We just returned from a 3 night stay at the Residence Inn Sorrento Mesa. As a long time Trip Advisor user, I researched a number of hotels before settling on a property for our first San Diego visit. I booked a good rate directly thru the hotel website. This Residence Inn lived up to its good reviews. We received a friendly welcome upon arrival. We were somewhat concerned as we pulled into the parking lot to see a very large portable generator humming along right next to the lobby. When we checked in we found out that the local utility company shut down power to many local businesses for the first two days of our stay and the hotel obtained a generator so as not to inconvenience guests. The generator was obviously up to the job, because we didn't notice any problems. We had a one bedroom queen suite which was spacious enough for the 3 or us. My 10 year old slept on the sleeper sofa and it was of better quality than many sleepers or rollaways we've had to use before. It would probably fit two children or one adult comfortably. Our bed was very comfortable and having the kitchen (full size fridge, microwave and dishwasher) was a plus. The pool and hot tub were great after a long day of seeing the sights! The property had a mix of families and business travelers. The complimentary breakfast was definitely a step above the standard "continental" fare with scrambled eggs, waffles, hashbrowns and variations of sausages, biscuits and gravy and croissants in additional to the more traditional offerings. The property is a good ways from downtown, but with a rental car it was still very convenient to all of the sights (about 15 minutes to each of the major attractions). A good map (or get directions on the complimentary internet access!) and it was pretty easy to get around! Our only complaint (and the ONLY reason we did not rate the property an Excellent) was that the airconditioning unit was pretty loud. The rooms were all very quiet and we didn't hear anything of our neighbors, but at night when the AC cycled on it was enough to wake both my husband and I. We tried turning it off, but the room was too stuffy, so ended up leaving the AC running all night. It was still a bit loud and took some getting used to, but was preferrable to being startled awake each time it kicked on! Overall, it was a great stay and we would definitely book there for future visits to San Diego!
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