I spent three nights at the Seven Seas in early October. My room, and the bed especially, were comfortable...I slept like a log each night. I ate in the on-site restaurant when I first arrived - I didn't have a car and had just flown in from Las Vegas, so with the added incentive of the discount coupon given to me at check-in, using the restaurant just next door was a no brainer. I was greeted warmly in the restaurant by a man who I took to be the manager/owner, who was charming and eager to please. I have to say that the food was good and plentiful, and reasonably priced. The only downside was the presence of a family of four who occupied a corner table. The mother in particular was very loud, and at one point announced to the restaurant in general that she had been drinking since 7:30 that morning (by this time it was around 8:30pm)...and I'm afraid it showed!
You will hear some noise from other rooms, but to me that wasn't a big deal, and almost inevitable. I tried carefully not to make noise myself when I checked out at 5am to catch my early flight, but apologies to anyone I may have disturbed at stupid o'clock!
I didn't use any of the facilities such as the pool, gym or hot tub, but they all looked clean and well maintained. The vending machines were reasonably priced. The whole look of the hotel is pleasant, with winding paths and palm trees, with the backdrop of a large hill behind.
The location is good. Like I said, I didn't have a car, but used Uber to get me to wherever I wanted to be. Nowhere seemed to be that far away, so fares were cheap. I think the longest journey I made was from the Hotel Del Coronado back to the Seven Seas, which cost me around $17 for the 17 minute journey.
I only have a couple of minor gripes, that didn't affect my stay, but it would be nice if they could be addressed:
- I think I recall reading other reviews that mentioned the strange odour in reception. I'm not sure what it was, but it's not very welcoming when your first port of call at the hotel is the reception desk. It doesn't create a great first impression, and leads you to wonder what the rest of the place may be like (it's fine, by the way!)
- I don't know if the same is true in all rooms, but in mine the TV remote had been replaced with the generic kind that I've seen in a couple of other hotel rooms before. I assume this is due to the actual remotes for the TV having been stolen, or to prevent their theft. The only problem is that these remotes only control on/off, volume, and allow you to step consecutively through the channels. This is fine, but means there is no way of pulling up a list of channels to see TV schedules, instead to have to just go from channel to channel until you find something you want to watch! Again, just a minor annoyance, and not something that would stop me from staying there again.
Overall, I enjoyed the few days I spent at the Seven Seas, and in the beautiful city of San Diego. I would have no problem staying there again. less
bw7seasMGR, Manager at Best Western Seven Seas, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your nice review and kind comments regarding your recent experience at the Best Western Seven Seas. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review and for being our guest. Guest satisfaction is extremely important to us and to read that you had an excellent experience at our hotel from our amazing staff to the outstanding food and well- maintained grounds, is a huge compliment. We will be sure to share your comments with the proper departments. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Seven Seas the next time you are in San Diego.