Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

1631 Hotel Circle South, I-8 to Taylor Street ExitSan Diego92108USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle offers straightforward budget accommodation just off Interstate 8 about four miles north of downtown. Boasting free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking, this hotel is just 15 minutes’ drive from southern California beaches like Mission Beach.

Traditionally-decorated rooms each feature an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, cable TV with free HBO channels, fridge, ironing facilities, microwave, air-conditioning, free newspaper and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Amenities comprise an on-site ATM, 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool with hot-tub, business center and a launderette. Kids can stay free.

A complimentary continental breakfast is included and there are several dining options located within five minutes’ drive.

Smoke-free Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle is roughly one mile from Fashion Valley shopping mall and about ten minutes’ drive from San Diego International Airport plus downtown for Petco Park – home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.


1631 Hotel Circle South, I-8 to Taylor Street Exit, San Diego, 92108, USA
Telephone: +1(619)2937792 | Fax: +1(619)2985321 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Upbeat about customer service

Many reviewers expressed positive opinions about the customer service at this hotel. Staff were often described as obliging, friendly and professional. Guests usually experienced a swift check-in.

Clean, comfy and affordable

Guests liked the smoke-free rooms, which were reportedly well-equipped with fridges and microwaves, although a few critics said they were rather small. Many travelers said that considering the usually affordable rates, they found the rooms to be clean and comfortable enough for a shorter stay. Guests also appreciated perks like free parking and the free breakfast, although a few guests criticized the limited choice on offer.

Convenient location off the freeway

The convenience of this hotel's location just off Interstate 8 appealed to reviewers, especially those who were driving. There was easy access to the coast, malls, area attractions, sports venues, the airport and downtown for museums, nightlife and shopping. There were also dining options a short drive away.

Negative Reviews

Mixed reports over free Wi-Fi

The free Wi-Fi access was a plus for reviewers, although sometimes there were reports that the network was prone to sluggish speeds and a spotty signal.

Maintenance and cleanliness grumbles

According to some critics, the building was a bit tired-looking and would be enhanced by further modernization to address maintenance issues such as old TVs, worn carpets, stained furniture, broken lighting, malfunctioning hairdryers and occasional interruptions to the hot water supply. Critics also took issue with cleanliness standards, reporting unsatisfactorily cleaned bathrooms at times. It was also claimed by some reviewers that pest control measures were ineffective.

Too noisy for some

Reviewers generally found this hotel to be fairly quiet. However, occasional traffic noise or sounds from neighboring rooms proved to be nuisance for light sleepers.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1943 reviews across the web
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5.7 out of 10 based on 1943 reviews