This hotel is convenient; close to the beach, Sea World, shopping and restaurants without the congestion of Mission Bay/Beach. We traveled with our married children who stayed in another room. When we booked the rooms, we asked if we could have rooms next to each other and were told we would have to request that at check-in. Of course when we checked in, they said there were no rooms available next to each other.
We stayed in a junior suite which was roomy, but an odd layout. The dividing wall between the living area and the bedroom prevented the airflow from the air conditioner (which was in the living area), despite a small fan built into the dividing wall. The vanity/sink was right next to the king bed so there was no privacy if someone wanted to go to bed early. The king bed was comfortable, but the pillows were miserable! I considered going to Target to buy another one. Otherwise, the room met our expectations - clean and spacious, with a working refrigerator and microwave. We had a great view of the Sea World fireworks.
The hotel grounds were a disappointment. The lobby was very clean, but that's where it stopped. It did not appear that they took much time to clean the grounds. I never saw anyone cleaning sidewalks, parking lots or doing any gardening. There were bird droppings everywhere on the sidewalks, broken roof tiles, chipped paint. I know that is a constant job to clean up after birds, but that's just the price of doing business. Not only is it unsightly, it is unsanitary. The property had an overall dirty feeling. The maintenance/laundry room was right in the middle of the property. When we had to walk to the pool/restaurant/office, we had to step over dirty cleaning water to get there. The pool and spa were clean, but the spa while hot, did not have any working jets. No jacuzzi...just hot water. The pool towels were very thin and about the size of large hand towel - fine for a child, but not an adult. There are no bathroom facilities at the pool - you have to go into the restaurant, but cannot access it from the pool area. You have to go around. Also, as far as the restaurant goes - it advertises it is also a bakery but they only have pies. We went there in the morning hoping to get pastries or donuts, but there was nothing.
Considering the price of the hotel (on a government discount), I would stay here again only because of the convenience. If I had to pay regular price, I would find somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just one mile to SeaWorld, the hotel is located just minutes from San Diego's best attractions including SeaWorld San Diego, Mission Bay, Old Town, Downtown, Gaslamp Quarter and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Mission Beach, one of San Diego's most popular beaches, is located two miles away, and Mission Valley and Fashion Valley Malls are both within three miles. Popular restaurants and shops are within walking distance of the hotel. This San Diego hotel has one bedroom Junior Suites that will give you and your family the comfort you desire while you enjoy your San Diego vacation. Has special Kids Mini Suites, with a custom-designed bedroom for kids separated from a bedroom area for parents, are perfect for families with children. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Garden San Diego Near Seaworld Hotel San Diego
- Mission Plaza Hotel
- San Diego Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn San Diego