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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews California Suites Hotel San Diego
Bad bad bad...but inexpensive
The Hotel was not what I expected from reading some reviews. The walls were thin. Heard neighbors talking, walking, showering..etc. Pipes were loud and made weird noises. Cheap on the towels, pillows...if you needed more..you had to pay. Need an IRON?....expect to put down a deposit for it. I will never stay there again. I do not recommend it unless you really cant afford to stay somewhere else.
My husband and I ended up staying here by chance, and were very satisfied with the value. I travel for a living and my company typically pays for me to stay at Marriotts or other high end hotels on the concierge level so I was skeptical, but in the end, thought this was a good value. The most important thing to me was that the hotel was clean. For those frustrated with the fact that the hotel is not fancy, come on people, it's $50 -$60 a night. If you are paying that much anywhere, you will not be getting a honeymoon suite. My room looked just like the stock picture -- a slightly dated style of room, but suitable if you want a bargain. The breakfast was good and staff was nice and the location is central and convenient.
Nice place to stay
My family stayed here for a few months while my husband worked at a temp. job. The rates were excellent compared to most. The rooms are clean and the people are friendly.
Pleasantly surprised !
We stayed at the California Suites Hotel for 4 nights in April with our grandchildren and were very pleased. For the price, the rooms were clean, the pool was wonderful, the breakfast was adequate, and the people were helpful and friendly. The inner courts give a nice athmosphere and contrary to our fears it was quiet . The windows do not face the street.We will definitely go there again and recommend it to our friends.
Better than Expected
I was also very nervous about our stay at the California Suites from looking at previous reviews...but I found it a very enjoyable stay. The location is just off the highway, very easy to find (not residential), enough restaurants close by, only about 20 minutes from the ocean, the atmosphere is wonderful (layout, landscaping, cleanliness) and the staff is better than any I have dealt with before - anywhere - they actually cared and gave their attention to the customer. I usually stay in the Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn type hotels and those have been worse than the California Suites. I had a group of 30 teenagers with me and there were no problems whatsoever. I suppose it's all about your expectations going in; I highly recommend it.
I stayed at the California Suites in June of this year. My overall experience was good, no complaints. Standard size room, middle class neighborhood and decent variety in the continental breakfast. For a budget hotel I would recommend, and I will be returning later on this year.
Worst than 1
O.k it was worst than 1 .I mean it was horrible it was louder than new york. I thought because we rented a suite that was $200 it would be great it suked. O.k lets try to tell the truth. It was horrible.
You've got to be kidding
One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. The best thing about it is that the beds are comfortable. The walls are way too thin. There is too much noise around also. You can hear every footstep and voice that goes by your room. Incredibly cramped. Too many rooms in such a small place. Didn't have a lot of things they said they did. My God how can you live without an iron. Not in the best area at all. It tells you something when every entrance to the place has cast iron doors that you cannot get through if you don't have the key. All in all, if you're going to stay in the area, the Motel 6 is way better.
We were satisfied
I was a little nervous reading the previous reviews, but the place was nice, clean, and quiet. I was very satisfied.
We stayed here one night in March. It's in a residential area and reminded me of an old apartment complex rather than a hotel. Calling the rooms "suites" is definitely an overstatement. There are not separate bedroom/sitting areas, just a small counter with an ancient microwave oven and a mini refrigerator that makes a lot of noise while you're sleeping. Dingy decor. Cheap, thin towels. The worst part was an air conditioning unit so loud that we had trouble sleeping. I wouldn't stay here again ... it has nothing to recommend it other than the low rate. Another example that you usually get exactly what you pay for...