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Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Ranked #93 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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122 reviews
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“Great Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

I've stayed in this hotel many times, even lived there for a while and I keep coming back especially since the trains have had their horns silenced in downtown San Diego. It's close enough to al the spots but also near the airport and the staff is great. Just be careful of the 'airport' shuttle. Any customer can book it to go anywhere local and that's not necessarily the airport, I have to take a cab twice in my last three stays.

Room Tip: You used to want to avoid the ones over looking the pool due to train horns but now any room is OK...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

The location was good for what we were looking for but not perfect. Close to the little italy but for gas lamp was not that close. Parking is charged even for platinum members. Brakefast very good crowded small area.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

The hotel itself is nothing to write home about, the train is a bit loud, the beds/shower are average...BUT the staff (CARLOS!) is wonderful, helpful accommodating. The breakfast is big and free and the work out room and free wi fi make this hotel a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Adam L, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Greetings Aiacovetta:
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us great feedback. It means a great deal to our team. I will be sure to let Carlos know about the wonderful comment.. Please think of us the next time you visit sunny San Diego.

Regards,
Adam Lutz
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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Good place to stay very close to several resturants. On Monday - Wednesday manager has happy hour party with lite food, beer & wine complimentary. Room was very clean & spacious but ask for a room facing water, trains go by often enough and if your room is facing the pool you will here them. Biggest problem was AC unit was located in closet in bedroom, when it came on you thought a train was coming into your room

Room Tip: Get room facing water not the pool
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Adam L, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Greetings Jeff B:
Thank you for your thorough response. If you would be so kind as to let us know your guest room number, I would like to follow up to make sure this sound is remedied. In the meantime, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your business.

Regards,
Adam Lutz
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Was a little apprehensive when I book this place, but with all the 'better' hotels booked due to a conference, we were left with no choice. Such a blessing in disguise!

We loved the hotel! The front staff was so polite and friendly, they make you feel right at home. You can really feel their warmth and sincerity. The complimentary breakfast is excellent, you have everything you need. Though this is not a luxurious hotel, but you feel right at home here.

The arrangement of the room is very practical and well thought out, and it makes living here so comfortable and convenient, the giant fridge is great for stocking up on groceries.

Love the free transport which brings us to the Zoo and airport! The location of this restaurant is great, near little Italy and the harbor. There are so many good places to eat around the hotel. With the trolley just a few minutes walk from the hotel, going anyway is super easy.

The housekeeper even replied a thank you that my kids left for her. How thoughtful is that.

Just to add, if we ever visit San Diego again, this hotel will be my first choice.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Adam L, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Smurf077:

Thank you so much for your kind words. We take it heart and I have read the review allowed to our housekeeping staff to prove the littlest gestures count! Please think of us during your next conference here in sunny San Diego. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a great review !

Regards,
Adam Lutz
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

As a traveling consultant, I spend weeks on the road staying at Marriott hotels. This was truly one of my best hotel stays. Every member of the staff provided excellent service. Everything was wonderful from the time that I was picked up at the airport to my departure at 3:30 in the morning for an early flight. Every front desk clerk was very helpful and answered all of my many questions. I rode the shuttle quiet often that weekend on my trips to and from the Gator by the Bay Festival and every driver was very pleasant. The room was very clean and spacious, the breakfast was excellent and the cookies were delicious. The corporate office should use these staff members as customer service trainers for all new hires in the organization. I would highly recommend this hotel and staff to anyone traveling to San Diego. I plan to stay there again next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Janette H
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Adam L, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Janette H:

Your review is spectacular! Thank you so much for taking the time to address all of our team members. I went ahead and forwarded this wonderful review to our home office so they know what some of our special guest say. It means a great deal to us! During your next consulting adventure in San Diego, we look forward to being your hotel of choice.

Thank you again.

Regards,
Adam Lutz
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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel & found the staff to be extremely pleasant, helpful and courteous. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The room was perfectly clean and well supplied with every amenity we required. It's location on the waterfront and proximity to Little Italy for dining (& walking), were just what we were looking for. Breakfast was an added bonus & included quite a selection. Looking forward to another stay!

Room Tip: Enjoyed our room overlooking the bay.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Address: 1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101-2416
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 121
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