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“Will not ever stay here again” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

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Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Hemet, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Will not ever stay here again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

I made a reservation online saw pictures and though not the best but thought ok would try it out. 1st location did not make me feel safe, room was dirty and had a bad dirty smell. The room did not look nothing like the pictures online. Luckily it was just one night but definetly will not stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Brenda A
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

We were just there for 5 nights. When we arrived we had to have housekeeping come and change the sheets on one of the beds because there were hairs on the sheets. The carpet was so dirty your feet got dirty from it, sofa was dirty, and it needed alot of upkeep. I am a travel agent and will NEVER recommend this hotel to a client!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

For starters i reserved a room online. Got a confirmation drove there to check in.then was told by Cheryl i had to cancel my online transaction and pay again. Ok no problem... after a while all this is taken care of and finally i am given keys. As i park in the smallest parking space ever and walk up the dirtiest stairs i see a woman carrying a baby with another woman yelling behind her and chasing her. At this point im starting to regret this.... i stay positive and continue to walk to my room 224. As i do i walk by a room with an open door and shirtless nasty men everywhere.... ugh!!!! Then i go to swipe my room key and the door is stuck. I had to seriously break the door down. After a struggle i finally am inside to realize i made a mistake. The couch is gross the kitchen is disgusting missing appliances, no locks on the doors. Phone is old and dirty ur afraid to use it. Ughhh!!!! The people next door super noisy.... this hotel has potential, but needs serious work and cleanliness. I would not recommend nor will i ever stay here again....

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drodrigu
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

This place was a great find. I was travelling on a budget and this hotel was a great fit. The hotel was all renovated, and the room was still clean and well kept. The hotel has a lot of amenities, a kitchen, new carpet, and new countertops as well! The location was great. Easy check in, and great customer service. I was very happy with my stay. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VinnyD717
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Saratoga, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

To sum it up in one word: DANGER!

Do NOT stay here. Avoid like the plague.
This is the single worst place I have ever been to.
It was HORRIBLE!

We booked this place last-minute out of desperation on priceline.com, and when we arrived we seriously considered taking the kids and sleeping on the beach (which in retrospect would have been a much more pleasant experience).

The rooms are FILTHY! There was some strange white powder all over the carpet, which had a large area that was SOAKING WET in one of the rooms. The bedsheets had some caked-on stains that looked strangely like they kind that glow when an ultraviolet light is shined on them on tv shows. There was a pair of old used nail-clippers left over from a previous guest. The trash had not been cleaned out (and there was something that looked like a feminine sanitary pad in the bathroom). The fixtures in the bathroom were rusty, crumbling, and some of them had fallen completely off. The tubs were painted over instead of repaired.

The entire place felt gross and filthy. I've stayed at cheap motels plenty of times when traveling on a budget, and this ranks by far the lowest, way way waaay off the scale.

The positive reviews on this website are obviously rigged, all by accounts that have not made any other reviews. While the photos on review sites, and on priceline.com, booking.com, expeida and all the other travel sites are of the actual place (or another place with the same floorplan), they look nothing like it. They were either taken many many years ago just after the place had been renovated, or entirely fake.

Room Tip: All the rooms a horrible. Don't choose ANY room. This place is a health hazard. You're bet...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kdcali
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San Jose, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

I read review here n was bit hesitant to book here but still decided to stay here and turn out to be much nicer than I thought, Staff was very polite & efficient. Rates compare to other hotels in area was much affordable and advantage for me on this hotel was they said it went through major renovation. So I choose to stay here knowing place is almost new. Room I got was much large than I expected. Room had all basic needs. I found this place close to many places that one would look for when booking 2 nights. …………….

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hiren P
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Paramount, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

This is the worst hotel ever The locks were broken the door wouldnt even open all the way couldn't even close the curtains it looked nasty but the worst part was that they had COCKROACHES which is so gross I would never recommend this hotel

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aguayo942
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Property: Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista
Address: 235 Woodlawn Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2114 (Formerly Travelers Inn & Suites)
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Region: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista 2*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Easy Access Off I-5 and Minutes to San Diego Convention Center, Downtown San Diego, San Diego SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo,Knott's Soak City Water Park,Sleep Train Amphitheater U S Olympic Training Center and San Diego Beaches. 100% Non Smoking Hotel The Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area Chula Vista Offer Free Continental Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking Car or Bus ,Pool & Spa And on Side Guest Laundry. Offer include a LCD 39" TV With Primer Channel, Microwave, Fridge, Coffee & Tea Maker ,Iron, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Soap, Shampoo ,And Lotion, Sofa Bed And Kitchenettes Room Also Available. The Howard Johnson Inn And Suites San Diego Area Chula Vista Within Walking Distance To Restaurant And Public Transportation, Such As San Diego Trolley And Bus Stations. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelers Inn And Suites
Travelers Hotel Chula Vista
Travelodge Chula Vista
Travel Lodge Chula Vista

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