Rated 2 out of 5 by Linda1976 Very Disappointed
I had stayed here in Jan 2013 and it was a better stay than this one - Oct 2013. Since we checked in the ice machine on our floor has not worked even though each day we were told someone would be "right up" to fix it. The ice bucket was never cleaned, water dumped or new plastic bag given. Had to ask for cups on 2 occasions. Had to call to have room cleaned when it had not been done by 4pm on one day. The vent in the bathroom has never worked. The parking card key was "unreadable" on 3 different days requiring the desk to be buzzed to let me in. On one day, the desk did not answer for over 5 minutes of my waiting. All these things individually would be a nuisance but taken all together made our stay here not a good stay. I would not recommend this Sheraton and am now hesitant to stay at any Sheraton venue.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLL525 Exceptional Staff/Newly Renovated
I stayed at this propery March 2013 and must say it was nice to see the property has been renovated and nicely done. The staff at this property are exceptionally guest focused. They go out of their way to ensure every guests' needs are met. The one thing I do miss though, is the shuttle service. This Hotel had shuttle service from/to airport and shuttle service for the surrounding area. That feature is one of the reasons I always stayed at this propery in the past. It was a disappointment, to learn, that the shuttle service has been abandoned.
March 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ghyutgfv1 The fifth Floor
I didn't know why I was placed on the fifth floor with the dogs. Why wasn't I asked if I wanted to have a room where pets can stay. When I checked out I asked the employee behind the counter was my floor for pets to stay and he said yes. I would have never stayed at your hotel knowing this and I do not understand why this wasn't explained to me when I booked the room. Very unhappy guest!
November 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by sonicharry89 Need improvements
Good: The room is good with comfortable beds, also the location is good for those who drive around. The breakfast for the club-level is ok as well.
Bad: Noise is big problem for the room facing the highway.
The most disappointed: As a club-level access customer, i should have the free wifi in the club lounge, but it's stil charged on my bill for couple time, since i call the customer service who recognize the issue and promise to call me back, no one actually contact me to explain this later. It shouldnt happened to a hotel like Sheraton.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aussiebird09 Great Hotel
We travel to San Diego for a weekend away from LA a couple of times a year. We stayed at this hotel last year and again this past weekend post renovation. What a great job on the design and execution of the improvements. The room was terrific, very comfortable and great facilities - big screen TV, coffee maker and refrigerator. Also loved the new club room - we spent time just enjoying sitting with a cup of coffee it was so pleasant. The staff were very pleasant both at the reception desk and club room. Would definitely stay there again.
January 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ThirdStrike Only Whe I have To
Only one elevator. the other one was broken
the working elevator was broken on 12/26/12 in the am
room was beautiful but restroom should have been remodeled wne they did the room
Jacuzzi tub is inoperable
coffee/espresso machine water resivoir was empty my wife went to fill it and it was filthy
club room was beautiful. Selection left a lot to be desired
I had a lot of luggae- no bell service
Club lounge did not have any water or soft drinks after 10 am
Woke up on 12/28 to find my heater is not working
Shower faucets did not work properly
January 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Arielle20 The only good thing was the location
When we got to the hotel, there's only one staff in the front and had to wait for half an hour to check in. As soon as we got to our room, I had to call the front dsk back to let her know that the room was not clean. There were tissue paper on the floor and the floor looks like that it wasn't even vacuumed at all. To make it worse, we have to call housekeeping twice to ask for towels because there was only one set of towel in the room. We even had to use the service elevator to get into our floor because one out of the two elevators was not working. This is by far the worst Shreaton that we have stayed in. We like to check in at Sheraton because we are expecting the best like all the other Sheratons that we have been to. I'm greatly disappointed overall.
January 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ptravels Disappointing Refurbishment and No Starwood Recognition
Decided to try this hotel again based on the reviews and refurbishment. Elite status got a room across from the ice machine (reservation specifically requested no), and when I asked to change, was only given a choice of there or directly across from the elevator. The refurbished furnishings are nice and the room is nicely updated, but the sink was cracked, a bulb was out in the bathroom fixture and the tub was rusty. The wait at the front desk was very long, not due to a long line, but due to the fact that the front desk staff was constantly taking phone calls, leaving guests standing there, whether in the middle of a transaction, or not. I didn't find the front desk up to the courtesy level of the other Starwood hotels I frequent, but maybe they were just busy...
July 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tom13 O.K.
Used points for my 1-night stay. Hotel only has 2 elevators for 9 floors - consistently took a while to get one on the way down from the 8th floor.
At night, there was a noticeable sound, maybe an air conditioner outside of my room (cliff side). I don't know if staying on the I-8 side would have been better.
Right on the other side of the I-8 is a shopping center with a Target, Corner Bakery, Chipotle, Trader Joe's. If I had to stay more than a few nights in the area, and had to keep costs down, this would be a good choice.
May 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by me01 old and acts that way
The high point was the desk staff after that it went downhill. Not sure why I was given a handicapped room, I never asked for one and the hotel certainly wasn't at capacity. Right near elevator, smell to room. Too few outlets, had to unplug devices to use computer and charge cell phone. I truly could not understand a word the waiter/bartender was saying when I ate at the restaurant. $14.00 per day for parking...REALLY!!! The lot was overgrown with weeds, if I were you I'd be thankful someone was staying there. Lobby was nice.
May 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by shutter075 New Beds Needed
I have stayed at this hotel previously and all went well... not this time. After cancelling a reservation at a non SPG hotel, I was only able to book a room with 2 beds, a king size bed was not available. The room was clean, except for the dark stains on the carpet near the window. But the bed was absolutely terrible, I felt like I was sleeping on a bed in a travel trailer from 1950, it had no cushion at all and kept me tossing and turning both nights. As reported by others, there are only 2 elevators and operate very slowly.
May 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kandamora Stay a Disappointment
My husband and I had always had an excellent experience at Sheraton, this one in particular. However, this time our stay was disappointing. The heater did not work all night and it never got warm. We took a cold shower. The HVAC technician came by and explained it was due to the boiler system and had not reached our floor. The elevator took forever to get to our floor and then stopped at every floor on the way down without being prompted. In addition, television did not have On Demand Movies. All in all, disappointing.
December 23, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by BillTG disinterested staff
The check in was slow and tortuous; the staff were disinterested and frequently took phone calls which slowed the process; they were unconcerned about the low strength wifi signal in my room (one actually said "what would you suggest?"); they refused late checkout (though the chamber maid said I could stay til 2pm); they overcharged me twice for items bought from the lobby shop. In short this is a hotel coasting on the fact that it is well placed and popular so it doesnt need to provide good customer service.
August 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roy2000 Met Expectations
This hotel is located closed to the heart of Mission Valley shopping mall surrounded by reputable restaurants and other establishments. Facilities and rooms are clean and their staffs are genuinely friendly and courteous. They recognized SPG members and offers perks without you asking for it. I wish they pay more attention to room details such as having adequate electrical outlets easily accessible for electronic gadgets and laptops. Sometimes, it requires more than 1 phone call for guest service to respond.
October 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moore13 Cleanliness Not an Ammenity
I had to contact guest services daily. Had to call for everything from coffee cups, bed linen, to restroom cleaning. Contacted front desk with specific request to have room cleaned after returning to room at 3:30 and room was still a mess. Housekeeping showed up cleaned the room and finished in 15 minutes. Sheets unchanged and restroom not clean. Contact front desk again asking for clean sheets and restroom to be cleaned and upon return found sheets laid on the bed and bathroom still a mess. Manager (Meghan)
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PSRDon Coffeeot
Ike the coffee pot on the desk not in the cupboard . It would be a
Ot easier to use.
November 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by John666 I'm very disappointed
Check in was not good. Teresa did not have the correct info on her screen. I had an email guaranteeing a room on the Club Floor. She did not have that. So she put us in 508, really? The handicap room? We moved to 222 and found the bathroom too small (phone booth) with zero counter space. The room itself was very small.
I found it difficult to find the electrical outlets. Black plugs on black furniture.
The employee who brought our new room key knew nothing about the Go Green policy. "That's not my department." Think cross-training. If you really want people to "go green" give them $5 off the room rate each night, not your stupid voucher for $5.
We did use the Go Green placard but did ask for new coffee service and towels. We got the towels, the coffee service was in a bag but no more cups, and the trash never got emptied.
This is an old hotel that has tried valiantly to upgrade but is lacking. Only 2 elevators for a 14 story hotel?
Oh....$9.99 a day for Wi-Fi? Kidding!
Here's a plus....we were allowed to park in the registration parking spot w/o having to move to the lot. Thank you. Also, the girl on the Club Floor breakfast room was very good and so was the food.
November 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Hotel is a total mess....
Just stayed from August 6th-12th at room 511:
1.- Had to change room because of cigar odor
2.- 5th floor is falling apart, all door are dirty.. my room had at least 15 stains in the wall which I cleaned with just a wet towel. Carpet full of dirt.
3.- Found used tissues inside the bed sheets and tooth paste residuals in the sink.
4.- Presented my complain to the front desk (which had papers on the floor all over inside the desk) and no change happened at all. A/C did not work the last night we stayed
August 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by FBY7 Hotel needs a little work
The hotel staff was very helpful, professional and friendly. There was only one working elevator for the entire length of my weeklong stay. With long lines and stopping at every floor, the stairwell was the only feasible means of getting to and from my room. This was an inconvenience to any stay. Beyond that, the bed was hard and top mattress hung over the box frame due to the headboard taking up several inches at the head of the mattress. There was also a heavy feather bed on the top of the bed .
December 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by loffer Perfect for business
I have been staying here for quite a few month s now on my business travel. I did experiment with the other hotels in the area and have found this to be best option.
Incredibly friendly staff, conveniently located, and cheap parking.
October 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by stevena More follow though needed
Staff was very cordial but no follow up. Took four days of requests for safe to be reset. Burnt out bathroom lightbulb left on counter and not replaced. Toilet paper holder not working. Out all day and rooms not made up at 4 when we got back. Front desk said rooms could be done after 7. When we left out 7 let the front desk know we were gone and there was a DND sign on one of our rooms. Message was never transferred. Acted like it was a big deal.
Room with DND not made up.
July 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KB901 Nice Hotel but bad restaurant
The front desk staff was very nice and friendly the room was comfortable but the houskeeping was not so good, the bath tub was kind of dirty and they olnly stocked decaf coffee. The most dissapointing part of the stay was the breakfast. They were out of most of the items and it was VERY dirty. There was food in the butter and flies crawling all over the little bit of fruit they had. I had to dig through 4 coffee cups before I found a clean one and then there was no coffee. The lady staff member was kind of rude when I asked her for coffee and she never brought it to me or refilled the pot that was out. There were several staff members standing over in the corner but they did not care about the food or the customers, they just wanted to make sure they got their vouchers. One of the worst breakfast's I have ever had at a hotel.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sanmatfran some concern
The air condition unit was out, yet the thermometer in the room let you beleive that it is on! (showed 69 degrees) I felt hot Friday morning and thought that maybe something wrong with me! I travel with a protable Thermom/hygrom. and it showed 79F thats when I realized it is the AC! I called the front desk and they confirmed the main unit to be defective! I was a little dissapointed when no one offered anything for the inconvinience! I think some points would be in place?
May 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KimS Would NOT recommend
Our experience was less than unsatisfactory and unpleasant. The majority of the staff that we interacted with were not very professional or friendly, and I don't know if its their computer systems or something, but everything took much, much longer than it needed to. The room did not match the room description online, and the only response I got was "Hm, we'll need to change that online." Not a pleasant experience at the hotel, will not even consider going back.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grammie53 Great Weekend!!!
We spent one night for Mother's Day weekend...Zariah greeted us with the biggest smile, warmth and was so accomodating! Check-in was fast and fun...I truly felt spoiled and special. We stayed in one of the suites and it was FABULOUS! We had not been at this site in a few years. The re-model is amazing, the breakfast was better than any we have had and the location is so close to all our favorite places to visit in San Diego.
Look forward to visiting again!!!
May 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by johny73 Poor
Broken sliding window in one of the bedrooms
Very poor quality of food at the breakfast buffet.
Extremely poor service for breakfast.
October 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tisha30 The reservations department provided wrong info
I selected this hotel because I read positive reviews. However, I did not have a positive stay. When I made my reservations, I was told that my stay included free parking & free breakfast at the gov't rate. When I checked in, I confirmed that information with the front desk staff as well. The next day, I went down to the eating lounge & found out after the fact that breakfast was not included & I ended up paying a high price. As i was paying, 2 other families came in for the free breakfast & were disappointed when they found out that there was no free breakfast because they too, were misinformed. The plug outlet in my room was not properly screwed in the wall & it sparked when I plugged in my phone charger. No mini fridge in room for the water I brought with me & the smoke detector went off at 530am in my room for no reason.
August 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cattiva Deferred maintenance
Door lock was broken and got locked out room. Air conditioning to the entire hotel was broken. Guests should have been advised of this upon check in. Ceiling was painted with several different colors of paint....really you can't paint the entire ceiling in the room after an obvious water leak. Windows were very dirty - you could hardly see out of them. Power to hotel went out 5 times while I was there- was afraid of being stuck in the rickety elevators.
August 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by IIoveSF Outstanding staff, great remodel
Upon checkin the front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful. There was a problem with the room and when I called down they changed our room right away. Breakfast in the resturant was fine, staff very friendly. The other days we had breakfast in the Club Lounge and it was just as good as the resturant if not better and the gal who worked in the Club Lounge was great. She even remembered us the next day and asked how our following day had been. Upon checkout the general manager David asked about our stay. I told him about the first room we had and that we had to change rooms. He was very interested in why and went above and beyond to make up for the problem. Everyone could not have been more friendly or helpful. We will be back again! It would be hard to find a more friendly staff overall! Thank you and kuddos to your entire staff!
February 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MFamily4 Served its Purpose Well
My family and I were in San Diego to visit a family friend and visit the Zoo and some other attractions. We chose the hotel for its proximity to the zoo and ease of access to other areas. We appreciated the easy access off of the 8 as well as the very short trip to the zoo. The hotel was nice and the staff was willing and ready to help each time we had a request. The one issue we had, along with other guest was the long waiting time for the elevators!
July 31, 2012