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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel only for its location was pretty decent and and the price for that location was the best at that point on time since we booked last moment. However the guy at the reception was very unfriendly and it was operated completely in a motel style whereas I feel that they could do so much better...

Thank Pankaj15
GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear Pankaj15, As you have noted, we are located in a great area, close to downtown, the Little Italy Farmers' Market, and many other fun destinations. Although the rooms were not to your liking, we hope you had an enjoyable stay. We have listened to your advice and begun our renovations. Please come stay with us again and take advantage...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Although Marina Inn is fairly okay for a motel-style accommodation and has a good location, I won't be returning in the future because of two issues I've faced in the past: Note when arriving at the inn, you'll have to pay a 50$ deposit at check-in. I wouldn't recommend doing this in cash, as I've never gotten my money back...

2Thank Miranda R
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Miranda, I'm extremely disheartened by your stay(s). As it is our goal to maintain the highest in guest satisfaction, I want to quickly resolve all the issues you have experienced at our property. As such, if you could please send me a detailed account to my email at spaulk@hotelhosts.com I assure you I will quickly, promptly resolve your concerns. Respectfully,...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Although new rooms are advertised we showed up about 9:30 p.m. and were put in an old room. The hotel staff was amazing. Very prompt and polite. We asked if we could be moved to a new room on our second night and he said definitely, but then came up to our room (the phone was broken) and offered us...

1Thank Hawaiigirl44
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Hawaiigirl, I appreciate your sentiment. The rooms are, in fact, undergoing renovations. We are very excited for them to be completed! I do hope that you will return soon and check them out! When you do, mention this and we can offer you a great return guest deal! Safe Travels, S. Paulk

Fort Worth, TX
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The hotel is old and worn, but it's clean and in a great location, just a couple blocks from the train, the Embarcadero and Little Italy. It's on a tiny corner and the parking is tight, but the staff is friendly and helpful and I'd stay there again.

1Thank Beachgirl073
GuestRelationsDept, General Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Beachgirl, I'm so happy that you enjoyed our convientent location to all that Downtown has to offer! Being just steps away from Little Italy has provided us with great feedback from our guests. Our newly renovated rooms are adding to that fire! We hope that during your next stay in the San Diego area you will continue to make Marina...

Albuquerque, NM
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We have stayed here in the past and you can't beat the location, so close to Little Italy and the Marine Museum and airport. It is also very affordable for the area. Plus there is free parking! Do remember it is an older budget hotel so a lot of things may seem worn and there are no frills. We are...

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GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear ArezzoNM, You have pointed out some of our great amenities including free parking, comfy rooms, caring staff, and great location. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we are so happy to have had a positive impact on your stay! We look forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, Guest Relations

Parsippany, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Is only for one night but I love the place there cheap and front desk are so friendly even their a small hotels they can be a rate as a big one I can stay again when I come back in Sandiego. Thanks so much....just keep is clean and cozy.

1Thank Sonmen18
GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear Sonmen, We are happy to hear you appreciated our competitive rates and our helpful staff! We look forward to serving you again next time you venture to San Diego. Warm Regards, Guest Relations

Reviewed 19 January 2016

The motel was very clean. It was also in the center of everything. Very easy access to MCRD. The manager was awesome!!! He let me do a late check-out for no charge as my son was graduating Marine Corps boot camp. I would definitely stay at this motel again.

3Thank marinemom2016
GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear marinemom2016, I'm so happy to hear we were able to assist during such an important time in you and your son's life, thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy to be so close to MCRD so we can serve other military families while they celebrate their accomplishments. We hope to see you again! Warm Regards, Guest Relations

Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

As soon as we walked into the room it smelt like smoke although our room was meant to be non smoking. The bathroom had an even worse smell and was quite old. The place is noisy and we stayed down the end where it sounded like a wind tunnel. The only good thing about this place is it is close...

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Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 9 December 2015

The room had exatly what needed. The beds are comfortable and the the entire room, including the bathroom, was clean and cosy. The area, just by little italy is very great and you can reach everything either by 5-10 minute walks or by the Green Line tram.

Thank wohans
GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear wohans, I'm so glad we could provide you with everything you needed during your cozy stay. I hope you were able to take advantage of not only Little Italy but also downtown and the bay area. We hope you stay again! Warm Regards, Guest Relations

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 December 2015

The good things are the location and the location. You can walk pretty much anywhere. There are no outlets to plug anything in, it looks like the fire marshal deemed they had to have a separate circuit for the heater/ac so they took one whole side of the wall. There were lamps on the wall at the bedside but nowhere...

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GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Dear Sonia G, Thank you for the feedback on your room. I am disheartened to hear you were not satisfied by your accommodations. We would have been more than happy to accommodate you in a room more suitable to your preferences if you would have brought it to our attention. Occasionally there is some noise due to the trolley, airport,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Marina Inn and Suites, conveniently located next to the San Diego Int'l Airport, Lindbergh Field. Only 300 yards from the beautiful bay of San Diego, our phenomenal location and customer service is exceptionally outstanding! Just two blocks from little Italy rich with restaurants and beauty, and a few short miles from the Gaslamp District,which features an abundance of restaurants, night clubs, shopping and museums. If you are a sports lover you will be just minutes from PETCO PARK home of the San Diego Padres. Our amenities include, but are not limited to, Microwave and Refrigerator available upon request, and Swimming Pool. Sea World and Zoo Savings Packages are available. Great value visit us soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina Inn and Suites

Address: 1943 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101-2217
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $93 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Marina Inn And Hotel San Diego
Marina Hotel San Diego
Marina Motel San Diego
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#84 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Second floor guarantees you a fantastic view.”
 of 5 bubbles bettem786, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are a bit small but remember this is a little inn. Quaint and small ”
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“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Matt_Henry, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose a room here, I don't know why Expedia has them on their site!”
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“no rooms at the ground floor. No rooms close the laundry”
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