Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks


Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation


Reflex massage


Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle is a 2-star deluxe hotel offering a comfortable accommodation within easy reach of San Diego Convention Center, Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The hotel was opened in 1900, renovated in 2008 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

Located in a historic area with a stadium, restaurants and a zoo, guests will see why Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle is admired by many tourists. San Diego city center is 4 km away.

The venue is notable for the ideal location within a 5-minute drive to San Diego International airport.


At Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, guests are offered rooms with a private safe, Wi-Fi, satellite television, a dressing room and coffee/tea makers. For more comfort a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning.


Guests can avail of a cash machine, a safe deposit box and free self parking as well as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   80.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108

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City Center
  • San Diego
    3.8 km
Train Stations
  • Coaster Old Town Station
    2.1 km
  • San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
    2.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Trimmer's1.7 km
  • Old Town Trolley Tours1.9 km

Popular areas

  • Hillcrest San Diego1.5 km
  • Old Town Area1.6 km

Train stations

  • San Diego Old Town Transportation Center2.0 km
  • Coaster Old Town Station2.0 km


  • Jenny Craig Pavilion1.5 km
  • Torero Stadium1.5 km


  • Junipero Serra Museum1.4 km
  • Bonny Rochester Folk Art1.5 km
  • Historical Shrine Foundation1.5 km
  • American Presidents Museum1.5 km
  • Casa del Rey Moro Museum1.7 km
  • Guise Gallery1.8 km
  • Institute For Arts Education1.9 km


  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park1.8 km
  • Old Town State Park Hdqrs1.8 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park1.9 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Education America University1.2 km
  • Ucsd Neuro Surgery1.4 km
  • University of San Diego1.5 km
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law1.7 km
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review1.7 km

Business areas

  • Fashion Valley Mall1.4 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Parent AS Partners Assoc1.1 km
  • Univ Of Ca San Diego Med Ctr1.3 km
  • San Diego Hospice1.6 km
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital1.8 km


  • Venture Catalyst Inc1.8 km

Public parking

  • University of San Diego1.8 km

Local attractions

  • Spreckels Park7.5 km
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
  • Windansea Beach12.4 km
    6800 Neptune Place, San Diego
  • La Jolla Shores13.0 km
    8200 Camino del Oro, San Diego
  • Coronado Municipal Beach9.4 km
    Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
  • San Diego Mormon Temple12.8 km
    7474 Charmant Drive, San Diego
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:
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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 46 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    our request for top floor and extra towels were honored, no questions asked... *NOTE: *no hotel in hotel circle has honored that!* everyone was so friendly...

    the deadbolt on the door was broken and there was a gap so the door didnt close correctly... it could use some updating... free breakfast was a little lame...

  • Couple

    hostel on rly bad position, bad smell of room... etcccc

  • Group of friends

    It was close to everything we wanted to visit, the price for the room was good and our stay was pleasent.

    Needed more food places with in walking dist. From hotel 95% of the food places willing to deliver were Pizza and they wanted a $2.99-5.99 delivery charge with a $15.00 min. Order.

  • Family with children

    I was not impressed with the hotel, would not stay there again. The property was not maintained. Did not look anything like it did on the online pictures online. The service was horrible room was not ready.

  • Single

    The picture on internet show sometime diferent is not expensive but sorry i don't like it no drinking water

  • Group of friends

    Central location

    Elevator was dirty & smelly Room was small & crowded Furnishings uninspiring Breakfast room lacked places to sit for more than a few

  • Family with children

    Location & value.

    Room service,very bad smell of room,breakfast time & service & small room for many people. It was my first & willbe my last time in this hotel, no matter what!

  • Group of friends

    It was more reasonable and close to the beach even though you had to drive.

    The hotel could stand to be updated. The curtains were filthy and the water came out of the tub when you showered. The shower curtain was worthless. Had to call for clean towels.

  • Family with children

    Its location

    The door did not close fully, so the noise from the fwy kept me up all nite!!!

  • Family with children

    Only the location!

    Stay in this, or any other HJ, if there is NO OTHER option. This room would have been overpriced at $30, let alone $134! The room was dirty, the property was dirty. The whole place gave us the creeps!

  • Group of friends


    the air didnt work correctly. it got to a reading of 63 but wasnt cold as expected and was very HUMID. We asked for towels and never got them. they sent someone from the desk but no one ever came. There wernt any shower towels in the room when we arrived. when we finally went to the desk and got towels they gave us 2. They never said we will look into the problems. just said OK.

  • Family with children

    It was in a good central area...that's about it..

    That hotel was the worst hotel my family has ever stayed in, that place needs some serious remodeling and up grades..I definitely do not suggest his hotel to anyone

  • Family with children

    lost my Iphone4s in breakfast just in 10 mins

  • Family with children

    ****Worst excuse for a hotel****. I hated this hotel. I checked in the staff was polite. But once I entered the room I nearly passed out. Room smelled and carpet was filthy there was definately no room for anything other than basically people. No space for bags or suitcases at all. Wife neary began crying at the possibility of having to stay there. The room was so bad I had to leave this hotel and find a more sutible one. I am working on getting my refund for this disgusting place they call a hotel. What ever you do dont book this hotel it is the worst. It is basically only suitible for one night stands if that..... In and out!!!!!!

    As you can read above I hated everything except the staff. She was very polite other than that. I will definately not recommend this hotel to anyone not even my worst enemy. Hj needs to look in to scraping this hotel and rebuilding a more luxary or at least more suitable hotel. When I hear howard johnson from here on out I will not accept and will move to next hotel before staying here ever again! Or any howard johnson hotel period!!!!!!

  • Family with children

    The hotel was absolutely disgusting. The rooms smelled like mould and there was actually fungus growing out of the carpets in our room. When we discussed this with the General Manager of the hotel I was told that I should have inspected the room and noticed the fungus and if I didn't like it to check out of the hotel. Absolutely the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Not even a one star.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle San Diego location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    3.8 km
Train Stations
  • Coaster Old Town Station
    2.1 km
  • San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
    2.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: