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Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hotel was clean my only complaint would have to be the smell of smoke in the hotel room. I hate the smell of smoke so I was disappointed because we asked for a non-smoking room the room smelled as if someone had just smoke a cigar in it.

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Paul H, General Manager at Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South, responded to this review

Ms. Hernandez, Thank you so much for letting us know about the smoke odor you experienced. I am so sorry this was the case. As someone who suffers from severe asthma, I can completely understand how smoke odor can impact a hotel stay. While we do still have smoking rooms, our plan is to convert to a completely non-smoking hotel...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I recently spent one night at the Clarion Hotel in National City, CA, as I received a spectacular deal from one of the travel websites. When we arrived at the hotel, I parked my car in front and walked into the lobby for check-in. The lobby was very dated and looked like there was a lot of room for improvement....

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Paul H, General Manager at Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South, responded to this review

I wanted to take a second to thank you for sharing your recent experience at our hotel. We do value all feedback from our Guests, as it helps us to improve our hotel and our services. I would also like to apologize for what sounds like a pretty rough stay. We definitely recognize that the building has some short comings,...

Beaverton, Oregon
Reviewed 11 October 2016

First of all this hotel is not a 3 star. The door frame in the bathroom is rotting & the tub drained very slow & was also very rusted around the drain. The wooden furniture was very warn. All around the hotel was very dirty concrete. One plus was we could not get the coffee machine to work, & a...

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Paul H, General Manager at Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this experience with us. I'm so sorry that it wasn't a more enjoyable stay. While we do have maintenance issues in the hotel that we're trying to remedy, the condition of your bathroom is not acceptable, and I do apologize. I will have our engineering team address that room immediately....

San Diego, California
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had the most pleasant experience making room reservations with Paul Herman. He genuinely cared about getting me what I needed. He also took care and ensured that the person that was staying there had everything he needed. I am truly grateful for his customer service it is very rare now a days to be treated with such respect and...

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Paul H, General Manager at Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure to serve you, and we hope to see you again soon!

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel because it had a 3 star. Big mistake! The AC was super noisy, never cooled up and didn't let us sleep. The room was too hot the entire night. The housekeeping did a great job in cleaning but it is so old and outdated it felt disgusting. The curtain had two big holes, no privacy. The...

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Paul H, General Manager at Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I'm so sorry that your stay was less than perfect. We have had some issues with our AC units recently, and we realize how frustrating this is for our Guests. We are changing out bad AC motors as we find them, and it's a top priority for us....

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

In all fairness I booked this place completely last- minute as on a "deal" website. We booked the room for about $100 which was much cheaper than many San Diego hotels. When we checked into the hotel we were greeted by a very kind gentleman that informed us that they only smoking rooms available. He did offer to have someone...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stayed in the 7th Floor, excellent view of the bay. Easy access to Freeway. Decent room with responsive front desk and housekeeping staff. Enough covered and uncovered parking. Good return for the money you send.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have expectation for this 3-star when booked it but after check-in found out it doesn't deserve these stars. The hotel is old and not very well cared, the hallways are dirty and the rooms outdated and dirty. No restaurants in the area only the hotel restaurant. I will not return.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Well where do I begin ? Lets start with the parking garage . Filthy awful. Elevator horrible torn up and filthy. Hallway to our room scary and filthy . View was god awful ( am pm and Jack in Box ( don't go there either ) In a bad area but seemed pretty safe since it is near. police station...

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Las Vegas
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We used Priceline Express deals to book a hotel in the Chula Vista area, and this is what we got. It's not in a great neighborhood; certainly not one where you would feel safe taking a walk in the evening. The furniture, carpet, and phones in the room look like they're from the 80's. The dining room staff didn't seem...

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clarion Hotel(R) National City San Diego South is located near all the best attractions in San Diego. Navy Base San Diego, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Downtown Gaslamp District, Convention Center, Petco Park and San Diego Airport are only 10 minutes away. Entertainment venues, restaurants and shopping centers are nearby. Tijuana, Mexico is just a short 15 minute drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Address: 700 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Clarion Hotel South Bay)
Region: United States > California > National City
Price Range: ₹ 5,564 - ₹ 12,043 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn National City
National City Holiday Inn
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“Get a room that is closet to the top floor so you don't smell the smoke from the smoking rooms. YUCK!!”
 of 5 bubbles jocelynhernandez32, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“West facing rooms will offer the best views, but may be noisy from the AC units on the ground floor.”
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