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Hotel Description

At DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle you'll be 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Old Town San Diego State Park and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from University of San Diego. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

All 219 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy balconies, MP3 docks, and sofa beds. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. You'll find nice touches like designer toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of meeting rooms and a business center. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Mission Valley hotel include SeaWorld and Balboa Park.

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$79 per night

Deluxe Two Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

King, Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, Two Queen Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Good for the night

This hotel did its job. We had a pleasant nights sleep. But nothing much else to offer. Pool area is small and no other area to relax. Hotel is a bit outdated. Hotel manager and staff were not the sincerest or friendliest. Family suite was good for the size of our family.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 26, 2017 by Alex Gomez

Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are disappointed you were not happy with your stay. It's our mission to provide every guest with a warm and unforgettable experience, and I assure you that we have taken your comments seriously and will be using them as a learning tool to prevent issues like this from happening in the future. If your travels bring you back to the area, we hope to show you that these issues don’t typically happen at the Double Tree Hotel Circle. We appreciate your candid feedback and we hope to see you in the near future!

3 out of 5

Nice Hotel for the area

Pros: The pro's about this hotel: GREAT hotel staff, very helpful and friendly. GREAT room service and maid service every night. Nice clean pool, with plent
Cons: I would give this hotel a higher rating if it wasn't for the following: Cons - No ice machine, no continental breakfast, no laundromat. No microwave.
Location: Close to SeaWorld and Old Town. Close to the beaches.
I would give this hotel a higher rating if it wasn't for the following: Cons - No ice machine, no continental breakfast, no laundromat. No microwave in our room. You have to pay every night for parking, and the parking is not very room accessible. The pro's about this hotel: GREAT hotel staff, very helpful and friendly. GREAT room service and maid service every night. Nice clean pool, with plenty of towels and a nice hot tub. Nice refrigerator in the room. Beds are fairly comfortable.

Posted by , from Salt Lake City, UT on Jul 10, 2016

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1 out of 5

veru disappointing

Stains on carpet, desk chair damaged, exterior sign not lit made it difficult to find, no parking up front for check-in, parking ramps were too narrow making it difficult to maneuver a small SUV up & down ramps, overall no where near the 4 star hotel expected.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

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1 out of 5

Nice location not well managed

Our neighbor room had party wuth a lot of noise until midninght. Management responded very slow

Posted by , from Jakarta, Indonesia on Dec 18, 2015

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3 out of 5

We accept tips!

I stay in nice hotels...exclusively. DoubleTree is typically a nice hotel, but when every "house keeping" staff feels the need to tell me the accept tips, well this annoyed me to no end! Won't be staying here again!

Posted by , from USA on Oct 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

all was fine

Pros: quiet
Cons: not applicable
Location: no idea, work visit
clean, quiet, efficient, friendly. Just what a biz traveller like me needs.

Posted by , from Denver on Sep 10, 2015

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3 out of 5

Decent hotel in close proximity to Zoo,Sea World..

The hotel was decent. The hotel staff were friendly. They had amazing cookies. The parking was way overpriced at $18/night and the parking garage was very close corners and hard to maneuver a large vehicle throughout. We did not eat the breakfast because it was $15 per person. It would have been nice if included or discounted from other charges like parking that was included. It was close driving proximity to attractions, but not much of a view from location.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on Jun 1, 2015

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3 out of 5

Decent for the money

I booked the following room: King size bed, balcony, non smoking. What I received was a King size bed that was extremely uncomfortable, a balcony room on the first floor (I beleive they call that a patio), which leads me to the last of my complaints was the "Non Smoking" part, since my room was on the first floor facing the parking lot with parking just outside my "balcony", it was impossible to leave the door open for any period of time due to the vehicles backing up to the railing and random people deciding that our railing looked like a suitable place to have a cigarette. Oh, did I mention that the room was musty smelling the entire time and we were not granted another room when asked (because what we purchased through the online service was not available). The hotel was fairly centraly located, but I would have preferred to have been closer to a trolley stations....then that's just me. All in all, not the worst place that I've stayed in in San Diego, just be careful with what you ask for.

Posted by , from Fullerton, CA on Sep 13, 2013

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5 out of 5

I love the bed and enjoy the spa =-)

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, pool, jacizzi
I really recommend this hotel, because they made you feel welcome and it really worth every cent you spend there. the bed and the jacuzzi were 2 of my favorite thing while my stay

Posted by , from Salinas on Sep 13, 2012

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4 out of 5

Pretty Nice but would stay somewhere else~

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: bathroom yucky
THe room was nice and smaller than what I thought. It was clean except the tub filled/clog up (which is yucky) when you took a shower. They had little bugs in the bathroom (silverfish) that were like roaches. The bathroom doorknob had duct tape on it (bizarre). For the money I would choose another stay somewhere else. There is an awesome breakfast hang out a few blocks next store that I rate HIGH! Its called Albie's!! Loved the food and people at the eating place.

Posted by , from Dallas, Texas on Feb 8, 2012

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About the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle

Location 1515 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108

Property Features

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle. Parking is available for a fee. This Art Deco San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 219 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Built in 1967
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (10 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (2.5 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle offers 219 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

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 starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 22.00 per night (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Circle San Diego
  • DoubleTree Hilton Circle
  • DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Circle
  • DoubleTree Hilton San Diego Circle
  • DoubleTree Hilton San Diego Hotel Circle
  • DoubleTree Hotel Circle San Diego
  • Hilton Hotel Circle San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Hotel Circle
  • San Diego Circle
  • San Diego Circle Hotel

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.