Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North
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... was a place called 'Shout House'. This was a really cool place with two people battling it out against each other on the piano. Instead of playing classical music they played songs requested from the crowd. It was a lot of fun with many sing-a-long songs.
After that we went to Double Deuce which was another pub, but this one had a mechanical bull. We didn't ride it but we had fun watching other people try and fail.
Tomorrow we go to SeaWorld.
B & L x
Approaching Ridgecrest on North 395 from Hesperia.... my inside voice sings "Give me land, lots of land under sunny skies above" as land there is and not a lot of traffic which is nice. Elevation 3400 feet going through what must've been thriving mining communities. Remnants of which exist to make us wonder what they mined. The green in the soil makes me think copper for ...
... amp; Sharon came to collect us with our our luggage ( they brought 2- cars) Back home sweet home to a beautiful surprise of a gourmet platter and a bottle of champagne complements of Bob & Sharon, also bacon, eggs, bread, milk, ham and home made cakes.....all delicious and very thoughtful. Now for the unpacking.................AND planning our next trip.........keep you posted ...
... bubbles blown at us, mist gently falling upon us, we felt every thud and fall the animals made & we even had 'snot' flicked on us when Sid was sneezed out the Mumma Dinosaur's nostril. This was an experience enjoyed by all.
The trip home from the zoo was a similar story to getting there. Just couldn't win a trick and of course kept missing buses and trolleys just minutes. That's cool.. ....we just put it down to experience and part ...
We woke up a bit late again and did not get going until after 10:30. After fetching our car (we are parking on the street about 4 blocks from hotel to avoid the outrageous $30 per night parking charge and the 11 floor climb to the parking garage!) we headed to Tom Hams Lighthouse for a Sunday brunch. Tom Ham's was always a favorite of ours. It sits at the end of Harbor Island on the San Diego Harbor and has ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North
Worked out just fine
business oriented hotel but my two kids enjoyed their time here. free breakfast, rooms were nice and clean, pool was OK. Location was fine, 10 minutes or so to the zoo, la jolla or sea world. go east on mira mesa and you will find lots of restauranst & malls five minutes away
We got a great room through Priceline. Comfortable beds with lots of pillows, quiet.
The pool was kind of cold. The lobby and other public areas are classy. Parking is free.
It's pretty far from downtown, and even Carlsbad.
Manager with an Attitude
Booked a single room with two queen beds for three through Hotels. When checking in, was told only a queen bed was available. Party of three in front of me also told only a single queen bed was available. Couple behind us was told that no rooms were available.
Manager of the property rudely said..." that was just the way it was. If you book through a third party all the hotel is is obligated to do is provide you a room. If you have a problem get in touch with the company that you booked the room through."
Will never stay in their properties again regardless of price!
Free Internet access and parking!
Wow! Stayed here one night on a 10 night sightseeing vacation in Southern California over the holidays in December 2004. Our family moved around a number of hotels in L.A. and San Diego, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, Doubletree, Westin, and Holiday Inn. All others charged extra for parking and internet access. Not here! Plus free water, the rooms are just as clean and comfortable and there are three, count 'em, 3 chairs in the room, not just 1 or two, and the desk chair is an actual office chair. The only complaint my wife has is poor lighting, offset by 4 sets of towels. One other plus is that this location is in a nice quiet area removed from the freeway. Overall grade, the best of this vacation, 5 stars in my book.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel, while we were going to Sea World. The hotel is very clean. I wouldn't call it a family hotel, but it was very relaxing for a couple. The rooms are not a typical hotel room. They have this big ol desk and office chair, and a big oversized mushy chair.
Stayed for 5 nights (8/14-8/19), purchased the 5 days 3-for-1 pass to SeaWorld, SDZoo, and Wild Animal Park. Average 3-star hotel conveniently located in a bio-tech business park just off the I-805 freeway which provided easy access to all 3 parks (did not run into traffic jams). Quiet at night. There is a Chilli's restaurant across the hotel parking lot and a MacDonalds', food court, gas station 1 block away. A Von's grocery store, Target, Mervyn's and many other fast food restaurants (Carl's Jr, Del Taco) and other restaurants (Red Lobster, Black Angus) are down the road (Mira Mesa Blvd).
I stayed here for business last Friday night. The room was great: king-size comfortable bed, cushy chair with ottomon, tv that swiveled (watch it anywhere), large L-shaped desk/dresser combo, padded bench, and large mirror. Plenty of towels, glasses, & soaps, etc. Alarm clock, coffeemaker w/coffee, iron/board, hairdryer, and bottled water in room. The decor was nice, very classy. No noise. Staff was nice, fast & competent. There is a restaurant & a bar/lounge downstairs, and a Chili's across the parking lot. All this and a good rate too, highly recommended.
Out of town value
Picked up this room on hotwire for $55 a night.
Nice room with a comfy reading chair. It rained during our vacation and the man at the desk was nice enough to find us directions to a ChuckECheese as our children were going stir crazy. We discovered the Mira Mesa area has shopping and eateries just a few blocks away and is inbetween the 805 and 15 freeways. If you have a car and want a nice room in the San Diego area at a reasonable price, this is it.
The hotel is beautiful, the room is VERY comfortable and the staff was friendly. We were especially happy with it since we got it through Hotwire for less than 1/2 of the rate Wyndham wanted through its' regular web site. The hotel was wonderful at any price, but especially satisfying due to the low room rate we got. I would stay again.
Stayed two days March 2004.
Positive: 7 stories, very quiet rooms, great breakfast, very businessperson oriented, clean, free parking, helpful and pleasant staff, good if you have a generous expense account.
Negative: Wrong billing-twice, pricy, $10 per day for high speed Internet, in a business/industrial area so services are distant.