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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Seven Seas San Diego
The look to this place was extremely dated, but the rooms looked very new, almost as if they had a time machine and had brought new furnishing back from the 80s. The location was good, with a bus stop right in front, as well as being a 5 minute walk away from a transits hub (at the mall.)
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Seven Seas San Diego
I stayed at the Best Western Seven Seas from June 14 to 18. From reading the reviews of others before I booked our stay there, I knew it would not be perfect. However, it was the only motel I could find that was within the price I wanted to pay (less than $100 a night), without checking Travelodge or Motel 6.
The staff I found to be nice, helpful and friendly. Once you got your bearings and knew your way around the location was great, only 5 min to Sea World, 15 to the Zoo and 20-30 to Downtown. The people staying next to us were very loud early in the morning (but you can't blame that on the motel, the 130 plus 18 year olds that stayed the last night we were there some of them walking around till past midnight and then heard again at 4:30 in the morning I might) The room itself was clean but on the small side with double beds. The fridge would not work unless the light was on by the sink in the room. (we spoiled some food that way). The light in the bathroom would not work unless the light over the sink was on. The shower was the worst of all. I am all in favor of conserving water but there was absolutely no water pressure at all and I have two girls with long hair. A little disappointed since a friend recommended the Seven Seas to us. Will I stay there again....maybey...but probably not.
A friend & I stayed here for a convention that was being held at the San Diego Convention Center (about 5 miles south of the hotel). This hotel was beyond our expectations, especially for the price!
We booked this hotel for a few reasons: we thought it would be clean, it had a shuttle to all the places we wanted to go, and it was cheap. Well, it was clean, no complaints about that. It did have a shuttle, but it ran 6 AM - 10 PM and had a pretty tight schedual. We ended up having to take a Taxi to Sea World because we wanted to get there early and they could only get you there at a certain time. We also had to take a Taxi to the airport as our flight left at 5:30 AM and there shuttle wasn't opertating at that time.
We arrived at the Best Western Seven Seas after three HORRID days at the Anaheim Vagabond Executive Inn and were very pleased to find CLEAN and comfortable adjoining rooms for our stay. The staff was helpful and friendly and the grounds were lovely for taking my toddler for a walk in the stroller. We found the rooms to be very quiet and even though they were repaving the parking lot, we were able to find free parking in the lot. Housekeeping was up bright and early, but they were very kind to come back later as requested. The pool didn't seem to be heated and the children froze their behinds off, but they were able to warm up in the hot tub and that appeased everyone. After a morning trip to the Aircraft Carrier Midway, we ordered pizza for lunch from room service and we were VERY impressed. It came very quickly and it was absolutely delicious. Do NOT order from the flyers you might find under your door, but order directly from room service. We had a very pleasant stay and will return should we ever have the chance to go to San Diego again.
Stayed there during the beginning of Sept for the weekend. Walked into the lobby and there were two clerks standing behind the counter. They were busy talking and never even acknowledged me. I had to interrupt with an "excuse me - I'd like to check in". One of the teenage clerks promtply checked me in. When I went to my room, it was already occupied!! Went back to the lobby, desk clerk saw me coming back with my room key then she promptly hightailed it to the back of the office! Other clerk apologized and upgraded us, but what a dump it was anyway. If you are into floor to ceiling mirrors and hair in the bathtub when you arrive, then this hotel is for you.
I make it to San Diego about twice a year and have been staying at the 7 Seas for several years now. Before staying there I would stay at the Days Inn a couple of motels down the street from this place, until the Days Inn priced me out, even with my half price hotel club membership.
GREAT SHUTTLE SERVICE
Our stay here was good. We could walk to one of the biggest malls in San Diego and also catch the trolley. The free shuttle service the hotel offers was "EXCELLENT"!!! The driver's were very nice and informative of attractions nearby. They took us to many of them without any hassel.
The food at the hotel restuarant was "AWESOME". My hats off to the cook. :-)
I only have two complaints:
1) The front desk staff was unfriendly
2) The room had an odor, but once you run the a/c on high for awhile it was ok.., but you could still smell something. We were not in the room much, so that's why we could handle it.
I would still recommend this hotel for the shuttle service and other accomadtions.
I've stayed at the Best Western Seven Seas several times, alone and with my elderly mother. The rooms are always clean. The staff is very friendly. The pool is very warm and big enough to do laps or play with your children. There is an exercise room that faces the pool and behind it bathrooms with showers and a changing room so you don't have to go all the way back to your room if you don't want to to change. The bar is adjacent to the pool, and guests are allowed to sit by the pool with their drinks. The hotel has two jacuzzi tubs, one by the pool where there is always a group of friendly visitors and another more secluded pool. The grounds are very pretty and park-like. The restaurant though with a little slow service has Excellent food. Room service was very quick. Tons of parking. The only negatives I would state were the when I was trying to work on my laptop I had to stretch the phone cord halfway across the room from the bedside table and very early in the morning the maintenance staff was out blowing leaves from the parking lot. My shower knob broke, and it did require two phone calls, but the gentleman then came immediately and was in and out very quickly. Other than that, I would stay there again!!
Avoid this hotel!
The room stank, and it was TINY. The employees were unhelpful in the extreme. Old, run-down facility. Tatty bedspreads (on two double beds shoe-horned into the dinky bedroom). But the smell - that's my lasting impression. Smelled like something died in there, mixed with the scent of some industrial-strength deodorant for a truly nauseating effect. The front desk refused to move me, although there were empty rooms. I left the next day. You can definitely do better in Mission Valley - I called San Diego Concierge (they're in the white pages of the phone book) and got a better room - much larger, with a sitting area - at the Holiday Inn Select just down the street for a LOWER PRICE.