$71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 10, 2015 Check-out: May 13, 2015

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

3 stars
View map of 3330 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brea, CA
Jul 7, 2011

Worth the few extra dollars

I wanted to find a hotel near Sea World that wasn't too expensive because we were only going to be there one night. This hotel was very clean and despite what others have said it's not loud at all. Yes planes are flying by but we couldn't hear it from our room at all. I didn't mind paying a little bit extra for a more comfortable room. The room was a surprisingly nice size with a mini fridge, pullout couch and microwave to boot. I was overall very pleased.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Some of the best restaurants around are Karl Strauss, Phil's BBQ, and Woodstocks Pizza. Enjoy!

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 29, 2011

The good and the bad.

The room was very nice and updated. The free breakfast was fantastic. It's so close to everything...Sea World, beaches, any fast food restaurant you could want, including 2 starbucks w/in walking distance. However, the noise from the planes taking off was too much for me and the street noise from all the daytime traffic ruined the peacefulness. Won't be going back here because of the noise issue. The pool was also disappointing.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jsen
Business
Seattle, WA
Jun 20, 2011

Good value and location for the price

Nice hotel, good for the price and it is very close to the sea world. the 1st room we got smelled like someone smoked inside the room, went to the front desk and they changed it right away. It was pretty hard to adjust the air con, either high AC or no AC.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Be sure to book the free shuttle and buy the discounted zoo ticket

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
sea world
Jun 19, 2011

family vacation

more of a varity for breakfast would be nice

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
tn
Jun 19, 2011

California Vacation

hotel staff was great!! [...]was on the desk when we got there. Very helpful!! [...]was also very informative. [...]was willing to go that x-tra mile to ensure our stay was comfortable. All the staff were great!!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The bus line,trolley line & train stations are very easy access to almost everything you need to do--shopping,dining,attractions, & etc

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bells,TN
Jun 7, 2011

Clean and comfortable

Came to san Diego to see the zoo and SeaWorld. The room was close to both places and the beach, nothing special about the hotel but it was clean and the staff was friendly. And there was plenty of restaurants near buy the area seemed a little seedy but surprising it was quiet at night. So if you're here to enjoy what san Diego has to offer and just sleep and maybe watch a little TV at night this hotel is worth a try.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Corona, CA
May 23, 2011

Clean & functional with a good location

The room is no frills, but was very clean with comfortable beds. The person working the front desk was very helpful, and even printed out a mapquest route to Julian for us. The breakfast is adequate, with make your own Belgian waffles, and other items such as hot and cold cereal, sweet rolls, coffee, juices, etc. The location is good for going most anywhere you want to go in San Diego. Overall, it is a good place to stay. You will get a nice clean room at a competitive price. Lower priced hotels are available, but this one is priced high enough to dissuade people looking for a cheap place to party, but low enough to be a good value. Would stay again if I need a hotel room in this area again.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
San Diego, CA
May 17, 2011

Great location, prefect for family

We had gone for a small family trip to San Diego and chose Howard for it's perfect location and proximity to sea world. They have a shuttle service that takes you to and from sea world, airport and MSRD. The rooms were clean, staff was helpful and the continental breakfast was alright. However, there are many places to eat at and also a grocery store nearby. It's a great place to stay for a family.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
San Diego, CA
May 17, 2011

Great location, prefect for family

We had gone for a small family trip to San Diego and chose Howard for it's perfect location and proximity to sea world. They have a shuttle service that takes you to and from sea world, airport and MSRD. The rooms were clean, staff was helpful and the continental breakfast was alright. However, there are many places to eat at and also a grocery store nearby. It's a great place to stay for a family.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boulder, CO
Apr 19, 2011

Good and cheap

The staff was friendly, everything was easy. They provided us with a crib, which was great. The place was clean and simple - not fancy, but we didn't care. It was convenient to everything we wanted to do -- it seemed like everything was 20 minutes away, no matter how far! And the neighborhood was safe. I'd stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Pretty good Mexican food attached to the hotel -- try the carnitas.

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