The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!
The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay/ Sea World Area is located is just seven miles from the San Diego International Airport, 2 miles from San Diego's famous Mission Bay and Aquatic Park, and less than three miles from SeaWorld San Diego.
Our location, close to nearly eve...see morery major San Diego attraction, makes the La Quinta stand out among other San Diego hotels. We are centrally located near the world famous San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, Historic Old Town and Legoland California. The Gaslamp Quarter hosts world class shopping and fine dining. For all you sports fans, Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers, are just a trolley ride away.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego/ Sea World Area invites you to experience the refreshing escape of San Diego's unique style and enjoy the sights and sounds of San Diego's bustling metropolis, eclectic scenery, and peaceful sound of the Pacific Ocean.
Our San Diego Sea World area hotel's newly renovated guestrooms are decorated to match the tranquil ocean and make you feel like you're at the beach. Each hotel room has been decked with luxury bedding and linens that remind you how close you are to the Pacific Ocean, designer furnishings and a warm and welcoming feel that brings in the sun and breeze in and carries you closer to the comfort and feel of Sunny San Diego Beaches. By providing an unsurpassed degree of service not seen in other San Diego hotels, we are dedicated to ensuring our hotel guests the utmost level of comfort to both the business and leisure traveler.
As a hotel guest at the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego/ Sea World Area, treat yourself to the many San Diego attractions during your time away from home. Enjoy a bike ride around Mission Bay or Pacific Beach, capture the sun at area beaches, or just relax in your tranquil guest room. If you're looking for the perfect getaway to relax and have some fun, this is one beach themed hotel that keeps you coming back for more, again and again. For an intimate setting, enjoy a complimentary Hot Extended Continental Breakfast each morning in the casual ambiance of our breakfast area. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh Danishes, fruit, cereal, and so much more.
Relax in our outdoor pool. If you're anxious for an invigorating workout, we are just around the corner from a full service fitness facility. Our San Diego Sea World area hotel features 87 guestrooms with your choice of King or two Queen Bed accommodations. All of our rooms feature a 32 LCD television with cable channels, with complimentary high speed internet access, private voicemail, hair dryer, coffee and tea services, and iron and ironing boards. Best of all, every of the hotel's guest rooms comes with a microwave and refrigerator. The choice is easy... La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego/ Sea World Area hotel is ready for you to relax and unwind. All you need to do is show up!see less
Amenities & Services
Free Bright Side Breakfast
Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
Free Local Calls
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
Hot and cold cereal
Bread and muffins
All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
Biscuits and Gravy
15,000 La Quinta Returns points for a free night stay.
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Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Free high-speed Internet access
Microwave in all rooms
Refrigerator in all rooms
Premium Cable Channels
Iron with Ironing Board
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Most Recent Reviews:
"Great Place to Stay - Close to Mission Bay and Airport"
Reviewed Sep 17, 2014
MNSNOWBIRD1377 | Virginia
Great Place to Stay - Close to Mission Bay and Airport. This was a great find for the price. I travel a lot for business and pleasure and would differently stay there again. Hotel was close airport (i had a 7 am flight) and very clean. The staff was friendly, parking is a little tight (i had a larger car).
The hotel has a good location and price for what it offers. Your within 2 miles of the ocean and there are plenty of businesses to cater to your needs. For about $100 night it is a good value. Hotel is clean, offers a good breakfast, room has variety of TV for downtown.
This will be a winded review so have a seat.
This review is for a stay during Nov 2013 for our anniversary. Yes, it's true, they overbooked our suite! I even called them 12 hrs before our eventual check in time to make sure our room would be ready. They told me that our room was ready and waiting for us. So after a long but exciting day in SD, we arrived at this hotel at 5:00pm.
The front desk guy, Jerry, curtly greeted me. I should have sensed something was wrong right then. Too tired to let it bother me, I eventually get my keys only to enter a VERY small standard king bed room. "Whoa...sorry babe, they gave us the wrong room." That's right, Jerry didn't even tell me that my suite was unavailable. He checked me in like nothing was wrong. So I call downstairs 2x with no answer. So I grab my LQ member and reservation info, head back down, exit the elevator to catch eye contact with Jerry just to have him turn around and go inside the back office. Wth? Did he think I was going to magically go away? So I waited for what seemed like an eternity (prob only about 3 min....I was getting angry at this point.) before I rang the bell. When he showed up, did he acknowledge the mistake? Nope. So I explain and he immediately tells me that all the suites are booked. "Then why didn't you tell me when I was checking in?? Is it your procedure to overbook even your suites and then NOT tell the person checking into said suite that it's been overbooked??". He starts fiddling with the computer, turns the monitor so I can see and says "See, I have no suite available...". What?? How is that an answer to my question??
By now I'm starting to realize that I was speaking to either a complete moron or somebody with zero customer service training and no common courtesy. Mind you that not one single apology of any kind was given up to this point. I tell him I want to speak to the manager and of course he's only around in the mornings. I told him the king room was too small so he switched me to a two queen room which was an average sized LQ 2 queen room. Their standard king is really small for an LQ. As I'm taking the keys I told him to please have the manager get a hold of me when he got in. I went upstairs, looked up the owners email on the site and politely explained my disappointment with Jerry's handling of my situation.
The next morning I was greeted by a much nicer guy at the desk and when I asked for the manager after I gave a quick explanation, this front desk guy told me that HE himself as well as the owner Mr Patel, was sorry for what happened. Finally....an apology!
Now the property itself is in good condition for an old place. Looked recently renovated. Rooms are nicely decorated with blues instead of usual brown colors. As mentioned the standard kings are small (small for an LQ...it used to be a holiday inn express.) but the 2 queens are nice. I have no idea about their suites though.
It's located by the 5 on one side and a mcdonalds drive thru speaker on the other, so light sleepers take your pick. The small king was on the fwy side and the queens on the speaker side but that may not be their only layout. Maybe other reviews will provide more info. The noise with the windows closed was not noticeable for us.
This rectangular hotel is located on a small uneven hill surrounded by other commercial buildings. The entrance is located on the east side of the building near the southern end. The east side is a level higher than the west. The parking is part open and part under the hotel on the east side and entirely under the hotel on the west. It's on the NE corner of Garnet Ave (East/west) and Mission Bay Dr (N/S), but not directly at the corner. There's a 76 at the corner with the LQ diagonally behind it. Just north of the 76 is the mcdonalds and then a muffler shop. To the east of the 76 is a vacant retail shop and then a south bound 5 fwy on ramp. In between the vacant building and 5 on ramp, there's a very small uphill drive way for the hotel. This entrance is not marked with any signage, so as soon as you pass the freeway entrance, immediately slow for a right turn.
But most of you guys will either be comin up or down Mission Bay from the 5 fwy. And since Garnet Ave has a concrete median, you can't turn left going eastbound. So you have to enter from Damon Ave which sorta "Y" splits off of Mission Bay Dr right in front of McDonalds. You can make a left onto Damon coming southbound on Mission (5 south). So after the muffler shop, there's a used car lot and then the entrance on the right. Go all the way up the driveway until you come up to the hotel on your left. You will see the underground parking but don't park yet. Continue until you go around the hotel to the entrance on the east side! Success! This driveway is not very well lit so don't freak out if coming after dark.
Very close to Sea World and Pacific Beach/Crystal pier as well as being only about 10-15 min away from a lot of SD sites. This is the best part of this LQ if you have a car. 10 min to downtown, to Balboa Park, to la Jolla and 15 min to Midway.
Too bad about Jerry and over booking.
BelfastBT8 | Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I stayed here for one week. We got a very large room with a large bathroom. Both were very clean which is always needed. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was ideal for our sort of holiday. One machine was broken in the fitness suite. Didn't use pool area but looked fine.
After checking quickly in the hotel and all of its normal stuff like nice room and helpfulness of staff the hotel is very nice, The bad part of it all is the getting to and from the hotel. The directions were not correct, the street signs were not either. It was not very good or easy to find, extremely hard to find.
San Diego, CA
Local Time: 5:29 PM (Pacific)
Local Temperature: 73.1°F 5-day Forecast
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