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5 of 5 bubbles Review of South Bay Inn

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South Bay Inn
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Colorado Springs, United States
1 review
“Nice Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Good hotel..nice renovations, nice staff at check in and check out. When I was leaving I thought I had pre-paid my first night, however I did not have a receipt the manager Ross said for me to call him once I get home and look at my bank statement and he would take care of it..However within 24 hours as we were driving back to Colorado it was already credited to our account, he must have found the credit it...MUCH APPRECIATED

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

No problems with staying at this hotel. Staff was nice and made the stay comfortable. The rooms have a refrigerator, a microwave - which made things more economical as I could buy food outside and store it/ heat it later.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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San Diego, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I am glad I booked with Best Western South Bay Inn at Chula Vista when I was looking for a place to spend a night or two in San Diego. I am here for a short-term stay and I decided right away that this is the place where I can be safe, comfortable and relaxed with the best hotel staff. Ross is a warm and pleasant hands-on general manager. I feel comfortable with Cecilia and all the other staff at the reception area. The breakfast, maintenance and cleaning staff are very efficient, warm and friendly. I couldn't ask for more. This feels like home away from home and it will be, for the next three months of my stay in the San Diego area. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 as the highest rating, I would honestly and gladly give it an 11.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Port Hueneme, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very clean room, close to the freeway and trolley. All we wanted was somewhere nice and clean to stay after spending the day at Sea World, and this was it. There are lots of restaurants close by that you can walk to.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

The roads to get here are a little steep so be aware of this. There is ample parking as well. This place is absolutely gorgeous! The cliffs and outcrops looked amazing with beautiful striations in the layers of rocks. The waves were pretty high and it was a gorgeous view. It is a nice place to walk up and down the coast to look down below. I am sure that if the sun was out, it would have been an amazing place to see a sunset!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

This hotel has an excellent location right off of I-5 and it is also a 1 minute walk from the MTS E Street station. We took the trolley into downtown because of scarce parking. Across the street there is a McDonalds, Black Angus Steak House, Taco Bell, Denny's and a block down the street there is a IGA grocery store, which came in handy. The hotel is nice from the outside but really nice on the inside. The rooms look newly renovated and contemporary, so they look like the rooms in the Best Westerns that you must go into to access your room. The room had very comfy beds, a fridge, microwave, and flat screen TV. We stayed in room 105 by the lobby. Parking is good and the hotel manager was very nice. Instead of shampoo and conditioner bottles and soap, they have dispensers on the wall by the sink and in the shower. The only issue was a toilet that getting clogged alot. There was this thing on the wall that said "kick here to open", which we did and we assumed it was for the toilet because after we kicked it, it seemed to flush. The breakfast was good and consisted of boiled eggs, waffles, yogurt, apples, oranges, bananas, muffins,etc. Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend this hotel for convenience and comfort.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Not a fancy hotel but not a fancy price either. Good location right off the I5. Sure there are a few less desirables running around but no one really bothers you. Has a pool, free breakfast and internet. My room was nice and had been renovated. Parking is a bit tight but if you get this hotel for a good price save some money and enjoy San Diego.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about South Bay Inn

Property: South Bay Inn
Address: 710 E Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2004 (Formerly BEST WESTERN South Bay Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Best Western South Bay Hotel Chula Vista
Best Western Chula Vista
Chula Vista Best Western

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