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Best Western Americana Inn
Ranked #120 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Morristown
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Safe, secure, value lodging 2 minutes north of the U.S. Border”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

For those hesitant to stay in a hotel in Tijuana because of drug cartel violence and the city's tarnished reputation generally, the Best Western Americana off Interstate 5 at Dairy Mart Road is a great option for vacationers and business travelers alike. If you don't want their complimentary breakfast, Coco's and Carl's Junior are 100 yards away (McDonald's is in the next block south). There is a beautifully landscaped pool, the beds are great and each room has a mini-fridge. There is a shuttle that crosses the border daily (7 a.m. and 9 a.m. departures) serving passengers that are heading to the value-priced medical clinics and dentists in Tijuana (about $20 roundrip; cheaper than a taxi).

Room Tip: If you're driving and need quick access to your car, request a first floor room.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Very nice place to stay. The staff was attentive and pleasant. The room was very clean and it was nice to have a fridge and microwave. Beds were very good and it was nice and quiet. They have a breakfast that was good. Pretty typical fare but they did have some protein options of boiled eggs so that helped. At first I thought this might be a bit too far south, but we had no problem accessing everything we wanted to do in San Diego. In fact, I think it helped being south of town a bit.

Room Tip: We had a room on the back side of the motel upstairs and that seemed to be less populated and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

I thought this hotel was great. It included a shuttle service into Mexico and back. I think many people stay here who are going to medical treatments in Tijuana. The other people we met at breakfast were very nice. The breakfast was fine. There is a Carl's Junior and a CoCo's right next door. Nice pastries for breakfast, cereal, toast and good coffee.

I would definitely stay here again.
There is a huge outlet mall nearby.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Abingdon, Maryland
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

The room was nice and clean. Price pretty good @ $76. Bed comfortable. Loved having a microwave and mini fridge in the room. Free cable and wi-fi. What I had problems with was the continental breakfast -- the apples had been refrigerated and the boiled eggs as well. Who knows how old the eggs were, as the yolks definitely did not appear to be fresh. The waffles however were ok, freshly made. Also, the room was quite noisy with a worker power washing the building in the morning, however that's just when we were there so it shouldn't be a problem for most travelers. The air conditioner was loud too. I think I would stay again, but just skip the breakfast :)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Quebec
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Location is convenient, next to Highway 5. You reach the San Diego zoo in 20 minutes. Southern beaches are easily reachable within a 10 minute drive. A few fast food restaurants along the H-5 service road. Rooms are of a good size. The hotel is well maintained. Decent breakfast. Staff was nice or politely ignored me. But never rude. Less than basic personal care products. I guess you have to ask for it, which I do not consider normal. This BW met my expectations without exceeding them in any ways. It was my first time in San Diego. For my next visit, I will look for an hotel in the area called 'Hotel circle' (north-western corner of H5 and H8) I think it would be the best location.

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Hotel was clean and rates reasonable considering Comic Con in town. Had leak in wall and carpet was soaked, took two 2 days to get it cleaned up. Staff was very loud outside rooms and woke us up every morning. Hotel is in good location though, fairly close to most attractions, beaches, and shopping.

Room Tip: Don't expect to get to sleep in past 8 a.m. Housekeeping very loud with talking and equipment.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Soldonta, Alaska
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Clean, comfortable, basic rooms. Accomodating staff. We stayed here because of needing to travel across the border for medical reasons. This room was reasonably priced and a great value, we really appreciated the cleanliness. Quite adequet rooms. Not alot of frills but it exceeded our expectations. I have stayed in another hotel nearby that was similarly priced and would never return. This place is a winner.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Americana Inn
Address: 815 W San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173-1827
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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 Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Americana Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a gem situated near the Border of Mexico and very near downtown San Diego. We have close to 120 rooms! We have Free Hot Breakfast as well as Free WiFi, In Room Microwave/Fridge, LCD Flat Screen TV cable and HBO and Pool and Jacuzzi as well as Free off street parking and we have eateries in the adjacent parking lot. ... more   less 
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