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Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Ranked #92 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose
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30 reviews
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“Great Staff, Decent Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on Dec 26th and 27th. First the positives, and why I say Great:

1) This hotel has great staff and a special thanks to Ian at the front desk. he was wonderful- extremely attentive to detail- went out of his way to try and arrange a big rental car for us- since we were 8 people
2) It is right next to Little Italy - so great eating options right there
3) It is not very far from Seaport, Gaslamp and the airport- so high on the convenience factor
4) They offer a free shuttle- which is excellent and prompt

Decent:
1) this is by no means a 4 or 5 star hotel- hence amenities and rooms are as per a 3 star range
2) Most residence Inn's I have stayed at are certainly more spacious- so in this ones it fell a tad bit short
3) Rooms are nice/ decent. Not too big- even though they have a separate living and bed room- they are tiny. Just enough for 4 of us (2 adult two small kids)
4) right next to railway track

But overall- for the price and location- it was good

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

I was a little worried before checking in here. I have never stayed at a residence inn, so I didn't know what to expect. Once we got there, we were treated with great hospitality. The men at check in and valet were very nice and helpful. We stayed in a standard queen bed room, with a sofa couch. The room was larger than i expected. A kitchen right when you walk in, and a little vanity/sink area to get ready at. The room was not drab and was definitely renovated recently. It is right next to gaslamp, in downtown. Will definitely be staying here again. We did stay on new years eve, so it was a little expensive, BUT a lot cheaper than every other hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

We stayed 4 nights in November 2011. We like the location because we like to walk to Seaport Village and down by the boats. We stayed in the front of the building on the second floor. I don't recommend that. While we loved the space in the room, the view was blocked by trees and every morning at 6 am, you hear the noise down in the lobby as staff is preparing the breakfast and the noise from the street. They are building something across the street from it a park or something so they had construction equipment going. Breakfast is good wide variety of food and that saves some money. Staff was very nice, friendly and helpful. Didn't use the pool because it was chilly and rainy. Exercise room was very small and had older equipment. $14 to park is just too excessive in my opinion for outside parking. Good Location to the downtown area and very clean. Nice out door area but very small. There is a fire pit comfortable seating and barbecue grills to use. Cost for 4 nights using a AAA rate was $700.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

I stayed at this fantastic hotel in October 2010(I know that this review will say 2011, but there was no selection for Oct.2010. I have to say this-all of the people complaining about the noise from the trains are not worth considering. Unless you don't have access to a map, there are multiple train tracks right behind it. What did you expect? Sure it's loud, but you get used to it, and the fact that the train tracks are right by the hotel are not hidden from you! I had great service from the staff. If you get good or bad service from this or any other hotel, by all means leave a comment, but complaining about the noise is pointless with this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

My husband and I stayed here with our 14 month old son for a 5 night vacation. From check-in to check-out our entire experience was wonderful. The suite we stayed in had a full kitchen, which helps save money for that length of a trip. The continental breakfast they offer is amazing, not juice juice and cereal, but full on breakfast offerings including eggs, sausaage, waffle bar and all of this is included in the stay. The staff were very nice, and accomodating. The on-site washing machine and dryer came in handy. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the San Diego area, and we really can't wait to return!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Address: 1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101-2416
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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