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“Great Service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn San Diego Downtown

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Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Ranked #94 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
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“Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2010

I flew into San Diego to meet my husband who was staying here for business. The amenities are excellent. On weekdays, you almost don't need to go out to eat as they have a full breakfast and a happy hour in the afternoon with drinks and food. Everyone on staff was incredibly helpful and kind. It's right next to Little Italy so walking is a great option. There is also a trolley stop 1/2 a block away.

I guess my only two complaints would be the Amtrak Train that literally is next door and the bed comfort. Regardless, I will stay here again. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mindi-Dan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2009

Small rooms, heard the trains pass by right outside the window every 30 minutes, staff uninterested in bringing enough towels for three people - had to go wait them out. For $169 a night, I expected much, much better.

Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2009

The rooms are like cozy studio apartments. Steps away from the Boardwalk and the train. Free continental breakfast and snacks at night. Only downfall is close proximity to the Amtrak train tracks.

Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Silicon Valley
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87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2009

We looked at a number of $300+ dollar options for San Diego to stay in the Gaslamp area. Now having seen the Gaslamp area, I was just as happy walking to the area & saving 50%. There is definitely a train noise issue -- it is not a train in the distance but it did not bother us. The service was great and with free Wi-Fi, free shuttle to/from airport as well as to the cruise terminal it was just a great value for a place to sleep while sightseeing or a short stop before heading to a cruise. Also free breakfast was nice benefit.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LuxNomadTraveler
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Albuqueruqe
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

Great hotel, great location but will note that it is right by the train tracks and close to airport which you do hear flights and can really hear the train, however keep in mind train traffic stops at about 10:30 pm and then air traffic. there after. But great service, great product and good value

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank smitty87114
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Seattle, USA
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56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2009

I wish I had read the other reviews before picking this Residence Inn.

It fronts a four lane highways with constant trafic noise. Loud train wistles blow on a regular basis and both commercial and military planes and helicopters drone overhead.

On top of that we had the navy testing their cannons when we arrived; loud noises every minute or so for about an hour.

The first night we were jloted awake (from a fitfull sleep) at 4am by a loud garbage truck outside our window. The second night there was construction or loading noise (perhaps the close-by cruise ships) with motors whining, back-up beeps and crashes as things were unloaded all night.

The hotel itself was typical Resident Inn, although very much shabbier than most. We usually like the chain and frequent them, but we will never come back here again. The $12 parking fee just added insult to injury.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, TX
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2009

You know you're in trouble when you check in and there are already ear plugs left at your bedside. I stay in a variety of Marriotts more than 100 nights per year and have never seen hotel-supplied earplugs at your bedside before. One night here and you'll know why. Trains pass at all hours of the day and night. If you just HAVE to stay here then request a room that faces the street - it'll be much quieter than any of the other rooms. Otherwise, friendly staff, clean rooms, the usual MR RI experience.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HCRC
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Downtown

Property: Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Address: 1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101-2416
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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 121
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