Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area  2 stars

1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108  show mapSave
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Overview

Recently renovated, Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Sea World Area Hotel is located in the heart of Mission Valley in Hotel Circle and only few minutes away from the San Diego airport.

This two star property offer 80 tastefully decorated guestrooms with air conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.

A complimentary continental breakfast is offered each morning at the lobby.

Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and Spa.

San Diego international airport – 3.5km away from hotel.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   38.

City Center San Diego - 2.4 mi
Airports San Diego International Airport (SAN) - 1.9 mi, General A. L. Rodriguez Intl (TIJ) - 19.3 mi
Train Stations Coaster Old Town Station - 1.3 mi, San Diego Old Town Transportation Center - 1.3 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft

Rooms

Rooms are tastefully decorated and all equipped with quality amenities, including air conditioning, heating, cable television with over 70 channels, high speed internet access, in room safe, dual line telephones with data port and free local calls under 30 minutes, iron and ironing board, microwaves tea and coffee maker, hairdryer.

Room types: standard one king bed room, two queen beds room and suite.

Children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Dining options

Hotel has breakfast room and offer deluxe complimentary continental breakfast.

Breakfast include a wide variety of fresh fruits, pastries, cereal, muffins, juices, milk, coffee and “make your own Belgian waffles”.

The hotel Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area serves a continental breakfast for free. 

Work

High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Leisure

Recreation amenities include spa tub, hydro massage Jacuzzi and an outdoor swimming pool where guest can relax and enjoy sunny San Diego.

Additional features

24-hour front desk, elevator, safety deposit box at front desk, free USA newspaper, snack machine, ice machine, surveillance cameras, outdoor pool and spa, laundry facility, digital in-room safe, electronic key lock system, baby crib (based on availability), free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bidet
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Rooms are tastefully decorated and all equipped with quality amenities, including air conditioning, heating, cable television with over 70 channels, high speed internet access, in room safe, dual line telephones with data port and free local calls under 30 minutes, iron and ironing board, microwaves tea and coffee maker, hairdryer.

Room types: standard one king bed room, two queen beds room and suite.

Children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Standard King Room
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Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard King Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

Room with casual interior offers a King size bed, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. The room is non-smoking.

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    Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

    Room with casual interior offers a King size bed, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. Smoking permitted.

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      Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
      Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

      Room with casual interior offers a Queen size bed, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. The room is non-smoking.

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        Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
        Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
        Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

        Room with casual interior offers a Queen size bed, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. Smoking permitted.

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          Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
          Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
          Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
          Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

          Room with casual interior offers two Queen size beds, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. The room is non-smoking.

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            Standard Queen Room
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            Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
            Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
            Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
            Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

            Room with casual interior offers two Queen size beds, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. Smoking permitted.

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              Standard Queen Room
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              Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
              Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
              Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Standard Queen Room
              Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

              Room with casual interior offers three Queen size beds, work desk, TV-cabinet, private bathroom with modern conveniences. The room is non-smoking.

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                Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                Presidio park - 1.4km
                Old town San Diego state park - 1.7km
                University of San Diego - 1.8km
                Marine corps recruit depot – 3km
                San Diego zoo - 3.8km
                Starlight bowl - 3.9km
                Old globe theatre - 3.9km
                Museum of man - 3.9km

                San Diego museum of art – 4km
                Mingei international museum – 4km
                Spanish village art centre - 4.1km
                Spreckels organ pavilion - 4.1km
                Museum of photographic sciences - 4.1km
                Balboa park - 4.4km

                Tourist attractions
                • Trimmer's
                  1.1 mi
                • Old Town Trolley Tours
                  1.2 mi
                Popular areas
                Train stations
                • San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
                  1.2 mi
                • Coaster Old Town Station
                  1.2 mi
                Amusement
                • Speed World San Diego Amsmnt
                  1.2 mi
                Stadiums
                • Torero Stadium
                  5000 ft
                • Jenny Craig Pavilion
                  5000 ft
                Museums
                • Junipero Serra Museum
                  5000 ft
                • Bonny Rochester Folk Art
                  5000 ft
                • Historical Shrine Foundation
                  5000 ft
                • Casa del Rey Moro Museum
                  1.1 mi
                • Guise Gallery
                  1.1 mi
                • Institute For Arts Education
                  1.1 mi
                • San Diego Museum Council
                  1.4 mi
                Parks
                • Old Town State Park Hdqrs
                  1.1 mi
                • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
                  1.2 mi
                Universities, Institutes
                • Education America University
                  4000 ft
                • 4300 ft
                • University of San Diego
                  1.0 mi
                • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
                  1.0 mi
                • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
                  1.0 mi
                • Central Texas College
                  1.3 mi
                Medical care and Hospitals
                • Parent AS Partners Assoc
                  3300 ft
                • Univ Of Ca San Diego Med Ctr
                  4300 ft
                • San Diego Hospice
                  5000 ft
                • Scripps Mercy Hospital
                  1.1 mi
                Military facilities
                Casinos
                • Venture Catalyst Inc
                  1.1 mi

                Local Attractions

                • Spreckels Park
                  4.6 mi
                  Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
                • Coronado Municipal Beach
                  5.8 mi
                  Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
                • Windansea Beach
                  7.8 mi
                  6800 Neptune Place, San Diego
                • San Diego Mormon Temple
                  8.0 mi
                  7474 Charmant Drive, San Diego
                • La Jolla Shores
                  8.1 mi
                  8200 Camino del Oro, San Diego
                Getting there.

                Amtrak train station – 1.6km.

                Hazard centre trolley station – 2.8km.

                Mission Valley centre trolley station – 3.3km.

                The preferred airport for hotel is San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 3.5km.

                Directions from San Diego international airport:

                Take a left at Harbor Drive, then turn left on Grape Street, follow the sign to freeway 5 North and exit Freeway 8 east and exit on Hotel circle, then turn left.

                Getting around.

                Free guest parking is available on-site.

                Complimentary airport shuttle from or to the hotel is offered.

                Also hotel providing scheduled transportation to the cruise ship terminal (at a nominal fee).

                Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Diego Seaworld Area

                Average guest rating

                6.0
                out of 10
                Good
                Based on 44 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                6.9
                Rooms
                6.9
                Service
                4.6
                Value
                5.9
                Dining
                7.8

                Individual guest reviews

                • Couple

                  our request for top floor and extra towels were honored, no questions asked... *NOTE: *no hotel in hotel circle has honored that!* everyone was so friendly...

                  the deadbolt on the door was broken and there was a gap so the door didnt close correctly... it could use some updating... free breakfast was a little lame...

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Couple

                  hostel on rly bad position, bad smell of room... etcccc

                  • Average rating
                    3.8
                • Group of friends

                  It was close to everything we wanted to visit, the price for the room was good and our stay was pleasent.

                  Needed more food places with in walking dist. From hotel 95% of the food places willing to deliver were Pizza and they wanted a $2.99-5.99 delivery charge with a $15.00 min. Order.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Family with children

                  I was not impressed with the hotel, would not stay there again. The property was not maintained. Did not look anything like it did on the online pictures online. The service was horrible room was not ready.

                  • Average rating
                    5.4
                • Single

                  The picture on internet show sometime diferent is not expensive but sorry i don't like it no drinking water

                  • Average rating
                    3.8
                • Group of friends

                  Central location

                  Elevator was dirty & smelly Room was small & crowded Furnishings uninspiring Breakfast room lacked places to sit for more than a few

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Family with children

                  Location & value.

                  Room service,very bad smell of room,breakfast time & service & small room for many people. It was my first & willbe my last time in this hotel, no matter what!

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Group of friends

                  It was more reasonable and close to the beach even though you had to drive.

                  The hotel could stand to be updated. The curtains were filthy and the water came out of the tub when you showered. The shower curtain was worthless. Had to call for clean towels.

                  • Average rating
                    4.2
                • Family with children

                  Its location

                  The door did not close fully, so the noise from the fwy kept me up all nite!!!

                  • Average rating
                    3.4
                • Family with children

                  Only the location!

                  Stay in this, or any other HJ, if there is NO OTHER option. This room would have been overpriced at $30, let alone $134! The room was dirty, the property was dirty. The whole place gave us the creeps!

                  • Average rating
                    4.2
                • Group of friends

                  quiet

                  the air didnt work correctly. it got to a reading of 63 but wasnt cold as expected and was very HUMID. We asked for towels and never got them. they sent someone from the desk but no one ever came. There wernt any shower towels in the room when we arrived. when we finally went to the desk and got towels they gave us 2. They never said we will look into the problems. just said OK.

                  • Average rating
                    4.2
                • Family with children

                  It was in a good central area...that's about it..

                  That hotel was the worst hotel my family has ever stayed in, that place needs some serious remodeling and up grades..I definitely do not suggest his hotel to anyone

                  • Average rating
                    2.4
                • Family with children

                  lost my Iphone4s in breakfast just in 10 mins

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Family with children

                  ****Worst excuse for a hotel****. I hated this hotel. I checked in the staff was polite. But once I entered the room I nearly passed out. Room smelled and carpet was filthy there was definately no room for anything other than basically people. No space for bags or suitcases at all. Wife neary began crying at the possibility of having to stay there. The room was so bad I had to leave this hotel and find a more sutible one. I am working on getting my refund for this disgusting place they call a hotel. What ever you do dont book this hotel it is the worst. It is basically only suitible for one night stands if that..... In and out!!!!!!

                  As you can read above I hated everything except the staff. She was very polite other than that. I will definately not recommend this hotel to anyone not even my worst enemy. Hj needs to look in to scraping this hotel and rebuilding a more luxary or at least more suitable hotel. When I hear howard johnson from here on out I will not accept and will move to next hotel before staying here ever again! Or any howard johnson hotel period!!!!!!

                  • Average rating
                    4.2
                • Family with children

                  The hotel was absolutely disgusting. The rooms smelled like mould and there was actually fungus growing out of the carpets in our room. When we discussed this with the General Manager of the hotel I was told that I should have inspected the room and noticed the fungus and if I didn't like it to check out of the hotel. Absolutely the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Not even a one star.

                  • Average rating
                    2.4
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