"Pricey but worth a stay. Staff are very nice and accomodating " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in San Diego awaits you at Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton. You'll be 19.6 km (12.2 mi) from San Diego Zoo Safari Park and 26.3 km (16.3 mi) from University of California-San Diego. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a free area shuttle.

All 174 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy balconies or patios, WiFi, and wired Internet. Premium bedding and down comforters invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Asado Grill, serves seafood and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Black Horse Pub is the hotel's own gastropub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and outdoor tennis court. Business amenities include meeting rooms and a business center. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star San Diego hotel include Carmel Mountain Plaza and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Hearing)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$114 per night

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Main Building)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Main Building)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Courtyard)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

Wonderful staff, comfortable bed, filthy!

I left after 1st night because of the lack of cleanliness. Mans whisker hairs on sink, women's hairs on floor, mold in shower, dirty patio, chair covered in spiderwebs, bird poop covering patio, gnats everywhere in room. Broken, filthy hot tub. Staff was a 5 star. Bed was very comfortable. Good luck getting your bags to your room. That is next to impossible.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Quiet area and nice view

Pricey but worth a stay. Staff are very nice and accomodating

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015

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3 out of 5

Construction and no dining room.

Construction made parking a huge problem. Had to tote bags up several flights of stairs. No refrigerator/microwave/breakfast. Coffee service not replenished after 1st night. Bed was comfortable and room was clean. No onsite cafe. Breakfast buffet offered for $16 - in a meeting room away from regular rooms. Construction was main negative.

Posted by , from Anchorage,AK on Jul 5, 2015

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2 out of 5

Be careful! They will over-charge you

I booked a room through travelocity for $225. When I checked my credit card bill, the hotel charged me $275. Be careful!!! They are trying to take your advantage

Posted by on May 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very nice and friendly staff!

Had a great time last trip, therefore booked same hotel for the next trip!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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3 out of 5

Good for our softball team

This is a older hotel. More of a apartment feel to it. We booked this hotel for a 12u softball teAm and it worked just fine for that.

Posted by , from CA on Mar 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

A nice place to stay with additional parking fee

Pros: clean room, nice staff, comfort bed, close supermarket and gas station
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, Poor breakfast, poor analogue tv, no free parking, no free drinking water
Nice staffs. Nice clean room and comfortable bed. Large bathroom with 2 seperate hand washing basins. Small balcony at the upper floor. Crowed building but nice enviromment full of plants. Supermarket and gas station just cross the street. A little bit noisy due to my room being close to main traffic road. Poor analogue TV quality - no sharp images at all. A lot but narrow parking place with $10/night which I don't like. Internet extra charge. $6/bottle water from hotel :-(

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ, USA on Jun 3, 2012

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5 out of 5

Amazing hotel! Perfect staff!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, beautiful location
Super friendly staff. Awesome location. Beautiful scenery. Outstanding customer service.

Posted by on May 2, 2012

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3 out of 5

This is a nice Golf Resort - but no extras

Cons: No free Internet, no complimentary breakfast, no newspaper, no free parking, right next to the freeway
The hotel was very nice, clean and had spacious rooms. I was disappointed, however that in comparison to similarly priced hotels, it was missing some extras that make a difference. The following items were included in a very similar hotel that we stayed at the night before: hot breakfast, free parking, free internet access, an extensive assortment of toiletries, a microwave, refrigerator, newspaper each morning and plenty of towels/bathmats. All of these items were scarce or non-existent in this hotel and made us feel almost like we were on an austerity budget. It seems that everything was extra. Even the parking cost extra. That's why I say it's a nice Golf Resort, because apparently all the extras go to maintain the golf course and not to make the rooms better equipped. If you're a golfer, this might be the place for you. Otherwise, pick another hotel.

Posted by , from Poway on Jul 31, 2011

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4 out of 5

Really nice get away - kid friendly.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
This hotel fantastic; really nice. Beds are comfortable and breakfast is always a nice added bonus. It's kind of out of way of the hustle & bustle of the heavy San Diego city life where you can get some Rest & Relaxation. It's not so far out that you can still enjoy the area with great dining, movies, etc. I love it!

Posted by , from los angeles, ca on Feb 3, 2011

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About the Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton

Location 14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego, CA 92129

Property Features

Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton offers its guests an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton was completed in April 2016. This 4-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 174 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 11 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (35.7 km / 22.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton offers 174 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Asado Grill - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Black Horse Pub - Overlooking the garden, this gastropub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

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

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 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 75.00 per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

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 19.95 for adults and USD 10.95 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 5.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 5.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 13.95 per day
  • Pet deposit: USD 75.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

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

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 10 AM.
  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.