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Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A little older room, but roomy got a room with double beds one was firm one was wobbly , comforters were not 100% clean, had stains.

Horrible the room was messed up when i got there bathroom ceiling falling and blinds were broken. They are trying to take deposit from my bank account, but when i got there i paid $100 cash for deposit, when i checked out they gave it back and a day later there was $100 charge on my card!!!!

Kinda had weird Oder. But very nice room Liked the living room area

I already called in a complaint, and now they are forcing me to do a written review which they've rejected. The suite was terrible, the staff was rude, and mean. Threatened us. Then never showed when they said they were coming to check out what all was wrong

The couch, the 2 chairs & the 2 comforts had stains on ALL of them... Don't know if they were liquid, food or bodily fluids stains??? There were bars and gates around this HoJo... But on the positive side the sheets were clean, night staff was pleasant and Aunt Emma's Pancakes is almost next door.

Only major issue was the refrigerator taking 3days to replace ( left the 4th day) Maid had issue with requesting extra towels. Our tub wasn't cleaned daily. But,the room was clean ( at check in) staff was great,and very quite at night..

Amazing Hotel perfect distance from everything and price was great. good size for my family. and amazing staff! will book here again next vacation! Salamat po Ruth!!

I like staying in this Hotel. It was close to Sea World, stors and restarants.

At first look, we thought it was going to be a decent hotel for the money. After finding there was no spa/hot tub (still on their website listing), finding bugs in our tub (alive and crawling about) huge spiderwebs around the pools TWO lounge chairs, having to go across the street for ice, a staff that didn't know what a spa was, (let alone telling me it closed at 9 pm when it didn't exist) graffiti on the furniture that can only be seen by sitting on the most uncomfortable couch in history...and then the construction noises hit...those could be excused during daytime hours, but not starting at 6:30 am and going WELL into the night. (1 AM I still heard pounding). This had to be the most disappointing stay in a hotel that I have ever had. When I called in to tell them we were not going to be arriving until late, to please save the kitchen room I had reservations for...I had to argue for the room reserved...The website is very misleading...just because they show you a room with a kitchen in it and that a kitchen is listed in your reservation confirmation, means nothing. We went to relax, anticipated spending evenings in a hot tub. Hard to do when that hot tub was cemented in before the hotel was sold to the present chain.

Housekeeping daily if I wanted. Beds were clean plenty of space. lol fridge for food and a microwave very convenient.

Satisfied, the place was clean. The location was great, plenty of options to eat. The manager was kinda rude but maybe she was just having a bad moment.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

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

My experience was horrible. The staff is the absolute worst. The owner is rude and so is the front desk manager. If you have other options go there. Is a good price but is priced low for a reason. Area is kinda shady too.

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.

Overall the stay was okay. Jeff at the front office was remarkable in helping.

235 Woodlawn Ave Chula Vista CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Within a short walk of Chula Vista Nature Center, Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista is within 2 miles (3 km) of Chula Vista Center. This motel has 85 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central Chula Vista, the motel is also close to Silver Strand State Beach.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

The 85 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and desks.


Property features

Renovated in 2014, Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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

Everyone (7) Couples (6) Business (1) Family (10) Friends (1) Other (1)
3

great location

Everyone

A little older room, but roomy got a room with double beds one was firm one was wobbly , comforters were not 100% clean, had stains.

By on Mar 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2017

We are glad our spacious rooms and great location met your needs and will make sure we look into your concerns so we can better serve you during your next stay.

1

horrible

Everyone

Horrible the room was messed up when i got there bathroom ceiling falling and blinds were broken. They are trying to take deposit from my bank account, but when i got there i paid $100 cash for deposit, when i checked out they gave it back and a day later there was $100 charge on my card!!!!

By , from San Diego on Mar 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear the room was horrible during your visit and will make sure all things are addressed promptly to ensure your future visit is a great one.

5
Everyone

Kinda had weird Oder. But very nice room Liked the living room area

By on Oct 26, 2016

1

never using either again

Everyone

I already called in a complaint, and now they are forcing me to do a written review which they've rejected. The suite was terrible, the staff was rude, and mean. Threatened us. Then never showed when they said they were coming to check out what all was wrong

By , from Bronx on Sep 27, 2016

1

stains, stains & stains...everywhere!

Everyone

The couch, the 2 chairs & the 2 comforts had stains on ALL of them... Don't know if they were liquid, food or bodily fluids stains??? There were bars and gates around this HoJo... But on the positive side the sheets were clean, night staff was pleasant and Aunt Emma's Pancakes is almost next door.

By , from PDX on Sep 6, 2016

3

manageable. closed to shopping,great food.

Everyone

Only major issue was the refrigerator taking 3days to replace ( left the 4th day) Maid had issue with requesting extra towels. Our tub wasn't cleaned daily. But,the room was clean ( at check in) staff was great,and very quite at night..

By on Jul 31, 2016

5
Everyone

Amazing Hotel perfect distance from everything and price was great. good size for my family. and amazing staff! will book here again next vacation! Salamat po Ruth!!

By , from Barstow,ca on Jul 13, 2016

4

it was unforgettable family trip.

Families

I like staying in this Hotel. It was close to Sea World, stors and restarants.

By on Oct 15, 2015

1

very disappointing

Couples

At first look, we thought it was going to be a decent hotel for the money. After finding there was no spa/hot tub (still on their website listing), finding bugs in our tub (alive and crawling about) huge spiderwebs around the pools TWO lounge chairs, having to go across the street for ice, a staff that didn't know what a spa was, (let alone telling me it closed at 9 pm when it didn't exist) graffiti on the furniture that can only be seen by sitting on the most uncomfortable couch in history...and then the construction noises hit...those could be excused during daytime hours, but not starting at 6:30 am and going WELL into the night. (1 AM I still heard pounding). This had to be the most disappointing stay in a hotel that I have ever had. When I called in to tell them we were not going to be arriving until late, to please save the kitchen room I had reservations for...I had to argue for the room reserved...The website is very misleading...just because they show you a room with a kitchen in it and that a kitchen is listed in your reservation confirmation, means nothing. We went to relax, anticipated spending evenings in a hot tub. Hard to do when that hot tub was cemented in before the hotel was sold to the present chain.

By on Sep 7, 2015

4

it was good

Families

Housekeeping daily if I wanted. Beds were clean plenty of space. lol fridge for food and a microwave very convenient.

By on May 17, 2015