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Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2011

All the other things said about the newness/cleanliness of the property are true. I really want to comment on the staff. They were all EXCELLENT. They give 4 star service at a mid-level hotel and from someone who travels a lot, that is quite rare.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

We loved this hotel, plenty of room for a family of five. Hotel was great, good location, short drive to the Ocean and to Legoland. The rooms were beautiful and clean, breakfast included hot and cold items and the managers social hour at night provided some nice snacks and drinks. Our kids loved it. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, nothing bad to say about it, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

This is a strange hotel. It did not feel comfortable from tthe outset. The noise from the highway was loud all night. The noise from the in-room refrigerator was louder. It kept us up until we unplugged it. The rooms are designed impractically and getting to the bathroom in the dark is a dangerous voyage. Keeping the bathroom light on as a guide is impossible because the automatic fan is louder than the fridge.

Complimentary breakfast was supposed to be finished at 9:30. Everything was cleared away by 9:25. Earliness is not always a virtue.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

This hotel features a classy lounge, outside firepit, pool table, fitness room, spa and great pool. The room has a full size kitchen, lots of cabinets, and a fullsize stainless steel dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. The room has plenty of drawers and a large vanity. The lighting is fabulous. This place is clean, I have never seen any hotel clean their floors so often. The staff was really nice and helpful. There were only a few problems. One is we had a king suite. If someone is sleeping on the sofabed they cannot see the TV if someone is viewing it from the bedroom. In this respect this is a poor design. Their breakfast is at best mediocre. There is no heathy lowfat yogurts or skim milk as found in most Residence Inns. The oatmeal was congealed. I ended up buying my own healthy items at the grocery store. The hotel is a short drive from many dinning establishments.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Never hurts to stay in a new property, and we really enjoyed this nice new hotel. it is right next to the freeway, Literally, and yet very quiet. Close to shopping and CSUSM, we stayed to be close to friends in Escondido. I would recommend this hotel for family or business if the location makes sense. Fitness center, outdoor pool, and express breakfast made our stay pleasant. We will plan to go back!

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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank agbowden
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SANMCManager, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2011

Dear agbowden,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! Our entire team understands that there are many lodging options in San Diego and we are so appreciative that you gave us the opportunity to host your most recent stay.

I will be sure to share your comments to our team, as I know they will be so happy to hear your experience was a success. The City of San Marcos, CA is a growing town and is also becoming a mecca for both business and leisure travelers who seek great accommodations, in a safe and healthy environment. Please do not hesitate to contact us the next time you visit San Marcos, CA! Thank you and please have a great week.
Warm Regards,

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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Not a whole lot to add with the other positive reviews. We chose this location to make a stop-over from the SD Zoo one day and Wild Animal Park the next. I used Marriott points on what turned out to be a sold-out weekend, so I consider myself quite lucky.

The freeway location was very convenient (not noisy) and I love free parking and free WiFi. Check-in / check-out was a breeze and breakfast was good. The kids loved the pool although I thought it was a little cold. We had a room with 2 doubles (not sure if they are all this way) and the beds were very comfortable. The kids used the sofa bed to have their 'own room' and slept fine. A previous poster complained about the sofa bed not being made up - as soon as you open it there is an note that they leave a clean set of bedding in the closet. I much prefer this as it is in a sealed bag and you know they are clean.

I would definately stay here again for pleasure or business. I hope this is the model for all new Residence Inn facilities!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank agoldman3
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SANMCManager, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2011

Dear agoldman3,

Thank you so much for allowing us to host your most recent stay in San Marcos, CA. I wanted to tell you how important your comments are for our hotel team. Understanding that you are a Marriott Rewards Member, I can see how travel is an important part of your week. I will be sharing your comments directly with our hotel team, as I know how much they appreciate it. I addition, I wanted to invite you back to visit us anytime in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may assist with any future travel plans to San Marcos, CA. Thank you so much and have a wonderful week.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed 20 July 2011

The Residence Inn is a much needed hotel upgrade for San Marcos. The entire facility is clean and much newer than the local alternatives. Location is good and though it sits near the 78 freeway none of the rooms actually "face" the freeway.

Local shopping at a strip mall with a Ralphs and CVS makes it convenient. Great option for families traveling to San Marcos in support of their sons (baseball) and daughters (softball).

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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SANMCManager, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2011

Dear Goodjava,

Our entire team appreciates hosting your stay, thank you for choosing Residence Inn by Marriott! We all work so hard to create and maintain a positive experience for all of our guests, and your comments are never overlooked.

I agree with you regarding the development in San Marcos, CA and the upgrade needed as it continues to grow. Our Management Team maintains a close relationship with many of the community leaders by placing time and emphasis on local affiliations such as the San Marcos California Chamber of Commerce, as well as other Convention and Visitors Bureaus. We look forward to hosting future stays in the San Diego North area and hope to see you soon. Please have a great week.

All the best,

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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos

Address: 1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069-1400
Region: United States > California > San Marcos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range: £95 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn San Diego North San Marcos hotel by Marriott blends stylish modern luxuries like stainless steel appliances and 32-inch flat panel HDTV's, all the comforts you expect for an extended stay. ... more   less 
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