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“Won't stay again. Noisy HVAC, our room was musty & had bugs on the floor, etc.”

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area
Ranked #168 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Portland, Oregon
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“Won't stay again. Noisy HVAC, our room was musty & had bugs on the floor, etc.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We will not stay here again.I had little black bugs crawl into my CPAP machine I left on the floor (I have NEVER had that happen at all the other hotels I've stayed at). The HVAC (A/C) unit is very noisy and the fan is either off or on (no auto). The beds were really soft (old and tired). The room smelled musty, particularly when we first arrived. FYI, this is more like a motel than hotel; the rooms are exterior entry (like a Motel 6), and is an old, tired property. Otherwise the hotel is OK enough if you get a non-bug room, you won't be in the room much, & want relatively 'cheap'. If you do decide to stay, it's right on the freeway, so get a room at the back, and try to get top floor as the soundproofing isn't so good (we could hear people walking on our ceiling). Realize there's a parking fee. The breakfast room is small and it's a zoo (hard to find tables), but the selection is as expected.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stephan B, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Kim,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. It is through such feedback that we may strive to improve our product and service standards. I was sadden to hear of your experience and want to assure you that I am personally addressing all issues you have raised. I hope that you will consider to stay with us in the future in order that we can demonstrate our true La Quinta hospitiality.
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Clean hotel and rooms, which is most important to us. Helpful and friendly staff, great breakfast variety. Good place to stay while on the go in San Diego. We have been happy at all the La Quintas we have stayed at so far.

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Rio Verde, Az, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2014

For a mid priced hotel it is the best value, breakfast included. Older hotel but rooms are very clean and freshly painted. Great location for entertainment sites, Sea World, beach, harbor and allowed my dog without extra charge.

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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Had no problems. Felt safe. Didn't realize there was a parking fee, don't know if I missed it on the website. But there is a parking garage. Seems like an older LQ, so bathroom area is small. Does not have interior hallways, but felt safe. Breakfast eating area is limited on seating. Would probably stay here again, if the price is right. Very convenient location to the zoo, beaches, and harbor area.

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Brookeland, Texas
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed at this location for my Grand daughters graduation but will never go back. The check-in process was very poor and our room was on the third floor, on elevator in each building, ice machine only on two floors. The A/C unit was very loud and noisy all night, hard to sleep. The access to our room was ridiculous as the luggage cart was old and the wheels acted like they were going to come off, the walk way to the room was so narrow the cart barely fit and when I met another customer they had to wait in their room until I got past. The charge for parking which is a rip-off as the parking is so congested it is no wonder they are not responsible for you vehicle, you can barely get your car door open to enter & exit your car. The free breakfast is a joke as the have one area to serve breakfast and with all of the people staying there you have to fight to get in, get a table and get out. I will not stay here again, needs upgraded and fixed up!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Customer service was great! Had to evacuate Escondido because of fires. I felt the price was great! We had 2 adults and 2 dogs - price was great and was surprised how nice staff was and free breakfast!!

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Florence, Kentucky
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This was the second time in 3 years we have stayed at this property and it is still as clean and as accommodating as ever. The rooms are immaculate and very nicely furnished. The breakfast room is huge and the lady taking care of everything was very efficient. There is a large variety of food, a waffle maker and fresh fruit.

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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area
Address: 641 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3512
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#68 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Quinta Inn & Suites is a pet- and family-friendly San Diego hotel, located in Hotel Circle. We are a San Diego Zoo Preferred Partner hotel, and we welcome all guests to enjoy our amenities, including free WiFi, free hot breakfast, and a convenient location near the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, downtown San Diego, and Qualcomm Stadium. ... more   less 
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