$51 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 28, 2015 Check-out: May 1, 2015

Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

2 stars
View map of 235 Woodlawn Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910-2114

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
18 reviews
had fun

Had a great time. Got what I paid for. Only downside was the fact I had to go across the street for... See full review

  • charles l.
  • Jan 17, 2015
Good chill spot

Very comfortable stay. Nice place to relax and get away from work. Internet access could be better... See full review

  • military client
  • Sep 1, 2014
See why Chula Vista is known as the City of Allure when you stay at our hotel near Coronado Beach. Located off Interstate 5, we are only minutes from downtown San Diego, SeaWorld, Zoo, Beaches, Cricket Amphitheater and U.S. Olympic Traning Center the Gaslamp District, Tijuana, great restaurants, shopping and fun attractions. San Diego International Airport is only 12 miles south of our hotel. Start your morning on a high note with our free continental breakfast. Send photos to your friends and family using our free Wi-Fi Internet access. Wash your stresses away in our outdoor pool. At the end of the day, relax on the pillow-top mattress in your newly remodeled room and watch your favorite shows on the 32-inch TV. The front desk staff at our hotel in Chula Vista is happy to assist you any time of the day.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
2.3
Cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
2.8
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.1

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SMG
Business
National City
Mar 21, 2015

Quick Stay

For a quick stay and budget it was good. Clean spacious room. Comfortable and calm. The only thing was that there wasn't enough parking, and one of the exits of the parking was blocked off by a car all night. In case of an emergency this would of been bad. I asked for extra blankets and they didn't have any. Other than that is was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Antonio H.
Business
Escondido
Mar 9, 2015

No.

Don't waste your time or life on this place... experience was simply put the worst Ive ever had.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
roach killa
Business
N/A
Jan 21, 2015

Strong Stomach

Considering the price i paid for a suite, totally worth it. Gated parking, microwave, refrigerator, etc.. until my girlfriend screamed after seeing a cockroach climbing up the wall, which was the largest one I've witnessed in my lifetime at almost 3 inches long, had to end it's life with my work boots. Anyway overall we had a pleasant stay and like i said, for what we paid it was a total steal, just the bug issues and not too much selection for breakfast.. i would stay again though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
charles l.
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

had fun

Had a great time. Got what I paid for. Only downside was the fact I had to go across the street for ice. One more ice machine would be good. Had a stove fridge coffee maker and best of all the continental breakfast. Made my own waffles fresh pastries apple juice and orange juice cereal for the kids as well. Wonderful decor and plenty of space. Danny's McDonald's and a grocery store ( IGA) all within the same block.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Night club and bar if your looking to have fun.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
linda m.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Needs updates!

Expected more from a Howard Johnson. Microwave and fridge had to be both swapped out. The air/heat unit definately needs updating. Television not the best and the pillows are hard as a rock!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Its tolerable if you're not staying for more than 2 days but if planning on cooking there you have to provide utensils pans and all, oh and of course make sure the appliances work ours didn't

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joseph A.
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Family Trip

It was quiet just didnt get a good vibe from the staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
military client
Business
San Diego, California
Sep 1, 2014

Good chill spot

Very comfortable stay. Nice place to relax and get away from work. Internet access could be better but overall good stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ev 1 Weekend Traveler
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 6, 2014

Reasonable price for the comfortable accommodation

same as above. we could have stayed longer but the price for the july 4th evening is just outrageous and not within our budget. Also, the name of the hotel is confusing: I booked Traveler Inn as it still appears on this website but it is really Howard Johnson, hence was difficult to find initially.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

It's a buffet kind of dining.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Spider killing tenant
Business
Mesa, AZ
Jun 24, 2014

No parking, spiders and no towels

The only good thing about this place is that we were traveling with a 3 year old so having a suite was great. The first thing I saw in the bedroom was a spider. Found two more by the end of the stay. The parking lot was tiny and completely full. The beds were ok but I used my own pillow out of fear. They painted the stairs while we were there and didn't put up a "wet paint" sign so we got paint all over our shoes. Lucky for them we noticed and didn't track it into the room. We paid for 4 people and only received 2 towels. When I asked for more towels, housekeeping argued with me and demanded my other towels before giving me any more. Only ever got 3 towels out of them. The price was too much to deal with the conditions and bad service. I would have stayed at the motel next door except we needed the suite. Only stay here if you really are desperate. We were going to the international boat show so I think prices were outrageously inflated. We payed $300 for two nights (including taxes and fees) and I feel robbed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good variety of restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Footballer Dad
Business
Chula Vista
Jun 23, 2014

"VERY BAD" Stay Away

Creepy. The maid service was yet to be found and when we did get someone to come by, they just dump the trash and took the towels without replacing them. That's day 1. Day 2 we left and had a very long day stayed with family. Day 3, still no service, call front desk to ask what happen and told that the is not finshed it's 4:00 pm at 6:00 pm go to the front office. Asked about maid services, and told they are gone for the day, nothing can be done until tomorrow. WHAT? This is not what I paid for, but again maybe it was. never never again!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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