Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score Poor Value
Good For Solo
People makes the difference
Nice comfortable bed, decent size room with fridge and microwave oven. Snacks, drinks and light meals available from the front desk. Complimentary breakfast offer all the basic. In short, this is like many other inn across the country, reasonable accomodation fo a reasonable price.
What made this one above the others was the service, the desk clerk, Park who was there on the evening shift is definitely a cut above others. We checked in late (after 10pm ) as we spent the whole day in Sea World after arrival in San Diego at noon. Park offered us a choice of room, explaining the pros and cons of each choice. He was interrupted by incoming call to the inn and his manner in dealing with irated guest was very professional. If anyone in La Quinta Inn is reading this, your employee Park is destined for grooming for higher up in your company.
Directions: 10 minutes walk to Old Town. 10 minutes drive from the airport with free shuttle ( check operating hours with the hotel, runs on the hour from the hotel ).
Places to stay
Depending on what you want to stay close too, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from. Hotel Circle has a large concentration of hotels off of the major freeway, and then there are some down by seaport village.
My personal favorite was a basic La Quinta Inn right by Old Towne, great location, walking distance to Old Towne.
Unique Quality: the rooms were nice, courtyard style pool, right off of highway 5. nice staff
Directions: less than a mile from Old town, can't miss it, just ask if they are in walking distance of OT.
Satisfactory Old Town Lodging
This is a generally nice hotel of the chain variety (La Quinta). Not too expensive. It's a medium sized motel in a San Diego Spanish-style form, centered around a courtyard, where a pool is located. Our room was a doubles, a nice size room, but not large. A little closet space, a decent bathroom, no problems at all. There is a jack by the desk if you need to use a laptop. Basic amenities, nothing special. The pool (which also has a hot tub to the side) was crowded most of the time with families hanging out, and lots of kids. A six or seven block walk to the heart of the Old Town tourist area, two gas stations two blocks away, and the motel is right next to an off-ramp to I-5. The biggest drawback here is parking- it's in the basement, and the stalls are *small*. If you're bringing a SUV or similar size oversized car, you may have a problem.
Unique Quality: Nothing outstanding about this place. I'd say the best draw for staying here is its proximity to the freeway and to Old Town, where you can hop on the San Diego Trolley. It's a short driving distance to Balboa Park and Fashion Valley, and a reasonable distance to Sea World and Downtown. If you need to save money, though, there are tons of properties on Hotel Circle South, including the Days Inn, which is actually a nice property and similar to what you'd get at La Quinta.
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