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Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel located next door to a good restaurant with lively evening entertainment. Super clean facility with great freeway access, making it very easy to get to everywhere you need to go! Wonderfully friendly staff!

For the price it was a good experience. The downside is their beds and pillows were not comfortable. The restaurant next door they recommend you use is awful and expensive.

It was ok, I was under the impression it was closer to a beach. The staff was kind enough to have our room be away from the bar and grill next door that was definally jumpin. Rooms were clean, Staff was kind and helpful. Pool area was nice in the evening.

I was surprised that my room rate was different than was quoted by Orbitz. The rate increased on my last night - I have never had that happen previously using Orbitz. Their explanation was that booking through a 3rd party does not guarantee a room rate. This is the first time that has ever happened to me after many years of using Orbitz to book.

Hotel location is close to highway without the noise. San Diego Attractions are in easy driving distance. Also some good restaurant options in walking distance. Plenty of free parking. Every staff member seems happy with their work and pleasant. Really everyone from manager, front desk, housekeeping, and maintenance. No hotel breakfast but a next door cafe/bar partners to help guests for dining. Only 1 pair of elevators in central location for guest and housekeeping use...so it can feel crowded morning hours. A/C unit in each room works well...real cold if you really want it.

Staff, room, amenities all rate 5 by 5. Great stay

Pros: the shower water was always really hot. The heated swimming pool was awesome for night time swimming. A block away from I-5 for easy access. Staff was friendly and accommodating. A/C was ice cold. Room was pretty nice overall. No major complaints or problems. Cons: bed was pretty hard. We got several bug bites while in our room. The maid service wasn't very thorough, didn't replace the used creamer for the coffee pot, didn't throw away our old In-n-Out trash, etc. Refrigerator wasn't cold.

First time to San Diego, we came down from Northern California with our grandchildren to visit seaworld, we also went shopping and to Coronado California to The beach, we had a blast. Ken & Michelle manning

Hotel is nice as is restaurant next door. However there is nothing to do within walking distance so it's best to have a car.

I was passing through and wanted a comfotable stay. Although, they offered no continental breakfast and had a restaurant across the parking lot. l was impressed with the staff and cleanliness of the hotel. The pool was heated and it was relaxing in the Jacuzzi. It is a little out the way from scenic places but close enough if you have a car.

Good Hotel within 10 minute drive to everything, Clean and Friendly, great value!

We got a fantastic price for the hotel. The hotel location is convinced and easy to find. Also the room is clean and comfortable.

best hotel in san diego area best of everything I would rate it 11 out of 10 just fabulous

Súper limpio excelente servicio me encanta todo está muy cerca

Staffs are so nice, they can't help me what we request

CLEAN HOTEL ROOM. INTERIOR HOTEL CLEAN. HOTEL EXTRIOR PRESENTABLE. PRFOFESSINAL, FRINEDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF. WORKOUT FACILITY SUITABLE. GOODIES RESTAURANT ADJACENT TO HOTEL. GOOD FOOD AND FRIENDLY STAFF AT THE RESTAURANT. NOT FAR FROM THE AIRPORT, MAIN ATTRACTIONS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING. REASONABLE PRICED! RECOMMEND BEST WESTERN HOTEL, 800 MARINA BAY DRIVE, NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA.

Nice convenient hotel right off the highway. Staff was friendly, room was clean and it was nice to have a laundry room there!

It was a very comfortable place. They do not have a breakfast nor a pantry for late night arrivals. Otherwise very nice place.

I was lying in bed and got a couple bites on my arm and they itched a lot but thought nothing of it as I was just falling asleep. I thought it mosquitoes. I get home and guess what I get the same bites sitting at home. Looked at the bites and looked at a pic on the internet and they look the same. Now normally I would not use the internet to get my answers but the bites are more than one in the same area. Plus I got the same bites in San Diego and then I get the same bites all of a sudden in Chicago!? They look exactly the same and itch just the same! BED BUGS!!!!

Came to see my son graduate from Marine Boot Camp. Hotel is bout 15 min away. Traveling back and forth was easy. Hotel is not far from downtown San Diego To enjoy the sites and places to eat.

800 Bay Marina Dr National City CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Chula Vista Nature Center, Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Chula Vista Center. This 173-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also close to Silver Strand State Beach.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Goodies Bar & Grill, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel's 173 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and limo/town car service. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel

Everyone (29) Couples (15) Business (4) Family (14) Other (2) Friends (3)
4

nice hotel with friendly staff.

Everyone

Nice hotel located next door to a good restaurant with lively evening entertainment. Super clean facility with great freeway access, making it very easy to get to everywhere you need to go! Wonderfully friendly staff!

By , from Vidalia, GA on Oct 18, 2017

3
Everyone

For the price it was a good experience. The downside is their beds and pillows were not comfortable. The restaurant next door they recommend you use is awful and expensive.

By on Oct 16, 2017

4
Everyone

It was ok, I was under the impression it was closer to a beach. The staff was kind enough to have our room be away from the bar and grill next door that was definally jumpin. Rooms were clean, Staff was kind and helpful. Pool area was nice in the evening.

By on Oct 2, 2017

3
Everyone

I was surprised that my room rate was different than was quoted by Orbitz. The rate increased on my last night - I have never had that happen previously using Orbitz. Their explanation was that booking through a 3rd party does not guarantee a room rate. This is the first time that has ever happened to me after many years of using Orbitz to book.

By on Sep 28, 2017

4

great stay in san diego for price

Families

Hotel location is close to highway without the noise. San Diego Attractions are in easy driving distance. Also some good restaurant options in walking distance. Plenty of free parking. Every staff member seems happy with their work and pleasant. Really everyone from manager, front desk, housekeeping, and maintenance. No hotel breakfast but a next door cafe/bar partners to help guests for dining. Only 1 pair of elevators in central location for guest and housekeeping use...so it can feel crowded morning hours. A/C unit in each room works well...real cold if you really want it.

By , from New York, NY on Sep 3, 2017

5

great hotel

Everyone

Staff, room, amenities all rate 5 by 5. Great stay

By , from Washington DC on Aug 24, 2017

4

good hotel, not great, but pretty much as expected

Everyone

Pros: the shower water was always really hot. The heated swimming pool was awesome for night time swimming. A block away from I-5 for easy access. Staff was friendly and accommodating. A/C was ice cold. Room was pretty nice overall. No major complaints or problems. Cons: bed was pretty hard. We got several bug bites while in our room. The maid service wasn't very thorough, didn't replace the used creamer for the coffee pot, didn't throw away our old In-n-Out trash, etc. Refrigerator wasn't cold.

By , from Colorado Springs, CO on Aug 2, 2017

5

family vacation

Everyone

First time to San Diego, we came down from Northern California with our grandchildren to visit seaworld, we also went shopping and to Coronado California to The beach, we had a blast. Ken & Michelle manning

By , from pittsburg ca on Jul 22, 2017

5
Everyone

Hotel is nice as is restaurant next door. However there is nothing to do within walking distance so it's best to have a car.

By on Jul 13, 2017

5

great hotel to stay n go

Everyone

I was passing through and wanted a comfotable stay. Although, they offered no continental breakfast and had a restaurant across the parking lot. l was impressed with the staff and cleanliness of the hotel. The pool was heated and it was relaxing in the Jacuzzi. It is a little out the way from scenic places but close enough if you have a car.

By , from Las Vegas on Jun 1, 2017