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Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in National City
Certificate of Excellence
Huntington Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great for a one-nighter”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We went to a concert in Chula Vista and stayed at this hotel more for the location than anything. But we were pleasantly surprised with how nice it was. They have a great pool, clean and semi-spacious rooms with a coffee machine, fridge, flatscreen TV and desk area. The staff was also very friendly and helpful, they arranged a taxi for us to the concert. WiFi was a bit spotty, hard to keep a solid connection, but other than that, we had a great stay!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sunnyvale, United States
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We picked this hotel because we did not want to pay handsome charges to San Diego hotels for weekend rates. But then we discovered the nearby National City port was worthwhile spending time at. Looked like this city was being transformed into something beyond a transportation hub. But it's not there yet, there was not much business around the hotel, we had to drive to the other side for things.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

professional business environment, clean, reasonable. great place to stay if you need to be just outside of downtown San diego, but still need easy commute to downtown. Convenient train service 2 blocks away. no hassle location without traffic and parking issues. decent restaurant next door and others nearby.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Chicago
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

My fiance and I spent a week in this Best Western Hotel in National City well visiting father and checking out all that San Diego has to offer.

We booked the hotel with flight package from Canada and ended up paying about $535 for all six nights roughly.

20 minutes away from Coronado the airport downtown and anything else in the San Diego area as it's located off of i5. glad it had In N Out Burger nearby as well as the restaurant located in an adjacent parking lot.

If you plan on having a long stay I highly recommend utilizing many of the online deals that can be found at Priceline hotels.com etc. however if you're looking for a brief stay I wouldn't hesitate to just stop in to the BEST WESTERN PLUS in National City.

We used name your own price on Priceline and got a flight and a 6 night stay for ~1050. Great value.

Pros

New building
Pool and hot tub
Some rooms have balconies
Bathrooms nice (good size counter)
New modern furniture
Nice beds
Nice staff
Exercise facility
Accommodating about late checkout
Quiet


Cons
No continental breakfast
WiFi kicks devices off multiple times a day
Pool was not heated
The view is not of the ocean be aware
You need a car if you're staying here as the town is not easily accessible by foot
Balcony rooms cost more!
Fairly industrial area near highway

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Fantastic Staff! I got a great deal! I really did need a great Deal! The quality of the room was over the top!!! My gal and I needed this special time together and BEST WESTERN provided a wonderful accommodation. A memory! Our memories in life are what count. This stay at BEST WESTERN is a memory that will not be forgotten.... Randy L Ashman

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Greenbank, United States
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

When we checked in, Manny, the front desk clerk, was welcoming and set the tone for the entire stay. He was efficient and told us to call HIM if we had any concerns during our stay. There were no concerns. The room was clean and nicely appointed. There was no external noise coming into the room from the outside. I can't think of anything that wasn't excellent. I'd stay here again, in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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St. George, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Pleasantly surprised by the nice rooms, spacious lobby, friendly staff and location. Be sure to visit the restaurant with bar across the street "Goodies" for breakfast since the hotel does not serve breakfast. Plus they have entertainment on the weekends.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have large balconies, which is something we always look for.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Address: 800 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950-6406
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Region: United States > California > National City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in National City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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