Inn at Mission Bay SeaWorld/San Diego

4545 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California, 92109-4920, United States
Red Roof Inn - Pacific Beach, San Diego
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Days Inn - Rosencrans street, thoughts on the area etc.

by paulmcls

Hi, reading the other posts has given me some ideas. I'm in SD during April, after Easter. This hotel appears to be central, yet rooms are a lot cheaper than Hotel Circle. Also has some recent bad and good reviews (trip advisor linked). I've been to SD before, so liked the trolley and the buses. Even cycled! So, is this area of town OK to get to most places - I don't have to rush and I'm by myself!

Would like to do the ghost tour!

Thanks. Paul (from England)

Re: Days Inn - Rosencrans street, thoughts on the area etc.

by ViajesdelMundo

will you have a car? the trolley doesn't service ths area and it is very heavy commercial and heavy traffic; not a 'bad' area, per se, but doesn't have the green area that Hotel Circle has. I'm sure there are buses, but I am not familiar with the routes. It's not that far from downtown or Hotel Circle, etc., so a taxi sometimes would probably not break the bank if you don't have a car.

Re: Days Inn - Rosencrans street, thoughts on the area etc.

by Odinnthor

Usually used quite a bit by construction workers and migrant workers from south of the border (reason for dirty carpets). Also frequented by folks that have lost their rental apartments. They don't rent rooms by the hour, but probably could. I knew a family that used it after being evicted, while figuring out the next move. Does not necessarily mean sleazy, but the economy has forced many low price hotels to take who they can get.

Re: Days Inn - Rosencrans street, thoughts on the area etc.

by bocmaxima

There's a hotel near there that I love, the Dolphin, so I'm familiar with the neighborhood.
It's right by the naval base, so there are some fairly sketchy motels along Rosecrans. I can't think of where the Days Inn is now, but I'm sure, with the branding, it's slightly above those. Check into the Dolphin though, because it's a fantastic hotel and the owners are great people.
The neighborhood itself is actually awesome. There's a great coffee shop just down the road, restaurants close by (including a Pizza Nova and an Oggi's), and you're very close to both Point Loma and Ocean Beach. Parking is always free at the hotels down here and Downtown, even at rush hour, is a pretty quick drive.

Re: Days Inn - Rosencrans street, thoughts on the area etc.

by Dymphna1

I would have liked to take the Ghost Tour when I was down there also. I did see that it was located out of Old Town, which is fun to go through.

Re: Days Inn - Rosencrans street, thoughts on the area etc.

by lmkluque

Hi Paul (from England)

There is a bus stop near the Days Inn which will take you to an SD Trolley Station and other bus lines. The area surrounding this motel has a more industrial feel to it and it is a bit remote from places that my be convenient to a tourist.

There is another place that is in a better location and might be within a similar price range is the Vagabond near Shelter Island,which is a pretty nice area. This location offers more in the way of many restaurant choices, bay views, and about a block away is a smallish "village" type section of Rosecrans. There is also a bus stop near that will take you to an SD Trolley station as well as other bus lines.

I tell more about this motel on my Fort Rosecrans page if you'd like to visit.

Keep in mind that generally you get what you pay for. So, while looking at the lowest price hotels or motels there will be drawbacks of some sort to expect.

There are several Ghost Tours offered in San Diego, bus and walking tours of downtown and Old Town San Diego, but be sure to check their schedule because they may not be as regular as the typical Old Town Trolley Tours, which run every day.

Travel Tips for San Diego

South Park neighborhood...BUNGALOWS!!!!

by Pawtuxet

We toured some neighborhoods that my son has been watching....loving bungalows as he does and growing up with an architecture nut. South Park has been the up and coming place recently. Used to be run down and worn out, but now the revival has taken hold. There are gorgeous bungalows to be saved there. Many are already restored and truly lovely. That Prairie Style is also prevelant throughout the area...lots of Arts & Crafts...creative stone work...stucco....some knockout doorways and stained glass. Guess you have to be an architecture buff to enjoy driving around looking at this sort of thing. If you are as crazy as I am....please visit my travelogue for more pics of this interesting neighborhood.

To Lajolla where you can enjoy...

by GoldenRayMan

To Lajolla where you can enjoy small sandy beaches and beautiful coves tucked away under the cliffs of La Jolla. Lajolla Cove is a small beautiful beach just below the main streets of Lajolla. The Cove allows year round swimming, although a little cool in the winter. Durning the summer the waters can reach 71degrees+. Just a few blocks above the cove are galleries,resturaunts, book stores, and many
other fun things to do. Enjoy in the warm summer sun of southern California. All the beautiful beaches and gentle surf. The Bays and wonderful parks across the city. The San Diego Zoo is another world in it's self. Balboa Park is very large and a beautiful place to spend a lazy day.

Rent a bike or some...

by mlewis234

Rent a bike or some rollerblades and go for a spin on the boardwalk (Mission Beach, Pacific Beach) or go around Mission Bay. These make for good people-watching... take a seat on the beach wall and feast your eyes on all of the So-cal dudes and babes.

board shorts

by Ameripean

San Diego is quite the beach culture. These peops are raised on the wet sand and they're not so friendly to outsiders. You stick out like a sore thumb if you're wearing elastic trunks while drinking and chillin on the beach. Before you go, invest in some board shorts. Don't get them in San Diego because you'll be paying way too much. Otherwise, approaching the girlies will be extra challenging since they just love their local dudes. I was all money once I started talkin, but unfortunately "you're not cool " if you wear elastic bathing suits so the initial approach is difficult. Even the guys playing football and/or horseshoes on the beach are elastically discriminitory--kinda sucks. I know, it seems kinda arbitrary, but it's unavoidable to notice. Trust me, it will *** you off.

Don't they love their cats?

by matcrazy1

Cats of San Diego? There are a lot of big wild cats in world famous San Diego ZOO but there are many more cats (house cats) in their homes, I suppose.
Hmmm... I have never seen any mice there :-).


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 Inn at Mission Bay SeaWorld/San Diego

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Address: 4545 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California, 92109-4920, United States