Ratings based on 19 Guest Reviews

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3.8 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
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4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A traveler from Phoenix, AZ

Like a studio apartment in the heart of San Diego

Posted Jul 6, 2015
This hotel for the bill for me. Clean, comfy, and safe. Nice pool and spa area too. Lots of shopping and restaurants just down the street, making it very convenient too. Also right by the interstate, making travelling easy for an out of towner like me enjoying a little beach getaway.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A traveler from California

Nice hotel and friendly staff

Posted Jul 2, 2015
Pros: See above.
Cons: See above.
Location: Close to a lot of shopping and restaurants. The hotel was about 15 minutes from the beach which was very convenient.
The hotel was clean. I liked that they offered a continental breakfast. I liked the fact that the internet was free, The staff were friendly and helpful when I had questions or even just passing by. One thing that would of helped was the room had a two burner stove in it but no pans to cook with.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A traveler from Sullivan, Mo


Posted Apr 22, 2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: N/A
Location: Location was great for me since my only destination was Miramar.
I was very impressed and completely satisfied with this hotel. Guest services very nice, housekeeping and maintenance amazing, beautiful hotel. I felt safe with the locked gates they have and even though the parking lot was full, it was very quiet, I slept great.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A traveler

nice but

Posted Apr 19, 2015
it's a nice hotel but many people rent rooms as a place to live.... so you have smells from people cooking etc... but not too bad.
1 out of 5
by A traveler from Yuma, AZ

Not no, but hell no!!!

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Pros: Garden area was ok
Cons: Yes, nearly all aspects.
Location: Location is in questionable area.
Booked a room with two beds for 3 people. showed up, they didn't have one. Offered a room with a roll-away. Went and looked at the room...One star would be too many. Asked for a refund...they couldn't do it then, had to wait until the next day. Office staff was VERY slow and unprofessional. Would just bas soon sleep in the car.
4 out of 5
by Jack2frendi from Atlanta, GA, USA

Best deal for budget travelers

Posted Feb 21, 2013
Though it is a 2 star hotel, room was clean and staff was very warm and friendly. Our room also had a microwave and a small fridge. Housekeeping was fine. It has the perfect location to go anywhere in San Diego. Beaches were just a short distance away. Balboa park is nearby. One thing I really liked about this hotel is its landscaped grounds. It has beautiful tropical plants and flowers which make you feel close to nature. I didn't like the breakfast much. It included baked goods, coffee, cereals. Fruits were not fresh. Swimming pool was good though it was chipped at some areas. It would be great if the hotel folks renovate the outdoor pool. Don't expect any 5 star treatments. It is a very basic hotel. Would recommend it to budget travelers.
2 out of 5
by travelnfriends

Good place for budget minded

Posted Jan 12, 2013
California Suites hotel is good for budget travelers. I had stayed with two friends for 5 nights. We got the best price possible. Our room was ok with lot of space to walk around. Bed was comfortable and the closet had built in shelves which were useful. Microwave and refrigerator saved us a bit of money. But there were no dishes in the kitchen. Continental breakfast was simple and sufficient. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The landscaped garden was pretty but not very clean. We found lots of discarded butts in the garden. It is good motel for budget minded. There are several good restaurants and tourist attractions nearby. The location is convenient, the best you can get at such low room rates.
5 out of 5
by Mark23 from Los angeles, CA

Green and spacious place but breakfast disappointing

Posted Oct 12, 2012
Pros: large swimming pool, all attractions are nearby the hotel
Cons: Poor breakfast
My wife and I stayed at California Suites Hotel on our honeymoon trip. What impressed us the most was the cleanliness of the hotel. Hotel is not pricey but it meets the mark on cleanliness. Our room was good and well furnished. Bedsheets and pillows were clean. We got fresh towels daily. My wife especially loved the well-maintained lush courtyard which had meandering pathways. It was beautiful. My wife and I used to stroll through spacious lawns with pleasing flowers, plants and greenery all around. Swimming pool was large and hot tub was good. However we were not much satisfied with the breakfast. Coffee and the tea were the only items on breakfast list which I can say were good. The hotel is conveniently located, close to the freeway and some of the beaches. San Diego's key attractions were close by too. I think what made our stay at this hotel was the friendly nature and hospitality of the staff. They were really nice people.
5 out of 5
by PhilD from Atlanta, GA, USA

Good budget hotel with nice staff

Posted Aug 23, 2012
Pros: Close restaurants, large swimming pool, lots of attractions are nearby the hotel, free parking
Cons: No free Internet
We are a family of five people. Our budget was very limited so we stayed at California Suites Hotel. It didn't have any lavish amenities that some 5 star hotels provide. However it worked good for us. It is a very clean hotel with a large clean swimming pool. The staff at the hotel were some of the friendly and sweetest people I have met. Room was not spacious but the lush, green surroundings made up for it. We always woke up to beautiful plants, flowers and birds. However, continental breakfast is best avoided and bed was not very comfortable. Rather we used to go to restaurants which were in walking distance. Lots of attractions such as (Balboa Park, Old Town, Sea World) were nearby to the hotel. There was a bus stop nearby that made it easy for us to commute. If you are on a shoe-string budget, it is a good choice.
4 out of 5
by A traveler from Citrus, CA, USA

More than just a budget hotel

Posted Jun 29, 2012
Pros: free parking
Cons: No free Internet
I reached San Diego with a very tight budget this summer. I chose California Suites Hotel for accommodation as it suited my budget. But, I am glad to admit that it is more than just a budget hotel and offers you more than what you call value for the money. Located in absolute serenity amid lush gardens, tropical plants and flowers, its very close to San Diego beaches, zoo, Sea World, Belmont Park, Gaslamp Quarter etc. It not only makes San Diego lodging affordable but also cuts down your commuting costs thanks to its central location. Though the room appeared outdated, cleanliness and room service made up for it.