room smelled like fish, the walls were filthy, there was even blood smeared on the out side of the hotel door. We were there for two days and killed over 10 house roaches. The bed was hard as hell. There was an inch gap in the door so we heard all the freeway noise. The staff will tell u the elevator is out of order, truth is its been out of order for years, the have no plans on fixing it. Could not get wifi in my room, i even went down to the lobby and could not get it there either. This hotel is disgusting, the only positive thing was some of the staff is really nice. the young man who checked us in went above and beyond his job, but it still could not make up for how sick this place made me. Now im afraid i may have brought those roaches home with me.

Room Tip: Do not stay here
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was a great hotel.
1. Great view from walkway.
2, Nice / friendly staff
3. Easy to get on and off. (Just remember that the access road is two way)
4. Close to Sea World.
5. Comfortable beds.

Highly recommend.

Room Tip: NO restaurant, but several close. Pool is in back left corner. Hot tub was great.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I came in on work and Howard Johnsons are usually quite good for the price. Not this one! The name got me in and the hotel will keep me out, for good. The bed was caving in, the internet did not work at all, the elevator is out of order??? On a 4 story property!! The staff was great but there is only so much they can do.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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ruth b, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear sir/madam,I apologized for your uncomfortable stay.The things that was mention is unacceptable.I will see what improvements we can make to better our service to you our guest.Thank you for providing feedback.We want to understand what our guest are looking for so that we can make improvements in the near future.
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

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
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Diego Hotel San Diego
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