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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World
Ranked #129 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Location to airport, clean room and walking to restaurants along with "where are you" directions from a different HJ all made our long journey simple and pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld. We are delighted to hear our hotel was just “what we needed”. As you mentioned, we are within close proximity to several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are glad you were able to benefit from it during your stay. Once more, thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld.
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San Diego
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The location of the hotel was perfect for what we needed yet the walls are so thin that we didnt sleep AT ALL due to the loudness of the people on either side of us.. it was horrible.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our hotel. As you mentioned, we are within close proximity to several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are glad you were able to benefit from that during your stay. Please know that your concerns are being addressed with our staff so that future travelers will not have a similar experience. We hope you would be so kind as to give us another chance and stay with us in the future. Again, thank you for reviewing our hotel.
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a room with a king bed the first five nights before heading up north. Room was clean and housekeeping was VERY accommodating with requests for extra things. The staff inside was super friendly. One gentleman at the front desk gave our 20 month old a seaworld shamu temp tattoo and he was elated! After going up north we returned to San Diego for a few more days and decided to return to this hotel. This time we stayed in a 2 queen room. Same wonderful experience with housekeeping and the staff. My son just loved one of the women in the breakfast room.

Everything you need is within walking distance and it's a nice area to stay with attractions nearby.

The only slight issue was the slow drain in the tub in the king room.... definitely not a huge deal compared to the pleasant experiences we had.

We will make this our hotel whenever we return to the San Diego area for sure!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our hotel. We are pleased to hear we are a “great place for families”. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are thrilled you took notice. As you mentioned, we are within close proximity to several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are glad you were able to benefit from it during your stay. We look forward to seeing you during all your upcoming trips to San Diego. Again, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld.
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Rocklin, California
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Staff including Rachana was very friendly. Nice and clean motel. Just know that there are thin walls so keep your voices down if you don't want others to hear you. May be an issue if you have loud neighbors in adjoining rooms. Be sure to call for a shuttle pick up if you want a ride from the airport.


Overall a good motel for the money.

Room Tip: Get a second floor room or one on the end to cut down on noise. Not all rooms have flat screen tv...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld. We are pleased to hear our staff “was very friendly” and that our property is “nice and clean”. We strive in providing excellent quality service, as well as a well-maintained property and are delighted you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport, though reservations are required. We hope to see you again, during your next trip to San Diego. Once more, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Howard Johnson San Diego SeaWorld.
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The excellent front desk clerk Dobri was very helpful, and friendly. Eva the breakfast coordinator was very friendly, cheerful and obliging. Talking to her was a great way to start the day. The cleaning staff did an excellent job. We were very happy with our stay at the Howard Johnson Inn.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Howard Johnson San Diego near SeaWorld. We are delighted to hear our front desk clerk is “excellent” and “very helpful and friendly”. We are also pleased to hear that our other staff is “very friendly, cheerful, and obliging”. We strive in providing excellent quality service and are glad you took notice. We hope to see you again, during your next trip to San Diego. Once more, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Howard Johnson San Diego near SeaWorld.
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Chino Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We found this motel by 'accident' after a disastrous attempt to stay at a local Motel 6. We pulled into Howard Johnson's out of desperation and it was a fantastic, wondrous discovery - a peaceful, spacious, well appointed room, with the BEST hospitality staff we have ever dealt with!! Dave, Rachanna, and Jessica made sure that we had the most positive, comfortable experience ever. We cannot say enough positive for our three night stay, and highly recommend that if you are planning a trip to San Diego, please check out this motel. We will definitely be staying again!!

Room Tip: A lower floor room may be a bit quieter when jets fly overhead during the day.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Howard Johnson San Diego near SeaWorld. We are overjoyed to hear we are our new “home away from home”. We are also pleased to hear we have the “best hospitality staff”. We work hard in providing extraordinary quality service and are touched you took notice. We look forward to seeing you and future travelers alike, during your next trip to San Diego. Again, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Howard Johnson San Diego near SeaWorld.
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World
Address: 3330 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110-4233
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#41 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World 2*
Number of rooms: 98
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