Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area
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... This was another one of our stops on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives itinerary. Lunch was great, and we had the full diner experience...complete with the waitress decorating Emily's hair.
We headed up the coast to check out the areas of Mission Beach, Fiesta Island Park, Pacific Beach and upto La Jolla. We got out and spent some time in La Jolla just walking the shore path and checking ...
... Cove where there was atleast 100 Marina Seals laying in the sun on the beach and swimming in the water. So cute! Haha they wriggle around on the beach like slugs. We had a snooze on the beach enjoying the sun and we all got burnt! First burn for ages!! Gee it was stinging. We ride back to Pacific Beach past the pier. Fish and chips for dinner at the rooftop bar was lovely. We stayed another night at the same spot by the beach. The next day we met the Jacob, Kayla, Jess, ...
... both sleeping on the way. The drive home was equally as long with traffic jams at nearly midnight and the police stopping the whole highway for 30 minutes.
We checked in our hotel and got to sleep about 2am - apart from Jack who was asleep in the car from 5 past ten :)
We got up the next day, and headed to Denny's for a big fat breakfast with Milkshakes and Maple Syrup Pancakes. We are all now fat gannets!!!
... the park for a few hours. One bird rescue, several street Musicians, one orchid show, one Quinceanera, and one Didgeridoo later, we called it a day and found our way back to Old Town. There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in Oldtown, so can you guess what we had for dinner? I finished the night with hot chocolate and a stroll around the shops at Old Town. Among all of the typical kitschy souvenirs I also found a lot ...
... have liked to hear what the giant outdoor organ sounded like, but the sun was setting and it was getting cold.
For the sunset, we headed to the boardwalk on the San Diego Harbor. We walked down the boardwalk and back up, checking out the sailboats, whale watching ships and saw the oldest iron ship still in harbor. There is also an aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, that they turned into a museum. There were quite a few homeless people ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area San Diego
Loved this hotel.
We stayed here July 7 - 11, 2004. The first night we had a problem. We had ordered a Kid's Suite with bunk beds for our stay. The room we got was a regular 2 queen suite with a sleeper couch instead. We didn't like the layout of this room at all. However, since we got checked in at 10:00PM, there wasn't another room like we requested.
The next day, the desk staff told us to leave our bags packed and when we returned our bags were moved to our new room. We loved this room. The kids had plenty of room in their room and we had our King size bed.
The pool was nice. The hot tub worked great.
The free continental breakfast was okay, cereal, danish, muffins & different juices.
I can understand mistakes like us getting the wrong room on the first night as long as the mistakes can be corrected and they were.
We were very happy with this motel. The rates we were charged were $5 less per night than what we had booked on the internet.
A good hotel at a great price.
We stayed at this hotel for a week (Apr 28th-May 4th, 2004). Overall, it was pretty good. I felt like the housekeeping staff did a wonderful job keeping everything clean. While staying at this hotel, we went to San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Legoland. The location was great, it was very easy to drive to all of these places from the hotel. I this hotel has seen better days. The elevator in the parking area would not always read the room card, so we sometimes had to go to a different elevator to get into the hotel. Our room was one of the kid's suites right next to the freeway on the 4th floor, which was very handy for determining how busy the traffic was at any given time. I like background noise when I sleep, so freeway noise was not an issue for me. The thing I didn't like, was how difficult it was to find some food. If you take the Rosecrans St. exit on I8 West, there is a burger king, jack-in-the-box and chili's. Across the freeway on hotel circle, there were a couple of family resturants. The hotel also has a deal with the nearby Hunter's Steakhouse, so you can have thier food delivered to your room. They do not have room service, however. Overall, I think it was a good deal compared to nearby hotels.
Legoland, Seaworld Trip (Kids 7, 6, 4)
Stayed here for 3 nights April 18-21 in a Kid's Suite. This hotel is next to the freeway, but our room was on the opposite side. The only annoying sound was from the room above us. I would recommend asking for a room on the 4th floor, because we were kept up late with people walking back and forth above us. This hotel was easy to get in and out of and parking was pretty good. Easy access to freeways and side roads. We visited both Legoland and Seaworld, as well as Seaport Village and Balboa Park. Getting to and from our hotel was good. We drove to restaurants on Friars Road and on Sports Arena Drive. Fashion Valley Mall is close, but nothing withing walking distance. The room was clean and well kept. The kid's room was separated by french doors. Both rooms had a tv, but the safe, refrigerator, and microwave were in the kid's room, which my youngest son kept playing with. The air conditioning unit is also in the kid's room. At night when we closed the doors it was a bit warm in the parents room and cool in the kid's room. Our Kid's Suite was $100.00 per night as rates do vary on when and how you book your room. This is a very nice place to stay and I wouldn't mind staying there again.
Would not stay again
Stayed here Feb 5-6 moved to different hotel for remainder of holiday.
Very noisy, walls are paper thin. Rooms are alright, staff nice. Hotel is all by itself nothing around it. Would not stay here again.
Great Service, not so great accomodations
We stayed at this Comfort Inn between Christmas and New Years, 2003.
The service from this Comfort Inn was top notch. The front desk was always very courteous helpful. We had requested a room that would be away from most of the noice. They didn't have one of the rooms farthest away from the freeway available, but did put us in a pretty quite suite (at no additional charge).
We had a lot of problems with the shower turning blazing hot then ice cold multiple times during showers - very annoying. We complained about this but nothing was done during our stay. We also felt that the upkeep on maintenance was subpar although the housekeeping staff kept the place very clean.
The breakfast buffet was pretty good but could have used some more fruit - all they had for fruit were apples and oranges (and bananas according to other guests - but I never saw them).
For the price, I'd probably try another hotel in the area.
Nice family hotel. Close to everything.
My family stayed at this hotel during our visit to San Diego in early November. It was very comfortable. When we got to the room one of the bedside lights was out. We called the front desk and someone was up to replace it within 5 minutes. Also, one moring our toiled backed up.
Someone was up to fix it within minutes of our call. Our boys, ages 9 and 10 loved the bunk beds. The swimming pool was very nice and well cared for. The front desk staff was very friendly. The location was very convenient to everything we wanted to see. As one other reviewer mentioned the continental breakfast was okay. We went to Ricky's (across the highway) for breakfast one morning and it was great.
I've Found The One!
Since we live close by in Los Angeles, we go to San Diego many times a year each summer and have stayed in numerous hotels. This is the first time I decided to write a review. The Comfort Inn & Suites (Sea World) will be my spot from now on. My 9 year old, his 9 year old cousin and I had a wonderful time! Our room was very clean and did not hold the aroma of smoke. (Important!) The halls were quiet (albeit very warm) and front desk personnel were both friendly and efficient. At the end of my stay, I told them I would be a regular. The only reason I didn't give an excellent rating was due to the heat in the hallways & elevators and the nearby freeway noise. Everything else was terrific.
(Next time I'll get a room away from the freeway side)
Great budget hotel in San Diego
My wife and I, along with my parents, just spent a week in San Diego (8.7.03--8.14.03) for our daughter's wedding, and a vacation. In late March, I booked two rooms at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo/SeaWorld for $69 per night each. I was a little nervous about what type of rooms we'd find for that price. But I was most pleasantly surprised! Large rooms, equipped as I reserved (king bed, non-smoking). Rooms and hotel were clean and well-maintained. Staff was VERY helpful and friendly. No issues at all about the internet rate. Continental brkfst is included. The desk was quoting $179 per night to walk-ins as we were checking in. Location is great--Hotel Circle, near I-5 and I-8 intersection. Less than five minutes to Old Town. Next door try Hunter Steakhouse--perhaps the best New York strip I've tasted in years.
A single person's nightmare!
I just recently stayed there (June 2003)... my motto is, you get what you pay for. I got a 69.00 internet "sale" per night. The first room I went to was a handicapped room... very musty-smelling (like it hadn't been used in eons)... and the decor was not up to par. I really wanted to check out at that time, but I went to the front desk and they put me on the 3rd floor. Which must be the FAMILY floor!! I came here at the end-result of a business trip, so I was traveling alone. The room was spacious, had a queen-sized bed and BUNK BEDS. Great if you're a family. My room did have a whirlpool tub (which I didn't use). The bathroom/sink area was small. The courtesy of the front desk was wonderful -- that was the saving grace of my stay. I would have left when I saw that initial room. The NOISE level left alot to be desired. Kids running in the hall way (more like STOMPING -- no fault of the hotel, but still.... it is a family-oriented hotel for those couples without children out there).... kids JUMPING on the ceiling above you. The DRIVING direction sheet they give you (albeit a copy of a copy and it could use an updated look) was quite PRECISE and was my bible for driving in San Diego. The continental breakfast was ok... they could use more of a fruit choice. Coffee -- weak. My last morning in San Diego, I drove down to the Best Western Seven Seas and had breakfast in their restaurant -- AWESOME. The Hunter Steakhouse next door to the Comfort Suites had great happy hour specials and good food. Wait staff was very friendly. Also, be CAREFUL when parking in the covered parking in anything bigger than a YUGO.... trust me on this one, park outside :)I don't know if I would stay here again.... but the price was right.
I would not recommend
We have recently stayed here for our family vacation and I was anything but happy with this hotel. The pool was very chilly. It took about 20 minutes to get hot water in the bathroom in the morning. We had an increase in our room rate of $40 per night since I had called and added an additional night stay to our reservation and I did not find out until I called to confirm our reservations the week before our trip. They were not willing to give us the original rate we were quoted even though they had a record of it. As well as other small things that just did not make our stay enjoyable at the hotel