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“Three HUGE Tips: both pools here are great (just different), diner & convenience store is great,DON'T get a smoking room”

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Mission Valley Resort
Ranked #242 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
San Diego, California
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“Three HUGE Tips: both pools here are great (just different), diner & convenience store is great,DON'T get a smoking room”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

I pretty much stayed the entire month of June at this hotel and my experience in a nutshell was pretty favorable. I enjoyed the multiple pools (one was busier/louder so if you felt like being social the main pool is the place to go, if you wanted to read, work, or get "your zen on" outside then pool #2 would be for you).
I also enjoyed the flexibility of hotel staff when I asked to change rooms due to general cleanliness concerns and that the room was equipped with worn out/faulty accessories that either were completely broken or did not work very well.
The well priced family diner was great because you could eat well for about $10, and with a convenience store open till midnight was really cool too.

I would simply say in a nutshell, "I enjoyed staying at this hotel, i paid a decent price, but the property is in need of much improvement".

Room Tip: Do NOT book a smoking room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Awful awful awful. Only thing good about the place was the staff. Rooms weren't clean, bathroom disgusting. Everything was so old and nasty. The room keys never worked, I found myself having to walk to the front desk twice a day for my entire stay. Their brand new "fitness center" is not all its cracked up to be, you also can't get into the center without a pass code which you won't be informed of. Just overall gross, very disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Alligiant Airline checked us in because of a flight delay. The room was not clean. The shower head didn't work - we only found out in the morning when we want to take a shower. Two other passengers found cockroach on the curtain and bugs in bed. Luckily we didn't find those in our room.
The restaurant on the premises is pretty good. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I will never stay at this place again. It was filthy. The bathroom was full of rust in the shower and the floors were chipped and stained. The fan made so much noise you couldn't here the tv in the next room even with the bathroom door closed. There were pubic hairs on the toilet (they weren't mine) The mirror in the bathroom was a mess, it must have been 50 years old with most of the glass etching missing around the edges. The blanket on the bed had at least 50 cigarette burns on it and the sheets were so thin, my husband put his foot through it. Only one lightbulb in the room worked. The ladies at the desk, were not rude but they also were not very friendly. No smiles. There was a spot in the parking lot that had a pole removed from it but they left the base sticking out 2 inches for me to trip on. Fortunately I wasn't hurt, but someone is going to kill themselves there.
Stay away from this place. It's really sad because it is in a great location, and has a restaurant, bar and convenience store attached to it. People in the restaurant and convenience store were wonderful.

Room Tip: If you want a great room check in some where else !!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

What attracted us to this hotel was the word "resort" for under $100. The kids loved the pool and wandered around the trails of the hotel when they weren't in the fitness room. We liked being close to all we wanted to do on our visit to San Diego and got caught up on our work via computers. The feel of the restaurant is old school and a blast from the past for anyone, like me, who likes old California. Can't beat all you get for this price - recommended!

Room Tip: We were shown an old room and a newer one, so we chose the newer one.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This has to be the worst hotel that we have stayed in during our visit to the USA in May 2012. The room was dirty and the bathroom was very bad with a chipped bath and badly stained. The Hotel staff at reception were most unhelpful> This hotel needs to be closed down and completely refurbished.

M and J Portsmouth England

Room Tip: Go to another hotel
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bremerton, Washington
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

The biggest benefit is that its value! The fact that you can go to the beach in mins or relax at the pool during the day. Then by night you can you to a number a places san diego has to offer that is colse by. But if your into sports the bar here at the hotel has the best sport package tv around and a pool table its a fun vibe. Everyone who works here is a treat from the front desk and their excellent customer service alway professional to room service and maids they are all very pleasent! I love the parking and the free wi-fi and if you didnt bring your lap top they have a desk top you can use in the lobby for FREE! Its great if you dont want to go far fashion valley and mission valley malls are very close and there is a liquor store and a family resturant on the gounds as well. All in all it is the biggest bang for your buck! Ive staied at a few of the other hotels on hotel circle and this has to be the best for your dollar well spent.

Room Tip: Some of the beds are better then others! But they are always willing to work with you to move you or...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Mission Valley Resort
Address: 875 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108-3406
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #242 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mission Valley Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 202
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