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Residence Inn San Diego Central
Ranked #104 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

About a month ago, we had a family reunion and relatives came from the Philippines and Spain. We booked them at this location and WOW...what a pleasant stay for our relatives! The accomodating ways and friendliness of the staff was just remarkable. The premises were always clean. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Marriott again to anyone. Keep up the great work!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ray L
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Hi Ray L. Thank you so much for taking the time to offer the travelling community your feedback. I remember your group and had a great time getting to know everyone. I always love getting to know our guests and your group was lively, good natured, and just all around fun-loving. Please come back next year and I will be sure to share your comments with our staff at our next meeting. Thank you also for recognizing their efforts. Safe and exciting travels!

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Residence Inn San Diego Central is great for extended stay. They served free breakfast every day and social hour from Monday through Wednesday The staffs are nice and friendly. They have the best housekeeping staffs.

This hotel has a swimming pool.( I wish they could extend the size of their swimming pool.) Washers and dryers are available too.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Hi Cinnamon Hearts!. Thanks so much for your review of our property. I love it when our guests fill me in on the highlights of our hotel and their stay. Hopefully you will be able to visit us again when you are in town.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The hotel is very nice. The room is very clean, comfortable, modern. I was impressed that everything looked and felt so new. We stayed at the suite with a bedroom and an upstairs loft. My only complaint is that we had 2 kids (1 yr old and 3 yr old) with us and the bedroom downstairs has semi-transparent doors that aren't soundproof. So there wasn't really a place where we could put the baby to sleep without having some sort of disturbance by my older child. If you don't have this issue, then this is an excellent hotel. At breakfast they served REAL eggs, not like some modified egg substitute some other hotels would serve. They also have a good variety of food as well. The price is also excellent considering that our room fits 6 people (the loft has a double bed. The bedroom has a king size, the living room sofa converts into a double/queen). But like I said, if one person is too loud anywhere in the suite, the rest of the suite will hear. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator. The downstairs bathroom in the room is adequate size. The upstairs bathroom is very small, we didn't even bother closing the door because of that.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank frozensky
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Hi Frozensky! Thanks so much for your review of our property. The rooms were just renovated in July and I am so happy that you enjoyed your time at the hotel. The breakfast we serve is a highlight for so many of our guests and I am glad that you enjoyed the quality and the offerings. I am sorry that the downstairs room did not offer the privacy that you had expected. This particular room style has changed over the years and at one time had a Murphy bed where the desk currently is situated. Based on feedback such as yours we will be able to continue to improve the guest experience.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at the Residence Inn San Diego Central in late September prior to a cruise. The hotel is a little further away from the "sites" but it is convenient to the main highways and easy to access. The rooms were large and well maintained. All the kitchen appliances were updated and worked as they should. While this is not a new hotel, you could tell the staff were "on their toes". They had a high-quality hot breakfast that was well-stocked and the front desk was very courteous and helpful. I would definitely stay here again if I returned to San Diego.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Hi Jatennessee! Thanks so much for your review of our property! The property has been newly renovated and I am happy that you enjoyed the accommodations as well as the breakfast. The staff works hard to deliver a quality product to our guests and it is nice to know that we succeeded. Hopefully your travels will bring you back to San Diego again soon.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

i was looking for a hotel in San Diego to finish our family vacation and spend quality time. The hotel is located in Kearny Mesa. On the map it might look as if it is far away from the beaches and downtown but it is not. It takes no time to get to the Highway and destinations. Few minutes to the zoo, beaches and anything else your heart desires. Several other good hotels are in this area as well. We enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly. No parking fee and there is plenty of parking. Hot breakfast included. They have a very nice breakfast area.. there is a plenty of room unless you hit the main rush hour when everyone wants to eat , on the weekend. On Sunday they kept running out of food. I told the staff several times that there is no food. We waited and waited and when I told them again, the staff told me it is being cooked. That is not the way it should be managed. We were a line of 10 and growing, waiting for something hot to be refilled. It happened again. But this time I did tell the hotel management about it and immediately they went to talk to them. So they are watching out that the hotel is represented well. The rooms are wonderful. Spacious and a nice kitchen and refrigerator. There is no safe. But two smaller hanging closets. We had a room with two queen beds and a couch in it. TV was working well. Everything was clean and each day it looked fresh and clean when we returned from our outings. There is a small pool. We didn't use it but it looked clean and inviting. There are also some outside seating areas that look new and comfortable. As well as a small court for playing ball or something like that. They are trying to use the space wisely.
In driving distance near by is a Target, Ross, Costco.. several restaurants. Chains and individual. It is a business district but so easy to get to. And as I stated earlier you are at your fun destinations in no time. It is a great location. One of the more upscale malls is near by as well. We will stay there again. It is a great hotel and we have enjoyed our stay there.
Oh yes, the beds are comfortable. Clean white sheets on bed and pillow cases. Nice soft comforters... blankets. 4 pillows on each bed. Carpet appeared clean. We had no bad experience. Fire place in the room, but we had no need for it. Plenty of lamps or natural lights. Black out curtain as well as sheer curtain for your preference. The only thing that could be considered odd is that for a room of that size.. there were only two chairs. So if you have four people staying in the room and when we tried to eat our dinners, only two had a chair. We fixed it by sitting on the couch or floor. No big deal, but it was a bit odd. However. Not sure where they would have squeezed more chairs in. We made it work.

Room Tip: I believe each room is in a great location. Quiet and private. It seems that if you have a room that...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Hawaii H
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Hi Hawaii H. Thanks for taking the time to write a thorough review of our property. You were spot on and I am happy that the property met you and your family's needs. Breakfast on the weekends and during peak times can sometimes be a challenge but we do our best to keep the food hot and available. Sometimes we find ourselves unable to keep up with the demand, but we are aware and our only goal is to keep the buffet line stocked and clean at all times. Thank you for your patience and understanding and also for bringing it to a manager's attention. Without quality feedback such as yours, it is difficult to improve the quality of the product we deliver to our valued guests.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This Residence Inn is typical of others in the chain. It was clean, well furnished with comfortable beds. The breakfast was good and the pool and hot tub were nice. The downside of this hotel is that it is located adjacent to a lot that is filled with dozens of garbage trucks. Units 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 have windows that face the lot and if you open the windows there is a strong smell of garbage. The trucks start up and leave very early in the morning, between 4 and 5 am, and are quite loud. If you choose to stay here, request a room on the opposite of the garbage truck lot.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Thank you TexasHula for your candid review of our property. I am sorry that the waste management company located to the west of our property put a damper on your time with us. I have heard previous complaints from guests regarding noise in the early morning, however if the smell is bothering our guests then I have an issue. Thank you for bringing this to my attention as I plan to walk over this week to the company and discuss ways we can eliminate this problem. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Clean and comfortable room with enough room to enjoy a meal or drink alone together. Well stocked kitchen and a little table for two. Pool is heated. Great laundry room. Breakfast was good and well stocked and continually re supplied. The evening social Mon thru Wed appeared to be appreciated by many residence and included food, wine and beer. Overall staff were all friendly and professional so we stayed an extra night and they negotiated on the price which was great. The Chop Shop restaurant was within walking distance and the food was great. I had my nails done at Tommy's Nail bar nearby and he was great. Additionally, although out of town it had good access if you have a car. Go see Balboa Park it's a must! Mission Beach was also well worth a visit and the downtown waterfront is just great.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 1SherAl1
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Hi 1SherAl1. Thank you for your review of our property. I am happy that you took advantage of the wonderful amenities we are able to offer. Come back and see us again in the future.

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Jonathan Correll
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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: $166 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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