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Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center
Ranked #167 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Coarsegold, California
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wasn't what I expected.”
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I have stayed at many Days Inn and this one to say the least was not what I had come to expect. We are staying for a week and I am serious about looking for a different place to stay. We could not connect to the FREE Wi-Fi, bulbs were burned out in the lights, we had to pay a $10.00 a day parking fee in the Hotel Parking area. It is not very close to anything and you need a car to get to anywhere for dining or shopping. Would not recommend.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Deborah L
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 22 November 2011
We certainly do.apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations, nor ours. Your review does not state whether you brought these issues to our attention, as we would have made every effort to correct both the wi-fi connectivity and the burned out light bulbs. As for our location, we are only two blocks from a trolley stop, and walking distance to the hundreds of restaurants in the Gaslamp District. Finally, all of the downtown hotels charge for parking. At $10/day, we are the least expensive manor branded hotel.

We do hope you will give us an opportunity in the future to change your mind.
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St. Helena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

The outside appearance looks very unappealling. The rooms were much nice than I expected. Rooms were clean, large and had many amenities..small fridge, microwave and coffee maker.
Downtown location was okay but was rather noisy. Parking is an additional$10

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 15 November 2011
Thank you very much for your comments. As an older property, we try to go the extra mile to exceed our guests' preconceived notions. Our recent renovations include new mattresses in every room, upgraded furniture and lighting in our Business Place rooms, a new Breakfast Room, and other little touches. In doing so, we believe that we offer an unparalleled value in downtown San Diego. We were probably the last hotel in the area to start charging for parking, and at $10/night we are still the most affordable brand name property.

Finally, I want to thank you for singling out our outstanding staff members. They really do go out of their way to make sure everyone has an outstanding stay. We hope to see you again soon!
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Escondido, California, United States
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

My husband and I stayed for just one night and we knew this hotel was going to be old. We were not excepting much. What I was amazed to see was the personal FREE things in our room. There were two bottles of water in the refrigerator, a bag of microwavable popcorn and two health bars for a snack. These are small things but they meant a lot. The bed was comfortable and the view was surprisingly beautiful looking downtown.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary W
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 15 November 2011
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. You obviously booked one of our Business Place rooms which, in addition to the bottled water and snacks, also includes upgraded bedding, a large work area with improved lighting, along with a new mattress (our entire property has recently had every mattress replaced). We believe that all of our rooms offer an outstanding value, particularly in the downtown area.

We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Room is the highlight as it is Cosy. It has the feeling of personal touch. Staff are friendly and helpful. Car park available on the property at $10 per day. Complimentary breakfast is very basic. If you have a car then location is fine.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Park7
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Thank you very much for your comments. We have gone to great lengths to make each room as comfortable as possible between new mattresses, improved lighting, and other touches. Depending on your itinerary, a car can definitely come in handy, although several San Diego landmarks like the Gaslamp District, San Diego Zoo, the Convention Center, and Horton Plaza are all about a 20 minute walk away, and the very nearby trolley gives you access to much more.

Our staff is eagerly waiting to serve you on a future stay!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2011

This is a very nice hotel, the staff are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. The location is great for Downtown, the Gaslamp area, Balboa Park and the harbour. The rooms are well furnished including microwave and fridge and the beds are very comfortable. Some of the rooms have a great view of the downtown area. They serve a great breakfast in a newly refurbished breakfast room. There is sufficient parking on the site for which they now charge but then every other hotel in San diego charges for parking these days. The hotel is situated in a good area surrounded by high quality apartment developments. I would highly recommend this hotel

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 5 October 2011
We are so gratified when a guest specifically notes improvements which we have made to our property. The recent addition of a Breakfast Area was meant to enhance our guest experience, and we are glad that you enjoyed it, along with the new breakfast menu. Thank you for also pointing out the new mattresses in every room. Finally, we are happy you enjoyed the balcony and view from one of our Business Place rooms.

With our central location to downtown, the airport, the Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and everything else San Diego has to offer, we strive to be the best hospitality option for business and leisure travellers alike. Thank you very much for your insightful comments, and our attentive staff looks forward to serving you again in the near future.
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

I recently stayed at the Days Inn on Ash Street in San Diego, room 414 to be exact. As soon as I got into the room I sat down on a chair next to the round table and it nearly crumbled into pieces. The outlets are completely worn out and will not hold the prongs properly. The power went out in the room numerous times. But the big one was on the last night of my stay...at 2:15 am water began dripping from the ceiling all over the room. My luggage was soaked and so was the bed. We obviously could not sleep, so we checked out early. When we told the "professional" at the counter what was going on, all he could say is...."sorry, should I charge the rate to the card on hand"? He didn't try in any way to make it right. Trust me, stay somewhere else. This place sucks.

  • Stayed September 2011
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 8 September 2011
We are very distressed by your review and the problems that you experienced. I would like to invite you to contact our General Manager, Shawn Young, at your convenience to discuss how we might address your concerns. The phone number to the front desk is 619-239-2285.

We sincerely apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations, nor ours. We hope to make this right with you, and hope we can change your perception of our property on a future stay.
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

I was truly very surprised by how pleasant my stay at this Days Inn was! The Front Desk clerks were all very helpful, especially Justin (hope I remembered that correctly!). The Breakfast was MUCH more substantial than what I was expecting, and in general was a great bonus. The location is very close to the Gaslamp District, Petco Park, the Harbor, the Zoo, and just about every other main San Diego attraction. I definitely plan to stay at this Hotel the next time we visit San Diego and highly recommend it! Thanks again Justin for all your help!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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DaysInnSDOwner, Owner at Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center, responded to this review, 22 August 2011
Thank you very much for your review. We assume you are referring to our clerk Dustin, and we will make sure he sees this review. Speaking about breakfast, we have just finished a renovation which includes a separate breakfast area with far more seating. It is just one more way we try to enhance the guest experience. We look forward to seeing you again down the road.
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Property: Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center
Address: 833 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2814
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #167 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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