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“Didn't get what I paid for” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa/Sorrento Valley

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Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa/Sorrento Valley
Ranked #112 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
California
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Didn't get what I paid for”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2009

It was a last minute reservation on a Labor Day weekend. Got the room I wanted but for the price, I missed not having a small bottle of hand lotion that usually comes with the shampoo and conditioner. Breakfast was good. Room was great and staff was courteous and hospitable.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank batacbabyboomer
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Orleans
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2009

We vacationed in San Diego for 8 days this summer and made the Residence Inn in Mira Mesa our home base. There are five of us, so we like the larger suites that are available in Mariott's Residence Inn.

Room: We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit, which is definitely more like an apartment than a hotel room. Plenty of adequate space. It's the second time we used this chain, and they are very much alike. The only bad part was the volume of the A/C unit, which we could tell was the same for the entire complex.

Location: It's located 15 minutes north of San Diego (Balboa Park, Sea World) and maybe 20 minutes south of Carlsbad (Lego Land). It was really conveniently located, just a few blocks off of I-805. The area is a large commercial business park and afternoon "5 o'clock whistle" traffic exiting the area was thick. Otherwise, it was a really great spot.

Extras: The complimentary breakfast is really a plus. There's fresh eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, oatmeal, fresh waffles, etc. etc. The pool is average but adequate.

I'd definitely recommend this place for families on vacation or for business travelers on extended stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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RI
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2008

This property was a pretty typical Residence Inn. The rooms were nicely maintained and the whole property was clean. My only complaint was the noise of the air conditioner. And I had read other people say that and had dismissed it as petty. But it's true. The air conditioner is unimaginably noisy for a fairly new property, and it is housed right in a closet in the bedroom, so you can't escape it.

The location was pretty good. It is a half hour or so drive to downtown, but it is located just off a street that has every restaurant and store I could think of. The staff was helpful and even gave us a guide to local restaurants that we found quite helpful.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank rpandjm
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Bay Area
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2008

My husband had enough Marriott points to get us a free room here for two nights when we went to visit my brother and attend his wedding. For free, it was pretty good and did the job. It was clean, the location was perfect for what we needed, and it had the free breakfast, which was nice.

The bed is really really firm, though. It killed my back. The towels and toiletries are lackluster, but that's okay. I'm sure this place is good for families who need something a little more like a house.

The staff was very kind to us (although my husband is a platinum member so that probably helped), and always responded to our requests quickly.

The only problem is that there aren't any good restaurants nearby -- this is strictly for the crowd that is here for a purpose (knows someone who lives nearby or on business) -- I wouldn't stay here if you're a tourist.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, roominess, amenities
  • Disliked — Noisy, inconvenient location, bed
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Megami76
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2007

Extended family stayed at this Residence Inn in May for several days. Had two one-bedroom units. Both very clean and well-maintained. A/C was a bit noisy -- too bad it was housed in a "closet" in the bedroom. But didn't interrupt sleep. Breakfast was wonderful -- lots of choices and well stocked. Plenty of seating space as well. All employees from front desk to maintenance were friendly and helpful. Beds were a bit firm for our liking, but all in all a wonderful stay. As a travel agent, I'll be recommending this property to my clients, unless they have to be in the downtown area, as this is a bit out of the way. There are several restaurants and shops in the nearby area, however. We loved our stay!!

  • Liked — cleanliness, spaciousness, amenities
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa/Sorrento Valley

Property: Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa/Sorrento Valley
Address: 5995 Pacific Mesa Ct, San Diego, CA 92121-4316
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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,014 - ₹ 22,843
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa/Sorrento Valley 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the newly-renovated Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa hotel. Unlike other San Diego extended stay hotels, our unique location puts you right in the middle of all that San Diego has to offer. Not only are we just minutes from Sea World, Balboa Park and MCAS Miramar, but our all-suite hotel is also near North County attractions: Solana Beach, Legoland, Del Mar Fairgrounds and the world-famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Inside our hotel in Sorrento Valley, start your day with a free hot breakfast buffet and end it with The Residence Inn Mix™. Spacious suites at our hotel near Miramar offer a large work space, a soft sofa and a fully equipped kitchen. During your stay, you can curl up in front of the fireplace or stay connected with free high-speed internet. There is also an outdoor BBQ and picnic area, ping pong table and pets are always welcome. In addition to our pool and fitness center, our San Diego extended stay hotel in Sorrento Valley offers a unique experience that sets us apart. ... more   less 
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