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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If someone needs a cheap room it's perfect! Staff was very nice and our room was clean. Room smelled of lemongrass, my daughter liked it but I didn't!

I refused to lodge here. It is very transient and not safe as far as I'm concerned. Should NOT be on visitor recommendations list. Will refute the charges on my credit card. Orbit WILL here from me.

Its was easy to find the hotel ... its in a great area surrounded for shopping malls!!

No exercise facilities. Tiny, padlocked pool. Rooms smell like urinal cakes. There are several comparably, even favorably priced hotels om Hotel Circle. Choose almost any other. The presence of two staring mannequins, one a balding Hulk-Hogan knockoff and the other a cop reaching for his gun, in the "breakfast " room will make you want to sleep with a weapon under your pillow.

woke up in the Morning, found lots of bed bugs bites on my neck, upper body, arms. Hotel switched me to other room next day, I got bitten by another group of bugs. Lucky me.

Cheap and clean for the price good location and service from cleaning people lobby people are ok but guy in the morning lied to me about what time breakfast started he wanted to sleep more they had a sign that said 5am and I was 10 mins early he told me it doesn't start till 5:30 so I didn't get to eat because I had to leave to work that jerk

Tv did not work - construction on 6 units next door to me . Loud construction talk outside my door. I will have our legal department contact hotel attorneys to reverse one day charges of my two day stay . Orbitz is not vetting certain hotels for mis- advertising . Orbitz and this hotel operator did not make mention to the "in progress" construction noise and dust. Orbitz should reverse charges as they will be introduced to liagation and more bad press. Additionally hotel staff promised me a reverse in one day charges since they could not move me to another room. Randell Johnson

It's a okay place to stay if you are looking to save a few dollars in your time in San Diego. The hotel staff is pleasant and helpful. The " continental breakfast" is coffee, muffin and a bowl of cereal. The toilet leaked, the door to the room didn't close tight, but we were not looking for anything fancy. So this hotel suited our needs. Would stay again depending on my budget.

Had an early morning flight out of San Diego and I wasn't looking to spend much for 1 night's stay. Well, I definitely got what I paid for. For the low price of approximately $100/night, you will get a room next to the freeway, skinny hallways that make it difficult to push a stroller/luggage through, interior walls that look like they've had bullet holes patched up, dirty sheets, busted furniture, a non-smoking room that smells like smoke, and shady people as your neighbors. Needless to say, the hotel description/photos misrepresented the hotel. Do not stay here if you have a family or if you want a good night's rest.

FRONT DESK SERVICE IS EXCELLENT AND AWESOME!! MIKE HAS EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AWESOME PERSONALITY. HOWARD JOHNSON IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY. GREAT EXPERIENCE 5STAR

first of all the person checking me in had the worst Bo ever the breakfast was literally sugar flavored coffee sugar flavored orange juice and some bad peach trees my air conditioner was broken it had a hole in it and the bed was really hard the room is really small the fridge is right there when you walk in I was sick the whole time and I still wasn't comfortable but checking in was easy the floors are really uneven so even if you're on the first floor we should be careful and built the floors above you are at the same wave pattern as the floors and one of the building's rooms from the top was leaking down to the bottom under a car luckily it wasn't mine but for the price they were charging I do not think so so not worth the price I could see myself paying maybe $45 a night for this room not what they want for it.

Wet carpets, doors that don't lock, parties all night, phones that don't work to call the front desk, burn marks in the blankets, no towels, need I say more????

Sure it's a cheap hotel, but I think the price I paid should've at least given me a working room key, working AC unit, working shower, etc. Pay a little more and stay next door!

Very close to road. Breakfast is very weak. Not worth it's money.

IT was good, was there for a wedding so really not much in the room other than to sleep. Centrally located!

Clean but small. Grounds crew obliterated the cars with dust and debris.

It was a good experience, nice comfort bed and fast wifi.

Last minute trip with my girls. Right in the middle of everything. Uber rides downtown and the beach cost less then 10 bucks one way.. Highly recommend the location, but the hotel sucks! Woke up to people yelling at each other to hurry up. The bed was uncomfortable, it had a big lump in it. The carpet had a bunch of weird stains. Wifi didn't work, tv had a limited amount of channels. The microwave worked well. There's a fridge in the room. For a place to lay your head at night, the price was right.. Nothing spectacular! I wouldn't book here again.

I called to see if I could check in earlier and was advised no because they were sold out. I arrived at my check in time and was greeted in the lobby by 2 other people that apparently were looking for something in their suitcases that had to pay and I waited patiently behind them. The front desk person not only never acknowledged me but I clearly had to walk around these 2 people and stand right in front of him and he still did not say anything. I initiated the conversation and told him I needed to check in and he looked at me like I was bothering him. After I checked in I proceeded to the room and was utterly disgusted. The curtain on the window was falling up the pins and was ragged which did not cover the window in its entirety. The shower head was coming out of the wall with nothing to seal the hole. The corner wall next to the toilet was patched up not even painted it was still in the drywall phase. There were stains on the pillow cases and the bedspread. It was a total pig sty. There was a rod hanging over the entry way to the bathroom which I have no idea what role it played. The shower curtain rod was falling off the wall. Needless to say I did not shower did not do anything in that room really. I checked out and will never return again.

The wash clothes were ragged and they did not give us any new ones each day. It was noisy being right by the freeway. It was an old building and the offerings for breakfast were sparse.

1631 Hotel Cir S San Diego CA

Located in Mission Valley, Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Riverwalk Golf Club and Old Town San Diego State Park. This 80-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near University of San Diego and San Diego Zoo.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


All 80 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Rooms


At Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Property features

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room Selected at Check In

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Everyone (18) Business (15) Couples (21) Family (36) Friends (11) Other (22)
3

the staff was very nice, the room was clean

Everyone

If someone needs a cheap room it's perfect! Staff was very nice and our room was clean. Room smelled of lemongrass, my daughter liked it but I didn't!

By on Apr 8, 2017

1

take this place off list!

Everyone

I refused to lodge here. It is very transient and not safe as far as I'm concerned. Should NOT be on visitor recommendations list. Will refute the charges on my credit card. Orbit WILL here from me.

By , from kansas city, Ks on Mar 20, 2017

3

the hotel is in a great area !!

Everyone

Its was easy to find the hotel ... its in a great area surrounded for shopping malls!!

By on Dec 24, 2016

2

choose another hotel

Everyone
The decor in the

No exercise facilities. Tiny, padlocked pool. Rooms smell like urinal cakes. There are several comparably, even favorably priced hotels om Hotel Circle. Choose almost any other. The presence of two staring mannequins, one a balding Hulk-Hogan knockoff and the other a cop reaching for his gun, in the "breakfast " room will make you want to sleep with a weapon under your pillow.

By on Oct 31, 2016

2

bed bugs bites

Everyone

woke up in the Morning, found lots of bed bugs bites on my neck, upper body, arms. Hotel switched me to other room next day, I got bitten by another group of bugs. Lucky me.

By on Oct 21, 2016

3

nice place for the price

BusinessTravelers

Cheap and clean for the price good location and service from cleaning people lobby people are ok but guy in the morning lied to me about what time breakfast started he wanted to sleep more they had a sign that said 5am and I was 10 mins early he told me it doesn't start till 5:30 so I didn't get to eat because I had to leave to work that jerk

By , from la on Oct 16, 2016

1

not good

Everyone

Tv did not work - construction on 6 units next door to me . Loud construction talk outside my door. I will have our legal department contact hotel attorneys to reverse one day charges of my two day stay . Orbitz is not vetting certain hotels for mis- advertising . Orbitz and this hotel operator did not make mention to the "in progress" construction noise and dust. Orbitz should reverse charges as they will be introduced to liagation and more bad press. Additionally hotel staff promised me a reverse in one day charges since they could not move me to another room. Randell Johnson

By , from California on Oct 13, 2016

3

bang for your buck

Everyone

It's a okay place to stay if you are looking to save a few dollars in your time in San Diego. The hotel staff is pleasant and helpful. The " continental breakfast" is coffee, muffin and a bowl of cereal. The toilet leaked, the door to the room didn't close tight, but we were not looking for anything fancy. So this hotel suited our needs. Would stay again depending on my budget.

By on Sep 20, 2016

1

ratty hotel will do its job.

Everyone

Had an early morning flight out of San Diego and I wasn't looking to spend much for 1 night's stay. Well, I definitely got what I paid for. For the low price of approximately $100/night, you will get a room next to the freeway, skinny hallways that make it difficult to push a stroller/luggage through, interior walls that look like they've had bullet holes patched up, dirty sheets, busted furniture, a non-smoking room that smells like smoke, and shady people as your neighbors. Needless to say, the hotel description/photos misrepresented the hotel. Do not stay here if you have a family or if you want a good night's rest.

By , from washington, DC on Sep 4, 2016

5

excellent customer service. excellent stay.

Everyone

FRONT DESK SERVICE IS EXCELLENT AND AWESOME!! MIKE HAS EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AWESOME PERSONALITY. HOWARD JOHNSON IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY. GREAT EXPERIENCE 5STAR

By , from ELSINORE on Aug 19, 2016