Located along Interstate 8 and about an 8-minute drive from downtown San Diego, the Best Western Seven Seas is suitable for business and leisure travellers who prefer an economical hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.
This smoke-free hotel has 307 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king, one queen or two double beds, while rooms with separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also available.
The hotel's common areas are wheelchair accessible, but accessible rooms are not offered.
The hotel also offers a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs, fitness facilities, a cocktail lounge, a business centre, meeting/conference facilities, a pool table, ping pong, guest laundry, concierge services and free parking.
A free round-trip shuttle is also offered to and from the airport, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo (please contact the hotel for schedule details). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily at the Seven Seas Cafe. Room service is available. Pets are permitted for an additional $75 per stay.
San Diego Zoo is about a 10-minute drive southward, while Fashion Valley Mall can be found roughly 15 minutes away on foot. Ocean Beach is an 11-minute drive west of the hotel, and San Diego International Airport (SAN) is an 11-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $75/stay, no wheelchair-accessible rooms. (Call Date: June 16, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, value and rooms.
The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers, who described it as easy to find, easily accessible from the highway, as well as close to the airport, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Trolley, Fashion Valley Mall, restaurants and shopping.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value, and found the prices to be budget friendly, reasonable and offering great value. These reviewers also cited the free airport/attraction shuttle, free Wi-Fi and free parking as contributing to the hotel's worth.
Several lodgers complimented the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped and comfortable, with fresh decor. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with aspects of their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few negative comments about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of reviewers praised their well-equipped and comfortable rooms, some lodgers had complaints. They reported small room sizes, stained carpets, musty smells, inefficient air-conditioning units and some cleaning issues.
A few guests complained of noise disruptions. They reported traffic noise in rooms facing the highway, noisy in-room air-conditioning units and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.
Expedia.ca rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 3,304 reviews.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #164 out of 270 San Diego hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 500 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 457 reviews. The author called the hotel on June 16, 2013 to verify some information.