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This is a 2 star hotel in San Diego
411 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - BEST WESTERN Seven Seas
Close to highway, good rates, free shuttle to airport and attractions
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport/attraction shuttle, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and attractions
  • The hotel was found to provide good value and budget-friendly rates
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their well-equipped and comfortable rooms
  • Some reviewers reported small rooms and musty smells in their rooms
  • Noise disturbances were reported in some rooms
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jun 20, 2013
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 Good
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).

The Bad
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. 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. 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.

Guest Reviews

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72.61 USD - 0.00 USD BEST WESTERN Seven Seas
Out of 237 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.4 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 5
No. of guest comments: 5
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #6 out of 237 hotels in San Diego ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"very comfortable/housekeeper, friendly she kept room very clean. thank you."
Rosalie from Santa Fe, NM US rated BEST WESTERN Seven Seas 8 out of 10 on September 21, 2013
Pierre from Poitiers, FR rated BEST WESTERN Seven Seas 9 out of 10 on May 06, 2006
"I always stay at your hotel on an annual basis. I go with three of my friends to watch a San Diego Chargers game. The tram that takes us to the stadium is only a few minutes away, very convenient."
Manuel from Santa Barbara, CA US rated BEST WESTERN Seven Seas 8 out of 10 on October 30, 2005
"This hotel has just about the nicest housekeeping staff I've met lately. They were very helpful and did a great job in keeping the room looking spiffy. The beds were the most comfortable yet! Wonderful place to stay and convenient to everything. Thank you."
Diane from Lake Elsinore, CA US rated BEST WESTERN Seven Seas 9 out of 10 on November 22, 2003
Gail from Pacifica, CA US rated BEST WESTERN Seven Seas 9 out of 10 on November 14, 2003


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  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Porters
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Billiards
  • Ballroom
  • Exhibit Space
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
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Monday Closing Time 24:00
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Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
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Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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