Mission Valley Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mission Valley Resort San Diego
Rude Reservation Staff
I made reservations for 6 rooms at the Mission Valley Resort. The price was $99.00 a night per room, and I asked if they could work with me to get a better deal. The two ladies that answered each time that I called were rather rude, uncaring, and not cooperative. They made no effort whatsoever to help me. Fortunately, I received a call from the staff at the Holiday Inn Select which is next door to the Mission Valley Resort. They were super friendly, nice, caring, and willing to work with me to secure a group rate. Everyone I spoke to from the front desk clerk to the person in sales was a charm at the Holiday Inn Select. Therefore, I promptly cancelled my reservations at the Mission Valley Resort. In fact, when I called to cancel, the lady who answered the phone at the Mission Valley Resort did not give me a chance otherwise to tell her about their terrible service. The place might be nice, but the staff needs some fine tuning.
Nice quiet stay for my family
We stayed 10-14-04 to 10-17-04. We didnt get to take advantage of all this place had to offer but we did at least get to walk the grounds to see what there is. Our room was a typical hotel type room but the beds were comfortable and housekeeping was outstanding. The on grounds restaurant was great. It seemed just a little pricey but it was the same as the waffle spot prices down the road. Also, it has a nice sports type bar on site. Extra easy access to freeway. Very close to attractions.
on a side note. a local pizza place called pizzato pizza cleverly slips menus under the doors of each room. Being from out of town and still hungry after a wedding reception, I made the mistake of calling this place. It took almost 2 hours for what was supposed to be a 1 hour delivery. Being hungry i took it anyway, my 2nd mistake, pizza was cold and lousy. Do not bother with this place.
Good value and location
Booked this hotel blind through online service. It was a pleasant surprise. We stayed for several nights and found this to be a great deal for the price. The room was a little small but was clean and well maintained. The exercise center is excellent and the hot tub refreshing. Shower water pressure was great and the bed comfortable. Parking was convenient and free. We chose this site for its hotel circle location and would chose to stay here again.
MIssion Valley Resort - What a fantastic time we had..
What a fantastic time we have had - Stayed at the Mission Valley Resort - there were loads to choose from in this area - but I think we made the right choice - this was just great, the room was spotlessly cleaned every day & loads of fluffy white towels and there was a couple of pools, jacuzzi - free internet in the lobby so could catch up on emails without having to find a cyber cafe, friendly polite staff, every aspect was clean and neat - Valley Kitchen did great breakfasts to set you up for the day in the San Diego area which is just beautifull. So many fabulous beaches all within a few minutes drive away or go a little further - but still so easy to get to and the roads are so well signed it makes driving a doddle.. The Zoo was great one of the highlights of the week for us - with the giant pandas and the polar bear plunge pool - we have some great photos (250 approx!) We took a trip for the day to Mexico which took about an hour on the trolley bus - went to the Baseball game - went on a harbour cruise - there is just so much to do in the area it was just a fabulous break and would love to go back again soon!
My boyfriend & I stayed at this hotel for one night and it was the worst, we were lucky that we had many things to do to keep us away from that place. Our stay there was TERRIBLE, to start off the Hotel Counter Staff was not helpful one bit. There were 2 people in their 30's acting as if they were teenages both unwilling to help us because they were to busy goofing off. Secondly every time that we took a shower the water would go from hot to cold back to hot, then cold again & would stay cold, so then we had to turn the water to hot & a few minutes after that the water would be scalding hot, there was no in between. Finally to add to our more than wonderful stay, we had a man open the door to our room and start to enter at 8:30 in the morning while we were sleeping, just to mention we had a check out time of 12pm. The only thing that was remotely decent was the coffee.
Loved the people
i visited San Diego for the 1st time last week (2/25 -2/29/04) ... the hotel was clean, the wait staff in the adjacent restaurant were warm, courteous and friendly, the Bell Captain at the hotel was very helpful in directing me where to go and what to see...being alone, i still felt very safe and comfortable in my surroundings and will definitely stay there again on future trips...only downside was the showerhead height...even though i'm short it seemed a bit lower than most....i had a wonderful time
Good value for price
We stayed here for a conference held at the Town & Country across the highway, and got a much better deal for the price. Our room was almost half as expensive, and included free access to a nice health club basically on premises, free shuttle service to the T&C, and conveniences such as a 24 hour restaurant (cheaper than the T&C), bar and liquor store. We had some difficulty with the reservations staff due making our first reservation by phone instead of over the internet, and there was a goof as to smoking/nonsmoking room, but it all turned out well. Sarah at the front desk was great--fixed all problems and made great recommendations. All front desk and housekeeping were very helpful. Our room was an upgrade and was fairly large, clean and quiet.
The only problem we had was that the computer and phone charger cords kept falling out of the outlets, and the lights flickered. I would say our stay was better than anticipated and we would go back if we had the occasion to be in that area.
Enjoyed my stay!
My boyfriend and I stayed in one of their rooms for Valentine's Day and it was a wonderful room. The bathroom tile and wallpaper seemed brand new and the private balcony offered a view of the Mission Valley area.
The only complaint we had about the room was that the channel that you order movies through wasn't working. I wouldn't recommend the 24 hr restaurant they urge you to go to, it's basically an overpriced Dennys and they took forever to greet us, let alone prepare our orders. That aside, I would definitely go back and stay at the resort.
Stayed in this hotel for 1 night on February 10. The room was very small and dirty. The table still had remanants of spilled coffee, the toilet and sink had makeup and fecal remnants on them and had to be cleaned again. The the closet still had an old half filled bottle of distilled water in it. The shower head was only 5'5" above the floor of the tub which made it extremely difficult for anyone taller than 5'5" to take a shower. The shower curtain would blow on your body as you showered making it very uncomfortable. The curtains on the main window did not close all the way, letting anybody walking by peer into your room. The hotel is located right by the interstate and is very noisy.
The front desk supervisor told us not to park our car in the back of the hotel since security was not that good in the back. The hotel was nicely landscaped and had a heat lamp and excellent lighting and ventilation in the bathroom. Overall, it was definately not worth the price ($100).
Not bad, good price
Stayed here from a couple of night in Oct 2002. Rooms ok, and as per reviews everything is close at hand. Downsides, bar isn't open on Sunday's (why?), I found the 24 hour coffee shop wasn't the friendliest, (patrons not staff).
Generally ok, might go there again if the price is right
TripAdvisor Reviews Mission Valley Resort San Diego
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