DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
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We woke up late, quickly got in a taxi and went to the Anaheim train station.
Breakfast: Mickeydees! We made the taxi driver take us through drive through. We just missed breakfast so we had to have lunch! I ordered nuggets and i wanted tomato sauce so i asked for tomato sauce and then remembered wait...ketchup. As we were waiting to pay …
In the middle of the Swine Flu scare I am going to San Diego for work. I wonder if I will see any people on the airplance wearing facemasks?
... a nice young Aussie bloke who had connections for cheap tickets unfortunately we already had tickets so I found out when I got home, but I really appreciated it thanks Andrew. Meet another young guy from Jamica his name was also Andy been here 10 years, he said no one ever talks here at the bar with people they don't know he liked it as it reminded him of home where you go to the pub and make 100 new friends. Checks so ...
... Customs (CBA) office was both efficient and helpful, but we discovered for the first time we needed a 'cleaning certificate’, a document that is essential for all used road vehicles shipped into Canada without exceptions. Had we know that, we could have had one from the UK and the process would be reduced to minutes instead of days. But we didn’t, and had to wait for the appropriate specialist branch of the CBA to have a look at the van. Meanwhile, and ...
... slept on it. And had a horrific nightmare about TJ. Premonition? Perhaps. It was probably just safe to avoid. And so I made plans to head off to one of the youth hostels I tried to get a job at. I figured. I'm not able to get to Miami. ( Well I could, however I wouldn't be able to get back to Seattle where my luggage was and then goto Canada to get a job. ) So, Id splash out and stay at a hostel for a day or two and try to get a Craigslist Rideshare to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
Beautiful hotel, Very Helpful staff.
We stayed at this hotel for Spring Break 2005. Loved it. Very clean rooms. the guest services desk was very helpful at giving directions and suggestions of where to go and what to see around San Diego. I also made my reservations through Hotwire and got this room for a great rate for San Diego. Loved It, Loved It, Loved It!!! Very Highly recommended.
You will not believe this
Unfortunately back in June I made a reservation at Double Tree. Days before my arrival I canceled. Everything seemed to be taken care of. Few days later I noticed that I had been charged the full amount although I had canceled in the allowed time. I called, was adviced that everything had been taken care of and now, two months later I am still trying to receive a refund. Everytime I speak to a representative I am told that there is nothing for me to worry about; however the reality is another. Never have I stayed at Double Tree, now even less. Now my bank refuses to dispute such charges given the fact that its been over 2 months, and the hotel, all it does is apologize!!!
Loved this Doubletree!
I recently stayed at this hotel and I was pleasantly surprised. I got a very good price for the room and it was very clean and had friendly staff. The San Diego trolley is right across the street if you prefer taking public transportation. It also has a very nice indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool and jacuzzi. It was a wonderful sauna and work out room. There is a very nice dining area if you prefer to eat on the hotel site. On the website, it said that I would have to pay $10 for parking but I was never charged that. I will stay at this facility again.
I stayed at the Double tree Hotel Mission Valley for four nights in May 2004. The hotel is adjacent to a major freeway, so it's hard to miss. It's about a 20-30 minute ride from the airport, depending on the traffic. The hotel offers a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, but you have to call for it. The hotel offers a ride back to the hotel for $5 per person. The shuttle leaves every hour on the hour, starting at 6:00 am. The hotel is located in a office park kind of area, adjacent to a small mall (Hazard Center), and one trolley stop from the Fashion Valley Mall, which they say has the "best shopping" in San Diego. If you're from any metropolitan area, however, the mall has all of the shops you have at home. My general feeling about the hotel is that they nickel and dime you to death. They automatically give you a copy of USA Today each morning--for 50 cents--unless you tell them not to. Local calls are not free. The business center consists of some automated internet access PCs in the lobby, staffed by a coin machine, not a human being. The hotel restaurants are mediocre. The rooms themselves are a little on the large side, which was nice. The walls and doors, however, were thin, which meant I heard my neighbors all the time, as they talked or watched TV in their room, or as they walked down the hall. No high speed internet access is available in the room. The hotel is right across the street from a trolley stop (the trolley is the local light rail system), so you can take it to Qualcomm stadium, the mall, or downtown. You can even ride it all the way to the border with Mexico. I paid a group rate for my room ($110), but previous posts indicate that you can go much, much lower. The area around the hotel has a Kinkos (good substitute for a business center), a small movie theater, and even a supermarket for those on longer stays. My bottom line: if you are in the hotel for only brief periods (e.g., lots of sightseeing or business meetings), the hotel is fine. You'll be disappointed if you spend a lot of time there.
I stayed at the Doubletree Mission Valley April 4-9, 2004. I had a very good experience. The room was very spacious, clean and airy. I was fortunate to have a balcony. I stayed on a Hilton Honors Floor, #9. The hotel is conveniently located near the freeway and several shopping areas with a multitude of dining options. I didn't have a problem with freeway noise, I was able to take a nap undisturbed with the balcony door open. There is a trolley stop across from the hotel. On the last day of my stay it was very convenient to ride the trolley to PETCO park and Tijuana. Do not be confused with Doubletree Club, I have heard very bad reviews from colleagues that have stayed there.
Satisfied for what we paid for...
My husband and I stayed here two nights (2/14 -2/16/04), and were perfectly satisfied with our experience. We did however, get our room on Hotwire, and paid probably about 50 per cent less than what the going posted rate for our room was. If we had paid $140/night for our room, we may not have been as satisfied, as it was slightly noisy (every time someone slammed a door on our floor, it seemed, we heard it!) and you almost get nickel & dimed to death. They deliver a paper to you, but what they don't tell you (you have to look closely at your room key jacket) is that it is NOT free, they will add a charge to your room for each day of delivery. Things like that, you need to sort of keep an eye out for. But the room was nice, clean and everything functioned well.
Stayed here for 2 nights (feb 15,16 2004). Got a deal in priceline for $45 per night. If you are willing to spend $80 or more for a hotel room, you are better of staying elsewhere. But for this price, this hotel is a good deal. The amneties were good. The service was ok at best.
Stayed at the Doubletree for one night in early October. Easy to find from the freeway. Ample parking. Nice rooms. Great cookies!
Great access to the tram which takes you into central San Diego. Good variety of restaurants in the Hazard Center next to the hotel. Would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Diego
This hotel was selected because of my Priceline Bid. This was a five-day family vacation. It is located on a dead end, right next to the freeway. The hotel is centrally located and convenient to many restaurants, stores, and the freeway. On our first night we walked 2 blocks to Food 4 Less to stock up on some essentials. There is no fridge in the room. A family hotel? Hmmm.
After three previous visits to San Diego, and 3 dissapointing stays, I was hesitant and did not know what to expect of this Doubletree Hotel, since I had received a pretty great rate of 96.00/night, which, for San Diego, is quite reasonable. I was pleasantly surprised at the location, which I was told sat smack dab in the middle of several freeways and very noisy. This was not the case at all. It is certainly a suburban location, but convenient to everything and located on a dead end street with no traffic. We were also given a higher floor with a view away from the freeways. The room was extremely spacious! My only disappointment was that the bathroom had no ventilation, not even a fan, and there were not enough mirrors or outlets for myself and my daughter to get ready at the same time with our hairdryers. The bathroom was quite small, and no second vanity area or sink. The air conditioning also did not seem to be operating at capacity and was located in a corner of the spacious room, and, again, bad air circulation. Other than that, it is a great place, with beautiful indoor and outdoor pool, excerise room and sauna. Convenient parking, although, I was told there is now a charge for parking, but since I didn't know that at the time I reserved the room, they waived the charge. At 8.00/day for parking, I'm not sure I will stay there again. Location is excellent, just inbetween Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall, and great access to the airport and all other sites.