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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stay here often and always have great service and stay. This property is tucked away but has easy access to freeways and San Diego Trolley. There is a bit of a trail by the property that is great if you are bringing your pet.

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Escondido, California
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I chose this hotel from high rated reviews I read. This was my Thanksgiving treat (for myself, solo trip, just to relax and unwind…) and this 2 nights/3 days trip to this hotel did not fit for my purpose. Hotel itself is nice, quiet from crowds and city, and very easy access to freeway (interstate 5). If you plan to... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Best Western is a great hotel for those who prefer to be somewhere between San Diego and Tijuana. Nice location not to far from the trolley line that can take you into San Diego or down to the border. The facility over all is clean and the staff are courteous. The hotel is quiet except for on the weekends... More 

Thank nfreeman801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good staff who were very helpful when we needed info on San Diego or needed a plaster (band aid). Hotel is not far from the trolley line, has a small pool, gym and guest laundry. There's a diner/bar close by where there is a 15% discount for hotel guests. Would recommend.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located in National City just off the highway in a somewhat industrial area of town. Nevertheless the property is new and maintained very well. Check-in was very efficient and took less than 5 minutes. I was given a room on the ground floor near the back of the building - very convenient as there is a side... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights with family, had a 2 double bed suite! the room was spacious with ample space for 3 people to move around easily! the bathroom was modern with marble tiles and big enough to move around also! the beds were comfy, clean and the room smelled clean! how it should be! the property does have a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very large room that was nice and clean. The restaurant next door had a band on Friday night that we were told about. They were supposed to stop at 10:30, but it was more like 10:45. Luckily no kids and we weren't overly tired so we just stayed up until the music stopped. If you have kids or... More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Spacious and clean hotel. Came with a fridge and a microwave. Very friendly and informative staff. Staff told us best places to eat. In an industrial area. The marina aspect should not be included in the advertisement of the hotel. There are no marina views and the marina is a minimum of 15 minute walk from the hotel. When u... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hotel looks nice as you enter, but that is where the nice part ends. Upon check in was told the hotel was sold out, so they were putting my family with a young child in a room facing the bar that had a loud concert going on and they would be playing music until 10:30 pm. No choice to move... More 

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Jeff M, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel, responded to this review

October 27, 2016 Dear LBJ66, We sincerely apologize for your experience at our property and we appreciate you providing us with feedback. We take great pride in being one of the top hotels in the San Diego area, and we want to personally apologize that your recent stay did not reflect this. Upon check-in, our front desk staff did inform... More 

Chicago, United States
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I highly recommend this hotel. The rates are reasonable & the hotel has a good lobby experience and the rooms are just as good. I've been in hotels where you have a good lobby presentation but the rooms are old & run down. It's clean too! Their restaurant has excellent food & the prices are medium range but ample. We've... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel

Address: 800 Bay Marina Drive, National City, CA 91950
Region: United States > California > National City
Price Range: $133 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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“Ask for the room with view. I had absolutely zero view, whatsoever....it was horrib”
 of 5 bubbles Kudoku_11, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the back of the hotel, upper floors, if you are a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles coolspot18, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“away from parking lot if on a weekend!”
 of 5 bubbles SABNC, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here unless you enjoy a concert level music in your room until late at night.”
 of 5 bubbles LBJ66, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles jayce153, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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