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Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego South
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in National City
Birmingham, UK
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Location could be better”
Reviewed 14 August 2004

Overall it was OK, but not exactly in the best area of San Diego. At least the rooms were a good size and everything was clean, and everything worked. They seemed to be refurbishing some of the rooms, so part of it was in a state of semi-demolition. Just a pity about the location, but that's the way it goes sometimes. If the price is good, it's probably worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2003

This hotel is barely "okay". Some would rank it as terrible depending on what you can tolerate, what is available in San Diego (Jul 4), and what you are willing to spend. It was ok for us as we were out from 9:00am - 9:00pm doing the zoo, Seaworld and Legoland and were only there to sleep.Good Things: Smells clean and is neat. Bed is very comfortable and we had great sleeps. Maids make up room very well.
Cheap rates for San Diego on July 4 long weekend.

Bad Things: Rug is filthy. Socks were black afterwards. Right next to I5 so could be noisy. We had the air conditioning on and we could not hear the freeway. Found one dead cockroach when we arrived but did not see any after that. Modem lines are very poor. Could only connect at 26000 and got dropped every 3 - 5 minutes. Rooms are on small side.National City seems to be the seedier part of San Diego. We could not find anywhere decent to eat. We went to Chula Vista, which is 15 - 20 south and it was more upscale (Olive Garden, Stuart Anderson's).

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Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego South
Address: 521 Roosevelt Ave, National City, CA 91950-1133
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Region: United States > California > National City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in National City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego South 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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