Hampton Inn San Diego-Sea World/Airport Area
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In the couple of days leading up to the wedding, we got to know a few of the friends and family who had gathered for the ceremony.
Thursday Ben had organised tickets for any interested parties to go to a baseball game in down
town San Diego. So we all went by train and trolley as they call the trams, to the stadium.
It was an interesting experience but not very fast moving.
Then thanks to Alice's incredible generosity, we had a great BBQ ...
... Let's see... If in San Diego, you MUST get Mexican food, it is actually quite difficult to avoid, but it is pretty tasty and not too unhealthy.
You also have to try the Slater's 50/50 burger. 50% beef and 50% bacon! OMG!
N (of L&N) makes the best Guacamole, but you probably won't get the chance to have that unless you know them as well...
San Diego seems to be ...
... at anything and everything.
With Mercina feeling a bit better we drove to Old Town for dinner. The main cuisine here is Mexican so we decided to try it. Mike and I had tacos while Poppy had quesadillas and Mercina had a San Diego salad. The meal was lovely and so filling that there was no room for dessert! We walked around Old Town after dinner. It has been beautifully restored and the ...
... and we went out to some bars around the area. Things start to get pretty hazy but I can remember lots of people being dressed up for Halloween even though it's a few days away, having fruity cocktails, doing shots and dancing like crazy. I think we ended up going to a couple of bars/clubs and having a pretty late night and getting a bit silly, judging by some photos we took we all looked a bit too wasted. We all got home ...
... and big water-drop in one, so that the boys could get it out of their systems. This took a while because they were having some difficulty with the ride, so they kept stopping it. Better that they fix the problem, but kind of annoying when you only have limited time.
There is a whole section devoted to the Arctic, where we had the option of taking either a simulator, or non-motion helicopter ride to get to the ‘base’. I thought this exhibit was really well ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn San Diego-Sea World/Airport Area
We stayed here for nearly a week in July. Overall, we thought it was a nice place. I wasn't so sure when I saw the surrounding buildings, but once we walked though the door we were pleased. There is a strip club about a block away and not actually on the same street as the hotel, but I was told by a friend strip clubs are fairly common in San Diego. There is a Denny's and a Jack-in-the-Box almost right next to the hotel. We mapquested the directions and had no problem at all finding it. The sign is quite obvious once you exit the freeway. Once you enter the grounds of the hotel the view of the surrounding area is blocked by trees and bushes. We stayed on the first floor and had a patio that opened into the courtyard with the pool. It was actually very pretty and serene; a nice place to spend the evening after hectic days spent at amusement parks. Planes pass overhead and the hotel is located right next to the freeways, but once inside the room we didn't hear any noise. It was very clean and the carpet in our room looked new. Our mattress also looked new and was a Serta, though not as comfortable as I would have hoped. However, I have a bad back anyways so it may be a great mattress to the average person. Our room had a fridge and small microwave....too small for a large microwave meal but good for snacks. The breakfast was ok, but the coffee was fabulous!
This hotel was a disaster from the very start. It was nearly impossible to find after driving round for an hour and stopping twice for directions. The front desk clerk was rude and inhospitable.
We stayed over Memorial Day weekend at this Hampton Inn. This is not a typical Hampton, as it appears to have been another hotel in years past. However, it was very nice inside. The hotel was full when we stayed there, yet the breakfast area didn't feel over crowded. The interior is somewhat dated, but a recent renovation has brought it far enough along to make it pleasing. The rooms were spacious and quiet even though we were on the second floor outside the lobby.
Great experience, great price
I was a little wary because of the reviews, but I found this to be a very clean, friendly, and spacious. We had a wonderful stay. It is right off the freeway, but you can not hear any noise, the continental breakfast was good, there's also a Denny's across the street. You also have access to a computer in the lobby area to print out airline passes. Overall a great experience - will definitely stay again.
We just returned from a four night stay at the Hampton Inn Seaworld/Airport (not to be confused with the Hampton Inn Downtown - which is the one with nearby trains). We chose this location because of the proximity to Sea World, the price, and the suite. We generally choose a suite when traveling with our children so that we can close the door to their "room", since our kids have a great deal of difficulty falling asleep with us in the room with them. In addition to a king size bed, the suite had 1.5 bathrooms, a sitting area with two fold out twin loveseats, a small fridge and microwave, and a table with four chairs. There is only one suite in the hotel, it is room 339 and is in a nice and quiet location (except for the view of the wall from one of the two windows). The whirlpool tub in the bathroom is nice, but the shower stall outside of the bathroom area (next to the king bed) is kind of odd.
This hotel is fine, you know what to expect with Hampton Inn. Free breakfast, clean and spacious room, comfortable bed. Room comes with fridge, microwave, cable tv, sofa/sleeper, desk, 2 phones, free broadband access as well as internet via tv.
This place is central to hopping on the highway. You catch hwy 5 right away; that makes it easy because you can go to Coronado Island, downtown, old town or anywhere you desire within a few seconds. Also you are very close to old town. The hotel staff has a print out of how to get to majoy attractions right from their hotel; ask for it because it is quite helpful!
The hotel is clean, the breakfast nice and staff helpful. Enjoy:-)
My company put me up here for business. Though it's a Hampton Inn the primary clientele are families visiting Sea World so I found the hotel very loud with lots of children in the halls and the breakfast buffet was chaos. I felt very out of place but the room, parking and staff were attentive. I also appreciated the clean pool and exercise room.
This Hampton Inn is pretty much like a lot of the other Hampton Inn's across the country. The rooms were adequate. We had a "deluxe" room that had a sleeper-sofa in addition to our King Bed.
This hotel is right next to the train station. I have a great view of it from my window. If your a train fanatic than this hotel is for you! Every 2-3 minutes light rail passes by. First the clang clang clanging of the crossing gate, then the train passes by blowing its ear deafing horns several times a second, next the rattle, shake and roar of the enourmous weight of the train as it passes by on the steel rails and the clatter of the train passing each wooden board, then the clanging of the crossing gate and finally silence all to be disturbed again by an even bigger freight and passenger train. This happens every four to five minutes. My wife and I are supposed to be on vacation. I even woke up in a sweat having a nightmare that I was getting run over by a 60 ton freight train! Well we're checking out ASAP. Don't stay here unless your into trains, planes and automobiles. Yukkkk