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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
Ranked #17 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Great Hotel for the Money....OK Location”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I recently traveled to San Diego for vacation with my wife. We stayed at the Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar. We had an initial problem with our first room. There was a big wet spot on the floor near the bed. The attendent promptly switch rooms and offered to help move our luggage. That was really the only negative portion of our stay. The pool was nice and so was the hot tub, always hot, you don't always get that. We found the hot breakfast to be quite delightful, the staff always pleasant, the same goes for the Manager's Welcome back reception that was around dinner time Mon-Thurs. These amenities alone are a big win in my book. It could save families a lot of $$ for food everyday. It was the 2 of us but still it was nice. The hotel lobby was always clean and had fresh coffee from what I could tell 24/7.

The location is a bit outside the city but the price per night reflects the location. It is about 25 min from the Zoo and Sea World, Gaslamp Quarter and about 40 min from the Safari park. There is a main drag about 10 min away. Mira Mesa Dr. which has many restaurants and some shopping if you need to. Which we bought some food and snacks at Target to have in the room.

Overall this was a great hotel especially for the price in this area. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a stay.

Room Tip: Rooms near the rear ground of the hotel have a lot of traffic from the staff. We were near the laund...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hi Christopher K,

Thank you for the great TripAdvisor review! We really appreciate your business and we are so glad you were able to enjoy all the amenities we have to offer. I am happy to hear our team was able to move you rooms quickly so that it did not affect your stay with us. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any more comments or questions. We look forward to having you back as our guest soon!
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa. We found the room to be just what we needed for our type of vacation. We had an elderly Grandma and two teenagers with us for a total of 5 people. We loved having the refrigerator to hold drinks and snacks. We visited the Del Mar Faire and La Jolla and didn't use the pool. The complimentary breakfast was awesome! It's suppose to close at 10, but our teenage girls were served ten minutes after. They loved the waffle bar. We were all quite pleased with the hospitality and the quality of guests visiting were extremely nice. I had left my purse on a couch in lounge area by mistake. One of the guests saw me frantically come off the elevator and had already turned it in. I had over $300 cash in it .Nice to know on vacation you are surrounded by honest and quality individuals!

Room Tip: We had corner room on 4th floor (room 425) and it was very large.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hello Jamie H,

First off, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest. We really do have some of the best guests in San Diego and I am happy to hear you were able to find your purse right away. I hope your family felt at home during your stay and we cannot wait to welcome you back on your next trip to San Diego!
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

If you have read my other reviews you know I have a great history with this hotel. They are like family to us, so naturally we enjoy many family events here. Our latest stay was in celebration of my sons high school graduation. Almost two years ago at this very hotel my son suffered from sudden cardiac death. After a lot of work he has recovered, and is now a high school grad! All that he has gone thru, and is still working on, is what made this trip so meaningful. Homewood Suites helped get us thru those months of him being in the hospital, and they were there for his graduation. We also reserved several rooms, because we had many travelers, and everyone was well cared for and had plenty of room. Some drove, some flew, but we were all accommodated and made to feel at home. I do believe the staff help make this place so great, but the amenities are also worth mentioning. Great breakfast every morning. Relaxing atmosphere. Comfy without the 'tourist' feel. It's not in the city, but it's an easy drive, and free parking!! You can read about my sons whole experience on Facebook @ Alex Robinson.

Room Tip: I personally like the one bedroom suite, especially with kids. Hello, 2 TVs!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Hi Rachael,

Thank you again for another amazing review. We are so happy to be able to welcome you and your family back on so many occasions. It has been such a pleasure to see Alex grow and get stronger throughout the years. He has accomplished so much and we couldn't be more proud to have all of you as apart of our family here. We look forward to celebrating more occasions with Alex and the rest of your family! Congratulations to Alex!
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

A great place to stay and visit the area travel in and out of San Diego was easy. La Jolla Beaches very close by. Right by 5 freeway quick on and off to anywhere in the area. Stayed 6 nights. Had great Service breakfast and evening meal included great food.

Room Tip: No view to be seen from hotel to far from Ocean
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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hello jim f,

Thank you very much for the great review and kind comments. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and managers reception. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other comments, as I am always appreciative of guest feedback. We look forward to having you back on your next trip to San Diego!
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California Hot Springs, California
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Clean room, comfy beds, great wait staff in food area (David handled the breakfast shift expertly!). Love the 1 bedroom suite - where you can shut a door when someone is sleeping. We called and asked to have a lightbulb replaced - took less than 5 minutes for a knock on our door! Will definitely stay here again :)

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room - we were tucked away from other travelers, it was perfect!
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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hi Thediabfamily,

Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you were able to enjoy yourself here with us. I will be passing along the great comments to David and our maintenance crew. We hope to see you on your next visit to San Diego!
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Monterey, California
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great experience. The staff were friendly and the room was clean. Breakfast could have been better, but it was included so we didn't have super high expectations. It would have been helpful if there were a small amount of cooking oil in the room's kitchen. We wanted to cook while we were there, but didn't want to buy a big bottle and then take it with us on the road. Overall, we were quite satisfied and would stay here again.

Room Tip: We were glad we chose a room in the non-smoking section of the hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Hi Sarah T,

I just wanted to say thanks for your recent stay here at our hotel! I hope you felt at home. We appreciate the constructive criticism regarding the breakfast and cooking oil and I will make sure to pass along the suggestions so we can continue to approve upon your guest experience. We can’t wait to welcome you home again soon! Should you have any further comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me personally.
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Amazing location! Beautiful inside and out! Staff was friendly from check-in to breakfast to check-out. Fantastic customer service by all, but especially Robert and Marissa! Wish we were there now and can't wait to book again!

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Courtney R, Front Desk Supervisor at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Hi thefaziofamily,

Thank you very much for your fantastic review and generous comments. I will be passing along the great compliments to our staff as well as Robert and Marissa personally. We look forward to having you back as our guest during your next trip to San Diego!
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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
Address: 11025 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego, CA 92130-8202
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Diego
#21 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#21 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Torrey Hills, near Torrey Pines Beach, the Homewood Suites by Hilton® San Diego-Del Mar was specially designed to provide you with a secluded, stress-free stay. Our contemporary studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites provide a true residential feel with all the comforts and luxuries of home. ... more   less 
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