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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stayed for two nights. The room was quite nice and the women at the reception were very friendly. The hotel is located quite well, you can easily reach different parts of the city - e.g. Old Town, Mission Beach or the airport.

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 114carsten
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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your review! It is always lovely to hear that our guests had a fabulous time staying with us here at Hotel Aqua Mar. We're glad you found our location convenient for your trip to San Diego, and we hope you enjoyed your time exploring the area. It makes us proud that you had a pleasant stay in our clean and comfortable room and were treated to friendly and helpful service by our team. The next time you return to the area we hope you stay with us again.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We came here for a small weekend get away and book the hotel on Hotels for tonight. When we arrived we had to call to get someone to the desk and that’s was fine but when we checked out we couldn’t reach anyone and there was a few people waiting to check out.

The room was clean and it was very modern decor which I liked. The room was pretty small but we were only there to sleep so we didn’t mind much. All together I would go back again.

Btw if you go you have to go to Better Buzz coffee, Mitch’s Seafood and Jimmy’s Favorite American Tavern. All walking distance. If you want comfort seafood Mitch’s is the place they have amazing crab cakes and clam chowder and Jimmy’s has a amazing brunch. Both are located by the harbor which gave us amazing views.

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It sounds like you had a great getaway here at the Hotel Aqua Mar! Our team is delighted to hear that our clean and comfortable accommodations, great value, and convenient location were perfect for your stay. We do apologize for any inconvenience at check-out and hope that the delay did not take too much away from your experience. Thank you for your review and your recommendations and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Clean updated rooms, excellent value for money. Easy location to get to sights, close to grocery store, coffee etc. No Laundry Facilities. They supply earplugs as its close to main road but we didn't need to use them. We checked out at 7am but no one there, called the number a few times but had to wait 45mins for someone to get there. Very limited parking, don't go out late as you won't get a park when you return!

Room tip: Leave aircon on and you can't hear the traffic!
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank MJJP14
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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking some time out of your day to write us a review. We're happy that you had a pleasant and well-valued stay here at the Hotel Aqua Mar. While it is great to hear that you enjoyed our comfortable, quiet, and convenient accommodations, we are sorry that you had the inconvenience of waiting to check out. We will be sure that it does not happen again. Next time you are back in the city, we hope you make us your first stop.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Very clean and updated. Extremely small rooms with no dressers. Shower was really cold and would not warm up. Not much water pressure either. Parking could be difficult on weekends, though. Great location. I would recommend and stay again if guaranteed a hot shower.

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank PittsbrghTravel
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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your recent review. We are happy to hear that you appreciated the cleanliness of the hotel but regret that you had some other issues during your stay. We sincerely apologize that you weren't able to take a hot shower, and that is certainly not what we want for our guests. Our team is on hand to help resolve any problems you may have during your stay, so please don't hesitate to reach out.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we'd love to host you again so you can have the experience you deserve.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you're looking for a slightly nicer motel to do nothing besides sleep in, this place will be perfect for you. If you're looking for what this hotel's website advertises, like I was, you will be disappointed. I was expecting a boutique hotel experience in a nice neighborhood with a "waterfront location" (direct quotation from the hotel's website). It was none of those things.

This is an important note that needs to be fixed by hotel management immediately: check in and check out times are unclear. According to both the hotel website and the confirmation email I received, check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 12:00. We arrived slightly early (1:45 pm). Usually hotels have no problem allowing you to check in a little early if they have your room available so we didn't think it would be a problem. When we arrived the office door was locked with a sign directing us to call a number for assistance. We did and a young lady arrived relatively quickly to check us in. It was not very pleasant waiting around outside in the sun next to a busy road with nowhere to sit down, but not that big of a deal. When she arrived the employee informed us that check in was not until 3:00 pm and we could pay a $15 early check in fee if we wanted to. I said no thank you we will just wait, but after a lot of talking she ended up being pretty helpful and getting us into a room with two queen beds (we reserved a room with one bed). Again, not a big deal, but already a slight annoyance/inconvenience.

As far as the room itself, it was clean and comfortable enough, but very very small. There was no closet or dresser of any kind so it was difficult to find a place to keep our personal belongings. It was nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room and everything functioned properly.

The day we checked out we got a knock on the door around 11:20. The hotel employee informed us that check out was supposed to be at 11:00. We told him that the information we received said check out was not until 12:00 and he responded that 12:00 is the late check out time. Fortunately he did not add any additional fees to our bill, but it was annoying and made us feel less welcome at Hotel Aqua Mar.

The hotel is definitely NOT waterfront as they advertise. The harbor is a couple blocks away but it is not scenic. There is no public beach nearby.

The coffee shop right across the street (Better Buzz) was excellent and we were happy for that convenience.

Overall, the room was basic but not awful, it was just not at all what was advertised and what we were expecting.

Room tip: There's a busy road right next to the hotel, so try to get a room in the back for less noise.
Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sabrina B
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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Aqua Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Sabrina,
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience during your recent stay with us in San Diego.
We apologize that your experience was not what you expected, but are glad to hear that our team was helpful in regard to the miscommunication about the checkout time, as well as getting you into a room early. Thank you for letting us know that there may be a discrepancy between what is listed on the website and the actuality of check-in/out times. We will use this information to improve the quality of experience that we are able to offer.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience caused, and that the room and location did not meet your expectations. We hope that you give us another chance in the future to offer you the experience that you deserve.

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