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“Trip from Sydney to San Diego with my son aged 13”

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Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area
Ranked #163 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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“Trip from Sydney to San Diego with my son aged 13”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This hotel was ideal for families. The rooms are very nice indeed. The buffet breakfast is pretty good. What we really liked was the hotel shuttle that takes you to and from the zoo, Sea World and the Old town. One driver - Steve Churchill - gave guided tours of the park and the city while he was shuttling us. He was great!

Room Tip: Second floor is les noisy
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 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 enjoy our Hot Breakfast Buffet and clean and spacious rooms. The shuttle is a great addition to all of the amenities that the hotel has to offer. Steve is definitely an encyclopedia of San Diego knowledge; I have thanked him personally for making your stay an enjoyable one. We hope to see you again soon at The Comfort Inn and Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area. Juan Alarid General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

My family of 6 stayed at this hotel mainly because of its close proximity to seaworld, zoo, old town, etc. Front desk staff was outstanding especially Elena for providing us directions, recommendations and much much more. The shuttle was amazing, it took us everywhere we wanted to go and when it wasn't available for the time we wanted, Dylan, a young but very professional shuttle driver made sure to take care of us. Definitely worth the money and I recommend this hotel to anyone with a family. Thanks Comfort inn staff! (:

  • Stayed July 2012
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 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 and your family were able to utilize the hotel's prime location to enjoy your vacation. The staff and I strive to deliver Legendary guest service to all of our guests. I am glad that we were able to do that for you. I have thanked Elena and Dillan personally for going above and beyond. We hope to see you again soon. Juan Alarid General Manager
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Minot, North Dakota
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Flew into to San Diego, Horrible flight, kids were tired and cranky. We were upset when we got to the front desk because our luggage was lost and we had no idea what to do. A man at the front desk named Dwayne gave us complimentary toiletries and immediately got on the phone to the airlines to help locate our luggage. The next day he contacted me on my cell to let me know the luggage arrived & delivered it to our room. We cannot thank him enough for going above & beyond for our family. The kids loved the pool & we had a wonderful breakfast and cant wait to bring the family back. Thank you to your establishment & staff for making our stay wonderful.

Room Tip: Choose the kids suite if youre bringing your family. My boys LOVED the bunk beds.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 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 guest service. I have thanked Dwayne personally for achieving that with you. I am glad that you were able to enjoy our Hot Breakfast selection and our heated swimming pool. We hope to see you again soon. Juan Alarid General Manager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area Hotel is a nice hotel. They renovated in the last few years since we visited first. The upgrades are nice, makes the environment more warm and welcoming. The kids suites are great! It gives the kids their own space, with bunk beds and a television along with a sliding door to give parents quiet time for resting.

The few improvements that need to be made is the parking & breakfast!

The parking at this hotel is astrocious. First of all parking is not free, and then you have a VERY hard time finding a space. If you find a space, it's a tight squeeze. They do have a rule place, if you have to park on the street they will credit your parking fee back. That shouldn't be necessary. I'm not sure who owns the huge empty field right across the street, but the hotel should look into acquiring part of it for additional parking.

Lastly, the breakfast is what you'd expect. The usual... fruits, danishes, cereals, toast, etc. They also have the awesome waffle maker. The kids really enjoy that. Quite frankly we did too! BUT finding a seat in the breakfast area is a task all on its own. This space needs to be expanded for sure to accomodate all the guests in the hotel. Other than parking and breakfast time, I like the hotel and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 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 and your family were able to enjoy our remodeled kids’ suites. The breakfast can be a bit crowded, as it is one of the most popular areas of our hotel. On your next visit I would recommend our Express Breakfast Station located in the lobby. Parking can be a little tight in our lot, but there is always plenty of parking on the street. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Juan Alarid General Manager
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Alford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

As part of our roadtrip we stayed at this hotel for one night only. When we arrived the reception were very helpful. Got to our room which was a large spacious room with a large spacious bathroom. Lovely & Clean. The breakfast in the morning was good, however very disorganised & busy! we had to take our breakfast back to our room to eat because there were not enough tables.

The shuttle bus to the zoo was on time, and the driver was very nice and chatty.

We had a meal at the Hunters Steakhouse just up the road, we definately recommend this! staff were very helpful and friendly. Portion sizes were overwhelming!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 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 enjoy our spacious and clean rooms. The housekeeping staff at our hotel strives to make sure the hotel is in the utmost cleanest condition. Our Breakfast room is one of the most popular areas of our hotel thanks to all of the yummy choices we offer. On your next trip I would recommend our new Express Breakfast Station located in the lobby. We hope to see you again soon. Juan Alarid General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

This was a brilliant choice for us as we vacationed with the family primarily to the Zoo, Seaworld and Universal Studios at LA.

The room was large, well appointed, and very child friendly too. The breakfast in the morning was good too... the hot waffle options were great. Good and helpful staff, especially the Reecption staff, Bobby. The Shutle Bus to the parks and nearby places was a boon, especially since we had not hired a car during our stay. The driver was courteous and quite knowledgable and chatty. The hotel is close to the zoo and seaworld, as well as Old Town and the Mission Beach.

The pool and jacuzzi were a delight for the kids... after a tiring day!

Room Tip: It is a small hotel - all rooms must be good.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 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 utilize the hotel's great location to your advantage. The staff and I strive to deliver Legendary guest service. I have thanked Bobby and Steve the shuttle driver for making you feel at home. We hope to see you again soon!!! Juan Alarid General Manager
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Salinas, California
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Super friendly staff, comfortable beddings, good selection of hot breakfast (scrambled eggs and sausage everyday - could be better if sausage is alternated with bacon for people staying over 2 days), clean laundry area, security at night. Breakfast sitting area is limited but you may bring your food in your room - I recommend bringing a picnic basket to carry your food if your room is far away since the breakfast area is located in 4th floor. Breakfast crew are so friendly and they are always refilling the food. Water dispenser is available at the breakfast area so you may refill your hydration backpack, no need to buy bottled water. Coffee and bread are added in the lobby area in the morning for people who are in a hurry. Coffee is available 24 hours at the lobby along with computers with free internet access. Parking spaces are tight but I saw some bigger cars occupying double spaces and if you do not want to pay the extra parking fee, there are spaces in the street, just let them know so you don't have to pay the fee. The fact that the hotel hires a security at night, the parking fee is so worth paying for. Jose, their Security Guard lets you do your laundry too past midnight, which is very helpful. Place is so close to Seaworld and business areas. Nice view from the 4th floor. Family suite is great, comparable to Residence Inn, just without the kitchen and separate bathrooms. Beddings are comparable to Crowne Hotel. Breakfast is comparable to Marriott's Residence Inn, just with lesser selection of hot entree. This place is highly recommended for families with tight budget but still want quality.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. It was my pleasure meeting you. I made sure to thank all of my staff personally for making you feel at home. I know that you have stayed at many places in San Diego and it was my delight to learn we were able to go above and beyond what a much higher priced hotel would deliver. We hope to see you again soon. Juan Alarid General Manager
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Property: Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo / SeaWorld Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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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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