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Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel

800 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950-6406
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20-11-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-11-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 10 hotels in National City
Travellers' Choice

Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in National City does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and Best Western Marina Gateway Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a sun terrace. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the steakhouses, including Cafe La Maze and Outback Steakhouse, all of which are a short distance from Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel.

Should time allow, Pepper Park is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel puts the best of National City at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino
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Kayden S wrote a review Jun. 12
Baltimore, Maryland41 contributions47 helpful votes
Great stay May 29-June 3, 2021. No issues or complaints. Room was good for a best western. We were glad it came with a refrigerator and microwave. Customer service was great. The only thing we didn’t love was the location of the room. We were at the end of a hall next to an exit so we got a lot of traffic noise but it wasn’t a deal breaker. We’d stay there again and would recommend it. They have a pool and a gym but we didn’t use either so can’t speak on those amenities.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel is about 20 mins from most attractions so it’s not in a “hot spot” but if have a car...
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jbmbsbsb wrote a review May 2021
Bakersfield, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We had a great welcome from Alfredo when we first walked in. He was very nice and informative with our questions. The room was awesome a little updating needed but it was quiet, clean, and smoke free of course. Our TV didn't work when we first turned it on so we called the front desk and they had it fixed the next day since it was late in the evening already. Also, if you stay 2 or more days you need to request your room to be cleaned or else they won't due to safety precautions. Cecilia was also at the front desk (morning day shift) and gave us much information due to the questions we asked her. She was helpful and made us comfortable during our stay. They also speak 3 languages here English, Spanish, and Filipino-Tagalog. Overall our stay was wonderful and will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: 4th floor is quiet and was the top floor at this establishment.
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Response from Manuel Soltero, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear jbmbsbsb, We are so pleased to hear you were welcomed with open arms. We do our best to ensure our guests' are comfortable when they are away from home. We hope we will have yet another chance to ensure your accommodations go just as well in the future. Thanks again,
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Alex F wrote a review Jun. 12
South San Francisco, California1 contribution
Rarely do you find as great a customer service as the one I got here at Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel, from the front desk to the house keeping. Over at the front, Cecilia and Alquin did a great job in welcoming us to their hotel and made sure our room was ready to go when we came in. I would highly recommend the stay and I’m positive you guys will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Charlie D wrote a review Jun. 9
1 contribution
Cecilia and Annie at the front desk were wonderful. They were able to accommodate my family and I with no hesitations and no problems. They got us a bigger room and the pricing was very fair. Thank you Cecilia and Annie for making our stay that much more positive. I will always stay at Best Western / Best Western Plus. The Hotel is not not in a very busy part of San Diego but just 10 mins away from the Zoo and Sea World. I would highly advise this location to other guests in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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mollycoombs wrote a review Jun. 9
Peoria, Arizona1 contribution
I love staying here! It’s right off the I-5 and minutes from all the San Diego popular tourist spots and beach! Ample free parking, clean rooms and the staff are always exceptionally friendly! There is a restaurant in the parking lot, but several eating options just across the street as well.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
US$117 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), Pepper Park (0.9 km), and Stoneys Bar and Grill (0.7 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.
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.
Does Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.