Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World ★★★

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$63
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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Mar 2, 2016

Ehhhh...

Would not recommend Wed, Apr 30, 2014
Updated motel - decent room, clean. Lamp didn't work, 90% of the outlets did not work, small, outdated tube tv - remote barely worked. Pillows uncomfortable and the wifi was HORRIBLE. Hotel had apts behind the building. Close to stores (Starbucks, target, chain restaurants) clerk was very polite. Not worth $100 a night. Should have spent an extra $15 for a way better room at Pacific Beach. Will not return to hotel in the future.

Shopping hint

Close to chain restaurants/stores

| Las Vegas, NV Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Howard Johnson's Seaworld San Diego

Would recommend Sun, Apr 13, 2014
Great experience- simple, clean, great value. I used car2go (smartcar) to commute into town each day for a conference, which worked out perfectly-- 15 mins or so, and cars were readily available within walking distance of the hotel (often right outside). Alternative is the trolley from old town stop, about 10-15 min walk. Free shuttle from/to the airport. Friendly and helpful staff at the desk. Highly recommended.

| seattle Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Rip off. Beware their policies.

Would not recommend Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Although it was a decent price for a room near Sea World, location is awful, traffic is awful and we had to leave a day early and they charged us for two rooms for the night we did not stay. I found the staff moronic. It was not a special deal, so I do not think I should have had to pay for the night we did not stay.

| Phoenix Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Good for quick turnaround

Would recommend Tue, Mar 11, 2014
We got in late and had to leave early the next morning for our connecting international flight. The staff was great, quick check-in and check-out, and the hotel shuttle was on-time & easy. Overall, a great "layover" hotel.

| Seattle, Washington Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

How do you get therte?

Would not recommend Sat, Dec 21, 2013
I stayed in the hotel on my way in and out towards Washington DC on the 1st and 15th of Dec. The shuttle from the San Diego airport only runs until 8:00 pm so in both occasion I had to take a cab. To my surprise, an in spite of making sure I mention the hotel is called Howard Johnson In San Diego Sea World , I was taken to another Howard Johnson somewhere else. Believe it or not in both occasions I had to take a second cab and the hotel did nothing to help!

| Washington DC Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

A pleasant stay

Would recommend Wed, Nov 27, 2013
I needed a place to stay overnight to catch an early flight in the morning that didn't cost an arm and a leg. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and larger than I expected. I heard a few planes going overhead, but I being near the airport, that will happen. By the time I went to bed, I no longer heard planes or vehicle traffic (and I was near the street). I had a good night sleep and an easy, early morning checkout. I would stay here again.

| Charlottesville, VA Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Worst hotel ever

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 9, 2013
When I read the reviews people had posted I thought oh these people are just exaggerating, well they are not they actually fell short! When I opened the door it looked like a motel. The price you pay for the hotel is not worth it! The beds are sooooooo uncomfortable! They are as hard a rock. Not to mention the pillows are also uncomfortable. We woke up with neck pain.The walls within the rooms are very thin, you can hear the neighbors conversation clearly. Not to mention the cleaning people are also very loud. They have no respect or consideration for the people who are trying to sleep. In addition, we needed more towels so I called the bell desk and they never arrived! After a second call I received the towels I requested. Nonetheless, my boyfriend was approached by a homeless in the parking lot requesting money. As you can see this what not a great experience.

| Chino Hills Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Mr

Would recommend Sun, Jul 7, 2013
It was fine place to stay close to the airport and downtown

| 30269 Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

It was pretty standard

Would recommend Thu, Jun 20, 2013
It was pretty standard. great location. decent hotel. everything else was pretty average. nothing bad though...just nothing special.

| san diego, ca Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Central Location and Very Afordable

Would recommend Mon, Jun 17, 2013
A clean and average hotel centrally located in the heart of San Diego. Free shuttle to and from San Diego Airport. Walking distance to major shoping centers. A good value for the money.

| El Sargento, BCS, Mexico Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5