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Hotel Iris

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Compton, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay I so many hotels but u could say this is the cleanest and the bed is so soft and the reception it's the best. The hotel room decorations are nice and they recently remodeled the rooms so you get wat you pay for

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was so used to the old typical layout of days inn, best western hotels. I'm glad this hotel had a great use of modern decor. I'm 21 years old and the layout is fitting with me and something I would have in my own place! My girlfriend and I were really surprised how clean the nice our room was....

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Hayward
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything was great inside the room. Especially the awesome canvas portraits on the wall. The only down side was the microwave didnt work. But overall it was a nice one night stay f9r me and my boyfriend.

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Dear Monica, We are delighted to read your kind feedback. It's wonderful to know you were pleased with your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the canvas portraits. Nonetheless, we wish everything had been perfect and we are sorry to hear your microwave was not working. Keep in mind that our staff is always available to assist...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a room there with jacuzzi tub for valentine's day checked in. Room was clean complementary robe in room. Big king size bed color full bedroom setting and. A/ c worked great even came with did player in room. Great room

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

What a wonderful Valentine's Day treat! We're really happy that we could make things extra special for this day. Our guests can't get enough of the jacuzzi tub and extra comfortable robe. Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed the room and we look forward to seeing you back again!

Marana, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the decor of the room. It's simple and chic very neutral grays with a splash of purple. The floors are great too but I found them to be a little too dirty for my liking. Walking barefoot from the shower to the bed blackened the bottoms of my feet, otherwise this place would get 5 stars from me.

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Taking the time to let us know about your visit means a great deal to us. We're so happy that you enjoyed the decor and little touches around the room. You shouldn't have to deal with a dirty floor and we hate that you had this experience. We'll be sure to let our Housekeeping staff know this. Thanks so much...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The girl working at the reception desk was very friendly. Great location as it is very close to the farmer's market and the zoo. The room was also very clean. It would have been nice if the pool/spa could stay open till a little later though.

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Dear Arthur, It is great to hear that our location was ideal for your stay and that our friendly staff made you feel welcomed. We truly appreciate the time you took to let us know about your visit and to provide a positive review of your experience. We will definitely consider your feedback regarding the operating hours of our pool/spa...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall it was good, the hotel room was very modern and the front office staff was very kind. I would probably continue to use this hotel for future trips to San Diego. They had exactly what we needed.

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit at Hotel Iris. We try our hardest to make sure our guests have excellent experiences and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much that you'd book with us again. Thanks again for your kind comments and we're excited for your next visit.

Menifee, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was cold at night even with the heater on. The heater had to be set at 80 to actual work. There was not a hair dryer in the room. No phone to call front desk or actual closet. The place is decent for one night.

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

We are thankful for you notifying us of the difficulties you had with the heater. We apologize for this inconvenience and will have maintenance inspect the unit. Despite the chilly weather, we hope you were able to get a comfortable night's rest once you got the heater working. For next time, we encourage you to let us know of any...

Rancho Cucamonga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was as advertised. Clean and you can tell they tried to make it more modern. Only complaint is long check in line. Had 2 girls at counter but only one on Computer. Need to have more check in stations.

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Heather, It is always great to have your expectations met. We are grateful for your recognition of our efforts to maintain our property and ensure we deliver a comfortable, modern look. We apologize for the longer than usual wait that you experienced checking in. We actually do have two check-in stations, but one of the front desk was a new...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice, the only thing was the room was cold it needed a heater. It also said 2 free drink never saw those either! But overall it was a nice little place. Walls are alittle to thin. It was a nice stay!

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FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Hotel Iris, responded to this review

Brian, We are happy to hear you had an overall pleasant stay with us! We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us as we find comments from our guests help us to continually improve. We will inspect your room to ensure the heat is working properly. Next time you are in the area, we encourage you to let our staff...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Iris is San Diego's newest hip and modern boutique hotel, located in Mission Valley, the heart of San Diego, and is brought to you by Lifestyle Hotels. Designed for the business or leisure traveler alike, Hotel Iris gives our guest an amazing resort experience, furnished with an outdoor pool and spa, 78 newly renovated rooms and comes equipped with the ultimate customer service experience. Hotel Iris offers advantageous access to the best of San Diego's businesses & attractions, such as the historical Old Town, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and the cultural filled museums of Balboa Park. Hotel Iris is just 6 miles from San Diego's International Airport, Lindbergh Field, and just minutes from the World Renowned Sea World. If you are looking to shop, there is the World's finest shopping mall across the street at Fashion Valley, and if you are a sports lover you will be just minutes from Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers. Our friendly staff will make you and your families feel at home. Call now, so we can see you soon!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Iris

Address: 625 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Formerly Vagabond Inn San Diego)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: $120 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Iris 2*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Hotel San Diego
San Diego Hotel Circle
Hotel Style:
#75 Family Hotel in San Diego
#76 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#90 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Make sure you confirm your reservations over the phone before showing up. They don't honor on-line reservations”
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