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Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have expectation for this 3-star when booked it but after check-in found out it doesn't deserve these stars. The hotel is old and not very well cared, the hallways are dirty and the rooms outdated and dirty. No restaurants in the area only the hotel restaurant. I will not return.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Well where do I begin ? Lets start with the parking garage . Filthy awful. Elevator horrible torn up and filthy. Hallway to our room scary and filthy . View was god awful ( am pm and Jack in Box ( don't go there either ) In a bad area but seemed pretty safe since it is near. police station...

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1Thank Sherrill H
Las Vegas
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We used Priceline Express deals to book a hotel in the Chula Vista area, and this is what we got. It's not in a great neighborhood; certainly not one where you would feel safe taking a walk in the evening. The furniture, carpet, and phones in the room look like they're from the 80's. The dining room staff didn't seem...

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2Thank VegasMoose
Claremore, OK
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel through Price Line and got a great deal. I'm not terribly picky about hotels. My requirements are clean and safe. Check in was easy. Because I am a choice member I got a goodie bag with a bottle of water & some Miss Vickie's chips. I'm only a member because I called to confirm my reservation...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We arrived a few minutes early and the nice lady at the front desk told us to come back in about an hour and that we would be upgraded. Upon returning an hour later, we were greeted with a goody bag and had been given an "upgraded" room with a view of the Coronado Bridge. Check in was super easy...

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2Thank Brian S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Best thing about this hotel is its close proximity to I-5, but the noise also accompanies it. The price is right for a location near San Diego, only a few miles/minutes to the zoo, museums, local attractions, etc. Hotel has a bar and restaurant, which is convenient, but not the greatest. Jack in the Box is within walking distance and...

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

For several years, my husband and I have stayed at this hotel to visit a family member who lives close by. There are many pros of staying this hotel and some cons but I believe the pros far outweigh the cons. The Pros: 1. The price is very reasonable for San Diego area. Downtown is 15 minutes away by car....

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1Thank Ellen D
San Luis Obispo, California, Usa
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I had to attend my Annual two-week Training at the Navy base in San Diego. I chose this hotel because it is very close to the 28th street exit and gate I only stayed one night at the Clarion hotel. The parking was included but did not have security to patrol the parking lot. They did have surveillance cameras, no...

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Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Fortunately we were only there for one night. My first impression was awful! The lobby looked messy but I had to admit that the lady who helped us with the check in was very nice. We went up to our floor and when elevator doors opened we weren't sure if we were in the attic or manteinance room, the walls...

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1Thank Pilar P
Orange County
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We had free hotel points and trip advisor said this place had excellent reviews so we tried it out. First impressions are huge! There are signs everywhere regarding security and when we pull up, the security guy is smoking in the parking lot. No baggage guys to greet you or anything. We walk through what appears to be the back...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clarion Hotel(R) National City San Diego South is located near all the best attractions in San Diego. Navy Base San Diego, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Downtown Gaslamp District, Convention Center, Petco Park and San Diego Airport are only 10 minutes away. Entertainment venues, restaurants and shopping centers are nearby. Tijuana, Mexico is just a short 15 minute drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South

Address: 700 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Clarion Hotel South Bay)
Region: United States > California > National City
Price Range: RM312 - RM659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn National City
National City Holiday Inn
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“Avoid this place.”
 of 5 bubbles nancydW7661TV, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room that is closet to the top floor so you don't smell the smoke from the smoking rooms. YUCK!!”
 of 5 bubbles jocelynhernandez32, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“West facing rooms will offer the best views, but may be noisy from the AC units on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Burculian, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“8th floor great view”
 of 5 bubbles 619deedee, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the bridge have an amazing sunset”
 of 5 bubbles BrianS854, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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