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Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really welcoming and comfortable room. It was a bit humid when we stepped in the room. AC worked great though! Cable TV was a plus but the internet settings didn't allow to play chrome cast on the TV. Parking was always available. Walls are a bit thin so we tried to not make too much noise suring the morning and evening. I highly recommend to bring your drinks (water, juice, etc) because the sell them at the hotel for a bit too pricy. Only water available was the lobby with really small cups. Over all the location is pretty good and near many food diners and shopping centers .

Low budget but clean. Could use some updates, new bedding and towles that dont feel like sandpaper. Convenient location.

Beds were not so great but the location was excellent, you have everything you need around you, close to all the attractions too.

This is an older motel close to the airport. The rooms were clean. The bed was comfortable and the facility was dated. Part of the reason for choosing this hotel was the thought of a quick bite to eat prior to a quick trip to the airport. Food was not ready at 6 and people were waiting outside for it to be ready. The contracted airport service leaves on the hour period. For one night it is likely fine or if you are on a tight budget, but this was not cheap at $180 with taxes. Due to it being an older mote and busy streetl, I felt a little unsafe staying here. If I were to do this again, I would $20-40 more for a better hotel without breakfast service.

Great location, very friendly staff, room could use new carpeting and thorough dusting otherwise very pleased.

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.

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 Midway-Pacific Highway 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

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered 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

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

King 1 | Sleeps 3

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

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn SeaWorld

Everyone (19) Business (14) Couples (35) Family (51) Other (9) Friends (6)
3

clean

Everyone

Low budget but clean. Could use some updates, new bedding and towles that dont feel like sandpaper. Convenient location.

By , from northern Ca on Dec 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay. I am delighted that our staff was able to provide the "Legendary" service that we work so hard to provide for every guest, every time. Hope to see you again! Mireille Laygo General Manager

4
Everyone

Beds were not so great but the location was excellent, you have everything you need around you, close to all the attractions too.

By on Nov 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 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! Mireille Laygo Hotel Manager

2

close to the airport.

Everyone

This is an older motel close to the airport. The rooms were clean. The bed was comfortable and the facility was dated. Part of the reason for choosing this hotel was the thought of a quick bite to eat prior to a quick trip to the airport. Food was not ready at 6 and people were waiting outside for it to be ready. The contracted airport service leaves on the hour period. For one night it is likely fine or if you are on a tight budget, but this was not cheap at $180 with taxes. Due to it being an older mote and busy streetl, I felt a little unsafe staying here. If I were to do this again, I would $20-40 more for a better hotel without breakfast service.

By , from seattle on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay .I am delighted that our staff was able to provide the "Legendary" service that we work so hard to provide for every guest, every time. Hope to see you again! Mireille Laygo Hotel Manager

4

great location

Everyone

Great location, very friendly staff, room could use new carpeting and thorough dusting otherwise very pleased.

By on Aug 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay . I am delighted that our staff was able to provide the "Legendary" service that we work so hard to provide for every guest, every time. Hope to see you again! Mireille Laygo Hotel Manager

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