We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“You get what you pay for!!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World
Ranked #233 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Not a great place to stay . The area where it is located is shady. At night it is scary.
Rooms are old & worn out but there is refrigerator, coffee maker ( which was not so clean in our case),TV in the room. In short you get what you pay for. It is not so frenzy hotel just average one which may save you some money. Also one good thing about the hotel is the wonderful staff.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank RBNK2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. The upgrades to our property are ongoing, and reaffirms our commitment to providing a positive guest experience.

Best Regards,

Laurence Bergin
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (191)
There are newer reviews for Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

102 - 108 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2014

We have been on this hotel for a couple of nights. The hotel is outdated, but is still a good choice. The location is very good near the Sea World. It is also close to the downtown and Gaslamp. Easy access to the city. If it is on your budget: go !

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Renato C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, General Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to express your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We are working on upgrading the hotel both on the exterior and in the guest rooms. This is a work in progress and hopefully the results will be apparent in the near future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This place is old and run-down. Lights were burned out, the toilet wouldn't flush (and they apparently couldn't fix it so we had to move rooms), broken security latch on the door. One of the days, housekeeping didn't even bother to come into our room and clean or bring towels. The neighborhood is sketchy - strip clubs all around and lots of junk vans and old RVs parked out on the street with people sleeping in them. Lots of bums walking around the neighborhood / asking for money. I did not feel very safe at all here!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Robyn B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, General Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at the Heritage Inn San Diego. Our property is an older property but we continue to take steps to ensure that the rooms are comfortable and appealing. Within the last year a number of rooms have had new carpeting, drapery, bedding, beds and furniture. We will continue to improve our hotel to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience while staying with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Unfortunately Heritage Inn San Diego was our last stay on at 3 weeks roadtrip in California spring 2013.

It was horrible! Extremely dirty, unfriendly and lazy staff, non-working free wifi which was not fixed during our stay, time-worm rooms, suspect guests etc.

WE CAN NOT RECCOMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Dorthe F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, General Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I do apologize for the issues that you encountered while staying with us, and can assure you that I have taken steps to correct the situation. I would be pleased to discuss these issues with you at any time. Once again, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Regards,

Laurence Bergin, GM
lbergin@heritagehotelgroup.com

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This old-school style motel is conveniently located right across the bridge from Sea World, a few blocks from Old Town and the Pacific Highway, with easy access to Mission Boulevard and Harbor Drive. If you're looking for a resort hotel, look elsewhere. We two older (60's & 70's) females stayed here for two nights with no problems. Yes, we heard some noise from outside and adjoining rooms, but not during the night, and, yes, the continental breakfast is minimal - just small pastries and coffee (there was a coffee maker in the room as well), but fresh enough and if I wanted more, I'd be going to a restaurant anyway. I'm a huge hater of bugs, and I didn't see any, the room was reasonably clean (like most old-school motels), and I saw no signs of illegal or illicit activity. I also like a good shower, and I didn't have any complaints. The desk staff was friendly and helpful, fellow guests were decent, and the location was great. I wouldn't mind staying here again if I was going to be in the area and just needed a room in which to sleep and clean up.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank PJ757
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, General Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write your comments and to give us this positive review. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all our guests and my staff and I are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Laurence Bergin
619-223-9500
lbergin@heritagehotelgroup.com

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2013

It is a minimal type of accommodation. Beds were average quality, air conditioning was ancient and made horrible sound all night long. They claimed to have wireless internet but it was so weak that none of my devices connected. Shower was a trickle of water. "Continental" breakfast was more like Can't-it-at-all - some measly pastries and coffee.

But all said and done, for the price it was not bad. San Diego is an expensive place and this place is close to beach and Sea World. So if you are not too picky about accommodation then this place is alright.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
1  Thank Anshum S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, General Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Heritage Inn San Diego. We appreciate your feedback and do apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused by the issues you mentioned. We are working on updating our air conditioning units as well as the wi-fi access to the internet. Our goal is to improve the experience at the hotel for all our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the area.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The hotel does not disclose a $2 a night energy surcharge on any travel sites or their own site. This is clearly just a money grab when they already have you locked in. I recommend disputing it with your credit card company and reporting to the FTC. It's not about the $2. It could have been $.01 and I would feel the same. It's the principal behind charging people for something that's not disclosed and should be included in the room rate. Why upset customers over $2? Just add it to the rate or make it clear before booking. Expedia and other sites now list all mandatory fees.

Several years ago the large hotel chains were sued over this practice. They all settled, issued refund vouchers and discontinued this unfair and possibly illegal practice. The FTC released a statement warning hotels that this practice is not recommended and they suggest that it be stopped.

Curb appeal is non-existent. Room was clean and comfortable. Free parking. Free coffee and pastry. Free wifi (When you check in the front desk tells you wifi, "cuts in and out," but are quick to also say, "It's absolutley free though." Like that makes it ok to have bad wifi.) They have an energy surcharge, but if you read reviews, everyone says the fridge didn't work. Same was true for me.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank John X
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
laurencebergin768, General Manager at Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

Thank you for staying with us and completing the review of our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our wi-fi not working correctly. We are aware of the issue and are looking at ways of upgrading the system to ensure dependable access to the internet. We do take all comments and suggestions from our guests seriously and that includes our policies on pricing and fees which we will evaluate and act on accordingly . Once again, thank you for your feedback .
LaurenceBergin
619-223-9500
lbergin@heritagehotelgroup.com

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Good Nite Inn near SeaWorld
#93 of 278 in San Diego
770 reviews
Days Inn and Suites Sea World
#235 of 278 in San Diego
1,313 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Point Loma
Ramada Limited San Diego/Near SeaWorld
California Suites Hotel
#229 of 278 in San Diego
310 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World

Address: 3333 Channel Way, San Diego, CA 92110-5102
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #233 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range: £47 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World 2*
Number of rooms: 118
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travel Republic (UK), Booking.com, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, Cancelon, 5viajes2012 S.L. and getaroom.com so you can book your Heritage Inn San Diego Near Sea World 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:
Heritage Inn - Sea World San Diego Hotel San Diego
Premier Inn San Diego
Premier Inn Sports Arena

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing