4.6 out of 5

"Beds are super firm and not comfortable. Otherwise an ok stay " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 16 May 2017

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Hotel Description

At Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel you'll be 3 km (1.8 mi) from Chula Vista Nature Center and 4.9 km (3.1 mi) from Chula Vista Center. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

All 173 rooms feature cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The restaurant, Goodies Bar & Grill, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and spa tub. 700 square feet (65 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star National City hotel include San Diego City College and San Diego Coronado Bridge.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$130 per night

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Beds are super firm and not comfortable. Otherwise an ok stay

Posted by on May 16, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Cons: tell people that they get 15% off when they eat at Goodies (the restaurant and bar that is near the hotel)
Location: very close to Coronado and Silver Strand beach which is beautiful
Beautiful hotel, very nice rooms. Heated outdoor pool was very nice but a little small when there were quite a few people in it whenever my girls went down to swim. The restaurant and bar were in a different building but just across the parking lot so not far. My only complaint was that the first night we were there, we went to the restaurant and spent about $60. The next evening we went without someone in our 4-person party as she was not feeling well and the waitress gave us 15% off our bill for staying in the hotel. She said you get 15% off if you are staying at the motel and no one had told us this....not the hotel when checking in nor the waitress the night before. Also, the band at the restaurant/bar was a little loud as it was outside and we could hear the pounding from our room until late. Otherwise, the hotel was wonderful

Posted by , from Nebraska on Mar 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

San Diego Vacation

Pros: The staff were great, the hotel was aesthetically pleasing and close to the highway.
Cons: It would be great if they had a complimentary breakfast service.
Location: I like that it was easy to get to any beach in the area. So many great restaurants! We're older so don't know much about the social scene
Very nice hotel! The staff were very polite, accommodating & helpful. I wish they had a complimentary breakfast service but there was a restaurant right across the parking lot & the food there was excellent. The hotel was right off the highway & easy to find. It was close to the Coronado beach which we really liked. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends visiting the area!

Posted by , from Morgantown WV on Jan 2, 2017

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4 out of 5
Very nice. Room felt clean. Got tub was awesome after a day of walking around.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel and staff!

The hotel is beautiful and the staff was very welcoming and pleasant! The lobby smelled nice due to aroma scent blowing in the lobby. Great place to stay.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel! Will stay there again

Pros: Well maintained, clean rooms, heated pool + hot tub, weight room, excellent staff
Cons: Would be nice to have a 24-hour pool like the Best Western in Palm Springs, but I understand that they want to keep the noise down.
Location: Great location, really close to San Diego and Coronado. Safe and quiet area with restaurants and shops not too far away
Everything went smoothly. Rooms were nice and clean. Really enjoyed the heated pool and hot tub.

Posted by , from Vancouver, BC on Sep 18, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Very clean and nice hotel, extremely friendly services even at 1am, will def be staying there again on our next visit to San Diego.

Posted by , from Jacksonville, Fl on Aug 30, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great hotel at a great price and perfect location.

San Diego is a beautiful city and very easy to get around if you have a rental car like we did. This hotel is located just south of the city, right off interstate 5, which is perfect. Easy into downtown San Diego, even with traffic. The hotel was clean and quiet, with an extremely friendly and helpful staff. We had just come from the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, so it was a wonderful change of pace. The pool was small, but peaceful and clean with plenty of sitting room. if you are looking for room service and such, this isn't the hotel for you. But if you're looking for a nice, friendly and clean home base while checking out San Diego (and you have a car), this is def the perfect spot.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel, close to everything with a car.

Great hotel, excellent staff. Car is required to get around. Cannot walk to anything but restaurant next door.

Posted by , from Colorado Springs on May 17, 2016

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5 out of 5

The hotel is beautiful and the staff is friendly.

Pros: I loved the décor.
Cons: It is a little pricey for the area.
Location: The location is up and coming but the freeway access is a plus and there are restaurants near as well as tourist areas to tour.
We were well received and our room was very clean and comfortable. I loved the décor throughout the hotel. The gym and pool were a big plus.

Posted by , from San Diego on Apr 18, 2016

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About the Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel

Location 800 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950

Renovations + Closures

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

The property will be renovating from 15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Spa tub

Property Features

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 700 square feet (65 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel also features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 3-star National City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 173 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 700 sq ft of conference space
  • 65 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Metro station: 24th St Trolley Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking
  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (14.4 km / 8.9 mi)

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel offers 173 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Goodies Bar & Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Due to renovations, this property's spa tub will be closed from May 15-31, 2017. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 20 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay), plus a deposit of USD 150.00 per stay

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

  • Pet deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Gateway Marina
  • Best Western Marina Gateway
  • Best Western Marina Gateway Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Marina
  • Best Western Plus Marina Gateway
  • Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel National City
  • Best Western Plus Marina Gateway National City
  • Marina Gateway Best Western
  • Marina Gateway Hotel
  • Best Western Marina Gateway Hotel National City

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.