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“Good Hotel, Train too noisy”

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Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Ranked #93 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Good Hotel, Train too noisy”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Great friendly check in counter staff. Clean hotel. A little more dated than other Residence Inns I have stayed at. Bed was very hard. Good free breakfast. We had a room at the back of the building and the train noise was horrible! Could have gotten use to the clickity clack of just the train but they had to keep blowing their horns as they passed by us. I didn't get much sleep.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We were not able to reserve in one of the major fancy hotels in San Diego because of a very big convention and were apprehensive about both the location and motel-like aspects of that particular Marriott, although we have been to others and rather liked what they. Had to offer.
From the welcoming to the farewell send off to the airport with their friendly shuttle which also retrieved us from the Car rental lot off the beaten track, everything was done to make you feel good, plentiful breakfasts,afternoons snacks, free papers and daylong coffee, comfortable little suite with all amenities and also, fast and efficient service with a smile. We particularly appreciated that they have preprinted itineraries to where ever you want to go, Balboa Park, restaurants, etc

Room Tip: Any one high in the front because trains rumble by the back of the building
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Boston
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We loved our experience and stay at this facility. Everything, from breakfast to accommodations to location, were perfect. And just when we thought we had experienced perfection, I realized several days later that I left a battery charger for my camera in the hotel room. Ivan at the hotel did a great job tracking it down, giving me calls to keep me updated on his progress. And to my surprise, he apologized to me for the few days that it took to find it and he offered to ship it to me for free. Now that's great service!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

The hotel is close to the airport and the breakfast is good. The employees are very nice and rooms are good. However the train can be annoying as others have said. It is close to little italy and the local train stop is convenient. The problem with the train is that amtrak and freight train use same tracks that rub behind hotel. Ask for room closer to front of hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Our group of six stayed in a suite while attending a conference. The room was clean, spacious, and easily suited our larger group. There were two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a pull-out bed in the living room. The complimentary breakfast in the morning was above average and hot portion (e.g., eggs, fried potatoes) especially good.

The hotel is next to Little Italy and a 30 minute walk (or $10 cab) to the gaslamp area and the convention center. As others have mentioned, it's near trains but they didn't keep us awake or anything. All of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

We had three surprises that were bad, good, and neutral:

1. The hotel website lists a manager's reception but it's actually only Monday to Wednesday. This was a disappointment because (in part) we chose the hotel because of that. Staying Wed-Sun meant we missed it.

2. A welcome surprise was the hotel's free shuttle that will take you anywhere within three miles and pick you up too. The drivers were friendly and prompt. This saved us a lot of cab money and certainly made up for item #1. A very special thanks to the front desk staff and shuttle driver who were working the morning of January 29, who retrieved a lost cell phone from our room and shuttled it to the airport. Above and beyond!

3. I asked the front desk to call a taxi, but after getting in the car we realized it was actually much more expensive than a normal cab ($35 to the beach vs. a $20 taxi ride home). When we complained to the front desk (i.e., we had asked for a normal taxi not a luxury car) they said the hotel was trying out a new cab service that claims "luxury cabs at regular taxi prices" but they were quickly finding out that claim wasn't true. So, the hotel refunded the difference in fares! Great customer service there, and special thanks to Ian at the front desk who took my complaint and was very understanding. (I suspect the hotel will not be using that company for much longer.)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Downtown

Property: Residence Inn San Diego Downtown
Address: 1747 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101-2416
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,260 - ₹ 25,939
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 121
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