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800 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950-6406
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At the Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel will stand out among other hotels in National City,CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, Filipino
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FarAway10123822833 wrote a review Nov. 2022
Just had the greatest experience here, the staff Cecilia and Alma were awesome ! If you ever need a great place to just chill this is it, the property is very clean, rooms are fantastic. So if you ever need a reliable staff and great trip experience check out the Marina Gateway..
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Alice C wrote a review Jul. 2021
Fremont, California3 contributions
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My family went to San Diego on a short family trip for three days and 2 nights in July. We chose to stay at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel because of it's good review. The hotel pierce is a bit expensive compared to some other hotels in the nearby area, but it's still reasonable and worth the price. This hotel is not too far from downtown San Diego and many other attractions, all within in 20 -30 minutes drive. It's located in a quite industrial neighborhood, yet not too far from the freeway entrance, so it's very convenience to get on and off from the freeway. The exterior of the hotel building looks attractive, and the lobby area is always bright and clean. We love the pool area, and the fact that it's open so we get to enjoy it. We also like the fact that there are plenty of parking on site compared to some other hotels, so we don't need to worry about finding a parking space when we come back to the hotel late at night. And the best thing is that they don't charge for the parking fee. The hotel room overall is nice and neat, with all the necessary amenities. We were a little disappointed to find out that the hotel is not providing breakfast like it used to, probably due to the Covid, But there are many choice of restaurants nearby, most of them are only 5 minutes drives from the hotel. Denny's nearby even offer 15% discount when you show them your room key. The front desk staffs are extremely nice and friendly, especially Cecilia. She's always happy to help out and answering our questions, from where to find the nearby restaurants, to provide us with extra amenities for our hotel room when they ran out. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude make our stay in Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel a pleasant experience. We truly recommend this hotel and we will definitely stay here again when we visit the area next time.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Manuel Soltero, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Responded Sep. 23, 2021
Dear @Alice C Thank you so much for visiting our lovely Hotel! We are so happy you had the chance to enjoy your stay along with our amenities. We certainly strive to ensure all of our guests have an unforgettable yet pleasant experience. We really do hope you stay with us again soon!
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Alexis O wrote a review Nov. 2022
Very welcoming from our checkin with Mariah. Room was clean n spacious. Thanksgiving day my boys enjoyed the pool. Cecilia & Annie provided info on breakfast option as well as bailed us out, forgot razor n without hesitation offered a few razors and shaving cream at no cost. Customer service top notch.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Robert H wrote a review Nov. 2022
This hotel was wonderful. The desk personnel, Cecilia, Susan and Alquin were helpful and friendly. The decor for my room and for the whole hotel was newly upgraded. Everything was clean and beautiful including the towels, sheets and bedspread. I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Excellent! No complaints.
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Christopher R wrote a review Nov. 2022
I asked to see if I could check in my wife and daughter room early this morning since there flight enter SD before actual check in . And they did . Ms.Cecilia was very kind and helpful and I really appreciate her . As well as her Hotel keeping Manager Ms.Alma . We always come her when they are in town . Always above and beyond everytime .
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Synergies Technology wrote a review Nov. 2022
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The hotel and room was unexpectedly top notch! Checking really late at night, I was greeted with a very professional and friendly front desk woman. In the morning was greeted again with a friendly staff Maraia, Susah & Annie. I hope to stay here again on my next business trip.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: If you enjoy all the amenities of a clean hotel and room with a professionally friendly staff,...
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Jeffrey H wrote a review Nov. 2022
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Best hotel on the planet. Stay here when I am in San Diego. Treated like family. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Love Cecilia, Ana and the rest of the folks!!!! Locations is perfect easy access to all of San Diego
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stacy G wrote a review Nov. 2022
Castle Rock, Colorado1 contribution
After 24 hour of travel I was exhausted and hoping to check into my room a little early. Alma cleaned a room quickly and Cecilia and Annie did not charge me extra for the early check in. They also gave me a couple bottles of water and some snacks. Not only was the staff extremely accommodating and kind, the hotel interior appears to have been newly renovated. It was also very convenient - 15 min from downtown. I will stay here again on my next business trip to San Diego.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Adventure40539455475 wrote a review Nov. 2022
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Best Western Plus Marina Gateway has become my hotel of choice when I’m in the San Diego area – I’m here a lot and have stayed many places but this hotel has my recommendation. Conveniently located near the 5 yet it doesn’t feel like you are near a major highway. It’s reasonably located to downtown, trolley stops, south San Diego beaches, military bases and the border crossing. Walking trails, a marina park, and bay boat ramp. A restaurant, across parking lot, serves a good breakfast/lunch/dinner with a nice family atmosphere, a bar, live weekend entertainment and plenty of screens to watch games. The hotel is quiet/comfortable; has a reasonably equipped workout facility, a lovely outdoor pool and always free morning coffee/tea in the lobby. The best thing though is the people that work there – they always seem very happy, proud of their hotel and the service/hospitality they provide – you always feel welcome! Cecilia Chuong greets you at check-in with a friendly smile, even calling your room after to make sure things are perfect. Daniel is there generally in the early morning, answering any questions and making sure that coffee is ready and waiting for you. Denise Halliwell, Director of Sales, is wonderful and can help you with group/military reservations. If you, your family or group are looking for a friendly/comfortable/conveniently located and reasonably priced San Diego hotel – give Best Western Plus Marina Gateway a try – they check it all, especially friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Eduar M wrote a review Nov. 2022
Thanks to Annie got my room ready earlier so I can rest 😌 The staff were very friendly and had great customer service for the entire stay. The rooms were very clean, large, and updated with all the amenities. The pool and hot tub were fantastic and lots of fun. The free coffee station in the morning was a big plus and very convenient.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Steal and Escape (0.7 km), Stoneys Bar and Grill (0.7 km), and San Diego Electric Railway Association (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include In-N-Out Burger, Goody's Sushi & Grill, and Waterfront Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.