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Residence Inn San Diego Central
Ranked #106 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Saint George, Utah
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“ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We just returned from spending 4 nights in this beautiful Residence Inn and we loved it!

We felt very safe in the area and the location is absolutely perfect....convenient to the freeway and a short drive to all that San Diego has to offer. The property itself is beautiful. It is set up like a condo or apartment building....pretty landscaping and lots of grass areas...very well maintained. We were on the 1st Floor in Building #4 ...very quiet with a grass area steps from our door which worked out perfect since we were traveling with our small dog. We were also close to all the facilitieis (pool and spa, gym, office and breakfast room). There is also a second spa which was just around the corner from our room. We appreciated the free parking, free internet, and free breakfast which many of the hotels in San Diego do not offer.

The staff at this hotel is wonderful......everyone we came in contact with was great. Check-in was very fast and everything was in order exactly as we had expected. We were given a list of local restaurants that deliver and we took advantage of it .... The studio suite was great...plenty of room with a couch, flat screen TV, dining area and a full kitchen. The bathroom and dressing area was very nice....plenty of room on the counter and the large mirror right next to the counter is great for those of us who can't see well without glasses to put on make-up. There are two closets and also a coat closet which would be nice for longer stays. The room was very clean and nicely furnished.

We didn't use the pool as it wasn't quite warm enough outside for us, but many others were enjoying it. The fitness room is small but works just fine...two treadmills, stepper, and weights. The breakfast was very good with plenty of choices. We didn't go away hungry, that's for sure.

In my opinion, the Residence Inn Central is the perfect choice when looking for a hotel in San Diego. We had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend it. If we were to return to San Diego, I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: We were in Building 4, Room 413...just perfect! Close to the facilities and very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Checked in after 8pm and the staff found our name with no time. Nice room with full kitchen. Breakfast is great with waffle machine. So, my daughter had fun making one. She forgot her stuff animals. They found them in no time. Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Illinois
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We were very pleased with the accomodations and service at the Residence Inn San Diego Central. The last time we visited San Diego we stayed at the La Jolla Residence Inn, but they now charge for parking, so we ruled that out. The San Diego Central is in a great location, only minutes from anywhere we wanted to go. The rooms are comfortable and clean; the stoves might be a little dated, but we were on vacation - I wasn't doing any cooking. Breakfast is great with a good selection to meet anyone's needs. Several evenings a week they also have a "manager's reception" which is basically a light dinner buffet. We had dinner plans the nights we were there, but we happened to notice that they served meat lasagna & veggie lasagna one night and veggie and meat chili another night. They also serve salad, bread, veggies, beer and wine. I would recommend this property for business travelers as well as families on vacation.

Room Tip: We lucked out with a great room in building 2... close to the lobby, fitness center and pool, yet no...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Convenient location. Nice breakfast area and nice variety of food.
Clean...both room and grounds!!!! Enjoyed our stay and will return next visit to area.
Staff very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

I have been here for a week and I have to say my room is conveniently located to where I need to be, it's clean, the beds are comfortable (a little more of a smooshy pillow would be nice but oh well). There's a couple nice restaurants around and they are dog friendly (there is a pet fee). There's breakfast in the morning and snacks at night for me. I love that they have a kitchen witha fridge so I can keep the raw food cold for my pups. I have stayed here acouple of times and the only thing I can find wrong with it is that it's always busy and the parking spaces are a little tight, other than that I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Nice and quiet! Wish I could have stayed for longer than 1 night. Loved the conveniences that the Residence Inns offer... complete kitchen (stove, full-size fridge, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, oven, dishware, glassware, utensils, cookware, EVERYTHING), nice arrangement of the room (did not feel crowded at all), big TV (visible from everywhere in the room), desk & chair, 2 full closets with mirrors, nice sink with lots of counter space and drawers, well-lit shower, big windows and another coat closet. When I checked in, there was a little bit of a wait at the front counter, but it was around dinner time and guests were enjoying their complimentary dinners in the lobby. Breakfast the next day was very good. I was on a bottom floor and felt completely safe. The pool and hot tub areas looked very nice.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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San Ramon, California
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

When we booked this, we were looking for a reasonably priced hotel convenient to downtown but not in the heart of it. We were very pleased with the hotel and location, which was next to the freeway but unaffected by freeway noise. We made several trips to the downtown area and other surrounding neighborhoods and everything was within 10-15 minutes of the location.

Our original room (studio queen) was on the ground level and the people above us must have had children because as soon as they arrived, the noise was annoying enough to require a room change (my husband is a light sleeper). The front desk staff was very accommodating and moved us to a larger 2-bedroom unit (upstairs) at no additional charge. What a fantastic setup if you need to sleep four or more in your room. We found both rooms to be well-equipped, clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet in the morning was very good and definitely better than most and had a good variety of hot and cold foods. This was a very good value and we will definitely stay at this Residence Inn again when we return to San Diego.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Residence Inn San Diego Central
Address: 5400 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-1303
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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Central 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn by Marriott® San Diego Central Kearny Mesa is an upscale San Diego, California extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the inland area of San Diego County. With easy access to Interstates 5, 805, and 15, we're the perfect home base for excursions to the many popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Beautiful La Jolla, Mission Valley, Coronado Island, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World Adventure Park®, LEGOLAND®, and the vast sunny beaches of San Diego are just short drives from our all-suite upscale hotel in Central San Diego. The San Diego International Airport is about 15 minutes from the hotel as is downtown San Diego and the many attractions that America's Finest City has to offer. Whether you are staying a few days or an extended period, our apartment style suites are sure to make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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