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Hotel Iris

625 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108-3404
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#171 of 263 hotels in San Diego
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For those looking for a budget hotel that provides luxurious amenities, search no more! Hotel Iris, located in Mission Valley on Hotel Circle in San Diego, is a boutique hotel with an outdoor pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Clothes rack
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jana B wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent property! Clean, quiet & centrally located near everything. Freeway close it offers an updated & economically priced adventure. Staff is beyond excellent with terrific housekeeping amenities!!! Quiet property that allows pets with a pool.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of parking, coffee in the A.M., great pool in the warm CA afternoon!
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sandy d wrote a review Nov 2023
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This was great for my needs super cute friendly staff and close to my appointments Would come here for leisure, price was good, central located near freeway but didn’t hear it at all would have loved to use the pool but no time to do so next time I will
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 2 Dec 2023
Dear Sandy, We were happy to provide you with convenient, quiet accommodations, and we're glad you felt welcome while you were here. The next time you're in town, please come see us again at Hotel Iris!
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Kurt T wrote a review Nov 2023
San Antonio, Texas3 contributions
Fantastic Staff. Friendly, professional and clean. Kudos to Sandy!!!! I enjoyed my time there. Conveniently located to all San Diego attractions. I look forward to returning to this hotel as I was made to feel at home as if I was a part of the family.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 2 Dec 2023
Dear Kurt, Thank you for letting us know about your stay at Hotel Iris. We are delighted to see that you found our location convenient for enjoying the local area and we look forward to sharing your kind comments on the guest service provided with our team, especially Sandy. Please come back and see us at your home away from home soon.
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Jackie B wrote a review Nov 2023
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It’s my second time staying here and everything is wonderful. The room is clean, quiet, and great customer service. And a big shoutout to the front desk Teja. He is very nice and helpful. He always makes our check-in very smooth. Thank you again Teja.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 22 Nov 2023
Dear Jackie, Thank you! It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Hotel Iris, and we are thrilled you were impressed once again. Your kind comments about our clean, comfortable accommodations and wonderful staff are truly appreciated. Teja will be honored to know he helps make your visits so memorable, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Kyler S wrote a review Jul 2023
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I left a gold ring here and the GM went out of her way to mail it to me, free of charge. The rooms were clean and my stay overall was comfortable. The price was good too. Great service and I would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing Hotel Iris. Our team is delighted to hear you received excellent service during and after your stay with us. We take pride in providing a comfortable environment for our guests and appreciate your feedback. We hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in the area.
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Jana B wrote a review Jul 2023
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Best hidden gem EVER! Clean, quiet & fabulous customer service from Sandy, Lynn, Matt & Leo. No bugs, smoke or shady guests at all. Don't understand bad reviews, negative ppl write negative reviews. Pool is added pleasure! This is a economical place to stay in over-priced SD that beats all the others.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 31 Jul 2023
Dear Jana, On behalf of the Hotel Iris team, thank you for staying with us and for your review! We're elated that our great value, helpful staff, and clean, quiet accommodations were all highlights of your visit. We hope to welcome you back the next time you're in San Diego!
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monyluv2 wrote a review Jul 2023
Austin, Texas2 contributions
This hotel is a complete joke. We checked into a non-smoking room and my kids couldn't even stay in because they could not breathe. It was so terrible, so we asked to go to another room and when we check into the other one there was a live bug on the bed and dead bug on the floor!! It was so disgusting. We just ended up checking out right away to go to another hotel. My advice to you is don't stay at Iris Hotel in San Diego. It's so bad.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 26 Jul 2023
We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are disappointed that we were unable to meet your expectations. However, we will be sure to share your feedback with our team for internal review and improvement because quality matters to us. Please visit us in the future so we can impress you.
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Jann B wrote a review Jul 2023
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OMG...this is a hidden gem in SD. My daughter & I stayed here for a week & had an excellent experience. Lynn at the front desk is gracious, professional yet friendly. She's been so helpful in every way. Mac is also a delightful front office person. I would highly recommend this establishment...rooms are clean, quiet & updated. We were upstairs in the back and never heard any traffic or pool noise. We'll be back for sure, hate to leave!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 13 Jul 2023
Dear Jan, Thank you so much for the recommendation. It is music to our ears to hear that you enjoyed everything from our clean, peaceful accommodations to our top-notch staff. We will certainly pass along your praise to our team, especially Marc and Lynn. We hated to see you leave. However, we would love to welcome you back to Hotel Iris.
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jacque h wrote a review May 2023
Oceanside, California2 contributions
I would not recommend this hotel. It is a high price version of Super 8 or Motel 6! The carpets in both our rooms were so filthy our feet were completely black within 5 minutes, we had to wear shoes or socks. Parking is tight and it was a bit noisy.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Don’t stay here.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 29 May 2023
Your feedback is valuable as it helps us improve. Please accept our apologies for any concerns about cleanliness and noise as well as for any difficulty with parking. We'll pass your comments along to the appropriate staff members, and we hope you'll allow us another chance to impress you.
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Stacia G wrote a review Apr 2023
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DO NOT STAY HERE!!! The room smelled HORRIBLE! There was a disgusting sticky yellow and brown unidentifiable stain/residue in the shower and moldy spoiled food smell in the refrigerator. Spend the extra $ and stay at another place next nearby in hotel circle.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: In addition to the nasty room, the hot tub was roped off with crime scene tape and had mold and...
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Iris
Responded 10 Apr 2023
Guest feedback is very important to us, so we appreciate you taking the time to provide yours. We can assure you that what you have described is not typical of a stay at our property. One of our top priorities is providing every guest with pristine accommodations, so we're shocked to read about your experience. Your comments have been duly noted and will be promptly addressed by our team. Thank you for choosing us for your lodging needs, and we wish you safe travels ahead.
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,800 - ₹11,185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vagabond hotel san diego, san diego hotel circle
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Valley / Hotel Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Iris
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Iris?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Under the Stars (1.1 km), The Lamplighter (1.2 km), and AMC Fashion Valley 18 (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Iris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Iris?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hotel Iris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Iris?
Conveniently located restaurants include True Food Kitchen, The Waffle Spot, and Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Store.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Iris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Iris?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Iris?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Iris?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (2.4 km), Whaley House Museum (2.5 km), and The Homecoming Statue (5.2 km).