Fantastic Location for SeaWorld
The location of this hotel/motel is fantastic. It is a very short drive to SeaWorld & the mission beach park & bay area. It's right off the I-5 which is convenient to Old Town, the harbor & the downto... more
The location of this hotel/motel is fantastic. It is a very short drive to SeaWorld & the mission beach park & bay area. It's right off the I-5 which is convenient to Old Town, the harbor & the downtown area. The hotel is an older one and doesn't look like much from the outside. However, there is a pool & spa, elevator, free breakfast & free parking. There is also an overflow parking area which is handy because by 9 p.m. the regular parking lot is full. There are restaurants, fast food places, drug store & other places within a very short driving distance down the street. We stayed on the 3rd (top) floor of the hotel far from the elevator and the room was quiet. The room was booked through tripadvisor & checkin & checkout was a breeze. Be advised that there will be a $100 hold placed on your credit card until you check out. This is the case even though you have prepaid for the room. The hold was removed within a day or so after leaving. As for the room, it was comfortable and the AC was cold. It was very hot in San Diego during our stay in August so the AC was just right. The room did have a mildew musty smell coming from the AC when we first arrived. This is a common occurence in San Diego when you are that close to the ocean. It disappeared & we did not notice it during the rest of our stay (4 nights). Breakfast was good but the area is cramped early in the morning. We generally did not eat until about 8:30-9 a.m. so it was less crowded. The room is overpriced but for San Diego it was a great bargain considering the free parking & free breakfast were included. Overall, it was a good stay & we would stay there again. less
Katie F, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Mission Bay, responded to this review
Good afternoon Charlotte,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! We agree that our location is awesome for checking out all that San Diego has to offer. It makes it convenient to be located near the freeway and near local restaurants and a drugstore. The free parking, free breakfast and free internet are also things that make our property great without those added hidden fees!
We definitely appreciate that you were able to recognize the proximity to the ocean and the issue with the air conditioning. This has been something that we constantly struggle to combat, but as you said, the odor does not linger and is gone before you know it!
We most certainly look forward to your next visit. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns while booking your next stay!
Have a wonderful day,