$55 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 19, 2014

Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

3 stars
700 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
33 reviews
Enjoyable Stay

I stayed in national city, during my trip to san diego because it was more cost efficient. I found... See full review

  • Exploring Photographer
  • Oct 17, 2014
Decent inexpensive experience

Had no problems here the AC worked great and the bed was comfy. Would recommend. See full review

  • Super Best Friend
  • Jul 15, 2013
Clarion Hotel South Bay in Historic National City is located off the I-5 freeway in the gorgeous San Diego South Bay which boasts a delightful year-round climate with exciting things to see and do. 20 minutes from San Diego Naval Base on 32nd street, SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp District, Petco Park, Coronado Beaches, and an array of shopping and restaurants. We offer a complimentary shuttle within a 5-mile radius based on availability, business center, fitness center, barbeque area, laundry facilities, pool and spa. Unwind with a cocktail and try a delicious meal at The National Bar and Grill. Our rooms have free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwaves, flat-panel TVs with cable and HBO, and free local calls. Pet accommodation: 25.00 USD per night. Guests must be 21 years or older to rent a room.

Hotel Map

32.6762 -117.1076
Nearby airports
San Diego Int'l Airport, (SAN), 10.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, I-5 Exit 8th St.

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
2.9
Value:
3.4

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Exploring Photographer
Business
Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 17, 2014

Enjoyable Stay

I stayed in national city, during my trip to san diego because it was more cost efficient. I found this hotel at a great price and stayed for 3 nights. I had a room facing the street and it was a tad noisy, but I quickly got used to the noise and didn't mind at all. The room was very clean and the staff was extremely friendly, I even locked myself out of my room at one point and had no trouble asking for a new key. The 8 freeway entrance is right behind the hotel so it was easy to access. I throughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The hotel has mini fridges and microwaves in the rooms. I stocked up on basic groceries and saved some money dining out.

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Review of Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tinaxero
Business
San Francisco
Oct 14, 2014

disappointing service

ok I had booked my hotel through a third party requested non smoking, it was even stated in my iternary. When I got to the hotel I was told my room is a smoking room because the hotel is sold out. Not sure if third party should be blamed for this or the hotel. it was late I was tired and just wanted to rest. I was told that someone would come and spray the room. I got to the room and offcourse it smelled very badly. I opened the window and left the door open to try and air it out. About an hour later no one has showed up to spray the room so I called the front desk. Another 90minutes go by and I call the front desk again and was told someone will be up soon. I was watching a very important playoff game so didn't wanna leave the room as yet. About 3+ hours later I went to the front desk and complained and finally someone showed up to spray the room, at this point I was starting to get a headache because of the smell as I am very sensitive to cigarette smoke. So I was already looking forward to a rough night. I even started looking for hotels closer by and just leave but everywhere seemed to be sold out as there was a conference going on. I had mentioned to them that wifi wasn't working in my room but no one ever bothered to take a look at the issue. The staff that was working that weekend just didn't seem to care and were probably the most unprofessional staff I have encountered and this comes from someone who works in service industry. I had called the night before to reserve a shuttle and when I got to the front desk there was no notice of that. luckily one of the employees happened to be there so he drove me. so overall my stay here was a big disappointment

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FE2014
Business
San Francisco, California
Jul 14, 2014

Short SD getaway

The hotel location is super easy to get to everywhere, zoo, beach, downtown. Room is pretty clean and big, staff are nice. Parking was easy. Only bad thing is ice machine was broken since May and hadn't fix. And the AC fan is old so is very loud. Overall is still a pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
denise a m
Business
victorville, ca
Jun 16, 2014

OK trip

Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was bland. WiFi was out the whole weekend and HBO was coming in. I chose this hotel because of the wifi and I had work to be done. I lost a lot of business and money do to no wifi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Family Trip Coordin
Business
New York
Jun 4, 2014

Decent price for a decent stay

Decent price for a decent stay quick visit to see family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Guy on a Buffalo
Business
Long Beach, CA
Oct 25, 2013

Lipstick on a pig

This hotel's location is the strongest thing working against it. Right near a freeway (so the din of traffic is heard all night, in the ocean-facing rooms), facing a naval base (smells like diesel exhaust) and surrounded by a lower-income neighborhood. The hallways are open-air, which would be a feature if it didn't smell bad outside or if there wasn't constant noise. Leaving the hotel to get something to eat or find a real grocery store is a challenge, given the area. The second major problem I ran into was the building itself - it's slowly falling apart. The shower control handle came off the first time I touched it and the drain was rusty. The bathroom smelled like someone had recently smoked in there. The bed was actually comfortable, the desk and chair were nice and the carpet was soft, so it wasn't atrocious, but in those aspects it was a 3-ish star hotel. The other things made it a 2-star experience for me. Oh, and the gym is bare bones - two working treadmills, a small universal gym and a stationary bike that was out-of-order. And if you're taller than 6-feet tall, you will have difficulty on the treadmills because your head will nearly hit the ceiling. Not the biggest deal, but kind of a pain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
LILIBETH WONDERFUL WIFE
Business
FRESNO CALIFORNIA
Sep 3, 2013

UGLY RESTROOM

I DONT LIKE THE HOTEL ITS NOTHING COMPARE TO THE PICS ON THE INTERNET THE ROOMS ARE UGLY SPECIALLY THE RESTROOM....I NEVER COME BACK TO THIS HOTEL...........NEVER

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Best Friend
Business
San Diego, California
Jul 15, 2013

Decent inexpensive experience

Had no problems here the AC worked great and the bed was comfy. Would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MROSARIO
Business
Groton, CT
Jan 6, 2013

Horrible hotel & location

The location of the hotel was horrible, don't let the bay view fool you because National City is a ghetto location. The sheets were stained, but the staff came right a way to change the sheets when we called to complain.We left and came back during the night and there were non-hotel patrons loitering. The bed my daughter and I were going to sleep on broke a leg. A random maintenance guy in hotel uniform requiring a light bulb change knocked on the door when a call was not made. We left the same night we checked in. You definitely get what you pay for. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
no good camper
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 5, 2012

my stay

The room itself is okay. However when the A/C comes on is very loud and kept waking me up. the pillows are uncomfortable. When I tried to check out, the front desk asked my how my stay was, I told her "only ok", she replied by you're all paid have a good day. Did not ask me why ok and what they could have done better. They have free wifi but did not work. I wouldn't stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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