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Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area
Ranked #170 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Easy to find in the Hotel Circle area. Hotel was clean, staff was friendly & accommodating. Rate includes breakfast & the variety of items offered was better than most budget minded properties.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. The staff and I always strive to make our guests' feel at home. I am glad that you were able to enjoy our "Hot Buffet Breakfast" and the hotel's proximity to most major attractions in San Diego including restaurants and shopping. We hope to see you again soon, at The Comfort Inn and Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area. Juan Alarid General Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2012

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were small but clean. Breakfast was included. The food was only average and very crowded even when we went in early. The hotel is very close to Seaworld.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
Thank Linda S
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. I will pass on your praise to all of the staff. We strive to deliver Legendary guest service to all of our guests. I am sorry if the standard room was a little too small, on your next trip I would recommend one our suites which sleep up to six people comfortably. Juan Alarid General Manager

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

After accidentally booking into the Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel Circle South (ugh! stay away!), I found this gem less than a half mile away. The lobby is clean and modern, the staff ... so nice! Shout-outs to Bobby and Dwayne especially; talk about going the extra mile - wow. Quiet business area, screaming fast Internet access (the other hotel was worse than the worst dial up), hot breakfast upstairs, quick snacks downstairs, pool, hot tub, and gigantic, comfortable rooms with large clean bathrooms, comfy beds, modern decor, walls thick enough I felt completely alone, and a fridge that worked. I was there for business -- not a bad commute to downtown -- but most of the guests were on vacation and taking advantage of the shuttle to the zoo and Sea World. Recommend it? I wanted to move in! And the cost was half what I would have paid downtown. Remember to ask about the AAA rates.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We strive to deliver a Legendary experience to all of our guests, I am glad we were able to do that for you. I will pass on your great comments to all of the staff. We hope to see you again soon at The Comfort Inn and Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area. Juan Alarid General Manager

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Very large,spacious rooms with plenty of seating,eg a bed settee. Pretty clean,but bathrooms could do with updating.Nice swimming pool.Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was interesting! Bit of a free for all.Very,very crowded.Plenty of food but Definetly need to invest in some more seats! The food was ok,a lot of different choices,but the same things most days.
Parking is cheap and location is ok.Close to some other restaurants. Would stay again if passing.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. The staff and I strive to deliver" Legendary" service to all of our guests and it seems like we suceeded. Our "Hot Buffet Breakfast" is extremely popular with guests so the Breakfast room can definately get a bit crowded. I suggest that on your next visit you try our new Express Breakfast Station in the lobby. Juan Alarid General Manager .

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

For somewhere that you will just want a place to sleep and clean up then this is as good as any. Clean and comfortable rooms of a decent size. Breakfast room a bit crowded and plastic but does the job before you head out. Did not use the pool as a bit small and lots of kids around. parking $9 a night but some street parking available. Avoid rooms to the rear besides the freeway.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We strive to provide an exceptionally clean hotel and I am glad that you found the room and our hotel to your liking. I hope that in the future our hotel will be your first CHOICE when coming to San Diego. Juan Alarid General Manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

My family of five stayed here in June for 6 nights and it is a great location. It's close to the zoo, seaworld, and only a little drive to the wild animal park and legoland. The kids suite is great as you can let your kids relax in their own room after a long day of going to themeparks. The breakfast selection is nice (fresh bread and muffins for toast, pastries, waffle maker, yogurt, eggs, sausage, cereal and oatmeal.) However, the only downside is how busy the breakfast room gets. We got there right when it opened everyday 6:30am in order to get a table to sit at. The one day we slept in an extra hour was total mayhem and we ended up leaving and getting breakfast elsewhere. However, it's a nice safe hotel and I even had to use the washer/dryer and that worked out great. We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. I am glad that you were able to take advantage of our close proximity to most major attractions in San Diego. The kids suite is one of the most popular rooms we have for families, the kids always love the bunk beds. I hope to see your family again soon!!. Juan Alarid General Manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Three night stay 6/24 -6/27/12 - Room very nice 443. AAA rate was 109 plus tax equalling 120 night. Heard they remodeled, but don't know if just certain rooms, but you could tell the furniture was new in 443. Booked two queen beds, not knowing the room also came with a couch with a pull out bed. Had a nice desk and chair for those needing internet access, but didn't use. Wall separating vanity and bathroom away from sleeping area was nice, kinda getting ready more privately, but thought the lighting in vanity area and bathroom were extremely dim, very difficult to see if putting on makeup. Bathroom could have used a small wire table or shelf to put stuff on when showering. Don't like using the toilet to put my clean clothes on and/or amenties I might bring in during showering. Towel bar was too far away to reach towels when getting out of shower. Vanity area counter extremely small even for two people, so six people wouldn't work unless you put everything away after using. It is just a single sink with little sides for counter top usage. Water pressure in shower great. Entry to room had a huge closet, and had good lighting if you actually want to see to put make up on. Entry way was very large, but again missing some kind of small table to put duffle bags or luggage on. Only had one fold out luggage table stored in closet, along with iron board, iron. I felt for the size of the room and entry way, again a small table or stand of some sort might be nice to put even duffle bags on. Afterall, this is a room that can sleep 6 people. Mini fridge kept our stuff cold. Coffee/tea/sugars, and plenty of cups all provided.

I don't know what people are talking about the maid coming in too early. Use the Do Not Disturb sign. We had no problems. Maid left plenty of all size towels and washcloths, which was nice, not having to call for additional like some hotels.

Flat screen TV nice, but not something I look for in a hotel.

Room was off freeway, extremely noisy, but the view of th grassy side with homes built on it was nice. The fan on AC window unit drowned out noise if you choose to run it, and I definitely would want that same view again, unless you can't handle the freeway noise. Parking lot was extremely tight, back to back and side to side in the uncovered area, but undercover parking garage, only one floor, spaces looked larger. We chose not to pay the $9 a day parking, because I could not see paying $27 to be wedged in between cars, so parked on the street. Hotel advised either side of street was allowed, and we always found a space, even coming in around 11 p.m.

Only two elevators and very small. There will be wait times to catch the elevator at any given hour. There are no stairs to take, only for emergency. One of the elevators is off parking garage and one interior near front desk. Not enough to be sufficient for the amount of people the hotel houses.

Breakfast was FREE, but a zoo to say the least. Hotel gives times for less busy to busy, but we found this to be a crap shoot. It could be very busy early and going late was the same. Just be prepared, as sometimes there was no seating after you got your food. Many people took food to their rooms to eat. If you want to avoid the zoo, and only need coffee and muffin, hotel lobby has just that and you will not wait in any lines. Breakfast okay, but same everyday, and obviously very highly processed foods. Waffle line to make your own was way too long to wait, unless you get lucky and catch it at a good time. Things need to be spread out more, two sided, because even the coffee line was long, only one area to get coffee, and it was in the same line as the eggs, sausage, cereal. There was a separate line for muffins, bagels, toast, but if you needed the toaster, everyone congregated to that end and bumped into each other.

My biggest complaint was definitely breakfast. I think they should try to expand their breakfast room and have two areas for each category, two sided, to eliminate the one long line. I don't want to stand in the egg/sausage/cereal line just to get my coffee. It seems like the center island for muffins and bagels worked the best out of all their food lines, so people could circle it.

But all in all, we would go back to this hotel. Very easy access to freeway to Sea World, Mission beach, Old Town, and Seaport Village, and Applebees for those who like it. Staff was extremely nice from check in to check out, to asking for directions. Hotel lobby was decorated nice and had couches for sitting if needed. Didn't use the pool.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write such a candid account of your recent stay at the hotel. I am glad that you were able to enjoy your time in San Diego. All of our rooms were remodeled a couple of years ago, so the furniture is almost brand new. Our "Hot Buffet Breakfast" is extremely popular with most of our guests so it will get a bit busy in the breakfast room. We have recently added an Express Breakfast Station in the lobby for the "on the go guest". We hope to see you back again soon. Juan Alarid General Manager

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Address: 2485 Hotel Circle Pl, San Diego, CA 92108-2813
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#68 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $123 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether it's for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or when you're traveling on business, you can’t beat the friendly service and comfortable accommodations offered at the Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo/SeaWorld. This Choice Hotels’ Gold Hospitality Award winner offers a convenient location, excellent service and extra amenities, all backed by our Signature Guarantee. -Located on San Diego’s famous Hotel Circle, 5 minutes to SeaWorld, Zoo, Downtown and San Diego’s world-famous beaches -Five minutes from the new Riverwalk Golf Course and Mission and Fashion Valley Malls -Free deluxe breakfast buffet includes an assortment of pastries and muffins, toast, fresh fruit, choice of hot and cold cereals with milk, espresso, coffee, tea and a variety of juices. -Winner of Choice Hotels’ Gold Hospitality Award recognizing exceptional service, facilities and hospitality. ... more   less 
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