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Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff was cool, bed was comfy but it's a bit ghetto. Stained lampshades, there was a wad of hair stick to the shower wall, cigarette burn on the comforter. It was a mix of regular folks trying to save a buck and trashy folks. Next time I'll pay up and stay in a nicer area.

Stayed 4 nights. No scrambled eggs, etc. but breakfast wasn't bad. Staff was fine, and the room was clean. It is not a 4-star property, but I didn't expect one. For the location near major San Diego attractions, the price was fair, and I believe it is a good value. Was a little uneasy walking nearby with all the homeless and panhandlers, but the hotel can't help that. Most visitors would not have to rely on the shuttle and public transportation, and would not be walking much in the neighborhood. Appreciated the free shuttle to and from the airport, and reasonably priced to Sea World.

We stayed in Friday and Saturday, It is very quiet at night with free wifi and free parking. This is good for the family

worth the money. The room is clean and the location is good.

Surprisingly, quiet for the area. You paid for what you get, but overall I wouldn't mind staying here again.

The hotel is located near a shopping mall that have supermarket, well known coffee shops, pharmacies and gas station. You will find fast foods and restaurants in the communing area. The only situation is that rooms need to be refurbished to at least change the window and doors to avoid the outside sounds disrupting your sleep time; like other rooms closing the doors or when someone start the car.

We came to San Diego for a competition at the convention center and needed to be up early. Unfortunately the 3 teen boys who stayed next to us were having a loud party or something constantly in and out. We were in room 233. This happened both nights of our stay. I called the front desk twice to the point where they had to come and knock on the kids door. You can hear everything if your looking for a quiet place this is definitely not it. Also the hair dryer was a definite fire hazard as it was sparking. My family will NEVER stay here again. Worst $250- spent

Awesome staff & shuttle. We were there for my son's graduation from Marine Corp boot camp.

Well located hotel with some pretty good restaurants around. Their continental breakfast was okay, but the person who was coordinate the breakfast as well as some of their staff who I came into contact with were extremely friendly. I would recommend this place to somebody else. Heads up to management. the bathtub at room # 231 could be a bit cleaner. Also, the carpet nearby the refrigerator was a bit wet.

After a long day and many miles, this hotel was like finding an oasis.

Need more options for breakfast. But overall good hotel. Friendly staff.

The breakfast bar was very average. The bagels were plain and not fresh. The fruit was hard. The door to our room had constant card key problems. The staff were always helpful to fix it.

We only stayed there for one night. The pool was nice and refreshing. The staff was very nice and place is clean not bad for a inexpensive motel.

Very nice clean comfortable hotel.great location close to seaworld and a/c worked great

Convenient location. The staff on the front desk are extremely friendly and try to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

Close to Naval Base, with the most comfortable pillows I've ever had in a motel

Overall a good hotel, clean and has a fridge and microwave. That was a plus. Smelled horribly like cigarette, that was the only downside.

I do not recommend this inn for business. In the morning. I found many ants in bath and tables.

Hotel completed its purpose for a couple of nights in the San Diego area. Location was centric.

Came from the San Diego Airport at night and missed a right turn onto Rosecrans from Barnett -Lytton Rd so I went all the way to the far end at the naval station. When I came back, I found I had to make a U-turn to get to the hotel. Past midnight, but check-in guy was friendly and helpful. Didn't do the breakfasts as the breakfast room was overcrowded during the complimentary breakfast hours. Looked good though. Room was comfortable & maintained well. Easy to get to the freeways from this site & would use it again.

3330 Rosecrans Street San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Old Town San Diego State Park
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Point Loma within a mile (2 km) of Old Town San Diego State Park, Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as University of San Diego. This hotel has 98 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to SeaWorld and Ocean Beach Park.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld's 98 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and desks.


Property features

Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld

Everyone (15) Business (14) Couples (35) Family (51) Other (9) Friends (6)
3

comfy bed, sketchy people.

Everyone

The staff was cool, bed was comfy but it's a bit ghetto. Stained lampshades, there was a wad of hair stick to the shower wall, cigarette burn on the comforter. It was a mix of regular folks trying to save a buck and trashy folks. Next time I'll pay up and stay in a nicer area.

By on May 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our hotel. I am sorry that we were unable to meet your expectations. I do thank you for sharing your experience as it is through comments like yours that we can strive to improve our product and services. Mireille Laygo Hotel Manager

4
Everyone

Stayed 4 nights. No scrambled eggs, etc. but breakfast wasn't bad. Staff was fine, and the room was clean. It is not a 4-star property, but I didn't expect one. For the location near major San Diego attractions, the price was fair, and I believe it is a good value. Was a little uneasy walking nearby with all the homeless and panhandlers, but the hotel can't help that. Most visitors would not have to rely on the shuttle and public transportation, and would not be walking much in the neighborhood. Appreciated the free shuttle to and from the airport, and reasonably priced to Sea World.

By on May 14, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful feedback of the Howard Johnson Inn near Seaworld. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to taking care of you again on your next trip out to San Diego!

4

nice hotel closes to shopping & restaurant

Everyone

We stayed in Friday and Saturday, It is very quiet at night with free wifi and free parking. This is good for the family

By on May 9, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful feedback of the Howard Johnson Inn near Seaworld. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to taking care of you again on your next trip out to San Diego!

4
Everyone

worth the money. The room is clean and the location is good.

By , from New York on May 8, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful feedback of the Howard Johnson Inn near Seaworld. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to taking care of you again on your next trip out to San Diego!

3

close to a lot of places.

Everyone

Surprisingly, quiet for the area. You paid for what you get, but overall I wouldn't mind staying here again.

By , from G on Apr 30, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful feedback of the Howard Johnson Inn near Seaworld. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to taking care of you again on your next trip out to San Diego!

3

first tine in san diego, california

Everyone

The hotel is located near a shopping mall that have supermarket, well known coffee shops, pharmacies and gas station. You will find fast foods and restaurants in the communing area. The only situation is that rooms need to be refurbished to at least change the window and doors to avoid the outside sounds disrupting your sleep time; like other rooms closing the doors or when someone start the car.

By , from Caguas, PR on Apr 15, 2017

1

a very bad two nights

Everyone

We came to San Diego for a competition at the convention center and needed to be up early. Unfortunately the 3 teen boys who stayed next to us were having a loud party or something constantly in and out. We were in room 233. This happened both nights of our stay. I called the front desk twice to the point where they had to come and knock on the kids door. You can hear everything if your looking for a quiet place this is definitely not it. Also the hair dryer was a definite fire hazard as it was sparking. My family will NEVER stay here again. Worst $250- spent

By , from Riverside Ca on Mar 31, 2017

4
Everyone

Awesome staff & shuttle. We were there for my son's graduation from Marine Corp boot camp.

By , from pardeeville,wi on Mar 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2017

Dear Guest, 1st off congratulations on your new marine, very exciting time for you all. Thank you for the compliment on the staff and transportation glad everything worked and your reservation went smoothly. Thank you,

4
Families

Well located hotel with some pretty good restaurants around. Their continental breakfast was okay, but the person who was coordinate the breakfast as well as some of their staff who I came into contact with were extremely friendly. I would recommend this place to somebody else. Heads up to management. the bathtub at room # 231 could be a bit cleaner. Also, the carpet nearby the refrigerator was a bit wet.

By on Feb 5, 2017

4

convenient, clean and comfortable

Everyone

After a long day and many miles, this hotel was like finding an oasis.

By on Dec 11, 2016