We had an overall good experience until the last night of our stay when the next door guests were very loud and noisy late at night. I tried calling the hotel desk to inform someone and no one answered the phone.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was pretty good about the stay... Pool was small but very clean and jacuzzi was same way. Security is patrolling the site all the time. We had a pleasant stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was so noisy I could not get a good night sleep. It was right next to the freeway and the walls were thin and we heard people walking up to their rooms all night. The elevator was broken for the entire 4 days we were there, leading me to believe maintenance is not a high priority for this hotel. When housekeeping did NOT clean our room, we […] were told it was because they could not read our the "clean the room" placard the hotel provides. The staff was pleasant and the room was fairly clean, but I would never stay in this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We reserved a king bed, preferably on the 1st floor, got a queen on the 4th floor!! Non Smoking room, reeked of smoke, toilet was glued together,splashed paint everywhere, floor was absolutely disgusting and the bed well beyond uncomfortable!! Will never stay here again and definitely not recommend it to anyone especially if you have children.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Never again, I should have spent the money an stayed somewhere else.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unsatisfied with stay"
I did not like this Hotel. It was very old and in need of a renovation. No internet access and little regard to fixing the problem by the hotel clerk. I don't recommend this hotel at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No public transportation on Sundays"
We booked this hotel due to its cheapness. It was very cheap in comparison to other hotels in San Diego even though its location is good. If you take a bus to old town, you can access to anywhere basically! It takes only 5 minutes from the hotel to Old Town. However, there is no bus on Sundays/ Holidays unfortunately. If you have a rental car, you might […] not care about transportation, however tourists who do not have personal transportation will suffer to reach main places of San Diego on special days. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel room, was not like the pictures, the elevator was broken, the wifi was not working, so I brought my laptop for no reason, and carried it up the stairs, with all are other luggage for no reason, the room had a odor to it, the carpets where very stained and coming up in areas, In the hall ways, which are not that wide anyway, where the cleaning […] carts, so getting by them with your luggage, is not the easiest to do either. The TV was very old and fuzzy, so hard to watch. I would of thought I was at a Motel 6 not a Howard Johnsons. Very disappointed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
reasonable hotel, out of town for san diego so will definetly need a car to stay here and get aboutGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do not stay at this hotel."
This place is the worst Inn we've ever been in. The bed sheets were filthy. It looked like they were not washed at all. One of the bedsheets had what appeared to be mold stains. One of the pillow case had what appeared to be blood stains. The other sheets on the other bed had holes on it. The toilet paper holder was rusted all over. The place didn't […] look like it get cleaned up very well between guests. We felt itchy and disgusted that we decided to leave the hotel and checked out in the middle of the night. This place is a dump. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Motel on Hotel Circle"
Overall a nice motel at a reasonable price during the week. Had a refrigerator in the room and free breakfast. We liked the hot tub there too. Few restuarants within walking distance, but only minutes alway from Old Town where there were lots of restuarants. Only problem was that the room rates doubled on the weekends, so we had to move to another motel […] on Friday night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"So this is a Howard Johnsons?"
I should have known once I went up the steep driveway grade that this might be an adventure. The lobby looked ok but it took forever to get our rooms and we weren't that early. Continental breakfast was ok if they would have kept it stocked. The place needs a remodel but I guess that is what keeps the price low.Genuine Expedia guest review
"not too shabby for the price you pay."
Room its self wasn't anything fancy. It was older, but clean. Front desk help was very nice and friendly. The location was great, right by the freeway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will not stay again"
Elevator did not work, very small rooms, looked like bed bug mattress cover on one of the beds, drawers not cleaned out, asked for towels & never received them on last day stay, door didn't close right, was open when we arrived.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Filthy carpet & mold"
Front desk guys were nice during check-in. The carpet in the room was so filthy I had to wash mine & my daughters feet they got so dirty we had to wear our shoes in the room. There was also mold in the restroom wall coming through the paint. Would not stay here again...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Paid too much for what we got!"
We booked two rooms; one room was ok, the other was pretty bad. The air conditioning in one room was not working, and water in the bathtubs in both rooms were not draining properly. We were told the elevators were not working, but we didn't mind so much since our rooms were in the second floor.Genuine Expedia guest review
Found The Room Itself Was Quite Clean But The Carpets Made My Feet BlacK!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"weekend party hotel."
. When I first checked into the hotel, a party was under way in the room above mine and spilled out onto the balcony walkway, There was alot of hooting, hollering and loud noise with constant stomping inside the room and slamming of doors. After three hours I called the front desk to complain. The desk clerk advised that he would send the security to […] calm things down. An hour later I called the front desk again to complain. They advised they would send security again. After my third call to the desk I asked to be moved to a different room. They didn't have a room to move me to. I called Hotels.com to ask them to locate another hotel. My 4 night reservation was non-refundable unless the manager agreed. There was no manager on site and the desk personnel could not contact the manager. He would be in at 10 am the next morning. That was the same on Monday.. My travelling companion had an issue with his safe on the third day -- it would not open. Only the manager could open the safe. The desk clerk still had not heard from the manager. After my travel companion threatened to call the police the clerk went to his room with a spray lubricant and was able to open the safe. Wi-Fi would not stay operational. The manager had not been there for four days. The room was cheap but the inconveniences and poor service made our stay miserable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel located near Old Town, Fashion Mall"
Also close to Sea World and the Zoo and Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and the downtown area located in Hotel CircleGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to beach."
Hotel room was small but clean. Parking was challenging.Genuine Expedia guest review
"you get what u payfor"
i only needed the room for a 1 night stay over. 1. parking was small and the parking lot full of pieces parts of room and part blocked off with caution tape. 2. elevator not working good thing no luggage like the people who checked in b4 us. 3. had yto wait 20 min to talk to desk clerk i heard he was waitng for rooms to be updated as if they were clean […] and ready. 4. room was small and shower water was barely spraying. lots of tv channels. 5. pool size of a jaccuzzi. overall i would only use for a cheap one night stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location, but lacking in amenities"
The hotel was very convenient to all the locations we wanted to see. However, it had very few amenities. There were tears in the bedspreads as well as stains. Our keys would stop working every day so I had to go to the office every night when we returned to the room to get them fixed. This was very frustrating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do not stay here"
This was the worst hotel. Our hotel room door didn't even lock, had no towels, there is no elevator and put us on the 4th floor. Customer service doesn't know anything, including english. Breakfast was nothing but cereal (with no milk) and muffins. Our a/c didn't work and the walls are paper thin. Place is dirty and sketchy. I will never stay here […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
To close to other hotels. Noisy from work being done at hotel next to HJGenuine Expedia guest review
The room it self was good. However if your looking for a continental breakfast go somewhere else. They only had overly sweet danish and sugary cereal. The price was good and it was in a good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel I've ever stayed in."
Carpet was filthy, doors were very hard to close, furniture was so old and beat up that it looked like it was taken out of a dumpster. The building appears to have had major settling problems because the walkway on our third floor was very uneven and looked like waves going down the entire length. The shower had such low water pressure that only one […] person ended up taking a shower there. If the entire town is booked up...consider sleeping in your car before staying here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
just okGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Won't stay here again. Dirty, property not maintained, elevator was non operational.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Front desk staff not welcoming at all. Carpet in room so dirty, my feet were black from walking on it! Room refrigerator had such a loud whine that it was hard to sleep. Pillows were worst I have seen since we stayed in a hotel in Africa!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was in a pretty good location, altough the bedding was something to be desired looked as if it had not been washed in years! Glad I brought my own bedding!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok hotel, close to everything."
The elevator was broken, we were on the 3rd floor...not good. A little run down but enjoyed being 5 minutes from Old Town, 8 minutes from Mission Beach. 10 minutes from MCRD, which was the purpose of our trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not family friendly"
The elevator has been broken for a while so they put the cleaning carts right in front of the stairs so it made it very difficult to walk by with your stuff and get to your room. The rooms are very old and need upgrading.Genuine Expedia guest review
"pool needs renovating"
The room was nice but needs some renovating as does the pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to all I needed"
I loved it..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I booked a non- smoking room, arrived to the room it smelt full of smoke. The clerk did respond immediately. The room we were moved into the bed spread had a huge stain on it and there was a dirty sock on the floor from prior visitor.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Poor maintenance hotel"
Dirty room and pool area. Cheap pillows. Four levels and yet no elevator.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"convient location for everywhere we went"
we will stay at Howard Johnson again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Honest, not bias, review from June 2013"
Look, I paid $65/ night to stay in Mission Valley. I was not expecting too much. One of the bath towels were stained, but when I asked for a new one from the front office they gave me 3 new ones. I asked for additional pillows and the gave me two. The walls were thin as can be and all the beds have headboards so you know late night you will hear some […] 'extra noises' from the neighbors' rooms! The rooms face the parking lot and we were on the first floor so car horns, people walking by and talking, etc. were heard all night. Also you can hear the upstairs neighbors walking very clearly! I use ear plugs when I travel, so I was not bothered by this. There is a fair amount of parking and they have 'security' on the grounds to make sure that no one parks without a parking pass. Overall, like with most things, you get what you pay for. I would not recommend this place to anyone that wants to stay at a 'nice' hotel. But, if you want a room to pass out in after a long day at the beach (10 minutes away from the beach and Sea World, etc.) than it is fine. Do not go here on a honeymoon or your marriage will be over quickly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"would come back again"
friendly office staff, and housekeeping, parking lot securityGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Basics, Rough but Tolerable"
This was basically a clean room, but I had to open the window and front door to breathe upon entry, for the overuse of that "Cover Up" fragrance. The carpet was ragged, the shower head barely functional, otherwise it was tolerable, for a really cheap hotel room The front desk staff guy was pretty cool, tho I had to go back down for a WIFI access key, […] cause the room phone didn't work the breakfast was all cold stuff, I'd skip that next time they did have a security guy out around the cars all the time tho, which is always appreciated Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"NOT A TOTALLY SATISFIED CUSTOMER"
Your Review Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle The king size bed was all broken down on the left side, as you look at the bed, so I had to sleep in the middle of the bed so I didn't roll off, not a comfortable experience at all. The second day our refrigerator stopped working & the items we had in it spoiled. They were going to send a service […] guy the next day, we had things in the room that we were not comfortable to have someone in the room while we were not present. I wanted to have 2 queen beds in the room & they were going to charge me an extra $30 a nightl. . .. NO WAY. . . this is what we got instead, one king size broken down bed. The carpet was soooo sticky, I don't think they had shampooed it in a long time... I won't ever stay there again. They did have good security! Not a pleasent stay, Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The service was the best thing of this hotel. WiFi was terrible. There was not a waffle maker as it says on their page of continental breakfast options. They don't even have one. Mold in the shower. Had to fix the shower head just to take a shower. I would never stay here again. Even if it was the last hotel in San Diego.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel ever"
This place was horrible! First of all, it's on a steep incline and they have horrible parking and access, especially if you're driving anything larger than a mini cooper. Then the rooms are basically trashed... Doors don't shut completely, the lock in our room was broken off like someone had pushed through the door to force it open. When we asked for […] a different, more secure room all the had available was a single, smoking room. Really outdated tv, furnishings, and overall needs remodeling. Breakfast is basically coffee with powdered creamer and cheap, dry pastries. Our room did have a coffee maker, but no coffee was left in the room. I would definitely spend a little more for a nicer hotel nearby, or the Howard Johnson that is a few miles away, it looked much better from the outside. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's Very Close to Fun Destinations :)"
I Quite Enjoyed My Stay at the Howard Johnson to Be Honest, it wasn't a Five Star Hotel But you Get what you Pay For and i'm perefectly Fine with that. I Hear alot of People complaining about it being to Close to The Freeway that it's To Loud well let me tell you, there were other Hotels a little More Expensive in the Same Area that have the Same Situation, […] It actually didn't Bother Me at All And My Room was Facing the Freeway. I Really Liked the Staff they were Really Nice, the Staff working in the Lobby were so Welcoming from the Day i Arrived to the Day i Left, the Room Service Lady's were Nice. The Room was Kept Quite Cleaned. It's Real Close about 20mints to The San Diego Zoo, Sea World ,Hillcrest the Gay Neighborhood, the Old Town and also plenty of Restaurants. I Recomend it if You want to go Cheap. :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the room but Because of proximity to freeway ... It was sometimes noisy ... Other than that no complaint. overall it was good!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I only stayed for two nights. The continental breakfast was nothing more than coffee and a few muffins & Danishes. The bathtub didn't seem all that clean. However, free wifi and premium channels are offered. Whenever I had a request, friendly staff were available to help me. It's less than ten minutes away from Pacific Beach and Gaslamp. For a quick […] trip, I wouldn't mind staying there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
WiFi not working in room. Had to use my BlackBerry as a hotspot. Shower head flow was extremely low.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was disgusting. Room was not cleaned before we checked in. Clump of Hair on shower wall, blood stains on carpet, big gap of space around door, sun light showed through. Hotel staff not useful at all. Our hotel key cards were deactivated every day of our 4 day stay. Which was a huge hassle. Tub didn't have a water stopper. Elevator was broke down, […] room service never brought pillows that were requested. Refrigerator didn't completely cool food. Took 3 hours for one set of towels to be dropped off. NEVER STAYING HERE AGAIN!!!!!!! Horrible experience...... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Do not waste your money like I did! The walls are paper thin and you get the loudest neighbors! We had to switch rooms because we had such loud people. Our second room was even worse, found mouse poop and bathroom door wasn't even on the hinges. Then someone brought a dog next door I call and complained that it was really loud, they said they would […] kick the dog out since its not allowed and that they would tell people to be quiet. Instead they let them stay there with the dog in their room even after I complained. The "parking lot security" sucks. How do you not notice someone bring up a dog. Spend the extra cash and stay at a holiday inn or something. Worse expierence ever! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I feel they were not accomadating. We booked hotel for MCRD Graduation, so it was close. My husband doesn't do stairs well. Their elavator was not working. we arrived sooner than expected, gave us a room on 2nd floor, but said we would have to check out and come back for the room we booked online. Then we came back for 2nd day the room was on 4th floor. […] She said well I can give you same room you had last night if you want....poor management. We were not pleased. Swimming pool was dirty cigarette butts floating in it. I do not recommend this hotel at all. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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