Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
A very convenient hotel to base yourself when doing the attractions in San Diego. Free shuttle to Old Towne. They have a nice swimming pool and spa. The rooms are clean and large, breakfast buffet. Shop on-line and you can get a great rate!
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Comfortable room but hotel busy with 23 teams plus other tour groups in house. The hotel resources are very stretched and a fire drill at 7:15 thus morning is still unexplained no staff sighted during this
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
Great Family Vacation!
I was nervous about staying at a hotel I'd never heard of, but what a pleasant surprise! This hotel was great for our family. The pool and hot tub are wonderful - even during "June gloom"! We stayed 7 nights and couldn't have been more pleased with the quality we received for the money. Watched SeaWorld fireworks from our balcony every night.
Thank you to the friendly staff!!!
Bad room assignments
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel a year ago and decided to take advantage of the $125 Saturday/$75 Sunday rates booked through Expedia. This year, however (Saturday before Memorial Day), we got there at about 5:30 P.M. and were given a strange-looking room called a "parlor room" which, believe it or not, was actually TOO BIG for a couple. There was one queen-sized bed that had no nightstands, a gigantic 4-seated bar), an L-shaped couch with a tacky, old-looking flimsy coffee table that had CRUMBS on it, and a TV that was a million miles away from the bed. There were plants hanging down from the ceiling precariously, and the worst part was hearing a complete conversation through the next room's adjoining door. We asked for a room change but were told the only room available, as it was sold out, was a "queen room" in the old motel side of the hotel that was "smaller and noisier but still nice." The room was near the jacuzzi, in front of the parking lot, underneath the sales office, and could only fit one queen size bed and two tacky chairs, Motel 6-style, an air conditioner that only blew out hot, humid air, a sliding closet door that wouldn't stay on its tracks and a TV set that buzzed when turned on. After having a horrible night of sleep, at 8 AM the full housekeeping staff convened outside our window speaking loudly and rolling their carts in front of our room for a full 45 minutes. On Sunday we again asked for another room change, and since many patrons had checked out, we were placed in a nice room overlooking the pool with the proper air ventilation and beds. After this, our stay was fine. The tropical drinks in the Islands bar are yummy, and the Sunday buffet looked scrumptious. The "Happy Feet" 1/2 hour massage was well worth the $40 and the masseuse was very competent. Parking and location are convenient. Just make sure you aren't placed in the old side of the resort.
Great Rom and Friendly Staff
We got a nice room facing the pool. We stayed in room number 1438. The room is very spacious, clean, quite bright. Bathroom is clean as well. The Peacock Cafe offers good food. The Staff are very friendly and helpful. We stayed only one night and wished that we could stay longer. Good location, near the freeway. We will come back to that hotel.
We just returned from the most fantastic vacation we've ever taken, in part because of our terrific hotel! A friend of ours in San Diego recommended it because he used to be a tour bus driver and they used this hotel for their tours. It is absolutely gorgeous with many water gardens and plants everywhere! The service at the hotel and their restaurants was outstanding! A terrific value on top of it. It's located very close to Old Town and not far from any of the major attractions. I'd recommend it to anyone going to San Diego.
We stayed for 2 nights and had a great time! The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful. The hotel definitely had character - Hawaiian paradise!
Great Hotel, Great Time
I booked a blind hotel on Priceline and was a little scared when I got the Red Lion Hanalei. I read some mixed reviews and was on the fence about how it was going to turn out. We arrived early on a Friday morning and they let us check in early, the staff was fantastic and very friendly. Our room was clean, big and very nice for the price. Overall much better than I expected. Great location and a great moderate priced hotel. Don't expect 5 star, but expect a nice time. Just stayed in late March 2003.
The Hanalei is a little worn around the edges, but the price is right for what you get: a central, easily accessible location, spacious well-lit room with two sinks, tons of towels, coffeemaker and cable tv, nice landscaping and pool. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food in the coffee shop is mediocre - I would avoid all but the simplest dishes - my kids actually refused to eat the pancakes. Also, avoid the breakfast buffet. Bottom line - if you don't want to pay the big bucks to stay downtown or on Mission Bay, and you're not looking for a lot of glitz, this is a good choice.
Had a great room. View of the pool was great. Kids had a blast in the clean pool. Room service was good and we got a phone call to let us know it was on its way up. Everything was clean and comfortable..
We'll definately be back!
This hotel is perfectly located off the freeway. Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff. Parking was ample. The lobby was very beautiful with plants, trees, and waterfalls lining the property. The rooms were spacey with a good sized bathroom and bed. The patio outside the room was nice in the mornings for reading the paper and having a cup of coffee. You're about 15 minutes away from The GasLamp District which is perfect if you're like me and don't want to be in the center of town. Outside the pool was so relaxing, whether you're swimming, sun bathing, or enjoying a drink brought out to you by the on hand waitresses. Not too many restaurants opened late there, so you might want to consider visiting one in the hotel unless you're going into town. Overall it was a great trip. And we're definately going back!
Firstly, I requested a room with king size bed, I got a queen.
Secondly, I requested a room on a higher floor, I got ground floor.
Thirdly, I requested non-smoking, it may have stated non-smoking on the door but it
stunk of cigars.
The toilet would flush at varying times through the night.
The shower did not drain properly, it took approx. 30 minutes for the shower to drain (not pleasant).
The landscape of the hotel was pretty and that is about all.
Stay elsewhere, there is a motel 6 next door for 1/2 the price.
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Hit the ground running! My daughter Stephanie and her ohana joined me for a fun time at Sea World, went to Old Towne for dinner, and then the next day we took a tour of the USS Midway in San Diego. Lots of fun and great to see everyone again!
Tuesday 14th July
After breakfast sitting outside we walk over to see the hotel`s other residents, two rescue seals. They have a big pool at the side of the hotel with information boards explaining how they came to be rescued etc. The are called Gracie and Billy. One is blind and the other also has sight problems so would never have survived in the wild again. We then walked over to Mission Beach which is a lovely 2 mile stretch of soft sand with a ...
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