Rate based on Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

2 stars
View map of 1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
11 reviews
temporary stay while house is remodeled

I have been staying here the last few days the place is clean fridge and microwave is a big plus!... See full review

  • Arthur C.
  • Dec 29, 2014
very family friendly

The Howard Johnson Express was a nice place to stay it was clean too. The big bed made the room... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Dec 1, 2007
Take the family to this Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle off Interstate 8 near San Diego International Airport, University of San Diego and San Diego Convention Center. Spend an exciting day at SeaWorld San Diego, or explore Balboa Park with museums and the famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. Drive just three minutes to historic sites, museums, fiestas and restaurants in Old Town San Diego. Find family-friendly dining at many restaurants within three miles of this lodging. Wake up to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and stay up to date with the complimentary newspaper and wireless Internet access. The friendly 24-hour front desk staff can help plan an exciting day. Relax in our outdoor pool and spa, stay productive in the business center, and enjoy guest laundry and on-site ATM. Comfortable guest rooms include pillow-top bedding, microwave, refrigerator and TV with HBO. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult at this smoke-free lodging.

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Hotel Map

32.7587 -117.1785
Area description
Business district

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.4

36% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
chancy
Family
iowa
Apr 29, 2012

GREAT SLEEPING ROOM!

good for three older adults - BUT FAR AWAY FROM ELEVATOR and not much on breakfast.... BARE MIMIMUM BUT HAD NECESSITIES. More "surfaces" for three adults to put personals on, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

C Level is great restaurant on Harbor Island. Great restaurant in Del Mar is Poisidon.......

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jeremy C.
Family
N/A
Mar 13, 2015

Great value for money

Overall stay was alright. They are in the process of upgrading all rooms but didn't have a problem in my unupgraded one. The continental breakfast is the bare minimum and wasn't happy with it at all. Only 2 cereal choices, Apple & orange juices & coffee. A few bagels, muffins, and bread for toast. Was expecting maybe eggs, bacon or sausage or at least a waffle maker. Staff is helpful and courteous, Internet is terrible and won't stay connected to devices

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arthur C.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

temporary stay while house is remodeled

I have been staying here the last few days the place is clean fridge and microwave is a big plus! free continental breakfast with delicious pastries this place is worth every penny. legitimate, clean, and cozy

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
comic fan
Couples
san Diego
Jul 29, 2014

was good for a place to lay my head

We stayed during comic con and having a free shuttle was to downtown was nice but the WiFi was hardly ever working and when it did it was super slow...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Starnightbreez
Single
San diego
Mar 11, 2014

Not worth the money!!

The maids were friendly but only one could speak English and the front staff only spoke Indian from India they also spoke English. So things that needed to be fixed didn’t get done. The water in the shower barley ran and it was very hard to wash my hair or body. It was also extremely hot or cold, there was no worm water. I had to take the ice bucket and fill it with water and pour it on my head or body to be able to rinse myself. I am diabetic so the food was of a very poor quality. It was all sugar and bread and sweet juice. The pool was dirty and the hot tub did not work. The emergency phone by the hot tub was not hooked up in case of an emergence. One night the alarm in my room started going off around 9PM and did not stop for 2 hours. They did not come to look at it for 3 days. When they finely did I had to call the fire department because on the final day it would NOT turn off at all. 3 days later the alarm had NOT been returned and I was told that the problem was only a bad battery.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Many other places to stay that are better

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SmithJ
Single
Texas
Jun 29, 2013

Staying at Howard Johnson's

I had a good experience at this hotel. The room was clean and quiet. Anything I asked for, they were happy to supply. No problems at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you need transportation from this hotel, use Green Ride at RideGreenRide.com. Excellent service. Much better than a taxi service.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Cazz
Business
Vista, CA
Apr 27, 2013

Needs management

Positives: one staff member, room size, comfortable bed Negatives: bed spread, outside is absolutely filthy, elevator out of order, microwave not working, lot of noise through the ceiling

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
OC Visitor to San Diego
Orange County, CA
Oct 26, 2012

If it had not rained

My room had problems after a some rain fell thru the night. The next morning my room and the room next door both had the bathroom sinks backup and finally overflow. The carpet under the sink never dried up during my stay. The staff could not over me another room becayse the cliamed there were no more non-smoking rooms available. Also, one morning I had a "DO NOT DISTURB" on my door because housekeeping comes by to early. When I left for the day, I took off the sign. Yet, I came back later in the day, the room had not been made up. When I called the front desk , housekeeping left for the day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Love AE
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 25, 2012

It was okay

The staff was rude. The room had a smell. However for the price and location , I guess it was okay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Illinois
Jun 27, 2010

Not So Good

This hotel was terrible. We checked in to find our ceiling leaking in two different places. The door wasn't hung right, so who knows what could have walked in! We tried calling the desk, but the phone didn't work. The plug had been pulled off the phone cord. They gave us another room. There were kids playing in the pool and kids playing football in the parking lot way too late at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

You can get to Fashion Valley Mall without having to get on the freeway

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
molivo
Family
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 26, 2009

Not so great : (

This was just a short beach vacation. The location was okay, but other than that the hotel was unimpressive. We probably will not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

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