My wife and I had a great stay at this place. Originally we wanted to stay a bit closer to downtown, but the price (and the other reviews) were just too right to ignore this. And we were glad we didn't.
Hotel location, as I said, is about 20-25 minutes away from the San Diego airport/Downtown. In fact, it is about 20-30 mins to just about any good attraction. I always like to check out the surrounding areas of a city, and not just the hyper developed downtown areas. And in this case, this location is just perfect - not too far, not too close. Decent size parking lot - probably enough for about 40-50 cars, I think.
The room was a nice size one on the third (and top) floor (Number 32, I think), with a view of the pool and Highway 15 in the distance, and some mountains far away. Room's got a nice size kitchen, fully equipped, and small living room area, and a terrific bed. Bathroom was a good size one. All was very, very clean, and fresh.
The check-in was smooth, front desk was excellent. All the staff was polite, and obviously quite proud of the way they keep their property. A decent fitness room (2 high quality treadmills, and an elliptical, along with a full stack of weights) is right next to the heated pool (decent size, again) and Jacuzzi.
Breakfast was excellent with eggs and different styles of potatoes, sausages, waffles, cereal, fruits, yogurt, etc. Dinner is served as well (sometimes BBQ, etc).
It is a smoke-free hotel, which is great. What is not-so-great is guests who still insist on smoking, and it drifts into the hallway and wafts into other rooms as well. We complained two nights in a row, and the front staff (I am sure they were mad, rightfully so) did send security to investigate. I think the penalties for this should be strong, and it should be everyone as they check in.
Overall, an excellent hotel, and highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our extended stay hotel offers 95 Marriott suites each with separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens. We offer perfect extended-stay accommodations by combining all the comforts of home, including wireless high speed internet, hot complimentary full breakfast buffet, outdoor pool and much more. We are located just minutes away from Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and San Diego business parks, and we are a short distance from southern California's beaches, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and other area attractions. When visiting San Diego, the Residence Inn by Marriott - San Diego/Rancho Bernardo/Scripps-Poway is the perfect choice for you! ... more less
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