It was my first real trip to San Diego and I couldn't afford an expensive hotel, but this place worked out great. I'll list the pros and cons below, but I first wanted to tell everyone who goes here that there are TWO parking levels. I stayed at this hotel for four nights and the first two nights, I didn't realize there was an underground parking lot. Obviously I wasn't the only one because the ground level parking lot was always packed at night, while the other one was usually empty.
Pros: Within 5-6 miles of most places you want to be including restaurants (really close to an In-n-Out), shopping, at least 3 beaches, and the Gaslamp downtown area. Free wifi Internet. Comfy new beds (I love the pillows!). Decent, clean rooms. Polite employees. And probably the BEST free continental breakfast I've ever had at a hotel (eggs, sausage, toast, yogurt, etc.)
Cons: The pool was dirty. The fitness room smelled really bad (it had that old musty smell) and consisted of a few old workout machines that hadn't seemed to be updated in a decade. Only one elevator, and was pretty slow.
But overall, for the price I paid ($49 a night on Priceline), I would definitely stay here again. If you're on a budget and you don't need special amenities like a pool and fitness room, then this is the perfect place in San Diego to stay at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinctively different, the Mission Bay Inn San Diego is conveniently located in Pacific Beach, and only 1 mile to Mission Bay Park. The Mission Bay Inn San Diego is also located within 2 miles of Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Downtown, Old Town, San Diego Convention Center, and the University of California - San Diego. New for 2009, we've installed brand new furniture in all of our rooms! Our guest rooms offer all the conveniences of home, including free wireless high speed Internet access, refrigerator and microwave in all rooms, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 27-inch television with cable and free local calls. To start off the morning right, stop by for our great hot breakfast, served complimentary to all guests in our brand new breakfast area. USA Today is also provided Monday through Friday for your convenience. A brand new fitness room and guest laundry are also available for your convenience. We offer a sparkling heated pool and jacuzzi for your enjoyment. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, comfortable and memorable with quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mission Bay Inn San Diego Hotel San Diego
- San Diego Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn San Diego