Great place... IF you get the right rate
Short version: Overall, for the rate I got this place, it was a nice and comfortable stay. We were out of the room all day... left by 9 am, back around 10 pm, basically only used this room to sleep and get ready in the mornings. It is close by to all the parks and attractions we came to do.
Long version: Stayed at this place for 5 nights for our vacation. The hotel itself does look older, but everything is well maintained. The landscaping is very nice! We arrived on a sunday about 1 hour before check in, decided to see if we could check in early... no dice. Took a quick trip to the mall across the way to kill some time, came back at 4 to a line of other guests checking in/out, but the ladies working reception were quick, efficient and polite. Didn't have to wait long.
Room first impressions: SMALL, but workable. The double bed rooms come with full sized beds, not queen... that was slightly annoying, but whatever. The room did show it's age but, again, they're well maintained. The beds were comfortable enough. The place seemed fairly busy but we could not hear any outside noise in our room. The closet and sink/counter space were ample... enough for 3 over-packers to have their fair share of space. The mini fridge under the sink is a little TOO mini, enough room for a couple of beverages and 1 squished standard sized take out box.
The bathroom was small and clean... The shower head was either new or freshly cleaned, the water pressure was decent and there was always plenty of hot water. The shower curtain is just an inch shy on either side of fully closing so if you're not careful, could make a bit of a mess with the water spilling out.
Parking was awesome, the whole week we were able to find a space right in front of our room! No parking fee either, which is what swayed us to stay here instead of the days inn next door.
One day we had to print some tickets, used the computers available to guests by the front desk. Unfortunately the printer was out of ink but one of the receptionists had us email her the file we needed and had it done on her printer. Again: quick, efficient, polite.
There is an onsite restaurant and bar which we did not try. The pool was nice but we did not partake as the weather was pretty chilly. There was a hub behind our building where the ice, vending, and laundry machines were housed. Didn't use them either but nice to know they were there.
Overall, for the rate I got this place, it was a nice and comfortable stay. We were out of the room all day... left by 9 am, back around 10 pm, basically only used this room to sleep and get ready in the mornings. It is close by to all the parks and attractions we came to do. HOWEVER, when we decided to add another day to our vacation and asked the rate for the next night (friday), it had more than doubled what I had been paying for the rest of the week! At that higher price, it was not worth it for me. You could most definitely find a slightly nicer place for the same price.
If I found this hotel at the same price I paid for this trip, I would stay again. less
bw7seasMGR, Manager at Best Western Seven Seas, responded to this review
Thank you for your recent review and for being our guest. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. The proper departments have been notified and will work to make the necessary corrections. We are however, pleased to hear you enjoyed our convenient location close to all that San Diego has to offer our friendly and efficient staff as well. Hopefully we’ll welcome you back on your next vacation. Thank you!