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Residence Inn San Diego Central
Ranked #106 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Baltimore, Maryland
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111 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Nicely located to see San Diego”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

I will admit after the the first two days of our trip up at the Residence Inn just a bit north in Oceanside CA., this one was a bit of a let down, only because it isn't as updated or new.(see my review of that one.) But...other than that, no complaints. This Residence in is very clean, comfortable and very conviently placed to see just about everything in the San Diego area.
The rooms are very clean, comfortable and the staff was great. Very welcoming and pleasant.
The hot breakfast is nice each day. Although there are alot of units, it is quiet and pleasant and nicely landscaped outside.
We have stayed here before a couple of years back and had no complaints then either.
I would recommend this hotel in San Diego. It is easy to get downtown or out to the highway.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Yorba Linda, California
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

We have stayed at several Residence Inns in the past with our daughter's basketball travel. The staff here were very helpful and friendly every time we encountered them. We requested a room change to get better sunlight, and the staff was happy and almost eager to assist us. The breakfast was very good and the rooms were comfortable as they usually are at a Residence Inn.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

The room was pretty good but the bed was pretty worn and not in the best shape. Really detracted from the nice size of the room and Residence Inn features. The breakfast was one of the better Residence Inn breakfasts I've had.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

I have nothing bad to say about the Residence Inn. They delivered from the start to the end. We were greeted warmly by Tina at the front desk and had a fast and easy check in (and later check out). Our room was more like a suite - unlike most of the budget hotels/motels we stayed at prior to Residence Inn (even the more expensive ones) it didn't smell like.. well.. cheap motel :) Our room was bright and roomy and beautiful and most important - CLEAN !!!!!

The room was beautiful and decorated tastefully. We had a lot of room (travelling with a 9 month old crawler) and a crib was already set up for our convenience. She even got a bath toy as a welcome gift! The kitchen was awesome (nicer than our kitchen at home...) and clean. Everything seemed to be new and very clean. The kitchen was fully equipped and we had everything and more than we needed. The room had a great feel and we felt very comfortable and like my husband put it - like home. He usually complains about the places we stay at but this time he was really really impressed.

The hotel is very close to the 163 freeway (but not noisy!) just with an easy access to the 805 and 163. There is a Mobil gas station next to it. We had dinner in Old Town and had left overs, so we didn't have to look for food in that area but I saw some sandwich places nearby in walking distance.

The hot breakfast in the morning was a lot better than other places we stayed at, plus it was included in the price which was great. There's also a tennis court and pool and several spas. Everything was very clean and very well maintained. We were very impressed and will return the next time we're in San Diego for a long weekend.

Loved it :)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

rooms clean, full kitchen, housekeeping good, the best deal was the full breakfast bar daily and dinner monday-thursday

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

My wife and I along with our Russian Blue 8 month old kitten stayed at this hotel the weekend of April 1st thru 3rd. I had never stayed at a Residence Inn before so I didn't know what to expect. I was mostly looking for a pet friendly hotel near the Del Mar Fairgrounds because of a car show we were attending. My wife is partially disabled so I needed a room with parking close by. To my surprise the room looked like an apartment. It had a fridge, stove, dishwasher and even dishes. The room was very clean and the facilities were great. There is a gym and guest laundry on the premises as well. Our stay was quiet and trouble free. The free breakfast was also fantastic. I do agree that the property is near the freeway and the main strip is mostly industrial, but if you take a turn or 2 a mile away, you will find any and all amenities you are looking for. ex fast food, gas stations, eateries, and even a Costco. I thought the area was fine. I would definitely stay at the Residence Inn San Diego again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Langley, Canada
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

We stayed in a 2 bedroom bi-level penthouse suite, queen bed with bathroom upstairs and king bedroom with its own bathroom downstairs, as well as full kitchen, and living area with sleeper sofa. The heated pool was great for the kids, and this hotel offers a FREE breakfast AND dinner/appies with FREE beer and wine! What more could you possibly need for your stay!? No complaints here! We stay in a lot of hotels and we loved it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Residence Inn San Diego Central
Address: 5400 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-1303
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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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Central 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn by Marriott® San Diego Central Kearny Mesa is an upscale San Diego, California extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the inland area of San Diego County. With easy access to Interstates 5, 805, and 15, we're the perfect home base for excursions to the many popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Beautiful La Jolla, Mission Valley, Coronado Island, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World Adventure Park®, LEGOLAND®, and the vast sunny beaches of San Diego are just short drives from our all-suite upscale hotel in Central San Diego. The San Diego International Airport is about 15 minutes from the hotel as is downtown San Diego and the many attractions that America's Finest City has to offer. Whether you are staying a few days or an extended period, our apartment style suites are sure to make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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