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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
Ranked #244 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Thought we would save a few bucks and stay at HoJo's. Welllllll, you get what you pay for I guess. Old, noisy, dirty, burn holes in the blankets, long black hair in the bathroom. Gotta walk sideways to get between the beds and the TV. Old tv, big box with horrible reception, No channel guide, and the desk clerk didn't care. No kleenex, no lotion. Asked the clerk for a second bag of coffee for the morning ... that didn't happen. Says there is shopping onsite ... nope. We stay in Hotel Circle 2-3 times a week and we never hear the freeway like we did here. I'll go back and pay a little more and not do this again! Funny thing, you always hear about Howard Johnson's and how wonderful it is, that must have been many years ago. BTW, it says that the hotel is owned by some corporation "operating under the HoJo license" THAT SHOULD BE POSTED IN HUGE LETTERS BEFORE YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS!

Room Tip: there are no good rooms, don't stay here!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

...worst part: Their website says: "Hotel Shuttle Available". I mistook this to mean "We have an Airport Shuttle" (reasonable, right?) What it actually means is "We will call you an airport shuttle that you will pay for" - which is actually true for every hotel (and for that matter, house, in San Diego). Old dilapidated rooms, poor service, weak slow wifi.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

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Thank Cameron O
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

this hotel was booked for us by a travel agent as part of our road trip, how disappointed was we when we ended up here...... we were told it was HJ at seaworld, that perhaps would be another story as we felt out of the way here.
however, this was so close to the highway the traffic noise at busy time was horrendous. The room was very basic and didn't seem clean at all, but we had struggled with so many hotels in our booking we couldn't afford to go anywhere else, i guess it is what it is - a value hotel.
Breakfast was buffet, help yourself but a bit of a free for all - if fresh pastries came out it was like vultures - one women had her plate piled so high and took it to her room! none left the second morning ! dissapointing for the end of our trip. attached video of how noisy it was. There was long black hairs in our bed and marked sheets when we arrived.....

Room Tip: rooms very tired, found big black hairs in our bed and dirty sheets
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

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Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Ryan T
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Address: 1631 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108-3317
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #244 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range: £50 - £352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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