I stayed at this property for four nights the first weekend in November. I was originally staying at one of the budget properties in hotel circle. However, the Days Hotel was offering special rates that weekend- so I decided to stay there.
By looking at their ads, I thought this property would be a lot nicer: more like a resort property. Its not. It is basically just another Days Inn. However, their regular rates are more than most Days Inns.
They don't offer a free breakfast, or free newspaper. They do have a restaurant on site. The Bunz: a gourmet Burger restaurant. A limited menu, and a bit pricey for what you get. The hamburgers are okay- but nothing special. I don't think the Big Mac or Whopper needs to get scared...It would really be a plus if the motel offered at least some type of free breakfast. Most people don't want to spend 10 to 15 dollars for their morning meal.
The room and bed was comfortable enough. I never heard any traffic from I-5 at all during the night. I had no problems with the internet. However, my AC didn't work. Apparently they must have already turned it off for the cooler winter season.
The Fashion Valley mall is a short walk away. Maybe a half mile, maybe a whole mile. It is safe to walk to during the day. I wouldn't want to do it at night though. Take the bus, or get a cab. Even though it is not far: there are several isolated spots that are dark between the motel and the mall. You have to walk under Interstate 5 to get back and forth to the mall. Besides the darkness and isolated areas: there is a lot of fast moving traffic going by. Be alert.
I guess I had higher expectations. No free shuttles to the airport, zoo or Sea World. I saw a couple of vans in the parking lot: but apparently they were no longer in use.The discount you get for buying your tickets from them is no better than AAA, military or senior rates.
Overall, just an average property. Certainly not the worst in Hotel Circle: but far from the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the heart of Mission Valley, the Days Hotel - Hotel Circle by Sea World is conveniently located just minutes from Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Balboa Park, downtown’s Gaslamp quarter, and the San Diego Convention Center! With 280 guest rooms and free parking, we are within easy walking distance of the Fashion Valley Mall and trolley transit station. We provide free wireless internet in all guestrooms and meeting space. The Days Hotel – Hotel Circle offers the perfect combination of business and leisure from one of the best Mission Valley hotels in San Diego. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn San Diego
- Days Hotel San Diego
- Hotel Circle San Diego
- Days Inn Hotel Circle