Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego

ex. Howard Johnson Express Inn National City San Diego South

521 Roosevelt Ave, National City, CA, United States, 91950show map
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Overview

Boasting free car parking, a safety deposit box and a newspaper stand, Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego is located just 2.2 km from Naval Station San Diego. The building was renovated in 2009. Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego comprises of 65 rooms.

The hotel benefits from a convenient setting close to National City Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center. It is also situated 8 km from Balboa Park.

Welcoming guests with an outdoor seasonal pool and a sundeck, the hotel is placed next to a zoo and a stadium.

The property is conveniently situated 15 minutes' drive from San Diego International airport.

Rooms

Complimentary Wi-Fi, a fridge and a writing desk are provided in all rooms. The non-smoking rooms feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The hotel offers a delicious continental breakfast. Guests can dine at Napoleone Pizza House and Villa Manila located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego has 24-hour front desk assistance, housekeeping service and ironing service provided on-site for your comfort.

Relax

The hotel has a range of spa facilities including a wellness centre and a Jacuzzi.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   65.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Kitchen facilities

Mini-fridge

Microwave

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)6.3 mi
Train
Coaster Santa Fe Station4.5 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  25  reviews
  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    I can't think of a single thing I liked except getting away from there.

    When we checked in they had given the room we booked away to someone else, and expected 3 large adults to spend two nights in one bed.then because none of us drive and had a friend drop us off they desided they were going to charge us 100 dollar deposit. When asked why the manager got very irate and said because he can. About that time a black couple came in and he charged them a 50 dollar deposit just because of the color of their skin. And by the way he gave them the room we were supposed to have had.2 People=2 beds, 3people=1bed. We packed up and left. In all the travelling I have done in my 68 years, I have never been treated that bad. I would not let my worst enemy stay there. We never saw the room but looking at the outside I'm glad we left when we did. I have no idea how a Howard Johnsons could be that bad. All I can say is stay away.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The bed was comfortable and the room was clean

    The pool wasn't inviting and the room was dated

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff was very polite and helpful. Location is very convenient for access to base.

    Parking lot is a little hard to maneuver. Outside/location area are a bit run down and a bit questionable after dark.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel room was clean and fresh, it smelled delightful. The location was centrally located near all of festivities that I wanted to attend, Walmart and a nice mall is very close. It is also eight minutes from DeAnza beach.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Inside was very clean and upgraded. Staff was amazing friendly and professional.

    Location is not in the best place. When we Sean the name and then got there realizing where we were , we almost checked out and went to another hotel... Decided to stay because of how cleaned and upgraded the inside was and because we were tired and it was pre booked. If it was someone just comin in hey might leave and choose otherwise because of location . (Not your fault)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The only thing that was a little bit annoying is the walls are to thin you can hear from both sides if you have room that you are in between. It's not nice to hear other people business if you know what I mean. It was to obvious and I needed to get up at 4:00 am the next day.

  • 6.2
    Good

    JaQuzzi ,pool, price

    Filthy jacuzzi , manager

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location was close to shopping, base, and family. Room had frig and microwave. Room was very modern with granite counter tops, flat screen, and furnishings. The internet service connection was strong.

    The hot tub timer didn't work. Had to get out several times to restart it because the timer wouldn't stay on.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location was great. Only took minutes to get to Coronado, the zoo, and Seaworld.

    Our television was broke and it leaned to the left. There was a big gap on the bottom of the door frame, a lot of sunlight coming thru. Stain on the bed spread. No water pressure. Took awhile for my husband and I too take a shower. The first night was terrible!! At 3 am both rooms on each side of us. Doors slamming. People yelling at each other. Walking back and forth and constant slamming doors. Heard a male voice yell at another male saying " shut the f*ck up or I will make u shut up!!" Heard male talk back. Then we heard a punch. And a woman asked loudly are you ok? Needless to say my husband and I didn't sleep after 3 am and on. I was thankful my two year old wasn't disturbed by the noise. We complained about the issue to the office. They were nice about. We asked for credit or maybe a refund on the night. We stayed from Thursday thru Sunday. They told us they had to contact the Howard Johnson regional manager. They said we will get a call from the manager about it. Never received a phone call!!! We asked each day while we were there, they told us they are waiting to hear back from the manager. So when I checked out on Sunday before 11 am I asked about if the regional manager will be contacting me at all?? The front desk said he did call the front desk and told them to tell me to refund me $20.00. Seriously $20.00??? Wow!! They said well we did what we were supposed to do, we made those occupants leave the hotel. I never have left a review about anything... This was so bad I had to. I was shocked that was all that they would do for me and my husband. What ever happened to good customer service anymore???

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room was clean and the location was good

    Couldn't get WiFi and staff couldn't help

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Helpful staff when I needed transportation and my room key remade each day.

    Given a smoking room and not able to change rooms during the entire stay.

  • 6.6
    Good

    6 outlets only one worked

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It's a simple hotel, but it is very very clean and the room looks like it's new. Also I liked the kitchen (microwave/coffee/fridge) amenities, and hair dryer.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Really only used the hotel to sleep and were out otherwise. Bang for your buck in terms of location, furthest we had to drive to get anywhere we went to see was 10 minutes.

    Nothing stands out.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    front desk guy was very friendly

    horrible noise coming from the pipes in the bathroom I guess from another guest taking a shower, that woke us up twice

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Highlights
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)6.3 mi
Train
Coaster Santa Fe Station4.5 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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