Residence Inn San Diego Mission Valley
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I'm expecting lots of errors in this part of the blog - I'm trying to type while on the train. I thrive on a challenge.
Seaworld was a great day.
It started interestingly. we asked the concierge to call us a taxi - but a van - because there were 6 of us. Now, remembering that it only cost us $20.00 plus tip for all of us from the …
Today was a bit of a recovery day after a long day yesterday.
We caught the bus from the front of the hotel to the nearest trolley station then caught the trolley to Mission Valley proper, where there is a big Westfield mall and lots of other shops.
We found a number of things we NEEDED that were much MUCH cheaper than they are at …
Today is a transit day.
We had breakfast at the hotel, finished packing then checked out.
Taxi shuttle trip to the Anaheim Amtrak station where we caught our train to San Diego.
We had Business Class tickets on the train so we had a very pleasant and comfortable trip.
After a bit of a wait at the train station in San Diego …
... to Mission Bay where the water is warmer and calmer making for a fun afternoon of paddle boarding and playing in the sand. Her friend Kim along with daughters Eva and Gigi joined us. Clark went out in search of a bite to eat after Ed dropped him off and found Rubios Original fish tacos! Yummy! After the bay we headed back to our hotel to change, and then it was off to Humphrey's Half Moon Bay for dinner and a concert. The dinner was a three course meal and was part of ...
... were on (May is pretty much right at the start of the busy season) and trying out the rides (which it became even more apparent - Tanya hates) until we felt we'd had enough so head back to the hotel to 'freshen up'.
After a short lay down we decided to hit another 'institution' as recommended by the ChowHound gang - Rubios. Now we were advised about this on ChowHound and then again by a few of the locals, but neither of us were expecting what we got..... For those who ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn San Diego Mission Valley
I am a travel agent, and my family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Residence Inn for five nights. We are a family of five (17b,10b,7g) and the KIDS Suites are WONDERFUL. The suites are spacious, clean, and well appointed with 3 TVs and a full kitchen complete with dishwasher and full refrigerator. The staff at this property is exceptional. The buffet breakfast, although very popular and sometimes crowded, is good and has lots of choices, go early - 30mins before closing, they start to run out of things. The complimentary dinner M-Thurs. is a nice touch, something we had not experienced before, great for those days when you are tired from sight-seeing and do not want to go out to eat. Again, go early to beat the crowds and have the freshest meal. A nice Health Club overlooks the pool, although simple in equipment, very clean and modern. The hotel location is ideal for a quick drive to Old Town, Sea World, the beaches and interstate exchanges - not a good location to get out and walk around, like the downtown waterfront area of San Diego. I will definitely recommend this property to my clients going to the San Diego area. Feel free to write with specific questions.
Excellent for children
Stayed in November 2003. VERY nice Residence Inn. If you have children pick the bunk bed option; my daughters LOVED them. The breakfast might not have been as all encompassing as other RI we have stayed at - but very good. Only minor problem is that you are unable to walk to any good restaurants nearby. But highly recommend this RI.
By far this is the best choice for families. We visit San Diego often & have been dissapointed in the quality/value of our previous hotels. We found this hotel to be very convenient to all attractions & even easy to get to beaches. The hotel is brand new & so clean. The full kitchen is equiped with everything you could need including a full sized fridge with full sized freezer, microwave, full sized diswasher and a cooktop!
Convenient, new residence inn
This is a new residence inn and a ltlle different from the normal 2 story townhouse properties. Its 4 stories, and the suites are a little smaller, and the kitchens not as nicely doine as they used to be.
Still, its pretty nice. The suite worked well and the location is very convenient: its 10 minutes to the zoo downtown in one direction and 10 minutes the other way to seaworld. Mission valley is retail heaven with several malls and all the big box stores (including an IKEA -- cheap modern furniture and household stuff) The pool is a big one for Residence Inns and theres a separate kiddie wading pool, and a decent exercise room. The breakfast room is big, and it fills up toward the end of breakfast.
Place to stay
Having two small children this is the place to stay. The property was clean and much bigger than your average hotel room so the kids could move around. Having the full kitchen was nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. Close to sea world and the zoo. You do need a car to get around. I will stay in this place again.
Residence Inn Great for Families
My family of 12 had an awesome time at The Residence Inn on Hotel Circle. Everything was clean and nice. The breakfast was excellent. We grilled dinner by the pool. Everyone was very helpful with directions and recommendations. We only had one problem - our reservations were not correct when we arrived. The hotel management did finally reduce our amount per room per night which made my husband very happy. If you stay here you need a car - not much within walking distance.
This is a very nice hotel but don't go there if you don't have a car as it is on the Hotel Circle which isn't near anything other than other hotels. We had to take taxis everywhere which gets quite expensive.
Staff was very helpful and courteous, facility was new & very clean.
Breakfast was really very good for a little buffet. Our room was nice, quiet, parking was free and adequate. Family friendly. We would stay there again. Just wish it were located closer to the beach and away from hotel circle.
This hotel offers cheerful, modern, well-kept mini-apartments and a helpful staff. We stayed in a kids suite which the children loved because they had their own room with bunk beds and a VCP. The pool area is also good for children. It has a wading pool with a fountain, a spa and a swimming pool with a maximum depth of 4 1/2 feet. There are a few pool toys and our children spent several hours there each day.
Very nice property
This is a brand new property. Rooms are not large, but adequate. Very good breakfast with those machines that let you make waffles. Some of the rooms offer bunk beds for kids. Will stay there again.