People are overreacting from what I can tell reading through the comments. I stayed here for four nights. I got into town at noon (3 hours before check in) and the room was already made so they let me go in early. I had hot water, the air conditioner worked well, there was free wi-fi, the TV got ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN (what else do you need when you're on vacation), and every morning I got breakfast for free (muffins, cereal, milk, waffles). My room had a door that automatically locked and had two additional locks (bolt and a little chain thingy) which worked perfectly. You get what you pay for, no where on here did it say it was a 5 star hotel and it surely wasn't. If you go into it with decent expectations that you want somewhere that is centrally located and a place to sleep then you'll be fine. I even needed to have something printed and they allowed me to e-mail their super8 e-mail address and they printed it for me.
I believe there are a LOT of people posting negative comments who are extremely picky, pampered, and like to over exaggerate. If you're going to San Diego to watch TV and stay in your room for air condition then you have other problems than the average hotel stay this place provides. I was only in my hotel room during the hours of about 10pm - 8am every day... which, when you're on vacation, seems like the appropriate thing to do. I cannot comment on the hotel during the day hours as I only used it to sleep and take showers... which was all I needed. Every time I arrived back from a day at the beach or at an attraction I came back to a bed that was made and new towels. For 70$ per night I could not have asked for anything better.
For what it's worth I'm a 29 year old guy who is a non-smoker and I stayed in room 108 or 109 (can't remember).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Super 8 San Diego / Imperial Beach hotel, located off Interstate 5, minutes from beautiful Imperial Beach and just four miles from the Mexican border and Tijuana shopping district. Begin your day with free 8-item SuperStart breakfast bonanza, look up local destinations from your room with free high-speed Internet access, then head out ready to explore the area. When you return from your busy day, relax with a swim in our outdoor pool. We offer free parking, guest laundry facilities and 24-hour front desk service for your convenience, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel in San Diego. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Imperial Beach, host of the U.S. Open Sand Building Competition, is just a mile away, and the Mexican border and legendary Tijuana shopping district are four miles from our hotel in San Diego. See dolphins, killer whales and more at Sea World, or view rare and endangered species from around the globe at San Diego Zoo. Great shopping and exciting nightlife can be found in downtown San Diego, Old Town and the Gaslamp District, all rich in culture and history. For a family outing, thrilling slides and water activities are nearby at Knott's Soak City Waterpark. DINING OPTIONS Our hotel in San Diego, CA, is near a variety of restaurant choices. Try authentic Mexican dishes at El Chile Mexican Food, less than a block away, or dig into pizza, steak, seafood and more at D'Lish California Cuisine. Taste the islands at A & D Hawaiian BBQ, or head to Liu's Chinese Restaurant for Asian specialties. Beach Club Grille Restaurant offers beachside dining just a short drive from us. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Super 8 San Diego/Imperial Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Super 8 San Diego/South Bay Hotel San Diego
- Super Eight San Diego
- San Diego Super Eight
- San Diego Super 8